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Women's, Gender, and
Sexuality Studies Program
Central Washington University
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies cultivates a critical awareness of the contributions of women and the impact of gender in our lives, both historically and in the contemporary world. Our interdisciplinary scope includes examining these issues from the perspective of politics, anthropology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, art, and literature.
The objectives of the program are
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Dr. Sandra Yesenia Galta May 19th 5:30 Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/galta (Click on poster for PDF)
Free and Open to the Public
Don't miss the public lecture, "Beyond Fulton: Child Welfare and Religious Freedom"
by Heron Greenesmith Policy Attorney/Legal Advocate
on Thursday, April 8, 5:00PM-6:30PM
Meeting ID: 875 3846 5606
In Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, Catholic Social Services is requesting an exemption from the City of Philadelphia that would allow the child welfare organization to continue to receive city funds while picking and choosing which parents to certify for foster care and adoption. In other words, CSS would like to deny certification to same-sex couples in direct violation of the city's prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in places of public accommodation.
While much of the coverage of the Fulton case, argued before the Supreme Court and due to be decided this Spring, has touched on first amendment issues and its potential impact on same-sex couples, the mainstream narratives have neglected two themes of this important case. First: how child welfare organizations provide far more services than foster care and adoption certification, including the provision of crucial services to families in crisis (a disproportionate percentage of whom we know are headed by LGBTQ parents). And second: how the forced dichotomy between "religious freedom" and "LGBTQ rights" ignores both the rich faith traditions that support justice for LGBTQ people and the progressive intention of religious freedom
Greenesmith will provide an overview of the Fulton case; an analysis of its greater impacts on LGBT families across the country (informed by Greenesmith's work on this history of child welfare); and a glance into the broader world of religious freedom outside the conversation currently dominated by the Christian Right.
Sponsored by Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and supported by The Diversity and Equity Center
(photo: National Archives)
Events (see following information)
Loretta Ross- FREE WGSS Sponsored Event
April 18, 2019 6:00 PM SURC Theatre
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY March 8th
The campaign theme continues throughout the year.
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#MeToo (twitter page)
For Scholars of Women's Studies, It's Been a Dangerous Year
Equal Pay Day 2016: Exploring The Wage Gap
Today we recognize Equal Pay Day, which marks how far into the current year women must work to earn what men earned the previous year. Women still earn only 79 cents to the man’s dollar and women of color face a racial wage gap on top of the gender gap.
Click on the link for information from the Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor to see how Washington states compares with other states in equal pay transparency and workplace protections for women http://www.dol.gov/wb/equalpay/equalpaymap.htm
As Hollywood Stars Can Attest, It's Good To Be A Man On Payday http://n.pr/1Nn3JhF
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