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Spring 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

LGBTQ Veterans Welcome Event: Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Veterans, Allies, Friends and Support Services!

Special Event | February 2 | 6-8 p.m. |  Alumni House


Gender Equity Resource Center, Cal Armed Forces Alumni, Cal Veteran Services Center, Cross-Cultural Student Development, Educational Opportunity Program


Come meet and network with LGBTQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer) Veterans, Allies, Friends and Support Services! Refreshments Provided!

Guest speakers:
Zoe Dunning, a U.S Naval Academy graduate, the only openly gay person allowed to remain on active duty in the military prior to the end of the “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” policy.

2nd Lieutenant Joseph Rocha, who will discuss the...   More >


RSVP online.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Stalled!

Panel Discussion | February 6 | 2-4 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room (315)


Juana María Rodríguez, Gender and Women’s Studies, President’s Advisory Council on LGBT Students, Faculty, and Staff for the University of California Office of the President; Ianna Hawkins Owen, African American Studies: Member, UAW Local 2865 U.C. Student Worker Union; Emily Marthinsen, AIA, U.C. Berkeley Campus Architect; Tiny Garcia, Po’ Poet, Poverty Skola from POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE; Francis Moore, Auntie Francis Love Mission & Self-Help Hunger Project; Susan Schweik, English; Alexander Li-Hua Lee, Associate Director for Public Interest and Public Sector Programs, Career Development Office, Berkeley Law; Founder, Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex Justice Project; Susan Stryker, Director, Institute for LGBT Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Arizona

The Bathroom Brigade, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, The ARCUS Endowment of the College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley


Conversations with scholars, architects and activists on institutional violence, gender and transgender, disability, race, poverty, safety, and an issue that brings these all together: bathroom access.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, February 19, 2015

“Exploring the Intersections: Sexual Violence, Colonialism and Trauma”

Panel Discussion | February 19 | 4-6 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, Multicultural Community Center


Gender Equity Resource Center, Native American Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Native American Student Development Office, Academic Senate, Multicultural Community Center


How does racialized violence intersect with sexual violence? This event focuses on the compounding impacts of racism, colonialism and patriarchy in Native American women’s experiences with sexual violence. This event will foster the intellectual space to examine these human rights violations and create a collective vision for communities without violence.


General Public

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

National Conference on Campus Sexual Assault and Violence

Conference/Symposium | February 24 | 7:30 a.m. |  DoubleTree Hotel


200 Marina Boulevard, Berkeley, CA 94710

Sexual Wellness Advocacy Team (SWAT), Peer Education Troupe, Sexual Wellness Advocacy Team; Antonia Abbey, Professor and Area Chair of Cognitive, Developmental, and Social Psychology, Wayne State University; Rishi Ahuja, Student, UC Berkeley; Christine (Cici) Ambrosio, Director of Women's Resources, Sexual Harassment/Assault Resources, Gender Equity Resource Center; Elizabeth Armstrong, Professor of Sociology and Organizational Studies, University of Michigan; Julie Baenziger, Senior Attorney, San Francisco Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education; Victoria Banyard, Professor of Psychology, University of New Hampshire; Margot Bennett, UCPD Chief of Police, UC Berkeley; Alan Berkowitz, Independent Consultant; Erika Misako Boas; Rose Carlyle, Advocate and Certified Rape Crisis Counselor, Bay Area Women Against Rape; Joseph Castro, President, California State University, Fresno; Soraya Chemaly, Feminist Writer, Media Critic, and Activist; Elizabeth Coté; Malakai Coté, Psychologist; Catherine Criswell, Title IX Coordinator, Stanford University; Billy Curtis, Executive Director, Gender Equity Resource Center; Anna Darzins, Social Science Fellow, Robert & Colleen Haas Scholars; Nicholas Dirks, Chancellor, UC Berkeley; Michael V. Drake, President, The Ohio State University; Dorothy J. Edwards, Executive Director, Green Dot, etc.; Carol Folt, Chancellor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Jaclyn Friedman, Writer; Taylor Fugere; Vanessa George, Associate Director of Career Management, University of San Francisco School of Management; Staci D. Gunner, Associate Director for Student Life, Stanford Graduate School of Business

University of California Office of the President, Office of the Chancellor at UC Berkeley, Division of Student Affairs at UC Berkeley


College students nationwide have courageously cast a light on the often hidden issue of sexual assault. In this conference hosted by UC Berkeley, higher education professionals, student leaders, and public officials are invited to join a meaningful conversation on making our campuses a safer place to learn and live. Through plenaries, interactive workshops, and other networking opportunities, we...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

$435 Professionals, $20 UC Berkeley students with a valid student ID

Friday, February 27, 2015

Neoliberalism + Biopolitics | Conference

Conference/Symposium | February 27 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife Room


The Program in Critical Theory


Neoliberalism + Biopolitics is a two-day conference featuring lectures and panels on neoliberalism and biopolitics by major thinkers currently working to develop and problematize these two concepts. As both objects of study and frames for analysis, neoliberalism and biopolitics have served as key ciphers over the past two decades for those attempting to appreciate the novelty of contemporary...   More >



Somatics, Scholarship, Somatic Scholarship: Materiality and Metaphor

Conference/Symposium | February 27 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)


Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies


The one-day event will convene scholar-practitioners to share their reflections on the relationship between their involvement in body-mind practices and their scholarly, learning, and teaching practices.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Neoliberalism + Biopolitics | Conference

Conference/Symposium | February 28 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife Room


The Program in Critical Theory


Neoliberalism + Biopolitics is a two-day conference featuring lectures and panels on neoliberalism and biopolitics by major thinkers currently working to develop and problematize these two concepts. As both objects of study and frames for analysis, neoliberalism and biopolitics have served as key ciphers over the past two decades for those attempting to appreciate the novelty of contemporary...   More >

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Video Screening: "Comfort Women Wanted"

Film - Documentary | March 5 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Chang-Jin Lee, Visual Artist (New York City)

Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Department of Ethnic Studies


COMFORT WOMEN WANTED
Chang-Jin Lee, Visual Artist


The video is based on Chang-Jin Lee’s interviews in 7 countries with Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Indonesian, Dutch, and Filipino "comfort women" survivors, as well as a former Japanese soldier.

COMFORT WOMEN WANTED brings to light the memory of 200,000 young women, known as "comfort women," who were systematically exploited as sex slaves...   More >



International Women's Day Celebration: Advancements, Challenges and International Cooperation

Panel Discussion | March 5 | 7-8 p.m. | International House, Auditorium


International House, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, United Nations Association, USA East Bay Chapter


A celebration and panel discussion focusing on women’s accomplishments as well as barriers to gender equality, moderated by Professor Minoo Moallem, UC Berkeley Gender & Women’s Studies Department. Panelists include Nathalie Delrue-McGuire, Consul General of Belgium; Cassie Doyle, Consul General of Canada; Ana Valenzuela, Consul General of El Salvador and Hilde Skorpen, Consul General of...   More >

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New Bodies, New Politics: Praxis in the Age of Disability

Lecture: Li Ka Shing sponsored | March 31 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room (315)


Therí A. Pickens, Assistant Professor of English, Bates College

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


How do everyday embodied experiences transform from being anecdotal to having social and political significance? What can the experience of corporeality offer social and political discourse? And, how does that discourse change when those bodies belong to Arab Americans and African Americans?