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FEMINIST OPEN MIC

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 7-9pm

(Piper Hall, Fireplace Room)

Join us for a gathering to hear works by and about feminists/feminist writers to encourage growth and knowledge on feminist issues. Hear works by Rebecca Walker, Joan Cavanagh, Caitlin Moran, and others. Refreshments will be provided!

 

 

Center for Urban Research and Learning - Friday Morning Seminars

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

Cuneo 417

 

 

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

 

 

 

University Libraries Workshops

Complete Fall 2014 Calendar

Workshops cover topics such as citations, Chicago-specific collections, primary sources, research secrets, and many others. Unless otherwise noted, all workshops will be held in IC-120 and will last for approximately 30 minutes. If you’re not able to attend a workshop, but would like to learn about the topic, please contact University Libraries. Additional workshops for groups or one on one meetings can also be scheduled. Visit http://libraries.luc.edu/classes/calendar for full workshop schedule.

 

The Peace and Social Justice Faculty Research Series, “Cross-Age Peer Mentoring in High Violence Communities: Promoting Peace”

Professor Maryse Richards, Department of Psychology & Professor Katherine Tyson, School of Social Work

Thursday, November 13, 12-1:30 p.m.

IES Conference Rm 116

The Peace & Social Justice Faculty Research Series is a forum for Loyola faculty to present their work on issues of relevance to peace and social justice to interested faculty colleagues in an informal atmosphere. Feel free to bring a lunch and hear about this fascinating research project. The talks are geared toward faculty; graduate students and advanced undergraduates are welcome. See attached flyer.

 

Let’s Talk About Women

Friday, November 14, 2:00-430 PM (Panel 2:15-3:15; Presentation & Reception 3:15-4:30)

Piper Hall, LSC

Part I is a Panel Discussion with Dr. Susan Ross and Dr. Hille Haker (Loyola University Chicago),and Dr. Cristina Traina (Northwestern University) called "Gender, 'Gender Ideology', and the Family: Feminist Perspectives on the Prospects for Change in the Catholic Church."

Part II will be Feminist Ethics Poster Presentations & Reception, where Graduate students in Feminist Ethics will present their research as interactive poster presentation.

 

Q STUDIES: ​TransLaw 101: Legal Issues Facing Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Communities

Monday, November 17, 6:00 p.m.

Maguire 260, WTC

This is a discussion about the many ways in which transgender and gender non-conforming people interact with the legal system. Whether dealing with identity documents, family law, or criminal cases, trauma-informed communication is key no matter if you’re a lawyer, social worker, advocate, or friend. Participants will learn about the current legal, political, and policy landscape and about the work being done towards liberation. The Guest Speaker is Owen Daniel-McCarter of TransLife Center (a project of Chicago House) & Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois. Sponsored by The Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, Water Tower Campus Life, and OUTlaw. For specific accommodations or questions, please contact Eliot Colin at ecolin@luc.edu. Dinner will be provided. See attached flyer.

 

Relay for Life, Colleges Against Cancer at Loyola University Chicago

Friday, March 27, 2015 6:00 pm - 6:00 am

This 12 hour event is open to students, faculty and the local community to fundraise alongside the American Cancer Society. This time is to celebrate those who have fought cancer and won, to remember those who have lost, and to support those still facing the disease. Because cancer doesn't sleep, neither will we! Whether you want to join the organization to help plan other events throughout the year, learn how to sign up for Relay, or if you've been affected by cancer in some way, Colleges Against Cancer Loyola are here for you. Visit RelayForLife.org/LoyolaIL to sign up and start fundraising now or email Justine Minas at jminas@luc.edu for more information.

  

 

Exhibit: David Bowie Is

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago IL 60611

September 23, 2014–January 4, 2015

David Bowie Is presents the first retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie—one of the most pioneering and influential performers of our time. More than 400 objects, most from the David Bowie Archive—including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, photography, set designs, album artwork, and rare performance material from the past five decades—are brought together for the first time. Tickets are $25 for adults and teens, $10 children (age 7–12), and free for children 6 and under. Price includes museum admission.Visit http://www2.mcachicago.org/exhibition/david-bowie-is/ for more information.

 

 

Author Reading: Dannielle Owens-Reid, Kristin Russo (This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids) & Vivek Shraya (God Loves Hair)

Thursday, November 13, 7:00 p.m.

