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Gender Studies Past Events

Spring 2021

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This guest artist visit featured the mural group Blank Spaces, started among students and faculty at Caprock High School in Amarillo, including the group of “founding females,” who talked about how largescale art has been a masculine-dominated practice, but how they are changing that stereotype with their work. 

Movies & Communities Series, 2019

This series explored the communities of identity formed around movies, especially the recent blockbusters Crazy Rich Asians, Coco, and Black Panther. We aimed to use popular movie screenings followed by group discussions to inspire important dialogue about how these communities are varied, complex, and all part of our “We are One” WT family. 

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Screening of Crazy Rich Asians Film and Talk Back: Apr. 18, 2019

The event was co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Vietnamese Student Association, and the Cornette Library. The talk back included panelists Rebekah Grome, Program Coordinator for Education on Demand; Dr. Mun Yee Kwan, Assistant Professor of Psychology; and Poh-Yin Pool, Director of Upward Bound Programs.

Screening of Coco and Talk Back: Mar. 7, 2019

The event was co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Hispanic Student Association, and Cornette Library. The talk back included panelists Dr. Andrew Reynolds, Director of the Spanish Program; Dr. Yvette Castillo, Associate Professor of Education and Founder of WTAMU Day of the Dead Celebration of Life; and Dr. Elsa Diego-Medrano, Assistant Professor of Education.

Screening of Black Panther Film and Talk Back: Feb. 13, 2019

The event was co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Black Student Union, and Cornette Library. The talk back included panelists Angela Allen, Chief Officer of Diversity and Inclusion; Bryan Vizzini, Professor of History, on the history of the comic book in the 1960s and its adaptation to the screen; and Anne Medlock, Associate Professor of Theatre, on the costumes in the movie and how they relate to African fashions both historical and contemporary.

Faces of Feminism Series, 2015 - Present

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Faces of Feminism: Solidarity, Sisterhood, and Race, April 10, 2018

Co-sponsored by Gender Studies and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, this event invited a panel of speakers to share their experiences of being both feminists and women of color. Panel speakers included Gloria Roberts, daughter of Helen Neal, the first African American to receive a bachelor's degree from WTAMU; Diane King, Financial Specialist III and Travel Coordinator at WTAMU; and Emma Crain, alumna of the WT English Program and community activist. Topics discussed included integration in the Amarillo-Canyon area and how it affected these three women, who were at different ages when the main educational restructuring occurred.

Faces of Feminism: Conservative and Traditional Views, April 21, 2016

This event invited a panel of speakers to share their experiences of being hesitant to embrace “feminism” openly because of their conservative and traditional viewpoints.  Panel speakers included Andrea Porter, Director of WT Education on Demand; Paula Schlegel, Faculty Member in the Communication Department and Instructor of the Gender Communication Course at WT; and Jayce Winters, WT Alum and Graduate of the Ag Program. Moderation offered by Dr. Kristina Drumheller, Professor of Communication and Director of Buff Allies at WT. Topics included the choice to maintain traditional gender relationships in the home; the difficulty of being a woman in the male-dominated field of agriculture; and the fact that practices of feminism can include women of conservative views and politics.

 

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Faces of Feminism: Mural Project Talk Back, Sept. 20, 2016 

Full Video of this Event
Featuring: Giselle Alvarado (Assoc. Dir. of the International Student Office); Dr. Lisa Garza (Assoc. Prof. of Sociology);
Jon Revett (Assist. Prof. of Painting and Drawing and Head of the WT Mural Squad)
Moderated by: Dr. Amy Von Lintel (Assoc. Prof. of Art History and Dir. of Gender Studies)

Buffalo Girl Mural Public Art Project, Sept. 2016, Mary Moody Northen Hall Atrium
For more information about this project, which is a collaboration between Gender Studies students
(enrolled in GNDR 3301 this fall), the WT Mural Squad, and the WT public (based on public comments)
see our page on Facebook: 
https://www.facebook.com/wtamubuffalogirl/

Distinguished Lecture Series, 2015 - Present

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Distinguished Lecture Series Visit - Denise Duhamel, Nov. 2, 2017

Co-sponsored by Gender Studies and EMPL Department, the poet Denise Duhamel visited campus and conducted a poetry reading for the public. 

