Redefine hosted its very first Gender and Leadership Summer Camp in partnership with Barnard College’s Athena Leadership Center in August 2017. Focusing on four themes: System, Arts, Agency and Leadership, our summer camp offered a cross-disciplinary educational experience in around Gender Studies and Leadership in a free and inclusive environment.
During the five-day event, we invited university professors, journalists and activists to introduce Gender Studies’ theories, historical events and legal implications in China and across the border. Students participated in Comparative Literature workshops and watched Broadway shows to discover gender stereotypes depicted in arts. Professors and lecturers from Barnard, Columbia and Yale gave interactive lectures on Leadership, Public Speaking and Social Entrepreneurship. Participants visited a shelter to hear from attorneys on the battlefield against domestic violence, human trafficking and other forms of gender based violence.