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March 2019

LA Women: Female Voices in Audio

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Moore Hall Reading Room, UCLA + Google Map

Organized by the Student Chapter of ARSC at UCLA. The Student Chapter of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) at UCLA welcomes current graduate students, faculty, and staff to benefit from the perspectives of four professionals from the field of music librarianship, audio archiving, and sound preservation for a panel discussion about being female in a traditionally male-dominated profession. Each woman will share the path to her current position, the challenges they have faced, and details from situations they…

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Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Saidiya Hartman in Conversation

March 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Perloff Hall DeCafe

Hosted by the UCLA Department of Gender Studies Saidiya Hartman will discuss her book, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, which explores the ways young black women created forms of intimacy and kinship indifferent to the dictates of respectability, and outside the bounds of law. They refused to labor like slaves or to accept degrading conditions of work. Hartman narrates the story of this radical transformation of black intimate and social life, crediting young black women with shaping a cultural movement that…

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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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Workshop: Navigating Gender in Academia

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Royce 314

Organized by the UCLA Career Center Panel discussion and scenario practice to help graduate students learn how to navigate gender-based issues in academia, including unwanted, inappropriate behavior from faculty, staff, and peers; exclusionary behavior and practices; and gender-specific concerns like breast-feeding. Date: Friday, March 8, 2019 Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Location: Royce 314 Register online Panelists: Ifeoma Amah, Associate Director, Academic and Research Programs, Academic Advancement Program Jessica Holmes, Postdoctoral Scholar of Musicology Andrea Kasko, Associate Professor, Bioengineering…

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February 2019

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 Registration 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…

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Alternative Narratives in Israeli Art: Gender, Identity and Belonging

February 19 @ 2:30 pm
Royce 314

Image: New Victims by Zoya Cherkassky 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…

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January 2019

Raquel Medina, “Gendering Alzheimer’s Disease: Mothers, Daughters, and Sisters”

January 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Rolfe 2125

A talk by Raquel Medina, Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Director of CinemAGEnder International Research Network, Aston University Organized by the UCLA Department of Gender Studies Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM Location: 2125 Rolfe Hall This presentation will provide a comparative and cross-cultural analysis of cinematic representations of Alzheimer’s disease in several non-mainstream films that employ it as a trope to explore age and gender. Contrary to mainstream productions, films such as Pandora’s Box (Turkey 2008),…

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November 2018

Black Feminism and the Practice of Care

November 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sequoia Room, Faculty Center, UCLA
Los Angeles, 90024
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A one-day symposium on black women's care, wellness, and healing presented by the UC Consortium for Black Studies in California. This event explores the relationship between individual practices of care and care as an investment in communities (particularly those haunted by precarity and disposability), and reimagines care (and harm and depletion) as emerging not just from late capitalist phenomena like stress and work burn-out, but also from racist institutions, historical violence, structural neglect, and familial wounds. Closing Reception will be held from…

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#masshysteria. Trans*: Hystories, Bodies and the Unbuilding of Worlds

November 5, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
10383 Bunche Hall, UCLA
Los Angeles, CA
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Guest Lecture by Jack Halberstam Professor of English, Comparative Literature and Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Columbia University. This guest lecture is part of the UCLA event series #masshysteria. Hysteria, Politics, and Performance Strategies organized by the UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies. Date: Monday, November 5, 2018 Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Location: 10383 Bunche Hall FREE ADMISSION While transgender has mostly been discussed in the last decade in terms of making bodies and selves, Jack Halberstam will discuss…

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A Time to Stir: The 1968 Columbia Student Uprising

November 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Melnitz 1409: James Bridges Theater

Screening and Conversation with Director Paul Cronin   Organized by Susan Slyomovics, UCLA Department of Anthropology Date: November 4, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM Location: James Bridges Theater A screening of the seven-hour-long documentary film, with discussion with director Paul Cronin.     Co-Sponsored by: Center for the Study of Women Department of French and Francophone Studies Division of Social Sciences Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance Department of English School…

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