Events


MAR
1
Date:
Wednesday, 01 Mar 2017
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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GenCen will be awarding one scholarship each to students attending the Women's & Gender Studies Study Abroad Programs in Malawi (Development and NGOs: Internships), London (Gender, Sex, and Feminism in the UK), and Amsterdam (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Sexual Politics).

These scholarships, for $1,000-$1,250 each, are made possible by the Abbott–Haskin Endowment in even-numbered years and the Director's Challenge Campaign in odd-numbered years. Students are eligible to apply if they are:

  1. In a Women's & Gender Studies degree program (WGS major/minor or LGBTQ minor)
  2. Have at least a 3.0 GPA
  3. "Have demonstrated the capacity to make a difference in public service upon graduation."

    [Administrative Note: In 2016, per the Abbott-Haskin Endowment, we included a requirement that applicants be rising juniors, juniors, or seniors. However, for the 2017 application season we have removed this eligibility requirement.]

Applications Must Include:

  • A cover letter expressing interest in the scholarship, how the study abroad program furthers their scholarly interests, and how they plan to use their women's and gender studies degree after graduation
  • A resume or CV
  • Proof of acceptance to one of the listed WGS Study Abroad programs
  • Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need; materials in support of demonstrating such need are encouraged as applicable.

Application Deadline:
Please email application materials to gencen(at)msu.edu by March 15; preference will be given to applications submitted by March 1.

MAR
3
Date:
Friday, 03 Mar 2017
Time:
All day
Location:
206 International Center
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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The Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) invites MSU undergraduate students to present research exploring issues of gender, women, and sexuality locally, nationally and globally for its fourth biennial undergraduate research conference on Friday, March 31. 

Paper presentations and roundtables are invited from any discipline or topic, but are especially encouraged to focus on topics including: Feminist Theories, Gender, Identity, and Sexuality in Diverse Cultural Contexts; Theories and Explorations of Men and Masculinities; LBGTQ Theories, Activism, and Human Rights; Intersections of Gender and Sexuality with Race, Ethnicity, Nationality, Religion, Class, and/or Disability; Gender Globalization and Development; Intersections of Gender with Health/Illness or STEM; Protest, Activism, and Public Policy Issues Related to Women, Gender, and Sexuality; Gender and Sexuality in Film, Literature, History, Popular Culture, and the Arts; Marriage Equality; Sexual/Gendered Violence; Reproductive Righs

Abstract Submission Requirements:
*Research need not be complete at time of submission*
1) Email gencen(at)msu.edu with subject line "Undergrad Research Submission"
2) In the text of the email, provide Author and/or Participant Names, contact emails and phone numbers, and Research Title
3)Attach a word document with Research Title and Abstract (no more than 250 words) ONLY (do not inlcude any identifying information in the document).
4) All panels will be schedules between the hours of 9am-4pm - if you have already-scheduled constraints/conflicts during this timeframe, please note these conflicts within the email text of your submission in order to facilitate panel scheduling.

Applicants will be notified regarding status of their submissions by Friday, March 17.

Date:
Friday, 03 Mar 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
201 International Center
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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Do you struggle to find the time to prioritize writing in your schedule? Come write in solidarity with fellow gender scholars in a space set aside for this purpose the first Friday of every month from 12pm-4pm in room 201 International Center!

The Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) will provide a quiet space for faculty, staff, and students to escape from distractions and work on their scholarship. If you struggle to find space in your calendar to prioritize your writing, then consider this time as required attendance! Participants will need to provide their own laptop and other working supplies. GenCen will provide brain fuel (light snacks) and an open, welcoming environment!

MAR
29
Date:
Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017
Time:
12:40 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location:
C202 Snyder
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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Transformative Justice Speakers Series: Transformative Justice 101

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29

12:40 – 2:00 PM

Snyder C202

MIA MINGUS, Community Organizer and Educator
This workshop will offer a basic introduction to and overview of the core concepts of transformative justice. It will be a space for participants to learn about what TJ is and how to begin thinking about community-based responses to violence.  Mia Mingus is a writer, public speaker, community educator and organizer working for disability justice and transformative justice responses to child
sexual abuse. She is a queer physically disabled transracial and transnational adoptee, born in Korea, raised in the Caribbean, nurtured in the U.S. South, and now living in Northern California. She works for community, interdependency and home for all of us, not just some of us, and longs for a world where disabled children can live free of violence, with dignity and love.

CO-SPONSORED BY: Philosophy, African American and African Studies, Lyman Briggs College, Decolonial Feminist Collective, American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, and The Center for Gender in Global Context, and the Timnick Chair in the Humanities.

MAR
30
Date:
Thursday, 30 Mar 2017
Time:
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location:
115 International Center
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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Transformative Justice Speaker Series: Building Transformative Justice for the Long Haul
MIA MINGUS, Community Organizer/Educator
03.30.17
2:30 – 4:30 PM
CIP 115 – International Center

Transformative justice and community accountability (TJ/CA) offer compelling responses to violence in our communities and helps us better envision the world we want to build, but how do we build it? The Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective (BATJC) is a local community collective working to build and support TJ/CA responses to child sexual abuse. This talk will present some of the strategies, tools, values, and structures that the BATJC have developed in an effort to make transformative justice a viable community-based alternative.

CO-SPONSORED BY: Philosophy, African American and African Studies, Lyman Briggs College, Decolonial Feminist Collective, American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, and The Center for Gender in Global Context, and the Timnick Chair in the Humanities.

MAR
31
Date:
Friday, 31 Mar 2017
Time:
All day
Location:
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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Today the Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) launches its Director's Challenge Campaign to raise funds for study abroad scholarships. We want to make global learning on gender and sexuality accessible to all of our students. Studying gender and sexuality abroad helps students think differently about themselves and the world, and prepares them to think about issues that affect all of us across different cultures and social contexts.

Your support will make this happen! You can find out more about this campaign and donate at the following link: https://givingto.msu.edu/crowdpower/gencen-directors-challenge.cfmAny amount can make a difference to these students! This challenge will run through March 31, 2017.

Please contact our office (517-353-5040 / gencen(at)msu.edu) if you have any questions, and we hope that you will help us spread the word about this campaign by sharing this message widely! There is a Facebook event to help serve as a reminder of the campaign ending-deadline atwww.facebook.com/events/737983629697262/

Date:
Friday, 31 Mar 2017
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU International Center
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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The Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) invites MSU undergraduate students to present research exploring issues of gender, women, and sexuality locally, nationally and globally for its fourth biennial undergraduate research conference on Friday, March 31. 

Abstracts are currently being accepted, please find more information here:https://www.facebook.com/events/404173629933454/

Register to Attend the Research Showcase:
Registration is FREE, open to the public and includes lunch for all pre-registered attendees. To register, email gencen(at)msu.edu with the Subject Line "GenCen Undergrad Showcase Registration." Include your full name, contact email, and organization affiliation (e.g. MSU Department/Major and status - undergrad, grad, faculty, or staff if applicable. Please also make sure to note any applicable dietary restrictions/allergies!

APR
7
Date:
Friday, 07 Apr 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
201 International Center
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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Do you struggle to find the time to prioritize writing in your schedule? Come write in solidarity with fellow gender scholars in a space set aside for this purpose the first Friday of every month from 12pm-4pm in room 201 International Center!

The Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) will provide a quiet space for faculty, staff, and students to escape from distractions and work on their scholarship. If you struggle to find space in your calendar to prioritize your writing, then consider this time as required attendance! Participants will need to provide their own laptop and other working supplies. GenCen will provide brain fuel (light snacks) and an open, welcoming environment!