 

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Distinguished Lecture Series Visit - Dr. Emily Skidmore, Oct. 17, 2017

Daytime Lunch and Learn Talk, then evening Public Lecture, "Beyond Community: Gender Transgression and Rural Spaces at the Turn of the 20th Century."

Dr. Emily Skidmore is faculty in the Texas Tech History Department: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/history/faculty/profiles/skidmore_emily.php

Louise Daniel Women's History Luncheon and Women's Equality Day Celebration, August 2017

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WTAMU Gender Studies sponsored a table at this luncheon, where we honored the following people given the theme of Women in Farming and Ranching:

Dr. Alex Hunt - Professor of English, Director of the Center for the Study of the American West (CSAW) at WTAMU, whose research on Cornelia Adair (wife of John Adair of the JA Ranch in the Texas Panhandle) was highlighted

Dr. Bonney MacDonald - Professor of English specializing on literature of the American West and leader of "Women, Horses and the West" at Zapata Ranch

Dr. Jean Stuntz, Professor of History and award winning author in women’s studies

Heather Bozeman, art major at WTAMU, and the first woman Herdsman and first woman president of the Herdsmen at WTAMU

Heather Hofstetter, art major completing a research project with Dr. Von Lintel on an art colony based in Palo Duro Canyon

Phyllis Nickum, Heather Hofstetter’s mother and Owner of Cowgirls and Cowboys in the West; https://www.cowgirlsandcowboysinthewest.com/

Women's March Events, 2017

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Get Active Week!  - April 24-27, 2017

Event 1: Advocacy!
Monday, Apr. 24, Lunch and learn format.
Buff Allies lead us in a panel discussion about advocacy on campus and in our community.

Event 2: Activism!
Tuesday, Apr. 25, Lunch and learn format. 
Community representatives, including Jenny Inzerillo of High Plains Public Radio, joined us in a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities of activism in our community.

Event 3: After the March!
Thursday, Apr. 27.
Campus and community members who participated in the various women's marches in January--including marchers in Amarillo, Austin, Albuquerque, and Washington, DC--lead us in a round table discussion on the meanings, outcomes, and futures of these protest marches. A reception followed.

 

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Women's March in downtown Amarillo, January 21, 2017

A Book Fair to Remember, 2016

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A Fair to Remember: Recent FAH Faculty Book Publications, Nov. 2016

Co-sponsored with CSAW: The Center for the Study of the American West and Buff Allies, this event highlighted the published research of our Fine Arts and Humanities College Faculty. 

Be a Man Event, 2016

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 Be a Man: Perspectives on Masculinity, Feb. 18, 2016

Featuring: Matt Reardon, Amy Von Lintel, and Lance Hadley
Moderated by: Matt Reardon

Co-Sponsored Events

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"Undead Shakespeare" by scholar Stephen Guy-Bray, October 31, 2018

 

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"Men, Women, Sex, and Violence and how MEN Can Help," a presentation by renowned Sexual Assault Speaker, Jackson Katz Tues. Apr. 3, 2018 

Dr. Katz (jacksonkatz.com) is an educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist who is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race and violence. He has long been a major figure and thought leader in the growing global movement of men working to promote gender equality and prevent gender violence. He is co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention or MVP, one of the longest-running and most widely influential gender violence prevention programs in North America, and the first major program of its kind in the sports culture and the military. MVP introduced the "bystander" approach to the sexual assault and relationship abuse fields; Katz is a key architect of this now broadly popular strategy.

Other Events

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Screening and Guest Lecture by Madsen Minax, director of the film Kairos Dirt, Oct. 9, 2017

Madsen is an experimental filmmaker and video art professor, who screened his latest work for us, and lead a lunch and learn discussion on film as an artistic, expressive media. The film explores the lives of several transgender characters who connect in a dream world and are pushed to ask, "What is self? What is other? What must we give up to become something else?" 

On Madsen and Kairos Dirt, see http://www.madsenminax.com/

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Contacts

Dr. Amy Von Lintel
Director of Gender Studies
(806) 651-2794