FFC Day at the Diversity Symposium is an annual event. In addition to bringing together current FFC@CSU members, this event is intended to share ways to change the culture at CSU and invite more involvement from people across campus. Check out this year’s lineup, as well as highlights from previous years! 

October 14, 2019

FFC Day Kickoff: Feminist Fight Club at CSU and Why We Need To Do Things 

9:00 am – LSC Ballroom D
Presenter: Cori Wong, Assistant Vice President for Gender Equity
What good is talking about culture change if the culture doesn’t actually change? CSU was the first institution of higher education to collaborate with the Feminist Fight Club, and the effort has significantly grown and expanded in the two years since our official launch. As with most bold experiments that utilize imperfect tools, the FFC@CSU encountered challenges and learned many lessons along the way. Moving forward, we can still do things differently.  

FFC Networking/Meet-and-Greet 
10:00 am – LSC Ballroom 
Curious about the Feminist Fight Club at CSU, or just wish you had more time to get to know who else is in the FFC@CSU? Stay for conversation, connection, and community immediately following the morning address. There will be an appreciation station to write notes of gratitude to people across campus, and FFC@CSU members will host informal, small table talks on a variety of topics about the FFC. This is an opportunity to casually ask questions, share feedback, or just hang out with other members outside of monthly meetings. 

FFC Day Breakout Sessions 
11:00 am to 3:20 pm – LSC 
Join FFC members for breakout sessions throughout the day! 

Session 1: 11:00 am to 11:50 am

  • Leaders Influencing Culture Change: Why I Joined the FFC@CSU
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    Presenters: Brit Heiring and Josh Alvarez

Session 2: 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm

  • Looking for More Direct Support? Learn about FFC@CSU Pods
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    Presenters: John Henderson and Jamie Moyer
  • Beyond Meetings: Many Ways to Engage with the FFC@CSU
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    Presenter: Bailey Cross and Allis Werkmeister
  • Toward a More Gender Inclusive Community: Ways to Support and Advocate for Trans and Non-Binary People
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    Presenters: Mallory Almengual, Grace Peterson, Shelby Tuthill, Eva Urbina 

Session 3: 1:30 pm to 2:20 pm

  • What About Men and Masculinity? We have a Space for That! Introducing FFC:MASC
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    Presenters: Jake Aglietti and Bryan Lamb
  • “Fight Moves” and Strategies for Giving and Receiving Feedback 
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    Presenters: Jan Pierce and Emily Ambrose 
  • “Fight Moves” for Creating Effective and Equitable Working Groups
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    Presenters: Rebecca Toll and Melissa Burt 

Session 4: 2:30 pm to 3:20 pm

  • “Fight Moves” for Creating Cultures of Care: Compassion, Care, and Nurturance as (Potentially) Subversive Acts
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    Presenter: Bill O’Connor 
  • “I’ve Heard About It. What IS It?!” Introducing the FFC@CSU Across Campus
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    Presenter: Cori Wong

Keynote – Kimberlé Crenshaw
6:00 pm – LSC Ballrooms C/D
Kimberlé Crenshaw, professor of law at UCLA and Columbia Law School and leading authority in the areas of intersectionality, Civil Rights, black feminist legal theory, and race, racism, and the law, will provide the keynote. 

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What good is talking about culture change if the culture doesn’t actually change? CSU was the first institution of higher education to collaborate with the Feminist Fight Club, and the effort has significantly grown and expanded in the two years since our official launch. As with most bold experiments that utilize imperfect tools, the FFC@CSU encountered challenges and learned many lessons along the way. Moving forward, we can still do things differently.  

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October 1, 2018​

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President Tony Frank joined a panel of men to mark the one year anniversary of the Feminist Fight Club at Colorado State University and demonstrated the necessity for everyone to be actively engaged in culture change. Panelists reflected on the role and responsibility of men to advance gender equity as they shared what they have done on individual, cultural, and institutional levels to support the University mission to improve the culture and climate around gender. The discussion acknowledged how leaders can demonstrate support for gender equity through their actions and practices, while recognizing the challenges ahead that require more people to engage in the work for greater gender equity. Panel: President Tony Frank, Herman Shelton (FFC for Men), Carl Olsen (Man: Educate Yourself), Tom Biedscheid (FFC in the Office of Financial Aid)

September 25, 2017​

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The FFC@CSU officially launched during the 2019 FFC Day at the Diversity Symposium, featuring a fireside chat with Jessica Bennett, author of Feminist Fight Club.

Informative Poster featuring image of Jessica Bennett and details of the day's program