Events around campus dealing with gender studies issues in January and February!
Gays in the Military: Why the All-Volunteer Force Didn't "Break" with the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
duPont-Ball Library room 25L at 7 p.m.
Presentation/discussion by Col. Gary A. Packard, Jr., head of the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership, United States Air Force Academy.
Bookfeast: How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent
Cross Cultural Center at 4:30 p.m.
The novel's major themes include acculturation and coming of age. It deals with the myriad hardships of immigration, painting a vivid picture of the struggle to assimilate, the sense of displacement and the confusion of identity suffered by the García family as they are uprooted from familiarity and forced to begin a new life in New York City.
Women of Morocco: The Struggle of Yesterday and Today
Stetson Room at 2:30 p.m.
Lecture and slide presentation of the challenges women face in a Muslim country.
Tournees French Film Festival
Sampson Hall room 129 at 7:30 p.m.
A sensitive portrait of childhood just before pubescence, Tomboy astutely explores the freedom of being untethered to the rule-bound world of gender codes. Laure, a gangly, short-haired kid about to go into fourth grade has just moved to a suburban apartment complex with her family a few weeks before the school year starts. The clan's relocation provides Laure an opportunity for re-invention and of sorting out what repels her.
TRANSaction Day - Outing Transphobia
Sampson Hall room 129 at Noon
This session will feature a panel led discussion on various transitioning pathways that highlight transgender identities.
TRANSaction Break-out Sessions - Trans 101
Sampson Hall room 129 at 4 p.m.
An in-depth overview of Trans identity.
TRANSaction Day Keynote Address
LBC room 108 at 7 p.m.
Keynote speakers will share groundbreaking and candid accounts of their struggle to match gender identity with the physical body.