International Women's Day 2018 at the Paris Center

On March 8, Reid Hall members, students, and faculty celebrated International Women's Day with a fundraiser for Le Filon, a local association that provides shelter and support for homeless women in Paris.

March 09, 2018

Perrine Boyer, who created Le Filon in 2017, was on hand to speak with students about the association, which she started after noticing that very few small, cooperative structures existed to help homeless women in Paris. She explained that all funds raised from the event would go towards creating a second center in Paris.

An exhibition of students' portraits of pioneering women in the arts, the sciences, and politics lined the walls, while a presentation of "Humans of Reid Hall" - a student-led project inspired by Humans of New York - played on a screen onstage.

The project included portraits of students, faculty and administrators of Reid Hall, who shared stories of women who inspired them, as well as their thoughts on the #metoo movement and on what it means to be a woman today.

A very special thanks to the motivated students who participated in the project and to the administrative staff of Hamilton College, Hollins University, Sarah Lawrence College, and Vassar College for co-organizing the event.