September 29, 2014: Dr. Pedro Noguera, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University and the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools
Dr. Noguera is a sociologist whose scholarship and research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts. Dr. Noguera has published over 200 research and scholarly articles, monographs, research reports and editorials on topics such as urban school reform, education policy, conditions that promote student achievement, the role of education in community development, youth violence, and race and ethnic relations in American society. Dr. Noguera's talk will highlight research-based strategies that can make our schools safe, equitable, and places where all students thrive. The event will be in the Boettcher Foundation Community Room, Craig Hall, 2148 South High Street. There will be a reception from 4-5pm, followed by Dr. Noguera's remarks from 5-6pm.
This event is free and open to the public, but online registration is required. See the GSSW website for more information.
September 30, 2014 @ 4pm: Dr. M. Dores Cruz, Assistant Professor of Anthropology - Research Share
Please join us for Dr. Cruz's talk titled "The Dark Side of Development: Gender and Race at Play in Rural Mozambique". In the aftermath of the colonial and the civil wars that have engulfed the country since the 1960s, Mozambique has been hailed as a successful story of development policies. Recent mining interests and increasing international investment, expansion of a middle class and immigration of European youth has often been reported in international media as a sign of a developing and changing country. Yet the poverty level in rural areas has risen, HIV/AIDS is a major concern and access to a doctor is one of the lowest in the world. Dr. Cruz will discuss the socioeconomic contradictions of development practice in rural Mozambique, framed in historic and cultural contexts. Particular attention will be placed on how race and gender play an important role in the donor/practitioner and recipient dichotomy. Open discussion will follow the presentation and light refreshments will be provided. The event will be at 4pm in Sturm Hall 233.
October 27, 2014 @ noon: Dr. Subini Annamma, IRISE Post-Doctoral Fellow - Research Share
Please join us for Dr. Subini's talk titled "Incarceration Nation: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline". The school to prison pipeline is a contemporary circuit of imperialism, used as a tool to remove unwanted bodies from the public sphere. Young women of color are the fastest growing population to be swept into this circuit. Dr. Annamma will discuss issues of race and gender along with trends of mass criminalization and incarceration. The event will be at noon in Sturm Hall 286.
October 29, 2014 @ 6:30pm: Fall Reading Group @ Kaos Pizza
What does it mean to be a gender failure? Join us for an informal discussion about the book Gender Failure, a collaboration by award-winning writers, musicians and performers Rae Spoon and Ivan E. Coyote. Ivan and Rae explore and expose their failed attempts at fitting into the gender binary, and how ultimately our expectations and assumptions around traditional gender roles fail us all. Free pizza will be provided.
November 5th, 2014 @ 6:30pm: Be a B.O.S.S. Training
Join CAPE and your fellow GWST students for this popular, peer-led bystander awareness training to prevent sexual assault. This event will be at 6:30pm in Sturm Hall 312.