Stephanie Coontz, Historian
Friday, May 3, 2013 at 10:30am Forum Hall
"Courting Trouble? The World-Historical Transformation of Love & Marriage"
Marriage has changed more in the past 35 years than in the previous 350 years. Dr. Stephanie Coontz traces the surprising history of marriage from the Stone Age to the Internet Age. She shows how marriage has become fairer and more fulfilling than in the past, but also more optional and fragile, and what that means for our society and our personal lives.
Year End Celebration
Thursday, April 25, 2013
5pm to 7pm Manhattan City Park Poyntz Shelter
Theorizing from the Periphery: Latinas' Transnational Dialogues
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 1pm-2:30pm
K-State Student Union Room 226
Dr. Diana Pérez, Philosophy professor -University of Buenos Aires and S.A.D.A.F. president; Dr. Nicole Guidotti-Hernández, American Ethnic Studies associate professor - University of Texas at Austin and director - Center for Mexican-American Studies. (pdf)
"Conversation about Diversity" Roundtable Discussion
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 3:30-4:45pm
Hale Library Hemisphere Room (pdf)
The round table will begin with these four "stock" questions:
1.) What are examples of positive moments you've had working with students about issues of diversity and multiculturalism?
2.) How do you go about defining these issues with students;
3.) What challenges have you experienced?; and,
4.) What advice do you have for GTAs and faculty?
Robin Bernstein Lecture
Friday, April 5, 2013 4-5pm
Leadership Studies Town Hall
Robin Bernstein is associate professor of African and African-American studies and
of studies of women, gender and sexuality at Harvard University, from 4-5 p.m. Friday,
April 5, in Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building. An award-winning scholar,
Bernstein will speak on "Signposts on a Road Less Taken: John Newton Hyde's Anti-Racist
Images of African-American Children." She is the author of the book "Racial Innocence:
Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights," which was released in
2011 and has received numerous awards and honors.
"FIRE AND ICE: Active Approaches to Non-Violence"
Saturday, April 6 9:30am to 5pm Justin Hall 109
Each session will have two active panelists who will discuss different ways to prevent violence and to promote social change. We will be providing a free lunch bar and a school bus for participants who would like a ride to and from the Beach Museum at the lunch hour. Participants should register as soon as possible so we place our lunch order by Tuesday April 2. This conference is designed for students and other campus people and for all other interested community members in this region. Please see and distribute the attached poster that lists the sessions, topics and speakers.
Take Back The Night
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Bosco Plaza 8pm
"For the Next 7 Generations" Film Showing
Monday, April 1, 2013 6:30pm
This is a movie presenting three Native American Grandmothers along with 10 Grandmothers
from various International Countries in how they came together and formed their council. Movie
trailer and description can be seen at www.forthenext7generations.com
Danielle Evans, Fiction writer
Reading Friday, March 29, 2013, 3:30 pm
Union Little Theatre
"She Told Me Stories" Documentary Film Showing
Thursday, March 14, 2013 7:30-8:30pm
Union Little Theatre
Join the Women of K-State for screening of _She Told Me Stories_, a documentary film that showcases multicultural Kansas histories, including the stories of several Manhattan residents, Rosa Hickman and Geraldine Baker Walton. This film has been the joint project of faculty members from the Kansas State University Women's Studies and History Departments, and was supported by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council.
"Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case That Made History" Documentary Film Showing
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 4:00-6:00pm
Leadership Studies Town Hall
Bullied is a documentary film that chronicles one student’s ordeal at the hands of
anti-gay bullies and offers an inspiring message of hope to those fighting harassment
today. It can become a cornerstone of anti-bullying efforts in middle and high schools.
Bullied is designed to help administrators, teachers and counselors create a safer
school environment for all students, not just those who are gay and lesbian. It is
also intended to help all students understand the terrible toll bullying can take
on its victims, and to encourage students to stand up for their classmates who are
Bullied has been endorsed by the NEA.
