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Feminist Forum Past Events

Spring 2011

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Global Feminisms

Celebrating International Women's Day with a Film Viewing & Discussion of “A Powerful Noise”

What is International Women's day? - Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. Read more about the History of International Women's Day

Gendering Media Power

As part of Sexaul Assault Awareness Month, we discussed pop culture through the filters of identities assigned to young men and women. Some questions we will be considering through our discussion include:

- Should popular television be responsible for creating role models for girls, teens and adult women?
- Is it possible to disconnect the actions, sexuality and self esteem of television from our personal lived realities?
- Do girls, teens, and adults consciously disconnect themselves from “the celebrity” or do we accept these television personalities as guides for our real lives?

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Fall 2011

September, 16th: "The Feminist Teacher"

Event Summary: The Feminist Teacher is a forum to discuss strategies to introduce critical thinking skills in a classroom setting from a feminist perspective. We will strive to answer questions such as; how does one define a feminist teacher, why is teaching from a feminist perspective vital to the classroom curriculum, and what are some best practices that are used to interpret feminist instruction?

Panelist include:
- Linda Kaye Larrabee, M.A., Visiting Instructor, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
- Dr. Trenia Walker, Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education
- Dr. Aretha F. Marbley, Professor, Education Dean's Office

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October, 14th: "Risk Perceptions & Innovation in Academia"

Event Summary: Risk Perceptions and Innovation in Academia is a forum to investigate diverse methods of teaching related to the topics of gender, gender roles and gender identity. We will examine how ones definition of controversy can be used to translate and define another's tolerance and inclusion. Our intent is to critically engage strategies that develop activism within an educational environment. We will hear first hand experiences of how critical thinking skills are challenged within the classroom while discussing issues that may seem risky. Taking chances to encourage students to think outside the norm, contributes to students thinking creatively and becoming more accountable for their actions, belief systems, and learning.

Panelist include:
- Dr. Ed Check, Associate Professor, Visual Studies, School of Art
- Dr. Aretha F. Marbley, Professor, Education Dean's Office
- Dr. Robert Peaslee, Assistant Professor, Electronic Media and Communications, Mass Communications
- Sara Peso White, M.Ed., PhD (ABD), Instructor, Women's & Gender Studies


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November, 18th: "Social Networks in Overdrive"

Event Summary: Social Networks in Overdrive is a forum to learn how efficient technological tools, found within social networks, strengthen the feminist movement. We will make connections with strategic alliances found within Feminist Facebook groups and fan pages as well as #hashtags in Twitter that are specific to feminist theory and thought. Our intent is to showcase how quickly and powerfully current social, economic and political debates affect women and men, boys and girls to take action and make change.

Panelist include:
- Tricia Earl, MFA, Coordinator, Women's & Gender Studies
- Sara Peso White, M.Ed., PhD (ABD), Instructor, Women's & Gender Studies

Link to register: https://www.tltc.ttu.edu

Location: TLTC (Teaching Learning and Technology Center)

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Feminist = someone who believes in the social, political and cultural equality of women and men.

Forum = an assembly, meeting place, etc., for the discussion of questions of public interest.