The Sisterhood Society Club, affectionately referred to as “Sisterhood”, is a student-led club that hosts a variety of educational activities and multicultural events designed to stimulate and empower women. The Club works closely with the Women’s Resource Center to help students in the development of leadership skills, to learn independence, and to sprout individuality. In a population that is comprised of almost two-thirds women, there is an overwhelming need to create a forum where they feel safe to address any issues and concerns. Sisterhood expresses the urgency of collaborative, communal space dedicated to the issues of, or the “business” of women.
An outgrowth and an ally of the BMCC Women’s Resource Center, the two organizations endeavor to create original programming and to forge mentor-mentee relationships. The Sisterhood Society is its own respite, a family and community vested in the advocacy and promotion of women’s leadership. It champions the whole person: mind (academics), body (healthy practices), and spirit (awareness). Club members participate in civil and social engagement such as charitable work—the annual food and winter coat drives and serves as co-sponsors for events like Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence. A proponent of education, the Club’s signature activity is the annual summer Leadership Retreat, an “unplug to plug-in” experience. They also host a number of social trips to places like the Metropolitan Opera House and Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre Company.
The Sisterhood Society heritage embraces tradition—through the creation of a legacy quilt--that reflects members’ values and the organization. Their theme “Quilting Bees” throughout the Fall 2013 semester, instilled the value of collaboration, with teachings that revealed the historical and multicultural aspect of quilt-making.
Sisterhood Society is a community of global leaders at BMCC. The club meets every Wednesday in Room N487 from 2 to 4pm.
To become a member of the Sisterhood Society Club, please click here.