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DePauw Events

Thursday October 30, 2014
Thu Oct 30

Justice Thursdays w/ the Compton Center

Add to Calendar11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every Thursday students will have the opportunity to voice their thoughts on a particular social justice issue. 

#jtcc  #ComptonCenter

Location: Memorial Student Union Building Hub Lower Level Tabling 1
Organization: RJ Compton Ctr for Peace + Justice
Organizer: Rudolph, Valerie Elizabeth

Communication & Theatre Majors - Info Session for Studying Abroad

Add to Calendar11:31 am – 12:30 pm

Please join us for an informational session for Communication and Theatre Majors who are considering  studying abroad. 

Location: GCPA 1202
Organization: Communication and Theatre
Organizer: Whitman, Janet

Aqua Aerobics

Add to Calendar11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Tone and sculpt your body with no impact to your joints. An aqua aerobics workout is a swimming blend of cardio and resistance training, and may incorporate resistance tools such as buoyant water weights and noodles.  #Wellness

Location: Lilly Center Pool
Organization: Athletics
Organizer: Mueller, Jamie L

Extended Studies Faculty Development

Add to Calendar11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Julian AUD 147
Organization: Academic Affairs Dept
Organizer: Myers, Ruth E

Academic Council

Add to Calendar3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Julian 300
Organization: Academic Affairs Dept
Organizer: Myers, Ruth E

Africanist Dr. Dorothy Hodgson (Rutgers) speaks on "Gender Justice, Human Rights and the Problem of Culture" (presented by Anthropology, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Black Studies, and Conflict Studies)

Add to Calendar4:15 pm – 5:45 pm

Free and open to the public.  


In her talk, Prof. Hodgson will explore how what is often referred to as the “problem of culture” in contemporary debates about human rights shapes the expression and experience of gender justice by “grassroots” women in Africa. Culture is frequently characterized by Western feminists, elite Africans and others as a key source of the oppression of rural, uneducated women like Maasai because of the continued existence of such “traditional harmful practices” as FGM, polygyny and arranged marriage. Not only are such characterizations ahistorical and uninformed, but they overlook how certain cultural practices and meanings have instead historically served as a source of power and authority for women. These representations of grassroots women also shape interventions into their lives by national and international women’s organizations in the name of women’s human rights that obscure and marginalize their own priorities and agendas. Drawing on examples from my long term historical and ethnographic research with Maasai pastoralists in Tanzania, I argue that 1) the problem of culture is really a problem of power; 2) a historical perspective is essential to understanding contemporary gender dynamics; and 3) for the importance of a more expansive understanding of gender justice that recognizes alternatives approaches to framing and seeking justice by, for and on behalf of women and men.

Location: Pulliam CCM Watson
Organizer: Nightenhelser, Keith E Convocations


Add to Calendar4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Barre-based classes use a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates. The barre is used as a prop to balance while doing exercises that focus on isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements. The class will also incorporate light handheld weights as well as mats for targeted core work #wellness

Location: GCPA 0201
Organization: Athletics
Organizer: Mueller, Jamie L

Conflict Kitchen at DePauw

Add to Calendar6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Dawn Weleski and Robert Sayre, of Conflict Kitchen restaurant in Pittsburg, will serve a Palestinian meal at Prindle and give a presentation about the politics of food in Palestine and the way it is used to establish cultural identity. The meal will be comprised of several appetizers and a main entree. Tickets are $15 for DePauw faculty and staff and $9 for students. Cash or check (made out to DePauw University) are accepted. You can buy tickets at the front desk of Peeler Art Center between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Location: Prindle Institute 136
Organization: Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics
Organizer: Veri, Camille G

"Undocumented, Unafraid, & Unapologetic: Fighting for Immigrant Rights with Dignity," a talk by Antonio Gutiérrez (Immigrant Youth Justice League and the Mexico-US Solidarity Network)

Add to Calendar7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free and open to the public.  

Antonio Gutiérrez came to the United States in the year 2000 when he was 11 years old. He migrated with his younger sister and mother from Guadalajara, Mexico to reunite with his father. Antonio has been part of the immigration rights movement as an organizer with the Immigrant Youth Justice League (IYJL) for the last 2.5 years. IYJL is an undocumented-led organization formed in 2009 in Chicago, and its members include both undocumented youth and allies. Antonio recently joined the Centro Autónomo / Mexico-US Solidarity Network as the lead organizer for the Casas del Pueblo Community Land Trust, a housing rights movement based in the Centro Autónomo. He has a professional bachelor's degree in Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL.


Location: Pulliam CCM Watson
Organizer: Nightenhelser, Keith E Convocations

Power Yoga

Add to Calendar7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Nature Park Reflection Center Great Room
Organization: Athletics
Organizer: Mueller, Jamie L