Founders of the Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Commons Honored as “Persons of the Year” Award
The Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program
Invites you to
Celebrate our Persons of the Year:
Founders of the
Gender, Sex and Sexuality Commons
May 9th at 7 p.m.
Diffley Room Bellarmine Hall
These exceptional students are the founders of The Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Commons at Fairfield University (GSSC).
The Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Commons at Fairfield University was chosen and ranked 15th in the MTVU and White House Campus Champions of Change Challenge in April 2012. The students’ work was recognized with an invitation to Washington DC, where they met the President of the United States, who congratulated them for their innovative student-led program aimed at and creating positive change.
Inspired by the Jesuit ideal of working for social justice and upholding the dignity of every human person, GSSC is a ground-breaking, activist and advocacy model for creating a safe space that is inclusive of diverse student populations on Fairfield University’s campus. As a physical space with imaginative and ethical potential, GSSC ensures peer education of our student body about wide-ranging ranging matters of tolerance and acceptance of diversity, and problematic issues surrounding hate crimes, particularly those linked to violence against women and gay, lesbian, and transgender students in a Catholic and Jesuit University. As a student organization, GSSC forges that vital link with many on-campus clubs that work towards social justice and community change.