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Saturday, February 22,

Neilson Library

400-5:30 pm

 

Queer Dreams and Nonprofit Blues:

The Impact of Nonprofitization on the LGBT Movement

 

Special Guest speakers:

Urvashi Vaid, Director of Engaging Tradition Project,Center for Gender and Sexuality Law. Columbia Law School

Dean Spade, Associate Professor Seattle University School of Law and founder of Sylvia Rivera Law Project

 

Monday, February 17

Seelye Hall 207
4:00-5:30

What Do You Do
with a SWG Degree?
A Panel Discussion with SWG Alumnae


 

 

 

 

Presentation of the Major
Friday, November 1

12:15
Seelye 207

 

Thursday, April 18th-Friday April 19th


Trafficking Sex:Politics-Policy-Personhood

 

Please click here for the webcast of this symposium.

 


WG Co-Sponsored event:

A Celebration in honor of Sherrill Redmon,
Director of the Sophia Smith Collection, 1993-2012

 

February 3, 2013
Weinstein Auditorium,
Wright Hall

SCHEDULE

3-5 p.m.
In the Archives of Fun Home: A Conversation with Alison Bechdel:
Alison Bechdel and Susan Van Dyne

5-7 dinner break

7-9 p.m.

Activists and Archives: Allies for Social Justice

Keynote address by Gloria Steinem


Katsi Cook, and Loretta Ross in conversation with Anna Holley and Marianne Bullock.

Moderated by Jennifer Guglielmo

 

Click here for information on getting tickets to this event

 

 

GrassRoots Organizing Weekend at UMass Amherst
Exact building and room location TBA
No one is turned away, $5 suggested donation for food

Friday, January 25th 6 pm - 10pm
Saturday, January 26th, 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday, January 27th, 9 am - 3 pm

Register here:   http://goo.gl/loVpd

The GROW teaches students how to be more strategic in their fight for justice on campus and in the community. The training is a series of presentations, exercises, and discussions that teach a set of skills and concepts, which will increase the effectiveness of your student organizing. The GROW trainers are seasoned student organizers from around the country who teach by using their own personal organizing experiences. Usually 20-40 participants attend each GROW. As a participant of the GROW you will learn how to:

NEW Leadership New England Summer Program

Coming this summer to the New Hampshire Institute of Politics and Political Library(June 9-14, 2013).  We have partnered with Rutgers University and the Center for American Women in Politics (CAWP) to bring New Leadership, the acclaimed leadership training program for undergraduate women, to New England.  This is a five-day summer residential program for college women designed to educate, engage and empower young women in the political process.  For more detailed information, we invite you to visit our webpage athttp://www.anselm.edu/Institutes-Centers-and-the-Arts/NHIOP/Programs/NEW-Leadership-New-England.htm

 

 

Internships and Job Opportunities

 

 

Lesbian Herstory Archives Internships 2012-2013

Click here for more information.

Great summer opportunity for SWG Majors:

New Leadership, is a residential summer program for college women,
June 9-14, 2013, designed to educate, engage and empower them in the political process. For more information, click here. Applications are due by March 15, 2013.

Media Education Foundation opportunities:

Internships and job opportunities offered in production and marketing/administration fields. Click here for further information. To apply for the summer 2013 semester, applications are due by April 5, 2013.

 

 

 

NEW WEBSITE for Five College Certificate in Queer and Sexuality Studies

http://www.fivecolleges.edu/sites/queerstudies

 

SWG Courses for 2012-2013

 

Five College Women's Studies Research Center Spring Events

click here (pdf) for the many events taking place in Sping 2012

 

 

Job & Internship OPPortunities

 

Lesbian Herstory Archives Internships 2012-2013

Click here for more information

Great summer opportunity for SWG Majors:

New Leadership, is a residential summer program for college women, June 9-14, 2013, designed to educate, engage and empower them in the political process. For more information, click here. Applications are due by March 15, 2012.

Media Education Foundation opportunities:

Internships and job opportunities offered in production and marketing/administration fields. Click here for further information. To apply for the summer 2013 semester, applications are due by April 5, 2013.

