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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.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Art + Feminism and Race + Justice

Special Event | March 6 | 12-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library


Library


Wikimedia’s race and gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of participation by women and underrepresented groups. This adds up to an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge.



Revisiting Gattaca: Film Screening and Panel

Film - Feature | March 6 | 5-9 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater


2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Troy Duster, Emeritus, Chancellor's Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley; Mel Y. Chen, Associate Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, UC Berkeley; Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Professor of English, Emory University; Osagie Obasogie, Professor of Public Health, UC Berkeley

Karen Nakamura, Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Center for Genetics and Society, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society


Join us as we revisit Gattaca—the dystopian vision of a vastly unequal future that continues to shape our discussions of human genetic technologies 20 years after its release.


All Audiences

All Audiences

$0

Register online.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Afterlife of Gender: Transgender Deaths and Familial, Religious and Political Belonging in Contemporary Turkey

Lecture | March 7 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall


Asli Zengin, Research Associate and Visiting Professor in the Women’s Studies in Religion Program, Harvard Divinity School

Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender


Associations between death, sovereignty, and gendered belonging have received little scholarly attention in social sciences and humanities. Professor Zengin's talk explores this intricate and intimate relationship by focusing on Sunni Muslim transgender people’s deaths, their funeral ceremonies and burial and mourning practices in Turkey.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Bodies in Process: Trans Politics and Possibilities

Colloquium | March 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 691, CRG Conference Room


Center for Race and Gender


BODIES IN PROCESS: TRANS POLITICS & POSSIBILITIES
Thursday, Mar 08, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
691 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
Location is ADA accessible
Giancarlo Cornejo, Department of Rhetoric
Omi Salas-SantaCruz, School of Education

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Poetics and Politics of Transnational Queer Feminist of Color Film: a dialogue between globally renowned filmmaker Pratibha Parmar and Berkeley Professor Paola Bacchetta

Colloquium | March 21 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Pratibha Parmar, Associate Professor in Film, California College of the Arts; Paola Bacchetta, Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Vice Chair for Pedagogy, UC Berkeley

Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender


This event consists of a dialogue between globally renowned film-maker Pratibha Parmar and Berkeley Professor Paola Bacchetta, about what filmic creation and reception can open up for feminist and queer of color life world making.



Invisible No More: A Symposium on Resisting Police Violence against Black Women and Women of Color

Conference/Symposium | March 21 | 4-7:45 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center


Center for Race and Gender, Department of Ethnic Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Institute of Governmental Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, American Cultures, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor


The Center for Race & Gender presents…

INVISIBLE NO MORE:
A SYMPOSIUM ON RESISTING POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK WOMEN AND WOMEN OF COLOR

Experiences of women of color – often invisible in broader debates and movements around police violence, criminalization, and gender-based violence – must fuel our research & resistance.

March 21-22, 2018
Multicultural Community Center, MLK Student...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Invisible No More: A Symposium on Resisting Police Violence against Black Women and Women of Color

Conference/Symposium | March 22 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center


Center for Race and Gender, Department of Ethnic Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Institute of Governmental Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Townsend Center for the Humanities, American Cultures, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor


The Center for Race & Gender presents…

INVISIBLE NO MORE:
A SYMPOSIUM ON RESISTING POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK WOMEN AND WOMEN OF COLOR

Experiences of women of color – often invisible in broader debates and movements around police violence, criminalization, and gender-based violence – must fuel our research & resistance.

March 21-22, 2018
Multicultural Community Center, MLK Student...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

“Institutional Nightmare”: The Visual Culture of Mass Incarceration

Lecture | April 4 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall


Nicole R. Fleetwood, Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies, Rutgers University

Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Department of African American Studies


In her lecture, Professor Fleetwood explores various aesthetic practices of incarcerated artists and activists to produce art about the U.S. prison regime and how prison shapes life-world possibilities of people impacted. The talk examines how furtive planning and artistic tactics of appropriating items owned by the state and claiming state resources and spaces are maneuvered.



