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Gender studies sponsored/co-sponsored events

Fall 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 3:30 pm Hekman Library Lobby Gender Studies 2013-2014
Kick-Off Event
Learn about the gender studies minor and meet the professors who teach and students who take the gender classes. Also, eat free food

Starts Tuesday, September 17, 4:00 pm

Meets for four weeks

Hiemenga Hall 339 "Lean In" -- book discussion group

Join a discussion group reading Sheryl Sandberg’s book “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead”

Sponsored by Gender Studies and the Sexuality Series

 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 6:30 pm

Bytwerk Theater Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen

2009 film directed by Margarethe von Trotta. Shown in German with English subtitles.

Sponsored by the German Department's "Women in German Film" Series

 

Tuesday, October 1, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Meeter Center Lecture Hall Faculty/staff discussion of “Washed and Waiting” and “Torn”

Faculty and staff who have read one or both of our upcoming speakers’ books are welcome to join a one-time discussion facilitated by Kristin Du Mez. We’ll be discussing “Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality” by Wesley Hill and “Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs.-Christians Debate” by Justin Lee. Refreshments provided.

 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

 

7:00 pm

CFAC Recital Hall Spiritual Friendship: A Gay Christian Perspective Abstract: Because of the elevated place given to romantic love in our culture, it can be difficult for those who are single and celibate to feel that a life of giving and receiving love is open to them in the same way it is to married couples. Gay and lesbian Christians may feel this lack especially keenly, since --current legislative debates notwithstanding-- their friendships and loves are not often recognized as enduring and meaningful. In an effort to help the church engage with these questions and areas of concern, Wesley Hill will discuss the Christian tradition of 'spiritual friendship' and some ways we might begin to revive and recover that tradition in today's church.

Cosponsored by the Sexuality Series at Calvin College.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

3:30 pm

Meeter Center Lecture Hall Back from the Crocodile’s Belly: Christian Formation Meets Indigenous Resurrection

Filipina intercultural communication scholar, S. Lily Mendoza of Oakland University, will grapple with the question: What happens when the “One True Story” encounters other faith stories? Drawing from her newly-released anthology, Back from the Crocodile’s Belly: Philippine Babaylan Studies and the Struggle for Indigenous Memory, Mendoza will reflect on growing up as a Methodist pastor’s kid and an aspiring Christian missionary trained by Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship and the Navigators. She later came to grips with her country’s colonial history and its consequences for her and her people’s struggle for wholeness and authenticity. Her talk will be informed by a rich cultural memory, including the story of Filipino healers impaled by early Spanish missionaries and left on river banks for the crocodiles. She will tell us she has learned from encountering this deep ancestry in the “belly of the beast” and its larger significance for today.

Sponsored by The Nagel Institute. Cosponsored by Asian Studies, CAS, Gender Studies, History, and Religion

 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

7:00 pm

CFAC Recital Hall Gays vs. Christians: Building Bridges

Justin Lee discusses how LGBT and Christian communities can effectively engage in dialogue that promotes grace and mutual understanding in the Spirit of Christ. Using his personal experience as a backdrop, Justin intelligently engages some of the toughest issues of the “gays-vs.-Christian” debate. With humor and grace, he gives practical suggestions for navigating current disagreements without sacrificing the integrity of our beliefs.

Cosponsored by the Sexuality Series at Calvin College.

 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

6:30 pm

Bytwerk Theater

Lore

 

.2012 film directed by Cate Shortland. Cate Shortland is a relative newcomer to German film (she’s Australian), but her film Lore is based on Rachel Seiffert’s novel The Dark Room, which tells of survival in immediate post-war Germany from the perspective of a teenage girl—a startlingly new perspective in comparison to novels written by mostly male authors in the late ‘40s and ‘50s.

Sponsored by the German Department's "Women in German Film" Series

 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

3:30 pm

Meeter Center Lecture Hall Panel Discussion of Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean In

Climbing the Ladder in Heels

A viewing of Sheryl Sandberg's TED talk on her book Lean In - Women, Work and the Will to Lead, followed by a panel discussion of the book.

Refreshments provided.

 

Monday, November 18, 2013

6:30 pm

Bytwerk Theater The Hairdresser

2010 film directed by Doris Dörrie. Shown in German with English subtitles.

