Scholars of FL NOW (SNOW) is committed to empowering university activists through a platform that encourages and provides guidance as an intergenerational voice that emboldens collaborative efforts between feminists at university campuses and high schools throughout the state of Florida. Our goal is to amplify the representation, chapter development, event organizing and calls to action at educational institutions and beyond including marches, rallies, pickets, and non-violent civil disobedience.
SNOW seeks to maximize state-coordinated efforts, “zap” actions, and empowerment through the interaction between adult chapters, millennial chapters, and our social media outlets such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and our website. We aim to strengthen peer mentorship, engagement with other state organizations that share our values, and empower feminists by providing empirical evidence and up-to-date data that will keep our members at the top of their game in the Florida NOW community.
SNOW heavily prides itself in its mission to achieve non-discrimination in educational programs or career paths, equal representation in politics, gender equality in business and equal pay, immigrant and voter’s rights, and ending both religious discrimination and violence against women.
We not only strive for constitutional protections, but for social and racial justice, safety, liberty, stability, progressive change and true equality for all people. Building and maintaining a bold and progressive intersectional approach in our campaigns as we fight against discrimination, racism, sexism, ableism, sexual violence, domestic violence, human trafficking, and other forms of oppression faced by local and world communities will be the key to our success. Scholars of NOW celebrates and embraces differences amongst people to amplify their voices so that the narratives of marginalized communities can be heard and better understood.
Scholars of FL NOW members actively strive to engage in their communities by petitioning their city councils, calling and leaving messages to their local legislators, volunteering at their local domestic-violence shelters, registering voters for elections, organizing activist events against/for important legislation matters and societal issues, planning meetings where people of different communities can share their experiences, strengths, and vision for a future that is all-inclusive.
Scholars of FL NOW the re-invention and replaces the former youth-centered state committee, FL Young NOW. We believe that returning university students/feminists of all ages are welcome to this prestigious chapter and can add wisdom and experience to our cause. SNOW is the only state-wide guiding force approved by the Florida NOW State Council besides the National NOW Campus Action Network. We encourage feedback and recommendations from all of our members in the state and welcome feminist members of all backgrounds to engage in our community activism.
It is a good idea to select the issues and national action campaigns that your chapter will work on early in the semester. Here are a list of the NOW issues and campaigns.