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Gender studies sponsored/co-sponsored events

Date/Time Place Event/Speaker Title/Details
Thursday, January 16, 2014 CFAC Recital Hall Chosen

Join us for a screening of "Chosen," a sex trafficking prevention film created by Shared Hope International that tells the shocking true story of
two American teenage girls tricked into trafficking. The film exposes the tactics of pimps and traffickers.


This is vital information for everyone to know in order to keep ourselves and others safe. We are privileged to have US Congresswoman Linda Smith, founder of Shared Hope International, speak before and after the film about trafficking awareness and prevention.

Cosponsored by the Sexuality Series, Sociology and Social Work, Campus Ministries, INTRO, Gender Equality Now, and the Social Justice Coalition.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

3:30 pm

Meeter Center Lecture Hall

"Bias, Assumptions, and Stereotypes" Workshop

RSVP required by March 3, 2014

From Every Nation Symposium on Race

Eric K. Foster, Principal for Progress Strategies+, is the presenter for this workshop. Eric brings years of experience as a consultant and administrator of diversity initiatives on the local and national level. This workshop begins with an overview of three related concepts – bias, assumptions, and stereotypes. The workshop will help participants explore “what we think we know, about who we know, when we thought we knew them, and why.”


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

7:00 pm

Commons Annex Lecture Hall "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs" video screening

From Every Nation Symposium on Race

What does it mean to be an American revolutionary today?

Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American woman in Detroit whose vision of revolution may surprise you. A writer, activist, and philosopher rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she has devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America's past and its potentially radical future. More...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


CFAC Recital Hall LGBT panel

This year’s LGBT panel will feature current students and an alum, talking about their experiences as sexual minority members of our community.

Sponsored by SAGA, Gender Studies, Campus Ministries, Sociology, Social Work, and the Sexuality Series

Thursday, April 10, 2014

7:00 pm

Calvin Chapel What is Biblical Womanhood?

Rachel Held Evans is a Christian feminist writer and speaker well known for her blog. Her second book, "A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband Master" (released in October 2012) documents a year-long experiment in which Rachel attempted to follow all of the Bible’s instructions for women as literally as possible. The results were stereotype-defying, faith-enhancing, and at times, hilarious!

Co-sponsored with Calvin Sexuality Series and Campus Ministries


Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Writing Contest

Junior & Senior level: top 3 papers - $100 each
First-year and sophomore level:
top 2 papers - $100 each

Submit a Spring 2013–Spring 2014 course paper that focuses on a gender issue for this campus-wide writing contest. E-mail an electronic copy to

Evaluators will judge papers according to uniqueness of topic, depth and integration of research, strength of argument, clarity, and style

Paper winners will be announced at the Gender Studies end of the year party, Wednesday, May 14, 3:30pm.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

3:30 pm

Hekman Library Lobby End of Year Party

Join us for our end of year party. Winners of the Gender Studies Writing contest will be announced. Refreshments will be served.

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