Saving Face: Portraits and Poetry
by Andrea E. Hutchinson and J.C. Pankratz
DePauw Women's Center
Opening Reception December 8th
Doors open at 6:30 with artist talks at 7:00
This series of photographic and poetic portraits of women re-imagines and reclaims the idiom of "saving face," not as a method of preserving social dignity, but as a rebellion against our conventional concepts of female worth and value.
Activist Suzanne Koepplinger speaks on
Sexual Trafficking of American Indian Women & Girls
November 29, 7:30, Watson Forum.
The Executive Director of the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, Koepplinger will be on campus to speak to classes and to deliver a convocation based on her research entitled, "Shattered Hearts: The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of American Indian Women and Girls in Minnesota". She is also available for informal conversations in the DePauw University Women's Center and Compton Center for Peace & Justice. A downloadable summary of her report (New language, old problem: Sex trafficking of American Indian women and children by Alexandra Pierce and Suzanne Koepplinger; October 2011) is available here: http://www.miwrc.org/news-events-new-applied-research-paper . Contact person: Jeannette Johnson-Licon, email@example.com
Women in Rural Bangladesh
November 9. Tiffany Hodge, DPU '02, 2010-11 Newcombe Fellow and current teaching faculty in the Department of Religious Studies will speak on her past, present and future research and work in Bangladesh. Tiffany first went to Bangladesh on a Fulbright Fellowship in 2008-09 for her dissertation, from Emory University, entitled "Piety in Practice: Seeking Out Religious Authority in Rural Bangladesh." For more information on Tiffany's research, please see: news story and news story.
Student Reports from the International Field
October 12. Women's Studies Lunch: Betty Cao (DPU '12), Michelina Ferrara (DPU '12) and Janelle Thixton (DPU '13), three Women's Studies majors who have taken their experiences and questions abroad, will share their observations and further questions about Hong Kong (Betty), Morocco (Michelina), and Oman (Janelle).
Black Beauty in Activist Art
9/26-27 Scholar/Artist in Residence Deb Willis, Chair of the Department ofPhotography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, 2005 Guggenheim Fellow and 2000 MacArthur Fellow for works such as The Black Female Body in Photography and A Small Nation of People: W.E.B. Dubois and African-American Portraits of Progress. Dr. Willis will give an all campus lecture titled, Black Beauty in Activist Art: 1900 to Today on Monday Sept. 26th at 4:00 p.m. in Peeler, and will present a Women's Studies Lunch on 9/27. Please see http://admin.tisch.nyu.edu/object/WillisD.html and http://debwillisphoto.com/home.html for more information. Co-sponsored with Art and Art History Department. Contact: Cindy O'Dell.
Welcome and Welcome Back Party
9/1/11 . Help us celebrate the arrival of Assistant Professor Christy Holmes, our first ever tenure-track appointment fully in WS, the presence of Sarah Ryan as new Director of the Women's Center, and many other good things to come.