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Send the First Ever Cal Poly Students to the NWSA Conference!

$7,614
104%
Raised toward our $7,300 Goal
102 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on June 02, at 08:00 AM PDT
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Send the First Ever Cal Poly Students to the NWSA Conference!

The National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Annual Conference is the premier event for students and faculty in Women’s & Gender Studies and Queer Studies. But no Cal Poly undergraduate has ever attended. For the last 6 years (since 2012), the NWSA Annual Conference has occurred on the East Coast or in Canada – putting our dream of sending a Cal Poly student cohort to NWSA completely out of reach.

Until this year! The 2019 NWSA Annual Conference is happening in San Francisco Nov 14-17, 2019. The theme for this year’s NWSA Annual Conference is “Protest, Justice, and Transnational Organizing.” Your support will create an opportunity for Cal Poly students be a part of and contribute to this historic event for the first time!

 

What does the opportunity to participate in the NWSA Annual Conference mean for Cal Poly students? Participation will provide opportunities to connect with and learn from leading and emerging scholar-activists in the fields of Women’s & Gender Studies and Queer Studies. We know this experience will be TRANSFORMATIVE for our students, shaping their individual graduate school, personal, and professional paths. After the conference, student attendees will share what they learned with the broader Cal Poly community, expanding the impact.

Sending a Cal Poly student cohort to NWSA will also grow the visibility of Cal Poly as a site for cutting edge scholarship and practice in Women’s & Gender Studies and Queer Studies – improving our ability to collaborate with departments and programs in California and across the country, and making students and graduates from our programs more competitive for graduate school admission, as well as fellowships, awards, internships, and job opportunities.

We need to raise $730 per student to make this dream a reality. Our big dream goal is to raise at least $7,300 to send a cohort of 10 Cal Poly students to the NWSA Annual Conference. We have confirmed interest for a much bigger cohort. Please help us send 10 or more of our amazing students to this premier event! We cannot do it without you!

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$22

One Meal

Support the cost of a lunch or dinner for a Cal Poly student. We will give you a Social Media shout out during the NWSA Annual Conference and recognition in our WGS annual newsletter!

$55

Meals for One Full Day

Support a full day of meals for one Cal Poly student. Recognition in our WGS annual newsletter and three Social Media shout-outs during the NWSA Annual Conference! One for each student meal!

$90

One NWSA Membership

Pay for a Cal Poly student’s year-long National Women’s Studies Association Membership (required to attend the NWSA Annual Conference). You will receive a personal thank you letter from the student you funded, plus multiple Social Media shout-outs, and recognition in our WGS annual newsletter.

$100

One Student Registration Costs

Cover the registration costs for a Cal Poly student to attend the 2019 NWSA Annual Conference. Get an update from the student you funded about all of the amazing things they learned at the conference, plus multiple Social Media shout-outs, and recognition in our WGS annual newsletter.

$125

Hotel Fee for One Student

Pick up the bill for one of 3 nights of a shared hotel room for a Cal Poly student. Get an update from the student you funded about all of the amazing things they learned at the conference, plus multiple Social Media shout-outs, and recognition in our WGS annual newsletter.

$250

Hotel Fee for Two Students

Pay for a hotel room for 2 students for one of 3 nights. Get thank you letters from both students about all of the amazing things they learned at the conference, plus multiple Social Media shout-outs, and recognition in the WGS annual newsletter.

$365

Half All Costs for 1 Student

This generous level of support will pay for half of the cost of one student to attend the NWSA Annual Conference. Receive recognition in our WGS annual newsletter, a letter from the student you funded, Social Media shout-outs, and a photo of the Cal Poly student cohort at the 2019 NWSA Annual Conference.

$730

Full Costs for 1 Student

Pay for one student to attend the NWSA Annual Conference! Receive a letter from the student you funded, Social Media shout-outs, recognition in our WGS annual newsletter, and a photo of the Cal Poly student cohort at the 2019 NWSA Annual Conference.

$3,650

Half the Goal!

Help us reach half our goal with this generous level of support. You will have a feature story in our Women’s & Gender Studies Department’s Annual Newsletter!

$7,300

Full Funding!

This level of support will allow us to send 10 Cal Poly students to the NWSA Annual Conference. We will celebrate you all of the time!

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