transcending silence


About This Journal


transcending silence... is the final project of WSS 342X, "Electronic Publishing in Women's Studies. " The pilot version of this course was offered in Spring 2004 and was funded by an "Innovations in Teaching" award.


Founders' Statement:

Our primary purpose in developing the e-journal was to create a space where the voices of social change can be vocalized, and where silence is transcended into a forceful medium of change. Our hope is that transcending silence… grows increasingly more influential within our academic community, a vehicle of expression for scholar activists from across the spectrum. Publishing the first issue and completing the design for the journal is not an endpoint. This publication, at its heart, demands that the technological privileges that have greeted us in the 21st century be integrated at each step in the creative process. We have made a conscious effort to apply information fluency and different ways of "knowing" to the discussion and counteraction of social inequality. The completion of the journal and the publication of the first issue is only the first step in a creative process. Peering into the future, we recognize the ongoing necessity for a dynamic voice that declares itself in the presence of domineering societal silences. We hope that transcending silence… will be an activist tool for the exploration of concepts that are ever present in modern society.

-- Spring 2004