Women and Gender Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Upcoming Events


Welcome2Mason Pizza Party

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Johnson Center, 240K

The Welcome2Mason Pizza Party is Women and Gender Studies and LGBTQ Resources contribution to welcome week. We will kick off our programming for the year with this social. All students, faculty, staff, and administrators are welcome to attend.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

Fear2Freedom is an internationally recognized organization that creates kits for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The organization partners with local hospitals and universities to create and pass out the events. This year Women and Gender Studies in collaboration with Leadership and Education Develop Office (LEAD) and the Student Support and Advocacy Center will be hosting an event for students to create these kits.

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Take Back the Night

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Johnson Center, North Plaza - Clock Tower

Take Back the Night is a nationally recognized march against domestic violence and sexual assault. It is one of the only events that Women and Gender Studies has put on annually since its inception which makes it one of our signature events. This event gives students the opportunity to share their narratives as well as participate in the march. Pizza will be served.  Rain Location: Patriot’s Lounge This event is co-sponsored by LGBTQ Resources and Student Support and Advocacy Center.

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Fall for the Book: Susan Bordo

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
Johnson Center, George's, 3rd Floor

Susan Bordo, professor of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Kentucky discusses her book The Destruction of Hillary Clinton, in which she outlines this destruction in three key areas: gendered stereotypes and double standards, political forces, and media influence. The Forward wrote that her book “offers a clear analysis of how a candidate who received the overwhelming majority of the popular vote, did not win the presidency.” Check out Fall for the Book Festival's website for more information: http://fallforthebook.org/ .

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Fall for The Book: Janet Mock

Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Harris Theater

Janet Mock, New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness, TV host, speaker, and trans advocate will speak on navigating her twenties without a roadmap. Her newest memoir Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me traces her journey of becoming an adult: moving out, falling in and out of love, and working her way up in the magazine industry. Her work has appeared in publications such as Marie Claire, The New Yorker, and Allure.

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