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Women's and Gender Studies


Women's History Month Events 2014

  • Dacia Maraini presents Chiara di Assisi: Poverty, Anorexia and Civil Disobedience

    February 27, 2014
    Maraini's strengths are dramatic and political, as has been her life. She is a feminist and a political activist, but while both ways of thinking underscore her writing, she is never politically correct. Often her work is spiky with that suppressed fury of women of talent who have had to spend too much time with men and movements of the left.
    Holman Room, Mary Lyon Hall 5pm
  • The Vagina Monologues 2014

    February 28 & March 1, 2014
    Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues is based on interviews conducted in the early 1990s with a diverse group of women. The show speaks candidly on female sexuality and challenges the audience to drop the stigma around it. The play now also deals with issues of violence against women and is supported by the V-Day Foundation. Tickets are $5 for the Wheaton community and $8 for general admission. All proceeds go to New Hope Inc. of Attleboro.
    Cole Memorial Chapel, 7pm
  • Documenting a Generation of Palestinian Hip Hop featuring Jacqueline Salloum

    March 5, 2014
    Visiting artist Jacqueline Salloum presents a screening of her feature length documentary Slingshot Hip Hop (2008 Sundance) followed by a Q&A session. Salloum is a New York based filmmaker and artist. During her MFA studies at New York University she created pop infused art (toys, gumball machines, etc) documenting histories of people, including her family, that have been altered or erased and challenging the stereotypes of Arabs. Salloum’s love for filmmaking began after creating her short video piece, Planet of the Arabs (2005 Sundance), she continues to write/direct films, music videos and teach workshops at universities and institutions in the US and internationally.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts 5pm
  • International Women's Day Celebration 2014

    March 5, 2014
    International Women’s Day Luncheon and Talk: "Re-Imagining Immigrants as Heroes: The Visual Politics of Gender, Race, and Immigration," featuring Irene Mata, Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Wellesley College with introduction by Donna Kerner, Professor of Anthropology, Wheaton College. A light lunch will be served, please RSVP to Gerrie Morris morris_gerrie@wheatoncollege.edu.
    Lunch at 12:00 p.m., with speakers beginning at 12:20 p.m.
    Woolley Room, Mary Lyon Hall
  • Negotiation Skills Training Workshops

    March 6 & 27, 2014
    This workshop will be facilitated by the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island and the WMST Program. Students must attend both sessions and must sign up in advance. Limited to 20 students. Contact Professor Kim Miller to sign up.
    May Room, Mary Lyon Hall 3pm
  • Wheaton Words

    March 20, 21 & 23, 2014
    Wheaton Words is a consciousness-raising project to highlight issues of sexuality, identity and relationships in the Wheaton community. The pieces are student written and include various modes of writing and delivery. Seating is limited, tickets are free of charge, but should be reserved in advance, to reserve tickets please send an email to wheatonwords@gmail.com.
    Beard & Weil Galleries, Watson Fine Arts
    March 20 & 21—7:00pm; March 23—4:00pm
  • Gina Walker presents The Two Marys: Hays Transforms Wollstonecraft's Female Biography

    March 26, 2014
    Professor of Liberal Studies at The New School for Social Research, Walker is an intellectual historian who investigates alternatives to traditional accounts of the past. She is currently the editor of the Chawton House Library edition of Female Biography (1803) by Mary Hays, a six-volume work documenting the lives of 300 rebellious women, which Jane Austen is known to have read and may have used in writing her novels. Dr. Walker has assembled an international team of scholars and students for this project.
    Woolley Room, Mary Lyon Hall 5pm
  • Girl Rising

    March 27, 2014
    The documentary Girl Rising focuses on the education of girls internationally and the push to reform the restrictions by sharing their personal stories. Professor Donna Kerner will lead a discussion after the film.
    Ellison Lecture, Watson Fine Arts 7pm
  • Writing for Change: Feminism and Media

    April 7, 2014
    Writing workshop with Heather Hewett, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and English at SUNY New Paltz. This event is limited to 20 students, registration is required. Contact Professor Kim Miller to register.
    May Room, Mary Lyon Hall 3pm

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