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20 Sep

Katherine Spillar Amplifying Feminist Voices: Ms. Magazine’s 45th Anniversary
2:00pm in Rees-Jones Hall 113

 

This session will focus on the historic anniversary of Ms. Magazine and Katherine Spillar’s work with it as executive director. Our WGST affiliates in the Schieffer College, especially Dr. Melita Garza and her Diversity in Journalism class, are co-hosting this event. This event is open to anyone who is interested; RSVP to wgst@tcu.edu.

We are honored to welcome Katherine Spillar to campus as our WGST Green Honors Chair. Spillar is the Executive Director of the Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) and the Feminist Majority, national organizations working for women’s equality, empowerment, and non-violence. One of its founders, Spillar has been a driving force in executing the organization’s diverse programs securing women’s rights since its inception. In December 2001, the Feminist Majority Foundation became the sole publisher of Ms. magazine, and in 2005, Spillar was named Executive Editor. A specialist in community organizing, Spillar is also a trained economist and researcher, speaks to diverse audiences on a broad range of feminist topics, and appears frequently on television and radio. Spillar graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University in 1975.

20 Sep

Katherine Spillar: Rise Up! Feminist Activism and Civic Engagement in this Political Moment
7:00pm in BLUU Ballroom

 

This is not the time for feminists to sit on the sidelines. The need is too great, the urgency too strong. We’ve come too far and worked too hard to go back now. Why and how we must keep on fighting to protect and advance our rights. Katherine Spillar, who co-founded and leads one of the feminist movement’s most influential organizations, will share stories and strategies from the field to inform and inspire us as we move forward. Please RSVP for the public lecture at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rise-up-a-public-lecture-by-katherine-spillar-ed-of-feminist-majority-tickets-37421955075

We are honored to welcome Katherine Spillar to campus as our WGST Green Honors Chair. Spillar is the Executive Director of the Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) and the Feminist Majority, national organizations working for women’s equality, empowerment, and non-violence. One of its founders, Spillar has been a driving force in executing the organization’s diverse programs securing women’s rights since its inception. In December 2001, the Feminist Majority Foundation became the sole publisher of Ms. magazine, and in 2005, Spillar was named Executive Editor. A specialist in community organizing, Spillar is also a trained economist and researcher, speaks to diverse audiences on a broad range of feminist topics, and appears frequently on television and radio. Spillar graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University in 1975.

23 Sep

Fun Home: The Musical, A Women & Gender Studies Program Community Outing
2pm in AT&T Center for the Performing Arts

 

Students: We still have a few tickets left! Please email n.testa@tcu.edu if you would like to join us. You can also purchase a discounted ticket with the promo code TCU for any show or any seat, but if you wish to sit with the group, purchase your ticket(s) for the Upper Grand Tier ($15). https://tickets.attpac.org/production/44462

If you need a ride to the show, e-mail n.testa@tcu.edu and we will connect you with someone who has a spot.

Faculty/Staff: You can purchase a discounted ticket with the promo code TCU for any show or any seat, but if you wish to join us, purchase your ticket(s) for the Upper Grand Tier ($15). https://tickets.attpac.org/production/44462

If you have spots in your car to drive students, please let us know in an email to n.testa@tcu.edu. Please also let Nino know if you purchase a ticket so that we can keep track of who is attending.

28 Sep

AMPLIFY: A Participatory Camera Event
4:00-6:00pm in TCU Contemporary Arts Gallery

 

AMPLIFY is Dr. M. Francyne Huckaby’s second program as Claudia V. Camp WGST Research Award Winner. Dr. Huckaby is Associate Professor of Education and Director of the Center for Public Education. AMPLIFY invites TCU students, staff, and faculty to take, create, remix, and borrow images to express our strengths, concerns, and intersectionality by turning the participatory camera toward ourselves. Participants will post their photos and short videos to Instagram from now until September 25th, with a short description and the hashtag #amplifyWGST. On September 28th, all are welcome to come to TCU Contemporary Arts Gallery for a viewing and discussion. See the attached poster for more details.

02 Oct

Intersectionality in Miss Indian Pageants: A Conversation with Farina King, Ph.D
3:30-4:50pm in SCHAR 4015

 

In Celebration of Native American and Indigenous People’s Day, join us for Dr. Farina King’s discussion of intersectionality and Miss Indian pageants. After being crowned Miss Indian BYU, Dr. Farina King started a long journey to understand the significance of Miss Indian pageants and the diverse experiences and identities of Native American women who participated in them. She interviewed and focused especially on former titleholders of the Miss Indian BYU Pageant, which started in the 1960s when Brigham Young University claimed to have the largest Native American student population in the country. King will share and discuss her insights and questions from personal experiences, oral histories, and research on what Miss Indian Pageants and their specific contexts reveal about intersectionality, gender, and Native American identities. Farina King is a Diné historian and Assistant Professor of History at Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Her teaching and research focus on historical educational experiences of Indigenous peoples in the United States, which interconnect understandings and epistemologies of Indigenous communities and homelands.

Please refer to this website to access King’s article “Miss Indian BYU: Contestation Over the Crown and Indian Identity” and a short video clip of King’s presentation during the Miss Indian BYU Pageant: https://farinaking.com/writing/.

10 Oct

Wise Woman Pedagogy Workshop Facilitated by Dr. Rima Abunasser
11:00am-12:20pm in Rees-Jones Hall 113

Too often, the feminist classroom recreates Western hegemonic discourse in its representation of Arab and North African women. Focusing on the “plight” of these women, while ignoring the history of colonialism, pan-African and pan-Arab nationalist movements, global capitalism, and politicized religion, erases the very women these classes purport to represent. In this workshop, Dr. Abunasser will discuss how her classroom attempts to decentralize Western feminist discourse and to destabilize, rather than confirm, existing biases about Arab and North African culture. She will share strategies for teaching transnational women’s issues, including alternatives to “voluntourism” and salvation/charity approaches to global women, as well as ideas for getting students to produce what Paulo Freire refers to as “community accountable scholarship.” Some of the time will be reserved for sharing ideas about how to implement these strategies in our various classes. Brown bag lunch; dessert provided.

23 Oct

Gender and Public Spaces: A Panel on Transgender Activism
7:00pm in Sid Rich Lecture Hall 4

 

Join us for this timely and important panel, discussing the current state of transgender rights and activism. Panelists will talk about work being done around the so-called “bathroom bill” in Texas, the recent ban on transgender service in the military, and more.