Students inspire new friendships

By Brenda Ruedas

Those who identify as a ‘womxn’ have a place to come together, empower, and build new friendships with help from the Women’s Resource Center’s Grrrls Night meeting.

The event provided free food such as rice, beans, chicken, and much more from Qdoba.

Grrrl’s night was hosted 5 p.m. Thursday in building 95-201. The evening began with icebreaker questions to begin interacting and getting to know each other.

Questions were fun and simple to easily begin conversation with questions such as choosing either to live in the desert or the beach.

After the icebreakers, attendees were instructed to create a vision board that included goals, plans and changes they wished to accomplish this year.

For many of womxn it was their first time creating a vision board.

With this in mind, they were very excited because the board will motivate them to accomplish their goals.

“I never created a vision board and getting to do one is great,” second-year environmental biology student and member of Hermanas Unidas Izabella Villegas said.

“One of my goals for this year is to get more A’s this quarter, and I want to have more confidence in myself and create more memories,” said Villegas.

Grrrls night out creates a friendly, welcoming, safe environment, establishes new friendships and motivates women to want to do better to become successful.

“I enjoyed the event a lot, because it was interesting and made me reflect on 2017 on how I need to change, and made me think of what I want to do in the future,” fifth-year gender ethnicity multicultural studies student and member of Hermanas Unidas Brenda Esparza said.

“This event made me feel very comfortable, the environment is welcoming, and I got to meet new people,” said Esparza.

The event offers womxn to feel comfortable, have fun, develop confidence, communicate with others, discuss important issues, or even discuss relationships.

“Grrrl’s Night is like a slumber party, but without the slumber,” third-year psychology student, returner social justice leader and the series program coordinator Julissa Mendez said.

“We discuss important issues like culture, abilities, politics, self-care, women’s issues, healthy relationships, plus it is free and there is no need to register, just come on in,” Mendez said.

“This event empowers women by allowing them to have access to a safe space and speak up.”

“In Grrrl’s Night womxn have a voice, and we want to hear what you have to say, also this event is more than just an event it’s definitely part of the college experience” said Mendez.

Grrrl’s night out is an event that all CPP womxn should consider attending because it is empowering and is a welcoming place in which you can feel comfortable.

This event is worth attending because it is motivating and contributes to your success.

Make sure to visit the Women’s Resource Center for upcoming events like Grrrl’s Night.

Students created vision boards that included goals and changes they wanted to accomplish for the New Year

Melissa Lopez / The Poly Post

Students created vision boards that included goals and changes they wanted to accomplish for the New Year

Grrrls Night creates a friendly, welcoming, motivating and safe environment to establish new friendships

Melissa Lopez / The Poly Post

Grrrls Night creates a friendly, welcoming, motivating and safe environment to establish new friendships

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