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April 2018

Edible Feminisms: On Discard, Waste, and Metabolism

April 12 @ 4:00 pm - April 13 @ 5:00 pm

A workshop on critical eating studies, featuring a public panel conversation between Los Angeles-based food activists, gleaners and composters, and scholars. Schedule and speaker details forthcoming. This event is supported by the Luskin Endowment for Thought Leadership.

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Edible Feminisms: On Discard, Waste, and Metabolism

April 12

“Edible Feminisms: On Discard, Waste and Metabolism” is a food studies workshop, organized by Dr. Rachel Vaughn and Dr. Sarah Tracy of CSW and the Institute for Society and Genetics, that will culminating in a special issue of the journal Food, Culture, and Society. This project was inspired by Dr. Kyla Wazana Tompkins‘ framing of “critical eating studies” in her award-winning Racial Indigestion (New York University Press, 2012) and reflects on the ways in which American Studies, Food Studies, Sensory…

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February 2018

“Complaint as Diversity Work,” Graduate Seminar with Sara Ahmed

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

CSW is pleased to offer registered UCLA Graduate Students from all departments the opportunity to participate in a 1-time, 2-hour graduate seminar with Sara Ahmed, on the topic of “Complaint as Diversity Work.” The number of spots available in the seminar are very limited, and admission to the seminar will be by competitive application process. Interested students from all fields are invited to apply to participate. In addition to the seminar, Sara Ahmed will give a talk on “Complaint as…

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Panel: “Edible Feminisms: On Discard, Waste, and Metabolism”

February 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Activists and scholars will offer live reflections on how the past lurks in our shared food future, and what to do about it. FEATURED PANELISTS Food justice and food waste activists: Tanya Fields (Founder and Executive Director, The BLK ProjeK) Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia (Co-Editor, Poor Magazine; author of Criminal of Poverty: Growing Up Homeless in America) Rick Nahmias (Founder and Executive Director, Food Forward LA) Award-winning scholars: Heather Paxson (Professor of Anthropology, MIT; author of The Life of Cheese: Crafting Food and Value in…

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December 2017

Weaving Generations Together: Guided Exhibition Tour

December 1, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

JNearoin curator Patricia Greenfield for a guided tour of Weaving Generations Together, an exhibition of Maya textiles on view in the UCLA Powell Library! The exhibition will be open from October 2 – December 15 and is free and open to the public. The opening reception for this exhibition will be held on October 5. A limited number of spots are available in this guided exhibition tour, which will take place at 4:00 PM on Friday, December 1. Reserve your…

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November 2017

Feminism and the Senses: Nonny de la Peña

November 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

CSW is thrilled to feature Nonny de la Peña in our Feminism and the Senses Event Series. Nonny de la Peña (named “The Godmother of Virtual Reality” by The Guardian and Engadget) is a pioneer of virtual reality and immersive journalism. de la Peña is a Yale Poynter Media Fellow and a graduate fellow in Interactive Media Arts at the University of Southern California. As the founder and CEO of Emblematic Group she has collaborated with Planned Parenthood, the True…

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Nonny de la Peña, “Immersive Journalism, Breaking the Frame, and the Gender Struggle in Virtual Reality”

November 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

CSW is thrilled to feature Nonny de la Peña as part of Feminism and the Senses. RSVP for the Talk (Nov. 13, 4pm, Faculty Center): https://csw.ucla.edu/VR REQUEST an Individual Virtual Reality Appointment (Nov. 13, 10am-3:30pm): https://csw.ucla.edu/VR-Request Nonny de la Peña, named “The Godmother of Virtual Reality” by The Guardian and Engadget and one of the 20 most influential Latina/os in tech by CNET, is a pioneer of virtual reality and immersive journalism. As the founder and CEO of Emblematic Group…

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October 2017

Breaking the Silence on Hooking Up: A Facilitated Discussion

October 24, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

  What are the risks and rewards of hooking up? Who hooks up, and when and why? How does hookup culture shape attitudes towards sex and desire? How ubiquitous is hookup culture on campus–and how does it shape the lives of UCLA students? CSW invites students, faculty, and staff to explore these kinds of questions through a facilitated discussion on Hookup Culture. Join the Conversation Join students from across campus and all walks of life for an open conversation on…

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Fall Welcome Reception

October 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join CSW and the UCLA Department of Gender Studies as we celebrate the start of a new academic year! Join us for an opportunity to meet and network with faculty, students, and staff, and to learn about CSW’s and Gender Studies’ upcoming projects, research, and events. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP online. (click to view full map) THIS IS A FRAGRANCE-FREE EVENT. For the health and safety of all attendees, please refrain from wearing products that contain fragrances when attending CSW…

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