UpComing GWS Events 2016-2017



Monday, March 13, 2017
1-3pm
Institute for the Humanities, Stevenson Hall (lower level)
2017 Women's Heritage Month Lecture/Celebration

Loretta Ross, When Does Feminism Serve White Supremacy: Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump.
GWS Co-sponsors with the Women's Leadership and Resource Center
Thursday, April 27, 2017
5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Civic Engagement, Community Service and Community Organizing  (CECSCO) Awards and Year End Party

 

PAST GWS EVENTS, 2016-2017 

    Date , Time & Location Speaker Topic
    Wednesday, August 31, 2016 2016 Involvement Fair
    Lecture Center Quad
    2016 INVOLVEMENT FAIR FLIER
    Thursday, Sept 8
    2:30 PM- 5:30 PM
    UH 1250
    GWS Welcome Back Party and Open House. Join fellow students, faculty and staff to socialize and learn more about the Gender and Women's Studies Program. Food will be provided!
    Thursday, Sept 15,
    12 PM-
    1 PM, UH 1250





    Jennifer Scism Ash
    PhD Candidate, History




    The Graduate Student Brown Bag Series

    The Graduate Student Brown Bag Series gives graduate students an opportunity to present their research to fellow students and faculty. Please contact Kayla Martensen (kmarte3@uic.edu) if you are interested in presenting.

    GWS Brown Bag Jennifer Scism Ashvent

    Wednesday, Oct 5, 2016
    3 PM-5 PM
    UH 1250
    So, You Want to Go to Grad School?

    Current undergraduates are invited to attend this round table discussion about applying for graduate school, which will include insights from current graduate students on creating personal statements, choosing a program, recommendation letters, etc. There will be graduate students in attendance from a variety of disciplines across the university.
    Thursday, Oct 20, 2016
    12 PM-1PM
    UH 1250
    GWS Faculty The Graduate Student Brown Bag Series

    Applying for Jobs After Graduate School: A Round Table Discussion.
    Dr. Lynette Jackson and other GWS faculty will lead a discussion on how to apply for jobs after graduate school. We hope you can join us!

    Please contact Kayla Martensen (kmarte3@uic.edu) if you are interested in presenting for a brown bag this year.

    GWS Brown Bag October 2016
    Monday, October 24, 2016
    5 PM - 7PM
    Latino Cultural Center (LCB2)
    Richard Shpuntoff Please join us for a Screening and Talk-Back with Filmmaker Richard Shpuntoff, creator of"Julio of Jackson Heights".

    This event is co-sponsored by GWS, the Gender and Sexuality Center, UIC Pride, and the Latino Cultural Center.

    About the Film:Julio Rivera, a Bronx-born Puerto Rican hustler, was murdered in a schoolyard in Jackson Heights, Queens on July 2, 1990. The three young men who murdered Rivera were looking to “clean up their neighborhood”. Instead, the murder sparked the coming out of one of New York's largest LGBTQ communities. In collaboration with Queer Nation, ACT UP and the Anti-Violence Project, a coalition was formed into what is now the LGBTQ Foundation in Queens, NY.
    Julio of Jackson Heights at UIC
    Tuesday, October 25, 2016

    3-4:00 PM

    Latino Cultural Center B2
    AidaHurtado Beyond Machismo: Intersectional Latino Masculinities
    Book Talk with Aida Hurdato

    A closer look at Latino masculinities reveals young, educated Latino men who are going beyond machismo to a deeper understanding of women's experiences and a commitment to ending gender oppression. This new Latino manhood is the subject ofBeyond Machismo.

    Aida Hurtado is a professor and Luis Leal Endowed Chair in the Department of Chicano and Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

    This book talk is part of the Reimagining Masculinities Initiative at UIC, a collaboration between the six Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC), and aims to create a campus that is inclusive for everyone. Therefore, we strive to cultivate,support, affirm, and create male allies and advocates because we realize that many are impacted by issues of masculinity and gender.

