2012 - 2013 Archive

Spring 2013

Stonewall Flier

Screening of "Stonewall" Movie
Sponsored by Queer People of Color Collective

Tuesday January 22nd, 7:30pm
Glenwood Coffee and Books
1310 Glenwood Ave., Greensboro, NC

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Sex Work Talk

Sex Work and Personal Agency: Is it better to be a prostitute or a porn star?
A talk by Dr. Carisa Showden, Political Science & Women's & Gender Studies

January 23rd, 5pm, in the Faculty Center.

She will be talking about different elements that go into being an "agent" (having some form of control over the conditions of one's labor, having exit options, having direct interactions with those who would contest one's ideas and rights, etc.). Prostitution and pornography provide two concrete examples of these elements of agency in material practice.

The Great Conversation is sponsored by the Dept of Philosophy and Phi Sigma Tau. Any questions, please get in touch with Maggie in the Philosophy Department.

love your body week

UNCG and NCA&T MLK Day Celebration with Dick Gregory
January 23rd, 2013
Aycock Auditorium


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GWC Series Poster

Gender, War & Culture: Remembering the 1990s Balkans
January 24th & 25th
at Duke University


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women leaders' breakfast

Diversity Forum Breakfast: Women Leaders, Removing Barriers to Success @ UNCG
Friday January 25th,


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Working Group on Feminism and History
"Champagne and Senna Leaves: The Transnational Culture of Cuban Abortions, 1952-1960."

"The Working Group in Feminism and History is pleased to announce an exciting program for the spring semester! Our first meeting will be held on Friday, January 25th from 4:30-6:30 at the home of Emily Burrill in Carrboro. Rachel Hynson will present "Champagne and Senna Leaves: The Transnational Culture of Cuban Abortions, 1952-1960." All who are interested are welcome to attend. We will begin each meeting with a presentation by the author and then open the floor for discussion. We will conclude the meetings with refreshments and plenty of time for continued discussion and socializing."

Working Group on Feminism and History"Champagne and Senna Leaves: The Transnational Culture of Cuban Abortions, 1952-1960."

Friday, January 25th from 4:30-6:30 at the home of Emily Burrill in Carrboro, NC

For address, directions & a copy of the paper, please e-mail Emily Burrill at



Linda Arnold Carlisle Research Grant Recipient Christine Woodworth on...
"From Pantomime to Propaganda: The Activist Work of Actress Kitty Marion"

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013, 4:30-6pm
Macdonald Center (231 Curry) at UNCG

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food for thought poster

Food for Thought Series presents...
"The Grotesque Woman in Medieval Romance" by Carola Dwyer

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
North Spenser Parlor at UNCG

African American Studies Week: Feb. 11-15, 2013
Join us as we reflect on the meaning of Freedom and Equality

Monday, Feb. 11: 4-6 pm in 349 Curry
Reception for AFS Majors, Minors, Faculty and Interested Students
AFS Club meeting to follow at 6 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 12: 6-7:30 pm in Kirkland, EUC
Conversation with the Community
Featuring Dr. Benjamin Filene, Department of History
"Where is Tobe? Unfolding Stories of Childhood, Race, and Rural Life"

Wednesday, Feb. 13: 11:00-11:50, Auditorium, EUC
Presentation on the Underground Railroad
Meltonia Young, AFS Alumna

Thursday, Feb. 14
Look for the AFS "Freedom and Equality" Mosaic display

Friday, Feb. 15
AFS majors Reading Day at local elementary school

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trans ally button

WGS Salon
Trans 102: Being a Trans Ally

Friday February 15th, 2013 at 1pm

334 Curry Building

love your body week Peace & Nuclear Non-Proliferation:
A World of No Nukes?

February 15-16, 2013
Greensboro, NC, Guilford College

Deadline 2/15: SEWSA Dissertation Grants

This award is designed to assist graduate students who are members of SEWSA with research and professional development. Research should be consistent with the research mission of SEWSA to foster scholarship on and activism eliminating oppression and discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic background, physical ability, and class. The award is $1,500 and can be used for travel, books, supplies, and/or equipment.

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Fall 2012

Supporting Immigrant Families flyer

Community Conference:
Supporting Immigrant Families

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
UNCG, Elliott University Center

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Flyer for Speak Out

Community Speak-Out on the Conviction of Jorge Cornell

Thursday, December 6, 2012, 7:00 PM
Beloved Community Center, 417 Arlington Street

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book cover

Book Reading and Discussion from "Democracy, Dialogue, and
Community Action: Truth and Reconciliation in Greensboro"

with author Spoma Jovanovic

Friday, December 7, 5-7 p.m.

