Past Events

Women's Studies/Queer Studies Reception
(part of Cultural Harmony Week)
September 17, 2014
11:30am -1pm, Leasure Hall

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Empathy Week
September 9-11, 2014
Film/Photography/Artifacts
Student Union Ballroom

Empathize is a human rights 501c3 crime prevention organization that invites people to engage and learn about the issues of human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children. The Empathy Week Tour features film, photography, and artifacts from Southeast Asia, Russia, Mexico and the United States.  The tour guides people through 25 minutes of stores of advocates and kids they know who have experienced this issue.  You can learn more about the specific events happening during Empathy Week by visiting Kansas State Universities page at the Empathy Week website.

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Movies on the Grass Present's
"Plagues and Progress: A Showcase Inspired by 'The Ghost Map'"
September 7, 2014 Coffman Commons

 A collection of video shorts discussing issues raised by in the 2014-2015 KSBN common read, "The Ghost Map" by Steven Johnson. All showings are at Coffman Commons in front of Hale Library, or in case of rain, Leadership Studies Building - Town Hall room.
Films begin at 8:00 p.m. (or at dusk).

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Camille Dungy Poetry Reading
September 5, 2014 at 3:30pm
Union Little Theater

Dr. Dungy is the author of three poetry collections: Smith Blue (winner of the 2010 Crab Orchard Open Book Prize), Suck on the Marrow,
and What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison. She is a professor at Colorado State University.“

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LGBT Welcome Back BBQ!
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 6-7p
Campus Creek Amphitheater at School of Leadership Studies

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Can I Kiss You?
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 8pm
Student Union Grand Ballroom

An empowering and enlightening program addressing issues of dating consent, and bystander intervention along with teaching skills to support survivors of sexual assault. This powerful program provides realistic solutions students can use in their own lives.

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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
 
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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.

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

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

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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

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Take Back The Night
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Fear v. Truth 6:30pm to 8:30pm Panel Discussion at
Manhattan City Court House
March starts at 8:30pm at the Court House and
ends at Bosco Student Plaza at K-State


The KSU Women’s Center is heading its annual Take Back the Night on April 30th.  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.

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Dr. Valerie Padilla Carroll "Environmental Justice, What is it?"
Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10:30am
Fiedler Hall Auditorium

The First Annual EcoFest Lecture sponsored by Engineers without Boarders.

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

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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.

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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 https://kstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8kyYguiClog3Vxr

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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!

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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: http://www.janeelliott.com/lectures.html. 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

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

Click here for more details

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Michelle Martin
"Hushpuppy, Hauntings and Hurricanes; African American Girls Braving the Storms, Inside and Out.
Monday, April 7, 2014 at 4:15pm
Hale Library Hemisphere Room

Martin's talk on Monday centers on the award-winning 2012 film "Beasts of the Southern Wild."

"Michelle Martin's groundbreaking scholarship is essential reading for students and teachers of children's literature," says Philip Nel, professor of English and director of the children's literature program. "Her 'Brown Gold' is the definitive history of African-American children's picture books. Further, she's an engaging public speaker."

Martin's visit to Kansas State is sponsored by the English department and its children's literature program, with additional support from College of Arts and Sciences' student fees.​

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5th Annual Little Apple Pride Parade
Saturday, April 5, 2014 starts at 2pm

The parade will start at the church located on the intersection of 7th St. (Juliette) and Poyntz and will end in Triangle Park next to Aggieville.  Sponsored by LGBT Resources Center

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Juliana Baggott
Friday, April 4, 2014 at 3:30pm
Union Little Theatre

 Julianna Baggott is the author of nineteen books, which appear under her own name as well as the pen names Bridget Asher and N.E. Bode. Most notably, she’s the author of the Pure trilogy (Pure, Fuse, and Burn), the national bestseller Girl Talk, and three collections of poetry. She is an associate professor at Florida State University's College of Motion Picture Arts. Sponsored by the English Department.