Ovarian Psycos: April's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | April 4 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library


Library


Riding at night through streets deemed dangerous in Eastside Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psycos use their bicycles to confront the violence in their lives... The film Ovarian Psycos rides along with the Ovas, exploring the impact of the group's activism, born of feminist ideals, indigenous understanding and an urban/-hood mentality, on neighborhood women and communities as they confront injustice,...   More >


Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Bodies of Knowledge: Race, Power, and Pedagogy

Colloquium | April 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 140 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues


All You Need is Love: “Benevolent Whiteness” and Love Language as Colonial Violence
Natalee Kēhaulani Bauer, PhD

The Latino Male Teacher: Discursive Formations, the Pressure to Perform, and the Possibility of Disidentification
Michael Singh, School of Education

Friday, April 6, 2018

Flying Under the Radar: Privacy, Airport Surveillance, and Transgender Politics

Lecture | April 6 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall


Toby Beauchamp, Assistant Professor in Gender and Women's Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society


Please join us for a HIFIS Transgender Studies faculty job talk:

This talk positions the various medicalized technologies central to airport security screenings in a broader political and cultural context to show how efforts to objectively distinguish between bodies that are worthy of care and bodies that are inherently harmful displace the violence of state policies and practices onto...   More >

Monday, April 9, 2018

Trans Memoir/Memory: Migrations and Territories of Racial Gender Becoming

Lecture | April 9 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall


Jian Chen, Assistant Professor of English, The Ohio State University

Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society


Janet Mock’s coming-of-age stories as a Black and Native Hawaiian trans woman in Redefining Realness (2014) create points of transmission between cis-heterosexual civil society and emergent transgender, especially trans of color, communities in the second decade of the twenty-first century.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Ev'ry Body, This Time: A Sexuality Studies Conference: Hosted by the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

Conference/Symposium | April 12 – 14, 2018 every day | Sutardja Dai Hall, 250,310


Center for the Study of Sexual Culture


Featuring multimedia panels, workshops, digital and analog art, and the following distinguished speakers: ​Qwo-li Driskill, Alison Kafer, Amber Musser, Gemma Romain, Amy Sueyoshi, Nayan Shah,
Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, Qian Wang, Gloria Wekker

Friday, April 13, 2018

Ev'ry Body, This Time: A Sexuality Studies Conference: Hosted by the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

Conference/Symposium | April 12 – 14, 2018 every day | Sutardja Dai Hall, 250,310


Center for the Study of Sexual Culture


Featuring multimedia panels, workshops, digital and analog art, and the following distinguished speakers: ​Qwo-li Driskill, Alison Kafer, Amber Musser, Gemma Romain, Amy Sueyoshi, Nayan Shah,
Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, Qian Wang, Gloria Wekker

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Ev'ry Body, This Time: A Sexuality Studies Conference: Hosted by the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

Conference/Symposium | April 12 – 14, 2018 every day | Sutardja Dai Hall, 250,310


Center for the Study of Sexual Culture


Featuring multimedia panels, workshops, digital and analog art, and the following distinguished speakers: ​Qwo-li Driskill, Alison Kafer, Amber Musser, Gemma Romain, Amy Sueyoshi, Nayan Shah,
Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, Qian Wang, Gloria Wekker

Monday, April 16, 2018

Sideways Selves: on the decolonizing geographies of trans* justice across the Américas

Lecture | April 16 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall


Pedro Javier DiPietro, Assistant Professor in Women's and Gender Studies, Syracuse University

Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society


Please join us for a HIFIS Transgender Studies faculty job talk:

This talk examines trans* of color geographies as they speak to the hemispheric projects of Latinx, indigenous, and decolonial trans*feminisms. It focuses on trans spaces as responses to the coloniality of gender and its shaping of trans dispossession and rehabilitation.



Angela Davis: Abolition Feminisms

Lecture | April 16 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Angela Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz

Arts + Design


Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice.


All Audiences, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Muslim Spaces, Jewish Pasts: Genealogies of the Split Arab / Jew Figure

Lecture | April 18 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Ella Shohat, Professor, Art & Public Policy and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, New York University

Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender


This lecture will offer a genealogical reading of the gradual splitting of the formerly unified Orientalist Semitic figure into a separate “Arab” and “Jew” and the ramifications of this split for contemporary discourses about Jews and Muslims.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Death Drop: Becoming the Universe at the End of the World

Lecture | April 20 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall


Eric Stanley, Assistant Professor in Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of California, Riverside

Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society


Please join us for a HIFIS Transgender Studies faculty job talk:

“I hope to become the universe.” These words announced the 2010 suicide of Seth Walsh, a Latinx, gender non-conforming youth. Sketching the quotidian brutality of their existence, Walsh’s manifesto, against the promise of modernity, offers a place to aggregate forms of trans life even more unlivable than death.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Risk, Innovation, and Gender Reassignment Surgery Culture in Thailand

Lecture | April 23 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall | Canceled


Aren Aizura, Assistant Professor in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota

Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society


Please join us for a HIFIS Transgender Studies faculty job talk:

This talk examines how the South East Asian gender reassignment surgery industry fits into a global imaginary of risk and innovation in transgender health.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Open in Emergency: Decolonizing Mental Health

Workshop | April 28 | 3-5:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315/Maude Fife


