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lecture, or cultural celebration, the Inclusion & Multicultural Services has you covered.
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a Girl - USA 2012, Dir. Evan Grae Davis
Liberal Arts Building Rm. 120
Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters
This screening is free and open
to the public. There will be a member of the staff or faculty who will lead a
discussion after the film. This website has all of the information about the
film: please visit the College of Arts and Letters Events page. (63
Transnational Linkages, Honour Crimes, and Possibilities for Feminist
Social and Behavioral Sciences, Castro 104
7:00 PM -
Sponsored by Women and Gender Studies,
Community, Culture and Environment, Masters of Sustainable Communities, Applied
Indigenous Studies, Ethnic Studies, and others
Nations study estimates that there are more than 5,000 honour killings
worldwide per year. This much cited figure shapes discussions and debates
surrounding gender-based violence in varying but interconnected geopolitical
contexts. In this talk, I will address the politics of the honour crime,
focusing on the term’s transnational discursive economy and political usage in
Canada, the U.S., and Palestine. The talk will provide a historical overview of
the honour crime label as a political, cultural, and social trope. She will
explore the national and international stakes in the honour crime, arguing for
the importance of situating these crimes in a broader context of heterosexual
and patriarchal acts of gendered violence. This paper concludes with a focus on
the questions and dilemmas that the honour crime poses for the possibility of
feminist alliances today.
Dr. Dana Olwan is Assistant Professor in the
Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Syracuse University. In 2011-2012,
she was the Ruth Wynn Woodward Junior Chair and Assistant Professor of Gender,
Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, British
Columbia). She writes on gendered and sexual violence and the honour crime. She
is also committed to indigenous and feminist solidarities.
Women’s Walk for Water
SBS West: Walking the Urban Trail System
11:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies, Geography and Planning and
Women’s and Gender Studies and Geography, Planning and Recreation are
hosting a walk--3.7 miles long--to represent the average distance that women
around the world must walk daily to obtain water. RAIN OR SHINE!
Health and Learning Center, Recreation Center- MPG
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sponsored by Campus Recreation Fitness
Drop it like it's hot! This class mixes salsa, merengue, cumbia,
reggaeton, samba, bachata, belly dance, and hip hop - you won't feel like you
are in a fitness class, you will feel like you are at the club! This class
combines fast and slow rhythms that get your heart pumping. It’s a mixture of
body sculpting movements with easy-to-follow dance steps perfect for anyone
with or without dance experience!! Come Zumba with us!
Global Perspectives from Women Around the World
W.A. Franke College of Business, Gardner Auditorium
Sponsored by the Center for International Education
This event will feature Prof. Chineze Onyejekwe, who will speak on
globalization and poverty and implications for women around the world. Narratives
on issues that women face in various countries will be presented by Bernadine
Lewis, Dr. Xiaoyi Liu, and Pia Driessen-Knittle.
Nurturing the Nation: Milk,
Mothers, Babies, Commerce, and Urban Politics in Colonial Madra 1910 – 1940
Liberal Arts Room 203
Lecture sponsored by Department
of History, Women's and Gender Studies Program, Mckenzie Fund, Office of
Enrollment Management Student Affairs (EMSA). Refreshments will be served.
Tea and Transition
University Union, LEADS Center
8:00 – 9:30 AM
Want to know more about what it means to be an individual
that transcends the gender binary? Come and join us in an open and safe
space while we discuss sensitive issues around gender identity and expression.
All are welcome! March’s discussion is around the social construction of
femininity and its impact on transgender women. This event occurs every 2nd
Thursday of the month
Women of Color Panel
Sycamore Room, University Union
This student panel discussion aims to highlight and vocalize the experiences and knowledge of women of diverse ethnicities.
WGS 499: Lesbian Poetry, Global
Sign up on LOUIE by MARCH 14
Study slam and other poetry by lesbians who interrogate politics of
power, racism, sexuality, gender, war, globalization, desire, love, and hunger.
1 unit course, class meets March 29, 2013 at 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Slamming the Binary, An Ear for the Genderqueer: A
Night Without Labels
Bookman’s Entertainment Exchange
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
LGBTQA Resources and Support and Bookman’s would
like to invite you to join us for a night of coffee, tea, smiles, and spoken
word from local LGBTQA poets, students, and faculty. This unique, public,
community event aims to enlighten, entertain, and inform the audience about the
issues surrounding non- hetero-normative, binary bending individuals: examining
queer and transcending identities through spoken word performance. The purpose
is focused on providing access to unconventional identities’ voices and stories
that are rarely heard, and dispelling negative stereotypes about members of the
queer community. Hope to see you there!
the Fields: An American Journey
Social and Behavioral
Sponsored by Ethnic Studies
one hour South of the wealthy Silicon Valley, and twenty minutes east of the
affluent Monterey/Carmel area, home of the famous Pebble Beach Golf Course,
sits the head of the fertile Salinas Valley. This is where journalist Damian
Trujillo’s family first settled in 1972 after coming to the United States from
Mexico, through the Bracero Program.
Known as the “salad bowl of world” for its production of lettuce, broccoli, and
many other crops, The Salinas Valley is home to thousands of Mexican American
and immigrant families with strong ties to agriculture.
Growing up in Greenfield, Damian worked in the fields starting when he was in
seventh grade. Both his father and mother struggled to support their
family of ten while laboring in the fields. Damian dreamed of doing
anything other than working in the fields like his parents and older siblings.
This 30-minute documentary will follow the life of Damian Trujillo: from
farmworker in the Salinas Valley to San Jose State University to the NBC
This project intervenes in popular stereotypes that depict Latinos as
“illegals,” or “gang members,” among other negative representations. From
the Fields: An American Journey deconstructs common perceptions of Latinos
by reframing the American success story, and telling Damian Trujillo’s
This film goes beyond the hateful rhetoric surrounding the immigration debate
and into a deeper exploration of what it means to work, to support family and
contribute to our American society.
Every 4th Thursday “Out and Proud” Day
“Out to Lunch”
Meet at the University Union, LEADS Center
12:30 – 1:30 PM
“Out to Dinner” with the LGBTQA Task Force
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Eat with us! Come out and eat lunch with the LGBTQA
community on campus and then return to have dinner with the LGBTQA Task Force
during our 4th Thursday “Out and Proud” Day.
“Free Community Bowling”
9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Come and show your pride, wear rainbow or wear a
costume to come and bowl with us! LGBTQA
Resources and Support wants to treat you to a night of free fun and excitement
to show you how much we appreciate your support throughout the year. Shoe rentals and lane costs are all covered;
so bring your friends and let loose!