Schedule of Events
Faculty Research Lunches
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Join us and learn about exciting research by Dickinson Faculty and Staff in an informal setting. Lunch is provided and RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org is requested.
Thursday, February 16: Sheela Jane Menon, Department of English
- Thursday, March 23: Kimberly McNair, Department of Africana Studies
- NOTE NEW DATE: Wednesday, April 12: Ellen Gray, Department of Music. NEW LOCATION: Denny 212.
Cosponsored by the WGRC and the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department.
Dickinson Latina Discussion Group
Landis House Living Room
Tuesday, February 7: 5:30-6:45 pm
Tuesday, March 7: 6:00-7:30 pm
Tuesday, April 11: 6:00-7:30 pm
Please join us for conversation and community. In partnership with student facilitators, the WGRC hosts a monthly Latina discussion group at Landis House. All Latina students are welcome to this space to share thoughts and experiences. Food will be provided. Please contact Donna Bickford or Jacquie Amezcua with any questions.
The Mask You Live In
Thursday, February 9
This documentary premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and explores how America’s narrow definition of masculinity is harming boys, men, and society at large, and what we can do about it. Cosponsored by the WGRC, the Popel Shaw Center for Race and Ethnicity, and the Prevention, Education & Advocacy Center.
Love Your Body Week
Monday, February 20
Come kick off Love Your Body week with a variety of campus organizations and celebrate with music, food, fun, and performances from student groups on campus.”
Yoga for Every Body
Tuesday, February 21
Dance Studio, HUB
Our exceptional, local yoga instructor Michele Landis, owner of Simply Well Yoga, will conduct a yoga class for everyone--all levels, all bodies, all ages. Mats are provided or bring your own!
Tuesday, February 21
Allison Community Room
Join us for an inclusive and affirming discussion about bodily experience and understanding through the lens of feminist, queer, and trans perspectives.
Tuesday, February 21
Back by popular demand, this program will review pleasurable sex practices including safe sex, consent, use of toys and much more. Featuring Romance Enhancement Specialist Linda MacDonald.
Dickinson Rising: Live at the Library
Wednesday, February 22
Waidner-Spahr Library Lobby
A multi-arts event as part of the global One Billion Rising revolution in solidarity against the exploitation of women.
Let’s Eat Dinner
Thursday, February 23
Join us for dinner before Sonya Renee Taylor's Love Your Body Week keynote. RSVP required: http://evite.me/U2YDFDcxcd
Your Body is Not an Apology
Keynote Speaker: Sonya Renee Taylor
This performance by author/poet Sonya Renee Taylor uses popular education, performance poetry and media examples to introduce the concepts of body terrorism and radical self-love.
CANCELLED: "Fat Chance: The Line Between Health and Shame is Becoming Increasingly Thin" with Prof. Amy Farrell
Friday, February 24
Prof. Farrell will facilitate a discussion of her article, “Fat Chance: The Line Between Health and Shame is Becoming Increasingly Thin.” We ask you to read the short article before the discussion; please feel free to bring your lunch..
RESCHEDULED: 10 Tools for Radical Self Love: A Workshop with Sonya Renee Taylor
(Dickinson Community only. RSVP to email@example.com required)
Friday, February 24
Can you re-imagine a relationship with your body and your life that is not adversarial? In this two-hour workshop, get practical tools and a step by step action plan that can dramatically shift your relationship with your body from enemy to gorgeous partner in creating your most unapologetic life of radical self-love! Food will be provided.
Love Your Body Week cosponsors include: Women's and Gender Resource Center; Clarke Forum; Psychology Club; PALS; Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Psychology Department; Office of LGBTQ Services; Popel Shaw Center for Race and Ethnicity; President’s Commission on Women, Gender, and Sexuality; The Wellness Center; Waidner-Spahr Library; Department of Theatre & Dance; and Psi Chi.
