Hello Lovelies!

Welcome to Newnham! I’m Vera Chapiro, your Women’s Officer for Easter 2016-Lent 2017! My job on the JCR is to support and represent all female and non-binary students of our college, and tackle all forms of institutionalised discrimination that you might face in our college and university. I work in tight collaboration with the CUSU Women’s Campaign, the main representative body and campaigning body for women in the university.

My role includes:

  • Organising consent workshops in Fresher’s Week
  • Providing support and (limited) personal guidance on feminist issues and personal questions. if you need a chat, please don’t hesitate. I’m always here to listen and provide support, non-judgmentally and confidentially.
  • Keeping you updated on the work that the Women’s Campaign does, and getting as many people involved in feminist activism in our university.
  • Taking care of the JCR Women’s Collection in our Library.

A list of feminist resources that you have access to during your time at Cambridge can be found below:

WomCam website: http://www.womens.cusu.cam.ac.uk

WomCam facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CUSUWomen/

WomCam discussion group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/328884423870665/?ref=br_tf

feminist dictionary: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z-K1QffTp4L1LIynp880Gl_YLoDf2JwlbhBZEiwdSBQ/edit?usp=sharing

FLY (network for Women of Colour at Cambridge Uni): https://flygirlsofcambridge.com

Newnham Shebang facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/286100574790073/

Feel free to contact me at jcr.womens@newn.cam.ac.uk

I also have a Women’s Officer pigeonhole, where you can send me anonymous notes if you need sexual health supplies or rape alarms – just write down what you need and I will leave everything in the Women’s Officer pidge for you to pick up later.

Again, welcome to Newnham, it’s such a special college, with a history but also many peers to be proud of! I’m looking forward to meeting all of you!