CWUNewsNews Hunting Ground - October 22nd, 08 Oct 2019 15:52:11<p style="text-align: center;">The Hunting Ground&nbsp;Tuesday, October 22, 7PM in the SURC Theater</p> <p style="text-align: center;">WGSS and CWU Wellness present&nbsp;The Hunting Ground,</p> <p style="text-align: center;">a&nbsp;film about sexual assault on college campuses.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Following the film a there will be a panel discussion&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;about the issue of sexual assault and CWU policies.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">October 22, 7PM</p> <p style="text-align: center;">SURC Theater</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Free and open to the public</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/women-gender/sites/" style="width: 386px; height: 600px;" /></p> </p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;">First to graduate with Women's, Gender and Sexuality BA degrees on June 8, 2019, 14 Jun 2019 16:17:28<p><img alt="" src="/women-gender/sites/" style="width: 261px; height: 228px; float: right; margin: 10px;">The Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies program celebrates our graduates, Hannah Oliver, Nicole Moss,and Adam Westermann, members of the first cohort to be awarded Bachelor of Arts degrees in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at CWU.</p><p>In addition to their WGSS BA degrees, Hannah majored in Political Science, Nicole completed minors in Sociology and Douglas Honors College, and Adam majored in Anthropology.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>Reproductive Justice as Human Rights: Loretta Ross visits CWU on April 18, 6PM,SURC Theatre, 08 Apr 2019 08:43:05<p>Human and women's rights activist Loretta Ross will share her expertise on women's issues, racism and human rights on April 18th at 6PM in the SURC Theatre. &nbsp;Her work focuses on the intersectionality of social justice issues and how this transforms social change. Co-founder and former National Coordinator of the Sister Song Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, &nbsp;Ms. Ross &nbsp;describes her own lived experience as a rape and sterilization abuse survivor, to illustrate the traumas that disproportionately affect low-income women of color. She emphasizes the transformative power of reproductive justice activism to build a Human Rights movement that includes everyone. Her presentation &nbsp;"Reproductive Justice as Human Rights" uses human rights as a lens through which to understand and moblize around women's rights at a time in which women's reproductive lives are imperiled.&nbsp;</p><h3 style="text-align: center;">April 18th 6PM</h3><h3 style="text-align: center;">SURC Theater</h3><h3 style="text-align: center;">Free and open to the public</h3><p style="text-align: center;"><em><strong>LIght Refreshments&nbsp;</strong></em></p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img alt="" src="" style="width: 600px; height: 338px;"></p></h3 style="text-align: center;"></h3 style="text-align: center;"></h3 style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;">Why Feminism? Why Now? by Melissa Fabello, Samuelson Auditorium March 5, 6PM, 21 Feb 2019 17:48:06<p>Why Feminism? Why Now? by Melissa Fabello, body acceptance, social justice activist, sexuality scholar and patriarchy smasher presents an engaging and entertaining introduction to the feminist movement and&nbsp; why feminism still matters today.</p><p>March 5, 6:00 PM</p><p>Samuelson Auditorium, Rm 104</p><p>Event is free and open to the public</p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="" style="width: 750px; height: 386px;"></p></p style="text-align: center;">Muthaland featuring feminist performance artist Minita Gandhi, Thursday, October 25th 7PM McConnell Auditoriu, 23 Oct 2018 09:33:59<p>Muthaland has been called- “The bravest most socially relevant piece of theatre I’ve seen to date”</p><p>The Life of a young woman is forever changed on a trip to India where she unearths family secrets, encounters a prophet, and ultimately discovers her voice within a culture of silence. The familiar and the foreign swap roles in this powerful darkly comic performance about culture, identity, spirituality, and sexuality. Don’t miss this inspiring performance about a woman, who, no longer able to treat the topic of sexual violence as a “bad dream,” becomes empowered to share her experience with the world.</p><p>One night only!&nbsp;</p><p>McConnell Auditorium</p><p>Thursday, October 25, 7PM</p><p>Free and Open to the Public</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="" style="font-family: -webkit-standard; width: 388px; height: 600px;"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p style="text-align: center;">Abortion, Freedom and Choice: Reproductive Rights in Washington, 10 Oct 2018 15:51:38<p>October 17th, 4-5:30 PM Black Hall 152</p><p>Elissa Goss, Political Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Washingon presents a public lecture on the legal and political issues related to reproductive choice at the state and federal level. &nbsp;Please plan on attending to learn about the history of Roe v. Wade as a legal framework, &nbsp;and future challenges for future reproductive legal battles (TRAP laws etc).</p><p>Also addressed will be the impact of federal issues both politically and from a healthcare provider standpoint, strategies for action and the need to stay vigilant about these issues.