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Current Events Calendar
Current Events for Fall 2012
Mark your calendar for these events:
September 4 -- Texas Secretary of State Esperanza Andrade. Come to the Central Library's 6th floor parlor to hear the Secretary's remarks, "Encouraging Youth Participation in Elections". The Secretary's visit to UT Arlington's campus begins at 12.30pm. A buffet lunch will be served afterwards. UTA Students may pick up their tickets (a limited supply) at the Women's & Gender Studies department, 223 University Hall. Be prepared to show your MavID for your ticket. This event is co-sponsored by the Women's & Gender Studies Program, League of Women Voters of Arlington, University of Texas at Arlington, and the UT Arlington Central Library.
September 7 -- Meet and Greet. Come to 205 University Hall, from 12n to 2pm, and welcome new faculty, greet old friends, and share laughter. Light refreshments offered.
October 2 -- Half the Sky Documentary Viewing. Showing at the Lone Star Auditorium, time TBA. Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn lend their voices to women and girls silenced across the world. All proceeds will go to The Circle of Sisterhood Foundation. Event co-sponsored by RVSP and the UTA Panhellenic Council. More details forthcoming.
October 11 -- 3rd Annual Human Trafficking Summit. Go to the Communities Foundation of Texas, 5500 Caruth Haven Lane, Dallas, Texas 75225. Conference begins with registration and coffee from 9am to 9.30am. Registration fee of $35.00 includes lunch. The Texas Human Trafficking Summit will bring together a variety of experts to explore the emerging issues of domestic minor human trafficking. The summit will provide a platform for discussion on several critical areas including safehouse core components, safe harbor legislation, policy recommendations, and innovative prevention and protection initiatives. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in discussion on each of these areas. Presenters include Senator Leticia Van de Putte, Sergeant Byron Fassett with the Dallas Police Department, Bill Bernstein and Laura DeMoss with Mosaic Family Services, Alan Schonborn with ACH Child and Family Services, Dr. Pat Davis with SMU Embrey Human Rights Program, and Irish Burch with Dallas Children's Advocacy Center. Event hosted by Dallas Women's Foundation.
October 17 -- Women, Voting, and Presidential Politics. From 12n to 1pm, in 108 University Hall. A panel discussion of the role of women and women's issues in the 2012 presidential campaign. Speakers include Dr. Rebecca Deen (Political Science), Dr. Stephanie Cole (History), and Tonya Presley (League of Women Voters). The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Victoria Ferrar-Myers (Political Science). Co-sponsored by the Women's & Gender Studies Program and the Department of Political Science. Free and open to the public.
October 18 -- Lunafest. Films by, about, and for women will be shown in the Lone Star Auditorium, at the MAC, starting 7pm. Online tickets may be purchased at http://www.lunafest.org/arlington1018. Tickets are 5 dollars for students, and 10 dollars for faculty, staff, and general public. Cash only for tickets purchased at the door. Preview the trailer!
October 24 -- TRANScending the Binary. From 6pm to 8pm, in 108 University Hall. A special screening of Diagnosing Difference, a documentary that will challenge your perspectives on how we define gender and gender identity in our world. Bring your questions and join a forum discussion led by an expert panel of students, community members and faculty. Co-hosted by Women's & Gender Studies Program and the UTA LGBTQA Program. This event is free and open to the public.
Current Events for Spring 2013
March is Women's History Month. Plan for our Mini-Conference (in conjunction with ACES), lectures, round-table discussion, and more.
February 4 -- "Solving the Bisexual Equation". Monday, February 4; 12noon. Location is the University Center's Concho room. The goal of the event is to better understand the bisexual equation. Pizza provided. Sponsored by the LGBTQA Program.
February 7 -- Safe Zone Ally Training. Thursday, February 7; 1pm to 4pm. Location is the University Center's Concho room. Register online with Counseling Services. Go to https://webapps.uta.edu/CounselingReg/seminar/listDet. Sponsored by the LGBTQA Program.
February 15 -- The Gender Wage Gap: A Teaching & Mentoring Workshop for Women's & Gender Studies Faculty. By invitation only. Lunch is 12.30-1.15pm; workshop is 1.15 - 3pm. Location is CPB 300 (conference room over the Planetarium). In Fall 2012, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) released a startling new study on the gender wage gap, demonstrating that within one year of graduation, college-educated women are already experiencing the financial pinch of the wage gap. (The report is available here: Gender Pay Gap. ) What are the implications for those of us who teach and mentor college students? How can we integrate this material into our courses? How can we best prepare our students to cope with these realities? And, how are these realities reflected in our own professional and financial lives? We will work through these questions together, and in consultation with a local AAUW representative.
February 28 -- Pink Ribbons, Inc. From 7pm to 9pm. Location is 108 University Hall. Come see the film documentary about the pink ribbon events that mark October as 'Breast Cancer Month'. Watch the trailer at Pink Ribbons, Inc. Sponsored by the Women's & Gender Studies Program and Dallas Women's Foundation.
March 1 -- Cultural Constructions Symposium. From 9am to 6pm, the Department of Modern Languages and Symposium participants will explore the theme of 21st Century Pedagogies. Location to be announced. Event is hosted by the Modern Languages Department and co-sponsored by Center for Mexican-American Studies, the Charles T. McDowell Center for Critical Languages and Area Studies, the Festival of Ideas Global Research Endowment, and the Women's & Gender Studies Program.
March 6 -- Women's History Month event: "Texas Women's Health: A Panel Discussion." Join us for a conversation with Ken Lambrecht, COO of Planned Parenthood Texas Region, and three prominent figures from the North Texas healthcare and public policy fields to discuss recent changes in health care legislation and provision in the state. From 12noon to 1pm. Location is UT Arlington Central Library, 6th floor parlor. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Women's & Gender Studies Program, Dallas Women's Foundation, and the Central Library.
March 20 -- Women's History Month event: "Hiv and Women: The Impact of Incarceration on Women and HIV." Dr. Becky White (University of North Carolina) is the guest lecturer. From 12noon to 1pm. Location is UT Arlington Central Library, 6th floor parlor. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Women's & Gender Studies Program, Dallas Women's Foundation, and the Central Library.
March 26 -- Women's History Month Event: Women's & Gender Studies Student Symposium. In conjunction with UTA's ACES Conference. Undergraduates and graduate students will present their original scholarship on women, gender, or related topics and be considered for the Women's & Gender Studies Student Excellence Awards. From 10am to 1pm. Location is UT Arlington Central Library, 6th floor parlor and atrium. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Women's & Gender Studies Program, Dallas Women's Foundation, and the Central Library.
March 28 -- "Redefining the Normal in Women's Health: The View from Evolutionary Medicine." Professor Emerita Wenda Trevathan (New Mexico State University), presents the 2013 Ben and Trudy Termini Distinguished Anthropologist Lecture. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
April 18 & 20 -- The Vagina Monologues. The popular play returns to UT Arlington! Thursday, April 18, 7pm, and Saturday, April 20, 8pm. Location is Architecture 204. This play contains strong language and is intended for mature audiences only. Purchase your tickets online at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6091450693 for $5, or pay $10 cash at the door. Proceeds will benefit The Women's Center of Tarrant County. Sponsored by the UTA Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Program and the Women's & Gender Studies Program.
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