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April 2015 Calendar of Events

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Visit our Women's History Month page for information about our events in March.

Thursday, April 2

Combatting Gender Inequalities in the Legal System (seminar)   
2:00 p.m.  
Reavis 103 (conference room)

Learn about the prison and re-entry experiences of women who have been wrongfully convicted and what can be done to change the legal system. The discussion will be moderated by Judy Royal and Andrea Lewis of Northwestern University School of Law’s Center on Wrongful Convictions Women’s Project. Sponsors: Center for the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality and Graduate Colloquium Committee.

Defending the Wrongfully Convicted (lecture)  
4:00 p.m. 
Holmes Student Center, Illinois Room

Judy Royal and Andrea Lewis of Northwestern University School of Law’s Center on Wrongful Convictions Women’s Project will discuss some of the factors that contribute to the wrongful convictions of women. Sponsors: Center for the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality and Graduate Colloquium Committee.

Thursday, April 9

The Gender Binary & LGBTI People: Religious Myth & Medical Malpractice 
6:00 p.m. 
Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room

Designated as disordered rather than just different, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people have been and continue to be victims of medical malpractice purely because they are neither Adams nor Eves. Sponsors: Secular Student Alliance, Center for the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality, and the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center.

Friday, April 10

Center for the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality 2015 Student Conference 
1:00-4:30 p.m. 
DuSable Hall, Room 440

Join us for our first annual WGSS Student Conference. A reception will follow the paper presentations, where the Best Paper award will be announced. Sponsor: Center for the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality

 

Wednesday, April 22

The Faces, Voices, and Stories of Women Behind Bars 
11:00 a.m. 
Wirtz Hall, Auditorium

Yousef Khanfar, an award-winning international author and photographer, will be based in part on his recent book Invisible Eve and will explore the experiences of individual incarcerated women convicted of violence crimes. Sponsors: Center for the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality and Graduate Colloquium Committee.

Investigating & Understanding Incarceration 
2:00 p.m. 
Reavis Hall, Room 103

Yousef Khanfar’s seminar will be an informal discussion about the process of researching and investigating women’s experiences behind bars and how a greater understanding of these experiences can guide efforts for reform. Sponsors: Center for the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality and Graduate Colloquium Committee.

Thursday, April 30

Center for the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality Honors Day Reception 
4:30 p.m. 
Reavis Hall, Room 211

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments and recognize the contributions of Women’s Studies students, faculty and partners. Graduation cords will be handed out to all undergraduate WOMS & LGBT Studies students who are graduating in May. Refreshments will be served.