Women & Gender Studies Spring 2017 Event Calendar
Women & Gender Studies Faculty Brown bag
Samaine Lockwood and Ingrid Sandole-Staroste
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
March 1, 2017
JC Meeting Room F
Join us in welcoming core and affiliate faculty as they discuss their current Women & Gender Studies influenced research interests with Affiliate faculty member in Sociology & Women & Gender Studies, Ingrid Sandole-Staroste and Associate Professor in English, Semaine Lockwood.
Women’s History Month Kick Off Ice Cream
March 1, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
We welcome Women’s History Month with ice cream and networking. Come help us get off women’s history month off to a great start with your fellow students.
GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series: Hooligan Sparrow & Nanfu Wang
March 2, 2017
Join us for a screening & discussion. The danger is palpable as intrepid young filmmaker Nanfu Wang follows maverick activist Ye Haiyan (a.k.a Hooligan Sparrow) and her band of colleagues to Hainan Province in southern China to protest the case of six elementary school girls who were sexually abused by their principal. Sponsored by Film and Media Studies, Film and Video Studies, African and African American Studies, History and Art History, Women and Gender Studies, and University Life.
Women Writing Now: A Discussion of Contemporary Women Writers
March 7, 2017
Merten Hall 1202
The fourth annual Women Writing Now event discusses contemporary women writers and their current works. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss quotes and writers works more generally and discuss these writers as social justice advocates and their works as social action. The event is sponsored by Women and Gender Studies and University Libraries. Light refreshments will be served.
Women’s History Month Screening: Profiled
March 9, 2017
JC Meeting Room F
Profiled is a documentary film that explores the pervasiveness and persistence of racial divides in the U.S. by focusing on the dramatic stories of Black and Latina mothers of the unarmed victims of police shootings in New York City. Sponsored by Women and Gender Studies and University Libraries
Women’s History Month Trivia
March 21, 2017
Come join us for a night of trivia where the categories are related to women’s history. Come with teams, or form them when you arrive! Snacks will be provided!
Women’s History Month Open Mic
March 30, 2017
Join us for a powerful ending to Women’s History Month as we bring poets, musicians, and community members on stage to perform their personal pieces. Refreshments will be served.
Make Your Own Damn Sandwich – An Equal Pay Day Event
April 4, 2016
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Make Your Own Damn Sandwich is an Equal Pay Day event where you go around to stations collecting different layers of your sandwich as you learn about the wage gap. After you visit all tables, you will have assembled your own sandwich.
Women Faculty Brownbag
Shannon Davis and Lauren Cattaneo
April 19th, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
SUB 1 Room Meeting Room 3A
Join us in welcoming core and affiliate faculty as they discuss their current Women & Gender Studies influenced research interests with affiliate faculty members Associate Professor in Sociology Shannon Davis and Associate Professor in Psychology, Lauren Cattaneo.
GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series: Visitor’s Day in Nicole Opper
April 19, 2017
7:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Sixteen-year-old Juan Carlos ran away from an abusive home and lived on the streets of Mexico City for years before finding his way to IPODERAC, a unique group home and social enterprise located in Puebla, MX. IPODERAC is defined by a strong sense of brotherhood and sustained by the sale of artisanal goat cheese. Visitor’s Day is an observational documentary that follows Juan Carlos throughout the most transformative year of his life, as he finds the strength to return to Mexico City to overcome his sense of abandonment and forgive his father for the past. Along the way we watch other boys overcome their own obstacles with the support of the extraordinary staff at Ipoderac. Sponsored by Film and Media Studies, Film and Video Studies, African and African American Studies, History and Art History, Women and Gender Studies, and University Life.
Women & Gender Studies Fourth Annual Conference
Politics of Gender & Justice: The Intersection of Identity and Disciplines
April 20 – 21, 2017
Registration starts: 8:30 a.m.
Merten Hall 1201
A two day conference hosted by the Women and Gender Studies department at George Mason University, gathers artists, activists, scholars, intellectuals, community members, and others together to critically and creatively examine how gender and justice are intertwined.
Finals Week Study Break
May 8, 2017
Join us for a movie and pizza as we celebrate trying to get through finals!
May 8 -11 and May 15th
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
We keep the center open late during finals week so you have a place to study, print, eat, and relax as you navigate the end of the semester.
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