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Women's Studies Scholarship in Honor of Clarissa Howard Nichols
Deadline for applications March 31, 2014
3 Leasure Hall

For Eligibility and Application Materials see the Women's Studies Department, Scholarship and Awards page.

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Analog Games Day
Saturday, March 29, 2014 11am to 5pm
Hale Library Great Room

This event is for all ages, free and open to the public. Bring your own favorite games or play one of ours.  Sponsored by K-State Libraries, English Department, Information Technology Assistance Center, Game Hounds and Manhattan Public Library.

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Kristina Wong will preform "Wong Flew Over The Cuckoo's Next"
Friday, March 14, 2014 at 7pm
Forum Hall K-State Student Union

Kristina Wong is a solo performer, writer and cultural commentator named “One of the Seven Funniest Eco-Comedians” by Mother Nature Network.  Wong mixes sharp humor and psychology in Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a swear-to-god-not-autobiographical, serio-comic portrayal of the high incidence of anxiety, depression and mental illness among Asian American women. Tangling, spinning, and mixing yarns, she asks: Which came first? The sky-high suicides of Asian American women? The maddening world? And when the heck do we get to climax? Wong’s irreverent and provocative work has given her a national cult following for “politically charged art with unapologetic humor.”  Sponsored by the Asian American Student Union.

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Women in Health: How to Exercise without a Gym
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 11:30pm
Cottonwood Room, Student Union

Please feel free to bring your lunch

Getting to the gym can be difficult and sometimes, just not possible. Things like traveling and snow can make it tough to get to the gym. That’s why it’s important to know how to exercise without gym equipment. Hear from Assistant Director of Fitness, Megan Clark, from the Rec Center on how you can stay in shape without the gym.  RSVP at https://kstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3WUIopBjlpqv3jT   Sponsored by Women of K-State

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Women in Health: Emergency Planning
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 11:30am
Big 12 Room, K-State Student Union

 Please feel free to bring your lunch

We hope to never have to experience an emergency, but we can be prepared if one happens. It is important to learn how to take care of yourself and loved ones during difficult and unexpected times. Join the Women of K-State as we hear from Riley County Emergency Management Coordinator, Laurie Harrison, on how to stay safe during an emergency. RSVP at https://kstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6FisQRs2pTUzBMF. Sponsored by Women of K-State.
 
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Phyllis Bennis "The Middle East: Wars, Occupations, and U.S. Global Intersts"
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 7:30pm
Leadership Studies, Town Hall

Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.  She is also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. She has been a writer, analyst, and activist on Middle East and UN issues for many years. In 2001 she helped found and remains on the advisory board of the U.S. Campaign to End Israeli Occupation. She writes and speaks widely across the U.S. and around the world as part of the global peace movement, and serves as an informal adviser to several top UN officials on Middle East and UN democratization issues.  She is an author of several books. Sponsored by Philosophy, Political Science, Leadership Studies, Women's Studies and the Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice.

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Suzanne Robertson
Friday, March 7, 2014 at 3:30pm
Student Union Little Theater

Suzanne Roberts is a well published poet and nonfiction writer. Her most recent book is "Almost Somewhere: Twenty-eight Days on the John Muir Trail" a memoir of the hiking trip she took with two other women the summer after graduating from college. Suzanne holds degrees in biology and English from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a doctorate in literature and the environment from the University of Nevada-Reno. She currently teaches English at Lake Tahoe Community College and for the low residency MFA in creative writing at Sierra Nevada College. Sponsored by the English Department.

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Panel Discussion on Social Change
Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11:30am
Hemisphere Room in Hale Library

The panelists are Anne Cowan, Member of Board of Director, Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice; Liz Dickinson-Snyder, lobbyist for Kansas National Organization for Women; Sue Gerth, Secretary of KStep (Kansas Transgender Education Project); Zack Pistora, Legislative Director for Kansas Sierra Club.  Sponsored by the Women's Studies Department.

