Schedule of Events
Campus and Community Resource Fair
Thursday, August 29
Find our table at the Resource Fair! We look forward to talking with you. You can pick up a Fall program brochure, sign up for our weekly e-newsletter, and more.
Film Screening: Maiden
40 West High Street
Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, putting everything on the line to ensure the team made it to the start line. Although blessed with tremendous self-belief, Tracy was also beset by crippling doubts and was only able to make it through with the support of her remarkable crew. With their help, she went on to shock the sports world and prove that women are very much the equal of men. Cosponsored by the WGRC; Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and Athletics.
Fall 2019 Faculty Research Lunches
Join us and learn about exciting research by Dickinson faculty and staff, followed by time for Q&A. Lunch is provided; please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch is available at noon and we would encourage you to arrive then to visit with the WGSS community. The program will begin at 12:15 p.m. Cosponsored by the WGRC and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
- Thursday, September 19 – Katie Heard (Political Science; Law and Policy Studies)
- Thursday, October 24 – Jerry Philogene (American Studies)
- Thursday, November 21 – Vincent Stephens (Popel Shaw Center for Race and Ethnicity; Music)
Latina Discussion Group
Landis House Living Room
Tuesday, September 10
Tuesday, October 1
Tuesday, November 5
Tuesday, December 3
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. Use your keycard to access the building. Please contact Donna Bickford or Shantel Hernandez with any questions.
Clarke Forum Fall Faculty Seminar Masculinities Series
- Thursday, September 12: Robyn Spencer, Black Power, Gender and the Black Panther Party
In the long 1960s, African Americans sought to redefine black manhood and womanhood in the face of feminist social movements, radical political change and anti-colonial global upheavals. The Black Panther Party’s gender politics provides an evocative case study for Robyn Spencer (Lehman College, City University of New York) to analyze the potential and limitations of challenging sexism and misogyny in the Black Power movement. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation. This program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and a Civic Learning and Engagement Initiative Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and co-sponsored by the Women’s & Gender Resource Center, the Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity, and the departments of American studies and women’s, gender & sexuality studies. It is part of the Clarke Forum’s semester theme, Masculinities.
- Thursday, October 3: Carlos Andres Gomez, Reimagining Modern Manhood.
Carlos Andres Gomez is a Colombian American poet, actor and author of Hijito and the memoir Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood. Through storytelling, audience engagement and poetry, Gomez shares his journey of growing up as a sensitive boy forced to navigate toxic machismo and restrictive gender stereotypes. This program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and a Civic Learning and Engagement Initiative Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and co-sponsored by the Division of Student Life, the department of English, the Women’s & Gender Resource Center, and the Wellness Center. It is part of the Clarke Forum’s semester theme, Masculinities.
- Tuesday, October 15: Thomas Page McBee, Am I a Real Man? Questioning Masculinity with a Beginner’s Mind.
Thomas Page McBee, award-winning author of Man Alive and Amateur and the first trans man to box in Madison Square Garden, shares what "masculinity" means -- and what it definitely doesn't. This program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and a Civic Learning and Engagement Initiative Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and co-sponsored by the Women’s & Gender Resource Center and the departments of English and philosophy. It is part of the Clarke Forum’s semester theme, Masculinities.
- Wednesday, October 30: Bryant Alexander, Queer Intersectionalities: The Communicative Dimensions of Race, Masculinity and Sexuality
Professor Bryant Alexander (Loyola Marymount University) will use critical autoethnography as a mode of examining the queer intersectionalities of race, masculinity and sexuality as a positionality of power. A book sale and signing will follow the presentation. This program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and a Civic Learning and Engagement Initiative Grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and co-sponsored by the Division of Student Life, the departments of English, American studies, psychology, and women’s, gender & sexuality studies, the Women’s & Gender Resource Center, the Office of LGBTQ Services, the Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity, and the Office of the Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Inclusivity. It is also part of the Clarke Forum’s semester theme, Masculinities.
Film Screening: Chavela
Monday, September 16
Through its lyrical structure, Chavela takes viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas. Centered around never before-seen interview footage of Chavela shot 20 years before her death in 2012, and guided by the stories in Chavela’s songs, and the myths and tales others have told about her – as well as those she spread about herself – the film weaves an arresting portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, sing, and dream her unique life into being. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of LGBTQ Services; the Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity; the Women’s & Gender Resource Center; the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Department; and the Sociology Department. A Latinx Heritage Month Program.
Campus Inclusion Week
Campus Inclusion Week aims to inspire the entire Dickinson community to commit to making Dickinson more inclusive through seeking educational material, supporting campus programs, participating in training opportunities, and learning more about campus inclusion resources. Co-sponsored by Alumni Relations, BERT, CGSE, CSSJ, Asbell Center for Jewish Life, HR, Institutional Effectiveness & Inclusivity, LGBTQ Services, President’s Commission on Inclusivity, PSC, SAAC, Trout Gallery, Waidner-Spahr Library & WGRC.
Storytelling, Emotion Culture, and Performative Citizenship: Authorizing Activism by Undocumented Immigrants
Kathryn Abrams, Berkeley Law, University of California
Thursday, September 26
How have a group of immigrants who lack formal legal status, and have been targeted by anti-immigrant enforcement in their state, developed the sense of authorization necessary to become outspoken and effective activists? This lecture, which draws on four years of observation and interviews with undocumented activists in Phoenix, Arizona, will explore three practices that have helped to form this new social movement. This program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the Women’s & Gender Resource Center, the departments of philosophy and political science, the Program in Policy Studies and the Churchill Fund. It is part of the Clarke Forum’s Leadership in an Age of Uncertainty Series.
