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WGSS is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students and guests attending our events. Requests for reasonable accommodations may be made to Conference & Events Office, (503) 725-CONF, e-mail or the Disability Resource Center, (503) 725-4150, e-mail: In order to ensure that reasonable accommodations can be provided in time for this event, please make your requests as soon as possible."

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WGSS Student Colloquium

"Redefining Identity, Beyond the Binary: Feminist and Queer Theory

 In Our Everyday Lives"

With Keynote Speaker Professor Michelle Habell-Pallán

Friday, April 18, 2014

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

SMSU 327/8

The annual Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Student Colloquium showcases our students' exceptional engagement with women's and gender studies through a wide range of mediums. Inspiring and compelling, these presentations reify the power of 21st century feminism to impact students' lives and dreams in real time.

Find out more about our keynote speaker and this year's theme at the colloquium website.


"Neither the Problem Nor the Solution: Latina Immigrant Mothers Traversing U.S. School Cultural Landscapes"

A lecture by Katherine Rodela, PhD candidate, Stanford University

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

SMSU 238


Second Annual Walk of the Heroines Lecture

"Engendering Food Justice: A Conversation with Patricia Allen and Lisa Weasel"

May 1, 2014

6:30-8:00 p.m.

SMSU 296/8


What does the food system look like through a feminist lens? Although gender relations are at the heart of the food system, both materially and emotionally, feminist principles and perspectives are rarely asserted in the food movement. When they are, the results could be powerful. Join us for a conversation on food and feminism between Professor Patricia Allen, chair of the Department of Food Systems and Society at Marylhurst University, and WGSS Professor Lisa Weasel for a discussion of gender and food justice.


"Moving Beyond the Image; Feminist Media Activism and Global Power"

A lecture by Carolyn Byerly, PhD

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Noon - 2 p.m.

ASRC 220


WGSS Spring Celebration:  Celebrating our Graduates

June 14, 2014
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Hoffmann Hall

The Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies invites our graduating majors, minors, scholarship recipients, and their loved ones to join us for a reception and ceremony honoring our students' accomplishments.