    Beyond Machismo Book Talk
    Wednesday, November 2, 2016
    12-1:30 PM

    4th Floor
    CUPPA
    402 S. Peoria St.,
    Chicago, IL
    60607













    Ronak
    Kapadia






















    "Death By ‘Double-Tap’: (Undoing) Racial Logics in the Age of Drone Warfare"


    This talk examines the contemporary expansion of drone strikes and extra-judicial “targeted killings” in the context of US global counterterrorism and counterinsurgency campaigns. My principal goal is to illuminate the differential “disposition matrix” of misery produced by the state and to interrogate the questions conjured by this violence for coalitional politics in the drone age. The talk unfolds in three parts. The first section offers a primer on the geopolitical and racial logics of drone wars as the latest installment in a long history of US military presence in the Middle East and South Asia. The second section seeks to intervene into emergent drone criticism by prioritizing an account of the destabilizing effects of these militarized technologies on social relations for civilians living under the constant threat of aerial bombardment. Finally, the talk concludes that the durability of the drone forces us to contend with and challenge the ethical common sense of Washington on the conduct of war and the grammar used to make sense of US state violence. I assert that drones are not exceptional but endemic to racial domination and capitalist exploitation at the heart of US empire. Their expanded deployment both at home and abroad should be of central concern to activists and scholars of race, war, and empire.

    Death by Double Tap Flier (November 2, 2016)

    Thursday, Nov 3, 2016
    12 PM- 1 PM
    UH 1250

    The Graduate Student Brown Bag Series

    The Graduate Student Brown Bag Series gives graduate students the opportunity to present their research to fellow students and faculty. Please contact Kayla Martensen (kmarte3@uic.edu) if you are interested in presenting.
    Wednesday, November 9
    12 PM - 2 PM
    GWS
    Faculty
    After the very successful workshop "So You Want to Go to Grad School" on October 5, we will be hosting an event on Writing a Personal Statement. This event was scheduled based on feedback from the students in attendance who wanted more depth to this topic.Thank you for your feedback!
     
    This workshop will help you create a personal statement to use when applying to positions after graduation or for applying to graduate programs.
     
    Members of the Gender and Women's Studies Faculty will be guiding the discussion. Please bring your own questions as well!
     
    See the attached flier for more information.
     
    We hope you are able to join us.



    Thursday, November 10, 2016
    11 AM

    The Quad
    East Campus

    GWS will be gathering on the quad on Thursday, November 10 at 11 AM to
    mourn, to hold each other up, and to recommit to working together to
    confront the ugly forces of racism, misogyny, xenophobia, et al. that gave
    rise to this election outcome, and threatens to destabilize so much of
    what has been accomplished until now.

    Tuesday,
    November 29, 2016

    6 PM
    SCE Illinois Room
    750 S. Halsted,
    Chicago, IL 60607

    Walls or Bridges:How Do We Make Sense of this Political Moment?

    In the wake of the 2016 Presidential elections, how do we understand the current political environment as it may impact, our students, colleagues, research, and communities? Join us for an open forum on immigration policy, communities experiencing violence, the threat of a mandatory registration for Muslims, new challenges facing media, the discourse on race, class and gender, and the role and future of higher education. Guest speakers, and several faculty members, will offer their expertise and observations followed by small group discussions on specific topics.

    Guest Speakers Include:

    • Paromita Shah, an immigration attorney and Associate Director of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyer’s Guild.

    • Steve Bynum, a senior producer for Worldview, a global affairs/news program on NPR’s Chicago affiliate, WBEZ.

    Cosponsoring Units:

    African American Studies Department
    Arab American Cultural Center
    Gender and Women’s Studies Program
    Global Asian Studies Program
    Great Cities Institute
    Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy
    Latin American and Latino Studies Program
    Nathalie P. Voorhees Center for Neighborhood and Community Improvement
    Social Justice Initiative


    Thursday, Dec 8, 2016
    2:30 PM-5 PM
    UH 1250

    Gender and Women's Studies Holiday Cookie Party



    Please join the Gender and Women's Studies Program in celebrating the end of fall semester by joining us for our annual holiday party.
    The party will be heldat 1250 University Hall, 601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607.
     
    All Gender and Women's Studies students, staff, and faculty are welcomed to attend. Please bring a cookie or holiday treat to share with everyone.
     
