Women's & Gender Studies Events Spring 2013
February 6: Speaker: Charlotte Headrick, "Standing on Their Shoulders: Reclaiming the Women who Created and Continue to Shape the Irish Theater , 6pm, Science Auditorium (CE Credit)
Berry welcomes guest speaker Charlotte Headrick to speak on the Women of Irish theater. More information to come!
February 14, 11-12:30: Sexual Health Valentines (with EMPOWER)
What better way than to say "I love and respect you" than with a valentine that celebrates good sexual health? Whether you're picking up a Valentine for a sweetheart or for yourself, stop by the table in Krannert on V-Day to pick up a sexual health Valentine from EMPOWER! More details to come!
February 20: Film-- Flirting with Danger, 6pm, Evans Auditorium (CE Credit)
Social and developmental psychologist and author Lynn Phillips explores the line between consent and coercion in this thought-provoking look at popular culture and the ways real girls and women navigate their heterosexual relationships and hookups. Featuring dramatizations of interviews that Phillips conducted with hundreds of young women, the film examines how the wider culture's frequently contradictory messages about pleasure, danger, agency, and victimization enter into women's most intimate relationships with men. For more information about the film, click here!
February 21: Faculty Collective Recital-- Salute to Women Composers, 7:30pm
Come here a collective faculty recital saluting female composers!
February 26-28: Love Your Body Week
Join EMPOWER as we celebrate the radical decision to love our bodies exactly the way they are-- lumps, bumps, and all! More details to come.
March: Women's History Month
Continue to check the website for more information about special events held in celebration of Women's History Month!
March 13: Film-- Latinos Beyond Reel, 6pm, Evans Auditorium (CE Credit)
In Latinos Beyond Reel, filmmakers Miguel Picker and Chyng Sun examine how US news and entertainment media portray -- and do not portray -- Latinos. Drawing on the insights of Latino scholars, journalists, community leaders, actors, directors, and producers, they uncover a pattern of gross misrepresentation and gross under-representation -- a world in which Latinos tend to appear, if at all, as gangsters and Mexican bandits, harlots and prostitutes, drug dealers and welfare-leeching illegals. The film challenges viewers to think critically about the wide-ranging effects of these media stereotypes, and to envision alternative representations and models of production more capable of capturing the humanity and diversity of real Latinos. To view a trailer for the film, click here!
March 14: Speaker: Erin Dubyak, "Flying the Plane as We Build It": A Study of One Organization's Goals of Preventing Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Female Youth, 6:30pm, Science Auditorium (CE Credit)
Come hear visiting Berry professor Erin Dubyak speak on her research! Within the U.S. there is a growing interest in the case of female adolescents being coerced into the sex industry. This interest, which emerged due to U.S. involvement in the international trafficking phenomena and grassroots organizing, has resulted in a movement to end commercial sexual exploitation of children (also known as “child trafficking)”. Feminist activists have mobilized around this issue seeking recourse for youth who have been victims of exploitation. Erin Dubyak presents her research of a prevention/early intervention program, the “Girls Coalition,” founded for adjudicated girls who are deemed “high risk” for commercial sexual exploitation. The Youth Resource Center, a non-profit organization, began the Girls Coalition in order to prevent exploitation by empowering the youth to better their lives. While not an openly identified feminist organization, the Girls Coalition does espouse feminist goals and its mission emulates feminist processes. Through qualitative methods Dubyak's study explores how the staff understand their role in the lives of the youth they serve as well as the organization in which they work.
March 15, 11pm & March 16, 7:30pm: The Vagina Monologues, Krannert Underground (CE Credit)
Join EMPOWER for the annual staged reading of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues. Based on interviews with hundreds of women about, yes, their vaginas, Ensler's powerful work is read by members of the Berry Community. A small door fee will be charged to raise funds for a local nonprofit. More details to come.
March 19: Film: The Young Victoria, 7pm, Evans Auditorium (CE Credit Pending)
Join Dr. Snider and the WNS program for a screening of this film dramatizing the early life of Queen Victoria, Britain's longest reigning monarch.
March 20, "This is What a Feminist Looks Like" Day and The F-Word Panel (6pm, McAllister Auditorium, CE Credit) with Dr. Bailey, Dr. Conradsen, and Dr. Whelan
Be sure to pre-order your "This is What a Feminist Looks Like" T-shirt from EMPOWER so that you'll have something to wear on the day we celebrate that feminists are everywhere, look like anyone, and come from all walks of life. Then, that evening at 6pm in the McAllister Auditorium (Science Auditorium), join a panel discussion of faculty about what feminism actually is (and what it is not!). For the budding feminist, anyone who is confused about feminism, and anyone who thinks they are anti-feminist should come to this panel!
March 25: "European Immigration: Visions of Women" Film Series: Since Otar Left, 6:30pm, MAC Auditorium (CE CREDIT)
Part of a special film series cosponsored with the Departments of Foreign Language, this film features the story of a Georgian family whose beloved son emigrates to France for better economic opportunity. A story of deceit, love, family and obligations, this film won the Critics' Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003.
March 26: "Stories from the Home Front and Beyond: A Generational Look at Women's History", 5pm, Krannert Ballroom (CE Credit)
Join us for what should be a very special evening, featuring a screening of Rosie: Stories from the Home Front (30 minutes), a documentary made by and featuring local Romans. A panel discussion featuring several generations of women will discuss their view of history as they lived it.
March 27: "European Immigration: Visions of Women" Film Series: Persepolis, 6:30pm, MAC Auditorium, CE Credit
Based on Marjane Strapi's autobiographical graphic novel of the same name, this story follows a young girl as she comes of age against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution. This film was the cow inner of the Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. The film will be introduced by Dr. Lidke.
April 1: "European Immigration: Visions of Women" Film Series: Dirty Pretty Things, 6:30pm, Evans Auditorium, CE Credit
Starring BAFTA-winning actor Chiwetel Eijofor and Audrey Tautou, and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, this film follows the story of two illegal immigrants living in London.
April 3: "European Immigration: Visions of Women" Film Series: The Women on the 6th Floor, 5pm, Evans Auditorium, CE Credit
Set in Paris in the late 1960s, this film is a social comedy that contrasts the propriety of a well-to-do French family with the humor and honest of the Spanish cleaning ladies who work in their apartment building.
April 9: Equal Payday and Unequal Bake Sale
It takes the average woman until April 9, 2013, to earn what a man made during the 12 months of 2012. To learn more about the wage gap-- which increases depending on race, regardless of gender-- join EMPOWER for an informational session and an unequal bake sale, where women will be charged 77 cents for baked goods while men will be charged $1. Think this isn't fair? Neither is the fact that the average woman earns 77 cents for every dollar a man earns.
April 17: "Sexual Assault Awareness on College Campuses": 6pm, Krannert Ballroom A, $2 pre-sale and $3 at the door
Hosted by the Spring 2013 WNS412 Senior Seminar class. This fundraiser will raise awareness and money for the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest GA. There will be dinner available and student presentations about sexual assault on college campuses. All proceeds go to the SAC.
April 28: Sexual Assault Awareness Walk: 2pm, Clara Bowl, small entry fee
Co-sponsored by BSA, EMPOWER, LISTEN, and Women's and Gender Studies. Come join in a walk to raise awareness and funds for the Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia. The first 20 people to arrive at the walk will get a free t-shirt. There will also be a raffle of Swift & Finch gift cards and more! All proceeds go to the SAC.