Events of Interest for WGS at IWU



Spring 2019


The following are events sponsored by the IWU Office of Diversity and Inclusion:


January 21, 2019 -- MLK Teach-in

Hansen Student Center


1:00 p.m. -- Keynote Address:  "Gender Justice is Social Justice:  An Unapologetic Perspective on Black Liberation"

Charlene Carruthers '07, BYP100


2:00 p.m. -- "Pre-Stonewall Actions that Formed the Foundation for a Modern-Day LGBTQIA+ Movement"

Dave Bentlin, Prairie Pride Coalition


3:00 p.m. -- "Gender Identity and Human Rights:  A Table Discussion"

IWU Pride Alliance


January 24, 2019 -- Lakota Medicine Wheel Teaching Experience

Ames Entry Rotunda 6:30 p.m.

Eliida Lakota Knoll and Rev. Carol Lakota Eastin, with Professor Rebecca Mafazy


February 21, 2019 -- "Trapped in the Wrong Story:  Becoming Nicole and Transgender Literature"

Davidson Room 6:00 p.m.

Professor Molly Robey


March 7, 2019 -- join the Women of Color RSO for a discussion on current challenges and social justice issues women of color in the United States face today

Davidson Room 6:00 p.m.


March 21, 2019 -- "Black Women in Social Movements:  The Unsung Heroes"

Davidson Room 6:00 p.m.

Alani Sweezey '19


April 4, 2019 -- The Experiences of Native American Women

Davidson Room 6:00 p.m.

Amanda Wesche '20


Click here to see more events and details from the 3D Series.


Additional IWU Events


February 2, 2019 -- 16th Annual Charity Drag Show

Hansen Student Center - doors open 7:00 p.m., show starts 8:00 p.m.

Hosted by the IWU Pride Alliance

Suggested $5 admission donation - proceeds go to the IWU Pride Alumni Community Endowed Scholarship Fund


February 8-9, 2019 -- Council for IWU Women Summit:  "Navigating Change"

Memorial Center

Click here for more details


Fall 2018


Click here to see events associated with the IWU annual theme, "Changing Climates."




Spring 2018


January 15 – February 22, 2018 -- "Women's Rights Are Human Rights"

Ames School of Art / Merwin Gallery

Curated by Professor Elizabeth Resnick, from Massachusetts College of Art and Design


Fall 2017


Click here to see events associated with the IWU annual theme, "Evolution of Revolution"


November 15, 2017.  Poli-Talks -- Reproductive Rights in Illinois and Across the United States

4:00 p.m. State Farm Hall 102

Amanda Breeden '19

Click here to view Amanda's presentation.


November 29, 2017.  Poli-Talks -- The #MeToo and #MenToo Movements

4:00 p.m.  State Farm Hall 102

Professor Marie Nebel-Schwalm

Facilitated with students from Professor Nebel-Schwalm's Intro to Clinical Counseling course


Click here for more Poli-talks and the 3-D Series from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.




Click here to see events associated with our annual theme,  "Women's Power, Women's Justice"!