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Winter 2014 events and speaker series

 

Women's Studies and Feminist Research presents:
GENDER AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Faye Harrison (bio)
Other Speakers include: Dr. Peggy Antrobus (bio)
Dr. Tania Das Gupta, York University (bio)
Wednesday April 23rd, 8:30 to 4:30 pm in WSS 2130
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Conference Program

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The Sexuality and Gender Research Group presents:

QUEER RESEARCH DAY
April 16th, 2014
9:30 am - 5:30 pm in Stevenson Hall 3166
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FLAUNTING IT! 10 - Friday, March 21st, 2014
from 9:15am - 6:30pm in SSC 5220
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EL JONES, POET LAUREATE and SPOKEN WORD ARTIST

Please join us for a spoken word performance by EL JONES on March 13th from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in SSC 3014


El Jones is Halifax Regional Municipality’s fifth poet laureate. She is the artistic director of the Word Iz Bond, A Spoken Word Artist Collective and she currently teaches in the African Canadian Transition Program at Nova Scotia Community College and in the Women's Studies program at Acadia.
 
She describes herself as a “spoken word activist” and believes in poetry’s power to mobilize black consciousness and give youth a voice. Her poetry is particularly committed to political causes and social justice.

 




EMERGENCE QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL 2014
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22ND: JESSICA DANFORTH,
Founder and Executive Director of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network.
"Speaking Back from the Margins: Indigenous Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice."

Jessica Danforth is the founder and Executive Director of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, the first and only organization of its kind by and for Indigenous youth working across issues of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice throughout the United States and Canada. She has spent more than half her life mobilizing individuals, families, and communities alike to reclaim their ancestral rights to self-determine decisions over their own bodies and spaces.

Jessica is currently serving as the Youth Coordinator for the National Indigenous Youth Council on HIV/AIDS, and she is the North American co-chair for the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. In addition, she is a member of a number of national and international boards and collectives including SisterSong Women of Color for Reproductive Justice Collective and Women on Web/Women on Waves.

Her talk is entitled: “Speaking Back from the Margins: Indigenous Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice.

Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2014
Time: 1:00-2:30 pm
Location: SSC 3014



FRIDAY JANUARY 24TH: SCREENING OF THE FILM "LILIES" by JOHN GREYSON

Years before his 50-day imprisonment in Egypt (August-October, 2013), Canadian film-maker John Greyson was making brilliantly evocative films which focused among other topics on prison issues, including queer people in prison. His 1996 film "Lilies", an adaptation of celebrated Québécois play "Les feluettes", won four Genie awards and was nominated for several others. John Greyson will be in London on January 24 (6 pm, Conron Hall, University College, UWO) to present "Lilies" and discuss issues raised in his films, helping to launch London's second Prison Justice Film Festival.  For more info about this screening event please contact Professor Chris Gittings  at 519 661 2111 X85781by e-mail gittings@uwo.ca.

Watch the Trailer at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoLodMR6DAY


When: Friday, January 24th, 2014 at 6:00pm
Where: University College 224 (Conron Hall)


 



 

FALL 2013 EVENTS AND SPEAKERS

Fall 2013 Speaker Series

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Presented by the Royal Society of Canada, The Department of Women's Studies and Feminist research and Western University.
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A special thanks to all those who attended and tuned in online.



WINTER 2013 EVENTS AND SPEAKERS


May 23-25th, 2013

WSFR and Philosophy Conference "Future Directions in Feminist Phenomenology"
Featuring speakers from across Europe, the U.S., Canada and Israel.
David Chu International Centre WSS 2130

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PAST WINTER 2013 EVENTS

April 24, 2013
Annual Women's Studies and Feminist Research Conference" "Theorizing Practice-Practising Theory"
8:30 am to 6:00 pm in the Chu International Centre
(Western Student Service Building 2130)

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Keynote Speaker: M. NourbeSe Philip
"deTool, deMaster, disMantle: Housing Dreams, hoping Hope"

Invited Speakers:

Margaret Kovach (Education, University of Saskatchewan)
"Practicing Transgressive Pedadgogies from an Indigenous Perspective:
Indigenous Knowledges and Post-Secondary Sites"

Taiwo Osinubi (English, Western University)
"Women's Declarations, Anti-Slavery, and Circum-Atlantic Narratives"

Gayle Salamon (English, Princeton University)
"Phenomenological Anonymity: Social Regulation and the Murder of Larry King"

Francine Wynn (Nursing, University of Toronto)
"Fostering Relational Skills in Maternity Nursing"


April 17th, 2013
QUEER RESEARCH DAY
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Stevenson Hall 3166

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Queer Research Day is presented by the Sexuality and Gender Research Group at Western. Registration is free, lunch will be provided and everyone is welcome! For more information please contact Susan Knabe at sknabe@uwo.ca or Wendy Pearson
at wpearson@uwo.ca.


