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Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies previous co-sponsored events

Paid Sick Days
Join the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW), in partnership with the University of Vermont Women's and Gender Studies program, at a special panel discussion concerning paid sick days for Vermont workers. The panel discussion will be held on Monday, April 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the John Dewey Memorial Lounge in the Old Mill building next to Royal Tyler Theater on UVM's campus green. We're bringing together a wide range of perspectives in order to encourage a broad conversation about Vermont's current labor practices around paid time off policies, the dynamics of Vermont's employers and labor force, and the issue of paid sick and safe days from a policy perspective. The facilitated conversation will focus on panelists' perspectives, concerns, and needs as related to the idea of policy reform in Vermont, with the goal of increasing everyone's understanding of all sides of the issue. Kristin Carlson of WCAX will moderate the panel, and panelists will include legislators, representatives from the VT Chamber of Commerce and VT Businesses for Social Responsibility, the VT Paid Sick Days Coalition, Elaine McCrate and Felicia Kornbluh of the UVM Women's and Gender Studies program, and others. Ellen Bravo from the national coalition Family Values at Work will also be in attendance to share some national perspective.

Janet Poppendieck
March 26, 2013 ~ 4:00 p.m. Livak Ballroom, Dudley H. Davis Center

"Universal Free School Meals: The Key to Better School Food"
Janet Poppendieck is the author of Free for All: Fixing School Food in America. What bold steps can Vermont communities take to transform school food, our children's health, our educational institutions, and our local farm economics?

OPEN HOUSE and Advising Session
Wednesday, 20 March, 2013 ~ 6:00 p.m. Old Mill Annex A200
Women's and Gender Studies and Sexuality and Gender Identity Studies
To: All Students in WGST Courses – Whether you are a WGST major, WGST minor, SGIS minor, OR just interested in the Program
What: Student-Faculty Meeting About the WGST Program, Fall Courses, and WGST Internships
Incentive: Snacks from Sugarsnap and the opportunity to ask your questions of faculty and advisors
ALL students in WGST courses are invited. Bring your interests and your questions. Several of our faculty will be there, too. We will

  • Share information about specific Fall 2013 courses we are teaching
  • Answer questions about the major or the two minors
  • Fill you in on information about the WGST Internship, which will be supported by its own course Fall (only), 2013
  • Update you on the progress we have made so far in Reviewing and Reforming the WGST Curriculum

Dr. Michael Kimmel
February 12, 2013 ~ 4:00 p.m. Sugar Maple Ballroom, Dudley H. Davis Center
"Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men" followed by a student and faculty panel discussion.
Michael Kimmel is an American sociologist and educator specializing in gender studies. Specifically, Kimmel’s work focuses on engaging men in the campaign for gender equality. He is the SUNY University Distinguished Professor of Sociology at SUNY Stonybrook, the founding editor of the scholarly journal Men and Masculinities, and a founder of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism. Additionally, he is the author or editor of more than twenty volumes about gender, masculinity, and sexuality. Kimmel is considered a leading figure in the academic field of men’s studies and is among the leading researchers on men and masculinity in the world today.

Hunger Awareness films "Food Stamped" and "We Have to Talk About Hunger"
November 7, 2012 ~ 7:30 p.m. Waterman 427
Join Hunger Free Vermont, the UVM Student Dietetics Association, and the UVM Women and Gender Studies Department for two film showings on November 7th at 7:30pm in Waterman Hall, Room 427.
Food Stamped is an award winning, informative and humorous documentary film following a couple as they attempt to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet on a food stamp budget. Through their adventures they consult with members of U.S. Congress, food justice organizations, nutrition experts, and people living on food stamps to take a deep look at America's broken food system (62 minutes). In We Have to Talk About Hunger, which premiered at the Vermont International Film Festival, local filmmaker Alison Segar looks behind the statistics to investigate who "the hungry" in Vermont actually are and asks the disturbing question: "Why, in Vermont, the healthiest state in the nation, can we not feed our own?" (22 minutes). The films will be followed by a short discussion and the audience will be encouraged to take the 3SquaresVT Challenge and try to live on a food stamp budget during National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (November 11-17). For more information about the Challenge, visit www.hungerfreevt.org.

