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For almost 40 years, the Lewis & Clark Gender Studies Symposium has been fostering cutting edge academic discourse on gender and sexuality. From March 11–13, this year’s theme, Tensions of Possibility, transcends traditional scholastic boundaries and takes an interdisciplinary approach to research on gender and sexuality.Submissions due by 5pm, April 10, 2020
Submission may be from any field of study so long as gender is central to the work.The move is a strategic expansion of the graduate school’s social justice mission
The 37th annual Gender Studies Symposium will explore what security looks like in the face of modern dangers. Students, faculty, and guests from Portland and beyond will examine issues through the lenses of community engagement, gender politics, and misconceptions surrounding sexuality. The student-run symposium runs from Wednesday, March 7 to Friday, March 9.Featuring panels, discussions, and keynote lectures from Roxane Gay and Eli Clare, Lewis & Clark’s 36th annual Gender Studies Symposium, “Point of Access,” will confront how gender and sexuality interact with power. The symposium, which runs March 8 through 10 and is free and open to the public, is a student-led effort to foster conversations on the nuances of privilege and accessibility.Kimberly Brodkin named Lewis & Clark Teacher of the YearPaige Sanders BA ’18 and Ashley Garber BA ’17 started the Portland Panty Project to address the lack of clean, size-appropriate undergarments for homeless women in the Portland metro area. Their passion project has become a social enterprise.Integrated Marketing Producer at Fast CompanyExecutive Assistant at AWS ElementalThe Gender Studies Department is happy to welcome Sara Appel, an adjunct professor. Sara will be teaching GEND 200: Gender & Sexualities in the United States this spring, along with a section of Exploration & Discovery (CORE-107) which focuses on social class.See photos from the 2016 Berkson Award receptionWriter, organizer, educator an performance poet Walidah Imarisha discusses her latest book, the first to explore the connections between radical science fiction and movements for social change. In this collection, 20 science fiction writers draw on personal experience to envision a world without war, without prison, without injustice.Meet Ian Feis-Bryce BA ’11, a psychology major and criminal justice worker at Survivors Manchester.Meet Seraphie Allen ’15, an English major and an intern at McSweeny’s Publishing.Congratulations to graduating seniors Laura Houlberg, ENVS, and Gus Wolff, POLS, recipients of the 2014 Berkson Award in Gender Studies.Program Coordinator for Athena House, the Janus Youth ProgramColumbia University Mailman School of Public HealthRecipients of the 5th Annual Dorothy Berkson Writing Award in Gender Studies are:
Eline Leemans (SOAN) and Faolan Thompson (HIST).
Congratulations and well done!MSW grad studentWorking at a camp for future rockers might sound like the basis for a movie, but it’s just another day in the life for two young alumnae.With 30 events taking place over the course of three days, the Gender Studies Symposium seeks to inspire conversation about where gender may be headed in the future.Public Health grad studentCEO, Desert AIDS ProjectI am a feminist.Performance Artist / Author
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Past EventsNovember 13, 2020
Roundtable discussion: Pandemic Solidarity: Mutual Aid in the Covid-19 Crisis. Ray Warren Symposium2020
Friday, November 13
Roundtable discussion: Pandemic Solidarity: Mutual Aid in the Covid-19 Crisis
In early April 2020 a group of activists, writers, and scholars convened to conduct interviews about the unprecedented mutual aid efforts emerging simultaneously around the world as communities of all kinds were forced to rapidly confront the challenges posed by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. This transnational collaboration resulted in the formation of Colectiva Sembrar and the publication of a book in late June, Pandemic Solidarity, that includes over 100 interviews with individuals and collectives in over 17 countries and one autonomous territory, Rojava. This panel will bring together members of Colectiva Sembrar as well as some of the people interviewed in the book for a roundtable about solidarity, mutual aid, and social justice in the age of Covid-19.
Moderator: Magalí Rabasa, L&C assistant professor of Hispanic studies
Conversation featuring Hari Alluri, Timo Bartholl, Lais Gomes Duarte, Seyma Ozdemir, Magalí Rabasa, and Marina SitrinNovember 13, 2020
Friday, November 13
Race Across Disciplinary Boundaries: Student Research PresentationsNovember 12, 20204–5:30 p.m.
Black Diasporic Motherhood
This panel centers the daily lived experiences of Afro-descendent mothers and explores their methods of resistance and ways of forming while mothering in an anti-Black society. The discussion will examine how Black mothers prepare their children to live in a racialized state, how Black mothers of different ethnicities socialize their children, and how transnational kinship is formed between Black mothers of varied cultural backgrounds.November 11, 2020Wednesday, November 11
Keynote Event for Ray Warren Symposium
The stutter has run away from any government—
JJJJJerome Ellis, Afro-Cuban composer, performer, and writerNovember 11, 2020
Friday, November 13
Race Across Disciplinary Boundaries: Student Research PresentationsNovember 9, 2020
Friday, November 13
Race Across Disciplinary Boundaries: Student Research PresentationsNovember 6, 2020
Race Across Disciplinary Boundaries: Student Research PresentationsNovember 5, 2020We are accepting submissions for the 40th Annual Gender Studies Symposium!