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Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Gendered Politics of Socialist Consumption in North Korea, 1953-1965

Colloquium | February 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Andre Schmid, University of Toronto

Laura Nelson, UC Berkeley

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


How was ‘proper’ consumption conceived in the newly emergent socialist order of North Korea? Despite the desire of the Party-state to represent a population united around the Kim family and the (not unrelated) tendency of foreign observers to see North Korea as an extreme case of totalitarianism, there was in fact no straightforward answer to this question in the early postwar years.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Ito Sisters: An American Story

Film - Documentary | February 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center


Antonia Grace Glenn, Director/Producer; Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley; Michael Omi, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Ethnic Studies


Join us for a screening of the film "The Ito Sisters: An American Story," followed by Q&A with the Director/Producer Antonia Grace Glenn and Processor Evelyn Nakano Glenn and Michael Omi.

THE ITO SISTERS captures the rarely told stories of the earliest Japanese immigrants to the United States and their American-born children. In particular, the film focuses on the experiences of Issei (or...   More >



The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam - Ula Taylor

Colloquium | February 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, Fannie Lou Hamer Center


Ula Taylor

Fannie Lou Hamer Center


The CRG Thursday Forum presents...

The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam
Ula Taylor, African American Studies   More >

Friday, February 16, 2018

"Race Play: Racialized Gender and Sexuality in Settler Colonial North America”

Lecture | February 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies


"Race Play: Racialized Gender and Sexuality in Settler Colonial North America” brings together two scholars who work at the intersections of racialization and gender and sexual identities—C Winter Han and Scott Morgensen—to consider how these issues become co-constituted in contemporary settler colonial North America.

The conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A.
This event is free...   More >



Benefit Performance of The Vagina Monologues + Our Monologues: 2018 Authenticity without Apology

Performing Arts - Theater | February 16 – 18, 2018 every day | 7 p.m. |  Wheeler Auditorium


Gender Equity Resource Center, VDay at Berkeley


Benefit double feature: first show is The Vagina Monologues, and the second show is Our Monologues! Proceeds go to help support local organization that work to end gendered violence.


$12 General, $20 VIP

Tickets go on sale January 22. Buy tickets online.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Benefit Performance of The Vagina Monologues + Our Monologues: 2018 Authenticity without Apology

Performing Arts - Theater | February 16 – 18, 2018 every day | 7 p.m. |  Wheeler Auditorium


Gender Equity Resource Center, VDay at Berkeley


Benefit double feature: first show is The Vagina Monologues, and the second show is Our Monologues! Proceeds go to help support local organization that work to end gendered violence.


$12 General, $20 VIP

Tickets go on sale January 22. Buy tickets online.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Benefit Performance of The Vagina Monologues + Our Monologues: 2018 Authenticity without Apology

Performing Arts - Theater | February 16 – 18, 2018 every day | 7 p.m. |  Wheeler Auditorium


Gender Equity Resource Center, VDay at Berkeley


Benefit double feature: first show is The Vagina Monologues, and the second show is Our Monologues! Proceeds go to help support local organization that work to end gendered violence.


$12 General, $20 VIP

Tickets go on sale January 22. Buy tickets online.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Decolonial and Deimperial Crossings: An Inter-Asian Feminist Genealogy

Lecture | February 21 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall


Laura Kang, Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies, English and Comparative Literature, UC Irvine

Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


Part of the Feminist Studies and Decolonial Epistemologies Lecture Series

This talk recalls and retraces the inter-Asian network of feminist mobilizations against Japanese sex tourism and U.S. military prostitution in the early 1970s. The work of attending to the discrepant yet linked histories of imperialist sexual violence, military dictatorship, and neocolonial exploitation of Asian women’s...   More >

Thursday, February 22, 2018

(Dis)Oriented: A critical film screening and discussion

Film - Documentary | February 22 | 6-8 p.m. | 140 Boalt Hall, School of Law


Law Students for Justice in Palestine, Queer Caucus at Berkeley Law


Oriented explores the lives of three gay Palestinian friends living in Tel Aviv. The screening will be followed by a student panel that will aim to unsettle some of the assumptions presented in the film and move toward narratives of change that are neither narrow nor superficial, but rooted in deep work on sexual and gender diversity within our own communities and context.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Fanon in the Algerian War: A Painful Gender Issue

Lecture | February 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall


Seloua Luste-Boulbina, Researcher in the Department of Political and Social Change, Denis Diderot University

Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The colony operates with a double standard. Women are both largely excluded from schooling and supposed to be protected by their male fellow citizens. Everything then happens as if, according to the old despotic saying, colonial politics were benevolent toward them: they must be protected from their own. But how? And in what sense?

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Mariannes Noires: Afropean Mosaics

Film - Documentary | February 28 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Mame-Fatou Niang, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Carnegie Mellon University

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


What is it to be Black in France? Black and French? Mariannes Noires follows seven French women of African and Caribbean descent. They are filmmakers, dancers, entrepreneurs and intellectuals whose Frenchness is rooted in a cultural space stretching from Metropolitan France to Africa and its mama diasporas.