Over the past year URGE’s affiliate group at Texas A&M, Feminists for Reproductive Equity & Education (FREE), has been most focused on preventing sexual assault on their campus by hosting consent workshops and working to get the school to adopt an official definition of consent. FREE (formerly called Aggies for Reproductive Justice) hosted interactive workshops that highlighted campus policy. Prior to the fall semester beginning they succeeded and Texas A&M agreed to advise it’s sexual assault policy to include an affirmative definition of consent. Read more about this great work in an article from their student paper.
Feminists for Reproductive Equity & Education (FREE Aggies) at Texas A&M College Station is an active URGE chapter at a predominately white and historically conservative institution where the nearest abortion clinic is over 60 miles away. FREE Aggies focuses on education, advocacy, and accessibility through meetings, tabling events, protests, voter registration drives, digital campaigns, and lobbying! Please follow their Instagram @freeaggies and Twitter @FREE_Aggies.
Our chapter at the University Texas A&M raised money through donations for a “free” performance of the Vagina monologues, all proceeds benefiting our Sexual Assault Resource Center and V-Day International.