Events

Upcoming WGS Events 2013-2014

 

 

Spring 2014

2014 Linda Arnold Carlisle Research Grant Presentation

Linda Arnold Carlisle Grant Recipient Noelle Morrisette will present on her research about Harlem Renaissance poet and Southerner Anne Spencer (1882-1975) on April 9 at 4:00 pm in the Pecky Cypress Room at the Alumni House. Anne Spencer is frequently referred to as a major poet of the Harlem Renaissance—the artistic flowering of nationally conscious black arts in the early twentieth-century, roughly 1919-1940—but she never lived in Harlem. She didn't live in any major metropolitan or northern city. Spencer lived in the South her entire life, the latter seventy-four years of it in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she wrote the poems that brought her to the readership of The Crisis, Opportunity Magazine, and other major African American and American literary journals that proclaimed the newness of black participation in the changing social, political, and artistic landscape of America.

Between Friends and Family

Between Friends and Family
a film by Rick Dillwood

Friday, April 4, 6:30 pm - Curry Auditorium

When Mel and Carey asked Rick to be their sperm donor, the three found themselves navigating the gray area Between Friends and Family.

women walking on a beach

Linda Arnold Carlisle Excellence Professorship Presentation "Physical Activity and Quality of Life: Connecting KIN with WGS - a 4-year Update"

Thursday, April 10 - 3:30 pm

Kirkland Room, EUC

The Vagina Monologues

Women's and Gender Studies along with Housing and Residence Life, Social Justice and Diversity Initiatives and the Residence Hall Association are sponsoring the upcoming April performances of "Vagina Monologues" which will benefit the Clara House. The Clara House provides temporary, emergency housing to battered women and their children. Successful auditions were held the end of January. Look for performances on April 11 at 8:00 pm and April 12 at 2:00 and 8:00 pm. A $5.00 donation is suggested.

Assemblages Symposium

Submission Deadline - April 15

Call for Submissions

Assemblages: Anti-Oppression Works | UNCG's First Annual Women's and Gender Studies Research Symposium
Friday, April 25th in the Alexander & Ferguson Rooms of the Elliot University Center

UNCG Women's and Gender Studies Department invites you to present a personal or academic project, paper, or thesis that explores systems of oppression, examining the significance, relationships, and power dynamics of race, sexuality, gender, class, ability, species, etc. in such spaces as education, the prison industrial complex, the animal industrial complex, media representations, the mental health industry, activism, and more. Undergraduate students, Graduate students, Faculty, and Alumni from all disciplines are welcomed and encouraged to submit.

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WGS Graduation Ceremony & Reception

Wednesday - April 30, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Curry Auditorium

Reception immediately following in the WGS Hallway and rooms - 3rd floor Curry Building

 

Past Events - Fall 2013

Dr. Kyoung-yim Kim

Critical Discourse Analysis Workshop - Tuesday, March 4 - 2:00-6:00 pm - WGS Library, Curry 338

Kyoung-yim's research interests lie in the area of gender and sport, globalization and transnationalism, migration, postcolonial language translation with a focus on power relations and intersectional inequalities. In recent years, she has focused on athletes’ rights in transnational sport, and environmentalism in sport.

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$tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop

The "Gender Wage Gap" represents a lifetime loss of wages for most women. Did you know that, according to the WAGE Project: A young woman who graduates from college into a $30,000 starting salary will, over her lifetime, make $1.2 million less than the young man getting his diploma in line right behind her. UNCG's Women's and Gender Studies Program and the Ame rican Association of University Women, Greensboro Branch, along with UNCG's Career Center, are offering a free Salary Negotiation Workshop for UNCG Juniors and Seniors to learn how to close the gap - Saturday, March 1, 2014 10am – 2pm (lunch provided) Dogwood Room, Elliott Center

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WGS Faculty Dialogues

Feminism and the Visual

Wednesday, February 26, 3:00-4:30

Pecky Cypress Room, Alumni House

with Dr. Sarah Cervenak, Dr. Cybelle McFadden and Dr. Leila Villaverde

Panel drawing

College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Panel
Sponsored by Career Services

Wednesday, September 4th, 5pm-6:30pm
UNCG Career Services Center, EUC (near Subway)

Students will hear from graduates of UNCG's College of Arts & Sciences about the paths they've taken since graduation and how their Arts & Sciences degree has helped them pursue their current careers!

Panelists include:
Lauren Guy, Women's & Gender Studies and Dance, 2008, Entrepreneur and Small Business Owner, Efference Doula Services & Lactation Support.
Jodi Barber - Chemistry, Class of 1996, Web & Technology Administrator, UNCG Career Services Center
Emil Goergen - Psychology, Class of 2004, Licensing Coordinator/Program Manager, Community Support Service
John O'Neal, Political Science, Class of 1993, Attorney, O'Neal Law Office

For more info on Lauren Guy >>>

OPen House Invitation

WGS Open House & Reception
Monday, September 16th, 4pm-6:30pm
WGS Offices, 336 to 346 Curry Building

Come meet and spend time with WGS faculty, students, staff and members of the Friends of WGS. Kick-off the 2013-2014 school year with food, music and fellowship!

Local musician Laila Nur will perform at 5:30pm! She writes and performs "songs about life, love and politics that gather crowds from every walk of life."

All of Us Trailer from Sowjanya Kudva on Vimeo.

