Take Back the Night will include a kick-off rally and a march through campus and College Hill and is in solidarity with survirors of abuse and as a protest against sexual assault.
Women's and Gender Studies
Dionne P. Stephens will present "1 in 5: An Empowered Approach to Addressing Campus Sexual Assault" as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Stephens is the director of the developmental psychology program at Florida International University. The presention is free and open to the public.
Elizabeth Becker, an award-winning author and journalist, will speak about the history of Cambodia, the Cambodian civil war and genocide under the Pol Pot regime, and the aftermath of that war. She will also address the broader topic of unintended consequences of American intervention around the world. Becker has covered national and international affairs as a Washington correspondent at The New York Times and Washington Post.
Johnanna Ganz of the Sexual Violence Center of Minneapolis, and a graduate of the MA program in WGS at UNI, will present "(Dis)embodied: Race, Body Size and the Construction of Hegemonic Femininity in Popular Media."
Women's and Gender Studies will have a Galentine's Day celebration with free cupcakes to decorate and photo props. All are welcome. Donations in support of Pro-Choice Wisconsin will be accepted.
The UNI Outstanding Graduate Paper on Gender award winner will discuss his or her paper. The presentation is free and open to the public. The location and title of the winning paper will be announced.
The Current Research on Women and Gender (CROW) Forum features Kim Baker, sociology, anthropology and criminology, presenting "And then she met this moron: Gendered Narratives in Addiction-Themed Reality Television Shows." The presentation is free and open to the public.
The Current Research on Women & Gender (CROW) Forum features Michelle Tichy, educational psychology and foundations, speaking about "Care, Connectedness and Motivation: Keys to Supporting At-Risk Girls." The presentation is free and open to the public.
The second of this year's Current Research on Women and Gender (CROW) events features Victoria DeFrancisco and Melissa Payne will presenting "A Story of Relationship as a Strategy for Racial Battle Fatigue." Race relations in the United States continue to be a real issue that has challenged people’s attempts to enter into authentic relationships. In our presentation and book chapter we share the ways in which two people found the courage to continue to reach for authentic relationship in the midst of personal and institutional struggles against racism. Our presentation is intended to share our story, but also to empower others to reach for authentic relationships in their lives. CROW events are free and open to the public.
Join us for the first of our annual CROW (Current Research on Women & Gender) events. Barbara Lounsberry will present on the legacy of British writer Virginia Woolf.