March is Women's History Month and the Women's and Gender Studies Program is hosting several events to celebrate women's accomplishments throughout history.
On March 5th, the Women's and Gender Studies Program is partnering with GSU's Center for Sustainability to present the first film in the Environmental Community Cinema Series. Solar Mamas tells the story of a Jordanian mother of four who ventures outside her village for the first time to attend India's Barefoot College. She joins poor women like herself from Guatemala, Columbia, Burkina Faso and Kenya to learn concrete skills that will transform their communities. The film screening will begin at 6:30pm on March 5th in room 1119 of the Biology Building. The series is also sponsored by Hands On Southeast Georgia, The School of Human Ecology and the Recreation and Tourism Management Program.
Throughout the month, the Women's and Gender Studies Program will be collecting donations for the Free The Girls campaign, an organization that provides job opportunities to women rescued from sex trafficking. Currently 27 million men, women and children are being held as slaves around the world. That's more than in any other time in history and 80% of those slaves are women and girls. Free the Girls partners with local women's shelters and provides women with jobs reselling gently-used bras. In the developing world, selling second-hand clothes -- and particularly, bras -- is a thriving business and most women earn enough money to support themselves. Beginning on March 1st, donation boxes will be located throughout campus where women can drop off their gently-used bras and know that they've done something to help women around the world escape slavery.
Finally, the Women's and Gender Studies program is happy to announce Joan C. Browning will be delivering the Keynote Lecture for Women's History Month entitled, "From Telfair to Toulouse: Travels Outside the Cage of Race." A native of Georgia, Ms. Browning was a member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and an Albany Freedom Rider. Born on a small farm in rural Georgia, Browning was asked to leave Georgia State College for Women in Millidgeville after she attended services at a black church. From there, she headed to Atlanta where she joined SNCC and volunteered to join the Freedom Riders and later helped lead anti-poverty programs. Browning is the co-author of Deep in Our Hearts: Nine White Women in the Freedom Movement (UGA Press, 2000). She now lives in West Virginia where she is a freelance journalist and activist in support of public schools and libraries. Please save the date and join us for what is certain to be a very special evening for our university community.
The Women's and Gender Studies office will be moving from Forest Drive to the Carroll Building. The office will be staffed during most business hours. The
move will result in a substantial improvement in both the visibility
and accessibility of the Women's and Gender Studies Program.
Please stop by and check out our new digs when you're in the neighborhood!
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Women's & Gender Studies is an interdisciplinary
liberal arts program offering both an
undergraduate minor and concentration
Women's and Gender Studies Courses
- Help you appreciate diversity and give you the interpersonal and professional skills to live in a multi-cultural world;
- Give you strategies for analyzing power dynamics and inequities in social structures;
- Prepare you for graduate study and careers in fields such as law,
government, health and human services, and public administration;
- Equip you for policy work with advocacy groups, human rights organizations, environmental and consumer groups.
Forest Drive 1127
Post Office Box 8090 •
Statesboro, GA 30460
912.478.0625 voice • 912.478.1386 fax
HAVE YOU DONE A GREAT RESEARCH OR CREATIVE
PROJECT IN WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES IN 2012?
HAVE YOU DONE SERVICE IN AN ACTIVITY
RELATED TO WOMEN'S AND GENDER STUDIES?
Consider applying for one of the awards sponsored by
the Women's and Gender Studies Program!
The Research/Project Award in Women's and Gender Studies
recognizes student achievement in research or creative activities in
One undergraduate and one graduate award is presented.
The Linda Rohrer Paige Award for Service in Women's
and Gender Studies recognizes excellence in student service activities.
Click on the "Awards" link to the left for
guidelines and submission forms.
The deadline for submission is
February 15, 2013.