Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Events

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, March 30, 2017

"Chemical Exposures and Decolonial Futures"

The 29th Annual Diane Weiss Memorial Lecture
Michelle Murphy
University of Toronto

PAC 001


Friday, March 31, 2017
(FGSS co-sponsor)

"Race, Class, and Gender after the Elections: Old Conflicts, New Hegemonies"

Reina Gossett
Donna Murch
Nikhil Pal Singh

Memorial Chapel


Friday, April 7, 2017

What Becomes Possible Now

Dean Spade
Associate Professor
Seattle University School of Law

Memorial Chapel

As conditions worsen for the most vulnerable populations and increasing numbers of people experience mobilizing distress and disillusionment with government, how will existing systems work to deter mobilization? How can movements work to ensure that distressed and disillusioned people are not directed toward solely symbolic action and reinvestment in systems of domination? How can models of mutual aid and horizontalism support this work? What kinds of "people skills" and emotional capacities do we need to strengthen to meet each other in this work? In this talk, Dean will explore some of the risks and opportunities facing movements for justice in the current political climate.

Dean Spade is an associate professor at the Seattle University School of Law. In 2002 he founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a non-profit collective that provides free legal help to low-income people and people of color who are trans, intersex and/or gender non-conforming and works to build trans resistance rooted in racial and economic justice. He is the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law (Duke University Press, 2015). In 2015 he finished a documentary on pinkwashing, Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back, that is free online at pinkwashingexposed.net.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (FGSS co-sponsor)

Feminist Activist Ethnography

Dana-Ain Davis & Christa Craven

CAAS Lounge


Friday, April 14, 2017 (FGSS co-sponsor)

Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump

Loretta Ross
Activist & Author

Russell House


Friday, May 5, 2017

FGSS Senior Thesis Presentations

Allbritton 311

Past Events:

Symposia Sponsored by FGSS Program (click to learn more)

Diane Weiss '80 Memorial Lectures (click to learn more)