12/26/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Feminism Resurrected At New School

"So, what is femi­nism?" a discussion leader asked. The five women and one man in the group quickly looked down at the white paper-covered table. Stumped by this opening question, they contemplated their plates of catered Mexi­can food and the huge task of defining some­thing as broad as femi­nism, let alone how to incorporate such an enigma into the daily goings-on of The New School.

Lang students Jamie Merwin and Rhiannon Auriemma organized the event, "The Coming Resurrection," on October 12 to encourage the development of a feminist community at The New School and to discuss the university's inadequate sexual assault policy. "We wanted to get a bunch of badass feminists together in one room," Auriemma said.

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