News & Events:

Women's Studies Essay Contest
Submission Deadline:
Tuesday April 15, 2014 at 5pm

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Jane Elliot "The Anatomy of Prejudice
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 5pm
Forum Hall in Student Union

Ms. Elliott is a former educator who was made famous due to her adaptation of the Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes teaching exercise. Ms. Elliott created this exercise in 1968 after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Since then, Ms. Elliott has been an activist for change regarding race, sexuality and feminism. For more information about Jane Elliott, please visit her website at: Sponsored by FIRE and the Women's Studies Department.

Ms. Elliott will also be giving two workshops on "Power, Perception and Prejudice." Registration for the workshops is required as they are each limited to 30 people. Click the time below that you would like and the link will take you to the registration page.

10am Workshop
2pm Workshop


Steven Paul Judd "Search for the Worlds Best Indian Taco"
Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7pm
Hale Library Hemisphere Room
A Q&A with the producer will follow the film showing

 Steven Paul Judd's work is breaking down stereotypes and decolonizing our minds with humor through a critical lens. His work has hung in the Smithsonian. He's the first Native to be a screenwriter for a mainstream cable show. He's worked with Robert Redford...and there's so much more!


Women in Health: A Lifetime of Well-Being
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11:30am
Sunflower Room, K-State Student Union

 Please feel free to bring your lunch
Guidance and empowerment for women to take action and experience a life well lived. Sponsored by Women of K-State. RSVP at


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


Women's Studies Year End Event
Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 5:00pm
City Park, Poyntz Shelter


Dr. Valerie Padilla Carroll "Environmental Justice, What is it?"
Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10:30am
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 8pm to 10pm
Bosco Plaza at K-State

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.


Queer Studies Minor Launch Events:

Queer Studies Public Forum
Thursday, May 1, 2014 4pm 
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 of Oregon. Dr. Martinez is an associate professor at the University of Oregon. Sponsored by the Women's Studies Department


Friday May 2, 2014 11:30am  "Building a Queer Studies Curriculum"
Leadership Studies Room 247
RSVP By April 15, 2014 to Shireen Roshanravan at

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


Friday, May 2, 2014 at 3:30pm
Jane Ward
"Not Gay: Whitenes, Masculinity, and the Remaking of Homosexual Sex"
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
Speaker: Michelle Munson, President and Co-Founder of Aspera Corp.
"A Decade of Aspera: My story of creating a new technology company and what (if anything) mattered about being a Woman"
Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Location: Holiday Inn @ the Campus, Landon Room
Time: 5:30pm Drinks and Social Hour, Dinner at 6:30pm followed by lecture & recognition of scholarship winners
For tickets, contact the Women's Studies Office at 785-532-5738 
Free Public Lecture by Michelle Munson
"A Decade of Aspera: My story of creating a new technology company and what (if anything) mattered about being a Woman"
Friday, May 9, 2004 at 10:30 am
Leadership Studies Building Town Hall
Both Events are sponsored by the Women's Studies Department
LGBT 4th Annual Leadership Conference 2014
October 11 & 12, 2014
More Details to Folow
Due to the success of the previous years, this year's conference will be a two day event with speakers and an academic component for students and faculty to present academic research in gender and sexuality studies.