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Women's History Month & International Women's Day

Women's History Month March 2018

Women’s History Month 2018

 

Calendar of Events

WGGP Faculty Affiliate Talk “Afro-Diasporic Women Navigating Dangerously Uneven National and Global Terrain”

314B Illini Union | February 28, 12pm

Sponsored by Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP)
Co-Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, Department of African American Studies, Department of Gender & Women’s Studies, Center for African Studies, Center for Global Studies, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Dr. Faye Harrison (Departments of Anthropology and African American Studies) gives lunch talk in recognition of the International Decade for People of African Descent, this talk addresses the gendered antiracist activism of two African descendant women’s organizations: Grupo Afrocubanas, based primarily in Havana, and a Chota-Mira Valley chapter of CONAMUNE, the acronym for Coordinadora Nacional de las Mujeres Negras (National Coordinator of Black Women), in northern Ecuador. Both of these organizations belong to wider Afro-diasporic women’s networks whose activities coalesce into convergent forms of intersectional praxis through which systemic social inequalities, a continuum of racialized gendered violence, and the epistemic marginality of Black women’s knowledges are contested and redressed. This talk will be a bridge between Black History Month in February and Women’s History Month in March.

For more information please contact Anita Kaiser at arkaiser@illinois.edu

 

18th Annual Graduate Symposium on Women’s and Gender History

Postponed, rescheduling TBD

Sponsored by the Beckman Institute, Center for Advanced Study, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Science, Department of Anthropology, Department of Asian American Studies, Department of Classics, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of History, Department of Landscape Architecture, Department of Philosophy, Department of Political Science, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, School of Labor and Employment Relations, and the Women and Gender in Global Perspective Program

Now in its 18th year, the graduate Women’s and Gender History Symposium at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign showcases graduate research that foregrounds histories of women, gender, and sexuality.  This year’s symposium theme is Exploring Crisis. The symposium will be held March 2nd in the Levis Faculty Center, Room 300. Panels will begin at 11am. A buffet dinner will be served at 5:30 and the keynote speaker, Pernille Ipsen will give a keynote speech at 6:30pm. Pernille Ipsen, Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will deliver a keynote presentation based upon her research. Professor Pernille Ipsen is an historian of the Atlantic world whose interests lead her to investigate the construction of gender, race, and otherness in the European colonial context. Her particular focus on interracial marriage was displayed in her first book, Daughters of the Trade: Atlantic Slavers and Interracial Marriage on the Gold Coast, published in 2015. In this book, she explores the ways in which marriages between European traders and African women on the coast of Africa resulted in a mixed-race population that was able to claim special privileges in a society where racial distinctions were still being defined.

For more information please email gendersymp@gmail.com

 

Your Story Matters: Stumbling, Leaping, Falling & Flying (Quench Series)

Women’s Resources Center | March 5, 12-1pm

Sponsored by the LGBT Resources Center

Come join us for the next event in our Your Story Matters series! Jennifer Bechtel will be presenting "Stumbling, Leaping, Falling & Flying". Food will be provided.

For more information please contact lgbtrc@illinois.edu

 

Young Lakota: You Become the Choices You Make

Gregory Hall 100 | March 6, 6-8pm

Sponsored by the University Library, Native American House, Women’s Resources Center

Part of the Spring 2018 Film Series, this film chronicles 3 young people in a time faced with difficult choices as the first female President of the Oglala Lakota defies South Dakota law criminalizing abortion. A post-film discussion will follow the film.

About the Film:
Young Lakota chronicles the life defining choices faced by three young people as they try to forge a better future for their tribe while securing their own well being.

Sunny Clifford, her twin sister, Serena, and Brandon Ferguson are neighbors in Kyle, a small town in the heart of the Pine Ridge Reservation. Their political awakening begins when Cecelia Fire Thunder, the first female President of their tribe, defies a South Dakota law criminalizing abortion by threatening to build a women’s clinic on the sovereign territory of the reservation. In the subsequent political storm, Sunny, Serena and Brandon are faced with difficult choices.

For more information please contact Cindy Ingold at cingold@illinois.edu or Beverly Smith at smithbev@illinois.edu

 

iCU OIIR Intercultural Dialogue Series - YAS QUEEN: The Mongolian Perspective

Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) | March 7, 6-7:30 pm

Sponsored by OIIR - International Education, Asian American Cultural Center (AACC), Illinois International Programs (IIP), and Mongolia Cultural Organization (MCO)

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Mongolian Cultural Organization(MCO) will be presenting YAS QUEEN.  For centuries, Mongolian women have played a central role in their society, holding positions of power ever since the Mongol Empire – hundreds of years before their counterparts in Europe, or elsewhere in Asia. MCO will explore the stories of these influential figures in Mongolian History as well as how women continue to be integral part of Mongolia’s success.​

For more information please contact Yun Shi at yunshi@illinois.edu

 

5th Annual International Women's Day Awards Bunch

iHotel, Alma Mater Room | March 8, 9-11am

Sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center
Cosponsored by Global Studies, the Program in Comparative and World Literatures, Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP), and the Department of Anthropology. Additional funding provided by the Student Cultural Programming Fee (SCPF). 

