Keisha-Khan Perry, anthropologist and scholar-activist
"Black Women Against the Land Grab: The fight for Racial Justice in Brazil"
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 5:30 p.m.

Leadership Town Hall

Dr. Perry is an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and specializes in the critical study of race, gender, and politics in the Americas with a particular focus on black women’s activism, urban geography and questions of citizenship, feminist theories, intellectual history and disciplinary formations, and the interrelationship between scholarship, pedagogy, and political engagement. She has conducted extensive research in Mexico, Jamaica, Belize, Brazil, Argentina, and the United States. Sponsored by the Women's Studies Department.

Dr. Valerie Padilla Carroll "Environmental Justice, What is it?"
Friday, April 25, 2014,10:30 a.m.
Forum Hall in the K-State Student Union

The First Annual EcoFest Lecture sponsored by Engineers without Boarders.

Take Back the Night
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 8 - 10 p.m.
Bosco Plaza

The KSU Women’s Center is heading its annual Take Back the Night on April 30th from 8 to 10 p.m. The march will begin and end at Bosco Plaza.  After the march there will be poetry readings, music, art displays, and crafts. Take Back the Night is a demonstration march that acknowledges that women are disproportionally unsafe when walking at night and seeks to address this issue by reclaiming the night as a safe environment for everyone. The march seeks to be all inclusive so anyone wanting to support a woman’s right to safely walk at night is invited to join - this includes families, children, and men. Please join us for a night promoting safety and fun! Be looking for flyers and chalking for more information and reminders about this event.  

This event is free and open to the public

Queer Studies Public Forum
Thursday, May 1, 2014, 4 p.m. 
Student Union Room 227

The visiting scholars for the public form are Michael Hames-Garcia, Ernesto Martinez and Qwo-Li Driskill. Dr. Hames-Garcia is a professor at the University 

"Building a Queer Studies Currculum"
Friday May 2, 2014, 11:30 a.m.
Leadership Studies Room 247

A lunch time discussion with Michael Hames-Garcia, Ernesto Martinez and Qwo-Li Driskill. Lunch is provided but you must RSVP. Sponsored by the Women's Studies Department

RSVP By April 15, 2014 to Shireen Roshanravan at

Jane Ward presents, "Not Gay: Whitenes, Masculinity, and the Remaking of Homosexual Sex"
Friday, May 2, 2014, 3:30 p.m.
Leasure Hall Room 013

Jane Ward is an associate professor of Women’s Studies at the University of California Riverside, where she teaches courses in Feminist and Queer studies. She is the author of Respectably Queer (2008) and Not Gay (Forthcoming, NYU Press). Sponsored by the Women's Studies Department.

Women's Studies Advisory Board Lecture and Dinner
"A Decade of Aspera: My story of creating a new technology company and what (if anything) mattered about being a Woman" presented by Michelle Munson, President and Co-Founder of Aspera Corporation 

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. Drinks and Social Hour, 6:30 p.m. Dinner followed by lecture and recognition of scholarship recipients 
Holiday Inn at the Campus, Landon Room

For tickets, contact the Women's Studies Office at 785-532-5738

A second session offered on:
Friday, May 9, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.
Leadership Studies Building Town Hall

Free and open to the public.




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