Shades of Essence and the Black Student Union teamed up to support Hispanic Heritage Month with a “Si Se Puede” themed event Wednesday in the University Quad.
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A new University club calls for young women to love themselves for who they are, to change “girl culture,” and to challenge the way women are viewed – or objectified – by society.
University of La Verne students celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month at the Fall Fiesta hosted by the Campus Activities Board, Shades of Essence and Latino Student Forum Wednesday at Sneaky Park.
Breast cancer awareness, women empowerment and slam poetry were mixed into one event as Cendy Linares, senior communications major, teamed up with Shades of Essence for Café Power Night in the Campus Center Ballroom Tuesday.
The University of La Verne’s Shades of Essence fosters motivation and support for young girls at its Beautiful Butterflies mentoring program every Wednesday at Pomona High School.
The Lordsburg Debate Union hosted its first Freedom of Speech Day Wednesday night at the Rock, where students had the opportunity to voice their opinions on any topic of their choice.
ULV’s core values – diversity and inclusively, community and civic engagement – are upheld by the members of Shades of Essence and the Black Student Union as the women of both clubs serve as mentors at Pomona High School for The Beautiful Butterfly Network, an afterschool group for high school girls.
A surge of campus clubs based on the values of feminism are developing on campus, mirroring a national trend.
A new club on campus, Shades of Essence, is designed for female African American students at the University of La Verne.