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


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:

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


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.

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