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Equal Pay: A Brown Bag Discussion

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

First Floor Piper Hall

Please join us for this informative discussion about the history of the pay gap and how it impacts you today. Learn about your rights regarding equal pay, as well as steps you can take to narrow the gap in your own career. Open to all students, staff, and faculty. Bring your lunch, refreshments will be served. Contact Nancy Freeman atnfreeman1@luc.edu or call the Gannon Center at (773) 508-8432 for more information.




Center for Urban Research and Learning - Friday Morning Seminars


Fridays, 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Cuneo 417



Friday, September 26, 2014: A Study of the Community Benefits Provided by Local Associations


Friday, October 3, 2014: Music-based Services for Young people Experiencing Homelessness: The Potential for Connection, Engagement, and Opportunity


Friday, October 10, 2014: Peacemaking, not Pacificism is the New Paradigm


Friday, October 17, 2014: The Business Community and Civic Engagement


Thursday, October 23, 2014*: The Effect of Public Policy on Private Student Lending


Friday, October 31, 2014: Using Land Banks to Stabilize and Restore Communities in Cook County


Friday, November 7, 2014: Tour of the Plant: The Plant Chicago

          RSVP required to this seminar. Please RSVP to Teresa Neumann at tneumann1@luc.edu


Friday, November 14, 2014: How Technology and Patronage Have Affected the Evolution of Ward Politics


Friday, November 21, 2014: Organizing to Fix Channel 11: Chicago's Public TV STation


Friday, December 5, 2014: The Foster School Paradox: Institutional Integration and the Disintegration of a Black Community in Evanston



Art Exhibit:  Finding Space: A solo show of new work by Ginny Sykes

(Loyola WSGS MA alum)

September 12 - November 1, 2014 (Opening Reception Friday, September 12, 5 pm - 8 pm)

Chicago Art Source Gallery, 1871 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago IL 60614

“The work in Finding Space veers toward observation, collapsing the space between my lived and perceptual experience and the abstracted performance of my responses, yet it is an essence rather than depiction of nature I am after. I use abstraction to communicate symbolic content, fusing gestural layering with texture, transparency and light. I like what Fairfield Porter once wrote about deKooning’s abstractions, that they ‘release human significances that cannot be expressed verbally’. I too am interested in releasing painting’s possibilities to create spaces that contain and are metaphors for the nature of subtlety, nuance, and mystery.” -Ginny Sykes

For more information/gallery hours visit www.chicagoartsource.com , http://ginnysykes.com/home.html, or call (773) 248-3100.


Reeling32: Chicago LGBT International Film Festival, (September 18-25)

Opening Night, Boy Meets Girl

5:30 pm- Pre-Screening Reception, 7:30 pm- Screening

Music Box Theatre, 3733 N Southport Chicago, IL 60613

“Trans actress Michelle Hendley shines in her debut with this winning, adorable romantic comedy. Featuring tender, unassuming acting and an achingly honest portrayal of just how painful it is growing up trans, no matter how funny and confident one may seem on the surface, BOY MEETS GIRL may seem a simple love story, but it is told so well, and so tenderly, that it absolutely cannot be missed.” For full festival schedule and to order tickets ($15/$35), visit http://reelingfilmfestival.org/


Pride Films and Plays’ Women’s Words Week, September 19-21, 2014

One Contemporary Classic, One Evening of Short Films, and Four Thrilling New Works

Center on Halsted 3656 N. Halsted Street Chicago IL 60613

Friday, September 19: staged reading of a contemporary lesbian classic - Patricia Kane’s Pulp, a gritty and witty play about the shady lavender menace known as lesbianism.

Saturday 20 and Sunday 21: the new works by the finalists will be performed, and you will meet women of mystery and women with history; women with tools and women who don’t suffer fools; women who dance and women who take the “man” out of romance. Tickets for Pulp are $20. Tickets for the Film Fest and the Saturday and Sunday readings are $10 each. A pass for the weekend can be purchased for $40 atBrownPapertickets.com or by calling 1 800 838 3006. Center on Halsted is at 3656 N Halsted. Chicago Public House Theater is at 3914 North Clark.


