The Women's Studies Program organizes a Fall Colloquium to provide the academic community an opportunity to present papers on, analyze, and discuss a specific topic.
The purpose of the Gender & Gender Identity colloquium is to highlight feminist research and debates over the meanings of gender. Topics have included gender and media, gender and political activism, cultural construction of gender, and psychology of sex roles.
In recognition of October being nationally recognized as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) & Ally Awareness Month, we are hosting an educational initiative to gain additional tools and resources to make classrooms safer and more affirming of students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
The discussion is intended to showcase current classroom activities and exercises from Texas Tech faculty that have created a safe environment to discuss the difference between gender, sex and sexuality. Through this colloquium participants will learn how to bring more awareness to the underlying misconceptions and misinformation of specific gendered minorities. It is our intent to encourage open and safe dialogue for educators to discuss their experiences.
This event is FREE and open to the public and is held on the Texas Tech University Campus in the Student Union Building meeting rooms.