Women and Gender Studies Program

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Join us in the Women and Gender studies office to celebrate the start of a new school year! Come to learn about the Women and Gender Studies program, declare your major or minor, meet fellow students and faculty, learn about the Gender Studies Student Organization (GSSO) and hear about upcoming programs and events!
This panel discussion will examine the impact of institutional racism and cultural genocide, with an emphasis on Maine’s Tribal communities, the legacy of slavery in Maine, and the role of faith communities in combating racism today.
Too often, the voices and actions of queer people of color are rendered invisible within mainstream accounts of the LGBTQ movement here in the United States. This panel of activists, artists, and academics will explore the contributions of queer people of color within LGBTQ organizing and empowerment historically and today. Sunday, June 14, 2015 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Talbot Hall, Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland Campus
Katie Zema
The Women & Gender Studies Program Insight Scholarship recognizes and rewards a Sophomore or Junior major or minor in the USM Women & Gender Studies Program who works for gender equity and justice, either on campus or in larger communities. Its recipient will be continuing academic work at the University of Southern Maine.
WGS Alum Julia Davidson and former Director of Women & Gender Studies Wendy Chapkis, 2013 Awards Reception
The USM WGS "Celebration of Feminist Creativity and Community” Awards Reception in the University Events Room of the Glickman Family Library ​from ​6:30-7:30 PM on evening of April 27, 2015, following the Women & Gender Studies Student Research Symposium 5:00-6:30 PM.
Portland Women's History Trail
USM's Digital Maine initiative and research cluster in Digital Humanities announces the launch of the Portland Women’s History Trail app. The app is based on longtime research conducted by project leader Eileen Eagan, Associate Professor of History and her colleagues and students.
Meaghan LaSala
Graduating senior in Women & Gender Studies, Meaghan LaSala, was selected to receive the 2015 Maine Campus Compact Student Heart and Soul Award at their 14thannual Awards Ceremony.
Prof. Nancy Gish, Gabriel Demaine,and Prof. Lorrayne Carroll
The USM Women and Gender Studies Program (WGS)​ ​will hold our third annual “Celebration of Feminist Creativity and Community” Awards Reception in the University Events Room of the Glickman Family Library ​from ​6:30-7:30 PM on evening of April 27, 2015, following the Women & Gender Studies Student Research Symposium 5:00-6:30 PM. Three awards will be presented.
Lauren Webster LaFrance
2007​ ​USM Outstanding Graduate of Women and Gender Studies Award recipient,​ ​Lauren Webster LaFrance will begin serving a three year term on Victoria Mansion’s Board of Trustees on April 22.​ ​After graduating​ ​summa​ ​cum laude from USM in 2002​ ​with a​ ​Women's Studies BA and a Criminology minor, Lauren went on to earn a​n MA​ in American and New England Studies in 2007.
Girlhood: A Film by Céline Sciamma
Sunday, March 8, 2015 7:30 PM SPACE Gallery 538 Congress Street Portland, ME 04101 $8.00 $6.00/Free for USM Students with a student ID

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