The Oberlin Review

Edmonia Lewis Center for Women, Transgender People Shuts Down

Hannah Robinson, Layout Editor

May 4, 2018

Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

After several semesters of inactivity, the Edmonia Lewis Center for Women and Transgender People has officially shut down. The building, which is in a state of disrepair, will be decommissioned this summer after the current residents of the house move out. According to the Oberlin website, the ELC is “a collective of students, staff, and administrators who strive to transform existing systems of oppression based on sex, gender, race, class, sexuality, age, ability, size, religion, nationality, ethnicity, and language.” However, over the past several semesters, the center’s active role on campus has drastically dropped. According to Vice President and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo, the student board of the ELC c...

Hateful Speech Not ‘Isolated Incident’

Tiesha Cassel, Hannah Elhard, Lyle Kash, Tania Mukherjee, Sylvie Rosenkalt, and Kaela Sanborn-Hum

February 15, 2013

Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

We are the Edmonia Lewis Center for Women and Transgender People, and we are writing to condemn the recent trend of hateful speech attacking marginalized communities on campus. We are acting in solidarity with the Multicultural Resource Center and other student and faculty organizers to address harm caused by racism, queerphobia, anti-Semitism and other forms of structural oppression. The ELC is a collective that is committed to dismantling interconnected systems of oppression based on sex, gender, race, class, sexuality, age, ability, size, religion, nationality, ethnicity and language. We serve as a safe space for programming and conversation. We also respect and advocate for the creation of other safe and supportive...

Palestinian Activist Discusses Nonviolent Resistance

Julia Herbst, News Editor

December 7, 2012

Filed under Campus News, Community News, NEWS

Students, faculty and community members packed into Wilder 101 on Tuesday night to hear Palestinian activist Iyad Burnat discuss nonviolent resistance methods used by his town against the Israeli Defense Forces. The event, co-sponsored by Students for a Free Palestine, Oberlin Peace Activists League, Third World Co-op, Asian American Alliance, the Edmonia Lewis Center and the Oberlin Community Peace Builders, was heavily attended by members and allies of SFP. Members of Kent State’s Students for Justice in Palestine also were in attendance. Burnat spoke briefly how about he first became involved with nonviolent activism at age 15 in 1987 during the First Intifada, or Palestinian uprising, which was primarily nonviolent...

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