Friday, March 8, 2013 4-5pm
Union Little Theatre
A cultural studies critic who focuses on ethnicity, critical theory, and film. Currently the Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature at Duke, Chow is the author of more than twelve books and is considered one of the most influential cultural critics of our time.
"Vincent Who?" Presented by Curtis Chin
Monday, March 11, 2013 7:00-9:00pm
Ebony Theater Presents: Jar the Floor
February 28, 2013 through March 2, 2013 at 7:30pm in the Purple Masque Theatre
March 3, 2013 at 2:30pm in the Purple Masque Theatre
A quartet of black women spanning four generations makes up the heartwarming dramatic comedy. The four, plus the white woman friend of the youngest, come together to celebrate the matriarch's ninetieth birthday. It's a wild party, one that is a lovable lunatic glance at the exhilarating challenge of growing old amidst the exasperating trials of growing up. Tickets can be purchased at McCain Box Office $5 - $8.
"Weapons, Drugs, and Slavery: Crime and Corruption in the US Political Economy" By Simon Sedillo
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 7pm in Forum Hall
Mr. Sedillo is a community organizer and human rights advocate based in Oaxaca, Mexico. He investigates and documents popular struggles for justice against economic hardship and political repression in Mexico, recently with a focus on their connections to the U.S. War on Drugs and the cross-border flow of illegal arms. Sedillo travels widely in the U.S., facilitating workshops, giving lectures, and screening his own documentary films at universities and community centers. He has contributed to a growing archive of community based investigative research on the effects of free trade agreements and militarism on indigenous and immigrant communities. Presented by The Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice and Students for Environmental Action.
The Joe Goode Performance Group
Friday, February 22, 2013, 7:30 pm in McCain
The Joe Goode Performance Group brings to life that mysterious and restless drifter who just can't stay put. Part American cultural icon, part global historic figure, "The Rambler" is Clint Eastwood meets Siddhartha. With an original score composed by Jesse Olsen Bay and scenic design by legendary puppeteer Basil Twist, Joe Goode and his virtuosic troupe of dancers use dance, song and spoken word to blur the line between theater and dance to make "The Rambler" a work that will not only entertain, but also provoke and inspire. Experience a witty but powerful examination of the loner in all of us.
An Evening With Suzan Lori-Parks, Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright
February 19, 2013 at 7pm in Forum Hall
February 20, 2013 at 3:30pm in Nicholas Theatre (reception to follow)
Women in Leadership Panel
Friday, February 15, 2013 at 12pm
Leadership Studies Building Town Hall
Attend the Women in Leadership panel from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in the Leadership Studies Building. Join us for this brown-bag panel of four K-State alumnae as they discuss their experiences in exercising leadership in corporate and nonprofit environments. Bring your lunch, cookies will be provided. This panel is sponsored by the School of Leadership Studies and the College of Education.
Nikki Giovani, renowned black poet, educator, writer and spoken word artist February 6, 2013, 7pm at the Alumni Center
"Very Young Girls" A documentary will be shown on January 29, 2013 at 7:30pm in Forum Hall
"Very Young Girls" is an exposé of the commercial sexual exploitation of girls in
New York City as they are sold on the streets by pimps and treated as adult criminals
by police. The film follows barely adolescent girls in real time, using vérité and
intimate interviews with them, documenting their struggles and triumphs as they seek
to exit the commercial sex industry. The film also uses startling footage shot by
pimps themselves, giving a rare glimpse into how the cycle of exploitation begins
for many women.
Before the film, co-sponsors of this event will have educational booths about human trafficking, campus services, and ways for students to get involved in this cause. There will be a slide show of facts and educational material going all the way up to the film. After the film, representatives from the Homestead Ministry and a professor will speak on human trafficking the United States.
Lauren Groff, Fiction writer
Reading Friday, November 30, 2012, 3:30 pm
Union Little Theatre
Screening of "Nefarious: Merchant of Souls"
Monday, November 5, 2012, 7pm
Leadership Studies - Town Hall
Janice Gould, Poet
Reading Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 4 pm
Union Little Theatre
Screening of "No Dumb Questions"
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 6pm
Leadership Studies Building Room 127
No Dumb Questions is a short documentary from 2001 about three young sisters trying to understand the news that their Uncle (Bill) is becoming their Aunt (Barbara) "No Dumb Questions" is a 2001 Sundance award-winning documentary.
