The first Gender Fair was held in the Spring of 2012 in the Croslin Room at the TTU Library. Gender Fair is an educational, awareness-oriented resource fair exploring gender, equity, and communication.
The fair is organized and planned by students (with guidance from Dr. Amy Heuman, Associate Professor, Communication Studies & Women's Studies Affiliated Faculty) taking COMS 3334/WS 3312 Gender & Communication course. This course (cross-listed with Women's Studies) examines gender in contemporary society, giving attention to gender roles, masculine and feminine communication styles, social institutions that shape gender, and everyday applications of gender in the lives of people.
The fair provides educational booths and resources about topics such as the broader umbrella of biological sex/ societal gender/gender identity/sexuality, gender marking in our communication, body image pressures for men and women, sexual activity education, gender equity in organizations, representation in politics, and violence against women.
Also joining the student presentations are members of the University and Lubbock Communities including TTU Student Counseling Center, Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (TTU Student Organization), and the Lubbock Rape Crisis Center.
- Texas Tech University Library Croslin Room | May 2 & 4 | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Broader umbrella of biological sex/societal gender/gender/identity/sexuality
- Gender marking in our communication
- Body image pressures for men and women
- Sexual activity education
- Gender equity in organizations
- Representation in politics
- Violence against women
Examines gender in contemporary society, giving attention to gender roles, masculine and feminine communication styles, social institutions that shape gender, and everyday applications of gender in the lives of people.