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Gender Studies Symposium

March 10, 2004

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    Performance of Harper's Arrow by Sarah Dougher, musician and educator. Harper's Arrow is a folk and pop series inspired by Homer's Odyssey that examines gender, the status of the veteran, and the violence of war.

Undergraduate Campus

Gender in Conflict

Wednesday, March 10 through Friday, March 12

Art Exhibit
Curated by Barbara Bartholomew, LC Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Meghan Sinnott, LC student and Symposium co-chair, and the Gender Studies Symposium Art Committee.

Gender Studies Symposium student CoChairs: Anna Forsher, Evan Dohrmann, Diana Wiener, and Meghan Sinnott. Faculty Director: Kimberly Brodkin.

Wednesday, March 10
9:00-10:30 A.M., Council Chamber
Gender Images in Magazines for Teens
Moderator: Jean Ward, LC Professor of Communication
Catie O’Keefe, LC student, “Teen Vogue: Spending in the Vogue Style”
Art Patton, LC student, “Teen Vogue and Sexism: Partners in Crime”
Sam Pollach, LC student, “Urban Teen Scene: Will it Survive?”
Lauren Senkyr, LC student, “Twisted by Twist: Prescription for Perfect”
Matty Sheppard, LC student, “Elle Girl: Daring to be Different?”
Heather Wilkinson, LC student, “Seventeen: What are the Messages?”

9:00-10:30 A.M., Thayer
Feminists Theorize the Traditional
Moderator: J. M. Fritzman, LC Associate Professor of Philosophy
Kelly Wallace, “Coming to Consciousness: A Personal Journey through the Exploration of the Female Psyche”
Barbara Finlay, Director, Women’s Studies Program, Texas A&M University, “Lester Frank Ward and the History of Feminism in American Sociology”
Nina Narelle, LC student, “Feminist Economics: Confronting Economic Man”

10:45 A.M.-12:15 P.M., Stamm
Dividing the Church: Homosexuality and Religion
Moderator: Sr. Loretta Schaff, OSF, LC Adjunct Catholic Chaplain
Reverend JoAnn Leach, Associate Rector, Christ Church Episcopal Parish
Marc Acito, columnist, Just Out
Barbara Campbel l, Pastor, St. Mark Presbyterian Church

10:45 A.M.-12:15 P.M., Council Chamber
Workshop: Trans 101
Members of Trans Advisory Group, Basic Rights Education Fund

10:45 A.M.-12:15 P.M., Thayer
Rape Myths Debunked
Moderator: Gina McClard, LC Law School Professor and Associate Director, National Crime Victim Law Institute
Jessie Mindlin, Senior Staff Attorney, National Crime Victim Law Institute
Joanna Tucker Davis, Staff Attorney, National Crime Victim Law Institute

12:30-1:45 P.M., Thayer
Code Pink and Women in Black: Gender and Peace Activism
Moderator: Kristi Williams, LC Coordinator of Academic Advising and Instructor in English
Terri Grayum and Elizabeth Addy, Code Pink
Yvonne Simmons, and Pat Hollingsworth, Women in Black

12:30-1:45 P.M., Stamm
Roundtable: Gender Issues in Oregon’s Prison System: Stories and Strategies for Change
Moderator: Joanne Mulcahy, NW Writing Institute
Ann Staley, NW Writing Institute
Rodger Larson, Coffee Creek Correctional Facility
Rhea Wolf, Volunteer Coordinator, Write Around Portland; Director, Sowelu Ensemble Theater
Scot Nakagawa, Western Prison Project Program Director

2:00-3:15 P.M., Stamm
Viva Mujeres: Snapshots of Mexican Women’s Resistance
Moderator: Monica DeHart, LC Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Diana Wiener, LC student and Symposium co-chair, “‘Asking For It?’: Challenging and Transforming Gender Roles through Murder and Activism in Juarez”
Paulina Hermosillo, “The Zapatista Challenge Ten Years Later”

2:00-3:15 P.M. , Thayer
Portland Power: Activism and Writing
Moderator: Marty Hart-Landsberg, LC Professor of Economics
“>http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/jah/88.2/polishuk.html”>Sandy Polishuk, Instructor, Portland State University, “I Had a Typewriter: Writing as Activism: Julia Ruuttila, Journalist, Novelist, Poet”
Heather Wilkinson, LC student, “Portland’s Bolshevik Queen”
Marc Acito, columnist, Just Out

3:30-4:30 P.M., Thayer
Women of the World, Unite: Changing Women’s Roles on a Global Scale
Moderator: Kimberly Brodkin, LC Visiting Assistant Professor of History and Faculty Director of the 2004 Gender Studies Symposium
Rebecca Hyman, Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, Oglethorpe University, “Issues and Challenges in Global Feminism”
Katy Sheehan, “Globalization and Women as discussed at the 2004 World Social Forum”

