Em-URGE-ing Voices

BGSU Chapter elects new Executive Board

The Bowling Green State University URGE chapter, FORCE, has held their elections for the 2015-2016 year. We are excited to see another amazing and productive year from the new leaders. Congrats, new FORCE executive board! President – Angelo Andersky Vice President – Nicole Campos Treasurer – Paige Reinhart-Anez Affiliate Chair – Heather Paramore PR – Jess Brodersen Outreach Chair – Brit Embry and Bea Fields

BGSU Chapter Raises $3,000 for Local Shelter

The Bowling Green State University chapter, FORCE, recently hosted their annual Vagina Monologues performance on campus over Valentine’s Day weekend. With 30 cast and crew members and 300 attendees over 4 nights, FORCE was able to fundraise $3,000 for the local domestic violence shelter. For the rest of the semester, they plan on continuing to uplift campus dialogue around the It’s On Us campaign recently introduced to campus, and to fight for an on-call Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner on campus. They will also be having a screening of After Tiller on campus with URGE in order to generate petition signatures against an upcoming abortion ban in Ohio.

BGSU help Make Roe Real; Preparing for the Vagina Monologues

The Bowling Green State University chapter, FORCE, kicked off their semester with a celebration of Roe v. Wade. They made thank you cards for a local abortion clinic and made phone calls to their representatives about HR7. They are now preparing for their annual Vagina Monologues performances, where 20 cast members over 4 shows will perform Eve Ensler’s classic play.  

BGSU Chapter creating dialogue on campus

The Bowling Green State University chapter, FORCE, has had a busy semester, creating change and dialogue on campus about reproductive justice. They held discussion on issues such as cultural appropriation, popular culture and feminism, and police brutality and anti-blackness. They also held their second Gender Neutral Sex Toy party. They also held their first Consent Workshop for BGSU’s Not in Our Town Week, dedicated to ending discrimination and building community on campus, in addition to their annual Take Back the Night, where 40 people attended. In addition, they completed their annual service project, Trick or Treat for the Cocoon Shelter, where they collected four grocery carts worth of donations for the domestic violence shelter. Lastly, they held auditions for the annual Vagina Monologues performance, which will be held in February.Needless… Read more »

BGSU’s Successful Spring Semester

The BGSU chapter, FORCE, had their annual showing of the Vagina Monologues, totaling 600 tickets sold, over 3 nights, raising $4,000 for a local domestic violence shelter. FORCE also help put on an event called Universal Love, an event  about LGBTQ love and religion with five other student organizations, and over 150 people attended. In addition, they held a held a gender neutral Pure Romance party as a fundraiser, and sold over $800 in merchandise, raising $200 for the FORCE budget!

Bowling Green Creates Change on Campus

They have highlighted the effect of abortion restrictions on students through several articles and letters to the editor in their student newspaper. When an anti-choice organization set up shop on campus, they held a counter protest and education rally.