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Ernesto Perez, "The savvy traveler, leveraging technology to travel inexpensively"
March 4, 2014 at 4pm
Town Hall, Leadership Studies Building

Who says that international travel has to be expensive? Join us in learning how one can comfortably experience global locations while on a budget!  Mr. Perez is past president of Alianza and current Director of Instructional Technologies at California State University - Northridge. Sponsored by Friends of International Programs and the Office of International Programs.

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Lean In
Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:30am
Alumni Center Ballroom

 Lunch will be served   RSVP at https://kstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1Aj97oLHV9qbdJz
 
Panel Discussion on Lean In: Women, Work and Leadership by Sheryl Sandberg.  Join the engaging conversation on empowering women to achieve their full potential.  Panelists include: Virginia Moxley, professor and co-director, Institute for Academic Alliances; Cindy Bontrager, KSU vice president of Administration and Finance, and Christine Aikens, associate professor, Chemistry.  Sponsored by Women of K-State.

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Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company: Dynasties and Beyond
Friday, February 28, 2014 at 7:30pm
McCain Auditorium

 Wine and Dessert Reception to Follow Performance in Kirmser Hall (formerly 204 McCain)
 
“A visually stunning blend of traditional and contemporary Chinese dance.” – McCain Auditorium. The Women of K-State will host a wine and dessert reception following the performance and a meet and greet with the Lily Cai dancers. Sponsored by Women of K-State.
RSVP at https://kstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3dVckRcRFDkem4B to receive your discounted tickets. NOTE: All tickets are subject to fees and taxes.

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"Trade of Innocents" Film Showing
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7pm
Forum Hall

A thriller taking you into the horrific & brutal realities of child exploitation as a couple fights to rescue a young girl out of the sex trade. Free showing made possible by KSU Freedom Alliance.

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Black Student Union Presents:  Harry Belafonte
Monday, February 10, 2014 at 4pm
McCain Auditorium

Harry Belafote is a singer, songwriter, actor, social activist and civil rights leader.  Mr. Belafonte received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1989. He was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1994 and he won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. He also supported the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and was one of Martin Luther King Jr.'s confidants.

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K-State Drag Show "A Decade of Drag" Hosted by Monica Moree
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 7pm (doors open at 6:15pm)
McCain Auditorium
Tickets: (Available beginning January 30th) Free for K-State Students with K-State ID,  General admission $5

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Jane Ward's lecture, scheduled for tomorrow afternoon
(Fri, Dec 6, 3:30 pm) is CANCELLED.

Her flights have been cancelled due to weather, and they cannot reschedule her on anything that would get her here in time. We are working on rescheduling her lecture, and will announce details as soon as we have them.

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Our Journeys: Dispelling the Myths of Women and Islam
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 7pm
Leadership Studies Town Hall

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CAREER PANEL on WOMEN IN THE LAW
Monday, November 18, 1:30-2:30 pm, Leadership Studies Building Town Hall
Organized by the Women's Studies Department, KSU.

Panelists:

Janice P. Dreiling: Jan Dreiling
(BA, MA Sociology, KSU, 1966, 1969; JD, University of Tulsa College of Law, 1980)

Elected Associate District Judge for Washington County, OK, in 1982, Dreiling served in that position until she was elected District Judge in 2002. As a trial judge, she presided over criminal, civil, probate, juvenile, and domestic cases.  She was the first woman to serve as President of the Oklahoma Judicial Conference, Administrative District Judge of the NE District, and Chair of the Assembly of Presiding Judges. She retired from the bench in December 2006, returning to private practice in the firm Selby, Connor, Maddux and Janer in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Dreiling specializes in estate planning, probate and guardianship.

Loretta Martinez: Loretta Martinez
(BA Political Science, Yale, 1988; JD, Harvard Law, 1991)

General Counsel for Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colorado, Martinez has made her career in higher education law. Prior to joining Metro, she was general counsel for the Colorado State University, and has also served as a staff attorney at the University of Colorado and at Harvard University. Martinez has also served on the Legal Advisor's Group for United Educators and on the China Judicial Program for Global Volunteers, as well as being named a Mexican and American Solidarity Foundation Fellow, a National Hispana Leadership Institute Fellow and a Harvard Administrative Fellow.

