Warmly Welcoming You Back

Welcome back to campus!

I hope that you had a wonderful summer full of fun with family and friends! I want to take a moment to welcome you back to campus and, more importantly, back to WGSS. Please stop by and check out our new space (thanks to Ms. JaMeiya Estes). 

This year is all about community—building community. bell hooks tells us that “One of the most vital ways we sustain ourselves is by building communities of resistance, places where we know we are not alone.” And that is our goal—to sustain ourselves by being in community as we resist oppression in all of its forms. 

The faculty of WGSS and I are here to support you in all you do. Your success matters, and deeply, to us. So, what does that mean in lived reality? 

  • We support your journey to success as you define it. 
  • We foster your curiosity, by stretching your thinking
  • We encourage you to become community leaders both at Wake and beyond Wake.

What are we asking of you?

Be in community with us. Let WGSS become the space where you feel free to dream, think, and do. 

We invite you to join us at the following:  

Open House 

August 24, 2022, 6-8pm

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and African American Studies 

Tribble Hall Lobby 


Black Women and Girls Symposium

September 9-10, 2022, 1-7:30pm on 9/9/2022, all day on 9/10/2022

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Office of the Provost, and African American  Studies 

Benson University Center 401

I sincerely look forward to working with you as we build a critical community while making your year a success.  Go…. WGSS Majors and Minors!!


Julia Jordan-Zachery 

Professor and Chair of WGSS

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