International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, political, and economic achievements made to promote the rights of women. The Women's Resources Center is again hosting our Annual International Women's Day Awards Brunch which honors local efforts in our campus-community to improve the lives of women across the globe. Find more information on our website

For any questions please contact Sylwia Dutka at dutka2@illinois.edu

 

Extraordinary Latinas: A Panel of Amazing Latinas in our Community: Celebrando el Dia Internacional de la Mujer

La Casa Cultural Latina 104 | March 8, 12-1pm

Sponsored by La Casa Cultural Latina

For more information please contact Araceli Diaz at diaz9@illinios.edu

 

12 Women Who Changed The World: Untold Stories

Illini Union 210 | March 8, 4-5:30pm

Sponsored by the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP) Program and Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (IPRH)
Co-sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center and the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies 

“12 Women Who Changed The World: Untold Stories” featuring 12 faculty members from across campus each sharing the story about an influential woman from his/her own field of study.

For more information please contact Anita Kaiser at arkaiser@illinois.edu

 

Femme Frontera Filmmaker Showcase

Art Theatre in Champaign | March 8, 7:30pm | Ticketed

Femme Frontera is a women filmmakers collective dedicated to spotlighting stories that challenge common, often false narratives and push, if not altogether smash, barriers in regards to gender, geographical borders, cultural identity, and oppression. Their 2016 Showcase features six short films made by Latina directors from the El Paso-Juarez US-México border region. It premiered on August 1st, 2016 at the El Paso, TX Alamo Drafthouse to a packed house. It then embarked on a national U.S. tour screening at independent theater houses, universities, and film festivals. “These films revise the cultural narrative entirely through the simple act of showing the truth,” Femme Frontera founder Angie Tures writes. “The six women filmmakers of Femme Frontera are unapologetic in their portrayals of sacrifice, perseverance, sexism, bigotry, and radical hope.” The Art Theater is proud to present their 2016 Showcase in a Special Event celebrating International Women’s Day. (2016, Various Filmmakers, USA/México, English & Spanish, 120min)

Find more information on their website.

 

Women’s Achievement Celebration

iHotel | March 8, 6-8pm

Sponsored by the YWCA at the University of Illinois

Please join us on March 8th, from 6 pm to 8 pm at the I-Hotel in Champaign to honor these amazing local women and organizations!

Education - Kathy Maniantes (Urbana Adult Education)
Advocacy - Dr. Gioconda Guerra Perez (La Casa Cultural Latina)
Social Justice - Junior League of Champaign-Urbana
STEM- Dr. Kathryn Clancy (UI Anthropology)
Business - Common Ground Food Coop
Our Mistress of Ceremonies will be Tanisha King-Taylor, so you KNOW we're going to have a good time!
Tickets range in price from $5.00 for students, to $500.00 for a table of ten, and include dinner, beverages, dessert, and cash bar.

For more information please contact Araceli Diaz at diaz9@illinios.edu

 

Conversation Cafe: Using Art to Promote Social Justice: A Discussion with Chicago Visual Artist Candice Hunter

University YMCA Latzer Hall | March 9, 12-1pm

Sponsored by Diversity & Social Justice Education. Paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee (SCPF)

Chicago visual artist Candice Hunter will be discussing her current work, Dust in Their Veins, and her work as an Afro-futurist artist. This program is in collaboration with the University YMCA Friday Forum series and the 2018 Illinois Interfaith Conference. Conversation Café is part of the Lunch on Us series. Join us for lunch and let our speakers introduce you to, or expand your knowledge of cultural, historical and social phenomena that impact both our campus and society at large.
Conversation Café is sponsored by Diversity & Social Justice Education as part of OIIR’s Lunch on Us series. 

For more information please contact DiversityEd@illinois.ed

 

Women Empowerment Dinner

Alice Campbell Center | March 10, 6-9pm

Sponsored by La Unidad Latina Fraternity, Inc.

We would like to acknowledge and celebrate strong women on our campus through this dinner. There will be guest speakers at the event which will acknowledge the hard work women have done in our campus and in the community.

