In class, Trinity students wrote their own version of a Feminist Manifesto based off of Chimamanda Adiche’s Feminist Manifesto (which came out in 2016). They took excerpts from different students to create a combined group Feminist Manifesto that they performed at the One Acts. Click below for more information on the student written Feminist Manifesto.
“Women are facing major threats to their health, safety, and significant limits on their potential each and every day. In our Women Studies courses with Ms. Ward, we learned about many injustices, ones that feel very far away and those that are very close to home, impacting our own lives as teenage women. Inspired by Chimamanda Adichie’s Feminist Manifesto, we wrote our own feminist manifestos on how best to navigate this complex world as women and how to effect change for the future. Since women are strongest when they work together, we will read a compilation of many students’ ideas, in order to offer suggestions for the Trinity student body as you nurture your inner feminists.
First off, let’s define what feminism is and what it is not. It is NOT an effort to threaten power or to degrade men. It is an effort to equalize power between sexes. It IS the belief in the social, political and economic equality of both sexes. It IS the belief that women are equal human beings and therefore deserving of the same dignity and opportunities. Come closer to feminism and you will see how it can liberate our world.”
And it goes on from there with about a dozen different suggestions/teachings for men, women, young girls and young boys.
We are so proud of our Blazers~they were accepted to colleges/universities across the country. As our seniors complete their final month at Trinity, we’ve asked them to share their college admission/Trinity story with us. Our girls are unique, confident, and empowered! Look for new stories each day and take a peek into the lives of our Trinity Blazers!
Oh, what a night it was! Celebrating Trinity’s centennial with our sell-out crowd of almost 600, and surpassing our fundraising goal, is a testament to the dedication and beautiful legacy that our Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters created. Our alumnae, benefactors, faculty, families, and friends continue this tradition today. It is with this enthusiasm we launch into the next century with pride and an awe-inspiring vision.
As Sinsinawa Dominican founder Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, O.P. said
“We have made no small plans.”
Thank you to all who joined us, contributed, volunteered, as well as those who think of and pray for Trinity on a daily basis.
On Friday, March 9th, three amazing alumnae will receive awards at the annual Distinguished Alumnae Awards Ceremony. The Ceremony will take place at the all-school assembly at which time the alumnae will speak to the student body.
Trinity High School Board of Directors announces the appointment of Dr. Corinne Lally Benedetto as president. We are excited about the future of Trinity as well as the experience and vision Dr. Benedetto will bring to carry on Trinity’s tradition of empowering our young women.
Dr. Benedetto, a 1978 alumna of Trinity, is currently the interim dean of DePaul University’s School for New Learning. She assumes the role as Trinity’s president-elect on January 22, 2018 and transitions to President of Trinity High School on July 1, 2018, upon her retirement from DePaul University. Dr. Benedetto succeeds Sister Michelle Germanson, O.P, who will remain at Trinity as President Emerita.
“The Trinity Board of Directors is excited to welcome Dr. Benedetto back to Trinity” said Walter Healy, Chair of Trinity’s Board of Directors. “The selection committee was very impressed with her academic background, strategic thinking, and enrollment knowledge. We are confident that Dr. Benedetto, with her extensive experience, will help shape an even stronger Trinity as we enter our second century of educating young women.”
“I’m thrilled and grateful to return to Trinity High School and to lead the school into its next 100 years of educating young women,” said Dr. Corinne Lally Benedetto, president-elect of Trinity High School. “Trinity has played a pivotal role in my personal life and professional career and I’m looking forward to ensuring future generations will also benefit from the school’s exceptional academic standards and Catholic values.”
Dr. Benedetto holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago, an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in History, Sociology and American Studies from Rosary College, now known as Dominican University.
Dr. Benedetto is an experienced educational administrator currently serving as interim dean of DePaul University’s School for New Learning where she is responsible for the college’s fiscal management, workforce development, fundraising and alumni relations. Prior to this role, for 10 years Dr. Benedetto was the associate dean of Operations and Enrollment Management at DePaul, responsible for the development, measurement and improvement of student retention, readmission and graduate initiatives. During this time, she also served as associate dean for Undergraduate Programs. She is the mother of three grown children and resides in Aurora, Illinois.