Lory Stone: Lory Stone
(BA History and Women's Studies, KSU, 2000; JD, Georgetown Law, 2004)

Stone is a senior litigator  in Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft's Business Fraud and Complex Litigation Group, Washington, D.C. office. Stone represents individuals and corporations in white collar criminal and civil law matters, and frequently assists clients with inquiries and subpoenas issued by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Her practice also includes analyzing business practices to identify compliance risk areas, and creating protocols to deter and prevent problems before they arise. She has conducted investigations in Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Serbia, Croatia, Ukraine, Germany, the United Kingdom and Korea.

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'Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case That Made History'
Wednesday, November 13, 2013  at 3pm
Student Union Room 227

The movie discusses how every day, thousands of gay and lesbian students are verbally and physically harassed in schools. "Bullied" centers on the powerful story of Jamie Nabozny, a gay teenage boy, tormented for years by classmates in his middle and high schools. Nabozny fought back, not with his fists but in a courtroom. His historic federal case established that gay and lesbian students have a constitutional right to be free from harassment and bullying.

Presented by K-State SafeZone and the LGBT Resource Center

View the movie trailer.

"Sexual Violence Against Women and The Indluence of Misogynistic Hip-Hop Lyrics"
Rosa Clemente-Delrow
Friday, November 8, 2013 at 4pm
Student Union, KSU Ballroom West, 2nd floor

Rosa Clemente-Delrow, a grassroots community organizer, Hip-Hop activist, independent journalist, and scholar will give a lecture on sexual violence against women and the influence of misogynic Hip-Hop lyrics in U.S. culture. Delrow was nominated by the Green Party as a Vice Presidential Candidate in the 2008 election. Along with Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, the pair became the first women of color ticket in American History.

Clemente-Delrow consults on issues such as hip-hop activism, media justice, voter engagement among youth of color, third party politics, intercultural relations between African Americans and Latinos, immigrants' rights as an extension of human rights, and universal healthcare. She is at work on her first book: When a Puerto Rican Woman Ran for Vice President and Nobody Knew Her Name.

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Midwest Equity Assistance Center's Film Series
Movies can be view anytime during the day, during the dates listed for each film in Bluemont Hall Room 016

"MILK"  October 14-18  "Gay Rights Activist. Friend. Lover. Unifier. Politician. Fighter. Icon. Inspiration. Hero. His life changed history, and his courage changed lives. In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to be voted into major public office in America. His victory was not just a victory for gay rights; he forged coalitions across the political spectrum. From senior citizens to union workers, Harvey Milk changed the very nature of what it means to be a fighter for human rights and became, before his untimely death in 1978, a hero for all Americans" Info from Focus Features.

"THE LARAMIE PROJECT"October 21-25 "Moisés Kaufman and members of New York's Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie, Wyoming after the murder of Matthew Shepard. This is a film version of the play they wrote based on more than 200 interviews they conducted in Laramie. It follows and in some cases re-enacts the chronology of Shepard's visit to a local bar, his kidnap and beating, the discovery of him tied to a fence, the vigil at the hospital, his death and funeral, and the trial of his killers. It mixes real news reports with actors portraying friends, family, cops, killers, and other Laramie residents in their own words. It concludes with a Laramie staging of "Angels in America" a year after Shephard's death." Information provided from IMDB

Brian Gilley
Friday, October 18th 4pm
Leadership Studies - Town Hall

Brian Joseph Gilley is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and the Director of the First Nations Educational and Cultural Center at Indiana University Bloomington. He is of Chickasaw, Cherokee, Poarch Creek, Cousatta Creek and Choctaw Freedman ancestry.  He is the author of Becoming Two-Spirit, co-editor of Queer Indigenous Studies, and the author of A Longhouse Fragmented forthcoming in January of 2014.

