Libby Nutt Williams
Dr. Libby Williams has been elected the 2013 Woman of the Year for the Section for the Advancement of Women (SAW) of the Society of Counseling Psychology at the American Psychological Association. Congratulations, Libby!
Annual WGSX Colloquium
WGSX Colloquium 2010: (En)Gendering Political Change
Tuesday Evening, 23 March, Cole Cinema, 8.15 PM
Danielle Geong, Alice Cohan, and the Feminist Majority Foundation will kick-off this year's Colloquium with a student workshop on Feminist Political Activism. For two centuries, feminists have successfully engendered political change and can do even more to create a just, progressive society. Feminist activists are still needed to fight persistent inequities that face us. Recent college grads face an immediate gender wage gap that only widens as their careers progress. Gender-based violence is rampant on our campuses, in our communities, and around the world. Women still hit glass ceilings in politics, business, arts, academia, science, and numerous other fields. The FMF will discuss ways to get involved with feminism on and off campus, and the need for progressives to be lifelong activists in the fight for social justice.
Wednesday Afternoon, 24 March, Cole Cinema, 4.45 PM
Madeleine Kunin, the former governor of Vermont and President Clinton's ambassador to Switzerland, will speak about her latest book, Pearls, Politics and Power: How Women can Win and Lead
Wednesday Evening, 24 March, Cole Cinema, 8.15 PM
Caroline Slobodzian, President, DC Chapter of the US National Committee for United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), will screen and discuss Pray the Devil Back to Hell, a film about the women's movement in Liberia which demanded the peace talks that ended the war and ultimately elected Africa's first female head-of-state
Thursday Afternoon, 25 March, Cole Cinema, 4.15 PM
Marc Stein, an historian from York University, will talk about "Queering the History of U.S. LGBT Activism" and his work as editor of the Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered History in America
Thursday Evening, 25 March, Cole Cinema, 8.15 PM
Colloquium Roundtable with Kunin, Slobodzian, and Stein engaging issues raised by their various lectures