Center on Halsted - 3656 N. Halsted

For this event, "Everyone Is Gay" co-founders Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo will share inspiring stories from their new question-and-answer book This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids, which fosters conversation about LGBTQ youth issues, parenting, and diverse representations of family. Owens-Reid and Russo have reached more than 8 million readers online with their work for LGBTQ youth and are thrilled to offer their presentation in a more intimate, non-virtual setting. This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids speaks to parents who want practical, straightforward advice on how to communicate and better parent their LGBTQ child. Canadian author Vivek Shraya will join Dannielle and Kristin and read from his book, God Loves Hair. This compilation of short stories follows a tender, intellectual, and curious child as he navigates complex realms of sexuality, gender, racial politics, religion, and belonging.

 

Mom+Baby Holiday Circus

Sumday, November 16, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Women and Children First Bookstore, 5233 N. Clark St. Chicago IL 60640

Join Mom+Baby for our Holiday Circus & Book/Toy Drive at Women & Children First. Families with kiddos ages 0 to 5 are invited to enjoy activities, story time, snacks, and giving. Mom+Baby (www.mombabychicago.org)  is an organization that helps create legislation that supports women and children. The book and toy drive will benefit the Chicago-based not-for-profit, Share Our Spare (http://shareourspare.org).

 

National Women’s Hall of Fame Forum: “Does Equality Ask Us to Settle for Less?”

Monday, November 17, 7:00 p.m.

Roosevelt University, Library (10th Floor), 430 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago IL

This panel discussion will ask questions such as: What happened to liberation on the way to equality? What are we saying when we say women seek equality? Does a human rights discourse speak to freedom? Visithttps://www.facebook.com/RooseveltUniversity for more information.

 

 

 

  

 

Feminist Camp 2015

January 4-11, 2015

NYC

Want to do something a little different this winter break? Looking for a way to kick off 2015 with the strongest dose of feminist inspiration possible? Feminist Camp is an experience like no other. Spend a week running around NYC meeting feminist movers and shakers from all walks of life: philanthropy, art, reproductive justice, activism, publishing, and more. Learn firsthand what it's like to work at a feminist nonprofit, have lunch with your favorite feminist author, and speak with leaders in the feminist fights against street harassment, campus rape, and more. Register by November 15 (payment due in full by December 1). Some financial assistance available. Visithttp://www.soapboxinc.com/feminist-bootcamp/ for more information.

 

2015 Queer Studies Conference: Navigating Normativities, Queering Institutions and Challenging Inequalities

University of North Carolina Asheville

April 2-4, 2015

The UNC Asheville Queer Studies Conference, a biennial event established in 1998, attracts an international audience of activists, academics, and artists who showcase a range of creative and scholarly pursuits related to the investigation of genders and sexualities. All GLBTQ-related proposals will be considered. We invite a diverse representation of approaches and participants, including faculty, staff, graduate students, community members and undergraduate students.  All formats will be considered, including paper presentations (15 minutes), panels (60 to 75 minutes), workshops, exhibitions, film screenings, and performances. Paper presentations will be organized into groups of 3 to 4. For more information visit:  https://wgss.unca.edu/queer-studies-conference. In addition, there is a special call for papers, presentations or performances on the theme of Black Mountain College. Inquiries and submissions for this special theme should be sent to Dr. Brian Butler, bbutler@unca.edu.

Panel proposals, paper abstracts, and proposals for art exhibitions, workshops, film screenings and performances are due as a PDF or .Doc file attachment no later than Monday, November 24, 2014.

 

2014 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics

Iowa State University

This is an annual competition designed to encourage and reward scholars embarking on significant research in the area of women and politics. Proposals from a variety of disciplines are accepted and blind-reviewed by a faculty committee. Research projects submitted for prize consideration may address any topic related to women and politics. Scholars at any level, including graduate students and junior faculty members, may apply. The prize includes a $1500 cash award for each project selected. Honorable mention prizes of $750 per project may also be awarded. Entries must be mailed (Do not fax or email) and must be postmarked by November 26, 2014. For more information contact Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at cattcntr@iastate.edu or call (515) 294-3181.

 

Girls Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Undergraduate Research

This journal is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that publishes the work of undergraduate students on topics such as the socialization of female adolescents, gender expectations, identity, body image, the impact of media on girls, and girl empowerment. Submissions of an interdisciplinary nature as well as from across the disciplines--for example, from Sociology, History, Literature, Cultural Studies, Education, Art, and Feminist Theory (to name a few) are welcomed. We invite undergraduates of any institution to submit the following: Editorial, opinion, or perspective essays, research papers, and/or reviews of relevant media (books, movies, television). Further information can be found, and submissions made, at our website gsj.columbiasc.edu. Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Heather Hahn and Dr. Allan Nail, editors, at gsj@columbiasc.edu. The first issue will be published in Spring 2015, and thereafter in the Fall and Spring of each academic year. Deadline for consideration in the first issue is 30 November 2014.

