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Students at the dedication celebration for the new Black Family Visual Arts Center, fall 2012.
Sally Haslanger is a professor of philosophy at MIT and director of MIT Women's and Gender Studies Program. Her philosophical interests are broad, but her recent work is on the social construction of categories such as gender, race, and the family on social explanation and social structure, and on topics in feminist epistemology. In 2010, she was named the Distinguished Woman Philosopher of the Year by the Society for Women in Philosophy. Her most recent book, a collection of papers, is Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique (Oxford Univ. Pr., 2012). She is incoming President of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division.
Amanda Lenhart directs the Pew Internet & American Life Project's research on teens, children and families. Her other research interests include education, gaming, and networked communication tools like mobile phones, social networks, blogging and microblogging. For her research about and knowledge of youth and their use of technology, Ms. Lenhart has testified before a congressional subcommittee, the FTC and the U.S. States' Attorneys General, and presented her work at numerous academic and non-academic conferences and briefings as well as to the media. Amanda has appeared on PBS's "NewsHour" and "NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered."
Amanda has been with the Pew Internet & American Life Project since its inception, and prior to that worked in communications and journalism, notably as editorial coordinator of Civilization magazine. She graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College with a double major in English and Anthropology, and earned a Masters with distinction from Georgetown University in Communications, Culture and Technology.
Join us for a presentation of the Student and Presidential Committee on Sexual Assault's research and planning of future action and implementation strategy. All community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. We hope to see alumni, students, faculty, administrators and staff.
Featuring Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International, and Leslie Lewin, executive director of Seeds of Peace. Moderated by Peggy Epstein Tanner '79.
Anne-Marie Slaughter is the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. After a two-year stint as director of policy planning for the US State Department, Dr. Slaughter--the first woman to hold that position--turned down a possible promotion in order to return home to Princeton and be with her family, which included two adolescent sons in dire need of their mother. She then published "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" in The Atlantic, an eloquent and controversial article on the difficulties women face in juggling a home-life while ascending to top positions in their respective fields. A passionate plea for providing women more flexibility to "stay in the game" even after they may have deferred a dream job because of their families. "Why Women Still Can't Have It All" ignited a global debate that profoundly touched all men and women.
Daphne Koller is Co-founder of Coursera, Inc. and the Rajeev Motwani Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University. Koller's stated goal is to make a top-quality college experience available to anyone through her startup, Coursera - an innovative model for online learning that uses MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, to distribute educational content.
Tickets are free and can be acquired through the Hopkins Center box office. Reception to follow in the Top of the Hop.
Julie Foudy is one of the most accomplished female soccer players in the world. She is perhaps best known as the retired Captain and 17-year veteran of the U.S. Women's National Team. Among her numerous accomplishments, Julie is a 2-time Olympic gold medalist (1996 and 2004) and a silver medalist (2000). A champion both on and off the field, she has been an outspoken advocate on behalf of gender equality in sports and was at the forefront of the Title IX policy debate. In her presentations, Julie shares her experiences of her stellar career as well as her formula for success both on the field and in life. She discusses her path to Olympic Gold and the commitment and perseverance it takes to be a champion. Julie shares what it takes to be an effective leader, the importance of teamwork and motivation, and how to overcome obstacles in order to achieve your goals. Julie Foudy is a pioneer in her sport and an outstanding role model for all.
Professor Punam Anand Keller is the Charles Henry Jones Third Century Professor of Management. She joined Tuck in 1998 as a full professor in the marketing area. Her current research focus is designing and implementing communication programs. Her research is supported by the National Cancer Institute, the Center for Disease Control, and the National Endowment for Financial Education.
Sgt. Rebel Roberts will talk to students on campus about the importance of being mentally prepared for physical self-defense. The purpose of this event is to promote self-empowerment and raise awareness.
Gender-based violence is a global problem. Recent events in India, as well as Ohio and other U.S. location, around sexual assaults by groups of people have garnered media attention. This discussion will explore some of the events, the community responses, and how we can move forward in addressing this violence. Co-sponsored by Milan.
Upstaging Stereotypes is about exploring and understanding men and masculinities at Dartmouth College. It is a student-led performance of various stories and narratives intended to spark discussion around issues of gender and masculinity at Dartmouth. Through this performance participants seek to communicate their perspectives of masculinity to the campus in an effort to paint a richer portrait of men and gender.
