Women's Action Commission

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Women's Action Commission Purpose and Mission Statement

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The Women's Action Commission's values are to provide gender-based empowerment and advocacy, to educate others about the oppressions faced by woman-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth people, to emphasize the intersecting identities within the diverse category of “women”, to dissect the complexities of gender identity, gender expression and sex identity, to promote spaces and services, to accessible to a range of woman-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth students, to strive for socio-economic justice for woman-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth members of all communities, to recognize and address power & privilege differentials between/amongst woman-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth communities as a way to pursue processes of allyship.
The Women's Action Commission is one of seven diversity commissions founded by the Associated Students of the University of Washington. Each commission has a mandate to put on educational programs each quarter, as well as serve as an advocate for its constituency within the student government and the administration. Over the years, WAC has put on many fun and successful programs, including our annual co-sponsorship of the ______ Monologues.
For more information please check out the Women's Action Commission Website as it is updated: http://women.asuw.org


About WAC

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The ASUW Womens Commission was formed in 1969 in response to heated political activity occurring on campus regarding gender issues. It was designed to attempt to meet the needs of female students on campus who felt discrimination, hostility, and alienation. The commission remained active politically and socially and was followed by other student commissions in later years.
In 1993-4, the annual programming budget for the Womens Commission was cut to a third of what it had been allocated in previous years. This began the three year battle with the Board of Control (BOC) in which the Womens Commission lost in the spring of 1997, resulting in permanent disassembly. Thus begins the history of the Womens Action Coalition. We have the same purpose as the original Womens Commission, however our goals change each year to reflect students needs.


Contact Information

Women's Action Commission Director: Jamilah Williams

Advisor: Phil Hunt

Office: HUB 131R

Phone: 206.543.1817

E-mail: asuwomn@u.washington.edu

Facebook: ASUW Women's Action Commission

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