Learn more about the book club WAKE UP on JMUs campus, creating conversations around race and identity.Read More JMU WAKE UP: Intersections of Whiteness and Identity
Welcome to back to Newsroom! Here’s what’s happening in the world… Danica Roem at JMU: This past week, the Madison Caucus for Gender Equality hosted an event with guest speaker Danica Roem. Roem is the first transgender delegate in Virginia and she spoke about some of her experiences and how having a positive attitude is […]Read More Newsroom
This week’s post comes to you from @devilwearsgoodwill and @ElectriqLady Local News James Madison Center for Civic Engagement “Arc of Citizenship” Tour Over the weekend the JMU Center for Civic Engagement took students and members of the Harrisonburg community on their Arc of Citizenship tour. The tour allowed for all those involved to witness historical sites […]Read More Spring into ShoutOut! News
On Sunday March 23rd, an annual event called Women in Focus was held at the Court Square Theater. Each year the event focuses on women in some aspect. This year they concentrated on female caregivers such as women who care for their aging parents. Alzheimer’s disease runs in my mother’s side of the family. Both […]Read More Take Care of Our Caretakers!
Local Harrisonburg Safe Haven, The Collins Center fights to end sexual assault and its impact on the local community.Read More Local Harrisonburg Safe Haven
Have you heard of Gine around campus? Local JMU senior desexualizes the word vagina!Read More Have You Heard of “Gine”?
The other night I was sitting in the photo lab on campus, sorting negatives, when I started Speaking Up, one of NPR’s Ted Radio Hour podcast episodes. It began with the story of a queer, Bahrainian woman name Esra’a. She introduced herself to a crowd, describing her upbringing in Bahrain: “You were encouraged to be invisible, and […]Read More Where are you, in the fight for unity?
If we take an aerial view of Harrisonburg, Virginia, for example, a majority of what we see is parking lots. 84% to be exact. Naturally, the blacktop exists primarily in the populated areas most requiring transit. As Harrisonburg is a city growing bigger than its’ government can plan for, it falls victim to urban design […]Read More Leading The Way With Two Wheels
If you think sex education is an unnecessary and unimportant topic of conversation, I recommend you spend an hour in your average, smelly, pubescent-ridden middle school or watch John Oliver’s special on the issue. I recently reached out to the very cool, very reality-driven sex ed specialist Laura Leischner who works with various high schools […]Read More Sex Ed: How to be an Askable Adult, and Why It’s Vital You Do So
Imagine. A fourteen year old girl. She’s been sick for weeks. Throwing up in the bathroom at school between morning classes. Forcing food into her stomach and wearing a fake smile because she knows. She knows she’s pregnant. And she’s scared. She can’t tell her parents, she can’t tell the person who got her pregnant, […]Read More The Dangerous Reality of Crisis Pregnancy Centers