Past Events

Casual Conversations 

A series of informal, student-facilitated discussions about current issues facing our community.

What's Next After Kavanaugh?

10.19.18 | 4-6:30pm

Co-facilitated by Ariana Dennis, Ash Vera, & Emma Byrne

Trans* on Campus.

11.02.18 | 6-8pm

Co-facilitated by Ames Zocchi & Dev McCauley

A Woman’s Place is in the House of Representatives.

11.30.18 | 4-6:30pm

Co-facilitated by Caroline Tremaine & Leah Dooley

 

 

 

Women & Social Organizing in Tunisia and Egypt: Panel Discussion

November 7, 5pm

ADMN 321

This panel discussion with Mai Amer (Egypt), Nawrez Ellafi (Tunisia), Feriel Habel (Tunisia), and Noha Samuel (Egypt) is part of a three-part lecture series that brings academics and activists to campus to discuss organizing for women's rights in the Middle East. 

For more information: Women & Social Organizing in Tunisia and Egypt: Panel Discussion

This event is supported by the United States Department of State Professional Fellows Program.

Egyptian and Tunisian flags side by side

Unimagined Latin@s

January 18, 6-8:30pm

Pigott Auditorium 

Unimagined Latin@s of great walls, borders, bridges, and dreams with Jeanette Rodríguez, Steven Bender, Natalie Cisneros, and Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs

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Co-sponsored by Seattle University School of Law, Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, Mateo Ricci College, College of Arts and Sciences, and Seattle University Women and Gender Studies

 

Poster for the event,

#MeToo | A Post-Weinstein Conversation on Women, Media & The Law

Tuesday, January 16, 12:30-1:20pm

Bannan 102

An open conversation hosted by professors Dr. Kirsten Thompson (Film Studies), Dr. Caitlin Carlson (Communication & Journalism), and Dr. Theresa Earenfight (Women & Gender Studies). Free and open to all. Contact: theresa@seattleu.edu

Co-sponsored by the Film Studies and Women & Gender Studies Departments

 

Poster for #MeToo

Reading with Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs & Mare Blocker

Feb. 10 | 7-8:30p

Open Books: A Poem Emporium

2414 N 45th St, Seattle, Washington 98103

Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs is the first editor of the revolutionary Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia. She has authored multiple articles, poetry collections, encyclopedia entries and in 2015 was awarded the Provost's Inaugural Award for Scholarship, Research and Creativity at Seattle University, she also recently served as the Director for the Center for the Study of Justice in Society. Her collection How Many Indians Can We Be? is forthcoming with Mango Press in 2018. She recently published The Runaway Poems with Finishing Line Press, and a second edited collection of Chicana literary criticism about Norma Cantú's oeuvre: Word Images: New Perspectives on Canícula and Other Works by Norma E. Cantú with the University of Arizona Press.

Mare Blocker has been making limited edition and unique books since 1976 and established the MKimberly Press in 1984 when she bought her first Vandercook printing press. Her work can be found in over 85 public collections and museums, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Victoria and Albert, the University of Washington Special Collections and the Library of Congress. She teaches in the Art and Design Department at Pacific Lutheran University.

Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs holding the book Angels of the Americlypse

Publication release celebration: "The After Marriage Equality Series"

with contributing author, Dr. Joseph Nicholas DeFilippis

12.7.18 | 4-6pm 

Casey Commons (5th floor)

 

Poetry Readinig by Pramila Venkateswaran

1.15.2019 | 1:30-3:30p

Boeing Room, LEML 122

Pramila Venkateswaran is poet laureate of Suffolk County, Long Island (2013-15) and co-director of Matwaala: South Asian Diaspora Poetry Festival. She is the author of Thirtha (Yuganta Press, 2002) Behind Dark Waters (Plain View Press, 2008), Draw Me Inmost (Stockport Flats, 2009), Trace (Finishing Line Press, 2011), Thirteen Days to Let Go (Aldrich Press, 2015), Slow Ripening (Local Gems, 2016), and The Singer of Alleppey (Shanti Arts, 2018). She has performed the poetry internationally, including at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival and the Festival Internacional De Poesia De Granada. An award-winning poet, she teaches English and Women’s Studies at Nassau Community College, New York. Author of numerous essays on poetics as well as creative non-fiction, she is also the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association Long Island Poet of the Year.

For more information contact:

 

Nalini Iyer, English Department, at niyer@seattleu.edu

 

 

 

 

Trans* Visions 

Where is Gender Located?

Jan 16 | 6-8p

Wyckoff Auditorium

Presenter: Jodi O'Brien Seattle University, Sociology

Trans* Visions is a lecture series offered winter 2019 featuring feminist trans folk who are experts in areas such as: artificial intelligence/design engineering, family and immigration law, medical and mental health, space and place, sports, politics, and religion. 

For more information contact: theresa@seattleu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trans* Visions 

Making Art, Making Change

Jan 23 | 6-8p

Wyckoff Auditorium

Presenter: Darius X Darius X Studio

Trans* Visions is a lecture series offered winter 2019 featuring feminist trans folk who are experts in areas such as: artificial intelligence/design engineering, family and immigration law, medical and mental health, space and place, sports, politics, and religion. 

For more information contact: theresa@seattleu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trans* Visions 

Intersections: A Personal Journey

Jan 30 | 6-8p

Wyckoff Auditorium

Presenter: Martina Ramirez, PhD Loyola Marymount University, Biology

Trans* Visions is a lecture series offered winter 2019 featuring feminist trans folk who are experts in areas such as: artificial intelligence/design engineering, family and immigration law, medical and mental health, space and place, sports, politics, and religion. 

