Feminisms Lunch Lecture Series

Feminism means different things to different people.  Join us for lunch as we explore, discuss and highlight feminisms and examine them within various cultural locations and contexts. Every month, the Feminisms Lecture Series will host a guest speaker exploring the varied and complex realms of feminism.

Call for Submissions for the Spring 2019 Feminisms Lunch Lecture Series

The Women’s Leadership and Resource Center would like to invite graduate students, faculty, staff and community members to participate and present in our upcoming Feminisms Lecture Series. This series creates a safe space to explore the varied and complex realms of feminism and deepen our understanding of this complex and multifarious movement while expanding the conversation about what it means to be a feminist. We invite you to submit proposals that engage contemporary and historical issues around women and gender; explore intersectionality, social justice, activism and/or advocacy within feminism, and expand opportunities for awareness, reflection, and empowerment.

This series will be held monthly in the WLRC/CAN Programming Room at 1101 W Taylor Street, 3rd Floor from 12:30 pm to 1:30pm. Lectures should be about 45 minutes long and will be followed by a 10 minute question/answer session.

Please fill out the proposal submission form below to be considered for the Spring 2019 Feminisms Lecture Series. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. However, we encourage you to submit by Monday, January 7, 2019 for best consideration.

Feminisms Lecture Series - Call for Submissions for Spring 2019

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Fall 2017 FEMINISMS Lunch Lecture Series

November 2017     Kristin Strom – Leading with Feminism in the Fitness Industry

October 2017     Mariel Rancel- Food for All People: Challenges Women with Disabilities Face When Claiming their Human Right to Food

September 2017     Heather Hathaway – Cuentos de la Maestra: Teacher Tales of a Bicultural Latina Feminista in an all African American, all-male Chicago High School


Spring 2017 FEMINISMS Lunch Lecture Series

April 2017     Paige Sweet – Projects of Legibility: Feminist Anti-Violence Work, the Psy-Sciences and the State

February 2017     Anne Kirkner – Assessing the Medical Forensic Exam: The Ethics of Medico-Legal Advocacy

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Fall 2016 FEMINISMS Lunch Lecture Series

November 2016     Stella Pope Duarte – Feminine Archetypes in Chicano/Latino History

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October 2016     Meghan Daniel – From “Transactional to Transformational”: Reproductive Justice and Margins to Center Organizing

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September 2016     Alex Davis – (Re)Methodologizing Femininity: Native Feminism within the Settler State

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Spring 2016 FEMINISMS Lunch Lecture Series

April 2016     Meghna Bhat – Violence Against Women in Bollywood Cinema

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March 2016     Deana G. Lewis – I See You: Hyperinvisibility of Black Women & Girls in Dialogues on Criminalization and Justice

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February 2016     Sequoya Hayes – Exploring Feminism: Organizing, Activating, Making Change

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January 2016     Veronica I. Arreola  – When the Waves of Feminism Crash Into Blogs

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Fall 2015 FEMINISMS Lunch Lecture Series

November 2015     Lauren Dean  – Keeping Women In Their Place: Urban Design and Female Mobility in Mumbai

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October 2015     Arjun Mitra  – Changing the Face of Feminism in India

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September 2015     Kristen Vogt Veggeberg – 21st Century Feminism in Science Museums

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Spring 2015 FEMINISMS Lunch Lecture Series

April 2015     Judith Gardiner  – Feminist Friendships






















March 2015     Scout Bratt  – Bringing Your Feminisms Into Health Care


February 2015     Jenny Korn – Intersectional Constructions of Race and Gender Within Facebook Groups: A feminist analysis of digital identity

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January 2015     Norma Moruzzi – What Is Feminism? Islam and Feminism

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