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Take Back the Night – Marching for Equality

March 22, 2019

On the penultimate day of the 2019 Women’s Empowerment Week at the University of Pittsburgh, students took to the streets for the annual Take Back the Night march. This event has taken place at Pitt since the 1990s. Prior to the march, students participated in a sign making event where they also practiced the chants they would use once they hit the pavement. This year, the march was hosted by Asian Students Alliance, Female Empowerment Movement and Student Government Board.

Marching to reclaim the night in Oakland

Eric Macadangdang moves with other demonstrators down Forbes Avenue at Thursday’s “Take Back the Night” march.

By Emily Drzymalski, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

Roughly 30 students took their newly made signs and marched through Pitt’s campus chanting as bystanders watched and a police car followed at their side.

Intersectionality: Beyond the Buzzword

March 21, 2019

Pitt Program Council, Rainbow Alliance and Black Action Society put together an event during Women’s Week called “Intersectionality: Behind the Buzzword.” This event featured a few fun activities as well as opportunity for serious discussion. Students learned about each other’s lives and experiences — how they were affected by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and other factors — in order to help build a strong, diverse and safe community at Pitt.

Schedule preview for Women’s Empowerment Week

Leslie Jones performed at the first Women’s Empowerment Week in March 2017.

By Maureen Hartwell, Staff Writer

March 17, 2019

Hosted by the Student Government Board, WE Week 2019 begins Monday, March 18, and ends Saturday, March 23.

SGB reflects, looks ahead

Under President Max Kneis, SGB has covered major issues from medical amnesty to offering alternatives to the rising costs of textbooks. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

April 23, 2018

As Student Government Board’s incoming president last year, Max Kneis said he wanted to improve collaboration and engagement with SGB. Now as outgoing president one year later, Kneis said the number of applications for SGB positions shows how he’s achieved this. “I think we continue to have more students...

Editorial: Justin Baldoni’s feminism is too male-focused

Actor Justin Baldoni spoke at last week’s An Evening with Justin Baldoni event to headline Women’s Empowerment Week at Pitt. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 3, 2018

Students passing through the William Pitt Union last week may have noticed a sign announcing a University-sponsored talk with television actor and speaker Justin Baldoni. But unless they looked any closer, it’s unlikely anyone realized what he was invited for — Women’s Empowerment Week. Baldoni, w...

SGB reveals updated finals week policy

Board member Nihita Manem speaks about this week’s Women’s Empowerment events at Tuesday night’s SGB meeting. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Madeline Gavatorta | Staff Writer

March 28, 2018

Student Government Board announced changes to finals scheduling at Tuesday’s public meeting that the board hopes will reduce the stress of finals week. Currently, if a student is scheduled to take three exams on the same calendar day, that student can move one of those exams. But starting next year,...

Students share global empowerment stories

Lauren Kubeja (left), a junior studying civil engineering, receives a henna tattoo from Insiyah Campwala (right), a senior majoring in biology, at the Indian table during the Who Run the World? event Monday night in the William Pitt Union. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

By Zane Crowell | Staff Writer

March 27, 2018

As the doors of the William Pitt Union lower lounge opened at 8 p.m., about 150 students poured in to learn about the experiences of women in other countries. The event, Who Run the World?, was part of Pitt’s annual Women’s Empowerment Week hosted by Student Government Board. The week will see several event...

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