For more information contact: theresa@seattleu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poetry Reading 

Gabriella Gutiérre y Muhs in Claudia Castro Luna's class

Jan 31 | 10:15-12:20

Bannan 403

For more information contact: theresa@seattleu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes

Monday & Tuesday Feb. 4 & 5| 6-3:30p

Wyckoff Auditorium

Join Women & Gender Studies for a two-day movie screening of Tony Kushner's Angels in America--a 2003 American HBO miniseries directed by Mike Nichols. Set in 1985, the film revolves around six New Yorkers whose lives intersect. At its core, it is the fantastical story of Prior Walter, a gay man living with AIDS who is visited by an angel. The film explores a wide variety of themes, including Reagan era politics, the spreading AIDS epidemic, and a rapidly changing social and political climate.

Dinner will be provided. Conversation with Dr. Theresa Earenfight following the film. 

For more information contact: theresa@seattleu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) are Creating a Gender Revolution 

Where is Gender Located?

Feb 6 | 6-8p

Wyckoff Auditorium

Presenter: Ann Travers, PhD Simon Fraser University, Sociology

Trans* Visions is a lecture series offered winter 2019 featuring feminist trans folk who are experts in areas such as: artificial intelligence/design engineering, family and immigration law, medical and mental health, space and place, sports, politics, and religion. 

For more information contact: theresa@seattleu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trans* Visions 

Counting the Countless: Data, Infrastructure, & Queer Pluralities

Feb 13 | 6-8p

Wyckoff Auditorium

Presenter: Os Keyes University of Washington, Human Centered Design and Engineering

Trans* Visions is a lecture series offered winter 2019 featuring feminist trans folk who are experts in areas such as: artificial intelligence/design engineering, family and immigration law, medical and mental health, space and place, sports, politics, and religion. 

For more information contact: theresa@seattleu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Amplifying voices on intersectionality and leadership

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
5:00–6:30 pm

Casey Commons,
5th Floor, Casey Building

RSVP
Wismer February 5

Kimberlé Crenshaw’s work on intersectionality provides a framework for understanding how social dynamics such as gender and race bias create interlocking systems of discrimination. The term “intersectionality” has become more popular, yet often our understanding of it remains on the surface and fails to amplify the voices that Crenshaw desired people to hear.

The goal of this event is to engage the campus community in the research and scholarship of three phenomenal professors:  

  • Natalie Cisneros, Ph.D. | Seattle University
  • Ashleigh Shelby-Rosette, Ph.D. | Duke University
  • Ruchika Tulshyan, MS | Seattle University

The panel will be moderated by Holly Slay Ferraro, Ph.D., Seattle University’s Wismer Professor for Gender and Diversity.

Together, we will explore the history of intersectionality and research from various disciplines exploring how race and gender influence leadership within organizations. 

This event is a partnership of the Wismer Professor for Gender and Diversity, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Global African Studies Program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trans* Visions 

The Time to Be Happy is Now: Making Trans History

Feb 20 | 6-8p

Wyckoff Auditorium

Presenters:

Marsha Botzer Ingersoll Gender Center & Equal Rights Washington

Lady B Trans* Advocate, Performance Artist, Dancer, Organizational Consultant 

Trans* Visions is a lecture series offered winter 2019 featuring feminist trans folk who are experts in areas such as: artificial intelligence/design engineering, family and immigration law, medical and mental health, space and place, sports, politics, and religion. 

For more information contact: theresa@seattleu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women and Song Women's Celebration 

Mar 7 | 6-9pm

Casey Commons

Please consider yourself invited to participate, sing, recite, etc.  Renowned poets and musicians from the community will lead. 

For more information contact: theresa@seattleu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Health Care 2020:

Medicare 4 All and the Silence of the LGBTQ & HIV Movement

Mar 4 | 6:30-8:30p

Casey Commons

Kenyon Farrow is an award-winning Black gay writer, activist and strategist. He is the Senior Editor with TheBody.com, the former U.S. & Global Health Policy Director with Treatment Action Group, and the former Executive Director of Queers for Economic Justice. He's published in many outlets including TheAtlantic, Alternet, The American Prospect, Colorlines, BET.com and ReWire News. He's been honored by Out Magazine, the Advocate, The Root.com and BET.com.

For more information contact: theresa@seattleu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mexico Teach-In 

Feb 21 | 2-6

Wyckoff Auditorium

Speakers will include Jeanette Rodriguez, Ali Mian, Audrey Hudgins, alumni, students and community leaders.

For more information contact: theresa@seattleu.edu

 

 

 

 

 

THE COLOR PURPLE (1985):

Film Screening & Discussion

Mar 4 | 5-9p

Bannan Auditorium (Room 102)

In honor of Black History Month and in homage to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Pope Francis, and their shared visions for self and social transformation through the practice of mercy, THE COLOR PURPLE will be shown and discussed in alignment with the Gaffney Theme of Tender Mercies: Moving from a Kaírós of Mercy to Creating the Beloved Community for a Just and Humane World.

Light hors d’oeuvres, coffee, tea, and fruit infused water will be served.

RSVP: gaffney@seattleu.edu [The first 25 RSVP’d attendees will receive a gift copy of THE COLOR PURPLE (1982) by writer, poet, and activist Alice Walker]

For more information contact: gaffney@seattleu.edu