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Upcoming WGGP Events
Silvia Beltrametti 

Join us on Thursday, September 24th at 5:30pm to hear from Silvia Beltrametti on "Intellectual Property Issues in New Media Art". 

To attend this virtual Zoom webinar, please register in advance at



This event is co-sponsored by the School of Art & Design and the College of Law.

WGGP Co-sponsored Events
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Turning Out the Immigrant Vote in an Historic Election Year

with Nancy Flores, National Partnership for New Americans

Friday, 9/18 @ 12 PM

Online via Zoom   Webinar ID: 893 7701 5437      Password: friday

Immigrants and refugees have come under sharp attack since the rise of xenophobic rhetoric and policies over the last few years. They have responded by becoming U.S. citizens in record numbers. Over the last six years, New American voters have become a large voting block. Yet there remains a 10-point gap between voting rates of naturalized citizens and the native-born. In, “Turning out the Immigrant Vote in an historic Election Year” we will discuss what these trends mean and the work being done to engage and enfranchise New American Voters in 2020 and beyond. Learn more at universityymca.org/friday-forum


The University of Illinois Archives is hosting a monthly Women in Science Lecture Series that will feature speakers from across the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s diverse and multidisciplinary scientific enterprise. The lecture series seeks to highlight the important innovations and contributions of women in the sciences at the University of Illinois, and center the importance of documenting women scientists and engineers to create a diverse and inclusive archival record. This lecture series will take place over Zoom on the second Tuesday of every month from 12:00-1:00 pm. Please view our schedule and registration links below:

October 13, 2020

Speaker: Dr. Carla Desi-Ann Hunter
Associate Professor of Psychology
*Registration link coming soon!*

Series information available at https://distributedmuseum.illinois.edu/about/women-in-science-lecture-series/

Series co-sponsored by WGGP along with the partners and sponsors below:

Partners and Sponsors:

Humanities Research Institute; Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology; Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute; National Center for Supercomputing Applications; Prairie Research Institute;
School of Integrative Biology; Women in Engineering; Cindy Ingold, Gender Studies and Multicultural Services Librarian

Upcoming Campus Events
CGS Talk 9/15 



"Inequalities, Ethnonationalism and the Pandemic: An Attempt to Understand Current Trends in the U.S. and in India" with Rajmohan Gandhi 

     September 15th, 2020
   12:00-1:00 PM





Zoom Link:   

When States Come Out Event Poster 

Tuesday, September 15 | 4:30 P.M. CDT

We are excited to announce the date for our opening lecture "When States Come Out: Transnational Movements & the Diffusion of LGBTI Rights in Europe" by Phillip M. Ayoub, Associate Professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs at Occidental College, at 4:30 P.M. CDT. Opening remarks will begin at 4:30 P.M., with a virtual reception to follow after Dr. Ayoub's talk.

The LGBTQ Rights In Europe and Minority Rights in Europe lib guides have been updated in advance of Phillip's talk.  Feel free to check them out before the talk on September 15th.  

Zoom link: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/91713140027?pwd=dlhOelBDM2JaWUE0N0FxaDBSelZtdz09

Meeting ID: 917 1314 0027

Password: 912414

CEAPS Brown Bag event 

CEAPS Brown Bag - Sean Kennedy “Renewable energy and the challenges of land use in Southeast Asia: a comparative analysis of Indonesia and the Philippines”

September 17th, 2020

3:00-4:30 PM

Speaker: Sean Kennedy (Urbana & Regional Planning, UIUC)

Registration: Register to receive link and password to join on Zoom

Sponsor: Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies

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Happy #WomeninHistoryWednesday!

This week we are celebrating the highly accomplished Sheila Crump Johnson. Not only was she the first ever female African American cheerleader at the University of Illinois, she also co-founded the ground breaking Black Entertainment Television (BET) network, and was appointed to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities by former President Obama.

To learn more about Sheila and her various achievements, go to https://gec150.web.illinois.edu/1970s/shelia-crump-johnson/.

This series is displayed every Wednesday on our website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.


Call for Applications: 2021 HWW National Predoc Career Diversity Workshop

Humanities Without Walls (HWW) is a consortium of humanities centers and institutes at 16 major research universities throughout the Midwest and beyond. Based at the Humanities Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, HWW has been funded by three successive grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

In summer 2021, HWW is holding its first online, national, virtual summer workshop for doctoral students interested in learning about careers outside of the academy and/or the tenure track system. Through a series of workshops, talks, and virtual field trips, participants learn how to leverage their skills and training towards careers in the private sector, the non-profit world, arts administration, public media and many other fields. All aspects of the workshop will be remote, virtual, and online in nature.

We invite applications from doctoral students pursuing degrees in the humanities and humanistic social sciences to participate in this three-week, virtual summer workshop. This is a limited-submission application. Eligible doctoral students must be nominated for this fellowship by their home institutions, and only one nomination may be made to HWW by each university. To be considered, interested doctoral students must submit their applications to their home universities’ humanities center director, graduate college dean, or equivalent by October 31st, 2020. Please do not submit your applications directly to HWW.   

Full details are available at https://www.humanitieswithoutwalls.illinois.edu/initiatives/pre-doctoral/pre-doctoral-cfa.html.


The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is now accepting nominations for the Larine Y. Cowan Make A Difference Award and Sankofa Award. The award is given annually to outstanding faculty, staff, students, alumni and registered student organizations who have done an exceptional job in helping to make the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign a more diverse and inclusive campus. Nomination applications are due September 18 for one of the five distinctive award categories below:

Advocacy for LGBTQ Affairs Award

Excellence Access and Accommodations Award

Teaching and Mentoring Diversity Award

Leadership in Diversity Award

Sankofa Award

Please consider nominating a person or organization that you feel most exemplifies the essence of one of the award categories above. View the application and instructions for submitting your nominations online. The submission deadline is Friday, September 18, 2020. For additional information email Medra Roberts-Southerland, mrs@illinois.edu.

WGGP Programs

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 and critically evaluate human development issues in research and policy analysis, as well as in daily life. As of 2019, GRID Alumni have come from 35 departments across campus and 50 different countries.

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


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.

More information about the Global Health Certificate and upcoming information sessions is available here


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