Upcoming Event Clothesline Project:
Break the Silence!
“Everyone has a story to share.” Join the WGS Program and share your expressions about violence by creating a symbolic T-shirt between Oct. 14th - 24th, between 10am – 2pm, Monday through Thursday each week. Your “shirt” will be exhibited on a clothesline in the Moraine Lobby with all the others. Let your voice be heard by “breaking the silence” against violence!
During the Clothesline Project, we will be collecting hygiene, household, and nonperishable food items to be donated to local shelters. In exchange for a donated item, you will receive a purple wristband saying “Stop the Violence”.
The next IU Women’s and Gender Studies Undergraduate conference will be held at IU East on Friday, April 3, 2020. The conference theme is Women and Power: Reading Gendered Perspectives.
To register please follow this link: 32nd IU WGS Conference IU East
The 31st Indiana University Inter-campus WGS Student Research Conference was a huge success on April 5, 2019. Thank you to all of our presenters.
Our 2019 Theme was Women and Power: POLICING GENDER IN PUBLIC SPACES; THE RACIAL/SPATIAL POLITICS OF BANNING THE MUSLIM WOMAN’S NIQAB
By banning Muslim women from wearing the niqab in public, we deny them the right to public space, even as they are formally citizens. The ban on Niqabi secures us from the sight of the niqab, but pre-empts any recognition of the other’s humanity. This pre-emption troubles us. Our rage at niqabi women conceals the ambivalence and desire that marks the encounter.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER was:
DR. SHERENE H. RAZACK is a Distinguished Professor and
the Penny Kanner Endowed Chair in Gender Studies at UCLA.
Her teaching and research focus on racial violence and she has
written six books on the subject. Her presentation addresses
the banning of Niqabi in public spaces.