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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Oh, God! The Religious Right to Sexual Pleasure on Christian Sexuality Websites

Colloquium | March 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room


Kelsy Burke, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Center for Right-Wing Studies, Department of Sociology, Department of Gender and Women's Studies


This talk examines how some conservative evangelical Christians justify a wide range of sexual practices and pleasures within the confines of religious orthodoxy and heterosexuality.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Migrating the Black Body: The African Diaspora and Visual Culture: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | March 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Prof. Leigh Raiford, African American Studies); Prof. Heiki Raphael-Hernandez, University of Maryland

Center for Race and Gender


The Center for Race & Gender Thursday Forum Series presents...

Migrating the Black Body: The African Diaspora and Visual Culture
A roundtable with Prof. Leigh Raiford, African American Studies) and Prof. Heiki Raphael-Hernandez, University of Maryland

Migrating the Black Body explores how visual media-from painting to photography, from global independent cinema to Hollywood movies, from...   More >



Migrating the Black Body: The African Diaspora and Visual Culture: A Roundtable with Prof. Leigh Raiford and Prof. Heiki Raphael-Hernandez

Reading - Nonfiction | March 2 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library (30 Stephens Hall)


Dr. Leigh Raiford, Chair and Associate Professor of African American Studies, Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley; Dr. Heike Raphael-Hernandez, Professor of English, University of Maryland in Europe

Center for Race and Gender, Ethnic Studies Library


Migrating the Black Body explores how visual media-from painting to photography, from global independent cinema to Hollywood movies, from posters and broadsides to digital media, from public art to graphic novels-has shaped diasporic imaginings of the individual and collective self. How is the travel of black bodies reflected in reciprocal black images? How is blackness forged and remade through...   More >


All Audiences, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A Conversation with The Hunting Ground Producer Amy Ziering at the Berkeley Forum: The Hunting Ground: Lessons from the Frontlines of Sexual Assault On Our Campuses

Seminar | March 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)


The Berkeley Forum, Townsend Center for the Humanities


One of the most pressing issues on college campuses today is the prevalence of sexual assault, and how it is handled by the administration. A White House task force found that one in five students is a victim of sexual assault during their college years, and the ACLU estimates 95% of campus rapes go unreported. Many students claim that their universities are unwilling to help them press charges...   More >


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Thursday, March 9, 2017

States of Apology: The Culture of Commemoration: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | March 9 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


STATES OF APOLOGY: The Culture of Commemoration

Sexual Slavery and the Memorialization of Comfort Women
Amandu Su, English

Politics of Reconciliation in South Korean War and Peace Memorial Museums
Kristen Sun, Ethnic Studies

The Pilgrimage: Interethnic Coalitions and Cross-Race Solidarity at Former Sites of Japanese American Confinement
Desirée Valadares, Architecture



Staging Grounds: Camp and the Asian Female Body in Contemporary Dance

Lecture | March 9 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall


Martha Nguyen Donohue

Center for Race and Gender, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, The Institute of International Studies Interdisciplinary Faculty Program on Gender and the Transpacific World


Maura Nguyen Donohue shares her choreographic focus on the site of the Asian body as a staging ground for complex cultural, racial, and gendered projections in American culture by discussing her 2011 dance work, strictly a female female. She will share how the deployment of a camp aesthetic allows her to destabilize gender norms and traditional concert dance audience/performer relationships....   More >



Film Screening: Advantageous

Film - Feature | March 9 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 100


Department of Gender and Women's Studies


Please join us at 5:00 pm on March 9, 2016 at UC Berkeley for the first screening of the 2017 series Being Human in a Biotech Age: Advantageous.

Professor Osagie Obasogie and Professor Charis Thompson will be with us in person to comment on the film after the screening.

About the film:

Advantageous posits a future a hundred or so years from now where declining fertility, economic crisis...   More >


All Audiences

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Territories of the Soul: Queered Belonging in the Black Diaspora: Townsend Book Chat with Nadia Ellis

Lecture | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall


Townsend Center for the Humanities


Territories of the Soul draws upon queer and affect theory to explore structures of belonging experienced by the black diasporic subject.


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Disappearing Acts: Domestic Violence and Black Legal Subjects: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | March 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


The Center for Race & Gender Thursday Forum Series presents...

Disappearing Acts: Domestic Violence & Black Legal Subjects

Race, Masculinity, and the Development of Wife-Beating Laws in the U.S.
Margo Mahan, Sociology

Black Women, Domestic Violence, & Paradoxical Space
Alisa Bierria, Center for Race & Gender   More >



School Accountability: What’s SEL Got To Do With It?

Panel Discussion | March 16 | 4-6 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Education/Psychology Library


Linda Darling-Hammond, President and CEO, Learning Policy Institute; Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Associate Professor of Education, Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Southern California; Joshua P. Starr, Chief Executive Officer, PDK International; Elliot Turiel, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Education, Berkeley

Prudence L. Carter, Dean, Graduate School of Education, Berkeley

Graduate School of Education


Join us for a conversation with experts and practitioners in the field of social emotional learning (SEL) to explore importance in a child’s academic success, and how schools can deliver and measure SEL in the context of creating equitable educational learning environments. We will also delve into emerging questions in educational research and policy.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Special Event | March 21 | 1-6 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library


Library


Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of female participation. Let’s change that. Drop by the A+F Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, learn how to edit Wikipedia and make a few changes of your own!



Film Screening: The State of Eugenics

Film - Feature | March 21 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 100


Department of Gender and Women's Studies


Please join us at 5:00 pm on March 21, 2017 at UC Berkeley for a free screening of The State of Eugenics, the just-released film about the eugenic sterilization program North Carolina ran between the 1930's and 1970's. The film documents how that long-forgotten program was brought back to light by researchers and journalists, resulting in a pitched political battle over compensating...   More >

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

California Countercultures: Ana Mendieta: Decolonialized Feminist and Artist with Laura Pérez

Lecture | March 22 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Laura E. Pérez is associate professor of ethnic studies, core faculty in performance studies, and an affiliated faculty of both gender and women’s studies and the Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley. Pérez is the author of Chicana Art: The Politics of Spiritual and Aesthetic Altarities. She curated UC Berkeley's first and only US Latina/o performance art series in 2001–2 and Labor +...   More >


Admission to this lecture is free.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bodies as Borders: A Spotlight on Undergraduate Research: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | March 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


The Center for Race & Gender Thursday Forum Series presents...

Bodies as Borders: A Spotlight on Undergraduate Research

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Istifaa Ahmed, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies

The performance we will analyze is Untitled (2012), by black artist Tameka Norris, directly inspired by Ana Mendieta’s performance piece, Untitled (Body Tracks) (1974). In her work, Norris...   More >