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SPRING 2013 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Check back often for updates!
WOMS Welcome Back Open House!
Wednesday & Thursday, January 16 & 17
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Reavis Hall, Room 103
Stop in the Women's Studies office for a snack and learn more about how you can get involved with the program.
Beauty Queens, Bimbos, and Bullies: Children's Television Shows Undoing Feminism
Tuesday, February 19
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
DuSable Hall, Room 176
Director of Women's Studies Kristen Myers discusses antifeminist messages in television programming for young girls.
How to Talk to the Media About Your Scholarship (and get them to listen)
Tuesday, February 26
Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room South
Join us for an informal discussion with author Stephanie Coontz, who will talk about how to get your academic scholarship into the media. Coontz is the author/editor of seven books and has appeared as a guest expert on a variety of television shows, including The Colbert Report and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Sponsors: Women's Studies Program; Graduate Colloquium Committee; CAB; CLAS External Programming; NIU Libraries; Departments of Communication, History, and Sociology; College of Education; College of Health & Human Sciences; Presidential Commission on the Status of Women.
50 Years After the Feminine Mystique: How Far Have We Come?
Tuesday, February 26
Art Building, Room 100 (auditorium)
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique, Stephanie Coontz will present a public lecture on the history of the "feminine mystique" and the impact that "new mystiques" have on women and men in contemporary society. Specifically, she will examine the varying challenges that women from different races and classes faced in the early 1960's, as well as "new mystiques" that women face today. Sponsors: Women's Studies Program; Graduate Colloquium Committee; CAB; CLAS External Programming; NIU Libraries; Departments of Communication, History, and Sociology; College of Education; College of Health & Human Sciences; Presidential Commission on the Status of Women.
Say My Name: Women. Hip Hop. Life. (film screening and discussion)
Thursday, February 28
Gable Hall, Cavan Auditorium (room 126)
Join us for a screening and discussion of this award-winning film about women in Hip Hop, by Nirit Peled. Sponsors: Women's Studies Program and Center for Black Studies.
"This is What a Feminist Looks Like" Sticker Day!
Tuesday, March 5
Stop by Reavis Hall, Room 103 to pick up your sticker and wear it with pride!
See our poster-calendar or visit our Women's History Month page for the full Women's History Month calendar of events!
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month--Check out the full calendar of events!
April is LGBTQ Awareness Month--Check out the exciting calendar of events!
Circles, Charmed and Magic: What Queer Theory Can Contribute to Game Studies
Monday, April 8
Reavis Hall, Room 208
Adrienne Shaw, Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Production at Temple University, will discuss her research on the emergence of "gay gamers" as a subculture in response to the masculine hegemony of gaming culture. Sponsors: LGBT Studies Program, Graduate Colloquium Committee, Department of Communication, and Women's Studies Program.
Jesus is Female
Monday, April 15
Holmes Student Center, Blackhawk Annex
Women's Studies faculty associate and Professor of History Aaron Fogleman presents this lunch-time talk based on his book, Jesus is Female: Moravians and Radical Religion in Early America.
WOMS Honors Day Reception
Thursday, April 18
Reavis Hall, Room 103
Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments and recognize the contributions of Women's Studies students, faculty, and partners.
A V-Day Benefit Reading of A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer: NIU
Friday & Saturday, April 26 & 27
Holmes Student Center, Carl Sandburg Auditorium
Join us for two performances of Eve Ensler's work. The event aims to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault. Price is $5 for students with ID and seniors, and $8 for the general public. Proceeds benefit Safe Passage and V-Day. Sponsors: Women's Rights Alliance, Women's Studies Program, Women's Resource Center, and others (check back for a complete list of sponsors).
For more information, contact us at:
Women's Studies in Reavis Hall, Room 103
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