Events

We host campus-wide programming throughout the academic year, and we've had over 45 departments, organizations and student groups collaborate with us as co-sponsors, from the School of Business to the University Programming Board to English to ROTC to History to Psychology, among others.

Our programming focuses on a wide range of topics and situates gender as intersectional (informed by other identity markers like age, race, sexual identity, ethnicity, class and religion).  Past programming has addressed the role of women in the military, the pervasiveness and problems of porn culture, heterosexism and its damages, the NFL's potential role in fostering a climate of diversity and acceptance, cultural perceptions about the links between masculinity and athleticism, and women and Islam.  Future programming will address African-American masculinities, the role of art in shaping global perceptions of women in the U.S., and acquaintance rape on college campuses.    Vibrant and relevant, the programs consider an array of pressing issues and address diverse interests and concerns.

We also host advocacy workshops, where members of our campus community learn about an issue that affects most of us and especially students.  Past advocacy workshops have focused on the limits of crisis pregnancy centers and the need to provide students with accurate information on reproductive options; the importance of bystander advocacy in diminishing sexual assault and harassment, homophobia, racism, and disability-based discrimination; the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell in our U.S. military (since accomplished); and bills in PA that attempt to limit access to abortion and reproductive healthcare.  Our goal with these workshops is to first provide information about an issue and then offer options for action.  They are designed to encourage activism and remind us of the power we have to affect change in our communities. 

upcoming spring 2018 Programming

YVONNE ORJI -- Nigerian actor from the HBO show "Insecure" which focuses on the lives of African American Women
Date: Monday, February 26th
Location: TBA
Time: 7 PM

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT TORTURE
Date: Tuesday, February 27th
Location: ATS 142
Time: Common Hour

#MeTooSRU -- ADDRESSING SEXUAL VIOLENCE: HOW TO TURN A MOMENT INTO A MOVEMENT
Date: Tuesday, Feb 27th
Location: SSC Theater
Time: 7:30-9 PM

JOHN KIRIAKOU -- former CIA agent will talk about waterboarding as torture
Date: Wednesday, February 28th
Location: TBA
Time: 7 PM

TITLE IX PANEL ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT & SEXUAL ASSAULT -- Hosted by the President's Commission on Women
Date: Wednesday, March 28th
Location: TBA
Time: 7:30 PM

PANEL ON GENDER, DIVERSITY & SUSTAINABILITY
Date: Tuesday, April 10th
Location: SSC Theater
Time: 7:30 PM

DONALD SHORTER -- a genderqueer, Black dancer and blogger
Date: Monday, April 16th
Location: Field House
Time: 8 PM

INTRO TO GNDR POSTER SESSIONS
Date: Tuesday, April 17th
Location: SSC Commuter Lounge
Time: Common Hour

THE SEXUAL ASSAULT EPIDEMIC NO ONE TALKS ABOUT
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Location: VSC 116
Time: 7:30 PM

SCREENING OF THE EAGLE HUNTRESS
Date: Tuesday, April 24th
Location: SSC Theater
Time: 7 PM