Women Studies Upcoming Events for 2012-2013:
September 28 & 29, 2012
Open-Air Festival (film series)
7:30 pm. Friday Showing: Courtyard of Copley Science Building
(Rain location: Andrews hall Multi-purpose Room)
7:30 pm. Saturday Showing: Ashland Firehouse Theater
The Film Studies Program is proud to host, for the third time, the popular Open-Air festival. This event is free and open to the public. During this week the film series concludes with Radu Mihăileanu’s “The Source,” an Oscar-winning Moroccan film. With English subtitles.
Contact: Pam Cox, firstname.lastname@example.org, (804) 752-3712
November 12, 2012
Women Studies Speaker Series: Just One of the Guys
7:00p.m. Andrews hall Multi-purpose Room (lecture)
Kristen Schilt will discuss her book, Just one of the Guys?: Transgender Men and the Persistence of Inequality, which shares workplaces experiences of transgender men and unequal workplace outcomes. Schilt is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Chicago.
The Women Studies Speaker Series is sponsored by the R-MC Sociology Department’s Paige Perry Endowment, The Women’s Studies Program, the History Department and the Committee on Assemblies and Special Events (CASE). Free and open to the public
Contact: Pam Cox, email@example.com, (804) 752-3712February 20-23, 2013
The Matter of Martin by Devon E. Mattys
8:00p.m. Cobb Theatre, R-MC for the Performing Arts (drama)
For mature audiences only: graphic language and adult situations. Two siblings struggle to accept each other and themselves at their father’s deathbed. Martin, a female-to-male, has not been home since leaving to pursue life as a gay man in New York. His older brother Jeff is the child who stayed behind, desperate to make things right for his parent after the breakup of their family. At its heart, the play is about family, the inviolable bond of blood, and the devastation of never mentioning the things that matter most.
The Box Office begins taking reservations by phone mail at (804) 752-7316 beginning at 10:00a.m. February 11. Tickets are $5 per person, free to R-MC faculty, staff and students.
March 5, 2013
Women Studies Speaker Series: Pope Joan and Queen Elizabeth
7:30p.m. Room 212, Old Chapel (lecture presentation)
Craig Rustici will discuss his findings on why sixteenth-century English printers published extraordinarily few texts devoted to the sensational exploits of Pope Joan, an apocryphal, medieval woman who allegedly disguised herself as a man and became a Roman Catholic Pontiff. Rustici argues that such writings might have raised uncomfortable comparisons to Queen Elizabeth.
The Women Studies Speaker Series lecture is sponsored by the R-MC the Women’s Studies Program, History Department, and the Committee on Assemblies and Special Events (CASE). Free and open to the public
March 14, 2013
Women Studies Speaker Series: Guy Fi: The Fictions that Rule Men’s Lives
Cultural Masculine expectations strongly influence many men’s behavior, sometimes in destructive ways. Guy Fi: The Fictions that Rule Men’s Lives is a humorous and engaging presentation about the ways men are encouraged to behave and experience themselves. Chistopher Kilmartin is a psychology professor at the University of Mary Washington and a professional stand-up comedian.
The Women Studies Speaker Series is sponsored by the R-MC First-Year Experience Program, the History Department, the Sociology Department, and the Women’s Studies Program, Free and open to the public
WGSS Speaker Series - Gender and Popular Culture
Taking place at the University of Richmond
February 20, 2013
Taking Back Our Bodies, Our Media, Our Liveswith Courtney E. Martin7 p.m. Brown-Alley Room, Weinstein Hall
In this interactive talk, award-winning author Courtney E. Martin looks at the current state of media images of girls and women and maps out the exciting, ever-widening world of body image activism. Martin, the author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters, examines how we can close the gap between our values and our consumption, make our own media, create a cost for sexism, and reimagine the world to more accurately represent who we really are.