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Center for the Study of Women in Society Film Series

CSWS Film Series: The Purity Myth

October 3, 2012 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Screening & moderated discussion

177 Lawrence Hall

1190 Franklin Blvd.

The Purity Myth: The Virginity Movement’s War Against Women In this video adaptation of her bestselling book, pioneering feminist blogger Jessica Valenti trains her sights on “the virginity movement” — an unholy alliance of evangelical Christians, right-wing politicians, and conservative policy intellectuals who have been exploiting irrational fears about women’s sexuality to roll back women’s rights. From dad-and-daughter “purity balls,” taxpayer-funded abstinence-only curricula, and political attacks on Planned Parenthood, to recent attempts by legislators to de-fund women’s reproductive health care and narrow the legal definition of rape, Valenti identifies a single, unifying assumption: the myth that the worth of a woman depends on what she does — or does not do — sexually. In the end, Valenti argues that the health and well-being of women are too important to be left to ideologues bent on vilifying feminism and undermining women’s autonomy. “The War on Women” A roundtable discussion follows the screening and will include activist Kamala Shugar (Planned Parenthood) and UO professors April Haynes (History); Priscilla Yamin (Political Science); and Peter Laufer (SOJC). Sponsored by the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society with the Fembot Special Project.

CSWS Film Series: Private Issues, Public Conversations

Telling Amy’s Story October 17, 2012 7:30 p.m. 177 Lawrence

Hall Bi the Way January 30, 2013 Location TBA

Madame Satã April 2013 Location TBA

CSWS Film Series events are free and open to the public.

Alliance Spring Speaker Event – Dr. Johnny Lake

Alliance Spring Social

Courageous Conversations – Privileges across Identities

Courageous Conversations: Graduate Student Survey

The Alliance of Graduate Students for Diversity is inviting you to our Courageous Conversations on Friday, April 13th from 2 to 3:30pm, at the Graduate Student Center, Susan Campbell Hall.

Courageous Conversations is a series of cross-cultural dialogues for graduate students and allies. We aim to create a safe and confidential space to discuss our experiences on campus.

The topic for this Conversation will be on the Graduate Student Survey. Why does the Graduate School survey all graduate students about their experiences every three years? What happens with the data? How can the voices of students about campus climate and diversity be heard? In this conversation, Sandi Morgen, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Associate Dean of the Graduate School, will provide us with answers to these questions and more! She will lead us in a discussion on how the survey can better serve the needs of all graduate students. Please join us. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome!

Courageous Conversations: Difficulties in the Classroom

Alliance Winter Roaming Social

Courageous Conversations

Canceled Events

Graduate Research Opportunities Event Wednesday, November 16, 12pm- 1pm, Gerlinger Lounge

Alliance Presentation at the Oregon Diversity Institute Thursday, November 3, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, EMU

PhD Movie

The Graduate School is sponsoring an exclusive UO campus screening of the film on Thursday, November 10th, in PLC Room 180. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m., and the movie screens from 7:00-8:30 p.m. The learn more about The PHD Movie–and reserve your FREE ticket. Seats are still availible, but seating is limited.

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