Women's and Gender Studies Program
Events of Interest for WGS at IWU


Fall 2013

Programs sponsored by the Illinois State University Women's and Gender Studies Program:

Monday, 10/21 : “Hannah Free” showing— The Film “Hannah Free” by Claudia Allen, a LGBT Playwright, is being shown at the Normal Theater in Uptown. This event is being co-sponsored by the ISU School of Theater and Dance and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. The film speaks to the relationship of two women as they challenge traditional gender expectations, and maintain their relationship, in the Midwest community they both grew up in. Come in, enjoy some snacks, and see this award winning film starring Sharon Gless free of charge! There will also be a discussion following the film with Claudia Allen, an award winning playwright who has been associated with the Victory gardens Theatre in Chicago for over twenty years. The Normal Theater, Uptown Normal, 7:00p.m . (Doors open at 6:30p.m .)

Tuesday, 10/22: Take Back the Night *Trigger Warning*--F.L.A.M.E. presents Take Back the Night! This amazing event raises awareness about sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual abuse in our communities. Come join as we listen to and honor survivors as they share their stories, experiences, and how they heal. We then go on an empowering march through campus in order to raise awareness for a safer community!  Speak up and speak out against sexual and domestic violence!  For more information, please contact FLAMEISU@gmail.com The Prairie Room, Bone Student Center, 7:00p.m .

Wednesday, 10/23: “Miss Representation” showing—The ISU WGS and Bloomington Normal Soroptimists are co-sponsoring an event to bring Jennifer Newsome’s award-winning documentary “Miss Representation” to you! This documentary explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women contribute to the under-representations of women in positions of power and influence. There will be a panel discussion after the showing of the film. Come on in and watch this amazing documentary free of charge! The Normal Theater, Uptown Normal, 7:00p.m .

Friday - Sunday , 11/1-11/3: Sister Simone Campbell is coming to Bloomington-Normal—This event is being sponsored by The Jim and Gwen Pruyne Lectureship in Progressive Christianity. Sister Simone Campbell, who was recently made famous by her “Nuns on the Bus” tour, will be sharing her message of economic and social justice. She would like to share her practical insights as to how our community can alleviate suffering and close the gap between the rich and the poor.

11/1 will be a free public lecture at Illinois Wesleyan University.
11/2 there will be a workshop at Illinois State University.
11/3 there will be a worship service at New Covenant Community in Normal, IL.

For more information, please call Susan at (309)454-7362 or visit http://nccnormal.org/pruyne-lectureship/