Can I Kiss You program with Mike Domitrz
Friday, November 16, 2012 at 7pm
Lilly Ledbetter to Speak in Lawrence
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7:30pm
Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union
The namesake of the 2009 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act will give a lecture on; "And Justice For All? Why Equal Pay for Women Matters to Everyone." Ledbetter's pay-discrimination case against Goodyear helped inspire the 2009 law, which was the first signed by President Barack Obama after taking office. This lecture is part of the Jana Mackey Distinguished Lecture Series which honors Mackey, a KU law student, who was killed in 2008 by a former boyfriend. She was an advocate for Women's rights.
"Power in Washington, Campaign Reform and America's Place in the World"
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7pm
Hale Library Hemisphere Room
What Can You Do with a Degree in Women’s Studies?
Find Out what Some of our Graduates Say!
Women’s Studies Career Panel
October 26th, Union 209, 2:30 p.m.
Vicki Choitz (Political Science and Women’s Studies, 1998) Senior Policy Analyst at
the Center for Law and Social Policy
Mickayla Fink (English and Women’s Studies, 2004)
Disability Resource Coordinator for the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas
Katie Gatlin (Women's Studies, 2008)
Transitional Specialist in the Domestic Abuse Sexual Assault Program at Heartland Family Service
Janice Norlin (Political Science and Women’s Studies, 1989)
Attorney at Marietta, Kellogg and Price
Everyone Is Gay
Monday, October 22, 2012
7pm Forum Hall
Everyone is Gay began as a humorous online advice website for all, with an emphasis on LGBTQ youth. Founders Kristin Russo and Dannielle Owens-Reid now tour high school and college campuses nationwide, promoting a message of kindness and everyday change-making while keeping audiences of all ages engaged and, most importantly, laughing.
"Tracking Transience" by Hasan Elahi
Thursday, October 18, 2012
4:30pm 114 Willard Hall
Hasan Elahi is an international recognized artist, more info
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 7pm
K-State Student Union Forum Hall
Public Lecture on "Power in Washington, Campaign Reform and America's Place in the World"
Friday, October 12, 2012 at 3:30pm Hemisphere Room Hale Library
Founder and Organizer of the Librotraficante movement will be giving a lecture on campus
National Coming Out Day
October 11, 2012
Leadership Amphitheater at 7:00pm.
Open mic (for people to tell their coming out stories to an open and affirming audience) as well as a candle light vigil in order to share a moment of silence for those who have taken their lives or had their lives taken as a result of coming out (or not coming out).
Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7pm Leadership Studies Building Town Hall Room
Showing of "She Told Me Stories"
a Kansas History Mosaic Film
Monday, October 1, 2012 at 7pm
K-State Student Union Little Theater
Lacks Family Visit
Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 7pm
K-State Student Union Ballroom
"K-State Events to support Librotraficante"
Sept 20th and 21st: readings on Bosco Plaza
We will be reading excerpts from actual books listed on the banned books list. We will also be showing the trailer for “Precious Knowledge,” a documentary that details the struggles of the students involved in the Ethnic Studies ban in Arizona.
Sept 21st and Oct 12th: showings of the documentary Precious Knowledge
We will be showing this documentary two times and facilitating discussion regarding the events surrounding the racist bans. So far in our discussions, we have identified 4:00 on Friday, the 21st of September as a good showing time. We will try to show the movie in Leasure in room 13.
"Two-Spirits" A documentary by Lydia Nibley
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 6pm
Film centers on the life of a young Two-spirit/Transgender Navajo, F.C. Martinez, who was murdered in 2001. The film is both informative and engaging.
