Fall 2014


October 26 - 29, 2014
IWU is hosting a Clothesline Project

October 28, 7:30 - 8:30 pm in Hansen Room 200:

Individuals will be allowed to make shirts in a more private location.  This will allow others to make shirts outside of the event, which may seem less intimidating for them.

October 29, 6:00 - 8:00 pm in Joslyn Atrium:

Students may make shirts and/or clothespins from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The clothespins will be for anyone that is supporting a survivor, and they hold up the t-shirts.

Between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m., there will be a guest speaker, a survivor of sexual abuse, and then students will speak and other students will provide empowering music.  Towards the end of the event, the t-shirts will be hung. 

Thanks to Christina Armstrong from the Counseling Center for the event description; for more information, contact her at carmstr1@iwu.edu.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

8:00 p.m., Hansen Student Center :  

Christina Kahrl -- “Becoming a Woman in a Man's World”  

Kahrl is a Chicago-based sportswriter and transgender speaker. 

Part of the IWU 3D Series Event

Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and the Mellon Center (funded by a Mellon Grant); also a Walls and Bridges course-cluster them event.


Monday, November 10, 2014
4:00 p.m., Beckman Auditorium, Ames Library

Meg Rincker -- "Women's Bridging Networks: Building Democratic Infrastructure"

Rincker is Associate Professor of Political Science, Purdue University at Calumet, and IWU alumna '98.

Sponsored by the Mellon Center, Department of Political Science, and the Women's and Gender Studies Program.


For more local events, see the Events Calendar of the Illinois State University Women's and Gender Studies Program at  http://wgs.illinoisstate.edu/