Women's History & Culture Month Keynote 3/27/14

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Dr. Danielle Dirks, an organizer and activist in the new social movement to end rape, sexual harassment, and other forms of violence on campus; and co-author of the feature article in Ms. Magazine's Winter/Spring 2014 issue; will deliver our keynote for UAF Women's History and Culture Month 2014. 

Networked Survivors Fighting for Reform: 
The New Campus Antirape Movement
A Talk by Dr. Danielle Dirks
7:00PM Thursday, March 27th
The Gathering Room in Brooks Building
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Sponsored by:
UAF Women's Center
Women's & Gender Studies Program
Sociology Club
Social Work Department
Justice Department
Sociology Department
Betty Jo Staser Memorial Fund

Breaking the Man Box: Reconstructing Masculinity in America - Live Streamed Panel from UMN

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Join the UAF Women's Center as we LIVE Stream into a Critical Conversations about Diversity and Justice series, University of Minnesota event:

Breaking the Man Box:
Reconstructing Masculinity in America
Friday, March 28th 8 10:30am-noon AK time
(followed by a recap & UAF based discussion until 1 or 2 pm for those who can stay, or want to join after noon)
Wood Center Multi-Level Lounge

What does it mean to be a man? 
Historically, certain images of masculinity have been foundational to American beliefs and values. Challenging these rigid constructs has resulted in major shifts in American society, opening up opportunities for new ideas about gender, identities, and behaviors. 
How are Women/Gender Studies challenging traditional cultural behaviors? How are ideas about masculinity shifting and helping families raise feminist sons? 
This conversation engages panelists and participants in an examination of manhood, maleness and masculinity by discussing cultural contexts such as sports, gaming and guns; male power in the marketplace; ethnic masculinities; paternity and parenting; artistic expression; and sexual expression and identity.

  • Kyle "Guante" Tran Myhre, hip hop artist, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, social justice activits, and educator
  • Gavin Grivna, Residence Director, University of Minnesota Housing and Residential Life
  • Zenzele Isoke, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
  • Jason Jackson, Assistant Director, University of Minnesota GLBTA Programs Office
Owen Marciano, Co-Chair, University of Minnesota Transgender Commission

AND join the UAF Women's Center for our LIVE Stream into this event


Non-Traditional Student Organization

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You are invited to join the new Non-Traditional Student Organization at UAF

Non-Traditional Students are . . .

  • Students with Life Experience (work, family, retirement, active duty, veteran)
  • Graduate/Undergraduate
  • All degree programs 
 Goals: support and social outing for Non-Traditional Students!

Meets 5:30 PM alternate Thursdays
501 Gruening (Justice Department Lounge)

contact Diane Huebner for more info


In recognition of Women's History Month, the White House released President Obama's proclamation of the month of March as Women's History Month.

"American women have led movements for social and economic justice, made groundbreaking scientific discoveries, enriched our culture with stunning works of art and literature, and charted bold directions in our foreign policy."

Later in the piece, President Obama reviews the steps his administration has taken, since he took office, to support gender equality and fight discrimination. He specifically pledges his administration's support of women who wish to pursue their passions in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields.