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February 2019

17th Annual Graduate Student Colloquium in Armenian Studies

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Royce 314

The Annual Colloquia in Armenian Studies are a forum for graduate and undergraduate students from various disciplines whose research bears on Armenian Studies to present scholarly papers in the humanities and social sciences, within disciplines as wide-ranging as Anthropology, Archaeology, Art history, Comparative Literature, Gender Studies, History, and Political Science.

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Alternative Narratives in Israeli Art: Gender, Identity and Belonging

February 19 @ 2:30 pm
Royce 314

Organized by the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies The tremendous diversity of Israeli society, comprised of Jews from around the world, Palestinian Arabs and Druze (among others) with differing national ties, religious beliefs and cultural mores, leads to a complex nexus of overlapping and often conflicting affiliations and identities. In this symposium, art scholars and artists will examine various works of contemporary Israeli art to understand the multiple identities and varieties of experience - Jewish, Palestinian, immigrant, female,…

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Thinking Gender 2019: Feminists Confronting the Carceral State

February 22

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2019 UCLA LUSKIN CONFERENCE CENTER GENERAL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! REGISTER ONLINE CONFERENCE OVERVIEW DETAILED SCHEDULE Thinking Gender 2019 will focus on gendered regimes of incarceration, and feminist, queer, abolitionist, and intersectional interventions. The US justice system is a site of widespread gendered and race-based violence.  The U.S. currently incarcerates nearly a third of all female prisoners in the world, and between 1977 and 2004, the number of women in U.S. prisons increased by an unprecedented 757%.…

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Pallabi Chakravorty, “This Is How We Dance Now”

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
108 Kaufman Hall

A talk by Pallabi Chakravorty, Professor at Swarthmore College Organized by the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance Date: Monday, February 25, 2019 Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Location: Kaufman Hall 108 Pallabi Chakravorty is a leading scholar of South Asian performance and has recently published her second monograph, This Is How We Dance Now, an ethnography about the media industry, competition shows, and reality TV dance in India. It’s the first contemporary ethnography of screendance in India and…

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March 2019

Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Health in Los Angeles County: Advocacy, Communication, Policy, and Healthcare Delivery

March 12 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
The California Endowment, 1000 North Alameda Sreet
Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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Organized by the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Education & Research Center and the Los Angeles County Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Health Collaborative The Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Health Collaborative, or LBWHC, was created by individuals concerned about health disparities for lesbian and bisexual women in Los Angeles County and is made up of individuals and organizations with experience advocating for the health and well-being of lesbians and bisexual women. Members represent health care facilities, government agencies, community organizations, and academic…

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April 2019

Women as Writers of Heroic Poetry in Renaissance Italy: An Epic Micro-tradition?

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
306 and 314 Royce Hall, UCLA + Google Map

Organized by the UCLA Department of Italian "Women as Writers of Heroic Poetry in Renaissance Italy: An Epic Micro-tradition?" explores all facets of heroic poetry as written by Italian Renaissance women. Moreover, this conference aims to spotlight their heroic poems and place them in an tradition that has for the most part ignored their work. We are also interested in the ways these women authors handle specific conventions of the genre such as the difference between the romance and epic modes,…

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Faculty Writing Retreat

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Royce 306

Date: April 19, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Location: Royce 306 RSVP: http://humanities.ucla.edu/events/writing-retreats/ Do you want to block out a day for writing and contemplation? The quarterly Faculty Writing Retreat is your solution. Join us for a day-long retreat where you can concentrate on your own work alongside like-minded colleagues—we will hold the world at bay for you. Breakfast, lunch and coffee/tea will be provided in the beautiful setting of Royce Hall. The writing retreat provides a peaceful…

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May 2019

Marathon Reading of The Handmaid’s Tale and Earthseed

May 10 @ 9:00 am - May 11 @ 5:00 pm
Powell Courtyard

The UCLA Marathon Reading is a cultural initiative that promotes literacy and community building by presenting a novel or novels aloud in their entirety. The event is free and open to the public beyond campus. Audience members come and go throughout the two-day event, and there are booths with tie-in activities. This year, we have chosen a women in sci-fi theme: Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale and Octavia Butler's Earthseed series, Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents. This…

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Awards and Benefit Reception 2019

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center, Legacy Room, 425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Join the UCLA Center for the Study of Women for a special end of the year event to honor the Center’s accomplishments, student award recipients, and this year’s Distinguished Leader in Feminism Award honoree! FEATURING A KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY Ai-Jen Poo Founder & Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) Co-Director, Caring Across Generations This year, CSW has selected Ai-Jen Poo as the recipient of the Center for the Study of Women’s 2019 Distinguished Leader in Feminism Award. Event Details Thursday, May 30, 2019…

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