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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

EVENT AT HOFSTRA NEXT WEEK

The Hofstra Cultural Center and Women’s Studies Program
present
I WAS BORN A BABY:
The Dynamic Development
of Gender Variability
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
11:15 a.m.-12:40 p.m. (Common Hour)
Student Center Theater
Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center
North Campus
Admission is FREE and open to the public.
For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center
at 516-463-5669 or visit hofstra.edu/culture.

Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor Emerita, Brown University, is a leading expert in biology and gender development and a frequent commentator for media outlets such as The New York Times and PBS. Dr. Fausto-Sterling’s current research on parent-infant interactions and
the embodiment of gender uses dynamic systems theory to demonstrate how cultural difference becomes bodily difference. This groundbreaking new approach to the studyof gender differences exposes the flawed premise of the nature vs. nurture debate.
Co-sponsored by LGBT Studies Program, Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs,

FEMINIST HAPPY HOUR

FROM WINNYC:

Welcome to the first of many Feminist Dialogue Happy Hours!

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD.

Bring yourselves and all of your lovely friends/companions/colleagues/roommates/partners etc for a fun, festive evening with like-minded feminist folk to
94 W. Houston Thompson & Laguardia! 
Most of the Feminist Dialogue staff will be on hand to tell you about the organization, answer any questions, and help you get involved as well! The Happy Hour will go from 6:30pm-9:00pm, with drink specials available the entire time!

To learn more and to RSVP, please go to our Facebook page.

Shared with you by Sara.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

LINK FROM DOUG


This is old but the comments are still great.


WST TESTIMONIAL

FROM LAUREN, A FORMER STUDENT OF PROFESSOR JOYLETTE WILLIAMS:

Professor,

I ended up going to SUNY New Paltz, and I absolutely love it up here. Just wanted to let you know that a few weeks ago I declared my minor in Women Studies. I'm really excited to start taking classes in the women studies because your class seriously changed my life. Out of all of the classes I took at Nassau, your class was the one that stuck with me the most, and I just wanted to say thank you! Hope everything is going well!

-Lauren

LINK FROM DOUG


VIA HUFFPO

LINK FROM LAURA AND SHANICE AND SARAH MICHEL


VIA VIMEO

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

COOL KICKSTARTER


FROM THE KICKSTARTER PAGE:

OUR STORY

Vidcode began with shared passions. The first was a love for what we do. Tech is creative and exciting. Yet, as women professionals in computer science, we felt a mutual chagrin that tech is still so male-dominated. This led us to the second passion – to find a way to teach girls that coding and working in tech is creative and cool! So we spoke with girls. We learned about the disconnect girls feel from computer science classes (we knew how that felt), and the misperceptions, i.e., tech is boring. Soon after, we created Vidcode, a video coding platform designed with girls in mind that is not only self-expressive, but paired with a hobby girls love – creating and sharing videos. As we continue to test and introduce Vidcode, one thing is clear; girls love it!

LINK


VIA EVERYDAY FEMINISM
POSTED BY ANONYMOUS

Thursday, October 16, 2014

WST COURSES THIS SPRING


WOMEN’S STUDIES

SPRING 2015

4 COURSE OFFERINGS:

WST 101: INTRO TO WOMEN’S STUDIES
MANY SECTIONS AVAILABLE, INCLUDING ONLINE AND EVENING

 

WST 105: GENDER IN POPULAR CULTURE
WST 105 KA MEETS TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS 1-2:15

 

WST 110: THE GODDESS IN WORLD RELIGIONS
MEETS TUESDAYS 10:00 AND FRIDAYS 9:30

 

WST 201: WOMEN'S ISSUES IN GLOBAL CONTEXT
MEETS MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS 12:30

Women’s Studies is for everybody.

Try one for yourself.

For more info, contact Sara.hosey@ncc.edu

 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

VINTAGE ADVERTISEMENTS






SEE MORE HERE.
SHARED WITH YOU BY CHRISTINA PARKER.

LINK FROM LAURA

VIA IDENTITY.MIC

"GIRL IN A COUNTRY SONG"

CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO MAKING FUN OF THE PORTRAYAL OF WOMEN IN COUNTY MUSIC VIDEOS.


SHARED WITH YOU BY STEPH MELGAR

WNGE Webinar-Enculturated 

Violence- Every Day and 

Everywhere- and Feminist 

Responses



Wed, Oct 15, 2014 starting at 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 
 
WNGE Webinar Series: Violence Against Women and Girls: Continuing Conversations 
Part Three:  Enculturated Violence Every Day and Everywhere-and the Feminist
 
For many women and girls, the most intimate places are the least safe. This session will focus on understanding VAW/G perpetrated in homes and in social and workplace settings, from domestic violence to date rape to sexual harassment to military sexual assaults:
  • One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.
  • An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.
  • 85% of domestic violence victims are women.
  • Historically, women and girls have been most often victimized by someone they knew.
  • Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.
  • While 1 in 6 civilian women experience sexual assault, for military women it is approximately 1 in 3.

We will end the conversation series by reviewing the role of feminists in addressing the problem and creating change and discussing possible actions going forward.

When: Wednesday, October 15th
Time: 9 AM - 10:30 AM


SHARED WITH YOU BY DIANA MILILLO

Monday, October 6, 2014

WSA TOMORROW

JOIN THE WSA TOMORROW
TUESDAY, 10/7
11:30
M222

FOR A DISCUSSION OF 

"RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE"


MARK YOUR CALENDAR


THE WOMEN'S STUDIES PROJECT AND THE CHILDREN'S GREENHOUSE INVITES YOU TO A READING AND BENEFIT!

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR NATALIE HARNETT WILL READ FROM HER BOOK, 
THE HOLLOW GROUND.



A RECEPTION AND BOOK SIGNING WILL FOLLOW
TUESDAY, 11/4
2:30
CCB 252


BOOKS MAKE GREAT GIFTS!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

EVENTS

FROM WINNYC:

WBAI has a Feminist Film Festival running on Fridays for the next four weeks with shorts, features and live entertainment. This week, Oct 3, the focus is on Reproductive Rights.
 
FEMINIST FILM FESTIVAL: Reproductive Justice, OCTOBER 3


Joy of Resistance: Multicultural Feminist Radio is presenting the FIRST Feminist Film Festival
October 3, 2014, Brooklyn
6 PM Doors Open
 
Shorts: “Reproductive Justice Walking Tour” by Words of Choice; 
 
Features: "With a Vengeance: The Fight for Reproductive Freedom" by Lori Hiris (1989)--a gutsy fast-moving film that shows the history of abortion in the US, jump-cutting between movement activist-theorists, street clashes with the Right, early meetings of Black women formulating what would become "The Reproductive Justice movement.". 
 
"I Had an Abortion" by Jennifer Baumgardner and Jillian Aldrich. From a "celebrity feminist" to an
85-year-old Harlem woman who describes conditions in the 1930's, women of many
ages and communities tell their personal stories of having had an abortion.
 
9 pm
LIVE PERFORMANCES: Selections from Reproductive Justice Players of Words of
Choice, featuring Stacey Linnartz
 
WHERE: The Commons, at 388 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, 1st Floor  (between Hoyt and Bond streets: A, C or G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn/#2 or 3 to Hoyt Street). 
 
A benefitfor WBAI: Suggested donation is $20, but a sliding scale of $10-20.
 
Other dates for different films and topics: October 10, 17, 24