3:30-4:30 P.M., Council Chamber - NOTE ROOM CHANGE
Performance: “SRS: Stations Remain Structure”
This performance explores the medical, cultural, and psychological endurance of a transsexual male process that is shown to parallel the stations of the cross.
The Gyrl Grip

7:30 P.M., Council Chamber
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: An Incomplete Liberation: The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan and the Continued Need for Resistance
Anne Brodsky,
Associate Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Sahar Saba from the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA).
Professor Brodsky is the author of With All Our Strength: The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan.
Introduced by: Paul Powers, LC Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Reception to follow in foyer.

   Thursday, March 11

9:15-10:30 A.M., Stamm
Informal discussion with Anne Brodsky and Sahar Saba
Introduced by: Anna Forsher, LC student and Symposium co-chair.

9:15-10:30 A.M., Thayer
Pornography, Sex Machines, and Reproductive Rights: Philosophies of the Body
Moderator: Deborah Heath, LC Associate Professor of Anthropology
Mimi Marinucci, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies, and Gary Krug, Assistant Professor in Communication Studies, Eastern Washington University, “He Said, She Said: A Conversation About Pornography and Sex Machines”
Jeffrey Gauthier, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Portland, “Reproductive Rights and the Right to Do What I Want with My Own Body”

10:45 A.M.-12:15 P.M., Council Chamber
Something Wicked This Way Comes: An Examination of Alternative Sexualities in Pop Culture
Moderator: Peter Christenson, LC Professor of Communication
Diana Wiener, LC student and Symposium co-chair, “‘Shockabuku’: Fracturing Hegemonic Masculinity While Reconstituting the Western Hero in Grosse Pointe Blank
David Rosengard, LC Resident Director, “Kiss Me with Those Red Lips: Sexuality and Vampirism in Popular Culture”
Patricia Edler, South Dakota State University, “Under the Covers: Do Feminism and Romance Fiction Make Strange Bedfellows?”

10:45 A.M.-12:00 noon, Stamm
Workshop: Riot Don’t Diet: Messages and Images from Radical Cheerleaders
Emily Webb,
LC student

12:30-1:30 P.M., Stamm
Featured Event
Reading by Judith Barrington, “After D-Day”
Introduced by: Susan Kirschner, LC Senior Lecturer in Humanities

1:45-3:00 P.M., Stamm
The Pacific War and the Experiences of Japanese American Women
Moderator: Linda Isako Angst, LC Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Midori Hamilton, Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center Member
Harue Ninomiya, Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center Member

1:45-3:00 P.M., Thayer
Expanding Definitions of Domestic Conflict and Sexual Violence
Moderator: Joleen Fuller, LC student
Mychelle Moritz, Director of the Children’s Intervention Program, Domestic Violence Resource Center
Diana Courvant, Survivor Project Co-Founder
Virginia Martin, Education Outreach Coordinator, Sexual Assault Resource Center, “Expanding Sexual Assault Services to Include the Sexual and Gender Minority Community.”

1:45-3:00 P.M., Council Chamber
Gendered Human Rights Violations: How Survivors of Such Crimes Can Use International Human Rights Law in the Civil and Criminal Courts of the U.S. to Obtain Justice and Create a Normative Feminist Jurisprudence
Moderator: Gina McClard, LC Law School Professor and Associate Director, National Crime Victim Law Institute
Meg Garvin, Lead Staff Attorney, National Crime Victim Law Institute
Liani Jean Heh Reeves, Staff Attorney, National Crime Victim Law Institute

3:15-4:45 P.M., Stamm
Workshop: Judith Barrington, Poetry of Resistance and War

3:15-4:45 P.M., Thayer
The Conflicts of Being Male: Addressing gender and identity with school-age boys
Moderator: Peter Mortola, LC Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology
Stephen Grant, Portland Impact Coordinator at Buckman Elementary School
Howard Hiton, Licensed Professional Counselor
James Nash, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Portland State University
Lois Orner, Portland Impact Education Program Manager.

4:45 P.M. Stamm
Cliche Au Lait: An Artist Performance
Micah Perry
and Jeremy Kemp

7:30 P.M., Council Chamber
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Name of the Prison is Patriarchy: Masculinities and Sexual Violence
Don Sabo,
Professor of Sociology at D’Youville College. Professor Sabo has written extensively on issues of gender, health, sports, and violence, and he is co-editor of Masculinities, Gender Relations, and Sport and Prison Masculinities.
Introduced by: Zach Mann, LC student
Reception to follow in foyer.


