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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 >

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Friday, February 6, 2015


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 >

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Vaginal Impressions: The Affective Biopolitics of the First Women Physicians

Lecture | March 3 | 5:30 p.m. | 652 Barrows Hall

Kyla Schuller, Assistant Professor, Women’s & Gender Studies,, Rutgers University

Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, Department of English, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society

This talk proposes that the notion of the human nervous system as an impressible, malleable entity continuously remade by contact with its environment lies at the heart of nineteenth-century U.S. cultural politics. Theorizing “impressibility” as a nineteenth-century keyword linking race and sexuality, the talk explores how scientists, reformers, and writers alike saw themselves as working in...   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

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, Graduate Theological Union, Women's Federation for World Peace

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 >

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Wikipedia Art+Feminism Edit-A-Thon

Workshop | March 7 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

Center for New Media

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. The reasons for the gender gap are up for debate; suggestions include leisure inequality, how gender socialization shapes public comportment, and the sometimes contentious nature of Wikipedia’s talk pages. The practical effect of this...   More >

All Audiences

All Audiences

Monday, March 9, 2015

Disability Incarcerated: A Conference and Symposium

Conference/Symposium | March 9 | 9:15 a.m.-8 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium rm 175

Angela Davis, UC Santa Cruz, Feminist Studies; Liat Ben-Moshe; Chris Chapman; Allison Carey

Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

This symposium responds to the recent book of that title, bringing together the editors and other scholars, students, activists, and community members to map the intersections of policing, imprisonment, and the disabled body. The event seeks to step into the conspicuous void within critiques of the “prison industrial complex” - namely the absence of discussion of disability oppression, despite...   More >

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Meltem Yenilmez on Islam, Women's Sexuality, and Social Change in Turkey

Lecture | March 12 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

Prof. Meltem Yenilmez, Scholar-in-Residence, Beatrice Bain Research Group, UC Berkeley

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Since the foundation of the Turkish Republic in 1923, women have played a key part in the secularization of Turkey. With the rise of political Islam in the beginning of 1990s, the idea of the “modern Republican woman” and the very role of women in public life have come into question in escalating tensions about the nature of modernity and secularism. This talk will explore the struggles over...   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?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

“Nothing is True, Everything is Permitted”: Indigenous Animus in the Age of Liberation

Lecture | April 7 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Jodi A. Byrd, Associate Professor, English, American Indian Studies, and Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne

Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, Film & Media Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Center for Native American Issues Research on, Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Close-reading Assassin’s Creed 3 and Assassin’s Creed: Liberation, this paper will consider how American Indian and Indigenous studies might intersect with videogame studies, especially at the sites of narrative, racial representations, and history. Examining how settler colonialism is reimagined through digital space, the paper will discuss how indigeneity might disrupt the historicities of code...   More >