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NEWS
 
 
 
 
Events This Week
 
 
 
 
 

October 1, 2019, 4:00-5:00pm
A Murder Mystery! A "Whodunnit" of Global Amphibian Declines

Speaker: Mark Wainwright, Tropical Ecologist, Wildlife Artist and Author, and President of the Children's Eternal Rainforest in Monteverde, Costa Rica

Location: Room D, College of Law, 504 E. Pennsylvania Avenue

Sponsor: Illinois Program in Law and Philosophy
Co-sponsors: WGGP and others

 
 
 
 

October 1, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm
Weapons of Mass Destruction Nonproliferation and Arms Control
Challenges, Opportunites and Careers in Preventing the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

Speaker: Sarah Bidgood and Dave Schmerler, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Location: 1002 Lincoln Hall
Sponsor: LAS Global Studies

 
 
 
 

October 2, 2019, 12:00-1:00pm
Migration & Game Design Working Group

Speaker: Lauren Aronson, College of Law

Location: Informatics, Room 210A, Tech Plaza, 616 E. Green, Suite 210

Sponsor: WGGP, Playful by Design: Illinois Interdisciplinary Game Studies (PbD), and the Siebel Center for Design (SCD)

Lunch provided with RSVP by September 29th

 
 
 
 

October 2, 2019, 7:30-9:00pm
Gandhi, King, and Our World Today
a two-part evening to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi

Staged reading of "Unexpected Contact" by Rajmohan Gandhi followed by

"Is the Dream Alive?" Panel Discussion

Panel participants: Dean James Anderson (Education), Professor Ronald Bailey (African American Studies), Professor Cynthia Oliver (Dance and Associate Vice-Chancellor), Moderator Rajmohan Gandhi (College of Education)

Location: Spurlock Auditorium, 600 S. Gregory Street, Urbana

Sponsors: College of Education and Illinois Theatre

 
 
 
 

October 4, 2019, 12:00pm
Sexual Violence: Why They Won't Face the Facts

Speaker: Gail Stern, Catharsis Productions

Location: University YMCA, Latzer Hall
1001 S. Wright St. Champaign
https://universityymca.org/friday-forum/

Sponsor: University YMCA
Co-sponsors: WGGP and others

 
 
 
 

Krannert Art Museum Exhibit
“Revealing Presence: Women in Architecture at the University of Illinois, 1874-2019”

Exhibition on view September 26-October 12, 2019, Main Level, East Gallery

Revealing Presence illuminates the scale and breadth of architectural work by women and its enduring contribution to the built environment.

Exhibition and events supported in part by the Office of the Chancellor, College of Fine and Applied Arts, Illinois School of Architecture, Gensler, RATIO, and Krannert Art Museum. Paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee.

Full details available at the Krannert Art Museum site

 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
 
 
 
 

October 10, 2019, 7:00pm
And Then They Came For Us
Film Screening and discussion with Satsuki Ina, Community Activist, Writer and Filmmaker


Location: Room 210, Levis Faculty Center
919 W. Illinois Street, Urbana

Sponsor: Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
Co-sponsor: Department of Asian American Studies

 

 
 
 
 

October 11, 2019, 12:00pm
Affordable Housing for Whom?

Speaker: Esther Patt, C-U Tenant Union

Location: University YMCA, Latzer Hall
1001 S. Wright St. Champaign
https://universityymca.org/friday-forum/

Sponsor: University YMCA
Co-sponsors: WGGP and others

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
#WomenInHistoryWednesday
 
 
 
 
 
 

Happy #WomeninHistoryWednesday!

This week, we celebrate Ramona Faith Oswald. Ramona Faith Oswald joined the University of Illinois faculty in 1998 and became a professor in 2001. She is a recognized leader in LGBT family life; she founded and co-chaired (1998-2003) the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Straight Alliance Focusgroup. Currently she is the main organizer of the LBGT Research Symposium, a national meeting in C-U.

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

 
 
 
 
 
Alumni Spotlight: Aida Orgocka
 
 
 
 
 

Aida Orgocka
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumna
GRID Minor, 2002
PhD in Human and Community Development, 2003

Current Position
Gender and Development Specialist, Education Cannot Wait

What is the focus of your current work and/or subject of your current research?

As the Gender and Development Specialist for Education Cannot Wait, I provide strategic advice and technical support on gender equality in education programming and policy. I support the development, implementation and monitoring of ECW gender investments delivered through First Emergency Response, Multi-Year Resilience Programs, and Acceleration Facility in various crisis-affected settings including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Palestine, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda. I work with colleagues in various entities including United Nations Girls Education Initiative to strengthen collaboration and coordination in delivering gender responsive impacts on education in emergencies. For some reflections from the field, please go to https://www.educationcannotwait.org/?s=aida+orgocka)

Full full story at the WGGP Alumni Spotlight page

 
 
 
 
 
WGGP Courses and 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

GLBL 240 and GLBL 440 are both offered Fall 2019

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 including upcoming information sessions is available here

 
 
Campus Courses of Interest

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