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WGST Lecture Series Speakers 2015-16

mona "Headscarves and Hymens"

Presenter: Mona Eltahawy

Date: Monday, October 5

Time: 6:00pm

Location: McKenny Hall

 Andrea"Taking Up Space:  Using Indigenous Feminism to Navigate Institutional Spaces:

Presenter:  Andrea M. Riley-Mukavetz

Date:  Wednesday, January 27

Time:  4:30-6:30pm

Location: 300 Halle Library



Fatima Sadiqi

"Jihadism and the Escalation of Violence Against Women and Girls:  Policies Combating Gender-Based Violence in the Middle East and North Africa"

Presenter:  Fatima Sadiqi

Date: Wednesday, February 3

Time:  6:00-8:00pm

Location:  300 Halle Library



Solange Simoes "Resisting Economic Precarity and Fighting Gender Inequality in the Global South:  Brazilian women and Public Policy"

Presenter:  Solange Simoes

Date:  Wednesday, February 10

Time:  12:00-1:30pm

Location:  217 Halle Library



  manisha"Transnational Feminism and CEDAW"

Presenter:  Manisha Desai

Date: Tuesday, March 8

Time:  12:00pm

Location: Carillon Room, Halle Library




"Haunting the Edges of Social Justice:  Disability Across Movements"

Presenter: Alison Kafer

Date:  Thursday, March 17

Time:  8:00pm

                                                             Location:  Halle Library




Lora Lempert "Eating the Life Sentence Elephant:  One Day at a Time"

Presenter:  Lora Lempert

Date:  Tuesday, March 22

Time:  4:00-6:00pm

Location:  300 Halle





"German Jewish Feminists and the Holocaust"

Presenter:  Aleksandra Bednarowska

Date:  Tuesday, March 29

Time:  7:00pm

Location:  330 Student Center





Liat Ben-Moshe

"Disability Inc. (Incarcerated)"

Presenter:  Liat Ben-Moshe

Date:  Tuesday, April 5

Time:  6:00-8:00pm

Location:  300 Halle







Women's History Month 2015

      SELMA '65, a play about the Selma Alabama Voting Rights March
       will take place on Thursday, February 19, 2015

Theatermania article on the NYC premiere:


Marge Piercy will speak at EMU on Thursday, March 5, 2015.  

She is the author of seventeen novels including  The New York Times Bestseller  Gone To Soldiers; the National Bestsellers Braided Lives and The Longings of Women, and the classic Woman on the Edge of Time.  She is also the author of eighteen volumes of poetry including The Hunger Moon and The Moon is Always Female.  Piercy has also participated in some of the major progressive battles of our time, including the women's movement, and anti-war movements, from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan.


Ali Liebegott, Screenwriter for "Transparent"

Ali Liebegott, an award-winning American author, poet, screenwriter, and teacher at UCLA, UC San Diego and Mills College, will speak at EMU on Monday, March 9 @ 6:00pm, Student Center Grand Ballroom A

Women's History Month 2014

See the Women's History Month website for a full listing of events for Women's History Month, March 2014.

Featuring Carol Moseley Braun, Keynote Speaker 

"America in 2014: Post Racial and Post-Feminist?: Future Directions in Civil and Political Rights"


Women's and Gender Studies Colloquium Series

Women's and Gender Studies faculty and graduate students share their research at this monthly event.  The next offering is:

Digital Voice: Egyptian Feminist Cyberactivism in the Revolution and Beyond

Dr. Carol Haddad, WGST & Technology Studies
February 8, 11am
319 Pray Harrold

Women played a significant role in the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, following a long tradition of feminist activism in that country. This presentation will focus on the ways in which six activists of varying ages have mastered and used information and communications technologies (ICTs) in their quest for social change.

 The full colloquium schedule will be updated as new dates and details emerge.