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

After Prison, Then What? #NWUgenderstudies talk on challenges specific to incarcerated women

Dr. Sue Wortmann opens her Women and Crime class to campus Wednesday afternoon to help us learn about women in the justice system.

Who: Ruth Karlsson Released and Restored and guest
Topic: After Prison, Then What?
When and Where: October 28; Smith Curtis Room 142; 2:40-3:50
Issues addressed:
Meet Ruth Karlsson, founder and Executive Director of Release and Restored and learn about her non-profit organization’s role in enabling resilience after prison (and inside).
Hear a first-hand account of the experience of incarceration, resilience, and coping. (Ruth will bring a guest who is currently or formerly in the justice system).
Understand challenges that incarcerated women face in the system
Understand challenges that incarcerated women face upon re-entry
Understand incarcerated and released women’s’ methods of resilience and coping
Understand opportunities to work with Released and Restored.

Exemplary Teacher Sue Wortmann, professor of Women and Crime & Soc of Gender, noted for service

Pillar of the Gender Studies program and great friend of the GAP, Dr. Sue Wortmann has been recognized with the Exemplary Teacher award for her impressive service to NWU, including revising the Gender Studies curriculum, advising GAP coordinators, and helping the institution figure out Title IX. Her amazing service to the Lincoln community includes writing grants for the Asian Community and Cultural Center, teaching ELL through Lincoln Literacy, working with Fresh Start Home and with Released and Restored. Thanks to Sue for such vigorous and meaningful work! We are lucky to have you.

Exemplary Teacher Award for GEND/Soc prof

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, cgh@nebrwesleyan.edu

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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.

Filling the GAP: Consent and bystander training NWU 7 pm Callen

Thursday, April 30th at 7 pm in Callen the Gender Advocacy Place will be hosting speaker and educator Josh Jasper. The focus of this presentation will be two topics extremely important to people who live and work around college campuses: consent and bystander intervention training. This information and training is vital for creating a safer and more informed campus environment. Sexual assault is a devastating reality for many women and men on college campuses and this training hopes to give people the tools they need to begin to change this.

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 (http://stayaliveandfree.org/), 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.