The Coffee Shop Presents:

"Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Feminism But Were Afraid to Ask"

Presented by Ann Dolinko, Shimer College, Introduction by David Schweickart, Loyola University

Saturday, September 27, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

1135 W. Sheridan Rd (Near the corner of Devon and Broadway)

No Cover, B.Y.O.B. For more information call 773-274-1670




Feminist Intensive Summer Camp

June 23-25, 2014

This intensive camp will feature two immersive days of meetings and workshops across New York City highlighting both cutting-edge and historically significant feminist work as well as one independent study day tailored to each camper’s interests.  There is an opportunity to extend through the end of the week through internship placements and other projects.  For more information and to register visit Feminist Intensive




Veteran Feminists of America Conference, Featuring Dr. Alice Kessler-Harris

"Labor & the Women's Movement:  The untold story and why it matters."

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Renaissance Grand Hotel, St. Louis, MO

Dr. Kessler-Harris is the R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History at Columbia University.  She is a leading expert on the subject of American labor and gender.Speakers at the event will celebrate the contribution of labor women to the second wave women's movement.   They will also look to the future of labor and women's rights. For a complete agenda, registration forms, and scholarship application, visit www.vfa-midwest.org


"Gender and Global Warfare in the Twentieth Century" Special Issue of Gender & History Volume 28:3 (November 2016)

Edited by Louise Edwards (UNSW Australia), Martha Hanna (University of Colorado), and Patricia M. E. Lorcin (University of Minnesota). Please submit 1-2 page abstracts in English (500-750 words maximum) togendhist@umn.edu by October 1, 2014, with ‘Special Issue 28:3 abstract submission’ in the subject line (limited funds for the translation of articles written in other languages might be available).

Invitations to present at the symposium will be issued in November 2014. Papers must be submitted for pre-circulation to the editors by March 30, 2015, as a condition of participation. The production of the special issue will follow a symposium, to be held at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in late April or early May 2015 (date to be announced), whose participants will be selected on the basis of the abstracts submitted. Work is invited that falls under one or more of the following rubrics: gendering engagement and resistance, sexuality and violence, politics and culture, memory and trauma, health practices and medicine, and ideologies of war. Interested authors are encouraged to consult the extended version of this call for abstracts on the Gender & History website at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1468-0424


Women and Spirituality Conference, Minnesota State University - Mankato

Keynote Speaker: Layli Maparyan - The Luminous Architecture of Change: Spiritual Activism, Personal Spiritual Journeys, and Spiritualizing Social Movement

Saturday, October 11 & Sunday October 12

Two days of workshops, discussions, exhibits, dialogue, discovery and celebration. Scholarships and college credit available. The Women and Spirituality Conference was born in 1981 and the purpose was to provide a supportive and nurturing setting for a dialogue of caring and mutual respect between and among women and men from many spiritual and religious traditions. ​The conference does not advocate or exclude any view and continues to foster an understanding and celebration of similarities and differences. For more information, a complete schedule, and registration form visit http://sbs.mnsu.edu/women/conference/women_and_spirituality_conf_program_10-11-14.pdf or https://www.facebook.com/womenandspirit (General registration $60; Students $35)

Pre-registrations must be postmarked by September 19 for reduced rates.



Call for Proposals: Wisconsin Women’s Studies Conference & UW Systems LGBTQ Conference

October 17 -19 2014

University Center - UW River Falls
Seeking proposals on the broadly defined theme of 'Gendered Planet:  Ethics, Ecology, and Equity' from across the disciplines addressing research, scholarship, program development, pedagogy, curriculum, creative work and/or community activism in the fields of Ecofeminism, Women’s Studies, Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, and Sexuality Studies, especially as they as they intersect with such areas as: Ethnic Studies, Disability Studies, International Studies, Poverty Studies, Peace Studies, and Environmental and/or Sustainability Studies, and other inter-disciplines.  


