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Upcoming Events
 
 
 

Tuesday, March 7, 5pm Film Screening
Women’s Resources Center
"Reflections Unheard: Black Women in the Civil Rights Movement"
Free to attend. Popcorn and refreshments served.
Complete details available
here

 

 
 
 
International Women's Day, March 8th Campus Activities

Gendered Landscapes: A Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 8, 3–4 pm
Women’s Resources Center | 703 S. Wright St. 2nd Fl. Champaign
Sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center and the Peace Corps Campus Recruiting Office

In honor of International Women’s Day, join us for a panel discussion with Peace Corps women who will reflect upon their own experiences working in gender-based issues and navigating gender in their own lives. Sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center and the Peace Corps Campus Recruiting Office. Free and open to the public.

Women’s History Month Kick Off Event

Wednesday, March 8, 5–7 pm
ISchool Room 126 and Lobby | 501 E Daniel St, Champaign
Sponsored by The Mortenson Center, Women’s Resource Center, Center for Digital Inclusion

Come gather to celebrate women and International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is #BeBoldForChange. The Love Handles will play feminist-powered songs and an open mic afterward. We’ll have tabling by local groups – list to be announced soon!

 
Art Exhibition: Star Spangled by Preetika Rajgariah with Opening Reception
 
Wednesday, March 8, 7-9 pm (Artist's talk 8pm)
Women's Resources Center | 703 S. Wright St. 2nd Fl. Champaign
Sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center
 
The Women's Resources Center is sponsoring an exhibition of artwork by Preetika Rajgariah, MFA Candidate in the School of Art + Design.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
Star Spangled explores themes of cultural identity, perceptions of exoticism, and gendered materiality while specifically referencing my upbringing as an Indian born American. "I seek to understand the increasingly globalized world and the multifaceted experience of populations. Through the work, I ask questions of the complicated and tangled relationship of nationalism, identity, and the intersections of cultures." Combining tactile elements such as Indian textiles, glitter, and embroidery thread, creates a bodily representation to further the discourse over the portrayal of cultures, both individually, as well as within the complex context of a globalized society.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, March 14, 5pm Film Screening
Women’s Resources Center
"She's Beautiful When She's Angry"
Free to attend. Popcorn and refreshments served.
Complete details available
here

 
 
 
 
 

Friday, Mar. 31, 12:00pm
101 International Studies Building
"Upholding Gender Peace in a Time of War"

Evelyne Accad
Professor Emerita, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sponsored by: WGGP
Co-sponsored by: Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies; Department of French and Italian; School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Lunch included with registration by March 27th

 
 
 
WGGP Alumni Spotlight Series
 
 
Batamaka Some and Bill Gates, June 2016 
 

Batamaka Some
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumnnus

GRID Minor, 2010
PhD in Anthropology, 2010

Current Position

Regional Representative West Africa Collaborative Crop Research Programme (CCRP) of the McKnight Foundation.  Location: Burkina Faso

See full interview here

 
 
WGGP Gender Relations in International Development Graduate Minor
 
 

WGGP offers a graduate minor in Gender Relations in International Development (GRID). The GRID interdisciplinary minor is designed to give students the analytical and empirical skills needed to address global human security and gender equity issues in research and policy analysis, as well as daily life. In this age of global economic transformation, it is especially necessary for researchers and practitioners to examine who gains and who loses from new policies, to assess the disparities in the impacts of reforms on women, men, and children, and to study the successful strategies and policies that appear.


To learn more about the GRID minor, please contact Anita Kaiser at arkaiser@illinois.edu or by phone at 333-6221.

 
 
 
Announcements
 
 
 
 

Undergraduate

Certificate in

Global Health

Joint with WGGP and LAS Global Studies

Certificate Description

LAS Global Studies, in conjunction with Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP) is offering a Certificate in Global Health. This certificate is open to all undergraduate majors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The Certificate in Global Health will prepare students to engage with issues and problems in global health policy, access, and delivery.

Learn more here

 
 
 
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