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The Hunting Ground: a screening

April 28, 2015
7:30 pmto9:30 pm

Global Scholars Hall
1710 E. 15th Ave.
UO campus

Hunting_Ground_posterThe documentary The Hunting Ground will premiere at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the University of Oregon’s Global Scholars Hall, 1710 E. 15th Ave., Eugene. A discussion will follow the screening. The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice—despite harsh retaliation, harassment and pushback at every level. For a preview, go to: http://www.thehuntinggroundfilm.com/

This event is sponsored by the UO School of Journalism and Communication, and cosponsored by the ASUO Women’s Center and the Center for the Study of Women in Society. This event is free and open to the public. continue reading….

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Michelle McKinley wins the Ligia Parra Jahn Award

Michelle McKinley

Michelle McKinley

UO law professor and CSWS affiliate Michelle McKinley is the 2014 winner of the Ligia Parra Jahn Award. This award is given for the best publication (book or article) on women’s history or publication written by a woman and published in 2014 that began as a Rocky Mountain Council for Latin American Studies (RMCLAS) presentation. Dr. McKinley was chosen as the winner for her Journal of Family History article: “Illicit Intimacies: Virtuous Concubinage in Colonial Lima.”

Dr. McKinley is the Bernard K. Kliks Professor of Law at the University of Oregon and a former advisory board member of the Center for the Study of Women in Society. She teaches immigration law and policy, refugee and asylum law. She publishes on public international law and Latin American legal history. Currently she is a fellow in residence at Princeton University, where she is working on her monograph on enslaved women in colonial Latin America and their attempts to litigate claims to freedom. continue reading….

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Dr. Sangita Gopal Chosen as Incoming CSWS Associate Director

Dr. Sangita Gopal

Dr. Sangita Gopal

April 16, 2015—Dr. Sangita Gopal, whose research, as she describes it, “is located at the intersection of feminist media studies, postcolonial studies and globalization,” has been chosen for a two-year term as associate director of the Center for the Study of Women in Society at the University of Oregon starting in Fall 2015. An associate professor in the UO Department of English and the Cinema Studies Program, Dr. Gopal has been teaching at UO since 2004. Dr. Gopal is the author of Conjugations: Marriage and Form in New Bollywood Cinema (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012), which “explored how cinema reimagined its representations of marriage in order to register shifts in gender identity and social relations activated by the socio-economic processes of globalization.” continue reading….

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CSWS Travel Grants: Deadline May 11

May 11, 2015
5:00 pm

Deadline: May 11, 2015 for travel expenses incurred between July 1, 2015 and December 31, 2015.

These small grants are available for amounts up to $400 for both faculty and graduate students. They provide partial support for travel to present papers that relate to women and gender at a conference, or for a professional activity related to women and gender. Go to the travel grants funding page for more information. continue reading….

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CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium

May 7, 2015 6:00 pmtoMay 9, 2015 5:00 pm

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NWWS_logo_widget“Our Daily Bread: Women’s Stories of Food and Resilience”    May 7 – 9, 2015

The fourth annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium will be held Thursday May 7, 2015, through Saturday May 9, 2015. Diana Abu-Jaber (Crescent; The Language of Baklava; Birds of Paradise) is the keynote author and will be joined by writers Novella Carpenter (Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer); scholar, activist, social justice novelist, editor Breeze Harper (Sistah Vegan; Scars); poet Donna Henderson (The Eddy Fence), and others.

This theme opens conversations about the sensuality of food; food and culture; food shortages; hunger and poverty; health and eating disorders; climate change; misuse of natural resources; environmental racism; food distribution; genetic manipulation of seeds; and preparation and growing of food. Food is our daily bread, but in the practice of writing, what else feeds us? “Our Daily Bread” is a rich theme that will open the door to fruitful discussions of craft, creativity, humanity, gender, and community.

Events will be held on the University of Oregon campus and at the Downtown Eugene Public Library (10th& Olive).  Events are free and open to the public. However, Saturday afternoon workshops will be limited to 20 participants each. Starting April 14, you can preregister for limited spaces in these Saturday afternoon workshops by calling Eugene Public Library at 541-682-5450 (Press 2).

