#WhyIMarch #NWU Gender Studies presentations Wed a.m. SC 242

Check out the Perspectives in Gender presentations tomorrow morning 9-10:30 am, Smith-Curtis 242.


NWU marches on DC

Why Preferred Pronouns?

MBLGTAC Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally Conference

Recovering Identity – addiction and sexuality


Gender Studies presentations


Ecofeminist exchange – knowledge, clothing

GAP coordinators created and facilitated an Ecofeminist exchange of knowledge and clothing, educating students on connections between domination of the environment and domination of women, providing treats by women-owned Goldenrod Pastries, and offering used clothing for $3 donations to Fresh Start Home. Impressive work, Gender Advocacy Place!

Abla Hasan, Arpita Ghatak, Dave Gottschalk to present “Perspectives on Feminism” TH 7 pm Olin A

Gender Advocacy Place hosts its week of feminism with tonight’s “How to be a Feminist Activist” workshop and Thursday night’s panel on feminisms.

One of our speakers, Arabic language professor Abla Hasan, was interviewed in the Lincoln Journal Star for her reaction to Governor Ricketts’ position on Syrian refugees. Other speakers hail from as close as Omaha and as far as Bengal, India. Thursday promises a fascinating conversation.

Syrian voices in Lincoln

A Major Event: Why Major in Gender Studies? Come find out Wed., Oct. 14, 7:30 #nwugenderstudies

Is sexuality about romantic love—or is it biology?

How does a boy become a man? What does it mean to be a woman? How many possibilities are there?

Where do our ideas about gender come from, anyway?

Why study gender?

  • Explore some of today’s most culturally relevant scholarship
  • Reflect on connections between your experience and theory
  • Take classes in music, religion, film, and psychology
  • Develop critical thinking, writing and research skills
  • Get professional practice in a local organization
  • Go out into the community and be a change agent

Internship opportunities may include:

  • Empowering young women through YWCA
  • Teaching yoga to girls at Lancaster County Youth Services Center
  • Creating programming at NWU’s Gender Advocacy Place
  • Teaching English to Middle Eastern refugees at Middle East/North Africa Hope

Questions? Contact the Program Director, Gerise Herndon,

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One of the primary lenses through which humans see and experience the world, gender is a central organizing principle in many cultures.  Gender plays a part in everything from our most individual health concerns to the broadest international political debates. While most prominent voices in medicine, music, economics, art, history, psychology, literature, and sociology have been men’s until about a century ago, women’s voices and experiences have emerged to reshape the story of humanity. Gender studies helps us understand how and why US women’s roles have changed dramatically over the past 50 years while expectations of masculinity have remained mostly the same.  The field can also inform us about how other countries have surpassed the US when it comes to certain measures of health and human rights, and NWU students can see intersections with other students. Men have a gender, too, and men also experience oppression. Gender Studies serves to educate all students: female, male, lesbian, gay, trans, or wherever students might find themselves on the continuum. We can all benefit from examining our assumptions about sexualities, gender roles and expectations. Gender studies attends to differences  besides gender: love, sexual orientation, age, ethnic heritage, ability, class, and nationality among them. By paying attention to many layers of identity and power, gender studies complicates explanations that rely on a single story.

Ryan Sallans to Present “FTM: Scouting the Unknown” presented by GAP, Office of Diversity, Inclusion

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.

How to Improve Outcomes for Black Males, NWU, TH 7pm Callen

Thursday, April 2, 7:00 pm in the Nebraska Wesleyan University Callen Conference Center

Dr. Joseph Marshall, Jr. is an author, lecturer, radio talk show host, and community activist. He is the founder of Alive & Free (, an international violence prevention organization headquartered in San Francisco, CA. His worked has impacted the lives of more than 10,000 youth since 1987.

This event is co-Sponsored by the NWU Action Council, Gender Studies, and Gender Advocacy Place.

Being Transgender in Nebraska: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 4-5:30

Ryan Sallans The Gender Advocacy Place is pleased to welcome Ryan Sallans, who will present “Being Transgender in Nebraska,” Wednesday, Dec. 11, 4:00-5:30, in Callen Conference Center, Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Ryan is a national speaker, diversity trainer, consultant, and author who will speak about his transition from female to male and how to help foster a transgender-friendly community.

Hi Everyone!

Please consider attending Dr. Alice Kang’s lecture, this Friday, April 6th at 3 pm in Callen!

Here’s some info:

“Mobilizing for Women’s Rights in Africa”
Dr. Alice Kang, Political Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Friday, April 6, 3 p.m., Callen Conference Center
Sponsored by MOSAIC, Global Studies, Gender Studies and Women¹s Commission
(treats provided)

Info from Alice’s website:
“Instead of seeing Africa as weak or ungoverned, I am interested in the diverse and dynamic realities under which African women and men seek to improve their lives. I am writing a book manuscript on how and why African governments respond to (competing) religious and women’s demands to safeguard women’s rights.”

This Forum lecture might also be of interest:

Thursday, April 12, 1 p.m. Olin B Lecture Hall
“Carnal Knowledge: The Intersection of Sexuality, Politics and Culture”
JoAnn Wypijewski, former senior editor, The Nation