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Q Films: Exploring Intersections of LGBTQI Identities Through the Power of Films

City of Borders

Thursday, September 25, 2014 7:00 pm

Damen Cinema

Yun Suh’s documentary CITY OF BORDERS goes to the heart of Jerusalem where an unusual symbol of unity - a gay bar - defies generations of segregation, violence and prejudice. This powerful documentary gives an intimate view of an underground community where people of opposing nationalities, religions and sexual orientations create an island of peace in a land divided by war. For more information visit www.cityofborders.org. Sponsored by the Department of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. For special accommodations or questions, contact pfina@luc.edu



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




NextGen Illinois: Calling All Illinois Campus Leaders! Conference

Saturday, September 27, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

UIC Forum

Illinois college students are facing unprecedented challenges. We don’t know if we’ll have jobs when we graduate or if we’ll ever be able to pay off our massive student debt.We want to let elected officials know our ideas for solutions to these problems. We'll teach the leadership skills to mobilize others around the issues we care about.  And we're partnering with the leading organizations to win real change. We need you to represent the Loyola University Chicago at the NextGen Illinois Leadership Conference. Over 1,500 students will be there to let Governor Quinn know the changes we want to see in our state. Reserve your spot at bit.ly/NextGenILRSVP and for more information contact Ashley Slupski, Illinois PIRG Campus Organizer, atashley@illinoispirg.org.


Social Justice Dinner Dialogue Series: BROADening Communities, Expression, and Empowerment

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:00-7:00 P.M. Regis MPR

Connect with BROAD magazine's team and contributors to develop your own sense of empowerment and community through expression. Now in its fifth year, BROAD has utilized digital publication to bring together thousands of diverse people committed to social justice in many movements. Join us for dinner to learn how you can use the same tools to help strengthen the impact of your efforts toward equity and justice. If you have any questions or need accommodations please contact Devita Bishundat at dbishundat@luc.edu or 773-508-8858.


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.


Dr. Ellen Millender, 2 Day Campus visit

Ellen Millender is the professor of Classics and Humanities at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

She is the editor for Unveiling Spartan Women (Classical Press of Wales, Swansea, forthcoming) and is the author of numerous articles on Sparta and Spartan Women. She has given many invited lectures and conference papers. For more information about Dr. Millender, visit http://academic.reed.edu/classics/faculty/millender/index.html  

Thursday, October 16 7:00 pm

Crown Center Auditorium

"Greece's Bad Girls:  Female Education, Initiation, and Sexual Mores in Classical Sparta."

This event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

Friday, October 17 4:00 pm

Crown Center 530 A

"Νόμιμα ἀρχαιότροπα καὶ ἄμεικτα:  Thucydides' Conceptual Alienation of Sparta.” This event is free. Informal Reception to follow.


It's Your Money: Illinois, Election 2014 and Fiscal Crisis in Illinois

October 23, 2014 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall, LSC

Join us in conversation moderated by Tracy Baim with panelists: G. Dennis Conroy, Metropolitan Family Services; Katie Drews, Better Government Association; Greg Hinz, Crain's Chicago Business; Twyla Blackmond Larnell, Loyola University Chicago, Political Science. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.luc.edu/gannon/calendar_detail.html?eventid=67052&siteid=1978, contact Carol Coyne at ccoyne@luc.edu, or call 773.508.8430.


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.



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/


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


College Night - Pizza and a Play

Wednesday October 1, 2014: Pizza and a Conversation with Goodman Theatre Artists

Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. Chicago IL, 60601 (312)443.3800

The evening will feature a pre-show pizza party and an artistic presentation from Smokefall cast member Catherine Combs, followed by a performance of Smokefall, all for just $10. Please note, all tickets holders must present a valid student ID in order to get into the event. Visit http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Tickets/calendar/talks-events/1415/College-Night-Smokefall/ for more information.


Brigid Schulte, Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Guild Hall, Evanston IL

From Time Confetti to Time Serenity: Time is becoming more and more fragmented in our modern, tech-addicted society. We have so many choices that are brains become waterlogged with decision-fatigue before we even get started on the day. The email inbox is constantly clogged. The To Do list never ends. What a handful of simple yet powerful personal mastery tools can do to help make time feel different – less scattered, and with more opportunity for those timeless moments that the Greeks called Kairos time. To RSVP, email anna.freedman@northwestern.edu






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


3rd Annual Chicago LGBTQ Health and Wellness Conference

Friday, October 10, 2014, 8:45 am - 5:30 pm

Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60613

The 3rd Annual Chicago LGBTQ Health and Wellness Conference is co-organized by the Sexual Orientation and Gender Institute (SOGI) at Center on Halsted and the IMPACT Program at Northwestern University. Guided by our theme, Bridging Research and Practice, this year’s conference will host leading researchers, scholars, and health professionals from across the Midwest to continue our robust dialogue on the interrelationships among science, service, and health. Psychologists and licensed mental health providers (professional counselors and social workers) in the State of Illinois may receive continuing education credits for participating. To register, visit https://community.centeronhalsted.org/SOGI-IMPACT. Pre-Registration is available at a reduced rate until October 1, 2014. Space is limited. Registration includes admission to all events, breakfast, and lunch.


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.


“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.


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.


 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, 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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