For full details of the workshops and all events, go to: http://csws.uoregon.edu/events-2/2014-nwws/csws-northwest-women-writers-symposium-2015/

Events are sponsored by the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society with the generous support of Eugene Public Library; Oregon Humanities Center; UO Division of Equity and Inclusion; the UO Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies, English, and Ethnic Studies; UO School of Journalism and Communication; University Health Center; UO Libraries; Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics; and the ASUO Women’s Center.

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NWWS: Reading and talk with American Book Award-winning novelist Diana Abu-Jaber

May 7, 2015
6:00 pmto7:30 pm
Diana Abu-Jaber / photo by Scott Eason

Diana Abu-Jaber / photo by Scott Eason

Eugene Public Library
100 W. 10th St. (10th and Olive)
Eugene, OR

“Food is such a great human connector; it’s so intimate. And Middle Eastern food, when it’s done well, is amazing. I thought…let the food be a metaphor for their experience.” —Diana Abu-Jaber

American Book Award–winning author Diana Abu-Jaber will talk about and read from her work in the kick-off event of the 4th annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium. Abu-Jaber is the author of Arabian Jazz, Crescent, The Language of Baklava, Birds of Paradise, and Origins.

Birds-of-Paradise-Hi-ResThe fourth annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium “Our Daily Bread: Women’s Stories of Food and Resilience” will take place on the University of Oregon campus and the downtown Eugene Public Library on Mother’s Day weekend, May 7 – 9, 2015.  Diana Abu-Jaber (Crescent; Birds of Paradise) is the keynote author and will be joined by writers Novella Carpenter (Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer); scholar, activist, social justice novelist and editor Breeze Harper (Sistah Vegan; Scars); Lauren Kessler (Counter Clockwise: My Year of Hypnosis, Hormones, Dark Chocolate, and Other Adventures in the World of Antiaging); and poet Donna Henderson (The Eddy Fence), with others to be named later. For a full schedule go to: http://csws.uoregon.edu/events-2/2014-nwws/csws-northwest-women-writers-symposium-2015/. All events are free and open to the public, although workshops are limited in size and will require registration during April and early May.

Diana Abu-Jaber was born in Syracuse, New York to an American mother and a Jordanian father. When she was seven, her family moved to Jordan for two years, and she has lived between the U.S. and Jordan ever since. Life was a constant juggling act, acting Arab at home but American in the street. The struggle to make sense of this sort of hybrid life, or “in-betweenness,” permeates Abu-Jaber’s fiction. continue reading….

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NWWS: A conversation with bestselling “Farm City” author Novella Carpenter

May 8, 2015
1:00 pmto2:20 pm
Novella Carpenter

Novella Carpenter

Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Best-selling journalist and memoirist Novella Carpenter will talk about her urban farm experience in downtown Oakland, California in a conversation moderated by award-winning food blogger Jennifer Burns Bright (UO Departments of English and Comparative Literature). Carpenter is the author of Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer and Gone Feral: Tracking My Dad Through the Wild and coauthor of The Essential Urban Farmer. She studied food writing with Michael Pollan at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has appeared in Food and Wine, Mother Jones, Salon.com, and other publications. Carpenter lives and farms near downtown Oakland. Her blog is Ghost Town Farm.

Farm_City_cover_WEBThe fourth annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium “Our Daily Bread: Women’s Stories of Food and Resilience” will take place in locations on the University of Oregon campus and at the downtown Eugene Public Library on Mother’s Day weekend, May 7 – 9, 2015. For a full schedule go to: http://csws.uoregon.edu/events-2/2014-nwws/csws-northwest-women-writers-symposium-2015/

All events are free and open to the public, although Saturday afternoon workshops—including one taught by Novella Carpenter—are limited in size and will require registration during April and early May.

Sponsored by the UO Center for the Study of Women in Society. Cosponsors include Eugene Public Library; Oregon Humanities Center; UO Division of Equity and Inclusion; the UO Departments of Women’s and Gender Studies, English, and Ethnic Studies; UO School of Journalism and Communication; University Health Center; UO Libraries; Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics; and the ASUO Women’s Center.