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Celebrating Women's History Month: Film Series


Thursday, March 18  6:00-8:00 pm

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This award-winning documentary traces the historic 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to the US Congress. 

Discussion facilitators: Ambreia Meadows-Hernandez, Graduate Student in American Studies & GWST, Samantha Vandermeade, GWST faculty

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Thursday, March 25  6:00-8:00 pm

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Through the stories of Madonna Thunder Hawk and her daughter, Marcy, this 2018 documentary traces Native activism from the rise of the American Indian Movement (AIM) in the 1970s to contemporary environmental and cultural activism including the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Discussion facilitators: Reinette Tendore, Native American Education Research & Cultural Center, Samantha Vandermeade, GWST faculty

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Gender and Women's Studies

Understand, Engage, Transform

Gender and Women's Studies (GWST) is a dynamic field of inquiry that offers students the opportunity to explore issues of gender and sexuality.  As a student in our program, you will develop a set of valuable critical thinking and analytical skills that will give you a solid academic foundation as well as prepare you for a career that values critical thinking, oral and written communication, research and problem solving, and client advocacy.  Our graduates have succeeded in medical and law school, as well as excelled in careers in health, human rights, business, politics, and the administration of community service agencies.  We offer a major and minor for undergraduates and a graduate minor in Gender and Women's Studies and an undergraduate and graduate minor in Queer Studies.  We have several opportunities for students, including internships, travel abroad, and graduation with Honors.  Many of our students (as well as faculty) are active leaders on campus and in the community.  Come join us!


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Gender and Women’s Studies Undergraduate Major/Minor

Gender and Women’s Studies offers students an interdisciplinary exploration of the issues of sex, gender and sexuality. As a stand-alone degree, or as a minor to enhance another area of study, a Gender and Women’s Studies Degree offers unique perspectives gender identities as they intersect with other social constructs.

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Gender and Women’s Studies Graduate Minor

The Graduate Minor in Gender and Women’s Studies provides advanced feminist training for students from a variety of academic backgrounds and career paths. Students who participate in this graduate minor will likely consider master’s and doctoral research projects linked to topics in Gender and Women’s Studies while developing expertise in the area.

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Queer Studies Graduate/Undergraduate Minor

The Queer Studies program draws upon the strengths of various departments to introduce both undergraduate and graduate students to the history, theory, and practice of the study of sexuality with an emphasis on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and queer lives. The minor recognizes competency in gender identities.

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News & Highlights

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Dr. Susan Dewey Receives UW Faculty Community Engagement Award. Learn more.

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Dr. Colleen Denney publishes new book.

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