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Women's Studies: Pioneering in Scholarship, Activism, and Internationalization since 1970

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Bread & Roses Center

Center for Creativity, Scholarship, and Community Action

"Bread and Roses!"--the historic rallying cry of the women's labor movement in the early 20th century and an enduring call for women's economic and political empowerment.


The Bread and Roses Center for the promotion of creativity, scholarship, and community action in support of the women's movement, is the first such center in the nation. The Center brings activists, artists, and scholars committed to feminist social change to SDSU to network with colleagues and students on the campus and in the San Diego community, and to reflect upon and reorient their practices. Visiting residents of the Center benefit from the opportunity for rejuvenation. The Center also supports a strong international community of artists, students, scholars, and community activists working to achieve equality for women.

The Center hosts such activities as colloquia, festivals, readings, exhibitions, and special events. For those wishing to expand their knowledge of women's movements, the Center provides a forum for courses, guest lectures, and workshops. The Center enhances two missions of SDSU: promoting internationalization of the curriculum and students' learning experiences, and reaching out to, and positively interacting with, the larger San Diego community. The Bread and Roses Center is housed in the Department of Women's Studies and can be reached by calling the department office at (619) 594-2952.