Glenwood Coffee & Books
1310 Glenwood Avenue, Greensboro

Author Spoma Jovanovic will read from her new book detailing how people in Greensboro convened the first Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the United States. In this holiday season, the discussion that follows will invite questions and comments on how forgiveness and apologies can usher in new possibilities for community building and justice.

love your body week

Fall Events at the Stone House!

Mindfulness & Leadership, shifting our relationships to money, the history of the race construct and more!

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love your body week Sexual Assault 101:
An Introduction to Sexual Violence Victim Advocacy

December 5th - 6th, 2012
Shelby, NC
love your body week

UNCG and NCA&T MLK Day Celebration with Dick Gregory
January 23rd, 2013
Aycock Auditorium


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Women's Party Flyer

Guilford Green Foundation
Women's Party

February 9th, 2013
The Regency Room, 203 S. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC

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love your body week Peace & Nuclear Non-Proliferation:
A World of No Nukes?

February 15-16, 2013
Greensboro, NC, Guilford College

Women NC Student Fellows "Local to Global" Dinner
February 21, 2013
Raleigh, NC


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Rifkin Book talk Flyer

"When Did Indians Become Straight?"
A book talk with WGS Faculty member Mark Rifkin

Tuesday January 29th, 3pm
WGS Library (338 Curry), UNCG

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audre lorde screen shot

Black Feminist Film School Celebrates Audre Lorde, Ada Griffin and Michelle Parkerson
Wednesday, January 30th, 6:30 pm
Duke University FHI Garage Smith Warehouse Bay 4 114 S. Buchanan Blvd.
Durham, NC 27708-0403

Join the Black Feminist Film School Crew for a special screening of Ada Griffin and Michelle Parkerson's crucial film on the life and legacy of Audre Lorde in preparation for February (or as Alexis likes to call it..."the month of our Lorde"). Also be the FIRST to learn about Lex's new Lorde Concordance traveling performance through an interactive exercise! See you there!!!!

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Gause-Rustin flyer

1/31 & 2/1: Guilford College's Bayard Rustin Center - Events Honoring MLK Jr.


Trailer of film:


Duke's 7th Annual Feminist Theory Workshop
March 22nd and 23rd, 2013

Registration now open!

The Seventh Annual Feminist Theory Workshop offers a unique opportunity for scholars to engage in sustained dialogue about feminist theory as a scholarly domain of inquiry. The "workshop" approach of this conference requires active participation of both presenters and attendees.

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love your body week

Innovations in Domestic and Sexual Violence Research and Practice Conferences
April 9th-10th, 2013

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love your body week

Outrage! SEWSA 2013
April 18th-20th, 2013

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The white caucus of the Guilford Anti-Racism Alliance offering presentations on "What is Whiteness?"

...about whiteness, racism and the race construct.

whiteness visible

Topics include:
The origins of wealth disparities
Teaching about race
Disparities in education
Implicit bias
The school to prison to pipeline
The myth of race/how we define race
Disparities in medical treatment
White organizational cultural

We would be glad to arrange a single presentation or, if you would be interested in more than one topic, to work with you and your group to structure a mini series that is of particular interest.

Contact: Claire Morse,


Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Activism and Scholarship: A Conference Honoring Amy Swerdlow
Fifteenth Annual Women's History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College

CFP Deadline: Monday, December 3, 2012

Confrence: Friday and Saturday March 1-2, 2013

Featuring: The keynote address by women's historian Alice Kessler Harris, distinguished professor at Columbia University and author of Difficult Women: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman

Round table discussion about the life and work of Amy Swerdlow moderated by Blanch Weisen Cooke, author of The Biography of Eleanor Roosevelt Volumes 1 and 2.

Amy Swerdlow (1923-2012), graduate and former director of the women's history graduate program at Sarah Lawrence College was a scholar, activist, teacher, mentor and mother. She was a founding member and a significant force in Women Strike for Peace, a grassroots movement that greatly influenced the end of above ground nuclear weapons testing, especially emphasizing the effect this had on children's health. The organization went on to protest the Vietnam War. Amy Swerdlow sat on the national board of the antiwar group known as Clergy and Laity Concerned, chaired the steering committees of two antiwar coalitions of women's groups, the Jeannette Rankin Brigade and the Women's Emergency Coalition, and was a member of the New York State coordinating council of the National Women's Political Caucus. Amy Swerdlow was the quintessential activist scholar.

