April 1 | "Why Pink Matters: Women and the Global Cancer Movement" by Dr. Judith Salerno
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | International Culture Center
Dr. Salerno will speak about the role of organizations like Susan G. Komen® in the mission to put an end to breast cancer; the importance of leveraging local, domestic and global partnerships to educate and support women and men around the world; and the critical research that will ultimately put an end to the disease.
Dr. Salerno brings extensive experience in research, public health policy and community health to the role. Before joining Komen, she was the Leonard D. Schaeffer Executive Officer of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies, serving as executive director and chief operating officer of the Institute.
Guest are invited to bring a brown bag lunch. Tea, water and cookies provided.
Sponsored by Texas Tech University, Women's Studies Program, the Office of International Affairs, the Office of the President, and the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health at Texas Tech.
February 9 | Dr. Annie Sobel
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. | TLPDC RM 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.
Link to register: https://www.tltc.ttu.edu/
Rescheduled for Fall 2015 | Cokie Roberts
Time TBA | TLPDC RM 153
Join us for an interview, led by Dr. Marjean Purinton, on women’s issues, as reflected in author, journalist Cokie Roberts books We Are Our Mothers’ Daughters and Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, as well as Ms Roberts thoughts on improving women’s healthcare.
Ms Roberts is a Morning Edition contributor for for National Public Radio (NPR). At NPR she previously served as the congressional correspondent for more than 10 years. In addition to her work for NPR, Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, providing analysis for all network news programming.
Roberts holds more than twenty honorary degrees, serves on the boards of several non-profit institutions and on the President's Commission on Service and Civic Participation. This year the Library of Congress named her a "Living Legend," one of the very few Americans to have attained that honor. She is the mother of two and grandmother of six.
This outreach opportunity is made possible by the Presidential Lecture & Performance Series, in collaboration with the Women’s Studies Program.
Registration: All participants must register.
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February 10 | Shola Lynch at Texas Tech
3:30 p.m. | Texas Tech University Campus| COMS RM 82
Shola Lynch was born on March 20, 1969 in Austin, Texas, USA as Shola Ayn Lynch. She is an actress and producer, known for Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2012), Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed (2004) and Frank Lloyd Wright (1998).
Among her freelance projects, Lynch has produced for Discovery, BET, TV One as well as reported a three segment series on incarceration in America for CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360.
Lynch learned the craft of documentary making on the job. She worked with Ken Burns and Florentine Films on the Peabody Award-winning Frank Lloyd Wright and the ten-part JAZZ series. She has also worked on the Emmy Award-winning "Do You Believe in Miracles? The Story of the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team for HBO Sports" documentary. At Orlando Bagwell’s ROJA Productions, she co-produced a short about the 2000 Census and racial identity that was included in the four-part series called Matters of Race, which aired on PBS in 2003.
Ms Lynch will be on the TTU campus Feb 10th, 3:30pm, COMC 082 prior to the screening of the film Free Angela and All Political Prisoners that evening at Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock
October 2, 2014
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: SUB, Mesa Room
Human Rights in the Global Garment Industry
Two speakers from the Alta Gracia Factory, a collegiate apparel factory in the Dominican Republic, will be on campus October 2, in the Student Union Bldg. Mesa Room, 6:30pm.
Alta Gracia, found in over 1,600 college campuses, is the only clothing factory in the developing world that pays the people who make our clothing a LIVING WAGE - more than 3X the minimum wage. Alta Gracia is the result of decades of collaboration between students in the U.S. and garment workers around the world.
The U.S. College and University tour has been made possible from the support of Solidarity Ignite, a non-profit organization under the Alliance of Global Justice.
This speaking tour gives the two garment workers the chance to share their personal stories of working in Free Trade Zone factories. This is a unique occasion to learn first-hand about the lives of people sewing your apparel.
April 15, 2014
MCOM 359| 7:00 pm
Note: "Guyland" will be available for purchase and Dr. Kimmel will be available for signing at 6:30pm
We are delighted to announce visiting scholar Dr. Michael Kimmel April 15th, 7:00pm, MCOM 359, book signing and reception at 6:30pm. Organized by Human Development and Family Studies. Support comes from HDFS, Sociology, Communication Studies, Dean of Students, Student Counseling Center and The Women's Studies Program.
Dr. Kimmelis Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University in New York. He is also the executive director at the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities. Author of The Guy's Guide to Feminism and his most recent book, Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (2009)
Kimmel also manages the online site, MARC: Men Advocating for Real Change, an online learning community for professionals committed to achieving equality in the workplace
CONTACT: Dr. Elizabeth Sharp, Associate Professor, HDFS for more details.
Tanya Moore, PhD a native of Berkeley, CA, received her doctorate training in the field of Biostatistics at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to attending UC Berkeley, Dr. Moore obtained a BS degree in Mathematics from
Spelman College and a Masters in Science and Engineering from the Mathematical Sciences Department at The Johns Hopkins University. After completing a postdoctoral HIV/AIDS research training program in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of California, Los Angeles she returned to her hometown to address the issue of health inequities.
