Wednesday Sept. 17th 

-Global Affect is hosting a dinner featuring Dr. Hartman talking about women and sustainability. It will be at the Augie Acres house (3401 6th Ave) at 6:30 pm. If you need help getting there we can send out specific directions, or there will be a group by the sycamore tree in the lower quad at 6:30 and we can all walk there together. 

Saturday Oct. 4th

Augustana sociology professor Dr. Marsha Smith will speak about Cambodia,
where, on her latest of three visits, she led 30 students for five weeks in
the Augustana 2013 term abroad. In addition to taking classes, the students
participated in service work for the Life and Hope Association

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Tuesday Oct. 21st

- 11th Annual Women for Social justice Conference at St. Ambrose College in the Rogalski Center. 

Email Dr Popple at if you are interested in attending. 

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Tonight September 16 Laci Green [ lacigreenwill be giving a lecture on rape culture at 7pm in the Gävle Room. 

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and a lot of things happened in the Women and Gender Studies Department! A new space, a new club, new classes. Here is to hoping next year is even better! Good luck on finals!


Frank Waln addressing rape culture & male responsibility.


Frank Waln addressing rape culture & male responsibility.


#SouthDakota won’t stop illegally seizing our children. State foster facilities are the new #Indian boarding schools.
Help us bring the #Lakota children home!

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Black women who made the Time 100 List For 2014. Creative singer, dancer, artist, philanthropist and feminist Beyoncé, creative outspoken actor, artist and feminist Kerry Washington, tennis legend, philanthropist and business owner Serena WilliamsChicagoan and now head of U.N. World Food Programme Ertharin CousinNigerian economist and past Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Ugandan activist Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, South African human rights lawyer Thuli Madonsela, and Kenyan tech guru Ory Okolloh. 

Laverne Cox and Janet Mock DIDN’T make the list though. Clearly both had a major impact in 2013. Both have been outspoken about Black trans women and trans women of colour’s rights and lives, both have created remarkable and important art and both have been influential and highly visible. They should’ve been there. Easily.

Beyoncé made the Time 100 List in 2013 as well, but this year has the cover after a successful and influential year in 2013, from her Super Bowl performance, to her world tour, to her incredible visual album BEYONCÉ, to being more outspoken with her feminist politics through her music, and through other projects—some I like (speaking, writing, fundraising, philanthropy), some I’ve critiqued (i.e. #BanBossy/Lean In)—all while being committed to her family, her marriage to Jay-Z and motherhood to Blue Ivy

Several Black men made the list as well, including two of my personal faves, Oscar winning film director Steve McQueen and Super Bowl champion Richard Sherman

As I wrote about yesterday, there is a DIFFERENCE between the legitimate desire for representation of Black women’s humanity in the media while still creating our own media (as ignoring the mainstream does not erase harmful messages about us are placed there) and "oh that’s White approval!" This distinction and understanding of how media representation impacts us is important.

Complete Time 100 List For 2014 

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Have you ever had to deal with being told to smile by a complete stranger? Or maybe you’ve told a stranger to smile and couldn’t figure out why they rolled their eyes or just didn’t respond at all? Doesn’t matter which side you’re on; this street art campaign tackles this all too familiar situation in a way that speaks to everyone in a creative and refreshingly honest way.

It’s my face and I’ll scowl if I want to.