"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.