Women's and Gender Studies - Program Series

Monday, August 20, 2012

2012-12 Program Series on Women and Gender Studies - Part of a Five-Year Series on Women and Poverty

Women's and Gender Studies

2012-13 Program Series on Women and Poverty

"Women, Health, and the Community" - A Panel

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 * Chapman Hall LL017, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

A panel discussion about reproductive, transgender, and mental health, as well as the implications of the affordable Care Act for Oklahomans, particularly women.  Panelists include representatives from Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, Dr. Laura Arrowsmith, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Tulsa (NAMI-Tulsa), and the OU-Tulsa School of Community Medicine.

"Invisible Disabilities and the Neurotypical Gaze" - A Lecture

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 * Chapman Hall LL017, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Professor Wilson will give a lecture that draws on disability theory and her experiences raising a neurodiverse child to explore how actively engaging what she calls "the neurotypical gaze" can work toward creating a social order capable of sustaining diversity and citizenship outside of the "typical."

"Gender, Race, Class and Food" - A Panel

Thursday, November 8, 2012 * Chapman Hall LL017, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

A panel discussion about food justice, the nation's growing obesity rates, and women's relationship to food with representatives from Eastern Oklahoma on Organic Farms (WWOOF); and Laureate Eating Disorders Clinic.

"A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer" - An Award-winning Play

Friday, February 8, 2013 * TBD, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

TU Students will direct this award-winning plan consisting of a groundbreaking collection of monologues by world-renowned authors and playwrights, edited by Eve Ensler and Mollie Doyle.  These powerful monologues break open, expose, and examine the insidiousness of violence at all levels.  Tickets will be sold at the door, and all proceeds from the production will be donated to Domestic Violence Intervention Services of Tulsa (DVIS).

"Gender, Violence, and Health" - A Lecture

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 * Price and Turpen Courtroom, TU Law School, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

A lecture by activist, author, and filmmaker Byron Hurt - An award-winning documentary filmmaker, a published writer, and an anti-sexist activist, Byron Hurt has served as a long-time gender violence prevention educator and was a founding member of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, the leading college-based rape and domestic violence prevention initiative for college and professional athletics.  Hurt has lectured at hundreds of campuses, presented at numerous professional conferences, and trained thousands of young men and women on issues related to gender, race, sex, violence, music, and visual media.  He has written several essays and been featured in numerous media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Chicago Tribute.  He has also appeared or been heard on CNN, Access Hollywood, MTV, BET, ABC News World Tonight, The Montel Williams Show, The Michael Baisden Show, and The Michael Eric Dyson Show.

"Gender and Health" - WGS Senior Project Panels

Monday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 24, 2013 * Chapman Hall LL017, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Students enrolled in the Spring 2013 WGS Senior Project will present the results of their semester-long projects related to issues of women, gender, and health.

Dr. Jan Wilson