Send proposals to:
Tara James, Associate Director
Graduate Program in Women's History
Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way, Bronxville, New York 10708

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Call For Papers: Gender Matters Conference

CFP Due Date: 12/3/12

Conference Dates: April 12-13, 2013

Governors State University and
DePaul University
Announce the 3rd annual
April 12-13, 2013
Downtown Chicago, Illinois

Please direct inquiries to:

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Call for Proposals "Intersections of Sexuality, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity"

Submission Deadline: 12/7/12

Conference Date: 3/9/13

Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD 21251

The Women's and Gender Studies Program at Morgan State University, in
conjunction with B'More Proud, invites scholars to participate in a
one-day academic symposium. The symposium will be held on Saturday, March
9, 2013. This symposium seeks to explore the complex intersections of
sexuality, gender, race and ethnicity as they relate to LGBTQ themes.
Each year's themes will reflect the dimensionality of intersectional
inquiry. The symposium is open to scholars in every discipline whose work
is pertinent to Queer Studies and/or the LGBTQ community.

We invite submissions in the following subject areas:
. Human rights . Religion
. Marriage . Redefining Families
. Transgender Issues . Health and Reproductive Rights
. Film and Literature . Popular Culture
. Government and Law . Global Contexts
. Science and Medicine . Mental Health

Submission Guidelines:
We invite one-page abstracts for individual papers and panels. We
encourage proposals in creative formats, including artwork. Students are
also invited to submit abstracts for consideration.

Abstracts and proposals should be submitted via email to
and should be in either Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, or Rich Text format,
and should include
the following:

A cover page that contains the following information for abstracts and
i. Author's name
ii. Title of Submission
iii. Institutional affiliation
iv. Contact information (email, phone number, mailing address)
v. The area of the submission (e.g. economics, English, philosophy, etc.)

Call for Submissions: Outstanding Student Papers

Call for Papers Due: Friday, December 7, at 5:00 p.m.

Symposium: Friday, February 22, 2013

UNCG, Elliott University Center

The Honors Symposium offers outstanding undergraduates the opportunity to participate in an academic conference with concurrent sessions. Each student presents a ten-minute paper, after which a faculty respondent offers commentary. The 2012 Symposium featured 44 student paper presentations, and we look forward to an equal number of exceptional presentations this year. Presentations are followed by a keynote speaker and reception

For more information about the Symposium, students and faculty may contact Dr. Angela Bolte in Lloyd International Honors College at (336) 334-4734 or

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1/1: Call for Papers "Joss in June"
...a one-day conference devoted to exploring and examining the works of Joss Whedon.

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Rethinking Work: The 15th Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group
Keynote addresses by: Fredric Jameson, Kathi Weeks, Michael Denning, and Kevin Floyd

CFP Deadline: 1/11/13

Conference Dates: March 21-23, 2013 at the University of Florida

Since the economic downturn of 2008, rhetoric about work has permeated political discourse in the United States, the European Union, and elsewhere. However, the notion that "work" has inherent, positive value regardless of its content, consequences, or level of compensation is seldom challenged. Instead, politicians on both the right and the left are confident that repeating the word "work" as a kind of incantation will conjure a safe and shared, if ultimately nebulous, set of assumptions. In turn, these assumptions are used as a means to manufacture political consensus, even as work (or its absence) is a primary determinant of economic and cultural division. Thus, this conference proposes to follow Marx's imperative to exit the "noisy" public sphere "where everything takes place on the surface and in full view of everyone" and instead enter "into the hidden abode of production" so that we may better understand the political power of the word "work," the concept it signifies, and its material consequences for workers and non-workers around the world.

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Call for Papers: Beyond the Binaries
Special Issue of Early American Studies

Call for Papers Due: January 31st, 2013

In a 1993 article in *Sciences*, biologist and historian Anne Fausto-Sterling provocatively argued that human sex could not be neatly
divided into two simple categories, men and women. Instead, she recommended a five-part system of categorization, including men, women, merms, ferms, and herms. At the time of publication, Fausto-Sterling's tongue-in-cheek proposal provoked more criticism than applause, but in the past two decades scholars in a wide range of disciplines, from neuroscience to gender studies, have added evidence to her assertion that binary sex categories
are not a biological rule. With a few exceptions, however, historians of early America have been slow to question the binary of man and woman. In
the uproar provoked by her proposal, few recall that Fausto-Sterling began her article not with a headline grabbed from the daily papers, but with an
historical example dating to 1840s Connecticut.

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(Jobs, Internships, Awards, Grants & Fellowships)

Ongoing: Beatrice Bain Research Group Affiliated Scholars Program

The BEATRICE BAIN RESEARCH GROUP (BBRG) is the University of California, Berkeley's critical feminist research center, established in 1986 to support and coordinate feminist scholarship across disciplines. The BBRG is particularly interested in enabling research on gender in its intersections with sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, nation, religion, postcoloniality, globalization and transnational feminisms.

Among the BBRG programs and activities is the BBRG Affiliated Visiting Scholars Program, designed to accommodate scholars who would like to spend a relatively short period of time in residence, ranging from one month to six months.

