Cassandra Pegg-Kirby, Women's Center
Cassandra Pegg-Kirby, Women's Center and Susan V. Iverson, co-authored a section of a book, "Seeking Relevance in an Age of Inequity: A Case Study of the Identity Struggle of One Women's Center," University and College Women's and Gender Equity Centers: The Changing Landscape, 1st Edition, (New York, NY: Routledge) Brenda Bethman, Anitra Cottledge, and Donna M. Bickford, (Eds.), (2019), 87-96.
In this chapter, we explore the questions surrounding whether and how Women’s Centers can unite across differences. The messy terrain of identity politics that these centers must navigate is not new, but in an era where women comprise the majority in so many categories – particularly in their attendance rates at institutions of higher education – many raise questions about the utility and relevance of women’s centers. Many of these centers have changed their names to be inclusive of gender and sexuality, but such decisions are coupled with debate surrounding the need to retain women identified programs and services.