We’re excited about our new more visible space in the Student Center, across the hall from the Joyce Michaelis office of Global Engagement. Just a few more days before we relocate and expand!
Wednesday, September 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Callen Conference Center
The Gender Advocacy Place and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion are bringing to campus Ryan Sallans to present “FTM: Scouting the Unknown.”
Sallans is a public speaker, diversity trainer, consultant, publisher and author specializing in health care, campus inclusion and workplace issues impacting the transgender community, as well as the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) community. After his appearance in the documentary Gender Rebel featured on MTV’s LOGO network in 2006, he began traveling to universities where he shares the story of his transition from female to male. His story is told with an intermixing of humor and intricate clinical details surrounding the transition process. Sallans’ presentation is an important opportunity as our campus community lifts up the core value of diversity this year.
Over 30 students signed up to volunteer with the Gender Advocacy Place at NWU’s student organization fair. Co-coordinators are planning an exciting semester beginning with a VIP visit from an old friend of Wesleyan next Wednesday, 7pm, Callen. Who will next week’s special guest be? Here’s a hint: Scout.
Read former Gender Studies blogger, current Nebraska Appleseed advocate Becca Brune’s important post about the Sexual Abuse to Prison pipeline.
You read it here first. Now the Lincoln Journal-Star picked up the story from Associated Press photo of Dr. Spilker outside the Supreme Court when the marriage equality decision was announced. The Gender Studies blog shared the news last week, and we’re glad it now has a wider audience.
Kaitlin Beck and Dr. John Spilker, Professor of Music and Gender Studies, received a Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant that took them to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC. The Supreme Court is a 10-minute walk from their research site, so there they stood when the Supremes made history and announced marriage equality for all this morning. Spilker commented that “the energy was so beautiful: you could feel courage, compassion, and connection in the air.”