    For additional information emailuic.gws@gmail.com

    GWS Cookie Party Flier



    UIC Days of Action

    1/17/17-1/20/17

    East Campus
    UIC Days of Action: Teach! Organize! Resist!

    Please join us for a week of coalition and activism, Tuesday, January 17- Friday January 20.

    UIC Days of Action January 2017

    Thursday, January 19, 2017
    5:30 PM


    Black Feminist Roundtable: Chicago Activists in Conversation with Barbara Smith

    For over five decades, Barbara Smith has played a groundbreaking role opening up a national dialogue about the intersections of race, class, sexuality, and gender. Please join us in conversation with Barbara Smtih, moderated by Jane Rhodes and including Barbara Ransby, Aislinn Pulley, Valerie Papilon, Page May,and Kush Thompson.
    Barbara Smith January 19 Flier



    Thursday, January 26, 2017
    6 PM
    SCE 605
    750 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL
    60607
    Salim Vally, Keron Blair, Mezna Qato, Jesse Sharkey, Dayo Harris, Pauline Lipman Education in a Global Context: Sites of Struggle, Contestation and Re-Imagining

    The Social Justice Initiative presents the second public forum in the Geographies of Justices Seminar Series. An international panel of scholars, labor leaders and educators and policy analysts will explores the challenges to public education in the U.S., South Africa's Fees Must Fall Movement, and education under Occupation.

    RSVP required: www.Seminar2of3.eventbrite.com

    Global Education - GOJ Seminar 2 of 3

    Wednesday, February 1, 2017
    12 - 1 PM
    1250 UH
    Aja Reynolds, PhD Candidate, Education and Policy Studies The Graduate Student Brown Bag Series

    "To Lose Her Mother: Curating Black Womanhood in Lemonade"

    The Graduate Student Brown Bag Series gives graduate students the opportunity to present their research to fellow students and faculty. Please contact Kayla Martensen (kmarte3@uic.edu) if you are interested in presenting.

    February Brown Bag Aja Reynolds

    Saturday, February 18, 2017
    Student
    Center East

    The Model World Conference on Women and Girls' Rights


    The Model World Conference on Women’s and Girls’ Rights is a multi-faceted project that brings Chicago public high school students together with UIC undergraduate and graduate students to explore the lives of women and girls worldwide and to propose solutions to the challenges they face.

    Volunteers are needed to make packets, run registration, and chair the sessions. If you are interested in volunteering with MWC, please email modelworldconference@gmail.com!
    Wednesday,
    March 1
    12 - 1 PM
    1250 UH
    Presenter Anne Kirkler, PhD Candidate in Criminology, Law, and Justice
    The Graduate Student Brown Bag Series

    "Querying the Practices of Medical Advocacy for Survivors of Sexual Assault"

    The Graduate Student Brown Bag Series gives graduate students the opportunity to present their research to fellow students and faculty. Please contact Kayla Martensen (kmarte3@uic.edu) if you are interested in presenting.


       

The Graduate Student Brown Bag Series gives Graduate Students an opportunity to present their research to students and faculty. Please contact Kayla Martensen (kmarte3@uic.edu) if you are interested in participating in the Graduate Student Brown Bag Series.
The Graduate Student Brown Bag Series gives Graduate Students an opportunity to present their research to students and faculty. Please contact Kayla Martensen (kmarte3@uic.edu) if you are interested in participating in the Graduate Student Brown Bag Series.

The Gender and Women's Studies Program is hosting an event on Wednesday, October 5 from 3 PM- 5 PM at 1250 UH (601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607) entitled "So You Want to Go to Grad School". Current undergraduates are invited to attend this round table discussion about applying for graduate school, which will include insights from current graduate students on creating personal statements, choosing a program, recommendation letters, etc. There will be graduate students in attendance from a variety of disciplines across the university. 
The Gender and Women's Studies Program is hosting an event on Wednesday, October 5 from 3 PM- 5 PM at 1250 UH (601 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607) entitled "So You Want to Go to Grad School". Current undergraduates are invited to attend this round table discussion about applying for graduate school, which will include insights from current graduate students on creating personal statements, choosing a program, recommendation letters, etc. There will be graduate students in attendance from a variety of disciplines across the university.