Past Events

Nov16

Politics of Gender & Justice: The Intersection of Identity & Discipline

Friday, November 16, 2018 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Merten Hall (formerly University Hall), #1201

This one-day conference, hosted by the Women and Gender Studies Program at George Mason University, brings together scholars, students (both graduate and undergraduate), policymakers, artists, and activists to wrestle with ideas and strategies to move forward toward a just world in theory and practice.

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Oct11

Fall for the Book - Kelli Maria Korducki

Book: Hard to Do: The Surprising Feminist History for Breaking Up

Thursday, October 11, 2018 3:00 PM
Johnson Center, George's 3rd Floor

Kelli María Korducki discusses her book, Hard to Do: The Surprising Feminist History of Breaking Up, which examines the relatively short history of romantic love, tracing how the myth of economic equality between men and women has transformed the ways women conceive of domestic partnership. With perceptive, reported insights on the ways marriage and divorce are legislated, the rituals of twentieth-century courtship, and contemporary practices for calling it off, Korducki reveals that, for all women, choosing to end a relationship is a radical action. Sponsored by Student Support and Advocacy Center. For more information, visit: fallforthebook.org

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Oct10

Fall for the Book - Angie Hattery and Earl Smith

Book: Policing Black Bodies: How Black Lives Are Surveilled and How to Work for Change

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 3:00 PM
Johnson Center, George's 3rd Floor

In Policing Black Bodies: How Black Lives Are Surveilled and How to Work for Change, Angela J. Hattery and Earl Smith make a compelling case that the issue goes far beyond the brutal headline stories of Trayvon Martin and Freddie Gray. Hattery and Smith connect the regulation of African American people in many settings--including the public education system and the criminal justice system--into a powerful narrative about the ways African Americans are policed. The book discusses the school-to-prison pipeline; mass incarceration and the prison boom; unique ways black women and trans people are treated; wrongful convictions and the challenges of exoneration, and more. Sponsored by Women and Gender Studies and African and African American Studies. For more information of Fall for the Book, visit: http://fallforthebook.org

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