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Gender Studies

Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary field that examines the biological, social and cultural construction of femininity, masculinity, sexuality and the ways we locate ourselves within gender systems. Interacting with factors such as race and class, gender structures the activities into which we enter in all aspects of life.

Students interested in a Gender Studies Minor should contact the Director and/or one of the sponsoring faculty.

One of the highlights of the spring semester is the annual Gender Studies Symposium, organized by a committee of students, with support from faculty and staff.

 
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Events

March 1st, 2017

  • 5:30pm: Tackling the Racial & Ethnic Disparity
    In this informational panel, come hear from Multnomah County DA Rod Underhill, Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman, and Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese about the policy changes they’ve made using data from the Racial and Ethnic Disparities (RED) report. Event is open to the public. Questions? Contact Sarah Fine at sfine@lclark.edu.

March 2nd, 2017

  • Image preview 5:00pm: Civil Disobedience Workshop
    Civil Disobedience Workshop.
    This workshop is a response to the danger our country and the world faces in the wake of Donald Trump’s unconstitutional and illegal actions as president. In order to effectively oppose Trump’s agenda, we will look back to previous movements that employed civil disobedience as well as look forward as we develop new tactics that respond to our reality. The course is organized around a variety of themes that will explore the philosophy of civil disobedience as well as examining historical examples from the US and around the world of liberation and civil rights movements

March 8th, 2017

March 9th, 2017

  • Image preview 36th Annual Gender Studies Symposium: Point of Access
    The 36th Annual Gender Studies Symposium will examine concepts of accessibility and dynamics of resource distribution in relation to gender and sexuality.  Our title this year calls attention to questions of who or what serves as a “point of access,” how points of access are determined, and whose needs are met.

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