Reports of the finalization of the Women’s Center’s move into its new space in White Hall have been circulated before. Things are looking pretty good, however, for a move some time this week. We’re looking forward to this for several reasons:
It will mean we will soon have a telephone, a computer, and all our records in one space, and that space will be the space we actually use for programs. This will mean we can stay in one place and get a lot done. Hurray!
We will finally be able to unpack our books, which right now are taking up most of the new closet space. Hurray!
And then, we can invite people to come over and browse and read the books in the new reading room. That will be hospitable and pleasant, as well as informative.
We will finally be able to make the space look like we are living in it. We’ve hesitated putting up pictures, calendars, and the like because we need to see how what we have to attach to the various walls works in different parts of the space. Soon, we’ll be able to do just that.
We’ll have a home for archival material, something we’ve been talking about for several months. We are looking forward to providing a place where some elements of women’s history can be actively preserved, remembered, and drawn on for sustenance and inspiration.
We’ll have a lot to celebrate! (More on that later . . .)