Participants are encouraged to draw upon the range of perspectives on gender and social justice to examine the present and future for our planet.  Considering intersections of issues that include (but are not limited to)  human oppression, animal exploitation, ecological degradation, as we promote ethical responses, solutions, and mindful decisions that create greater equity and sustainability for our humanity, animals, and earth.  For more information visit http://www.womensstudiesconsortium.org/


HISTORICISING RAPE. International Conference, Cardiff University, UK, 8-10 July 2015

Deadline for proposals: Monday, October 27 2014.

Keynote speaker: Professor Mary Louise Roberts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA; author of What Soldiers Do: Sex and the American G.I. in World War Two France, 1944-1946

The aim is to encourage a discussion that goes beyond either transhistorical or essentialist understandings of rape or those which see change primarily in terms of linear progress. Proposals are invited for participation in this three-day international conference on the history of rape, sexual abuse, and sexual violence.  Proposals for 25-minute papers, for complete panels (containing no more than three papers) or for round-table discussions are also invited. Abstracts of no longer than 300-words for each paper, along with a 50-word autobiography for each speaker, should be sent by email to Dr Garthine Walker at HistoricisingRape@cardiff.ac.uk by Monday, October 27 2014. Informal enquiries may also be sent to that address. Applicants will be informed by mid-November of whether their proposal has been accepted.



Menstrual Health and Reproductive Justice: Human Rights across the Lifespan

Keynote Speaker: Loretta Ross - Join us for a multidisciplinary and global conference to strengthen our research, activism, clinical service, artistic expression, and policy. We are working to achieve empowerment and social justice for women and girls everywhere by heightening menstrual health awareness, education, and services. Menstrual health is central to women’s ability to lead lives of dignity and well being in every society and every part of the world. Without menstrual health other core rights remain in jeopardy. Yet, menstrual health is rarely respected, protected, or fulfilled as a human right, and has not been recognized or theorized as a reproductive justice issue.

Now accepting abstracts—of no more than 500 words—describing papers, posters, workshops, panels or creative presentations. Proposals addressing all aspects of the menstrual cycle (physiological, sociocultural, psychological, or cross-cultural)  from menarche to menopause are encouraged, including those that involve research, theory, public policy, health care, and clinical applications, art, and activism. The possibilities are endless. Suggested topics intersect menstrual health and politics at any stage of the lifespan.

Abstract deadline is January 16, 2015. Also seeking spoken word artists and poets to participate in our second Menstrual Poetry Slam (interested? Email chris.bobel@umb.edu ) Abstract submission guidelines can be found at http://menstruationresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/SMCR2015SubmissionForm1.pdf and for more information visit: http://menstruationresearch.org/research/2015-conference/


Consuming/Culture: Women and Girls in Print and Pixels Conference

Friday, June 5 & Saturday, June 6, 2015

Oxford Brookes University, UK

This conference follows on from those held at Kingston (2012) and Cornell (2013), themed around women and magazines. We have selected a theme that will allow for a wide range of papers and we encourage submissions from scholars at all stages of their careers. We especially welcome proposals that incorporate the following themes: food, advertising, digital platforms/presentations, celebrities, sport marketing, memoirs, fashion, internationalisation, and all forms of identity/representational politics. The organisers encourage collaborative efforts, in both individual paper and panel submissions.Submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to consuming.culture.conference@gmail.com by 1 October 2014. For more information visit http://openbrookes.net/consumingculture/





Women's Studies & Gender Studies · 6430 N. Kenmore Avenue, Cuneo Hall 310, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.2177 · Fax: 773.508.8492 · E-mail: wsgsprogram@luc.edu

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