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Feminist Ambassador Brigade

Feminist Ambassador Brigade (FAB) contributes to advancing gender equity for students, staff, faculty, and alumnae across identities by assisting with existing Women’s Center initiatives as well as developing their own passion-driven projects. Members of FAB are a committed cohort who serve as representatives of the Women’s Center. They are trained in the work of the Women’s Center, as well as on feminism and intersectionality, group communication, facilitation, and personal leadership development. The work of FAB will culminate in the earning of a Women’s Center certificate issued by the Director.

Learn more about FAB!

Students can join FAB at the start of each fall or spring academic semester. To learn more about FAB and meet advisors and current members, students may attend an open house at the beginning of the fall or spring semester. 

Fall 2017 Open House: Tuesday, September 12, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Drop in to tour the student study/lounge and learn about the Women’s Center and FAB, student volunteer program. Treats provided!

Ready to join? Register for training!

Students who are ready to commit to at least one semester with FAB are required to register and fully participate in a 4-hour training at the start of the semester. The fall 2017 training will be held on Friday, September 15, from 3:30 - 7:30 p.m.; register here. You do not have to attend the info session in order to participate in the training/join FAB. 

Why join FAB? 

  • Gain greater knowledge and understanding of gender equity and social justice issues
  • Find, build, and strengthen community and connection; grow with your peers in collaborative work
  • Increase your personal and professional development
  • Challenge yourself
  • Build your resume and gain valuable networking opportunities
  • Discover and strengthen leadership skills 
  • Learn about and have the opportunity to attend workshops, conferences, and special events

General Expectations of FAB members include:

  1. Commitment to the Women’s Center and Office for Equity and Diversity missions and visions
  2. Attend an initial 4-hour training for team-building and development, as well as education on the Women’s Center, the Office for Equity and Diversity, and FAB responsibilities
  3. Participate in bi-weekly, 90-minute meetings to engage as a group and build a supportive community, as well as brainstorm and develop ideas to improve/support Women’s Center programming, plan and create new initiatives, and enhance knowledge of gender equity. (6 meetings per semester w/ expectation to attend at least 5) -- FAB meetings are every other Friday, 4:00 - 5:30, in Appleby Hall
  4. Plan and lead a FAB meeting once per semester
  5. Attend at least 3 programs offered by the Women’s Center within each semester
  6. Engagement with one of two committees (or both, if desired)
    • Outreach – promotion of the Women’s Center – blogging, chalking, planning and executing classroom or resident hall presentations, tabling, and/or presence at campus events
    • Action planning – develop, plan, and execute one “equity” or “awareness-building” campus event or action per semester

If you can't commit right now but still want to get involved:

  • Contribute to the Women’s Center mission remotely as a blogger – contact Olivia Novotny at novot042@umn.edu
  • Watch our social media (like Facebook and Twitter) or drop by in person to learn about one-time volunteer opportunities, like poster-making sessions or student advisory requests 

Questions? 

Contact Bronwyn, Women’s Center Program Coordinator and FAB advisor, at women@umn.edu, 612-624-9837, or stop by 64 Appleby Hall.

 

 

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