Education & Empowerment
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any" -Alice Walker
The Jane Kopas Women's Center believes that education leads to empowerment and change. We host many events during the year in raising awareness of issues of gender inequity affecting us on campus, nationally, and transnationally. Below are continuous programs we offer:
- Lunch Series
Each semester is based on a particular theme, students, staff, and faculty have the opportunity to hear from a guest speaker(s) and have a free lunch. Past lunch series themes included: women and politics, women and language, becoming an activist, feminism in my field, creating a sustainable environment, etc. Guest speakers have included members of academic affairs, student activists within our community, Scranton community members, and nationally recognized scholars and activists.
- Women's History Month
In celebration of Women's Hisstory Month, we dedicate the month of March in hosting events celebrating the work of women throughout history, and today creating change in their community.
- Essay Contest
The JKWC, with the League of Women Voters of Lackawanna County, hosts an essay contest and reception during March for middle and high school students within our county.