Play games & win prizes ~ Register to vote ~ Learn about the history of women's suffrage ~ Eat snacks from the suffrage era. [Rain location: Reavis Hall, Room 103)
Grab a snack ~ Learn about our program's undergradaute minors and certificates, and graduate certificates ~ Find out how you can get involved!
The WRA is open to anyone who wants to work towards gender & sex equality at NIU and beyond. Meetings take place on the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Wednesday every month. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and/or friend niuwra on Facebook.
Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are small works of original art that anyone can make! We will provide cards, collage materials, markers, and other fun materials for you to use. Feel free to bring your own materials as well. Exhibit your creations in our ATC show in Spring 2015!
We need your help! Graduate students in Women's Studies & LGBT Studies are invited to assist us in bringing in graduate colloquium speakers. This is your money, so please attend one of these meetings to determine how we spend it. Without your input, this money will go unspent (and we may lose future funding)! Snacks will be served at both meetings.
This symposium is for anyone interested in gender imbalances, push-pull factors, attrition rates, gaps in achievement, and other gendered issues in STEM!
Grab a slice after the Exploring Majors Fair! We'll have pizza, soda, games and information about our programs.
Scott Balcerzak, Assistant Professor of Film & Literature, discusses Buffoon Men, his recent book on the complicated gender history of male comedians during the early sound era of Hollywood, 1930-1940. By understanding comedy in relation to documented cultural debates over masculinity, this talk will examine how the biggest comedy stars of the time comically rearranged or, at times, rejected heteronormativity.
Welcome Genevieve Diesing back to campus! Genevieve is a Chicago-based freelance writer and media specialist. She will talk about how her experiences at NIU led her to a successful career and fulfilling life.
Shatter the silence, stop the violence! Join the Women's Rights Alliance; Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies; and numerous other sponsors to march in protest of night-time violence.
The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Identity Slam will be a two night event of storytelling and performance pieces exploring marginalized identities. Students from LGBT 350 will read and perform their own stories of not only sexual and gender identities, but of mental health, of living in poverty, of political identity, of racial and ethnic identity. These will be the lives and voices of the misunderstood, the stigmatized, the stereotyped, speaking out for understanding and tolerance.
Is Barbie an icon? Inspiration? Or, perpetuator of unrealistic ideals? Here's your chance to reconstruct Barbie (or Ken) the way you want to see her (him). Use one of our dolls or bring your own. We'll have additional materials for you to use. We will display our altered dolls during an exhibit in Spring 2015.
WGS Director Kristen Myers presents this talk in conjunction with the NIU Art Museum's exhibit, Manly Men, Girly Girls & Everybody in Between (exhibit open August 26-November 15, 2014).
Celebrate the end of the semester, and join us for a screening of Dallas Buyers Club, a story inspired by the true events of Ron Woodroof (played by Matthew McConaughey), who refused to accept his AIDS diagnosis as a death sentence. Well provide movie snacks!