For more information please contact Adalberto Dejesus at (773) 983-8395

 

Dish It Up: How to Communicate an Epidemic: Black Women, Media, and the Post-AIDS Era

Women’s Resources Center | March 12, 12-1pm

Sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center. Paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee (SCPF).
Featuring Carolyn Randolph, Ph.D., Alumna, Institute for Communications Research

Come join us for another Dish It Up Lunch on Us Program at the Women's Resources Center (every 2nd and 4th Monday at noon). Enjoy a complimentary meal while listening to speakers, lecturers, and panelists explore a variety of topics at the intersection of gender and other social identities. 

For more information please contact Sylwia Dutka at dutka2@illinois.edu

 

Women’s Cross Disability Panel

SDRP 2009 | March 13, 2:30-3:30pm

Sponsored by University Housing and the Women’s Resources Center. Paid for by the Central Residential Funding Board

In honor of Women's History Month, the Women's Resources Center in collaboration with students from University Housing, is hosting a panel featuring women-identified people in the university who have a variety of disabilities. The panel will explore different perspectives on disability and how disability shapes the experience of womanhood. The panel also aims to promote cross-disability collaboration and bring women with disabilities into the women's history conversation, as these voices are often excluded. The panel will include Kathleen Downes (moderator), Joey Ramp, Lauren Bryant, Staphanie Santo, Liza Sylvestre, and Hope Holland. 

For questions and concerns, please contact Kathleen Downes at kdownes2@illinois.edu

 

Air Goddesses: Black Women in the Flight and Aviation Industry

BNNACC | March 14, 12-1pm

Sponsored by the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (BNAACC)

For more information please contact Nathan Stevens at nathans6@illinois.edu

 

Dish It Up: The Authentic Engineer: The Intersection of Race and Gender in Engineering

Women’s Resources Center | March 26, 12-1pm

Sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center. Paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee
Featuring Kelly Cross, Postdoctoral Researcher, Illinois Foundry for Innovation in Engineering Education.

Come join us for another Dish It Up Lunch on Us Program at the Women's Resources Center (every 2nd and 4th Monday at noon). Enjoy a complimentary meal while listening to speakers, lecturers, and panelists explore a variety of topics at the intersection of gender and other social identities.

For more information please contact Sylwia Dutka at dutka2@illinois.edu

 

META | Collaborative Art: Zine Making

La Casa Cultural Latina | March 26, 6-7pm

Sponsored by La Casa Cultural Latina and the Women's Resources Center

For more information please contact Jorge Mena at jmena2@illinois.edu

 

Screening and Discussion of "Healing Neen"

Champaign Public Library | March 27, 7pm

Sponsored by La Casa Cultural Latina

Healing Neen is a documentary film about the Abuse to Prison Pipeline, as witnessed through the survival and survivor story of Tonier “Neen” Cain. Discussion to follow after the film and refreshments included.

For more information please contact Araceli Diaz at diaz9@illinois.edu

 

The Need to Lead: Black Women Student Leaders at UIUC

BNAACC | March 28, 12-1pm

Sponsored by the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (BNAACC)

For more information please contact Nathan Stevens at nathans6@illinois.edu

 

Lactation Space Scavenger Hunt

Across Campus | March 29, 1-4pm

Sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center and Family & Graduate Housing

Join us in searching campus for lactation spaces. 

For more information please contact Sylwia Dutka at dutka2@illinois.edu

 

Friday Forum: Strong Women Reclaiming Imagery

University YMCA | March 30, 12-1pm

Sponsored by the University YMCA, Native American House, Spurlock Museum and the Women's Resources Center

“Strong Women Reclaiming Imagery,” lecture by the Native POP Collective
MaryBeth Timothy (Cherokee), Serena Penaloza (Navajo and Maricopa), and Brent Learned (Cheyenne-Arapaho) will showcase street, progressive, contemporary, and pop art working to reclaim indigenous imagery.

About the Artists:
Native POP is a collective of indigenous artists re-appropriating and reclaiming indigenous imagery that has been exploited by mainstream society, and depicting it through a Native artist’s eyes. The collective is working to educate the public that Native people do more than traditional arts and crafts; they also make progressive art that is intelligent and provocative.

For more information please contact Tyler Rotche at tyler@universityymca.org

 

Native Pop: Interactive Art Workshop

Spurlock Museum | March 30, 7-9pm

Sponsored by the Native American House, the University YMCA, Women’s Resources Center, and Spurlock Museum

For more information please contact Sylwia Dutka at dutka2@illinois.edu

 

Native Pop: Children’s Interactive Art Workshop

Orchard Downs Community Center | March 31, 10am-12pm

Sponsored by the Native American House, YWCA at the University of Illinois, Women’s Resources Center, and Spurlock Museum

For more information please contact Sylwia Dutka at dutka2@illinois.edu