"Centered: 40 years of expanding Multiculturalism at K-State Libraries"
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 4pm
Hale Library 4th Floor (pdf)
Janet Currie Public lecture on "Inequality at Birth: Causes & Consequences"
Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 8pm
K-State Student Union Big 12 Room
Street Harassment & the New Jersey 7 Case: Injustice at the Intersections of Race, Gender, Class and Sexuality
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 3pm in Town Hall of the Leadership Studies Building.
Preview “The Fire This Time,” a film about the New Jersey 7; hear filmmaker, Blair Doroshwalther, discuss the case; and join local scholars and activists Simone Dorsey, Brandon Haddock, and Shireen Roshanravan for a discussion about this case and what it says about safety, violence, and justice. Sponsored by: K-State Libraries Dow Chemical Multicultural Resource Center; Sociology Graduate Student Association; Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work; The LGBT Resource Center; American Ethnic Studies; Women’s Studies; Association of Multiracial and Biracial Students; FIRE; Gamma Rho Lambda; Delta Lambda Phi; Flint Hills Human Rights Project; and KSU Women’s Center.
The Program in Cultural Studies with support from the Women's Studies Department will be hosting its annual symposium speaker on April 13, 2012.
Philosopher and feminist theorist Claire Mary Colebrook will be giving a public talk, “Extinction,” from her recent work in philosophy and ecology. Her public talk will be held at 4pm in the Big 12 Room of the Union.
A reading group discussing her essay on “Affect” will be held on Tuesday, April 3, from 1:30-3:00 in Union 203.
For further information contact Don Hedrick, Director, the Program in Cultural Studies, Department of English, KSU.
TAKE BACK THE NIGHT! Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 8pm in the Bosco Student Plaza
This event is organized by the feminist student organization, Fire: www.ksfire.tumblr.com
April 26, 2012 "The Politics of Compensatory Domination" by Cricket Keating 4pm Leadership Studies Building, Town Hall
his presentation will explore the politics of "compensatory domination" in which political actors introduce, consolidate or enable forms of inter-group and intra-group hierarchies in order to engender acquiescence to political authority. Focusing upon examples from India and the United States, I argue that in addition to force and ideology, compensatory domination is a third component that works to engender submission of subordinated groups to inequitable relations of rule. This event is organized by the feminist student organization, Fire.
Public Lecture by Susan Bordo, Thursday, March 8, 2012 5:30pm pm K-State Alumni Center
A groundbreaking philosopher and prominent cultural analyst, Susan Bordo has made major contributions to feminist, cultural, and gender studies as well as to psychology, sociology, history, and media studies. Her most well‐known book is Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture and the Body (1993), which looks at the impact of popular culture (including advertisements and television) in shaping expectations for the female body, and analyzes disorders such as anorexia, hysteria, and agoraphobia in relation to these representations, seeing them as "complex crystallizations of culture." Unbearable Weight was one of the New York Times' Notable Books of 1993, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and received a Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in Psychology.
She has also authored three other books: The Flight to Objectivity, Essays on Cartesianism and Culture (1987), Twilight Zones: the Hidden Life of Cultural Images from Plato to O.J. (1997), and The Male Body: A New Look at Men in Public and in Private (1999). Bordo's paradigm‐shifting interpretation of Descartes earned her a place as a feminist "archetype of wisdom" in Douglas Soccio's philosophy textbook Archetypes of Wisdom. Her numerous articles and books on contemporary culture and the body have been translated into many languages and have been highly influential in many disciplines. She is included as one the six major theorists who have shaped literary studies in Michael Spikes' Understanding Contemporary American Literary Theory, and she is widely credited with having established the field of "body studies."
She is currently working on a book on Anne Boleyn, and it is on this topic that she will speak in March, in honor of Women's History Month. Her talk, "The Creation of Anne Boleyn" will trace changing historical ideas about and popular representations of Anne, from early partisan views of her as a religious martyr, to 19th century understandings of her as a victim to a tyrannical Henry, followed by the contemporary "temptress" image (as seen in the TV series The Tudors and the film The Other Boleyn Girl), up to the most recent interpretation of Anne as a "third wave" feminist heroine for young girls today (Bordo calls this "Viral Anne").
