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Oct6
Popcorn & Pop-culture

Popcorn & Pop-culture

Feminist Movie Night

Thursday, October 6, 2022 5:00 PM EDT
Johnson Center, Room 240K

Join us for a Feminist film & discussion afterwards!

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Oct11
A WGST & Cheuse Salon: SWANA Poetry & Art

A WGST & Cheuse Salon: SWANA Poetry & Art

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM EDT
Art & Design Building, Gillespie Gallery

Featuring Palestinian poet Maya Abu Al-Hayyat, whose work embodies the extremes of a woman's life under brutal colonial regime, this event will be held in the Gillespie Gallery amongst the backdrop of current school of art artist-in-residence Abdulrahman Naanseh. Including readings by SWANA poets: Zeina Azzam, Danielle Badra, Holly Mason Badra, Zein El-Amine, & Leeya Mehta.

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Oct12
Art, Text, and the Body: Feminist Theory and South Asian History

Art, Text, and the Body: Feminist Theory and South Asian History

Watershed Lit: Center for Literary Engagement and Publishing Practice

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 3:00 PM EDT
Johnson Center, Wilkins Plaza Tent, between the Johnson Center and Horizon Hall

Re-examine feminist theory through a South Asian lens using ancient sculpture, mystic folk poetry, philosophy and more with Anu Aneja, author of Feminist Theory and Aesthetics Within: A Perspective from South Asia. Sponsored by Women and Gender Studies.

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Oct12
Irma Stern and the Racial Paradox of South African Modern Art

Irma Stern and the Racial Paradox of South African Modern Art

Watershed Lit: Center for Literary Engagement and Publishing Practice

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 4:30 PM EDT
Online Location

In LaNitra Berger’s sweeping book, Irma Stern and the Racial Paradox of South African Modern Art: Audacities of Color, she examines how a white artist became South Africa's most prolific painter of Black, Jewish, and Colored life while maintaining controversial positions on race. Register for free: https://cglink.me/2d7/r1641499 Sponsored by Women and Gender Studies, and African and African American Studies.

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Oct13
America Calling with Rajika Bhandari

America Calling with Rajika Bhandari

Watershed Lit: Center for Literary Engagement and Publishing Practice

Thursday, October 13, 2022 12:00 PM EDT
Johnson Center, Wilkins Plaza Tent, between the Johnson Center and Horizon Hall

Rajika Bhandari’s memoir, America Calling: A Foreign Student in a Country of Possibility, explores the travails of international students in the U.S., the web of immigration they must navigate, and Bhandari's journey as a woman of color and Asian American immigrant. Sponsored by Women & Gender Studies and African & African American Studies.

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Oct14
Breaking Barriers with Gold Medal-Winning Goalie Briana Scurry

Breaking Barriers with Gold Medal-Winning Goalie Briana Scurry

Watershed Lit: Center for Literary Engagement and Publishing Practice

Friday, October 14, 2022 7:00 PM EDT
Off-Campus Location, Stacy C. Sherwood Center, 3740 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax

Goalkeeper Briana Scurry’s stats are impressive: she’s a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, first female goalkeeper and only Black woman in the Hall of Fame, and part of the legendary Women’s World Cup ‘99ers. She’s broken barriers of trauma as she healed mentally and physically from a soccer-related head injury that left her “temporarily totally disabled.” My Greatest Save: The Brave, Barrier-Breaking Journey of a World Champion Goalkeeper is the powerful memoir that tells this story. Teammate and fellow legend Mia Hamm says, “Everybody knows Bri was one of the greatest keepers in the history of women’s soccer. When you read My Greatest Save, you will find out that her heart and courage were every bit the equal of her ball-stopping skills.” Sponsored by the City of Fairfax.

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Oct17
The Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project

October 17, 2022, 9:00 AM to October 21, 2022, 5:00 PM EDT

In October of 1990, a group of women in Hyannis, Massachusetts started the first Clothesline Project to raise awareness about dating and domestic violence. Today, Clothesline Projects all over the world remind people of the real meaning of violence statistics. Each shirt represents a survivor or victim of sexual and interpersonal violence. During Dating/Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we display the Clothesline Project to bear witness and offer our support to survivors. Check back soon for updates!

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Oct20
CSSR Urban Research Hub presents a Book Talk: Mumbai Taximen

CSSR Urban Research Hub Presents a Book Talk with Tarini Bedi, PhD

Mumbai Taximen: Autobiographies and Automobiles in India

Center for Social Science Research

Thursday, October 20, 2022 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Via Zoom, Register at https://gmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcuceyvqDkuG9C6HyWXJeul2JGtJpwWnoLx

Join the CSSR Urban Research Hub for a book talk with Tarini Bedi as she discusses her book, Mumbai Taximen. In this first book-length study of Mumbai’s taxi industry and of the livelihoods that surround it, Tarini Bedi draws from the lives and voices of chillia taxi drivers who have sustained a hereditary trade for more than a century. While most understandings of automobility remain tied to Western assumptions, patterns of driving, (sub)urbanization, and engagements with the road, realities in the Global South differ. Mumbai Taximen provides a correction to this imbalance from Mumbai through a timely exploration of South Asian social, material, political, labor, and technological histories and practices of motoring and automobility.

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