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April 2013




Wednesday, April 3
AADC Annual Zagoren Lecture
Susan Lester ’70, Emmy Award Winning Producer

Susan Lester is an executive producer who has worked at ABC, CNN, and A&E, who has also produced several documentary films. Her career spans from work on the first reality television series "An American Family" to her current work on the "At The Paley Center" series that looks closely at contributions made by women in the world of media.
7:00 p.m.
Douglass College Center, Trayes Hall

Sponsored by: Associate Alumnae of Douglass College
www.douglassalumnaeregistration.com

Thursday, April 4
Gender Violence Resource Guide Launch and Pecha Kucha Night
To celebrate the launch of a new Gender Violence Resource Guide created for the Rutgers Libraries website, students will present their original “Pecha Kucha” creations, which combine visual images and spoken word, on the subject of gender violence.
7:00-9:00 pm
NJC Lounge, Douglass Campus Center

Sponsored by: Douglass Residential College

Monday, April 8
VAWC Speaker’s Series
The Role of the Media in Preventing Violence Against Women and Children
Many people form their opinions about violence against women based on what they see in the media. Panelists will discuss the misconstructions of violence against women as portrayed by the media and how to use the media as an ally in helping prevent violence against women and children.
Sarah McMahon, Rutgers, Center on Violence Against Women & Children
Jennifer Nix, New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault)
Chrisula Tasiopoulos, healingSPACE, YWCA of Bergen County
Moderator: Nicole Morella, Jersey Battered Women’s Services (JBWS)
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Rutgers University, Newark Campus

Paul Robeson Campus Center
Somerset 235
350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102
Sponsored by: Center on Violence Against Women and Children

Wednesday, April 10 (date not confirmed)
“Everything you want to know about women and health,”
A conversation with
Dr. Lisa M. Masterson, Co-host of “The Doctors,” the Emmy® -nominated award-winning talk show in which a team of medical professionals discuss a range of various health-related topics and answer questions from viewers
Dr. Masterson is a board-certified specialist in obstetrics, gynecology, infertility, adolescent gynecology and family planning and is on staff at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica and UCLA.
4:30 p.m.
Location TBD (Tentative)

Sponsored by: IWL Consortium Initiative on Women & Health; School of Communication and Information; and Office of the Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs

Thursday, April 11
IRW Distinguished Lecture Series – Trans Studies: Beyond Hetero/Homo Normativities
Myra J. Hird (School of Environmental Studies & Obstetrics/Gynecology, Queens University)
Sex Matters on a Sociable Planet

4:00 p.m. Reception
4:30 p.m. Lecture
Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building

Sponsored by: the Institute for Research on Women and the Office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics

Thursday, April 11
“Strong! The World's Strongest Woman” and a Documentary film showing featuring 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist in Weight lifting, Cheryl Haworth and renowned filmmaker, Julie Wyman.
7:00 p.m
Location: Nicholas Music Center

Sponsored by: Douglass Residential College and the IWL Consortium Women and Health Initiative

Thursday, April 18
VAWC Speaker’s Series
Learning How to Work with Complex Trauma
Dr. Christine Courtois, a veteran Psychotherapist, will speak on complex trauma. Dr. Courtois has 30 years of experience in working in the trauma field and has earned international recognition for developing treatment approaches for complex posttraumatic and dissociative conditions. She will discuss issues relating to incest, child sexual abuse, and general information about complex traumatic stress and ways to treat such trauma.
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location TBD

Sponsored by: Center on Violence Against Women and Children

Thursday, April 18
The Douglass Historical Society Celebrates Founders Day
The first event held by the newly formed Douglass Historical Society, a student organization, will be a birthday party in celebration of Douglass Founders Day.
6:00-8:00 p.m.
NJC Lounge, Douglass Campus Center

Sponsored by: Douglass Residential College

Thursday, April 18 and Friday April 19
IRW Spring Colloquium
Trans Politics: Scholarship and Strategies for Social Change
Keynote Speakers: Pauline Park and Dean Spade
Confirmed Speakers: Marlon Bailey, Toby Beauchamp, Hua Boonyapisomparn, Kylar Broadus, Katie Burgess, Nora Butler-Burke, Jian Chen, Lucas Crawford, Justus Eisfeld, Reina Gossett, Eva Hayward, Sel Hwahng, Marcia Ochoa, Sima Shakhsari
9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building

Co-sponsored by: Office of the Executive Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences; Associate Dean of Humanities; Office of Undergraduate Education; Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities; Douglass Campus Dean; Douglass Campus Associate Dean; Department of American Studies; Department of History; Program in Comparative Literature; School of Communication and Information; Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies; Center for Latin American Studies; Department of Anthropology; and Institute for Women's Leadership

Saturday, April 20
Douglass Founders Day Awards Recognition Luncheon
Featuring keynote speaker Francis Barchi
Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Douglass College Center, Trayes Hall

Sponsored by: Associate Alumnae of Douglass College
www.douglassalumnaeregistration.com

Wednesday, April 24
Gender and Health Faculty Research Workshops
Featuring Rutgers faculty discussion their work. Open to faculty, staff, and students.
RSVP to Workshop Convener Professor Johanna Schoen, johanna.schoen@rutgers.edu
12 - 1:30 p.m.
Room 120, Institute for Health, 112 Paterson St., New Brunswick

Sponsored by: IWL Consortium Initiative on Women & Health and the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Wednesday, April 24
Public Forum – Reception and Report Back
Students participating in the 57th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and related global women’s human rights activist meetings will share insights and views on the progress and strategies of the priority theme of global efforts for the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building, 1st Floor Conference Room

Sponsored by: Center for Women Global Leadership


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