The weeks following spring break usually call for a fresh start.
This past Wednesday we held out SECOND ANNUAL MAN SPEAK and it went wonderfully. Man Speak is a pluralism-style, safe space to speak about what being a man and masculinity means to the male students – here at Haverford as well as beyond. A couple of years ago, the Women’s Center asked the student body to fill out a survey about the kinds of events they would like to see more of. Overwhelmingly, the students responded that they wished that more of our events were made accessible to men as well as women. As a result of that, we’ve decided to provide men with a safe space and a forum in which they could discuss what what maleness and masculinity means to them. Last year was the first time we’d done Man Speak and due to the positive feedback, we’ve decided to make it an annual event.
On Saturday afternoon – sunny, but still a bit chilly – we gathered in and in front of Founders to celebrate Women’s History Month with a Be-You-tiful Celebration. Students got to paint, sculpt, decorate gingerbread women, and enjoy other yummy refreshments. We even got a henna tattoo artist! The centerpiece was a photography exhibition “Mirror, Mirror” a display of stunning, thought-provoking photographs featuring the work of some of the BiCo’s most talented female artists. Here are some pictures!
Students checking out the photo exhibit
Decorating a poster with make-up