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Women’s History Month Scholar-in-Residence

Dr. Julia Serano

March 24-26, 2015

 Dr. Julia Serano is an author, spoken word performer, trans activist, and biologist. The author of two books, her writings have also appeared in over a dozen anthologies, numerous queer, feminist, and pop culture magazines, and are used as teaching materials in college-level gender studies courses across the United States, including at Wright State. Julia has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Columbia University and was a researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, in the field of evolutionary and developmental biology for 17 years. The following events are related to Julia’s Women’s History Month residency at Wright State.

 

 

 

Keynote Address & Book Signing

Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

12:30-2:00 p.m., Millett Hall Atrium

Join Julia for a talk about making feminist and queer movements more inclusive. Julia shares strategies that are highlighted in her second book Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive to empower people to challenge all forms of sexism and marginalization, even oppressions with which people may be unaware or less familiar. Don’t miss this talk that will inspire and challenge! Free and open to the public.

 

 

Spring Reading Discussion: Whipping Girl, by Julia Serano

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Noon – 1:00 p.m., Women’s Center, 148 Millett Hall

Join the Women’s Center to discuss the spring reading selection, Whipping Girl: A Transexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity, that tells the personal story of Julia and her experiences and observations—both pre- and post-transition. All are welcome to attend; Julia will join the book discussion on March 25. Books are available for students only on a first-come, first-served basis; call 775-4524 or visit the Women’s Center to reserve your copy.

 

 

Poetry and Activism Workshop

Thursday, March 26, 2015

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

E156 Student Union

Registration Required

In this workshop, Julia will discuss her experiences as an activist and a spoken word performer, and how these endeavors have overlapped in her life and work. The event will include a set of Julia's performance poetry, plus an interactive conversation with the audience on the intersection of art and activism. Space is limited; please call the Women’s Center at 775-4524 to reserve a seat.

 

 

The Women’s History Month Residency is sponsored by the Wright State University Women’s Center and Women’s Studies Program.

For more information, contact the Women’s Center at (937) 775-4524.

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Thirteenth Annual

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Please download registration packet here.

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Volume 2, Issue 2, 2014 of Happenings, a publication of the Wright State University Women's Center, can be downloaded here.

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