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FALL 2017

Presentation of the Major and Minor
October 26 in Campus Center 103/104
12 Noon


Loretta Ross on Race and Abortion in the United States.

Civil rights and reproductive justice activist Loretta Ross will lead a series of conversations on Race and Abortion in the U.S. today. Meetings will be on Monday nights from 7-8:30 in Dewey Common Room and are open to the entire Smith community. Dates and topics are:


October 23: A Brief Review of Eugenics.
October 30: Was Margaret Sanger a Racist?
November 6: Is Abortion Genocide?
November 13: Black Feminists Respond: Trust Black Women.







Congratulations to our SWG Prize Winners



Valeria Dean Burgess Stevens Prize
Sam Davis '17

Jeanne McFarland Prize
Marie Wilkins '18

Schuster Van Dyne Prize
Georgia Welch '19
Emily Wallace '17

Meg Quigley Prize
Sarah White '20


SWG Spring 2017 Newsletter


SWG Presentation of the Major Powerpoint


SWG has a new facebook page! Here is the link, go like us!!


"Statement from The National Women’s Studies Association Statement on Combatting the Climate of Fear, Division and Xenophobia in the Wake of the U.S. Presidential Election"

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Linda Sarsour, "Intersectionality in the Streets: Resistance in a Time of Trump"

introduced by Prof. Paula Giddings, Africana Studies and Editor of Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism, hosted by the Program for the Study of Women, Smith College, April 26, 2017

Outfest on the Road

Program for the Study of Women and Gender and Outfest presented Outfest on the Road,Sept 17-19, 2016, the first festival to bring Outfest film programming to a collegiate community. This inaugural festival offered cutting-edge films that screened at the 2016 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival and Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival, alongside queer film classics from the Outfest archive.
The Outfest video is the Filmmakers Panel, held from 3-4pm on Saturday, September 17
Cheryl Dunye, Guinever Turner, Alex Juhasz (The Watermelon Woman) along with Shonali Bose and Nilesh Maniyar (Margarita With A Straw) will discuss independent filmmaking and the value of queer of color cinema in this lively filmmaking panel. Moderated by Prof. Jennifer DeClue (Smith College), this panel brings together the creative minds that produced these two provocative and groundbreaking films.


A Public Conversation with Urvashi Vaid and Dean Spade

Urvashi Vaid and Dean Spade share perspectives on how nonprofitization and funder influence impact the race and gender politics of contemporary LGBT work, and what strategies are being developed by queer and trans activists both within and outside nonprofit structures to build a movement centered in racial and economic justice.

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