The Women’s Center had the opportunity to brainstorm ideas, with other organizations, determined to promote the help available to those who are in need of it.
Leaders, interns and volunteers from the Women’s Center, Plan Parenthood, the Women’s Resource Center at Michigan State University, and many others listened to the wisdom Heather Booth and Chelsea Del Rio had to offer.
Heather, a veteran feminist, and Chelsea, a rising feminist, were honorary guests. The two used their in-depth experiences in promoting change to answer the questions of Lansing area organizational leaders and volunteers.
Heather refers to herself as an organizer. She has been campaigning for reform since her start up in the civil rights and women’s rights movements. Heather is the current president of Midwest Academy where she helps train social leaders.
Chelsea has made a name for herself in the reform world. Not only has she organized the longest running Women Take Back the Night event, she has also marched for her beliefs in Washington.
Heather and Chelsea dished ideas on how to promote events, thoughts, and the action needed to make changes. More importantly, the two reminded us that by working with other organizations in the area, not only will we all benefit, but more importantly we can take the cause further than if we chose to tackle it on our own.
The Women’s Center is excited to take what we’ve learned and applying it towards helping women.