Events Calendar

Fall 2017 Events

Welcome2Mason Welcome Pizza Party

Wednesday, August 30, 3017, 240K Johnson Center

The Welcome2Mason Pizza Party is Women and Gender Studies and LGBTQ Resources contribution to welcome week. We will kick off our programming for the year with this social. All students, faculty, staff, and administrators are welcome to attend.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017, Dewberry Hall

Fear2Freedom is an internationally recognized organization that creates kits for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The organization partners with local hospitals and universities to create and pass out the events. This year Women and Gender Studies in collaboration with LEAD and the Student Support and Advocacy Center will be hosting an event for students to create these kits.

Take Back the Night

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, North Plaza
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Rain Location: Patriot’s Lounge

Take Back the Night is a nationally recognized march against domestic violence and sexual assault. It is one of the only events that the center has put on annually since its inception which makes it one of our signature events. This event gives students the opportunity to share their narratives as well as participate in the march. Pizza will be served.

Fall for the Book: Susan Bordo

Wednesday, October 11, 2017,  Johnson Center George’s
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Susan Bordo, professor of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Kentucky discusses her book The Destruction of Hillary Clinton, in which she outlines this destruction in three key areas: gendered stereotypes and double standards, political forces, and media influence. The Forward wrote that her book “offers a clear analysis of how a candidate who received the overwhelming majority of the popular vote, did not win the presidency.”

Fall for The Book: Janet Mock

Thursday, October 12, 2017, Harris Theater
2:00 p.m.

Janet Mock, New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness, TV host, speaker, and trans advocate will speak on navigating her twenties without a roadmap. Her newest memoir Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me traces her journey of becoming an adult: moving out, falling in and out of love, and working her way up in the magazine industry. Her work has appeared in publications such as Marie Claire, The New Yorker, and Allure.

Faculty Brown Bag: Earle Reybold and Erin Peters Burton

October 18, 2017, Thompson Hall Suite 2100, Dean’s Boardroom (2004)
12:00 p.m.

Earle Reybold, Professor of Qualitative Methods and Erin Peters Burton, Associate Professor of Science Education and Educational Psychology will peak on their current research projects. Come join us for light refreshments and excellent scholarship.

Pride is Classy

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm.

Pride is Classy in an event sponsored by LGBTQ Resources and Women & Gender Studies where students can meet professors that teach courses around gender/sexuality and what courses are available to take on those topics in the Spring semester and Summer sessions. This iteration of the event we are expanding the resources category to include those who do not actively teach classes but who may identify as or work closely with LGBTQ+ identities.

GMU’s Women’s Leadership Conference

Friday, November 3, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 pm.

A  conference to think critically about how Mason can continue to encourage women to take on leadership roles, to expose students to examples of successful women, to support women at Mason to become leaders on and off campus, and to provide trainings that will prepare women to do so.

For more information, please contact Daniella Melton at

Finals Study Break: Mean Girls & Pizza

Monday, December 11, 2017, Johnson Center 240K
5 p.m.

Each semester, Women and Gender Studies hosts its semiannual Finals Week study break. We will provide pizza, soda, and coffee. Each semester we also screen Mean Girls which has become tradition in the center. Please stop by and take a break from your finals schedule with Women and Gender Studies.

Finals Extended Hours

December 11, 12, 13, 18, Johnson Center 240K
Center open from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Join us as we keep the center open late to meet all your late night finals needs! The center will be open from 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.


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