Women’s Studies

Directions: Create a 13-slide minimum (15 slide maximum) PowerPoint Presentation on a community organization that focuses its efforts on women’s issues. You may choose from the optional list provided below or you may contact me if you have another organization in mind that is not already provided.

You MUST use in-text citations in each of your slides. Also, please use proper grammar and correct spelling. Upon completing your presentation, upload your PowerPoint on Blackboard and then submit it on the “Assignments” tab.

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MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE: Title Slide: Include all presenter names

First Half of Slides (i.e. Slides 1-5): Summary of its history and founding, what programs/events/etc. it currently has, and who the organization’s efforts are meant to benefit. Include graphs, statistics, media (articles, news coverage, etc.) and other supplementary information to support this part of your presentation.

Second Half of Slides (i.e. Slides 6-10): Propose a new program/event/initiative that the organization does not yet have that will help it reach more people and bridge gaps between other social issues.

Questions to consider:

What kinds of feminist issues does this organization not yet fully address?

Do this organization’s current methods seek to benefit an intersectional demographic? (Do they reach out to or help diverse groups of people who may experience more than

one type of oppression?)

Is there a way that their current goals and activism can be related to another important

feminist issue?

How can this new idea for this organization be as accessible as possible?

In what ways can this new idea help to expand this organization’s effectiveness for social

change?
1 Slide: Explain why you chose this particular organization and why it is important to you. Bibliography Slide: Include a Works Cited with proper citations of all information used. **Include at least 1-2 images per slide.

List of Optional Organizations

Anti-Violence Organizations and Resources

▪ Battered Women’s Support Services: An organization working to eliminate the

abuse of women, providing education, advocacy and support services for battered

women.
▪ Hollaback: A project that aims to end street harassment by exposing it.
▪ INCITE: Nation-wide network of radical feminists of color working to end violence

against women, gender non-conforming, and trans people of color, and our

communities.
▪ Justice Now: An organization that works to stop violence against women, including

state-sanctioned violence and incarceration, and promotes alternative responses to

interpersonal violence outside of policing and prisons.
▪ Survived and Punished: An organization that works to end the criminalization of

survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
▪ AbuseLawsuit.com: A law group that works to bring awareness to issues

surrounding child sexual abuse, and extend the information and resources they offer to victims and survivors of institutional sexual abuse.

Blogs, News, and Online Magazines

▪ Autostraddle: News, Entertainment, Opinion, Community, and Girl-On-Girl

Culture.

▪ Bitch Media: A feminist response to pop culture, run by the company that publishes

Bitch Magazine.

▪ Black Girl Dangerous: This blog seeks to amplify the voices and experiences of

queer and trans* people of color.

▪ The Body Is Not an Apology: Fosters global, radical, unapologetic self love which

translates to radical human love and action in service toward a more just, equitable

and compassionate world.

▪ Crunk Feminist Collective: A blog discussion among the hip hop generation of

feminists of color.

▪ Everyday Feminism: An intersectional feminist online magazine.

▪ Feminist Frequency: A feminist web series about pop culture.

▪ Feminist Hulk Twitter

▪ Feministing: An active online community of feminist bloggers.

▪ For Harriet: An online community for women of African ancestry.

▪ Guerilla Feminism: Seeks to facilitate feminist street activism and feminist digital

activism around the globe.

▪ Ill Doctrine: A hip hop video blog.

▪ Imagining Ourselves: An online, dynamic, multilingual exhibition sponsored by the International Museum of Women exploring the question, “What Defines Your Generation of Women?”

▪ Racialicious: Race and pop culture blog.
▪ Thoughts of an Angry Hijabi: Desi. Anti-Capitalist. Muslim Intersectional feminist

blog.

General Resources

▪ FairyGodBoss: A free resource and community of women who share advice and tips

about pay, benefits, and company culture with a focus on gender equality in the

workplace.

▪ Feminist.com: This site links visitors to activist resources.

▪ Protest.net: Lists progressive and leftist protests, meetings and conferences

worldwide.

▪ Girls Inc.: Advocates for girls’ needs nationally and locally and develops research-

based informal education programs.

▪ MANA: Dedicated to the empowerment of Latinas of all ages.

▪ The Ruckus Society: Dedicated to training and assisting environmental activists in

the use of nonviolent civil disobedience.

Health and Reproductive Justice Organizations and Resources

▪ Advocates for Youth: Youth centered organization that seeks to uplift access to

sexual health information and resources.

▪ Alternate Reproductive Justice: A collection of socially conscious news articles

related to reproductive justice.

▪ Autoimmune Disease and Pregnancy Guide: A resource with information about the

intersection of autoimmune disease and pregnancy.

▪ Guttmacher Institute: The mission of the Guttmacher Institute is to protect the

reproductive choices of people of all genders.

▪ NARAL Pro-Choice America: Mission is to preserve and improve women’s access

to legal abortion, contraceptive choice and quality reproductive care.

▪ Native American Women’s Health Resource Center: A compendium of health

programs benefiting indigenous people locally, nationally and internationally.
▪ Planned Parenthood: Delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and

information to millions of women and men worldwide.
▪ Sister Song: Women of color reproductive justice collective.
▪ Trust Black Women: Supports Black women and girls with implementing

reproductive health decisions that are personal, appropriate, accessible, and affordable.

International and Transnational Organizations

▪ Association for Women’s Rights in Development: An organization committed to

gender equality and a just and sustainable development process.

▪ Center for Women’s Global Leadership: Seeks to develop an understanding of the ways in which gender affects the exercise of power and the conduct of public policy.

▪ Global Fund for Women: Makes grants to seed, support and strengthen women’s rights groups outside the U.S.

▪ Sisterhood Is Global Institute: An organization working to empower women in the global South to define and achieve their human rights.

▪ Women’s Environment and Development Organization: International advocacy network working for justice through the empowerment of women.

▪ Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom: Works to achieve world

disarmament, full rights for women, racial and economic justice and an end to all forms of violence.

Media/Representation Projects

▪ Adbusters: An organization that tries to combat oppressive forms of the media. ▪ Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting: A media watch group that offers well-

documented criticism of media bias and censorship.
▪ The Representation Project: This project looks to film and media content in order

to break down gender stereotypes.
▪ Rookie Mag: This publication by and for teenage girls gives a feminist alternative to

traditional teen magazines.

Professional Organizations

▪ American Association of University Women: A national organization that promotes

education and equity for all women and girls.
▪ National Women’s Political Caucus: The only multipartisan national grassroots

organization dedicated to increasing the number of pro-choice women in elected and

appointed offices.
▪ National Women’s Studies Association: Supports and promotes feminist/womanist

teaching, learning, research and professional and community service.

Queer & Trans Organizations

▪ National LGBTQ Task Force: A progressive civil rights organization that has

supported grassroots organizing and advocacy since 1973.
▪ Sylvia Rivera Law Project: Works to guarantee that all people are free to self-

determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.

▪ Transgender Law Center: Changes law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.

Provided by: The Stanford Women’s Community Center

(https://wcc.stanford.edu/resources/feminist-websites-blogs-and-resources)

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