The Red Tent Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of college women.

Why the red tent?

The symbolism of the red tent dates back to ancient times in Jacob’s tribe. It is believed that during this nomadic era women gathered in a special tent during menstruation to separate their "impurities" from the rest of the tribe. Within the confines of the tent these women experienced a unique sense of camaraderie, fellowship, community, and support among their mothers, sisters, daughters, and aunts.

How do we help?

The Red Tent Foundation sponsors "Red Tent Events" on college campuses nationwide. These events consist of workshops, discussion circles, crafts, and other activities designed to rejuvenate and empower women. The foundation also sponsors and leads monthly discussion groups for women on college campuses. The groups encourage women to connect with each other and have meaningful conversations about the issues that matter to them in a supportive and open environment.

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Feminist Action Day Seeks to Empower

On Sunday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Chellis House will be holding the Red Tent event, an activity designed to help members of the Middlebury community that identify as female relax and pamper themselves for a day, in the McCullough Social Space.

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