"All of Us NC" Film Showing
Sponsored by WGS, AFS & The Human Rights Film Series

Wednesday, September 25th, 6:30pm
UNCG, School of Education Building, Room 120

All of Us North Carolina is a 40-minute documentary about the queer, people of color fight against Amendment One.  Filmmakers Sowjanya Kudva and Mikel Barton teamed up with the members of All of Us North Carolina to create a film that shows a different side of the mainstream fight. We show the organizers taking a philosophical approach to the campaign, by educating and encouraging queers to think beyond the issue of gay marriage and consider the fight at the intersection of many social identities.

The event will be followed by a panel featuring:

  • Sowjanya Kudva - filmmaker (moderator)
  • Sarah Cervenak - Assistant Professor of African American Studies & Women's & Gender Studies
  • April Parker - coordinator, Queer People of Color Collective
  • Yvonne Welbon, Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow at Duke University and an Associate Professor in the Journalism and Media Studies Department at Bennett College for Women
  • Manju Rajendran, coordinator of All of Us NC

For more info on the film >>>

Career Path signs

Career Services Info Session for AFS & WGS Students
Tuesday, October 8th, 3:30pm-5:30pm
WGS Conference Room, 338 Curry Building

This Career Services program will help African American Studies and Women's & Gender Studies students learn what Career Services can do for people interested in issues of race, ethnicity, women, gender, social justice, non-profits, activism and other future careers for AFS and WGS majors.

For more info on Career Services >>>

dialogue

About the Dialogues: During 2013-2014, WGS will host several faculty dialogues. The format will be something like 2-3 faculty who are currently doing or have recently completed research on similar topics will talk together briefly with interactive discussion from faculty/student audience to follow. The idea is to build intellectual community and to get to know each others' work better. Students and faculty from other departments welcome!

WGS Faculty Dialogue #1:
Race, Gender & Work

Wednesday, October 23rd, 4pm
Pecky Cyprus Room, Alumni House, UNCG

Come hear WGS Faculty Members converse about research addressing different facets of the theme "Race, Gender & Work."

Presenting & Discussing at this session will be:

  • Risa Applegarth, English - scripts for professional embodiment for women workers in the early 20th century
  • Lisa Levenstein, History - race, gender, and reproductive labor
  • Carisa Showden, Political Science - how the intersections of race/gender/class structure the practice and politics of sex work in the United States

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Trans* Ally Training for UNCG Faculty & Staff
Tuesday, October 29th, 3:30pm-5:30pm
UNCG Faculty Center

Learn how you as a UNCG faculty or staff person can better support trans* students, co-workers and other people in your lives.

Many bodies, shape drawing in different colors

Monday, 10/28, 6pm-7pm
Ableism: Unpacking the Knapsack
Join us during for an action packed workshop and discussion presented by WGS major Brittany Frankena! Topics will include intersectionality, privilege and ableism/disability justice!

Tuesday, 10/29, 10am-3pm:
Resolution Road
Join us on College Ave f to write and draw Love Your Body Resolutions and positive affirmations!

Wednesday, 10/30, 6pm-7pm:
NeoNaturalz: Plus Sized Is the New Normal
presented by Chisa Pennix-Brown of Lady Bizness, Inc. Curry 339

Love Your Body Week


Monday, October 28th to Friday, November 1st

Join us for a week of workshops, activities, and fun:

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Wednesday (continued) A Conversation and Live Demonstration to explore the Plus Sized woman of today! Takeaways: • Exploring Media Stereotypes of body shape • Individual Body Shape Identification & flattering options • Injecting your Natural Style into your wardrobe while being professional

Thursday, 10/31, 7pm:
"Busting Out", a film about America's obsession with breasts
Discussion to Follow, Curry 339

Friday, 11/1, 3pm:
Body Positive 101
A workshop by Taylor Chapman - Curry 339

A workshop on the basics of body positivity, presented by WGS student and member of the Full Circles Foundation, Taylor Chapman!

dialogue

About the Dialogues: During 2013-2014, WGS will host several faculty dialogues. The format will be something like 2-3 faculty who are currently doing or have recently completed research on similar topics will talk together briefly with interactive discussion from faculty/student audience to follow. The idea is to build intellectual community and to get to know each others' work better. Students and faculty from other departments welcome!

WGS Faculty Dialogue #2: Gender & Violence
Wednesday November 6th, 4pm-6pm
Pecky Cyprus Room, Alumni House, UNCG

Come hear WGS Faculty Members converse about research addressing different facets of the theme "Gender & Violence."

Presenting & Discussing at this session will be:

  • Gwen Hunnicutt, Sociology - the Sociological Implications of Traumatic Brain Injury among Domestic Violence Victims; Intimate Partner Violence among Self-Identified Queer Victims of Intimate Partner Violence; and Child Homicide Victimization and Military Involvement
  • Jackie White, Psychology - her experience as a 2012-2013 congressional fellow, with a focus on the debate surrounding the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act
  • Jenn Feather, English - the relationship between combat and aristocratic male identity in early Renaissance literature, using contemporary theories of gender and violence

Ampofo Poster

Gender Politics in Africa
Tuesday, November 19th, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Maple Room, EUC

Activist-Scholar, Dr. Akosua Adomako Ampofo, Director of the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana, will talk on "Gender Politics in Africa." She will explore issues of diversity in African gender scholarship and the analytical tools, concepts, theories and methods that have been introduced to the humanities. She will reflect on important contributions to Knowledge Production as well as show links to policy, activism and social transformations that are occurring and being challenged.

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