   Friday, March 12

9:00-10:15 A.M., Stamm
Informal discussion with Don Sabo
Introduced by: Diana Wiener, LC student and Symposium co-chair.

9:00-10:15 A.M., Thayer - SESSION CANCELLED
Roundtable: Conflicting Images: Body Image and Eating Disorders

Facilitator: David Rosengard, LC Resident Director
Members of LC-COED

10:30 A.M.-Noon, Stamm
Writing Our Other(ness): Memoir as Response to Intersections of Race and Gender in African-American Autobiography
Moderator: Perrin Kerns, Department of English, Literature, and Writing, Marylhurst University
Najwa Sweilem, Marylhurst student, “Fat, Pierced, Half-Breed Arab: Mustache and Uni-brow Optional”
Marcia Austin,
Marylhurst student, “Fortieth Birthday”
Hafidha Acuay,
Marylhurst student, “The Title Goes Here”
Patrick Monaghan, Marylhurst student, “Palpitations”
Michael Kee,
Marylhurst student, “Pieces of My Life”
Marcy Frecht-Harris
, Marylhurst student, “Boy for a Day”

10:30 A.M.-Noon, Council Chamber
Workshop: Intersexuality: Learning from the Lived Experiences
Emi Koyama, Director, Intersex Initiative

10:30 A.M.-Noon, Thayer
The Canvas and The Classroom: Engendering Education
Moderator: Janet Bixby, LC Assistant Professor of Education
John Kerwin, Assistant Professor of Communications, Penn State, Erie, “Challenging Institutional Thinking: Teaching Gender Communication in a Maximum Security Prison for Men” CANCELLED
Sara Schnelle, Artist-in-Residence and Administrator, Tualatin United Methodist Church, “The Obscured History of Birth Art”
Cindy Talley, LC student, “A Tightly Closed Closet: Challenges to Gay and Lesbian Public School Teachers”

12:15-1:45 P.M., Council Chamber
Stripping Away the Complexity: Pornography in Portland
Moderator: Jenny Bornstein, LC Interlibrary Loan Specialist, Watzek Library
Patricia Barrera, Lola Greene Baldwin Foundation
Flux Suicide and Siren Suicide
Amy Lynn, Center against Rape and Domestic Violence
David Loftus, author of Watching Sex: How Men Really Respond to Pornography

12:15-1:45 P.M., Stamm
Roundtable: Unveiling the Other: An International Look at Gender
Moderator: Anisa Goforth, LC student
Liv Halvorsen, Khadija Rizwan, Katrina Sire and Laura Wright, and LC students

12:15-1:45 P.M., Thayer
Gendered Bodies, Gendered Spaces: Analyzing Film and Literature
Moderator: Nicole Aas-Rouxparis, LC Professor of French and Director of Gender Studies Program
Elizabeth Hubble, “Charles Sorel’s Francion and the Fabliaux: Shifting Representations of Gendered Bodies and Gendered Voices from the Pre-Modern to the Early Modern Period”
Heather Dittmore Snow, LC Residence Life, “The Transsexual’s Disruptive Presence in Gendered Places in Fassbinder’s In a Year of Thirteen Moons”
Linda J. Strom, Associate Professor of English, Youngstown State University, “‘Ugly and Ugly’: Female Working-Class Bodies in Tillie Olsen’s Yonnondio”

2:00-3:15 P.M., Thayer
Gender and Sexuality in Ancient Greece
Moderator: Nick Smith, LC Professor of Philosophy, James F. Miller Professor of Humanities
Thu Ngo, LC student, “Men are Pigs in Homer’s Odyssey”
Christopher Rivera, graduate student, Rutgers University, “Plato’s Phaedrus: Homosexually Loaded”

2:00-3:00 P.M., Fir Acres Black Box Theatre
Performance: Carole Groobman, “Force of Nature”
This one-woman show captures the voices of 14 individuals speaking about childbirth.

3:30-5:00, Agnes Flanagan Chapel
Performance of Harper’s Arrow by Sarah Dougher, musician and educator.
Harper’s Arrow is a folk and pop series inspired by Homer’s Odyssey that examines gender, the status of the veteran, and the violence of war.
Introduced by: Evan Dohrmann, LC student and Symposium co-chair.

Sponsors: Associated Students of Lewis & Clark College and Lewis & Clark’s Gender Studies Program

Lewis & Clark College adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy with respect to employment, enrollment, and program. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, or marital status and has a firm commitment to promote the letter and the spirit of all equal opportunity and civil rights laws.

Revised 3/1/2004 by Sharon Barnes
Lewis & Clark College

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