The Radical Alliance for Gender Equity (RAGE) at Heinz works to provide support for women, non-binary, and trans students and everyone who self-identifies as experiencing gender bias. We are a community that seeks to navigate gender-based discrimination via academic, professional, and social development. RAGE at Heinz aims to create a safe space for people of marginalized genders while advocating for gender equity within the Heinz community. Our core values include:
Empowerment: We believe in empowering women+ to make our own choices, take back control over our lives, develop a strong sense of self-worth, have equitable access to opportunities and resources, and influence social change.
Community: We believe in building power for women+ through an open-minded, inclusive community in which we lift each other up, learn and grow from each other's lived experiences, and stand together to fight injustice.
Support (safety, security): We believe that in the context of a world that is often uncomfortable, if not outright dangerous for women+, our community should provide a sense of safety, security and support to all our members.
Advocacy: We believe that in the movement for gender equity, we all have a role to play in pushing for stronger policies that protect women+ rights. Among other important issues, we support the right to an abortion; equitable access to healthcare, education, employment and other opportunities; closing the gender wage gap; eliminating sexual harassment and violence; trans rights including access to gender confirmation healthcare; and giving women+ equal representation in positions of elected power.