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Women’s Studies Center Events
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Various dates and times throughout fall quarter, please see event listing below
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EWU Women's and Gender Studies
All programs are free and open to the public.
- Contemporary Issues in Feminist Research: Ideologies of Gender and Species in Blackfish
Thursday, Jan. 29, 12-12:50 p.m.
207 Monroe Hall
Pete Porter, Ph.D., associate professor, Electronic Media and Film, discusses Blackfish (2013), and how filmmaker Gabriela Cowperthwaite exposes the indifference of SeaWorld® toward the suffering of captive animals and how this led to preventable harms toward humans. Beginning with the killing of animal trainer Dawn Brancheau by the orca Tilikum and working backward, Blackfish traces a narrative of animal rescue through ideological entanglements of gender and species that prove mutually illuminating.
- AiR Workshop I: I Did the Time-Stories of the Impact of Our Expensive, Ineffective, and Unfair Criminal Justice System
Thursday, Jan. 29, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
205 Monroe Hall
Come hear the real-life experiences of I Did The Time leaders and other supporters of Smart Justice Spokane-from addiction, mental illness, and the collateral consequences of conviction records to glimmers of hope for reforming the system!
- Contemporary Issues in Feminist Research: Queering the Chili Queens: Culinary Citizenship through Food Consciousness in the New Borderlands
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 12-1 p.m.
207 Monroe Hall
Norma Cárdenas, Ph.D., Chicano Education, draws on historical as well as contemporary representations of the Chili Queens. Cárdenas' talk examines racial, gender, and sexual identities from a transnational feminist perspective. Through queering and queer-y-ing histories, the Institute of Chili food truck challenges ideas about race, sexuality, labor, and nation. By examining consumptive and performative practices, the modern Chili Queen deconstructs the body, desire, and sexuality.
Contact: Carol Vines, 509.359.2898