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January 2019

Lara K. Schubert, “Workshopping Postsecular Feminist Subjectivity: An Alternative Inspired by Cambodian Women”

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Rolfe 2125

CSW Research Affiliate Brown Bag DATE: Friday, January 18 TIME: 12-1:30 PM LOCATION: Rolfe 2125 Participants are welcome to bring a snack or lunch. Cambodian women religious provide insights into rethinking subjectivity.  These women experience empowerment while they subscribe to the restrictive rules of their communities, including gender-specific stipulations. In Schubert’s research in Cambodia, her interlocutors demonstrate subjectivity that is not based on freedom and liberation, which are prioritized in many women’s organizations. Her larger project, “Retheorizing Women’s Empowerment with…

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October 2018

Eli Clare, “Cautionary Tales: Environmental Injustice, Disability, and Chronic Illness”

October 18, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kerckhoff Hall Grand Salon, UCLA, Los Angeles

CSW is delighted to welcome Eli Clare to UCLA to give a talk as part of our Chemical Entanglements research initiative. RSVPs for this event are NOW CLOSED. Standby seats may be available; we encourage you to arrive early if you would like a standby seat. About Eli Clare Photo description: Eli sits on driftwood log, smiling in the sun. White, disabled, and genderqueer, Eli Clare lives near Lake Champlain in occupied Abenaki territory (currently known as Vermont) where he…

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Fall Welcome Reception

October 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rolfe Courtyard

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. RSVP: To RSVP, please fill out the online registration form. Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM Location: Rolfe Hall Courtyard, UCLA (click to view full map)…

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May 2018

Awards and Benefit Luncheon 2018

May 31, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States, 425 Westwood Plz
Los Angeles, CA United States

Join the UCLA Center for the Study of Women for a special end of the year event to honor the Center’s accomplishments, student award recipients, and this year’s Distinguished Leader in Feminism Award honorees! FEATURING THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS 40 Years in Corporate Culture: A Successful Woman’s Strategies for Surviving and Thriving By Paula Williams Madison Chairman and CEO, Madison Media Management, LLC Former CEO, Los Angeles Sparks Former Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal This year, CSW has selected Paula…

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April 2018

Edible Feminisms: On Discard, Waste, and Metabolism

April 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - April 13, 2018 @ 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, 2018

“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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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