February 27-March 4
Women in Leadership: Passing the Torch
Keynote by Kathy Ryan
Monday, February 27
Kathy Ryan ’84 is the owner of Pinnacle Coaching Group LLC, which she founded after a twenty-plus year career in corporate Human Resources. She is also the author of If You Have to Say the Words: An Integrity-Based Approach for Tackling Tough Conversations and Maximizing Performance. Ryan will discuss her experiences as a leader, changes she has seen throughout her career and thoughts about what you can expect as you join the workforce. Cosponsored by the WGRC, Student Leadership and Campus Engagement, and the Department of International Business and Management.
A Clarke Forum event: Muslim Women and the Freedom to Choose
Dr. Lila Abu-Lughod, Columbia University
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
What can we learn from public debates about Muslim women that hinge on a right – the “right to choose freely”- that has been enshrined in international feminist conventions and that animates the popular American imagination about such practices as veiling and arranged marriage? Anthropologist Abu-Lughod will examine the everyday lives of young women in one Egyptian village to open up new ways of thinking about choice and to expose the politics of common fantasies about this right. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation. This event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and the Morgan Lecture Fund. It is also part of the Clarke Forum’s Leadership in an Age of Uncertainty Series.
Non-Profit Leadership: Lessons from the Community
Wednesday, March 1
Stern Great Room
Local non-profit leaders Robin Scaer (Executive Director, YWCA Carlisle), Elaine Livas (Founder and former Executive Director, Project SHARE of Carlisle), Trinette Ream (Social Services Director, The Salvation Army), and Safronia Perry (Assistant Executive Director, Hope Station) will discuss their organizations and their experiences as leaders of local non-profits. Snacks will be provided. Cosponsored by the Center for Service, Spirituality and Social Justice.
Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop
Thursday, March 2
Negotiate your highest possible salary and help close the wage gap. The American Association of University Women’s Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop empowers women with the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate their salary and benefits packages:
- Learn what the wage gap means to you
- Determine your target salary & benefits
- Develop a personal budget to determine your minimum acceptable salary
- Practice salary negotiation skill-building exercises
Register in Handshake through Gateway by February 24. Registration is required for attendance and attendees are expected to stay for the entire workshop. Open to all students. Snacks will be provided. Hosted by the Women’s and Gender Resource Center and cosponsored by the Career Center, the Office of Financial Aid and the Dickinson College AAUW chapter.
Dickinson’s Annual Women’s Retreat: Know Your Strengths
Friday evening, March 3 – Saturday evening, March 4
All woman-identified and gender non-conforming students, faculty, staff, and administrators are welcome. The theme for this year’s retreat is Know Your Strengths. Please join us for conversation and community-building. Programming includes a farm activity, artistic expression, writing, reflection, movement, and Farm Pizza. All woman-identified and gender nonconforming students, faculty, staff, and administrators are welcome. Students are asked to commit to the full retreat; faculty and staff may choose any or all of the retreat to attend. All meals provided. Transportation is available. Please complete the online registration form at the WGRC’s OrgSync page or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org by February 23.
International Student Panel
Celebrating International Women's Day
Wednesday, March 8
Stern Great Room
Come and hear from Dickinson's international students about gender issues in Brazil, China, India, Italy, Spain, and Tunisia. Appetizers will be provided. Cosponsored by the WGRC and Center for Global Study & Engagement.
Black Girl Third Space: Standing Upright in the Crooked Room
written and performed by Brittany Barker (’15)
Saturday, March 25
In this one-woman show, Barker uses autobiographical verse to describe black women’s struggle to forge an authentic identity in the face of racism and sexism. Co-sponsored by the Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity, Creative Writing, Theatre & Dance, and the WGRC. Learn more about Barker and her creative process here: https://www.dickinson.edu/news/article/2315/one_woman_many_voices.
Take Back the Night Teach-In
Thursday, April 6
Film Screening: Sold
Monday, April 10
This feature film is an adaptation of the globally acclaimed novel by Patricia McCormick and based on true stories of survivors of international sex trafficking. Cosponsored by the WGRC and the Prevention, Education & Advocacy Center
Take Back the Night
Wednesday, April 12
Senior community recognition ceremony
Tuesday, April 18
Stern Great Room
Cosponsored by the Popel Shaw Center for Race and Ethnicity, the Center for Global Study & Engagement, the Center for Service, Spirituality and Social Justice, and the WGRC.
See our Fall 2016 event schedule here.