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Brown Bag Lunch Series

brown bag lunch series

  • February 6 | noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • March 6 | noon - 1:00 p.m.
  • Theme: Active Solidarities Working Toward a Collective Future
  • Location: | Teaching, Learning & Profesional Development Center (TLPDC) | TTU Library Room 153


In the spirit of consciousness raising groups *, please join the Women's Studies Program for our brown bag lunch series.

We invite members of the campus community to bring their lunch and join us. We want to use this time as an opportunity for a “meeting of minds”.

As an informal gathering, we intend to address a wide range of issues including current topics being discussed inside the classroom and out. The lunches provide opportunities to discuss hot topics, challenges, solutions, and to share ideas and inspirations. Join us for an informal gathering with colleagues and community members who are friends of the Women's Studies Program.

The event is FREE. Invite a friend!

Spring 2015

Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.

"#BlackLivesMatter was created in response to the anti-Black racism that permeates our society and also, unfortunately, our movements." - Alcia Garza, Special Projects Director,National Domestic Workers Alliance

  • global health
    February 9
    | Global Health Security Issues: Focus on Women's Health
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Teaching, Learning & Profesional Development Center (TLPDC)
    TTU Library Room 153

    As part of our brown bag lunch discussion series, we are proud to announce Dr. Annie Sobel, who serves dual appointments for Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Sobel will lead a discussion on Global Health Security Issues on Monday, February 9th from noon-1pm.

    For Texas Tech, Dr. Sobel is the new Executive for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Health Security. In this role, Dr. Sobel assists faculty at Texas Tech and the Health Sciences Center to build new health and security-relevant interdisciplinary programs and collaborations.

    Dr. Sobel is a veteran with 20 years of military experience and served as a Major General in the Air National Guard and Homeland Security Director for New Mexico. As a physician-engineer, she has worked at national labs and government agencies such as DARPA, DTRA and OSD as a senior advisor.

  • weaving stories of womens lives
    March 6
    | Weaving the Stories of Women's Lives
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Teaching, Learning & Profesional Development Center (TLPDC)
    TTU Library Room 153

Accounts of the lives of individual women are critically important because they reveal exceptionally strong role models who share a more expansive vision of what a woman can do. The stories of women’s lives, and the choices they made, encourage girls and young women to think larger and bolder, and give boys and men a fuller understanding of the female experience. Knowing women’s achievements challenges stereotypes and upends social assumptions about who women are and what women can accomplish today.


Registration for each forum is FREE. Please go to the link provided and click on "schedule of events" on the left side of the page to find the event and register. For non-TTU personnel please contact the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center (TLPDC) at (806) 742-0133 to register. Link to register:

* Consciousness Raising (also called awareness raising) is a form of political activism, popularized by United States feminists in the late 1960s. It often takes the form of a group of people attempting to focus the attention of a wider group of people on some cause or condition. Common issues include diseases (e.g. breast cancer, AIDS), conflicts (e.g. the Darfur genocide, global warming), movements (e.g. Greenpeace, PETA, Earth Hour), and political parties or politicians. Since informing the populace of a public concern is often regarded as the first step to changing how the institutions handle it, raising awareness is often the first activity in which any advocacy group engages.


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