Sponsored by the German Department's "Women in German Film" Series

Spring 2013

Date/Time Place Event/Speaker Title/Details

Thursday, February 28, 2013

4:00 pm

Meeter Center Lecture Hall Girl Gamers?? A panel conversation about gender and video games, led by students and faculty.

Friday, March 1
Sat., March 2


and

Thursday, March 7 through Saturday, March 9

 

all at 7:30 pm

Gezon Theater LOOK ME IN THE EYES: Stories of Intimacy and Sexuality Over the past year, fifty members of the Calvin community (students, alumni, and faculty) were interviewed about their life experiences pertaining to intimacy and sex. Seven of those interview transcripts were selected to be a part of the script for LOOK ME IN THE EYES: Stories of Intimacy and Sexuality. The script consists entirely of the words of the anonymous interviewees, as portrayed by actors.

Helmed by David Ellens, a Calvin alumnus, LOOK ME IN THE EYES is a deep, honest, challenging exploration of interpersonal intimacy and sex's place within it.

Presented in partnership with Campus Ministries and the Gender Studies department, with an optional talk-back session after each performance.

All performances are free and non-ticketed.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

3:30 pm

CFAC Recital Hall Loose Women Original title Putas, this play is a semi-autobiographical story of a Puerto Rican woman exploring her own identity and sexuality. Co-sponsored with the FEN Symposium on Race. More information here.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

7:00 pm

CFAC Recital Hall LGBT at Calvin Panel
Two Calvin students and one Calvin alumni will share their stories and answer questions. Hearing stories is a great way to put real faces to a sometimes abstract conversation and help foster a better campus community.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

3:30 pm

Chapel Undercroft "Ezekiel: Misogynist, Misanthrope, or Misunderstood?"
Public lecture by Dr. Jacqueline Lapsley (Princeton Theological Seminary)
Ezekiel is often read as a misogynist by feminist scholars. In this public lecture, Dr. Lapsley will reflect on this charge in light of how Ezekiel portrays women throughout the book. Co-sponsored with the Religion Department.
Deadline Wednesday, April 24, 2013 N/A

Writing contest

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

Submit a Spring 2012–Spring 2013 course paper that focuses on a gender issue for this campus-wide writing contest. E-mail an electronic copy to genderstudies@calvin.edu.

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 8, 3:30pm.

Friday, April 26, 2013 Spoelhof Center 150 "Sick Dogs and Mad Women: The incredible contribution of women to the anti-vivisection movement" Public lecture by Roberta Kalechofsky, author
in cooperation with the Animals and the Kingdom of God Lecture Series.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

3:30 pm

CFAC 222 "A Woman's Work is Never Done: Wilderness, Labor, and Apprenticeship" Christine Byl, Author
Don't miss the on-campus talk by Calvin Alumna ('95) Christine Byl, whose new book Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods just released April 16, 2013. The book is "a lively and lyrical account of her unlikely apprenticeship on a national-park trail crew and what she discovers about nature, gender, and the value of hard work."

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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.

Fall 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

7 pm

CFAC Recital Hall Carol Simon

"Bringing Sex into Focus: The Quest for Sexual Integrity"

Sponsored by the Sexuality Series

Thursday, September 27, 2012

7:00 pm

Bytwerk Theater The Invisible War

View the award-winning film on what Newsweek calls "the most underreported crime in America." Stay for food and discussion.

Co-sponsored by SAPT and Gender Studies

Friday, September 28, 2012

3:30 pm

Meeter Center Lecture Hall L.A. Paul (UNC-Chapel Hill)

"Is It Rational to Choose to Have a Child?"

October through November Center Art Gallery (1st floor of CFAC) Mandy Cano Villalobos Voces Art Exhibit

Thursday, October 25, 2012

7:30 pm

SB 010 Tracy Ore On the intersection of gender with other social systems

Thursday, November 1, 2012

3:30 pm

CFAC Recital Hall

Marisela Ortiz

Lecture and screening of Juarez: la ciudad donde las mujeres son desechables (Juarez: the City Where Women are Disposible)


Spring 2012

Date/Time Place Event/Speaker Title/Details

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

3:30 pm

Meeter Center Lecture Hall

Dr. Christina Van Dyke

"The Hunger Games and Philosophy: Discipline and the Docile Body"

Thursday, March 1, 2012

7:30 pm

CFAC Recital Hall Dr. Nancy Bauer


"Lady Power"