Be Bold Be Red Thursday March 8, 2012 12pm to 1pm
Boscoe Student Plaza
This event is a rally to end violence against women of color, inspired by a national campaign that the group INCITE! started. The rally is an open mic event where people are invited to speak, read poetry, sing, do anything they would like to express themselves on this subject. Event sponsored by FIRE
Minh Nguyen, "Youth Leadership and Community Activism: Lessons from Katrina"
Thursday, February 9, 4:00, Leadership Studies Building
MINH NGUYEN LECTURE AND WORKSHOP
MINH NGUYEN is a first generation Vietnamese American, and a member of the Vietnamese refugee community that formed on the outskirts of New Orleans after the Vietnam War. Not only was this community devastated by Katrina, but in the aftermath of the hurricane, New Orleans officials approved a fast track set‐up of a landfill to dump all the ruined household goods and building materials in his neighborhood – despite the fact that the landfill would be immediately next to a wetlands reserve and to canals that the community farmed as a major foodsource. The community organized, fought back, and won, in a story that united generations, races, and classes. Minh was one of the youth leaders of the campaign to stop the landfill, and has since founded a permanent Youth Leadership Association to address the needs of his community. His lecture and workshop address both how to mobilize in response to an emergency, and also how to sustain local activism and grassroots commitment.
Lecture: “Lessons After Katrina: Youth Leadership and Community Activism.” Thursday, Feb 9, 4 pm, Leadership Building Town Hall. Free and open to the public.
Brownbag Lunch and Workshop on community mobilization in emergency as well as sustaining grassroots involvement. Friday, Feb 10, 12:30-2:30, Leadership Building Conference Room (201). Free, but seating is limited: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minh’s talk will be of particular interest to readers of this year’s First Year Experience book: Zeitoun, since his experiences also deal with a community that was left off the political map as New Orleans dealt with the devastation of Katrina. Environmental justice advocates and those invested in building youth leadership and community alliances across differences in race, age, religion, and nation of origin will also find Minh’s lecture highly useful. Plus, he is an extremely entertaining, inspirational speaker!
If you’d like more detailed background on the campaign to stop the landfill, I encourage you to watch the documentary film “A Village Called Versailles,” which is owned by Hale Library, and which also has a good accompanying website.
This event is sponsored by the Women’s Studies Department, the Leadership Program, the Honors Program, and the DOW Multicultural Resource Center of Hale Library.
Women of Color Film Series Fall 2011
Friday, October 14, 4 pm, Leasure 13
Using moving stories from her Kahnawake Reserve, filmmaker Tracey Deer reveals the divisive legacy of more than a hundred years of discriminatory and sexist government policy and questions the lingering "blood quantum" ideals, snobby attitudes and outright racism that threaten to destroy the fabric of her community. Film title "Club Native"
Sponsored by the Women's Studies Department and the Women's Studies Ambassadors.
Kristy Parker, for the United States: Behind the Scenes in the Prosecutor's Office, Civil Rights Division, US Department of Justice.
Friday, October 7, 12:30 pm, Hale Library, Hemisphere Room
Free public Lecture October 7, 2011 at 12:30pm in Hale Library Hemisphere Room. Sponsored by the Women's Studies Advisory Board, K-State Libraries, History Department, Phi Beta Kappa and the University Honors Program.
Public Lecture by María Lugones
Thursday, October 28, 2010, Leadership Studies Building, Town Hall
This event is organized by Fire and sponsored by Student Governing Association's Diversity Programming Committee, the Dow Multicultural Resource Center, K-State Women's Studies Program and Philosophy department.
María Lugones is an internationally renowned feminist philosopher and popular educator whose political work and research focuses on building deep coalitions against multiple oppressions. Professor Lugones will speak about the current divide-and-conquer strategies that prevent solidarity within and across diverse communities of people struggling for better lives in the face of global economic crises. Grounded in over 30 years of political work in Latin America and U.S. communities of color, Lugoness lecture will expose connections between debates in U.S. multiculturalism, transnational and women of color feminism, as well as introduce her current work on the development of what she calls "decolonial feminism."