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Gender and Women's Studies Program

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The discipline of Gender and Women's Studies has a vision of a world free from sexism. By necessity, freedom from sexism must include a commitment to freedom from national chauvinism; class, ethnic, racial, and heterosexual bias; economic exploitation; religious persecution; ageism; and ableism. Gender and Women's Studies seeks to identify, understand, and challenge ideologies and institutions that knowingly or unknowingly oppress and exploit others, or deny fundamental human rights. Thus, Gender and Women's Studies envisions a world in which all persons can develop their fullest potential.

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Upcoming Events

How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All

Martha S. Jones, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, will give a virtual talk on race and...

10/15 7pm
Suffrage and Sashes: American Pageantry and the Feminist Movement

Hilary Levey Friedman, author of Here She Is: The Complicated Reign of the Beauty Pageant in America, will explore the history of the suffrage sash and how...

10/29 7pm
Transnational Suffrage Activism in Postrevolutionary Mexico

Professor McIntyre specializes in gender, religion, and Indigenous people. She will present a virtual lecture on her research on the suffrage movement. The...

11/12 7pm
Current Trends in Voting Rights

Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea will give a virtual talk linking the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the recent election and current trends in voting...

11/18 7pm

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