Parent Organization: UNC-Chapel Hill
FSU is a progressive feminist organization that strives to be inclusive; we affirm that no form of oppression can be overcome until all aspects of racism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism are dismantled. We try to bring about change in our community through action, education, and exploration. We acknowledge intersecting identities and strive to be mindful of these intersections in all our work.
To stay updated about fsu, check out our website at www.feministstudentsunited.org.
Stay in tune through email with feminist articles, FSU event reminders and various social justice opportunities on campus by joining our listserv. Email uncfsu AT gmail (dot) com with the subject line “add me to the fsu university listserv” to be added to our general listserv, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join our facebook group, Feminist Students United, to get notified of upcoming events and actions via an up and coming social networking website.
FSU hosts numerous events on campus. In the past, we sponsored a film screening event called Chasing Intimacy: The Place of Pornography in Heterosexual Relationships. Robert Jensen (School of Journalism, University of Texas, Austin) showed “The Price of Pleasure,” a film that offers a critical examination of the heterosexual pornography industry. Jensen followed the screening with a Q&A session.
We also screened a PBS special called “The Last Abortion Clinic” and followed with a discussion about “Crisis Pregnancy Centers.” These centers offer only limited options to pregnant women, refusing to provide information on abortion services.
And recently, we co-sponsored a lecture from prison abolitionist Vikki Law on women and incarceration. Check out her book Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women.
Consciousness Raising Sessions
As a form of political activism and in tradition with feminists of the past, FSU holds a number of Consciousness Raising (c.r.) sessions throughout each semester. While c.r. is historically rooted in bringing women together to discuss how individual problems actually reflected common conditions faced by all women, FSU invites people of all genders to participate. Through c.r. sessions, we aim to get a better understanding of how women’s oppression and men’s privilege manifest in our personal lives.
Join us for our next session: TBA.
Students and community members are encouraged to join any of our meetings! Meeting times for the spring semester of 2013: Tuesdays at 8:00pm in Dey 301 or a nearby classroom!! All are welcome!