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Women's Studies and Gender Studies


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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.



Two-Day Symposium: John D’Emilio

Thursday, September 11, 2014 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 6 p.m. Reception

7 p.m. Keynote Lecture, Estelle Freedman

Student Center West, University of Illinois at Chicago, 828 S. Wolcott Avenue Chicago, IL

The UIC Gender & Women’s Studies is proud to invite the community to a two day symposium honoring Professor John D’Emilio’s influential work. Estelle Freedman’s lecture is entitled, “Sexual Violence and Citizenship: Rape Reform in American History.” To request a seat at this event and for more information, visit http://johndemiliosymposium.uic.edu/ Copies of recent books by Estelle Freedman and John D’Emilio will be available for purchase courtesy of Women and Children First bookstore.

Friday, September 12, 2014: Begins at 9am

Jane Addams Hull House, University of Illinois at Chicago, 800 S. Halsted Street Chicago, IL

Three panels of speakers, including breakfast, lunch, and a dinner reception to follow. For a full schedule and to request seating, visit http://johndemiliosymposium.uic.edu/


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.


Roald Dahl Birthday Party

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.

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

September is Roald Dahl's birth month! We'll be celebrating this beloved author and the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with cake, Dahl-themed activities, Fantastic Mr. Fox face-painting, storytelling, and more--all hosted by Miss Mack! For more information visit www.womenandchildrenfirst.com


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/


JDA Women’s Comedy Open Mic, First and Third Thursdays of each month

Thursday, September 18, 2014 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted St. Chicago IL, 60657

JDA the first and third Thursdays of the month at Hydrate, where women of all comedic experience levels are invited to test out material during an hour-long open mic in a welcoming, non-judgmental environment. Following the mic, cast members and featured performers take to the stage for the showcase. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Just-Dickin-Around-Comedy-Public-Page/167236350137159 or http://www.justdickinaround.com/


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.


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

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/


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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