The Women and Gender Studies program recently participated in The Third Biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues: A forum on local and global gender issues, which celebrates the 164ndAnniversary of the First Women’s Rights Convention & Declaration of Sentiments, October 19-21 in Seneca Falls.
Women and Gender Studies (WMS) students, Laura Clark, Angela Gilbert, Ashley McKay, and Johnny Sparrow attended the third biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues (SFD), October 19- 21, where they presented: "Feminist Disruptions: Young Voices Negotiating Politics of Identity and Place." See Roundtable details here.
Led by WMS director/faculty Dr. Barbara LeSavoy, the students presented projects completed in their spring '12 feminist theory class, which addressed various dimensions of identity understood through different theoretical locations including Queer, Black, Liberal, Marxist, and Radical feminist thought.
Keynotes at the SFD included, Dr. Nancy Hewitt, Professor of History and Women's Studies at Rutgers University, and Judy Richardson, Dorothy Zellner, and Betty Robinson from Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Account by Women in the SNCC. Dr. Alison Parker, Professor of History at Brockport, introduced Dr. Hewitt.
The conference is organized by a regional WMS college alliance comprised of The College at Brockport, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Monroe Community College, St. John Fisher College, University at Buffalo SUNY, and University of Rochester. Brockport WMS Director, Dr. Barbara LeSavoy, served as conference chair
Photos of the Seneca Falls Dialogues here.
Dr. Barbara LeSavoy, Director of Women and Gender Studies, will lead a talkback discussion of WXXI Community Cinema screening of the film "Half the Sky," Monday, September 24, 7 pm, The Little Theatre, Rochester NY.
This film follows New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof on a journey to six countries where he interacts with individuals who are confronting the oppression of women and girls. The film, which will air in its entirety in October on PBS' Independent Lens, is based on the widely acclaimed book, "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women and Girls," by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.
The WXXI Community Cinema screening is free and open to the public.
The Women and Gender Studies Program is proud to announce the launch of Dissenting Voices, a faculty-reviewed journal featuring the capstone projects of Women and Gender Studies Senior Seminar students. In the journal, readers will find papers, poetry, art, and creative writing focused on women and gender-focused topics organic to college campuses and surrounding communities.
Editor-in-Chief Barbara LeSavoy envisioned Dissenting Voices as a women and gender studies publication that would bring to light undergraduate creative agency realized on the cusp of feminist knowledge. Her Spring 2012 senior seminar undergraduates were inspired by that vision, collaborating to define the journal's founding statement and design in addition to their individual creative contributions. The eJournal's cover is by WMS major, Johnny Sparrow.
Managing Editor Pat Maxwell worked with seminar students, guiding the eJournal design and implementation. Editorial Board members are Amber Humphrey, Jennifer Lloyd, Barbara Mitrano, and Megan Obourn. Digital Commons @Brockport is an online collection of scholarly and creative works produced by the faculty, staff, and students of The College at Brockport. This digital repository is a service of Drake Memorial Library and Library, Information, & Technology Services.
The Beta Lambda chapter of Iota,Iota, Iota (aka Triota), WMS honor society inducted new members Sherly Urena, Martin Green, Laura Clark, Molly Stanton, Katelyn Berry, Cassandra Negley, Jessica Zimmer, Alyse Gardner, Dean Barney, Laura Hyland and Allison Savino at this year's End of Year Award Ceremonies.
Iota, Iota, Iota, named after three goddesses, Inanna,Ishtar, and Isis, strives to maintain feminist values central to women and gender studies:egalitarianism, inclusiveness, and diversity.
Membership is open to WMS majors and minors with at least nine hours of WMS courses and with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in WMS courses and 3.25 overall.