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Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) of UMASS Dartmouth

 

Purposes:

1. To establish a broad constituency to work in pursuit of feminist ideals -- social, political, and economic equality for women and men, girls and boys.

2. To study and take action on national, state, local, and campus feminist issues and concerns.

3. To provide leadership and career building opportunities for feminist students.

4. To educate the college/university community about feminist issues.

5. To enhance the feminst community on campus.

 

Principles:

1. The Feminist Majority Foundation (UMD FMLA) promotes equality between women and men and boys and girls and supports constitutional and statutory measures to gain full equality locally, statewide, nationally and globally.

2. The Feminist Majority Foundation (UMD FMLA) supports safe, legal and accessible abortion, contraception, and family planning, including Medicaid funding and access for minors.

3. The Feminist Majority Foundation (UMD FMLA) is dedicated to achieving civil rights for all people, including affirmative action programs for women and people of color.

4. The Feminist Majority Foundation (UMD FMLA) supports lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and gay rights.

5. The Feminist Majority Foundation (UMD FMLA) does not permit discrimination on the basis of sex, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, ethnicity, age, marital status, national origin, size or disability.

6. The Feminist Majority Foundation (UMD FMLA) promotes non - violence and works to eliminate violence against woman.

7. The Feminist Majority Foundation (UMD FMLA) encourages programs directed at the preservation of the environment, clear air and water, the elimination of smog, toxis and hazardous wastes, chemical and nuclear weaponry.

8.The Feminist Majority Foundation (UMD FMLA) supports workers' collective bargaining, pay equity, and the end of sweatshops.

 

Membership:

1. Any student of UMASS Dartmouth who agrees with the Feminist Majority Foundation's purposes and principles as stated above may apply for official membership in the local campus unit.  A member can apply by filling out a membership form (Membership Form for Activists) submitting it to the campus group and joining the group on SGMS.  We will strive to maintain a balence between students of all ages.  Criteria for participation in the unit include written agreement with the organization's principles, committment to participate in unit activites, and leadership/activist experience or potential.

2. The local campus unit may not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, ethnicity, or disability, and affirmatively seeks to achieve diversity among participants.

3. The campus unit shall establish a faculty advisor.

4. The campus unit shall hold at least one meeting every other week during the school year.

5. The campus unit shall make efforts to establish links with feminist individuals and organizations within the community and on campus.

Contact Information:

UMassD.FMLA@gmail.com

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