This year Dartmouth celebrates 40 years of coeducation. We will mark the occasion at DCAL by hearing from a panel of students who represent different curricular and co-curricular experiences, and follow up with a conversation across constituencies which addresses some of these questions:
*What are the some of the most important gendered issues on campus?
*How are we currently teaching about these issues? *Where are the overlaps and where are the gaps?
*What are some of the best ways to teach about such issues and how can we connect them to co-curricular activities?
*How can we collaborate across the curriculum and the co-curriculum to address such issues in a more proactive and thorough-going way? How can students, faculty, and staff take leadership in their respective ways, including through the upcoming spring "Mentoring, Gender, and Social Justice" project?
Victoria Nourse is a Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Congressional Studies at Georgetown University Law Center. Nourse started her legal career in Washington before she joined the legal academy. She was a junior counsel to the Senate-Iran Contra Committee under Senators Rudman and Inouye, an appellate lawyer for the Department of Justice in the Reagan-Bush years, and senior advisor to now-Vice President Biden on legislative matters, including the Violence Against Women Act. Her most recent book, In Reckless Hands, tells the real life drama of the 1942 Supreme Court case striking down state eugenics laws, a case that announced the right to procreate and marry. The book will be on sale at the lecture. Sponsored by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, cosponsored with the Dartmouth Legal Studies Faculty Group and the Dartmouth Lawyers Association.
WISE and the Center for Women and Gender at Dartmouth invite you to a special screening of the award-winning film "No Way Out but One" with the filmmaker and, in her first appearance, Holly Collins, the woman who became the first U.S. citizen to be granted asylum by the government of Netherlands where she fled to keep her children safe from her abusive ex-husband. In 1994 Holly Collins became an international fugitive when she grabbed her three children and went on the run. It all happened because a family court had ignored Holly's charges, the children's pleas, Holly's broken nose, Zackary's fractured skull, and other medical evidence of domestic violence. The family court in Minnesota gave full custody of Zackary and Jennifer to Holly's ex-husband. It was at that point that Holly came to believe she and the children had NO WAY OUT BUT ONE.
Cherríe Moraga is a playwright, poet, and essayist whose plays and publications have received national recognition, including a the Pen West Award for Drama, the American Studies Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies Scholar Award, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture Master Artist Award, the David R. Kessler Award (for LGBTQ Studies) from The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, CUNY, and a United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship in Literature. Moraga is the co-editor of the watershed feminist anthology This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, which won the Before Columbus American Book Award in 1986. She is the author of the now classic Loving in the War Years: Lo Que Nunca Pasó Por Sus Labios (1983/2003) and The Last Generation (1993), published by South End Press of Cambridge, MA. In 1997, she published a memoir on motherhood entitled Waiting in the Wings (Firebrand Books). Her most recent book is a new collection of writings -- A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness: Writings 2000-2010, published by Duke University Press in 2011.
Telling Stories for Social Change is a class offered through WGST in collaboration with Telling My Story, a non-profit organization that works with communities in prisons, together with Dartmouth students, to provide a platform for people to express their stories by creating an original theater performance based on the lives of the inmates. This panel will introduce Telling My Story and explore the experiences of past participants. Speakers and the post-panel discussion will focus on the implications and power of personal stories and its individual and social repercussions.
Reading, Discussion, and Book Signing by Madeleine M. Kunin, Former Governor of Vermont and Ambassador to Switzerland. Sponsored by the Dartmouth College East Wheelock Program, cosponsored by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center, the Women's and Gender Studies Program, the Center for Women and Gender, and the Norwich Bookstore.
The Proud to be a Woman Dinner invites all women of Dartmouth - students, faculty, & staff - to come together to celebrate the community of women on campus. The dinner, catered by the Hanover Inn, will include facilitated table conversations and will feature Professor Susan Brison of the Philosophy Department. She is excited to share her experience as a woman and her relationship with the arts. Tickets are $10. To purchase a ticket, blitz "Link Up" with your DASH number. If the ticket price poses a problem for you, you may contact Jessica Jennrich at the CWG for a ticket.
Last Updated: 5/8/13