16 Days of Activism

November 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

As each students comes to WSU they do not often know other people or much about the school they have rightly chosen. This is where each Residence Hall’s Resident Assistant come into play. To help students develop a community the floor Resident Assistant (RA) is there to come up with programs and activities for the students to participate in. These activities are focused to help the students:

  • create new relationships
  • learn a new talent
  • discover themselves further

One such example of this that happened this week was the 16 days of activism against gender violence. This is an international campaign that has been organizing to eliminate all forms of violence against women. For this specific activity the resident males came together to show their support in taking pictures of their hands in quoting “This hand will never harm you.” This was a campus wide event with RAs organizing meeting places and providing the cameras while the residents were able to help show their support of their female friends.

The really amazing thing about this activity was how the students were able to express their creativity in how they took the pictures. This is just one example of how programs help students further express themselves in the college and adult life. A few other examples of programs include floor canoeing, decorating the halls, Halloween bash, glee parties and team video games. These are just a few examples of what the RAs put on for the residents here at WSU.

For further information on how you can support the cause as well, visit the 16 days of activism website.

Kaleb Fincher

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