Friday, March 2, 2012

3:30 pm

CFAC Recital Hall Dr. Nancy Bauer


"Simone de Beauvoir on Motherhood and Destiny"

 

Thursday, March 9 2012

3:30 PM

Commons Annex Lecture Hall Dr. Ishani Maitra "The Sound of Silencing"
part of the From Every Nation Symposium on Race,
co-sponsored with the Office for Multicultural Affairs and the Department of Philosophy
Deadline April 27, 2012 N/A

Writing contest

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

Submit a Spring 2011–Spring 2012 course paper that focuses on a gender issue for this campus-wide writing contest. E-mail an electronic copy to Professor Van Dyke at cvdyke@calvin.edu.

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 a Gender Studies end of the year party on Tuesday, May 8 at 3:30 in the library lobby.

 

Fall 2011

Date/Time Place Event/Speaker Title/Details

Friday, September 16, 2011

7:30 pm

Lab Theater GENDER STUDIES KICK OFF EVENT

Join us for a play of "THE OTHER HALF: True stories of Gender, Sex, & Sexuality" in the Lab Theater. Stay after for discussion, reception, and to hear more about the Gender Studies program.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

7 pm

CFAC Recital Hall Film & Discussion

Killing us Softly 4: Advertising's Image of Women

Co-sponsored by Gender Studies, SAO, Sexual Assault Prevention Team, & Student Life

Friday, September 23, 2011

7:30 pm

Bytwerk Theater, Devos Communication center

French Film Festival

Potiche (Trophy Wife)
by François Ozon (2010) 

Co-sponsored by the Calvin French Department, the Calvin College Film Forum & Gender Studies

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

3:45 pm

HH 316

Elizabeth McLaughlin

"Living the Image-Bearing Life: How the Imago Dei Grounds Women's Identity, Spirituality and Vocation"

Thursday, October 6, 2011

7:00 pm

CFAC Recital Hall Film & Discussion "Through My Eyes"
Film about experiences of LBGT Christians

Monday, October 24, 2011

3:30 pm

Meeter Center Lecture Hall Bill Robinson "Diversity and Leadership"

Monday, November 7, 2011

6:00 pm

Bytwerk Theater Film

"Iron-Jawed Angels" (Film starring Hillary Swank on the battle for women's suffrage).

Co-sponsored by the Greater Grand Rapids Women's History Council. Open to the public.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

7 pm

CFAC Auditorium

Jenell Williams Paris

"The End of Sexual Identity"


Spring 2010

Date/Time Place Event/Speaker Title/Details

Thursday, March 11 at
3:30 pm

Meeter Center Lecture Hall Dr. Martha McCaughey

"The Caveman Mystique: Pop-Darwinism and the Debates over Sex, Violence and Science."

Co-sponsored by the biology, communication arts & sciences, philosophy and sociology departments.

Tuesday,
March 16 at
3:30 pm

Meeter Center Lecture Hall Dr. Helen Sterk and Dr. Annelies Knoppers

"Paradoxes and Taboos: Gender, Culture and Physicality."


Monday,
March 29 at
3:30 pm
Commons Lecture Hall Dr. Christiana
de Groot

"Come to the Table: a Theologian Looks at Judy Chicago's 'Dinner Party.'"

Co-sponsored by the religion and communication arts & sciences departments. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, March 31 at
7 pm

Commons Lecture Hall Faculty and
student panel
Book club discussion of Half the Sky: Turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.

Refreshments will be served.

Monday,
April 5 at
7 pm
Meeter Center Lecture Hall Dr. Allyson Jule

"Is this the New Girl Order? Represtations of Post-Feminist Identities in Sex and the City."

Co-sponsored by the Teaching Fellows, Committee on Gender Equity, and the Ofice of the Provost. Refreshments will be served.

Monday,
April 5 at
7 pm

Celebration Cinema North
(off campus)

An evening with
Judy Chicago

Multimedia presentation to be followed by a reception and book signing.

A lecture of the West Michigan Women's Studies Council Nokomis Foundation Lecture Series and co-sponsored by Calvin and other area universities.

April 19,
final deadline

N/A

Writing contest

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

Submit a Spring 2009–Spring 2010 course paper that focuses on a gender issue for this campus-wide writing contest. E-mail an electronic copy to kgroenen@calvin.edu and sgoi@calvin.edu.

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