The Gender Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary course of study that examines gender and sexuality from social, cultural, and biological perspectives. The program is founded on close collaboration between academic departments, enabling students and faculty to utilize the perspectives and methodologies of gender and women’s studies across traditional disciplines.
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Join us Wednesday, March 12, 7:30 PM Gorecki 204 --- CSB
Dr. Fouzia Saeed: Women Taking Charge for the Future of Pakistan
Dr. Fouzia Saeed is a brave social activist who has repeatedly raised issues when it was not acceptable to talk about them. She is a social scientist with a PhD from the University of Minnesota, and is the author of Taboo! The Hidden Culture of a Red Light Area," based on 8 years of field research among prostitutes in Pakistan. Sponsored by Global Awareness Lecture Series, the Center for Global Education, and Institute for Women's Leadership
SEE BELOW FOR ANOTHER EVENT! - Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 4:00-7:00PM
Panza Power!: A writing for performance workshop on body image (Participants are expected to remain for all three hours of the workshop)
panza (Spanish). [pahn - suh] n.: > the belly > a round belly > a paunch > the core > center of the body > center of life. If your panza could speak, what would it say? What could it tell us? This writing intensive workshop for performance is specifically designed for self-identified young women to focus on panza positive body image, for locating yourself and your own voice, and for writing stories from the depths of your tripas ([tree - pahs], guts/belly), the core of your being. This workshop will offer techniques to help you generate, write, and lift up into performance a short work regarding body image that captures some of the real life, higher than high DRAMA of your body's experiences. No acting or performance experience is necessary, however, a strong willingness to experiment with your voice and body in action through performance is needed.
- •· Comfortable attire - allows you to move freely
- •· Please bring a photograph of a family member, preferably older than you, preferably a woman (highly desired, but not imperative).
- •· Bring several pens and (a) lots of paper to write on, or (b) your own journal, or (c) a spiral notebook with room for writing. Please, no tiny journals (less than 5" X 7").
- Computers not suitable for writing during the workshop - pen and paper are best for this type of work.
Facilitated by Irma Mayorga, '88, artist/scholar, co-author of The Panza Monologues, Second Edition (UT Press, 2014) Assistant Professor of Theater, Dartmouth College
For more information: www.panzamonologues.com
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