About Us

Our Mission

Since 1972, the mission of The Women’s Center has remained the same: to work towards equality of all people, to claim control over our bodies and lives, to challenge patriarchal power structures, to educate ourselves, and to support and celebrate our achievements. Additionally, The Women’s Center works intentionally to address and end the damaging impacts of an enforced gender binary. The space is open to people of all genders and identities interested in topics and issues broadly related to the experiences of women, the impacts of sexism and misogyny, and the role of gender in all of our lives; The Women’s Center particularly investigates gender at the intersections of other identities such as race, sexuality, class, and citizenship status. We are committed to intersectional feminism, fostering student leadership, and creating spaces to identify and understand societal structures that relate to issues of power, privilege, and oppression.

This Week's Featured Intern

Every week leading up to the beginning of the fall semester, we will feature an intern for the 2018-2019 year! This week's featured intern is Minerva Ciaffone, our graduate assistant! Come back every week for a new featured intern!

BasicsAlejandra Corbella King, she/hers/ella, 2020 class, American studies and Education major, interested in dance, cooking, fitness,  singing immigrant justice, intersectionality and traveling.

What was the last gift you gave yourself?
I usually treat myself with amazing food, but recently bought several pairs of workout leggings as a start a journey of fitness and treating my body with kindness. 

What is a quote/poem/lyric/phrase/mantra that has resonated with you that you come back to often?
One of my favorite quotes of all time is "they thought, they could bury us, they didn't know we were seeds" when thinking about the immigrant movement and intersectionality. Sometimes, we might feel helpless or not strong enough, but we are just preparing to become a beautiful flower. We are so much stronger than we think!!

What passions have you developed since your time at Tufts? 
Coming to Tufts has helped me develop a passion for dancing and crafts. I love the crafts center and all the materials that help me find a forum of expression. 

What are you most excited for this year at the Women’s Center?
I am very excited to become an intern because of the beautiful people that I have met in the center and the opportunity to meet new people while committing to intersectional work at the center. 

2017-2018 Logo

Students Michelle Delk & Mar Freeman worked with K. Martinez to design a new logo for AY 2017-0818 which is a graphical rendering of The Women’s Center current building on 55 Talbot Ave. Throughout K.’s interview process and during their first few months at Tufts, students resoundingly stated that they felt like The Women’s Center was a “home” for them. Therefore, the logo reflects our intentions to create a home away from home for our community, and it further helps identify our space on the campus.