More than Words: LGBTQ language
Monday, October 7
Allison Community Room
What is the difference between transgender and transsexual? Why do gender pronouns matter? What’s the difference between bisexual and pansexual? October’s More than Words program will offer a range of engaging activities focused on exploring contemporary understandings of LGBTQ+ identities with an emphasis on controversies around language. Light refreshments and beverages will be served.
More than Words is an opportunity for Dickinson community members to converse with each other in an open, welcoming, and educational space about the way we communicate with each other on campus. Students please pre-register on EngageD by Monday, September 30. This program fulfills the first-year diversity & inclusion requirement. Faculty & Staff please pre- register on Totara by Monday, September 30. Co-sponsored by the Bias Education and Response Team, LGBTQ Services, the Popel Shaw Center for Race and Ethnicity & the Women’ s and Gender Resource Center.
The Unapologetic Street Series
Thursday, October 10
Johanna Toruño, a queer Salvadoran-born artist, is the creator of The Unapologetic Street Series, which concentrates on the importance of highlighting queer folks of color through public art and the importance of public space. Toruño will discuss this unique project, and connections between identity, activism and art. This program fulfills the first-year diversity & inclusion requirement. Hosted by the Women’s and Gender Resource Center and cosponsored by the Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity; the Office of LGBTQ Services; Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Spanish and Portuguese; Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies; American Studies; and Art and Art History. A Latinx Heritage Month Program.
Out on Britton
Friday, October 11
The WGRC will be tabling at the annual Out on Britton Plaza event celebrating National Coming Out month. Hosted by the Office of LGBTQ Services.
Conversation & Reading with Laura Kamoie ’92
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Stern Great Room.
Join Dickinson alumna Laura Croghan Kamoie '92, New York Times bestselling author of the novels America's First Daughter and My Dear Hamilton, for a conversation about her compelling and timely new novel, Ribbons of Scarlet, which offers a fascinating portrayal of seven real-life women who started and fought in the French Revolution--and changed the world. Ribbons of Scarlet is a timely story of the power of women to start a revolution—and change the world. In late 18th-century France, women did not have a place in politics. But as the tide of revolution rose, women from gilded salons to the streets of Paris decided otherwise—upending a world order that had long oppressed them. Hosted by Alumni Relations and cosponsored by the WGRC. A reception and book signing will follow the reading. Please register by Monday, Oct 14.
Wednesday, October 23
Join Justice is Served and the Women's and Gender Resource Center for a screening of this Oscar-winning film, followed by a discussion of LGBTQ History Month and civic action.
Film Screening: The Bystander Moment
Monday, October 28
The #MeToo movement is shining much-needed light on the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and abuse and has created unprecedented demand for gender violence prevention models that actually work. The Bystander Moment tells the story of one of the most prominent and proven of these models – the innovative bystander approach developed by activist and writer Jackson Katz and his colleagues. In a riveting analysis illustrated with archival footage and clips from news, sports, and entertainment media, Katz explores the role of bystanders—especially friends, teammates, classmates, and co-workers—in perpetuating sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other forms of gender violence. The film stresses the crucial importance of appealing to people not as potential perpetrators or passive spectators, but as active bystanders and potential leaders who have a positive role to play in challenging and changing the sexist cultural norms that too often lead to gender violence. [Description from Media Education Foundation website.] Post-screening discussion facilitated by Healthy Masculinities Initiative Coordinator Jason Brode. Light refreshments served. Cosponsored by the WGRC, Title IX Office, Athletics and the Healthy Masculinities Initiative.
Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop
Monday, November 11
4:30- 6:30 p.m.
Negotiate your highest possible salary and help close the wage gap! The AAUW's Start Smart Salary workshop will help you to:
- 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
This workshop is open to all students! Registration is required by November 4 for attendance and attendees are expected to stay for the entire workshop. Sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Resource Center, Center for Advising, Internships and Lifelong Career Development, Student Life and Campus Engagement, and the Dickinson College AAUW chapter.
Film Screening: All We’ve Got
Thursday, November 14
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
All We’ve Got is a personal exploration of LGBTQI women’s communities, cultures, and social justice work through the lens of the physical spaces they create, from bars to bookstores to arts and political hubs. Light refreshments will be provided, and a post-screening discussion will be facilitated by Prof. Jessica Vooris. Cosponsored by the Women’s and Gender Resource Center, the Office of LGBTQ Services, and the Waidner-Spahr Library.
Landis Listens: Discovering Your School Spirit
Monday, November 18
Do you have "school spirit"? Are you enthusiastic about Dickinson's current direction? Could you see yourself returning to campus as an alum? Why or why not? This dialogue offers students a unique opportunity to reflect on their experiences at Dickinson, assess their current and future relationship to Dickinson, and listen to a variety of perspectives. Please register on EngageD by Sunday, November 17. Spots are limited. Dinner will be served. Sponsored by the Office of Equity and Inclusivity and Institutional Effectiveness and Inclusivity. Hosted by the Popel Shaw Center for Race and Ethnicity and the Women's and Gender Resource Center.
See our Spring 2019 Event schedule here.