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Women’s Studies Center Events

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Various dates and times throughout spring quarter, please see event listing below


Various locations, please see event listing below


EWU Women's and Gender Studies

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For more details about any of these upcoming events, please view the Women's Studies Center Newsletter.
All programs are free and open to the public. 

  • What Can You Do With A Women's and Gender Studies Degree?
    Monday, April 28, 2014, 10-11:30 p.m.
    207 Monroe Hall
    Students considering a women's and gender studies degree often times ask:  "What can I do with this degree?  Will this degree differentiate me from individuals majoring in humanities, communications, English, sociology, or history?"  WGS majors are in more places than you would expect-including non-profit and nongovernmental organizations, higher education, politics, human resources, medical and legal fields, businesses and corporations.  Join women's and gender studies faculty, Jessica Willis, PhD; women's and gender studies graduate, Jamie Hollis; career services internship coordinator, Romeal Watson, MSW; and career services advisor Ryan Weldon, MA; who will talk about opportunities and advantages of a women's and gender studies degree.  
  • Contemporary Issues in Feminist Research:  "Wow! That Bitch is Crazy!"-Gendered Responses to The Bachelor
    Tuesday, April 29, 2014, noon-12:50 p.m.
    207 Monroe Hall
    As a feminist scholar, I love/hate watching The Bachelor with my girlfriends (and, of course, a bottle of wine). Reality TV plays a role in the construction of gendered identities and in the maintenance of egregiously oppressive stereotypes. The fairy tale trope-laden reality TV show sends viewers the message that in order to be "fit for love," one must be thin, tan, and in control of one's emotions. Additionally, The Bachelor portrays women as stupid, incompetent, gold-digging bitches. But, what do audiences do with such messages? Are we repurposing them? Reproducing them? Actively and strongly resisting them? In this talk, Callie Spencer, Ph.D., Leisure Studies, will explore the performances of women viewers and the impact of such performances on gendered subjectivity production.
  • DVD: For The Next 7 Generations
    Wednesday, April 30, 2014, noon-1:30 p.m.
    207 Monroe Hall
    For The Next 7 Generations is a documentary that reveals the importance of indigenous knowledge in our world today as shared by 13 indigenous grandmothers, wise elders, shamans, and medicine women, from all four corners of the world. This film reveals timeless wisdom to help us make a difference in our everyday lives in service of peace, of Mother Earth and healing in the world.   Through the years, they've become teachers and icons who are galvanizing and uniting a rapidly emerging global movement. They are awakening people to the urgent need for change if we are to survive on this planet. But they are not using fear as a weapon. They are offering hope. What many people see as a threat, they see as an opportunity.  [85 minutes]
  • Why an Emmy Award-Winning Actress Became One of Hollywood's Strongest LBGT Allies
    Thursday, May 1, 2014, 4 p.m.
    Showalter 2nd Floor Auditorium
    In 2002 actress, writer, director, and producer, Crystal Chappell won an Emmy award for outstanding supporting actress in daytime drama for her work as Olivia. She was nominated again in the same category in 2005 and 2006.   In 2007, she earned her first nomination in the outstanding lead actress category.   Chappell received international acclaim for her performance on CBS-TVs Guiding Light in the groundbreaking "Otalia " storyline in which two women unexpectedly fall in love.  Currently appearing in CBS-TVs Bold and Beautiful, Ms. Chappell has been a visible ally for the LGBTQ community and is using her new media company, Open Book Productions to create and produce web-based series that feature openly gay and lesbian characters.
  • Actress, Writer, Director, and Producer Crystal Chappell
    Keynote Speaker for Lavender Graduation
    Thursday, May 1, 2014, 6 p.m.
    Showalter 2nd Floor Auditorium
    Contact Sandra Williams  -- or 509.359. 7870   for more information regarding Crystal Chappell
  • Contemporary Issues in Feminist Research:  Leaning In or Falling Off?  Why Women Are Foregoing the Climb to the Very Top
    Tuesday, May 6, 2014, noon-12:50 p.m.
    207 Monroe Hall
    Only four percent of Fortune 500 corporate CEOs and only 12 percent of university presidents are women. Those numbers haven't budged in a decade. Sheryl Sandberg's Lean-In "movement" points to generational attitudes that still do not favor women in leadership despite all the advantages that second-wave feminism opened up in business, education, social equality, and reproductive rights. "Having it all" was reinterpreted as "having to do it all myself." Incorporating findings from EWU's ADVANCE grant and from personal, generational, and political perspectives, Vickie Shields, Ph.D., Dean of College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Social Work, examines research on women's choices not to "climb."
  • Courage For The Journey
    Wednesday, May 7, 2014, noon-2 p.m.
    TAW 215 A/B/C
    Cheyenne elder and storyteller, Grandmother Margaret Behan, well known for her work with the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Council, brings teachings that give us courage to use our voices to tell a new story. She will speak on the importance of story in our cultural experience, and particularly in women's experience. She will also share excerpts from her documentary film The Ride Home. In her healing work, Grandmother Margaret says, "I must share myself with everybody." For information regarding other events in the Spokane/Sandpoint area with Grandmother Margaret, contact Sandra Meade, 509-447-2693 or
  • Teach-In  "Are Corporations People?"
    Thursday, May 8, 2014, 11 a.m. music, networking, socializing
    Noon-1 p.m. Teach-In with five panelists
    Corporations have increasingly more power and influence in our democracy.
    Panelists will address various aspects of how this power affects your life. 

More information:

Contact: Carol Vines, 509.359.2898

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