Student Life

Wadada Wa Rangi Wengi

Name : Wadada Wa Rangi Wengi
Letters: WRW
Colors: Burgundy and Black
Year Founded: 1992
Active Members: 23
Current President: Monica Jauregui
Advisor: Kady Wood

Wadada Wa Rangi Wengi (WRW) is a sisterhood of “womyn” on campus who work to create awareness for a number of social justice causes and concerns.

The group uses the term “womyn” instead of “women” as part of an effort to celebrate and acknowledge members’ independence from the gender roles created in society and the tendency through history to elevate men over women.

The group supports a number of causes through donations of time and money. Some of the group’s causes include the L.A. AIDS Walk, Relay for Life, the Boys and Girls Club, Emmerton Elementary School, Breast Cancer Awareness, area animal shelters and sexual violence awareness.

The group is structured to be accepting of “womyn” of all backgrounds and to give female students opportunities to come together as sisters of many shades. The group works to educate members, the campus community and surrounding communities about issues of social justice and empowerment.

There are more than 1,700 trees on the University of Redlands campus.

In April 2010, it was designated a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Redlands is among just three other colleges or universities in California to receive this designation.

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