CWUNewsNewshttp://www.cwu.edu/women-gender/newsen-usLaverne Cox - November 18th, 7PM in the SURC Theatrehttp://www.cwu.edu/women-gender/node/87Fri, 30 May 2014 12:50:36<p>On Tuesday November&nbsp;18th in the&nbsp;&nbsp;SURC Theatre,&nbsp;&nbsp;Laverne Cox will give a presentation titled, " Ain't I a Woman."</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Laverne Cox is an actress, writer, producer, and transgender advocate.&nbsp; She can currently be seen in the critically acclaimed Netflix original series Orange is the New Black.</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Cox was named as one of the most influential trans people in America in the inaugural Trans 100 in 2013. She was named one of the top 50 trans icons by the Huffington Post in 2012. Laverne was named one of Out magazine’s “Out 100” in 2010.&nbsp; Metro Source magazine named her one of the “55 People We Love” in 2008. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Cox is the first African-American trans woman to produce and star in her own television show, VH1’s critically acclaimed TRANSForm Me,&nbsp;the first television show to star three transsexual women.&nbsp; Cox made television history when she became the first African-American trans woman to appear on a reality television program,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">I Want to Work for Diddy</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">&nbsp;in 2008, which earned&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">the </span>GLAAD<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> media award for Outstanding Reality Program </span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">&nbsp;in 2009.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Cox was the recipient of the Anti-Violence Project's 2013 Courage Award.&nbsp; As a transgender advocate Cox continues to lend her voice to the cause of transgender visibility and equality.&nbsp; She is committed to telling diverse and three dimensional trans stories in the media.&nbsp; She travels the country speaking about issues that affect the trans community. She became the first openly transgender person to make the cover of Time magazine in the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">June 9 2014, issue,&nbsp;"the transgender tipping point."</span></p>CWU Among Nation's Top 50 LGBT-Friendly Universitieshttp://www.cwu.edu/women-gender/node/86Thu, 22 May 2014 09:53:39<p>In case you missed the story in Central Today,&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="http://www.cwu.edu/cwu-among-nations-top-50-lgbt-friendly-universities">http://www.cwu.edu/cwu-among-nations-top-50-lgbt-friendly-universities</a></p>New Course for WGS coming in Winter 2015! Intro to Queer Studieshttp://www.cwu.edu/women-gender/node/85Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:00:58<p>WGS&nbsp;will be offering a new course in Winter of 2015, WGS&nbsp; 250 Introduction to Queer Studies. &nbsp;This course is included in the General Education Curriculum<span style="line-height: 1.4;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">Breadth Area: Perspectives on Cultures and Experiences of the U.S.</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">and a</span><span style="line-height: 1.4;">&nbsp;(W) writing course.</span></p>Radical Beauty Exhibit and Student Art Show - April 21-24, SURC 137A-Bhttp://www.cwu.edu/women-gender/node/79Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:53:10<p>WGS minors Cay Collins, Zach Dozier, and Kevan Gardner have created this exhibit, with&nbsp; help from other students interested in gender and beauty. In Kevan Gardner’s words, the&nbsp; exhibit “will deconstruct present US beauty standards, broadly defined as all cultural&nbsp; expectations of physical presentation. We will critique beauty standards, examining how&nbsp; they are influenced by sexism, racism, and ageism, and propelled by a consumerist society.&nbsp; In doing so, we will uncover the negative impacts that these stands have individually and&nbsp; collectively, and leave the viewer with tools to rework and resist these standards.” The&nbsp; exhibit will include a juried student art show. The exhibit has been made possible by&nbsp; generous support from the Pride Foundation.</p>Beautiful and Bound: Practicies and Histories of Footbinding - April 10, 3:00 PM, Dean 202http://www.cwu.edu/women-gender/node/78Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:50:38<p>Lauren Hautamak, Crystal MacDonald, and Elizabeth Glasman, students from Dr. Chong Eun Ahn's East Asian Civilizations course in Winter 2014, will be presenting their research on Chinese footbinding.</p>"Tales of the Waria" Film - April 8, 5:00 PM, SURC pithttp://www.cwu.edu/women-gender/node/77Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:48:25<p>This is a film about a transgender community in Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world, and their struggles to find love and acceptance in a culture that emphasizes gender dualities. The director, Kathy Huang, describes it as a film about “contradictions, tragedy, and heroism.” A panel discussion will follow the film – Mark Auslander (Anthropology), Robyn Brammer (Psychology), Lene Pedersen (Anthropology), and Pam McMullin-Messier (Sociology).</p>Safe Sexhibitionhttp://www.cwu.edu/women-gender/node/75Tue, 28 Jan 2014 09:02:32<p>A juried condom art show, Feb. 18th, SURC 137A-B, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.</p>Sexual Responsibility Week (Feb. 10 -14)http://www.cwu.edu/women-gender/node/74Tue, 28 Jan 2014 09:01:35<p>The Wellness Center will be tabling in the SURC, with sexual health information, free condoms, and valentines for your partner.&nbsp; 11 a.m.&nbsp; - 2 p.m.</p>"Power and Passion: The Technology of Orgasm"http://www.cwu.edu/women-gender/node/68Thu, 09 Jan 2014 14:17:01<p>On February 5th, Kim McBride will show the documentary "Power and Passon: The Technology of Orgasm," on the history of the vibrator and its significance for women's sexuality, and lead a discussion about the film. &nbsp;SURC Theatre (time TBA).</p>Queer Film Series: "Brother Outsider"http://www.cwu.edu/women-gender/node/67Thu, 09 Jan 2014 14:09:31<p>The Queer Film Series will be showing the film "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin" on Tuesday, Jan. 14th at 5:00 p.m. in the SURC Pit. &nbsp;Bayard Rustin was an active participant in the civil rights movement, but was discriminated against, as a gay man, by fellow activists.</p>