EWU Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies presents for spring 2021 Contemporary Issues in Feminist Research, featuring faculty and staff presenting research in their disciplines from a feminist perspective.
From Classroom to Community – Mujeres in Action
Del salón de clases a la comunidad – Mujeres in Action
Noon – 1 pm
Domestic and sexual violence have been identified as a major public health problem by the WHO and the UN. In the US, sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence are serious public health problems. Multiple forms of abuse are experienced by diverse individuals and relationships, crossing class lines, gender identities, religious affiliations, age, race and ethnicity, immigrant status, and disability. The Latinx community is not immune to this type of violence and has increased risks of harm due to racism, xenophobia, and systematic marginalization. In Spokane, an EWU alumna, Hanncel Sanchez, combined her academic knowledge and personal dedication into action for the Latinx community. Mujeres in Action (M.i.A.) was founded in 2018 and has evolved from a course research paper into a thriving non-profit organization serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence. M.i.A. is an extraordinary case of putting theory into action for the common good.
Anti-Racist /Anti-Ableist Classroom Practices
Noon – 1 pm
This workshop examines classroom practices and policies pertaining to neurodivergent students (such as those with autism or ADHD) through the lens of anti-racism/anti-ableism and encourages participants to consider how they might adapt their classes to incorporate these concepts. Participants will first learn about anti-racist concepts and how they link to anti-ableism and then generate ideas about how to apply anti-racist/anti-ableist practices to a specific case about a neurodivergent student with ADHD. Participants will also learn about universal design for learning (UDL) concepts.