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Graduation and Award Lunch

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May 12, 2017, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM

Heroy Geology Lobby

Please join us for the Women's & Gender Studies Department Graduation and Award Lunch on Friday, May 12th 11:30am-1:30pm in the Heroy Geology Building Lobby.

We will be honoring the students who are graduating with their minor or major in WGS, the graduate students who have completed their CAS this year, and the winners of the WGS Awards and Prizes.

Friends and family are invited!

Please RSVP to sademock@syr.edu by May 5th with the number of guests you will be bringing with you.

Graduate Student Methodology Workshop with Tamika Carey, Assistant Professor of English, SUNY Albany

Mar 27, 2017, 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

319 Sims Hall

Public Talk

5:00 - 6:00PM

Elements of a Common Cause: Land and Water in Native and Indigenous Struggles

Mar 3, 2017, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Skä•noñh - Great Law of Peace Center, 6680 Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool

Cherríe Moraga will read briefly from A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness to open up a trans-national and cross-cultural conversation on land, water, sovereignty, spirit-practice, and community. This community dialogue is hosted by Native American Studies.


This event is part of the 2017 Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities series.

Pedro DiPietro, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Myrna García-Calderón Women's & Gender Studies & Latino and Latin American Studies

Theory in the Flesh: Insurgent Knowledge and Radical Praxis

Mar 2, 2017, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Kilian Room (500 Hall of Languages)

Conveners for this conversation with Cherríe Moraga include Pedro Javier DiPietro (WGS), Kathryn Everly (LLL), Myrna Garcia-Calderon (LLL/LAS), Aja Martinez (WSRC), and Silvio Torres-Saillant (ENG).


This event is part of the 2017 Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities series.

Pedro DiPietro, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Myrna García-Calderón Women's & Gender Studies & Latino and Latin American Studies

The Native Country of a Heart: A Geography of Desire

Feb 28, 2017, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

001 Life Sciences Building

Cherríe Moraga reads from her forthcoming memoir.


This event is part of the 2017 Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities series.

Pedro DiPietro, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Myrna García-Calderón Women's & Gender Studies & Latino and Latin American Studies

Colloquium Disrupting Genre, Gender, and Generation: Conversations with Maestra Cherríe Moraga

Feb 27, 2017, 2:15 PM-5:00 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons at Bird Library

This panel discussion moderated by SU's Myrna García-Calderón includes:

Presenters
Mary Pat Brady (Cornell)
Helena María Viramontes (Cornell)
Michelle Martin-Baron (Hobart & William Smith)
Eddy Alvarez (SUNY-Oneonta)

Respondents
Cristina Serna (Colgate)
Aja Martinez (Syracuse)
Pedro DiPietro (Syracuse)


This event is part of the 2017 Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities series. Additional support comes from the CNY Humanities Corridor.

Pedro DiPietro, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Myrna García-Calderón Women's & Gender Studies & Latino and Latin American Studies

Speaking in Tongues

Feb 23, 2017, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

La Casita Cultural Center, 109 Otisco Street, Syracuse

This multi-faceted event includes a public reception, a screening of "En Memoriam," and a preformance of Gloria Anzaldúa's "Speaking in Tongues" with choreography by Cherríe Moraga.


This event is part of the 2017 Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities series.

Pedro DiPietro, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Myrna García-Calderón Women's & Gender Studies & Latino and Latin American Studies

Roundtable: Remembering This Bridge Called My Back

Feb 23, 2017, 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

Peter Graham Scholarly Commons at Bird Library

Maria Lugones (Binghamton University)
Vivien Ng (University at Albany)
Margo Okazawa-Rey (Hamilton College)
Susy Zepeda (UC-Davis)
Gwen Pough (Syracuse University)


Chandra Talpade Mohanty (SU Women's and Gender Studies Chair) moderates a panel of speakers on This Bridge Called My Back, an anthology of writings by women of color, co-edited by Cherríe Moraga, this year's Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor.


This event is part of the 2017 Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities series.

Pedro DiPietro, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Myrna García-Calderón Women's & Gender Studies & Latino and Latin American Studies

Playwright Workshop with Cherríe Moraga (4 Sessions)

Feb 22, 2017, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Sims Hall 319

Toward a Theater of Consciencia

This 4-session playwriting workshop will introduce students to the basic elements of writing for staged performance, including solo work. Exercises will encourage creative experimentation and critical (political) consciousness drawn personal and embodied experience. The workshop will emphasize the physicalization of character study, dialogue and monologue work drawn from oral traditions, and scene development through improvisation.

Participants should plan to attend all four sessions in the series:

Session 1: February 22 (6-8 p.m.), 319 Sims Hall
Session 2: February 24 (6-8 p.m.), 319 Sims Hall
Session 3: March 1 (6-8 p.m.), 319 Sims Hall
Session 4: March 3 (6-8 p.m.), 319 Sims Hall

UPDATE: These workshops have filled to capacity - registration is now closed.


This event is part of the 2017 Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities series.