Tammy Ho, Associate Professor, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of California, Riverside

Mimi Khuc, Adjunct Lecturer, Asian American Studies, University of Maryland

Eliza Noh, Professor, Asian American Studies, Cal State University Fullerton

Department of Gender and Women's Studies, HIFIS Cluster in Disability Studies


In 2016, the Asian American Literary Review (AALR) published “Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health.” In addition to visual and literary art, the special issue contains a set of materials and activities that, according to their website, “decolonizes mental health and opens up a wealth of new approaches.”


free

Register online.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Center for Race Gender Open House Reception

Tour/Open House | September 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


earn about exciting upcoming events and opportunities. Meet our new staff. Reconnect with students, faculty, and scholars doing race and gender research over delicious food and drink!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Verónica Gago in Conversation with Wendy Brown

Panel Discussion | September 20 | 5-7 p.m. | 202 Barrows Hall


Verónica Gago, Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Instituto de Altos Estudios, Universidad Nacional de San Martín; Visiting Scholar, International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs; Wendy Brown, Class of 1936 First Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs


“Neoliberalism” has become the name for mainstream political economy since 1990: a characterization used by many of this economy’s detractors and sometimes by its proponents. In their work, Wendy Brown and Verónica Gago encourage us to go beyond this popularized understanding, in which neoliberalism is reduced to an economic doctrine of deregulation and austerity...   More >


Alumni, Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Monday, September 24, 2018

Anti-Neoliberal Feminism: A Reading from within Present Struggles

Lecture | September 24 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220


Verónica Gago, Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Instituto de Altos Estudios, Universidad Nacional de San Martín; Visiting Scholar, International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs

Leslie Salzinger, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, UC Berkeley

The Program in Critical Theory


In Latin America, the meaning of neoliberalism remains contested, and debates on neoliberalism are ongoing. Complicating previous diagnoses, current feminist movements in the region have proposed new definitions grounded in concrete struggles. These have led to a rethinking of neoliberalism from below: an effort to rework the programs introduced by so-called “progressive” governments. The new...   More >

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Seminar: The Feminist Strike as a Practical Research Tool: Beyond the Patriarchal Wage System

Seminar | September 25 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall


Verónica Gago, Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Instituto de Altos Estudios, Universidad Nacional de San Martín; Visiting Scholar, International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs

The Program in Critical Theory


This seminar will take the International Feminist Strikes of 2017 and 2018 as its points of departure and will use the strike as a lens through which to analyze several key questions in contemporary feminist movements. How can we define life and work, and the difference between the two, in feminist terms? What understanding of violence does the strike imply? How can we devise shared plans for...   More >

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Archives of Justice and Abolition

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


Center for Race and Gender


Lesbian Spaces: An Archive of Abolition
Kerby Lynch, Geography

Memory, Belonging, and Archive Justice: Towards a Liberatory Archival Practice
Sine Hwang Jensen, Ethnic Studies Library

Thursday, October 11, 2018

What’s New about New Materialism?: Black and Indigenous Scholars on Science, Technology and Materiality

Lecture | October 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


As the “New Materialisms” discourse continues to gain traction across multiple fields of inquiry, we come together as scholars of Xicanx/Latinx Studies, Native American/Indigenous Studies and postcolonial African Studies to open up a space of dialogue on the subject.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

The Screen in Sound: Toward a Theory of Listening

Lecture | October 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Rey Chow, Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University

Department of Gender and Women's Studies


This lecture is drawn from Rey Chow’s chapter in the anthology Sound Objects (Duke UP, forthcoming), ed. James A. Steintrager and Rey Chow. By foregrounding crucial connections among sound studies, poststructuralist theory, and contemporary acousmatic experiences, the lecture presents listening as a trans-disciplinary problematic through which different fields of study resonate in fascinating ways.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Getting the Facts on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment: What are the limits of personal narratives shared online—and what do we miss in survey data?

Panel Discussion | October 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall


Edward Wasserman, Professor of Journalism and Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley School of Journalism; Lisa García Bedolla, Professor of Education, Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education; Aya de Leon, Author, Poet, June Jordan’s Poetry for the People; Billy Curtis, Director, Gender Equity Resource Center

Laura Nelson, Associate Professor and Chair of Gender & Women's Studies, UC Berkeley Department of Gender & Women's Studies

Social Science Matrix, Special Faculty Advisor to the Chancellor on SVSH


Please join us for a panel discussion and Q&A focused on the limits of what can be learned about sexual violence and harassment from personal narratives that are shared online, as well as the question of is missed in survey data related to sexual violence and harassment.


All Audiences

All Audiences