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Women's and Gender Studies

Film Screening: I AM ELEVEN

Australian filmmaker Genevieve Bailey traveled the world for six years talking with 11-year-olds to compose this insightful, funny and moving documentary portrait of childhood. From an orphanage in India, to a single-parent household in inner-city Melbourne, to bathing with elephants in Thailand, I AM ELEVEN explores the lives and thoughts of children from around the world. I AM ELEVEN weaves together deeply personal and at times hilarious portraits of what it means to sit at this transitional age. These young minds provide us with a powerful insight into the future of our world. As straight up and personal as the ’7 Up’ series, and with the comedy and honesty of ‘Spellbound’, this documentary enables us to explore an age where these ‘not quite kids, not quite teenagers’ briefly linger, between the frank openness and sometimes naivety of childhood, and the sharp and surprisingly brave wisdom and knowing of adulthood. As much as it is a story about them, it is a story with them, of what it is like to be eleven today. The film is 94 minutes long and is appropriate for middle and upper elementary school students. Tickets are $10. 

This event is sponsored by the Educational Psychology and Foundation's Development Team, the COE Diversity Committee, and the Women's and Gender Studies Program.

Day of Solidarity

Faculty and staff representatives from the College of Education and the Women and Gender Studies Program will sponsor a Day of Solidarity gathering. This gathering is for all faculty, staff and students who desire to stand in support of students and others who were victimized by the racist, sexist, homophobic and other offensive comments anonymously posted to the social media site Yik Yak. We invite all who are ready and willing to stand up against oppressive language and actions to wear black on Nov. 6.
T-shirts to wear for the event can be purchased by emailing with your size by Wednesday, Oct. 29. The cost of the shirt will be approximately $8. The shirts will say "We Can Do Better" (front) and "Panther Pride (noun): the feelng one gets from being a part of a diverse edcuational community that respects, supports, encourages and values the contributions of all its members while pushing all to rise out of their ignorance" (back).
For more information contact Stephanie Logan, Kerri Clopton or Catherine MacGillivray.

CROW Forum

The recipient of the Women's and Gender Studies Outstanding Graduate Paper on Gender award will present their paper and be presented with their award.

CROW Forum

Martie Reineke, professor of philsophy and world religions, will present "Intimate Domain: Desire, Trauma, and Mimetic Theory."  Copies of her book, Intimate Domain: Desire, Trauma, and Mimetic Theory will be sold after the presentation; Reineke will be available to sign books. Faculty, staff, students and the public are welcome.

CROW Forum

Reginald Green, emeritus administrator, Academic Advising, will present "The Double Whammy: Cartoon Representations of Minority Women." Faculty, staff, students and the public are welcome.

CROW Forum

Danielle McGeough, assistant professor of communication studies, will present "Pots and Purity: Performing the Domestic Goddess in the 19th Century." Faculty, staff, students and the public are welcome.

A Night of Poetry with Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie

Ekere's work focuses on women, ancestry, connectivity and the healing power of art. She currently teaches at York College in New York City. Her first book of poetry, Karma's Footsteps, tackles issues of racism and sexism while celebrating the healing power of voices raised against injustice. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase Ekere Tallie's book and have it signed following the reading. This event is sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies, Department of Languages and Literatures and the Center for Multicultural Education. Funded in part by the University Senate.

CROW Forum: Female scientists' sense of self and stereotypes: Black sheep or wolf in sheep's clothing?

Dawn Del Carlo, associate professor, and Tori Quist, student, Chemistry & Biochemistry, will present Female Scientists' Sense of Self and Stereotypes:  Black Sheep or Wolf in Sheep's Clothing?

Current Research on Women and Gender (CROW) Forums are held on the first Monday of each month. Faculty, staff, students and community members are welcome.

Group Discussion of Angela Davis' Book "Women, Race and Class"

Do you want to learn more about Angela Davis before her visit to UNI?  Women’s and Gender Studies will host a discussion group about Angela Davis’s book "Women, Race, and Class." The book was published in 1981 and explores the roles of racism and classism in the women’s movement. It can be checked out from the Women’s & Gender Studies (WGS) office on a first-come, first-served basis. The WGS office is located in Room 225, Sabin Hall and is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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