February 12, 2014 @ 6:30pm: Reading Group - The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich
We are excited to announce that this quarter's reading group will be held in conjunction with the Colorado Women's College and DU's University College. Join us in the Anderson Academic Commons at 6:30pm for dinner and a lively discussion about an award winning novel. For more information, or to RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the back cover of the book: For more than a half-century, Father Damien Modeste has served his beloved people, the Ojibwe, on the remote reservation of Little No Horse. Now, nearing the end of his life, Father Damien dreads the discovery of his physical identity, for he is a woman who has lived as a man. To further complicate his quiet existence, a troubled colleague comes to the reservation to investigate the life of the perplexing, possibly false saint Sister Leopolda. Father Damien alone knows the strange truth of Leopolda's piety and is faced with the most difficult decision: Should he tell all and risk everything...or manufacture a protective history though he believes Leopolda's wonder-working is motivated solely by evil?
GWST reading group events are open to all faculty, staff and students who are interested in reading and talking more about gender-related issues. You don't need to be affiliated with the GWST program to participate - this is a great way for you to explore issues and get to know other people on campus with similar interests.
February 25, 2014 @ 4pm: "Sexing Militarization: Gender & Sexual Politics During Wartime, Past and Present" panel presentation and discussion
Join the GWST program as we celebrate AHSS week, a week of exciting events designed to showcase the best of DU's Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences division. At 4pm, a panel of GWST affiliated faculty will share their research on diverse dimensions of gender, sexuality, and militarism. Presentations will explore historical research on Latinas and the home front experience during WWII; the connections between marketing beauty, the rise of Avon, and the expansion of U.S. empire; and sexual politics in the military. Faculty presentations will be followed by a lively discussion.