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>#Metoo movement comes to CWU - Daily Record, 14 Feb 2018 16:19:33<p><a href="" target="_blank">Click here for Daily Record Article - #Metoo Movement comes to CWU</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p>Queers in the Country: Sexuality, Race, and Rural LGBTQ Lives - Feb 28th, 13 Feb 2018 13:46:39<p>Queers in the Country: Sexuality, Race, and Rural LGBTQ Lives<br>Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018<br>5:00 pm</p><p>Please join us on February 28 at 5 PM in Black Hall 151 for a presentation by Miriam Abelson, Assistant Professor of Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies at Portland State University on the importance of studying sexualities and gender beyond just women.&nbsp; The talk will focus on her research on rural transgender men and masculinity, rural vs. urban transgender people's experiences of harassment and discrimination, and LGBTQ youth (both current youth and adults) in rural areas.</p><p>Students, faculty and staff are invited to help us celebrate our new major&nbsp; Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies and our new name!!!</p><p>Pizza will be served</p></br></br>The Hunting Ground-Sexual Assault on College Campus: Film and discussion., 20 Sep 2017 15:10:21<p>&nbsp;</p><p>October 12, 2017</p><p>SURC Theater 6:00 PM</p><p>Please plan on attending a presentation of the film, The Hunting Ground, 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. Following the film there will be a panel discussion about CWU policies where members of the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions about the recent proposed rule changes by the Department of Education to Title IX and CWU's response.</p>National Women's Studies Association EC Letter on Charlottesville, 19 Aug 2017 10:31:02<p>The National Women's Studies Association denounces the actions of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend that terrorized that community and shocked the entire country. We further condemn the actions of James Alex Fields, Jr., who drove into a crowd of counter-protestors killing 32-year old Heather Heyer and injuring at least 19 others, and the stick-wielding vigilantes that viscously attacked and beat a young Black man, De’Andre Harris in a nearby parking structure.</p><p>White supremacy and fascism have always been intricately connected with misogyny, patriarchy, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, and settler-colonial logics. This fact is evidenced both by the make up of those who rallied last weekend—primarily young, white, able-bodied, cisgender men—and the messages promoted at the rally and by those supporting it, which included anti-woman and anti-LGBT slogans and statements. The NWSA believes that ending white supremacy is a primary feminist political objective. The Combahee River Collective, whose 40th anniversary we will honor at our annual conference in November, wrote in their famous Black Feminist Statement in 1977: “we are actively committed to struggling against racial, sexual, heterosexual, and class oppression and see as our particular task the development of an integrated analysis and practice based upon the fact that the major systems of oppression are interlocking.” That commitment remains just as vital today.</p><p>We praise cities such as Baltimore, where our convention will be held this year, for tearing down statues honoring leaders of the confederacy as an important symbolic gesture to denounce white supremacist monuments in the United States that pay homage to pro-slavery ideas and the defenders of slavery. However, symbolic gestures are not enough. The present legacy of white supremacy and the Confederate and U.S. commitment to the system of chattel slavery remains alive and well in the existence of the prison industrial complex. The 13th amendment of the U.S. constitution essentially allows legal slavery inside prisons. Those prisons are predominately populated by African Americans and other people of color, and a steady increase in the number of incarcerated women. Without material steps to end that system, white supremacy and the misogyny, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, class exploitation, and settler-colonial logics it engenders will continue. The NWSA sends condolences to the families and communities of the most recent victims of white supremacist violence in Charlottesville and affirms its commitment to feminist values that see the end to white supremacy as a top priority.</p><p>We know that white supremacists seek to instill fear and leverage power using harassment, violence, and the threat of violence.&nbsp; We encourage NWSA members to join together and raise their voices in the wake of these threats even as we recognize that some of our members face greater risk than others in speaking out.&nbsp; We know that intersectional feminist analyses offer the frameworks our campuses and communities need to challenge white supremacist ideologies. We applaud our colleagues at University of Virginia and their courageous students who spoke truth in the face of violence when a hateful mob of fascists marched through their campus bearing torches, shouting Nazi slogans and attacking students.</p><p>We know that our members embrace our mission to promote a more just world in which all persons can develop to their fullest potential—one free from racist ideologies, systems of privilege or structures that oppress or exploit some for the advantage of others.&nbsp; Now more than ever we need to recommit ourselves to this vision and engage in meaningful actions that can advance our goals.</p><p>Barbara Ransby, President<br>Elora Halim Chowdhury, Vice President<br>Karma Chávez, Treasurer<br>Carrie Baker, Secretary<br>Vivian M. May, Past President</p><p style="text-align: center;">Our mailing address is:<br>National Women's Studies Association · 11 E Mount Royal Suite 100 · Baltimore, MD 21202 · USA</p><p>&nbsp;</p></br></br></br></br></p style="text-align: center;"></br>