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Program in Gender and Intersectionality Studies

P.U.S.H. (Professors United for a Safe Haven) Back!

PUSH BACK Sept 2017

Professors United for a Safe Haven (P.U.S.H.) BACK @ Monmouth is an interdisciplinary network of allied MU faculty organized in partnership with the MU Gender Studies Program and anti-oppression student organizations.

Monmouth PUSH Back faculty have been pushing back against …

  • Racial and immigrant injustice
  • Discriminatory policies that impact students and faculty
  • Rape culture
  • Violence on campus

… and plan to keep pushing against other threats to a safe haven on campus

Professors interested in participating are welcome to attend a Gender Studies meeting held once each Fall and Spring and are encouraged to join the Gender Studies listserv for updates. P.U.S.H. Back tshirts are available by request.

Dear Monmouth University Students:

We, the professors of Monmouth, stand behind President Dimenna’s recent statement “condemning hatred, bigotry, and violence in all forms.” Further, we support “our shared commitment to building a community of mutual caring and respect, diversity, and integrity.”

We look forward to teaching you, and are eager to learn from you. We encourage open and respectful discussion. Importantly, we are committed to maintaining learning spaces that are free from fear. Harassment and violence will not be tolerated in our classrooms, or on our campus. We are committed to creating a University where all individuals can learn.

We are here for you, and we support you.

Examples of Student Organizations Centering on Social Action, Advocacy, and/or Justice

  • Artists for Change
  • African American Student Union
  • CommWorks
  • Counseling Students Association
  • Gender Studies Student Club
  • Latin American Student Association
  • Monmouth Youth Activists
  • Muslim Student Association
  • National Council of Negro Women MU chapter
  • OWLS (Organization of Women Looking for Sisterhood in Chi Upsilon Sigma)
  • Spectrum (formerly All Lifestyles Included)
  • Social Work Society Student Club
  • Sociology Student Club
  • SAGE (Students Advocating for Girls’ Education)

Examples of Majors and Minors Examining Inclusivity, Diversity, and Solidarity

  • Anthropology Major and Minor
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Geography minor
  • Gender Studies Minor
  • History Major and Minor
  • Political Science Major and Minor
  • Religious Studies Minor
  • Race and Ethnic Studies Minor
  • Social Justice Minor
  • Social Work Major
  • Sociology Major and Minor
  • World Languages & Cultures Majors and Minors

Contact for More Information

Sociology Program Director
Dr. Johanna Foster, jfoster@monmouth.edu

PGIS Director
Dr. Lisa Dinella, ldinella@monmouth.edu