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Opportunity to Update book titled "Women of Guilford County, NC"

A book entitled "Women of Guilford County, NC" from 1740-1979 was written and published in 1979 as a fundraiser for Women of Guilford, Inc., the fundraising arm of Greensboro's Commission on the Status of Women.

Women of Guilford, Inc is considering editing and updating the book in time for the 40th anniversary of the Greensboro Commission on the Status of Women in about three years.

Anyone interested in editting, researching, writing, printing, fundraising....
should contact:
Julie Lapham, PhD
Board Member
Women of Guilford, Inc

UNCG's Progressive Library Guild Book Drive
book drive

Contact April Parker

12/17 Deadline: Dawn S. Chaney Award for Outstanding Woman Serving the LGBTQ Community

Guilford Green Foundation is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2013 Dawn S. Chaney Award. This award is given to an outstanding woman (lesbian or straight ally) in recognition of her contributions to the Triad community for her work with the area LGBT community. Women who have helped foster a better community or helped create positive social change for the LGBT community are the ideal nominees for this award.

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Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship In The Humanities

Due: 1/7/13

The Women's and Gender Studies Department, in collaboration with the Institute for Research on Women (IRW) at Rutgers University, is pleased to announce a two-year postdoctoral fellowship supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The selected fellow will receive a stipend of $50,000 each year as well as an annual research allocation of $2,000 and Rutgers University health benefits. The fellow will pursue research and teach three courses in the Women's and Gender Studies Department during the two-year term of her/his appointment and will participate in seminars, and other IRW activities.

For more information on the programs available for the Mellon fellows at the IRW, please see:

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Office of Multicultural Affairs Roots Institute

Deadline: 2/1/13

The R.O.O.T.S. Institute is an interactive, educational and fun retreat focusing on engaging in deep dialogue on topics of diversity in the service of social justice. The aim is to use our different experiences in an increasingly multicultural society to both understand how the dynamics of power and privilege affect our lives at the personal, group and systemic levels and to develop strategies to deal with oppression in our own lives. Participants are encouraged to bring their whole selves to the experience: all identities, experiences, interests, political affiliations and spiritual traditions are welcome! We believe true learning involves the body, mind and spirit, therefore we encourage a holistic learning experience.

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Paid Internships Advocating for Farmworkers
Applications Due 2/4/13

One day, all farmworkers will have dignity in their work and livelihood. Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) has 20-years experience providing opportunities for students and farmworkers to learn about each other's lives, share resources and skills and build diverse coalitions working for social change.SAF interns & fellows come from diverse backgrounds and about half are from farmworker families. In addition to working full-time with a farmworker agency, program participants can perform in our Theater Group or complete a Documentary Project with farmworkers using photography and audio recordings. Participants also organize community awareness projects and community health projects.

Applications due February 4, 2013

Qualified applicants are current college students or recent graduates (within 1 year) and must speak high-intermediate to advanced Spanish. SAF preferences students from the Southeast and students from farmworker families- especially those involved in the CAMP program. SAF also preferences applicants who will have use of a vehicle for the duration of the program.

Into the Fields Internship: 10-week summer program June 3-August 11, 2013

Sowing Seeds for Change Fellowship: 6-month program June 3-November 15, 2013

Summer 2013 Research Fellowships at The Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston
Application and supporting materials must be postmarked
by February 4, 2013.

Fellowships are open to academic scholars, independent researchers, and graduate students. The Library's collections, centered on the papers of Mary Baker Eddy and records documenting the history of Christian Science, offer scholars countless opportunities for original research.

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SBS Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships

All materials must be received by February 15, 2013, and should be submitted to Questions can be directed to Professor Osei Appiah (

The Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University supports promising scholars who are committed to diversity in the academy and to prepare those scholars to enter tenure track faculty positions. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the American professoriate.

Fellows will be affiliated with one of the eight academic units of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Communication, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Speech and Hearing Science. The Division also houses six interdisciplinary research units: the Cognitive Science Center, the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Imaging, the Criminal Justice Research Center, the Center for Human Resource Research, the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, and the Initiative in Population Research. Fellows may also have the opportunity to participate in the activities of the Kirwan Institute for Race and Ethnicity, a multidisciplinary center founded jointly by the Divisions of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Humanities; and the College of Law.

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Beatrice Bain Research Group Scholars-In-Residence Program
Deadline 3/15

The BEATRICE BAIN RESEARCH GROUP (BBRG) is the University of California, Berkeley's critical feminist research center, established in 1986 to support and coordinate feminist scholarship across disciplines. The BBRG is particularly interested in enabling research on gender in its intersections with sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, nation, religion, postcoloniality, globalization and transnational feminisms.

Among its programs and activities, the BBRG has a Scholars-in-Residence Program. Under the auspices of this Program, each year the BBRG hosts a new group of approximately ten competitively selected scholars from the U.S. and abroad for a period of one academic year.

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