March 22nd, 2013
Flaunting It! 9
Undergraduate Conference on Gender and Sexuality Research
11:45 am to 7:15 pm

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Flaunting It! 9 is an undergraduate student conference on gender and sexuality. This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Andrea Allen (WSFR) and her talk is entitled: 'I took her blood': Lesbian Women's Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence in Brazil There will be papers from 18 undergraduate students across a wide range of disciplines including: sociology, psychology, nursing, health sciences, history, sexuality studies, women's studies, English, fine arts and social justice and peace. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Click here for the schedule.
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND.
For more information, please contact Rachel Marcus at rmarcus@uwo.ca


Women's Studies and Feminist Research Winter 2013 Speaker Series

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February 8th, 2013 - Cancelled due to inclement weather

Professor Siobhan Somerville, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
The Queer Geopolitics of Birthright Citizenship
4:30 - 6:00 pm in Lawson Hall 2166



March 7th, 2013

A People UncountedFilm Screening and Q&A with director Aaron Yeger
Aaron Yeger attended the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University, where he garnered several awards, including the Norman Jewison Filmmaker Award, the Harvey Hart Directing Award and two Universal Studios scholarships. He has worked as a story producer for television, as a screenwriter, and as writer and director of commercials, short films and documentaries. A People Uncounted is Yeger's first feature-length film.

( Co-sponsored by Western Faculty of Social Science and Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction)


March 14th, 2013

Professor Andil Gosine, Associate Professor, Sociology, York University WARDROBES (Made In Love): Feminist Art as Ecological Practice, and Home
4:30 - 6:00 pm in Lawson Hall 1155


January 31st to Feb 2nd, 2013

EMERGENCE QUEER ARTS FESTIVAL. Click here for more details.

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January 31st, 2013

Professor Susan Knabe, Women's Studies and Feminist Research at Western
"Fun Feisty, Feminist: WTF? We're Talking Feminism"
7:00 - 8:00 pm, London Public Library, Central Branch
251 Dundas Street, London, Stevenson & Hunt Room (main level)
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Graduate Student Conference January 2013 to March 2013

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f-word fridays

F-Word Fridays

F-Word Fridays is a free film screening every Friday in Stevenson Hall Rm 3166.
This event is free and open to everyone.

 

F-Word Fridays Winter Schedule (also screening time for WS4464G/9591B)
Jan 11 Making Love, dir. Arthur Hiller and Desert Hearts, dir. Donna Deitch
Jan 18 The Naked Civil Servant, dir. Jack Gold
Jan 25 Word is Out, dir. Nancy Adair, Andrew Brown and Rob Epstein and
Tongues Untied, dir. Marlon Riggs
Feb 1 Sunday, Bloody Sunday, dir. John Schlesinger
Feb 8 My Beautiful Launderette, dir. Stephen Frears
Feb 15 Fire, dir. Deepa Mehta and Saving Face, dir. Alice Wu
Mar 1 Philadelphia, dir. Jonathan Demme and Parting Glances, dir. Bill Sherwood
Mar 8 Zero Patience, dir. John Greyson
Mar 15 My Brother ... Nikhil, dir. Onir
Mar 22 Milk, dir. Gus von Sant and Brokeback Mountain, dir. Ang Lee
Mar 29 My Summer of Love, dir. Pawel Pawlikowski and Weekend, dir. Andrew Haigh
Apr 2 Pariah, dir. Dee Rees

PAST FALL SPEAKER SERIES


IVAN COYOTE AND RAE SPOON:
GENDER FAILURE

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Saturday, November 24th, 2012
7:30 - 8:30 pm
Conron Hall UC 224
THE EVENT IS FREE AND ALL ARE WELCOME!


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F-Word Fridays

F-Word Fridays is a free film screening every Friday in Stevenson Hall Rm 3166.
This event is free and open to everyone.

F-Word Fridays Fall Schedule
Sept 28 Real Women Have Curves, dir. Patricia Cardoso
Oct 5 Maurice, dir. James Ivory & Ismail Merchant
Oct 12 Mississippi Masala, dir. Mira Nair
Oct 19 Chutney Popcorn, dir. Nisha Ganatra
Oct 26 Pink Ribbons, Inc., dir. Léa Pool
Nov 2 The Laramie Project, dir. Moisés Kaufman
Nov 9 The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveiros, dir. Kanakan Balantagos (aka Auraeus Solito)
Nov 16 Outrageous!, dir. Richard Benner
Nov 23 Tomboy, dir. Céline Sciamma
Nov 30 Pink Saris, dir. Kim Longinotto

 

Thursday October 18th, 2012 - Manjushree Thapa
Talk title: "Respect and the Words of Women"

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Manjushree Thapa is a writer from Nepal, now living in Canada. She has written two novels, Seasons of Flight and The Tutor of History, and one short story collection, Tilled Earth. Her nonfiction books are The Lives We Have Lost, A Boy from Siklis, and Forget Kathmandu. Thapa’s essays and editorials have appeared in the New York Times, London Review of Books, Los Angeles Review of Books, Globe and Mail, and in the South Asian media. Thapa has received the Canada Council for the Arts’ Joseph S Stauffer Prize, and been a finalist in the Lettre Ulysses Award. She is currently at work on her third novel.

Location and time: University Community Centre (UCC) 53. 4:30 - 6:00 pm

 


Department of Women's Studies and Feminist Research - Western University
Lawson Hall Room 3260
London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5B8
Tel: 519.661.3759
Fax: 519.661.3491
ws-ugrad@uwo.ca

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