Currently, Dr. Moore works for the City of Berkeley Public Health Department and
is the lead of the Chronic Disease Prevention Program. Her efforts are focused primarily
on reducing the rates of high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and diabetes
in the African-American community in South and West Berkeley.
Tanya is also creator and co-chair of the Infinite Possibilities Conference, a conference designed to support, empower and promote underrepresented minority women mathematicians. The conference has been held on the campus Spelman College (2005) and North Carolina State University (2007). Dr. Moore is also one of the authors of Finding Your North: Self-Help Strategies for Science Related Careers.
Support for Dr. Glass also comes from Sociology Anthropology & Social Work, the Family Life Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences
The Women's Studies Program is delighted to welcome our guest scholar Dr. Jennifer Glass, Barbara Bush Professor of Liberal Arts in the Department of Sociology and Research Associate in the Population Research Center at the University of Texas, Austin. She will give a public talk on her ground-breaking analysis of work and family issues, gender stratification in the labor force, mother’s employment and mental health, and religious conservatism and women’s economic attainment.
Prior to her appointment at UT, Dr. Glass was Chair, Dept. of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies, University of Iowa. She has published over 50 articles and books on her research, with funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Her work has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Journal of Marriage and the Family, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, and Demography, among others.
Glass has received the Reuben Hill Award from the National Council on Family Relations, and thrice been nominated for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. She has chaired the Sex and Gender Section, the Family Section, the Organizations and Work Section, and has recently been elected Vice-President of the American Sociological Association. Her most recent projects explore the wage effects of flexible work practices among parents, how telecommuting facilitates longer work hours, and whether governmental work-family policies improve or undermine parents’ mental and physical health, all as part of a larger project to understand the roots of mothers’ disadvantage in the labor market.
Medical sociologist Gayle A. Sulik reveals the hidden costs of the pink ribbon as an industry, one in which breast cancer functions as a brand name with a pink ribbon logo. Based on historical and ethnographic research, analysis of awareness campaigns and advertisements, and hundreds of interviews, Pink Ribbon Blues shows that while millions walk, run, and purchase products for a cure, cancer rates continue to rise, industry thrives, and breast cancer is stigmatized anew for those who reject the pink ribbon model. Even as Sulik points out the flaws of "pink ribbon culture," she outlines the positives and offers alternatives. The paperback includes a new Introduction investigating Susan G. Komen for the Cure and a color insert with images of, and reactions to, the pinking of breast cancer. Read more...
The Women's Studies Program is delighted to host a roundtable discussion with artist Judy Collins in conjunction with her visit to our campus for the Presidential Lecture & Performance Series brought to you by the College of Visual & Performing Arts.
Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretive
folksongs and contemporary themes. Her impressive career has spanned more than 50
years recording more than 40 albums, often with sales reaching gold and platinum
status. She received a Grammy Award for Best Folk Performance for her 1968 rendition
of Joni Mitchell’s song, Both Sides Now and winning Song of the Year at the 1975
Grammy Awards was her version of Send in the Clowns, written by Stephen Sondheim
for the Broadway musical A Little Night Music.
In addition to her success as a singer and song writer, Collins has authored seven books, including her 2011 memoir, Sweet Judy Blue Eyes, released to coincide with her new CD, Bohemian (Wildflower Records), in which driven by her signature effortless soprano, she revisits the late '60s California music scene. She and Jill Godmilow co-directed, Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman, an Academy Award nominated film about Antonia Brico, the first woman to conduct major symphonies around the world—and Judy's classical piano teacher when she was young. In 2000, Collins founded her own record label, Wildflower Records - a grass roots artist driven label.
She will be performing April 12th at 7:00 p.m., in the Allen Theatre. $15 General Admission (Students – 1 free ticket with valid ID at the SUB info desk). Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at TTU members - $10 general admission ticket with valid ID at the Select-A-Seat Civic Center box office. Select-A-Seat (806) 770.2000
COMMUNICATION REALITIES IN A "POST-RACIAL SOCIETY: What U.S. Public Really Thinks About Barack Obama
Sponsored by: TTU Department of Communication Studies, TTU Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center, TTU Women's Studies Program, and TTU Center for Undergraduate Research
In 2006, Mexico elected a new president, Felipe Calderon. In an effort to curb the
drug trade and end years of government complicity, Calderon embarked on an aggressive
military campaign against the drug cartels. In 2007, he dispatched federal forces
to Ciudad Juarez in what became the largest front in Mexico's own war on drugs. Dr.
Balli has spent much of the last decade conducting research in the region and has
explored the profound human implications of this policy shift. Now, as Mexicans prepare
to elect President Calderon's successor and residents on both sides of the border
grapple in their own way with the ongoing violence, Dr. Balli will assess the local
impact of this complex conflict. This presentation is FREE and open to the Texas
Tech and greater Lubbock communities.
This program was hosted by the Department of History and made possible in part by a grant from the Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center. Additional funding has been provided by the Women's Studies Program
Dr. Mark Orbe
"Militarization in Mexico: Gendered Violence and the Gruesome Legacy of Calderon's Antidrug Campaign" by Dr. Cecilia Balli
Dr. Mike Johnson
Albrecht Classen (Myth of the Chastity Belt)