OPEN HOUSE and Advising Session
Monday, 5 November, 2012 ~ 6:00 p.m. Old Mill Annex A207
Women's and Gender Studies and Sexuality and Gender Identity Studies
To: All Students in WGST Courses – Whether you are a WGST major, WGST minor, SGIS minor, OR just interested in the Program
What: Student-Faculty Meeting About the WGST Program, Fall Courses, and WGST Internships
Details: Monday, November 5, 2012 6 -7:30 p.m., Old Mill Annex A207
Incentive: Snacks from Sugarsnap and the opportunity to ask your questions of faculty and advisors
Join us November 5th for a WGST/SGIS gathering and information session. ALL students in WGST courses are invited. Bring your interests and your questions. Several of our faculty will be there, too. We will

  • Share information about specific Spring 2013 courses we are teaching
  • Answer questions about the major or the two minors
  • Fill you in on information about the WGST Internship, which will be supported by its own course Fall (only), 2013
  • Update you on the progress we have made so far in Reviewing and Reforming the WGST Curriculum

Frances Fox Piven, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York
Will Miller Social Justice Lecture Series
Tuesday, 23 October, 2012 ~ 7:00 p.m. Billings North Lounge
"Protest Movements and Social Change: Lessons from History"

Frances Fox Piven, infamously targeted by a hate campaign led by Fox News host Glenn Beck, will place Occupy in the context of earlier social movements, and consider whether American corporations are vulnerable to the kinds of collective action that can be mobilized today.
In the wake of revolutionary upheaval across Africa and the Middle East, Occupy Wall Street has brought new generations of activists into the grass-roots struggle for social change.
Sponsored with the Global Justice Ecology Project (GJEP), Will Miller Green Mountain Chapter of Veterans for Peace, The UVM Department of English James and Mary Brigham Buckham Fund, and the UVM Chapter of International Socialist Organizationan

Teach-In
Thursday, 3 November, 2011 6:00 p.m. Lafayette 207
A Teach-In on the current economic crisis:
Reecia Orzeck, Geography, Moderator
Elaine McCrate, Economics
Rashad Shabazz, Geography
Anore Horton, History/Hunger-Free Vermont
John Summa, Economics
Nancy Welch, English
Avery Pittman, Students Stand Up

Oliver Mayer, Professor School of Theater, University of Southern California
Dan and Carole Burack President's Distinguished Lecture Series
Thursday, 27 October, 2011 5:00 p.m. Waterman Manor
"Discovering the REAL Self: A Meditation on Writing with Oliver Mayer"
Oliver Mayer is an associate professor of dramatic writing at the USC School of Theatre. He is the author of over 20 plays, including BLADE TO THE HEAT, which continues to receive productions around the world. FILO AL FUEGO, the Spanish version of his play, premiered last year in Miami and will receive its West Coast premiere at LATC in 2012. His new play THE WALLOWA PROJECT premieres starting April 8 at Son of Semele Ensemble in Los Angeles. He won an Alfred P. Sloan Initiative Science and Technology award for the completion of DARK MATTERS, an original play about particle physics. “The Hurt Business: a Critical Portfolio of the Early Works of Oliver Mayer, Plus,” is published by Hyperbole Books; “Oliver Mayer: Collected Plays” is published by NoPassport Press. He wrote the libretto to the opera AMERICA TROPICAL, composed by David Conte, which will be performed at USC on May 20 as part of USC Spectrum. Oliver is Resident Faculty Master at Parkside International Residential College. He is the winner of a USC Zumberge Individual Award for a new six-play thematic cycle, a Visions & Voices grant for his opera, and a USC Mellon Mentoring Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring of Undergraduates.
Sponsored with ALANA U.S. Ethnic Studies Program, The Center for Cultural Pluralism and The Geography Department

Esther Rothblum, Professor of Women's Studies, San Diego State University
Thursday, 13 October, 2011 4:00 p.m. Waterman 427
"It's Time to Throw Our Weight Around: The New Field of Fat Studies"
Esther D. Rothblum, Ph.D., is Professor of Women’s Studies at San Diego State University, after 23 years as Professor of Psychology at the University of Vermont. Her research and writing have focused on lesbian relationships and on the stigma of women’s weight. She is editor of the Journal of Lesbian Studies as well as the new academic journal Fat Studies. She has edited over 20 books; her most recent book The Fat Studies Reader, was reviewed in the New York Times, the New Yorker, MS Magazine, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, among others.
Sponsored with the Department of Psychology and the LGBTQA Center



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