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Director's Challenge Campaign

Published: Friday, 17 Feb 2017
Author: Galena Marie Rhew Ostipow
Department: Center for Gender in Global Context

The GenCen has launched its Director's Challenge Campaign to raise funds for study abroad scholarships. We want to make global learning on gender and sexuality accessible to all of our students. Studying gender and sexuality abroad helps students think differently about themselves and the world, and prepares them to think about issues that affect all of us across different cultures and social contexts.

GenCen Co-Director for Academic Programming, Stephanie Nawyn, has launched this campaign to provide scholarships of $1,000-1,250 each to 2-3 WGS students enrolled in one of our programs:

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, & Sexual Politics in Amsterdam

Gender, Sex, and Feminism in the UK

Development and NGOs: Internships in Malawi

These programs serve as critical elements of our LGBTQ & Sexuality Studies and Women's & Gender Studies minors, they provide opportunities to apply a critical feminist lens outside of the classroom, and promote grassroots efforts to achieve gender equity in the Global South. We want students to have these experiences regardless of their economic background.

Your support will make this happen! You can find out more about this campaign and donate at the following link: amount can make a difference to these students! This challenge will run through March 31, 2017.

Please contact our office (517-353-5040 / gencen(at) if you have any questions, and we hope that you will help us spread the word about this campaign by sharing this message widely! There is a Facebook event to help serve as a reminder of the campaign ending-deadline at


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