- Methods of Advocacy & Activism (Fall 2010)
Individuals can find personal motivation in their own lived experiences and begin to mobilize larger groups, but how? This forum offers us an opportunity to hear feminist voices that remind us of how one person’s dedication to a cause or issue can become another person’s reason to act on behalf of that cause. Come along and learn about getting or keeping your group up and running.
- Collective Identity within Social Movements (Fall 2010)
This forum is intended to discuss how the history of the Women’s Movement and the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Civil Rights movement intertwine and construct multiple voices with a common goal of gaining equality. We will view the documentary, Mom’s Apple Pie: The Heart of the Lesbian Mothers’ Custody Movement.
This film, narrated by Kate Clinton, interviews sons and daughters who were seperated from their mothers, the mothers themselves, and one women who made the difficult decision to flee with her children. Founders of the Lesbian Rights Project (now the National Center for Lesbian Rights) and the Lesbian Mothers’ National Defense Fund recount the founding of their organizations in response to the bevy of court rulings granting custody to grandparents, fathers and distant relatives based on the belief that lesbians would be unfit parents.
- Social Networking in Real Time (Spring 2010)
Members of the student organizations Graduate Feminist Scholars,
V-Day Lubbock Coalition and staff of the Women's Studies Program presented the first forum, providing a space for reflection, learning and exchange, debate and agenda setting. Participants learned of the many accomplishments achieved over the past year and future plans of each organization.
The main theme of this forum was to strengthen feminist movements and learn how to expand strategic alliances with others on and off campus. Additionally, participants were able to use this forum as a tool for awareness raising, education and learning, mobilization as well as peer review and assessment.
Support for these events provided by:
TTU Graduate Feminist Scholars
TTU Women's Studies Program
V-Day Lubbock Coalition