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Women & Gender Studies Speaker Series, Gender Justice League, LGBT History Month & MORE!


The Women and Gender Studies Speaker Series: Global Studies in Gender and Sexuality presents 2 lectures:

Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 4:00 pm  – Hazel Gates Woodruff Cottage

“Nationalist Heterosexuality and Migrant (Il)Legality in the Irish Republic”

Eithne Luibhéid, Associate Professor, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Arizona

Centering on controversies over immigrant women who gave birth to citizen children in Ireland between 1997-2004, this talk brings queer and migration scholarship into critical dialogue to explore how nationalist heterosexual norms shape immigrants’ likelihood of becoming designated by the state as documented or undocumented. Co-sponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies, the Women’s Resource Center, and the GLBTQ Resource Center.


Thursday, October 4, 2012 5:00 – 6:30pm – HUMN 135

“Affective Labor, Ethnic Migrant Youth and the Precariat in Neoliberal China”

Hai Ren, Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona


Professor Ren’s talk will focus on two cultural sites: the Chinese Ethnic Culture Park in Beijing, and China Central Television’s popular program “Eastern Time and Space.” It will explore how these cultural sites shape the subjectivities of ethnic minority migrant youth in China, in order to align them with the state’s project of neoliberal national development. Co-sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies.


“Gender, Race, Sexuality, Class and the 2012 Election: What’s at Stake?”

Tuesday, October 2nd, 5-6:30pm, HUMN 250

The Gender Justice League is hosting another Conversations (this time) Near the Cottage. We will have a panel that includes: Celeste Montoya (WGST/PSCI), Katie Oliviera (WGST), Hillary Potter (SOC), Scarlet Bowen (GLBTQ Resource Center), and Lisa Radelet (Boulder Valley Women’s Health). Come nibble on some good food and bring any questions you may have about the election.

“Feminism 101: Is your definition of feminism fact or fiction?”

Tue, October 2, 3:30pm – 4:30pm; UMC 416

Do you want to communicate what being a feminist is really about to others? Not sure if you are a feminist? Find yourself saying “I’m not a feminist, but…” Think you aren’t a feminist? Everyone is welcome to join us for a discussion about the basics of feminism.
Speaker: Celeste Montoya Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Location: UMC 416 CU Women’s Resource Center (Sugar Free Feminism Series)

Advocates for Choice, CU’s Pro-Choice Student Group, is hosting “Sex Trivia”

Wednesday, September 26th at Half Fast on the Hill from 7:00-9:00pm

Come enrich your sexual knowledge on issues such as the history of sex, sex laws and reproductive rights, birth control, sex toys, and random facts about sex! We are offering prizes for winning teams that range from sex toys to condoms to restaurant gift cards. Join us for shame-free, inclusive, sex-positive trivia, yummy food, and fun people! Contact Advocates4ChoiceCU@gmail.com with questions and “like” us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/CU-Advocates-for-Choice/190229287675204.


October is LGBT History Month!

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 5pm, ATLAS 100

Ruthie and Connie (http://ruthieandconniethemovie.com/), a film about two Jewish lesbians kicking political ass well before it was political correct to do so.  The film engages domestic, political, cultural, and even religious issues. Wed, Oct. 3, 5pm, ATLAS 100 with talk back to follow.


Friday, October 5th, 4pm, ATLAS 229

Training Rules, a film about the lawsuit against Penn State’s anti-LGBT practices in college athletics.  Wed, Oct 3, 5pm, ATLAS 100 with talk back to follow.


“Exercise Your Right to VOTE! ”
Friday, October 5th, 4:30-7:30 PM UMC Club 156

Drop in for Zumba, Cardio Kickboxing, Hip-Hop class & register to vote while you’re there! Sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center and New Era Colorado. more info: www.colorado.edu/WomensResourceCenter


DEADLINE: Register to vote on or before October 9th!!

The CU Independent has a great article with details about how & where for both in-state and out-of-state residents. http://www.cuindependent.com/2012/09/25/registering-to-vote-a-how-to-guide/36021/

Equality Rally and March
Saturday, October 6, 2012, in Denver’s Civic Center Park
1:00-3:00 Rally; 3:00-4:00 March; 4:00-5:00 Social Time/Picnic

This event will be highlighting women’s achievements on the long road to equal rights.  We will also be calling attention to women’s continuing efforts towards full equality and the recent attempts to erode women’s rights, including the attacks on a woman’s right to choose what is best for her own personal health care. Organized by We are Women Colorado

Internship: Running Start (Applications due Oct. 17)

Running Start is currently accepting applications for its exciting political internship program for young women, the Running Start/Wal-Mart Star Fellowship Program.  Our selected Fellows intern on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, and participate in political seminars where they learn the nuts and bolts of politics and the importance of running for elected office.
Applications for Spring 2013 are due October 17.  Please visit http://www.runningstartonline.org/programs/star-fellowship for more details.