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WGGP Weekly News

January 25 ♦ Spring 2021 ♦ View Past Newsletters

WGGP Fellowships & Award Application Due Feb. 23

The application for 2021-2022 Rita and Arnold Goodman Fellowship, Barbara A. Yates Fellowship along with other WGGP Awards is now available.  The application deadline has been extended to February 23rd at 11:59pm

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WGGP Upcoming Events
Hood Feminism Book Club, Feb. 15

February 15th

Virtual Book club via Zoom for Illinois Alumna Mikki Kendall’s book Hood Feminism. Limited complimentary copies of book are still available by contacting Anita Kaiser at arkaiser@illinois.edu

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RBG Documentary Film Screening

February 16, 2021 4pm-February 18, 2021 4pm

Virtual viewing link (password: uiucrbg221): vimeo.com/showcase/rbg-univofillinois-private

More Information


Julie Cohen and Best West, RBG Documentary Filmmakers 
Julie Cohen and Best West, RBG Documentary Filmmakers 
RBG: Virtual Conversation with the Filmmakers

February 17, 2021 4:00pm CST

Join a virtual conversation with the film’s directors, Julie Cohen and Betsy West.

The conversation will be moderated by Dr. Angela Aguayo, Associate Professor in the Department of Media & Cinema Studies, Dr. Cara Finnegan, Professor in the Department of Communication, and Dr. Lesley Wexler, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law in the College of Law. Full details are available here

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International Women's Day 2021, March 8th, 3:30-5:00pm CST

“12 Women Who Changed The World: Untold Stories”

The Humanities Research Institute and The Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program co-host an annual event bringing together faculty, staff, students, and community members to recognize people who have made a difference in academia. Each speaker will have five minutes to tell the story of the woman in his or her discipline that changed the field in important ways.

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Click here for complete list of WGGP Spring 2021 events


WGGP Co-sponsored Events
Dr. Brenda Molano-Flores 
Dr. Brenda Molano-Flores 
Women in Science - February Lecture | Dr. Brenda Molano-Flores

February 9, 2021 12:00pm via Zoom

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.

February 9th guest speaker Dr. Brenda Molano-Flores is Senior Plant Ecologist at the Illinois Natural History survey part of the Prairie Research Institute and will speak about her research on plant reproductive ecology, conservation biology and plant-insect interactions.

Co-sponsored by WGGP and others.

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Upcoming Campus Events
WRC Spring Open House, Jan. 26 Noon CST

The Women's Resources Center will host a virtual Spring Open House on Tuesday, January 26th at Noon CST! This will be a time for community, connection, looking toward what’s planned for the Spring in relation to gender equity work, and the celebration of womxn in our communities.

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INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre
Auditions January 26 and 28 5:00-6:00pm

OPEN to all university students.
Though useful, no previous experience is required.
Come with a prepared 1 to 2 minute monologue.
(It doesn’t have to be memorized.)
Students can elect to receive 2 hours of course credit Theatre 400M.

Please Email Lisa Fay (lfay@illinois.edu) to schedule an Audition!
For questions or to schedule an alternative audition time please contact Lisa Fay

INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre takes on subject matter that is timely and often difficult to address. This requires a willingness to be open-minded and curious about social issues and justice on the part of all who participate in the project. Past topics have included hate crimes, sexual assault, body image, gender identity and transphobia, racism, socioeconomic status, and suicide.

For questions, please contact Lisa Fay at lfay@illinois.edu or 217-244-0212.
INNER VOICES is sponsored by the Counseling Center and the Department of Theatre

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HGMS International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan. 27 2:00-4:00pm CST
Ver Vet Blaybn? (Who Will Remain?)

The Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, Memory Studies is honored to host three incredible speakers and one incredible film on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27th, 2021, 2-4pm Central US Time, over Zoom.

From 2-3pm, we will screen the film Ver Vet Blaybn? (Who Will Remain?) which traces the story of the amazing Yiddish poet Avraham Sutzkever. From 3-4pm, we will first hear from Sutzkever’s granddaughter Hadas Kalderon, then filmmaker Christa P. Whitney, and then Sutzkever scholar Justin Cammy. After these speakers, we will open up to Q & A from the audience.

Co-sponsored by: REEEC; Program in Jewish Culture & Society; School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics

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Faculty Affiliate News
Image: Flickr / Geoff Alexander 

Dr. Colleen Murphy is the Roger and Stephany Joslin Professor of Law at Illinois and an expert in political reconciliation. She recently wrote an article for the Boston Review on why we cannot simply put the past behind us and how the framework of transitional justice offers a promising path forward in the US.

Click here to read Colleen's article


To learn more about becoming a WGGP Faculty Affiliate, please contact WGGP Assistant Director, Anita Kaiser, at arkaiser@illinois.edu or (217) 333-6221.

GRID Student News
Nehal Elmeligy 
GRID Student: Nehal Elmeligy

Nehal is a PhD in the Department of Sociology and a student in WGGP's GRID Minor.  She recently published a peer-reviewed article "Making a Scene: Young Women’s Feminist Social Nonmovement in Cairo" in the Journal of Resistance Studies.

Click here to read Nehal's article



Graduate Student Leaders Gathering, Feb. 26

The Graduate College is organizing a half-day event on Leadership as part of the upcoming Professional Development Week, to connect graduate student leaders at UIUC. This event will be on February 26, 2021 from 1 pm – 5 pm. This is a free virtual event for all graduate students interested in professional development, skill-sharing and networking with other fellow graduate students. There will be a series of different sessions in the event.

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We CU Community Engaged Scholars Info Session, Jan. 28

Make a positive impact in the community while building your resume and receiving recognition for your community-based work. The We CU Community Engaged Scholars program provides training, connection to like-minded peers, access to service opportunities with partner organizations, and support from We CU program leaders. Learn more during an information session at 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 28. Register for the info session even if you can’t attend so that you will receive a link to the recording and instructions for joining the program.

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 2020, 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.

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Certificate in Global Health 
Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health
Joint with WGGP and LAS Global Studies

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.

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