The following events around campus may be of interest to students, faculty, and staff interested in Women's Studies and feminist issues.
Women's Studies Event Series
Women’s Studies is hosting an event series entitled, “From Reproductive Rights to Reproductive Justice: Reclaiming the Conversation on Sexual and Reproductive Issues.” As we head into the election session, politicians have focused almost exclusively on deeply politicized issues like abortion and birth control. While these issues are important, the Women’s Studies program is interested in expanding the conversation to include the wide range of issues surrounding sexuality and reproduction, including sexual self-determination, decisions about if and when to have children or not to have them, and the resources to raise children. In our series of events, we have chosen to shine the spotlight on people often left out of the reproductive rights discourse, particularly queer people, people with disabilities, and immigrant families. Details on the events are posted below.
- Human Rights & Sexual Rights:An Interactive Workshop on the Connections, Intersections, and Importance of Broadening our Scope, Maureen Kelly, Planned Parenthood, Mon, October 8 at 7 PM in Textor 101 (Pizza will be served!)
- Women with Disabilities:Questioning Assumptions, Emily Papperman, Larry Roberts and Teri Reinemann from the Finger Lakes Independence Center, Tues, October 23 at 12:15 PM in Clark Lounge
- Families Torn Apart: Undocumented Immigrant Parents and their U.S. Born Children, Mary Jo Dudley, Cornell Farmworker Program, Tues, December 4 at 12:15 PM in Clark Lounge
Events Around Campus
Celebrating the publication of Adrienne Rich: A Tribute Anthology, Edited by Katharyn Machan, Split Oak Press will be hosting a book launch and reading by Marge Pierce and Ira Wood on Saturday, Sept 8 beginning at 6 PM at the Community School (303 E Martin Luther King Jr. St.).
On Friday, October 5, IC Feminists is sponsoring a screening of the documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide in Textor 102 at 7 pm. The film is based on a book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn about various issues women including, sex trafficking, rape, domestic violence, maternal mortality, and the importance of education. A trailer of the film is available here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JbWA-6GDn4&feature=player_embedded. If you have any questions, feel free to contact IC Feminists (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kaley Belval (email@example.com).
Following the screening of Half the Sky, the author of the book that served as the foundation for the documentary, will be speaking here on campus. Sheryl WuDunn will discuss her book as a part of the Difficult Dialogues Symposium on Thursday, Nov 1 at 7:30 PM in Ford Hall. More details are available in Intercom.
The LGBT Center hosts filmmaker/TV producer Andrea Meyerson and musician Jennifer Leitham in a series of events beginning with the Oct 3 screening of I Stand Corrected at 7 PM in Textor 101. More details on the film and events are available on Intercom.
On October 25th, there will be a production of "8" at 8pm in Emerson Suites. “8″ is the real-life story of Kris & Sandy and Paul & Jeff, two loving couples who want to get married but can’t. Together with attorneys David Boies and Ted Olson and a host of expert witnesses, they take aim at Proposition 8, a discriminatory law that took away the right for LGBT couples to marry in California in 2008.
As a part of the CSCRE's Discussion Series entitled, "Suffocating Knowledge: Race, Power, Possibilities," Kimberle W. Crenshaw will be presenting a talk on, "Intersectionality in the Age of Post-Racialism" on Friday, Oct 26 at 7 PM in Textor 102. Further details on the Discussion Series are available here.
The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to be hosting Lis Maurer's (Director of the LGBT Center) presentation, "Media Portrayals of LGBT Characters on TV" on Thursday, November 1, at 6.00 p.m. The New Normal, Modern Family, Pretty Little Liars, Glee...there are more LGBT characters on TV than ever before. Does this enhanced visibility benefit us? Hold us back? A little of both? Come contribute to a facilitated discussion of what's going right, what's going wrong, who the characters are that you love to watch, and who would be the characters you want to see in the future.
Women's Studies will is co-sponsoring, with the Department of History, a talk by Zoe Paloantonio on Monday, February 4th in Klingenstein Lounge. Paloantonio's talk is entitled "Feminism, Poverty and the Law: Working as an Attorney at Whitman-Walker Health Legal Services Program."
The Handwerker Gallery and the Department of Art History are hosting a series of lectures and film screenings on the intersections of Fashion and Architecture. This series, entitled "Rooms of Their Own: Humans and the Second Skin" explores the ways that fashion, like architecture, is on the front lines of a border ecology between inside and outside. More information on this series is available at /handwerker/events/
The OSEMA office and Career Services are hosting a series of Tia Talks on the Gender Pay Gap. These events are scheduled throughout the semester and are designed to both offer information about the pay gap and help you better prepare yourself for the job market. Details about the Tia Talks are available at /sacl/osema/leadership/paygap/
Dr. Andrew Smiler, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University will be offering an interactive workshop on "Talking with Young Men about Sexualities and Relationships." The workshop is based in part on his recent book, Challenging Casanova: Beyond the Stereotype of the Promiscuous Young Male.The workshop will be Thursday, February 21, in Friends 309, from 12:10 to 1:00 pm.
The Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education is hosting a Global Health Distinguished Speaker Series on the topic of "Global Citizens for Health." Several events are scheduled in early April. Women's Studies students may be particularly interested in Dr. Padmini Murthy's talk on "Women's Health and Human Rights: Is it a Missing Link? What Can We Do?" on Thursday, April 4 in Textor 102 at 7 PM.
On Campus Groups and Community Activities
A variety of campus organizations may also be of interest to Women's Studies Students:
The IC LGBT Center offers a variety of event and activities throughout the semester. See their website for more details: /sacl/lgbt/. Every year the LGBT Center hosts a film series that is free and open to the public - /sacl/lgbt/events/sfs10/.
The IC Feminists are a student group dedicated to exploring feminist issues and hosting a variety of campus events. Check out more information on their activities on their Facebook page.
SAFER (Students Active for Ending Rape) is a pro-active organization on campus that strives to end rape, victim-blaming, and "rape culture" (societal attitudes that condone and normalize sexual violence) through education and raising awareness. For more information on their actives, see their Facebook page.
Cornell's Department of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies also offers a variety of events throughout the year. For more information, see their List of Events.
If you hear of other events that may be of interest to students, faculty, & staff interested in women's and feminist issues, please send an email to Prof. Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.