Events


JAN
20
Date:
Friday, 20 Jan 2017
Time:
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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Spring 2017 Colloquia Talk: (Imposing?) Sex on the Brain

Feminists interested in neuroscience face a Catch-22 in assessing research on sex differences.  On the one hand, such research is frequently entangled with gender stereotypes and it is often used to support problematic claims about women's and men's relative characteristics and abilities.  On the other, the lack of attention to sex differences in clinical research has meant that women's health needs may go unmet.  In this talk, I argue that one valuable way to approach this dilemma is to start with the more basic question of what it means to say that women's and men's brains are different. In doing so, I will draw on a recent study by the Israeli neuroscientist, Daphna Joel, which has prompted neuroscientists to begin addressing (or, perhaps more accurately, arguing over) exactly this question.  I will show that the different answers on offer for this question have important implications for clinical neuroscience.

Robyn Bluhm is an Associate Professor at Michigan State University with a joint appointment in the Department of Philosophy and Lyman Briggs College. Her research examines philosophical issues in neuroscience and in medicine, with a particular focus on the relationship between ethical and epistemological questions in these areas. She has written extensively on evidence-based medicine and on sex/gender difference research in neuroscience.  She is a co-editor of Neurofeminism: Issues at the Intersection of Feminist Theory and Cognitive Science and of the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (IJFAB).

Date:
Friday, 20 Jan 2017
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:
206 International Center
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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The Center for Gender in Global Context will be hiring advanced PhD graduate students as instructors for Summer 2017 to teach core courses WS 201, WS 202, and WS 203.  These courses can be taught either online or in a conventional classroom setting, with preference given to online courses.  Students applying to teach must be doctoral students engaged in some aspect of women's and gender studies, and be advanced to candidacy.  Qualifications must include some combination of the following:
-Previous degree in Women's and Gender Studies
-Enrollment in or completion of graduate specialization: Gender, Justice, and Environmental Change (GJEC) or Women's and Gender Studies
-Previous teaching experience

Instructors will be selected by the Graduate Sub-Committee of the GenCen Curriculum Committee.  Applications must include:

-A cover letter expressing the student's interest and experience in and qualifications for teaching a specified course
-A proposed course syllabus
-A current C.V.
-A letter of support from the student's major advisor

Electronic submission of materials is encouraged, emailed to gencen(at)msu.edu (materials must be in either Word of PDF formats).  Hard copies will also be accepted, sent to the below address.

Please send all application materials to:
Graduate Student Course Instruction Selection Committee
Center for Gender in Global Context
206 International Center
427 N Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824
gencen(at)msu.edu

JAN
21
Date:
Saturday, 21 Jan 2017
Time:
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location:
State Capitol: 100 N. Capitol Ave, Lansing MI 48933
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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March on Lansing

What: Rally on the steps of the State Capitol

When: January 21, 2017 - 1pm-3pm

The goal of this march is to be all inclusive -- it will be a peaceful demonstration in opposition to the wave of hate crimes and violence, and threates of official discrimination that have proliferated following the election.  Women will march proudly alongside our allies from any religion, of any race, of all sexual orientations and genders, and of all abilities as a united front.  We want to be clear that we won't tolerate any sexism, bigotry, racism, hate, or intolerance from our elected officials. 

We are for a Michigan that respects and protects all its citizens, that celebrates diversity and nurtures the human potential in each of us.  This will be a sister event to the Women's March on Washington for those who are unable to be there.

To register, visit: https://actionnetwork.org/events/womens-march-lansing-mi-3/

JAN
28
Date:
Saturday, 28 Jan 2017
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
CARE Office 2500 South Washington Street, Lansing MI 48910
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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Survivor Speakers Bureau - supported by Capital Area Domestic & Sexual Violence Coordinating Council
-Are you, or someone you know, a survivor of sexual abuse/trauma or domestic/dating violence?

-Do you want to share your story to empower others and inspire social change?

If so, please consider joining the Speakers Bureau by submitting an application and attending our training program.  You will learn effective presentation skills, how to craft your story, and prepare for a variety of audiences.  Together, we can raise awareness and educate our community!

When: Training on Saturday, January 28th 2017 from 9am-4pm
Where: Capital Area Response Effort (CARE) Office
2500 South Washington Street
Lansing, MI 48910
How: Submit an application by January 13th via our Facebook page or email to sharim(at)pbctherapists.com.

Find application at: http://www.facebook.com/capitolareassb or contact Shari at 517-999-9003 or sharim(at)pbctherapists.com

 

FEB
3
Date:
Friday, 03 Feb 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
201 International Center
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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Do you struggle to find the time to prioritize writing in your schedule? Come write in solidarity with fellow gender scholars in a space set aside for this purpose the first Friday of every month from 12pm-4pm in room 201 International Center!

The Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) will provide a quiet space for faculty, staff, and students to escape from distractions and work on their scholarship. If you struggle to find space in your calendar to prioritize your writing, then consider this time as required attendance! Participants will need to provide their own laptop and other working supplies. GenCen will provide brain fuel (light snacks) and an open, welcoming environment!

MAR
3
Date:
Friday, 03 Mar 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
201 International Center
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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Do you struggle to find the time to prioritize writing in your schedule? Come write in solidarity with fellow gender scholars in a space set aside for this purpose the first Friday of every month from 12pm-4pm in room 201 International Center!

The Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) will provide a quiet space for faculty, staff, and students to escape from distractions and work on their scholarship. If you struggle to find space in your calendar to prioritize your writing, then consider this time as required attendance! Participants will need to provide their own laptop and other working supplies. GenCen will provide brain fuel (light snacks) and an open, welcoming environment!

APR
7
Date:
Friday, 07 Apr 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
201 International Center
Department:
Center for Gender in Global Context
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Do you struggle to find the time to prioritize writing in your schedule? Come write in solidarity with fellow gender scholars in a space set aside for this purpose the first Friday of every month from 12pm-4pm in room 201 International Center!

The Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) will provide a quiet space for faculty, staff, and students to escape from distractions and work on their scholarship. If you struggle to find space in your calendar to prioritize your writing, then consider this time as required attendance! Participants will need to provide their own laptop and other working supplies. GenCen will provide brain fuel (light snacks) and an open, welcoming environment!