Invitation to Women's History Month events, 40th anniversary and more!
March 2, 2012
You, your friends, family (especially college students!) are invited to the following events during Women's History Month:
Cindy Brown served earlier as executive director of Room at the Inn (RATI). When she found Feminists for Life's website, "light bulbs went off." Cindy shared what she learned with Abbot Placid Solari, who became determined to answer the unmet needs of pregnant students. Inspired by FFL's dream of a university who welcomed pregnant women, mothers and children, the RATI Board made plans for a new maternity home adjacent to Belmont Abbey.
This past June, RATI's Executive Director Jeannie Wray welcomed FFL's Board of Directors to the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Room at the Inn which is preparing to open this summer.
Sadly, this past October, FFL mourned the loss of Students for Life of America Field Director Kortney Blythe Gorden and her unborn daughter Sophy Joy, who were killed in a tragic car accident while traveling from a pro-life state conference in Georgia. Earlier in her short career, Kortney was a residential advisor at RATI. Cindy Brown remembered Kortney as "truly one of the best residential supervisors we ever had." In their memory, FFL offered to plant a tree on the new grounds of Room at the Inn.
FFL also remembers another SFLA staffer, Jon Scharfenberger, who later died as a result of the car accident that took Kortney and Sophy Joy's lives. A pro-life student and pregnancy care center worker were also in the car but fortunately both survived. "The best way to honor their lives is to do as Jon asked. Take FFL's Pregnancy Resource Survey and build our directory so that pregnant and parenting students know where to find help, and help us advocate better resources for those attending college," said Serrin.
Take FFL's Pregnancy Resource Survey now!
Because women deserve better,
PS On Friday, April 27 and Saturday April 28, I'll present "Refuse to Choose: Reclaiming Feminism" at the "Stabilizing Our Future" Conference in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. Join me if you can, and don't forget to pack your sunscreen!