Schedule of Events

Note: The Office of Equity and Inclusivity (Asbell Center, Center for Spirituality and Social Justice, Office of LGBTQ Services, Popel Shaw Center for Race and Ethnicity, and the Women's and Gender Resource Center) has selected a programming theme for the 2021-2022 academic year: Criminal (In)Justice. Watch for specially designated programming on this topic.

Spring 2022 Faculty Research Lunches
12:00-1:00 p.m
Join us and learn about exciting research by Dickinson faculty and staff, followed by time for Q&A. Lunch is provided. Cosponsored by the WGRC and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

  • Thursday, February 24, Prof. Lynn Johnson (Africana Studies), Althouse 207
  • Thursday, April 14, Prof. Ebru Kongar (Economics), Stern 102

February 7-11
(watch for additional programs!)

LYBW Kickoff Soiree
Monday, February 7
7:00-8:30 p.m.
HUB Social Hall C/W

The Kick-Off Soirée is a celebration to inaugurate LYBW 2022. Various clubs and organizations will be gathered to promote and engage in body positive activities and performances and share information about LYBW events. Tables featuring a range of activities will be available and attendees will be able to move freely between groups and activities promoting messages aligned with Love Your Body Week. Organized by Psychology Club/Psi Chi.

Loving Our Queer and Trans Bodies
Tuesday, February 8
Noon-1:00 p.m.
Landis House Living Room

A discussion event for queer and trans people to come together and celebrate the diversity of our bodies. We will be exploring the many ways trans and queer people connect with their bodies through guided discussion and exercises. Our focus will be on building positive consensus and personal experience of our bodies and representation. Organized by the Office of LGBTQ Services.

LYBW Keynote: Boys, Biceps, and Body Image
Tuesday, February 8
7:00-8:30 p.m.

Eating disorders are under-recognized and under-researched in boys and men. In this presentation, Prof. Jason Nagata (UC-San Francisco) will review state-of-the-art research on gender differences in the presentation of eating disorders in adolescents and young adults. In particular, he will highlight characteristics of muscle-enhancing behaviors and disordered eating behaviors in adolescent boys and young men. He will present two case examples, discuss the epidemiology of muscle-enhancing and disordered eating behaviors in the US, identify medical complications of eating disorders in boys and men, discuss current treatment guidelines, and identify future areas of research. Sponsored by the Clarke Forum and cosponsored by the WGRC and the departments of psychology and women’s, gender & sexuality studies.

  • Let's Eat Reception
    Immediately following the Keynote Lecture.
    HUB Social Hall

    The Psychology Club/Psi Chi invites you to a reception where we can come togehter to informally discuss topics related to LYBW and the keynote lecture. Food will be provided. Sponsored by the Psychology Club/Psi Chi and the Psychology Department.

DTG Open Class
Tuesday, February 8  
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Social Hall West
This class will be led by DTG and will include stretching, strengthening, and connecting through movement in an inclusive and welcoming environment! No dance experience necessary. Organized by Dance Theatre Group.

Decolonizing Yoga Workshop
Wednesday, February 9
5:00-6:00 p.m.
The Office of LGBTQ Services invites you to engage in a humbling discussion about the origins of yoga and its subsequent gentrification, and commodification, and how to decolonize the practice. Shasita Paudel (Pride Coordinator, Office of LGBTQ Services) will be leading us in a short yoga session following our discussion. This event asks us to acknowledge and respect the history and religious significance of yoga while providing a way for folks to take care of their body in today's highly sedentary world! Find the Zoom link on EngageD.

Happy Body Hour
Thursday, February 10
5:00-6:30 p.m.
The Site Dance Studio, 25-27 W High
Led by Professor Erin Crawley-Woods, our Happy Body Hour will incorporate Thai Bodywork and a variety of self-care techniques. Come in comfortable clothing and ready to relax. Organized by Dance Theatre Group.

Love at Landis
Friday, February 11
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Landis House (Office of Equity and Inclusivity)

Come hang out at Landis to enjoy delicious food and crafting activities. 


Varsity Athletics:

  • Men’s Basketball against Gettysburg
    Tuesday, February 7
    7:00 p.m.
  • Women’s Basketball against Muhlenberg
    Thursday, February 10
    7:00 p.m.
  • Men’s and Women’s Squash against Denison
    Friday, February 11
    5:45 p.m.


Vice Patrol: Revisiting the Policing of Gay Life Before Stonewall
(rescheduled from fall semester)
Thursday, February 17
7:00 p.m.

In the mid-twentieth century, gay life flourished in American cities even as the state repression of queer communities reached its peak. Prof. Anna Lvovsky (Harvard Law School) examines the tactics used to criminalize and suppress gay life from the 1930s through the 1960s, and the often-surprising debates those campaigns inspired in court—debates over not just the law’s treatment of queer people, but also the limits of ethical policing, the authority of experts, and the nature of sexual difference itself. This program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the Office of LGBTQ Services, the Women's and Gender Resource Center, the Department of American Studies and the Law & Policy Program. An OEI Criminal (In)Justice Program.

March 7-11
(watch for updates!)

Book Discussion: Abolition. Feminism. Now.
Monday, March 7
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Althouse 207

More information coming soon!

Gender Week Keynote: Female Offenders: Unlocking their Sentencing Reality
Monday, March 7
6:00 p.m.
Stern 102

Historically, various forms of sentencing options have been used when addressing the female population. The reasoning for the various alternatives is complex; however, analyzing this issue within the framework of intersectionality brings to light problems related to sentencing choices and the ever-increasing rate of female imprisonment. Dr. Shauntey James (Penn State Harrisburg) will offer a compelling dialogue to help us understand the interlocking nature of sentencing. Dr. James received her Ph.D. from Western Michigan University in 2000 in sociology with an emphasis in criminology, criminal justice, and feminist theory. She received her J.D. in 2014 from Thomas Cooley Law School. Her teaching experience has enabled her to present on the local, state, and national levels. One of her most distinguished honors was being an Oxford Round Table Delegate. Just recently, she was featured on Good Day PA and launched a book co-authored with Dr. Alana Van Gundy entitled The History, Evolution, and Current State of Female Offenders: Recommendations for the field. An OEI Criminal (In)Justice event. Copies of the book will be available in the Bookstore and will also be sold at the event; Dr. James is willing to sign copies.

Prof. Amy McKiernan talk
Tuesday, March 8
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Stern 102

Watch for details - coming soon!


Womxn’s Retreat
Saturday, April 9
Allison Community Room

Watch for more details!

Take Back the Night
Wednesday, April 20
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Allison Great Hall