April 17, 1994

13th Annual Gender Studies Symposium

Inciting Visions
March 17-20, 1994

All symposium events are free and open to the public. All events are held in Templeton Student Center or the Black Box in Fir Acres Theatre.

Art Exhibit (on display throughout the symposium). Stamm

Contemporary Visions. Collages by the Sisters of the Road Cafe, beadwork, painting, quilts, drawing, photography, multimedia presentations, a sculpture entitled “Toxic Waste Woman” – all will be featured in this year’s Gender Symposium Art Show. This wide range of works in diverse media displays the creativity of members of the Lewis & Clark campus, the wider community of Portland, and other areas of the Northwest. Many speak to current issues of common concern: the environmental crisis, AIDS, violence against women, threats to the traditions of indigenous people. Others celebrate individual and collective achievements and community life. All challenge us to look in new ways. On display in Stamm throughout the symposium. Faculty curator Joanne Mulcahy, student curator: Co-Chair Brooke Noli.

Sunday, April 17, 1994

3:30-4:30 P.M., Council Chamber
Performance/Lecture: The Impulse to Soar: Music By, For, and About Women.
Jim Dalton and Maggi Smith-Dalton, Moscow, Idaho.

5:00 P.M., Stamm Dining Room.
Buffet Dinner, Art Exhibit and Reception for symposium participants.

7:30 P.M. Agnes Flanagan Chapel. Reception to follow in Stamm.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: bell hooks, feminist theorist, author, and activist. “Feminist Movement: New Directions.”

Monday, April 18

8:30-10:00 A.M., Council Chamber
Panel: Gender and Popular Culture.

8:30-10:00 A.M., Thayer
Workshop: Communication Techniques to Diffuse Sexual Harrassment Situations.

8:30-10:00 A.M., Stamm
Panel: Birth, Nurture and Narrative..

10:15-11:45, Council Chamber
Panel: Gender Masquerade.

10:15-11:45, Stamm
Talking Culture: Race, Gender, and Representation–A conversation with bell hooks.

Noon-1:00 P.M., Stamm
Shared Readings. Sponsored by Synergia.

Noon-1:00 P.M., Black Box, Fir Acres Theatre.
Theatrical Performances: Andre’s Mother and Mea Culpa.

1:15-2:45 P.M., Council Chamber
Panel: Somewhere Between Victimization and Power: Dialogue on Feminist Sexual Politics.

1:15-2:45 P.M., Thayer
Panel: Relocations: Asserting the Woman in Nineteenth Century Women.

1:15-2:45 P.M., Stamm
Roundtable Discussion: Oregon’s Political Climate: Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual College Groups Respond.

300-4:30 P.M., Council Chamber
Panel: Of Politics and Culture: Female Genital Mutilation.

300-4:30 P.M., Thayer
Panel: Who Speaks for the Women of Oregon? Deconstructing Representation in Public Dialogue: Issues of Inclusion, Issues of Bias, Issues of Privilege.

300-4:30 P.M., Stamm
Workshop: Searching for the Past: Uncovering Women’s History.

4:45-6:00 P.M., Council Chamber
Visitint Fulbright Scholars.

4:45-6:15 P.M., Black Box, Fir Acres Theatre
Performance: Dance–the Body in Relation.

The New Angry Warriors.
7:30 p.m., Council Chamber,
Reception to follow in Foyer
Sherman Alexie,
author of The Long Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.

Tuesday, April 19

8-8:30 A.M., Council Chamber
Panel: Cracking the Canon.

8:30-10 A.M., Thayer
Panel: Our Mothers, Our Bodies, Ourselves.

8:30-10 A.M., Stamm
Panel: Homelessness and Sexual Alienation.

10:15-11:45 A.M., Council Chamber
Panel: Women’s Health Care, Women’s Welfare.

10:15-11:45 A.M., Thayer
Panel: International Women’s Issues.

10:15-11:45 A.M., Stamm
Informal Conversation with Sherman Alexie.

Noon-1:00 P.M., Stamm
Shared Readings: Sponsored by Women’s Writing Circle.

1:15-2:45 P.M.,Thayer
Panel: Gender and Japanese Identity.

1:15-2:45 P.M., Stamm
Workshop: Surviving in the Arts. Conducted by Alison Hawthorne Deming, winner of the Academy of American Poets 1993 Walt Whitman Award.

3:00-4:30 P.M., Council Chamber
Readings: Annie Dawid, Kim Stafford, Elizabeth Beverly.

3:00-4:30 P.M., Thayer
Panel: Arresting the Resisting Reader: Old W(h)ine in New Bottles.

3:00-4:30 P.M., Stamm
Panel: Religion and Gender.

4:45-6 P.M., Council Chamber
Invited Address: Everyday Interactions Between Chicana Private Household Workers and Employers. Mary Romero, author of Maid in the U.S.A.

5-6:30 P.M., Black Box, Fir Acres Theatre
Theatrical Performances: Andre’s Mother and Poetry in Motion.

Global Matters: When My “Esoteric Interest” in Yugoslav Feminism Came Into the Spotlight.
7:30 p.m., Council Chamber, Reception to follow in foyer.
Jill Benderly,
journalist and editor.

10:00 P.M., Parking circle, lower campus.
Dance: Shehe Heshe.

Wednesday, April 20

8:30-10 A.M., Council Chamber
Panel: Images of Gender and Family in Popular Culture.

8:30-10 A.M., Thayer
Panel: Feminine Power in Literature.

8:30-10 A.M., Stamm
Panel: Adolescence in the ’90s: Young Women Confronting Sexism.

10:15-11:45 A.M., Council Chamber
Panel: Gender, Race, and Culture in Early 20th-Century America.

10:15-11:45 A.M., Thayer
Panel: The Myth of Man the Hunter, Woman the Gatherer.

10:15-11:45 A.M., Stamm
Panel: What Will Change? Issues in Transition from a Single-Sex to a Coeducational School.

Noon-1:00 P.M., Stamm
Shared Readings: Sponsored by Women’s Writing Circle.

1:15-2:45 P.M., Council Chamber
Roundtable Discussion: Contemporary Contentions and the Future of Sexual Harassment Policy..

1:15-2:45 P.M., Thayer
Panel: Women in Europe, Past and Present.

1:15-2:45 P.M., Stamm
Panel: What’s Constructing Gender?

3-4 P.M., Council Chamber
Poetry Reading: Alison Hawthorne Deming.

For Additional Information:

Gender Studies Program
Lewis & Clark College
0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97219
Phone: 503/768-7381 or 768-7446

email: maveety@lclark.edu

Sponsors: Associated Students of Lewis & Clark, Lewis & Clark’s Gender Studies Program, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Lewis & Clark College adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy with respect to employment, enrollment, and program. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, or marital status and has a firm commitment to promote the letter and the spirit of all equal opportunity and civil rights laws.