For more details about any of these upcoming events, please view the Women's Studies Center Newsletter.
All programs are free and open to the public.
- Human Trafficking: Going Under the Belly of the Beast
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, 12 -1:30 pm 207
Patrick Atkinson, founder of the Institute for Trafficked, Exploited & Missing Persons [ITEMP] and the God's Child Project explores slavery in today's world, what human trafficking is and is not, and looks at looks at trafficking from a historical perspective through the ever-changing dynamics of contemporary times. Atkinson discusses how human trafficking victims are selected both internationally and from within Washington state and the U.S. His talk ends with a discussion of practical steps audience members can take to combat human trafficking. Atkinson has been a trainer for the FBI on human trafficking.
- Your Body Talks
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, 3-4:30 pm
Amber Krzys' keynote, Your Body Talks, turns the focus internally as she teaches students how to focus on the most important relationship of all-the relationship with self. Along with this important relationship comes greater respect for the body and simultaneously, a greater desire to take good care of it. Sponsored by Student Activities Involvement & Leadership [SAIL] and Women's Studies Center. For more information, contact Katie Del Monte at email@example.com.
- From Body Hater to Body Celebrator
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, 7-8 pm
Join Amber Kryzs founder of bodyhearter as she inspires audience members to start living now. Too many of us get caught up in the "When...Thens." You know: "When I lose 10 pounds, then I'll wear my skinny jeans." "When my skin clears up, then I'll talk to that guy." "When I make more money, then I'll take a vacation." Kryzs blamed her body for the acting jobs she didn't land or the guys that didn't call. She comforted herself with food and punished herself with exercise. She describes herself as a mess - all because of a "when/then." While living her dream as an actress in a Broadway show, she was completely miserable because she believed having a better body - a perfect body - would make her happier and more successful. In this inspiring and humorous keynote, Kryzs shares her personal story of how she won her own "perfect body game." Cosponsored by SAIL, Eagle Entertainment, and EWU Women's Studies Center. For more information, contact Katie Del Monte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Conversations that Matter-Beauty and the Body: From Fairy Tales to Cultural Embodiments of Gender and Sexuality
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, 12-1 pm
Beauty at the start of the 21st century remains a stronghold in shaping cultural norms about sex, gender, and the body. Throughout early childhood socialization and psychological/physiological development, youth encounter dominate conceptions of beauty that continue to influence life experiences of adulthood and aging. Jessica Willis, PhD, Women's and Gender Studies, discusses notions of cultural beauty and how they operate with extraordinary symbolic power providing scripts, rituals and roles tied to the social gendering of love and the body. Limited to 25 attendees. Free lunch is included. Reservations required through OrgSync. Select OrgSync>events and look for SAIL. Cosponsored by SAIL and Women's and Gender Studies. For more information, contact Katie Del Monte at email@example.com.
- Protest Songs That Changed History
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, 12-12:50 pm
JFK Library Atrium
Local children's author Claire Rudolf Murphy will give a presentation on her new book My Country Tis of Thee: How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights. Her slide talk will feature protest movements and events from American history set against the background of this iconic song with verses recorded by the EWU choir, directed by Kristina Ploeger. Verses focus on the colonists breaking away from England, the abolitionists against slavery, women fighting for the right to vote, Native American rights, and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech among others. Prizes include a copy of the book.
- Contemporary Issues in Feminist Research: English, Tourism, and Communities in Nicaragua: Some Concerns
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, 12 - 12:50 pm
207 Monroe Hall
As tourism grows faster in Nicaragua than in any other country, so grows the learning of English by those eager to communicate with a significant group of tourists. However, tourism is driven by power differences and assumptions about 'the Other', which usually disadvantages the tourees. Gina Petrie, PhD, Modern Languages & Literatures, discusses how the Nicaraguans view the growing use of English for tourism around them.