 

THINKING GENDER 2015: 25th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference

April 23-24, 2015

UCLA Covell Commons

Call for presentations:” Power, Contested Knowledge, and Feminist Practices.” How have feminist approaches altered the existing understanding of scientific knowledge and practices? Celebrating the 25th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, Thinking Gender 2015 invites submissions for individual papers, pre-constituted panels, and posters on topics that focus on the participation and/or contribution of marginalized individuals or groups who have been historically excluded from knowledge production. We welcome papers and posters—across all disciplines and historical periods—that engage with the concept of the body as a contested site intersecting with gender, race, sexuality, and identity and how it is related to certain agencies in particular contexts. We invite scholarship engaging the following topics or others related to the conference theme of “Power, Contested Knowledge, and Feminist Practices”:The bodies of medicine, Gender movement in contested spaces, Construction and representations of bodies in the arts, Faith and feminism, and others. No previously published material is eligible. Students proposing individual papers and posters are to submit an abstract (250 words), a proposal (5 double-spaced pages maximum), a CV (2 pages maximum), and a Works Cited (1 page maximum). All components are to be submitted to the website at https://uclacsw.submittable.com, according to the submission guidelines. For submission guidelines, visit: http://www.csw.ucla.edu/conferences/thinking-gender/thinking-gender-2015. Send submissions to: https://uclacsw.submittable.comDeadline for submissions: Monday, December 15, 2014 (Event is free and open to the public. There will be a $50 registration fee for each presenter).

 

 

“Fun with Dick and Jane: Gender and Childhood” Gender Studies Conference

Thursday, December 4 - Saturday, December 6, 2014

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana

Students are invited to submit proposals to participate in this conference.  Students will be expected to present a fifteen minute talk and to field questions about it. How are children gendered?  How do we account for transgender children? How have ideas about girls and boys changed historically?  How are children hailed as gendered consumers? How do schools inculcate ideas about gender? How do children’s books promote ideas about gender?  How do changing ideas about parenting relate to children’s gendering? Proposals should consist of a 200 word abstract of the paper, a list of three keywords, and a brief biographical statement listing your title, the name of your college or university, your year, and the origin of the paper (i.e the course you wrote it for and your teacher). Proposals are due October 15, 2014. Send proposals to Pamela Wojcik, Director of Gender Studies, The University of Notre Dame, by email, with the subject line “Gender and Childhood”: Pamela.Wojcik.5@nd.edu . Visit http://genderstudies.nd.edu/events/2014/12/04/25595-fun-with-dick-and-jane-gender-and-childhood-conference/ for more information.

 

 Girls Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Undergraduate Research

This journal is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that publishes the work of undergraduate students on topics such as the socialization of female adolescents, gender expectations, identity, body image, the impact of media on girls, and girl empowerment. Submissions of an interdisciplinary nature as well as from across the disciplines--for example, from Sociology, History, Literature, Cultural Studies, Education, Art, and Feminist Theory (to name a few) are welcomed. We invite undergraduates of any institution to submit the following: Editorial, opinion, or perspective essays, research papers, and/or reviews of relevant media (books, movies, television). Further information can be found, and submissions made, at our website gsj.columbiasc.edu. Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Heather Hahn and Dr. Allan Nail, editors, at gsj@columbiasc.edu. The first issue will be published in Spring 2015, and thereafter in the Fall and Spring of each academic year. Deadline for consideration in the first issue is 30 November 2014.

 

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/

 

Study Abroad: Comparative Women's and Gender Studies in Europe (WGSE) program

Antioch University, Antioch Education Abroad

A significant aim of the WGSE program is to explore Europe in its diversity and cross-culturally. With this goal in mind, the program takes students to several differently situated European nations while underscoring experiences of women and sexual, ethnic, and religious minorities in these respective national communities. These topics are addressed both through scholarly inquiry and situated empirical experience throughout the semester, framed through our discussions of post-colonial, feminist, and queer theories. For additional details regarding the program curriculum, itinerary, and leadership visit http://www.antioch.edu/aea2/programs/womens-gender-studies/. This program is offered each Fall semester. Application Deadline: March 30.

 

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, internationalization, and all forms of identity/representational politics. The organizers 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/

 

 

 

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