CWUNewsNews Hunting Ground Film-Sexual Assault on College Campus-Viewing, 29 Sep 2016 18:30:25<p>October 18, 2016</p><p>SURC Theater 6:00 PM</p><p>An exposé of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families. Original song 'Til it happens to you' by Lady Gaga, Written and Directed by Kirby Dick.</p><p><img alt="" src="/women-gender/sites/" style="width: 400px; height: 225px;"></p>Songs of Justice Concert October 6, 2016, 22 Sep 2016 12:24:40<p>Women's and Gender Studies and the Center for Diversity and Social Justice are sponsoring an evening of songs about social justice featuring Naomi Wachira&nbsp;and La Cantina,&nbsp;Gema Aguilar, Sandra Aguilar, and Stephanie Hsu of La Cantina, &nbsp;on October 6 at 7:30 PM in the Recital Hall of the Music Building.&nbsp;</p><p>Naomi Wachira&nbsp;was recently named the Best Folk Singer in Seattle by alt publication Seattle Weekly. A Kenyan artist at home in the Pacific Northwestern United States, &nbsp;Naomi is a voice for social change</p><p>La Cantina is an all female musical trio &nbsp;formed in 2014, with the mission of spreading themes of awareness, strength and social justice through music to inspire action, spark dialogue, give voice to the unheard, and build relationships and community.</p><p>&nbsp;The group is comprised of multi-cultural, multi-lingual and empowered women of color musicians who&nbsp;seek to advocate and to open others to Love-in- action, as well as to entertain for a larger social purpose, through their thought provoking and contagious music. &nbsp;La Cantina speak to: immigration, social justice, domestic violence, LGBTQ rights, and women’s empowerment through music.&nbsp; Seeking to engage a larger audience who might not know about social issues but can be influenced by exposure to La Cantina.</p><p><img alt="" src="/women-gender/sites/" style="width: 450px; height: 253px;"></p><p>&nbsp;</p>Why We Still Need Women & Gender Studies, 15 Jul 2016 08:59:56<p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>&nbsp;</p>“Do Prisons Prevent Us from Achieving Gender and Racial Justice?”​ A Panel Discussion, 12 Apr 2016 08:23:56<p>Women's and Gender Studies as part of the Mass Incarceration and Social Justice Initative at CWU will host a presentation on race and masculinity in the prison system.</p><p>The prison produces and normalizes racialized gendered violence; it always has. The prison also manufactures and normalizes the racialized gendered identities that produce that violence. This conversation reflects on how racist and gender-normalizing violence produced by the prison occurs both inside and outside of prison walls, and how it contributes to our understandings of -- and assumptions about -- criminality, gender, and prison reform.<br>Participants are Natalie Cisneros (Seattle Univ.), Brady Heiner (Cal State-Fullerton), and Andrew Dilts (Loyola Marymount) and will be moderated by Cynthia Coe.</p><p>4 p.m. • Black Hall 150</p></br>Michael Messner : Women in Sports: Time for a Victory Lap?, 02 Mar 2016 17:26:11<p>In celebration of Women's History Month, &nbsp;The Women's and Gender Studies program at CWU&nbsp;will present a lecture by Michael Messner, Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at USC, on the lack of&nbsp;&nbsp;coverage of women's sports by sports media. Professor Messner&nbsp;will discuss how televised sports news and highlight shows&nbsp;do&nbsp;not reflect the social changes taking place over the last 25 years in&nbsp;the growing&nbsp;interest and participation in women's sports.</p><p>April 19th at 5:30 PM in the SURC Ballroom</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Jessica Lynn To Speak on Trans* Issues, 03 Nov 2015 15:50:03<p>Jessica Lynn, a transgender woman, is a renowned public speaker that travels nationally to college campuses lecturing about the necessity for transgender awareness in our society. She is an advocate and professional speaker for Trans* Rights, and is also the president of Your True Gender, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the community on Trans* Issues.<br>4PM November 19th Black Hall 150</p></br>The Hunting Ground, 02 Oct 2015 14:08:02<p>Women's and Gender Studies will be showing the film, "The Hunting Ground,"&nbsp; on October 13, at 6:30 PM in&nbsp; the SURC Theater.</p><p>The film addresses the issue of sexual violence on college campuses through the&nbsp;story of survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice and the obstacles they faced.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Following the film there will be a </span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">discussion and information for students,</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">&nbsp;including&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">student's</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">rights, and resources available at CWU.&nbsp;</span></p></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;">CWU Among Nation's Top 50 LGBT-Friendly Universities, 22 May 2014 09:53:39<p>&nbsp;Central Washington University has been named one of&nbsp;the top&nbsp;&nbsp;50 LGBT-Friendly Universities in the nation by&nbsp;Campus Pride, a leading national nonprofit working to encourage safe campuses for LGBT students. &nbsp;For &nbsp;the entire story see&nbsp;<a href=""></a></p>Queer Film Series "Strawberry and Chocolate", 09 Jan 2014 14:09:31<p>The first film of the Queer Film Series will be &nbsp;"Strawberry and Chocolate," October 8 &nbsp;in&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.4;">Black Hall, 151 6 PM</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">The Oscar nominated 1993 Cuban film, Strawberry and Chocolate,</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">&nbsp;is the story of two men who are opposites, one gay, the other straight, one a fierce communist, the other a fierce individualist, one suspicious, the other accepting, and how they come to love each other Directed</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;"> by </span>Tomás<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span>Gutiérrez<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> </span>Alea<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> and Juan Carlos </span>Tabío<span style="line-height: 1.4;">.&nbsp;</span></p></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;">Advanced Sexualities presentation, 03 Dec 2013 20:23:44<p>You're invited to attend a presentation of the research that four WGS minors have been doing this quarter.&nbsp; These projects arose out of an independent study that Dr. Pam McMullin-Messier ran as an extension of her Sociology of Sexualities course in the spring.&nbsp; The presentation will be on Thursday, December 5 at 3 p.m. in Farrell Hall room 211.</p><p>Wendy Bynum – “Sexual scripts and the influence of popular culture”: An examination of the intersection of music and sexuality through a review of the literature.</p><p>Jeff Cote – “Bullhead City: Exploring Oppression in the Queer Community Description”: In an original screenplay, the issue of depression in the queer community is thoroughly explored. The story also focuses on what has been coined as the "Emerald City effect," which is defined as desire queer individuals have to move to another place or otherwise change themselves in order to find personal happiness.</p><p>Kasey Eickmeyer – “When 'Comprehensive' Isn't Enough: Moving Toward a Socio-Emotional Approach to Sexuality Education": An critical examination of what is missing in comprehensive sexual education programs.</p><p>Kevan Gardner - "Sexing Up the Environment: The Rise of Ecosexual Identity": The term "ecosexual" is a relatively new one, having been in use less than a decade. Even so, it is appearing with increasing regularity. This presentation aims to explain the various meanings of the term and how it arose out of green living, ecofeminist theory, earth-based spirituality, and queer sensibility.</p><p>The students would welcome your feedback.&nbsp; Please come out and support your fellow WGS students!</p>