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New journal seeks submissions from campus community

Posted on February 21, 2013

A new journal that will focus on exploring the intersections of identity is seeking submissions from students, faculty, staff members and the community.

“Intersectionality: A Collection of Diverse Lived Experiences,” formerly called “In Our Own Words,” is a collaborative effort between the Women’s Center, Office of Multicultural Affairs and the LGBT Resource Center. It will provide an opportunity for the campus community to look at the world through multiple dimensions, including race, gender, sexual orientation and class status.

The deadline to submit entries is February 25. Entries can be in the form of essays, articles, poetry and short fiction. Submissions should be sent to with “Journal” in the subject line.

“Our students are complex, with multiple identities that shape their lives and experiences on campus and in the world,” said Marlene Kowalski-Braun, assistant vice provost for Student Affairs and director of the Women’s Center. “The Women’s Center enjoyed a decade of ‘In Our Own Words,’ but as we continue to collaborate with OMA and the LGBT Resource Center, it makes sense that we evolve.”

The journal will be highlighted at the annual Women’s Center EqualiTea event March 26, during Women’s History month.

Click here for more information about the journal or contact the Women’s Center at (616) 331-2748.

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