 

 

Previous News & Events

 

December 6, 2012

Human Rights Campaign & LGBT Activism
Join Cuc Vu, Chief Diversity Officer for the Human Rights Campaign for Tea and Conversation
Seelye 207 at 4:00 pm

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December 3, 2012

SWG Around the World

Campus Center 205
4:00 pm

 

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October 30, 2012

Presentation of the Major and Minor                                 12:00 Noon, Seelye 207

 

 

October 27, 2012

Making Connections: Violence Against Women & Reproductive Justice Symposium
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Seelye Hall

Featuring Kim Gandy, the fall 2012 Five College Social Justice Practitioner-in-Residence. Currently vice president and general counsel of the Feminist Majority Foundation, Kim Gandy was president of the National Organization for Women (NOW) from 2001 to 2009. Click for details.


SEPtember 20, 2012

Digital Materialities: New Media, Race and Women's Acitvism,
4:30 p.m., Stoddard Hall Auditorium

Two person Lecture:

“Yack the Hack: Women’s Activist Practices in Digital Culture,” Anna Everett, Professor of Film, Television and New Media Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara. This talk considers the phenomenal interventions women make in largely masculinized contemporary digital cultures, especially in political media, online gaming, social media, and academia.

"Race, Racism & Ways of Knowing in the Digital Era," Jessie Daniels, Professor at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College and the CUNY-Graduate Center. In this engaging talk, scholar Jessie Daniels explores the nuances of race and racism in the digital era and the implications for our ways of knowing.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITIES 2012

The Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) seeks a communications specialist to be based in either Northampton, MA, or Washington, DC. This position may be expanded to communications manager, with associated administrative and supervisory responsibilities, for the right candidate. This is a full time position with benefits, including health insurance and paid vacation, and salary commensurate with experience. A full job description is available on BORDC’s website.

A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (or equivalent experience) and at least two years’ experience in nonprofit administration, communications, marketing, and/or development are required. Candidates with a master’s degree and three to five years’ experience will be given preference. Experience with the Salsa CRM platform, graphic design, and HTML content management is preferred. Supervisory experience is also a plus.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to jobs@bordc.org with "Communications Specialist" in the subject line. Applications will be accepted through Sunday, April 29, 2012. Electronic applications only.

 

All-Campus Meeting April 16

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

Recent events on campus have challenged our understanding of Smith as an institution founded on diversity and respect. It is time for us to come together to address our concerns, discuss ideas for future action, and recommit ourselves to creating a campus climate that supports every student in pursuing their education fully. An all-campus meeting will be held on Monday, April 16th, at 4:15 p.m., in John M. Greene Hall.

Athletic practices will be canceled. I ask that academic and administrative offices be closed so that all can attend the meeting. If it is essential that an office be staffed for incoming telephone calls, the head of the department should designate one person to remain in the office.

I urge students, faculty and staff to make every effort to attend.

Carol T. Christ

 

Quigley Fellowship Proposals

Applications deadline extended to April 14. Now open to rising seniors as well as juniors. See link for details

 

Internship Opportunities

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2012 Internship program

High Rocks Leadership Development Program is currently accepting applications for summer internships, see link (pdf)

For information on job opportunities at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington, DC click here (pdf)

PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIP 2012
The Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps (RRASC) is a paid summer internship program of the Civil Liberties and Public Policy program (CLPP) at Hampshire College. RRASC is a national program that supports the leadership development of students interested in connecting their academic studies to reproductive rights and social justice activism through 10-week long, full-time, paid summer internships. Click here (pdf) for more information.

 

April 5, 2012

Presentation of the Major/Minor

12:00 Noon
Seelye 207                                                                            Lunch provided, including vegetarian options.

SWGPresentationPoster

 

March 31st & April 1, 2012

Symposium: Women, Social Justice, Documentary

Co-sponsored with the Film Studies Program at Smith
College. Panel discussions, talks, and screenings with
major women practitioners of documentaries. Keynote
speaker Lourdes Portillo.
For more information,contact
Bernadine Mellis at bmellis@smith.edu

 

February 27, 7:30 p.m.

Why Disability? Or Who Should and Should Not Inhabit the World?

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
Weinstein Auditorium

 

February 13, 4:30 p.m.

"Precious Knowledge"

A documentary film about Revolutionary Education
Public screening followed by a panel discussion with the Filmmaker Eren Isabel McGinnis and Tucson High student activists Pricila Rodriguez and Crystal Terrique.
Stoddard Auditorium

See the film trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8CXCH99fNQ.

 

October 28-29, 2011

30th Anniversary Celebration of the SWG Program. 

Program