Kansas State University LGBT Leadership Conference
October 18 & 19, 2013

 The LGBT Resource Center at Kansas State University will proudly host the 3rd Annual LGBT Leadership Conference on October 18 and 19, 2013. This year's conference will be a two day event featuring speakers and an academic component for students and faculty to present academic research in gender and sexuality. 

Women's Studies Graduate Certificate earners, Sandra Huerta, Laura Thacker and Andrea Parrish, are presenting *Friday between 1:00pm and 3:00pm* in the Leadership Town Hall.

Women's Studies affiliated faculty Lisa Tatonetti will be leading discussion on an wonderful short film, titled _Natives_, on *Saturday at 11:00am* in the Leadership Town Hall.

Women's Studies faculty Tushabe, Shireen Roshanravan and Mariya Vaughn will be presenting on a roundtable with Matthew Yates on *Saturday at 2:00pm* in the Leadership Town Hall.

Women's Studies affiliated faculty Leigh Fine will present on *Saturday at 4:00pm* in the Leadership Town Hall.

Complete Conference Agenda

"Youth Leadership and Engagement in Kenya: The Garden of H.O.P.E Story"
Dr. Jan Middendorf and Paul Hargrove
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 4:30pm in The Union Little Theater

Banned Books Week Sept. 22-28 (events)

Laine Nooney, "Girls Had Game: Locating the History of Women's Play We Forgot to Remember"
Friday, September 27, 2013 at 4pm
Leadership Studies Town Hall

In her talk, Nooney will offer historical context for the video game culture described in Ernest Cline's novel "Ready Player One," the K-State 2013 common reading selection, as well as demonstrating methods of cultural studies analysis and archival research on early computer games.

Workers Speak Out with Alta Garcia Workers from the Dominican Republic
October 1, 2013 at 3pm in King Hall room 104

Hear how YOU can take action on campus to support dignified working conditions and human rights in the garment industry. The Alta Gracia Factory, located in the Dominican Republic Free Trade Zone, is the first college logo t-shirt project to pay its workers a living wage, respect their democratic voice on the job, and provide a safe and healthy work environment as regularly verified by the Worker Rights Consortium.

Roxane Gay
Friday, September 20, 2013, 3pm
Union Little Theatre

A self-described "bad feminist," Haitian-American artist and resident of a small Midwestern college town, she engages questions of race, gender and nationality. She maintains a high profile in the social media with regular articles in Salon, Buzzfeed and the Wall Street Journal, as well as daily observations on Twitter. Roxane Gay’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Short Stories 2012, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, The New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere. Her novel, An Untamed State, will be published by Grove Atlantic, and her essay collection, Bad Feminist, will be published by Harper Perennial, both in 2014. She is an associate professor at Eastern Illinois University.

"Edward Snowden, Whistleblowers and the Culture of Surveillance"
Marjorie Cohn, Professor of Law at Santa Clara University
Thurs. Sept. 12, 7:30 PM,Union Little Theater

In addition to her academic work Professor Cohn lectures around the world on human rights issues, and on U.S. constitutional rights.  She is a frequent guest offering political and legal commentary for the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and Pacifica Radio.  Her numerous articles have appeared both in academic journals and in widely read political magazines.  Professor Cohn is former president of the National Lawyers Guild, and currently sits on the Board of Governors of the Society of American Law Teachers, the Advisory Board of the U.S. Human Rights Network, and the Board of Directors of Lawyers Rights Watch Canada.

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
Forum Hall

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 being harassed.
Bullied has been endorsed by the NEA.

Rey Chow
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
Forum Hall

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
Union Ballroom

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

Russ Feingold
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"

Tony Diaz
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).

Sean Arce
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.

Librotraficante web page

 

"Two-Spirits" A documentary by Lydia Nibley
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 6pm
Beach Museum

 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.

Women's Studies Paper Competition (pdf)

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 mjanette@ksu.edu.

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.

Women of Color Film Series Spring 2011 (pdf)

Public Lecture by María Lugones

Thursday, October 28, 2010, Leadership Studies Building, Town Hall

Maria LugonesThis 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."

Women of Color Film Series 2010 (pdf)