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2002 Spring Awareness Campaign:Intersections: Race and Gender Stereotypes in Media

The Spring 2002 Awareness Campaign will focus on the intersections of race and gender in popular media stereotypes. The goal of this campaign is to challenge the myths and images that negatively impact different groups, and to explore how those images are generated and received. Through visual media and several campus events, we aim to raise awareness about the prevalence and consequences of stereotypes based simultaneously on race and gender, and to publicize the efforts of those whose goal is to challenge these myths. In addition to “passive programming” (such as posters and banners), the campaign provides information about events on campus where interested people can learn more about the issues the campaign will be exploring (see below).

Selected Resources about Race and Gender Stereotypes in Media

LEARN MORE, CHECK OUT THESE UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

While each program addresses stereotypes based on race and gender, some focus more on one or the other.

Tuesday, April 23

  • "More than a Few Good Men"
  • Presentation by Jackson Katz
  • 9 pm 105 Dartmouth
  • Jackson Katz, a renowned speaker and anti-violence specialist, will address concepts of masculinity, and discuss men's role in ending violence against women.
  • Sponsored by the IFC, the Sexual Abuse Awareness Program, and the Men's Project, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
  • See http://www.jacksonkatz.com for more information

Wednesday, April 24

  • IDENTITY WORKSHOP
  • 7 pm at Amarna
  • Want to construct a creative online "image" of your identity referencing racial and gender stereotypes, and participate in a provoking discussion about the effects of dominant culture? Come participate in this workshop!
  • The workshop is in preparation for performance artist Guillermo Gomez-PeF1a's arrival on campus. The identity images created in the workshop will be added to an online website, part of Guillermo's website.

Tuesday, May 7

  • Men's Project Dinner
  • 7 pm 218 Collis
  • Alex Hernandez-Siegel, Assistant Dean of Student Life and Advisor to Latino/a Students, will lead a discussion on the concept of "macho," a common cultural conception related to Latino masculinity.
  • The Men's Project organizes Dinner & Discussion events for men every Tuesday.
  • Thursday, May 9
  • The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: Stereotypes and The Impact of Advertising
  • 3 pm Hayward Lounge, Hanover Inn
  • Presentation by Laurie Matthews of the Advertising Education Foundation
  • Sponsored by Career Services and the Women of Color Collective

May 17-18

  • Orozco Mexotica: Guillermo Gómez-Peña Underground at Dartmouth
  • 8-10 pm, Reserve Corridor, Baker Library
  • $5 Dartmouth students; $15 General admission
  • A Hopkins Center Program
  • “Chicano iconoclast Guillermo Gómez-Peña has become one of the most watched stereotype-watchdogs in North America. Master of outrageous multimedia, he uses shock value and tongue-in-cheek humor to provoke thought and poke fun at the dominant culture. An award-winning performance artist, Gómez-Peña deftly jumps genres, mixing museum exhibition formats with theatrics. Against the backdrop of the famed murals by Mexican artist Orozco in Baker Library (the site now transformed with lighting, staging, props and music), Gómez-Peña, guest performers and students culminate a two-week residency and a year-long project in a living installation/event. "Docents" guide viewers through this interactive diorama, an exposé of Anglo-American attitudes and cultural hybridization sure to be as controversial and exciting as the murals.”
  • * Program contains adult content and may contain nudity. Not recommended for children.
  • See http://www.dartmouth.edu/~mexotica/

Details about these events and more will be updated as they become available, so stay tuned!!!

Last Updated: 9/12/13