Pedro DiPietro, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Myrna García-Calderón Women's & Gender Studies & Latino and Latin American Studies

Welcome Reception: An Evening with Cherríe Moraga

Feb 21, 2017, 4:30 PM-5:30 PM

Goldstein Alumni & Faculty Center

Members of the campus community are invited to welcome Cherríe Moraga to Syracuse for her two-week residency as this year's Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor.  Enjoy refreshments, a book-signing, and introductory remarks from and about Moraga, a poet, playwright-director, writer-essayist, educator and cultural activist.


This event is part of the 2017 Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities series.

Pedro DiPietro, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Myrna García-Calderón Women's & Gender Studies & Latino and Latin American Studies

The Mathematics of Love, Play Reading

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Feb 20, 2017, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Syracuse Stage

The Department of Drama hosts a reading of The Mathematics of Love (written by Cherríe Moraga, Directed by Misha Chowdhury).


This event is part of the 2017 Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities series.

Pedro DiPietro, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Myrna García-Calderón Women's & Gender Studies & Latino and Latin American Studies

Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor: Cherríe Moraga

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Feb 20, 2017, 12:00 AM-8:00 PM

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This year's Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor is Cherríe Moraga, Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Theater and Performance Studies and the Comparative Program of Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University.

Moraga’s body of work contributes centrally to an inclusive humanities horizon for the twenty first century. She is widely recognized for groundbreaking interventions in literature, drama, and feminist activism and theory. An array of lectures and workshops will connect Moraga to students and interested publics during her two week residency in Syracuse.  View or download the announcement of Watson events.

Scheduled activities:

February 20, 7 - 9 p.m.
The Mathematics of Love, Play Reading
Hosted by the Department of Drama / Syracuse Stage

February 21, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Goldstein Alumni & Faculty Center

February 22, 6 - 8 p.m.
Playwright Workshop (Session 1-of-4)
319 Sims Hall

February 23, 2 - 5 p.m.
Roundtable: Remembering This Bridge Called My Back
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons at Bird Library

February 23, 6 - 8 p.m.
Screening / Performance: Speaking in Tongues
La Casita Cultural Center

February 24, 6 - 8 p.m.
Playwright Workshop (Session 2-of-4)
319 Sims Hall

February 27, 2:15 - 5 p.m.
Colloquium Disrupting Genre, Gender, and Generation: Conversations with Maestra Cherrie Moraga
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons at Bird Library

February 28, 7 - 9 p.m.
The Native Country of A Heart, public lecture
001 Life Science Building

March 1, 6 - 8 p.m.
Playwright Workshop (Session 3-of-4)
319 Sims Hall

March 2, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Theory in the Flesh, Undergrad Dialogue
500 Hall of Languages

March 3, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Elements of Common Cause: Land and Water in Native and Indigenous Struggles
Skä•noñh - Great Law of Peace Center

March 3, 6 - 8 p.m.
Playwright Workshop (Session 4-of-4)
319 Sims Hall

Partners and Co-Sponsors include:
Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Democratizing Knowledge Collective, Department of Drama, English Department, Goldring Arts Journalism Program, La Casita Cultural Center, State University of New York Press, LaLUCHA (Latino Undergraduates Creating Change in America), Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Latino and Latin American Studies Program, LGBT Studies Program, Native American and Indigenous Studies Program, Skä•noñh Great Law of Peace Center, Syracuse Stage, Women’s and Gender Studies, Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition, The Writing Program. 


The Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities is a preeminent lectureship established by the Watson family to support the visits of prominent humanities scholars, writers, and artists. Previous holders of the professorship include: Saul Bellow, Laura Freixas, Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Hans Mommsen, Toni Morrison, Mario Vargas Llosa, Leo Steinberg, Teresa de Lauretis, Stephen Greenblatt, Anthony Grafton, and Margaret Atwood.

Principal Organizers: Pedro Javier DiPietro, Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Myrna García Calderón Women's & Gender Studies, Latino and Latin American Studies

#ReelFeminisms?: Scandal and the Election

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Nov 3, 2016, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Watson Theater

NAACP: Blacktivism Conference

Nov 13, 2015, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM

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"Imagining Race in Transnational Surrogacy" - Daisy Deomampo, Fordham University

Nov 10, 2015, 12:20 PM-2:00 PM

341 Eggers Hall (South Asia Center)

"Imagining Race in Transnational Surrogacy" - Daisy Deomampo, Fordham University

Nov 9, 2015, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

The Humanities Center Library (Tolley)

WGS Open House for Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students

Oct 19, 2015, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Faculty Center

REEL Feminisms? Empire and Hip-Hop Feminism

Oct 6, 2015, 7:00 PM-10:00 PM

Watson Theater

Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month

Sep 15, 2015, 12:00 AM-11:59 PM

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WGS Graduation & Awards Luncheon

May 8, 2015, 12:30 PM-5:00 PM

Heroy Geology Building Lobby

Reading by Rita Indiana & Noelia Quintero

Apr 24, 2015, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

La Casita Cultural Center, 109 Otisco Street, Syracuse

Humanities Center Mini-Seminar

Apr 24, 2015, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

304 Tolley Humanities Building

Humanities Center Mini-Seminar

Apr 9, 2015, 11:30 AM-2:00 PM

304 Tolley Humanities Building

Graduate student workshop on feminist research methods

Apr 3, 2015, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM

TBA

Must register for workshop in advance.