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Upcoming WGGP Events


International Women's Day 2020

"12 Women Who Changed the World: Untold Stories"

Monday, March 9th

 Levis Faculty Center, 3rd Floor

12 Illinois faculty tell the 5 minute story of a woman in his or her discipline that changed the field in important ways.

IWD 2020
40th anniversary symposium poster
Lual Mayen Keynote Lecture, April 2, 2020
 Lual Mayen, "Migration & Game Design" symposium Keynote
 Lual Mayen, "Migration & Game Design" symposium Keynote

WGGP is excited to welcome Lual Mayen to campus as a keynote for our "Migration & Game Design" symposium on April 2nd. 

"From Refugee to Game Developer: Peacemaking through the Art of Gaming" 
April 2, 2020    4:00pm
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum



WGGP Co-sponsored Events
YMCA friday forum 0214 

February 21, 2020, 12:00pm
STOP THAT: Stopping everything to focus on climate change, you too?

Speaker: Dr. Susan Parenti, Susan Parenti received her masters and doctorate degree in musical arts (DMA) from the University of Illinois, and her bachelors degree from Northwestern University. After studying for two years in Rome, Italy, she became a composer as a profession. She also is is a teacher and organizer of the School for Designing a Society in Urbana-Illinois.

Location: University YMCA, Latzer Hall
1001 S. Wright St. Champaign

Sponsor: University YMCA
Co-sponsors: WGGP and others

Upcoming Campus Events

Abolition | Spring 2020 Events Calendar

Of the "Abolition" Initiative at CAS

Abolition examines the interconnected power dynamics across prisons, police, immigration, gendered and sexual violence, environmental justice, disability justice, and more, in order to propose an abolitionist democratic present and future.

Professors Toby Beauchamp (Gender and Women’s Studies) and Naomi Paik (Asian American Studies) have been appointed CAS Resident Associates for AY2019-20 in charge of this initiative which includes a public events series and a seminar in Spring 2020 among other activities.

Women in Data Science Flyer 

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is participating in the Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference being held at an estimated 150 locations worldwide on March 6, 2020. This event will feature local speakers working in data science and related fields will take place at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) from 9:00a.m-3:00p.m in the AuditoriumWiDS Urbana-Champaign is an independent event organized by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This event is free and open to all. Click here for more information




MARCH 31 & APRIL 1, 2020 

International Extension: Learning from Comparative Models and Perspectives 

All sessions will convene at the College of ACES Library on the University of Illinois campus.

Program sessions will include:

  1. Effective Extension Learning Strategies
  2. Developing Collaborative Networks with nonprofits and NGOs
  3. Delivering Impactful programming in the Digital Age
  4. 4-H and Youth Programs


photo of joan huber 

Happy #WomeninHistoryWednesday!

This week we celebrate Joan L. Mitchell!  

Joan L. Mitchell came to the University of Illinois in 1969 as a physics graduate student and received her PhD in 1974. Joan went to work for the IBM Corporation in the Exploratory Printing Technologies Group at the T.J. Watson Research Center. The holder of more than 70 patents, Joan was one of the top 20 inventors in IBM’s research division.

Read more: https://gec150.web.illinois.edu/1970s/joan-l-mitchell/

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

Faculty Affiliate
Shanondora Billiot 

WGGP Faculty Affiliate, Shanondora Billiot, will be one of twelve presenters for the annual International Women’s Day celebration on March 9th.  Professor Billiot will talk about Evelyn Blanchard. Please join us to hear about her and 11 other women that made a difference in academia.  The event will take place from 3:30-5:00pm on 3rd floor of Levis Faculty Center.

Alumni Spotlight
Cherub Antwi-Nsiah 

Dr. Tutin Aryanti is a Lecturer at the Department of Architectural Education at Indonesia University of Education. Her research revolves around Islamic gender ideology, Muslim women's agency, political participation, and the ethno-religious aspects in the production of gendered space/architecture. Come hear her speak at the WGGP 40th Anniversary Symposium where she will be giving a talk " 


More information at go.illinois.edu/WGGP40 



Annie Contractor 

Annie Contractor received her MS in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is the Executive Director of Africa's Tomorrow and is the Founder & CEO of Workplace Equity Partners. Come hear her speak at the WGGP 40th Anniversary Symposium where she will be giving a talk titled "How a Global Gender Perspective is an asset to a Domestic Career and US Stakeholders"

More information at go.illinois.edu/WGGP40

GWS Librarian Flyer 

Calling all Students and Professors! Are you stuck on finding resources, need a research refresher, or would like to give your students an information session on library resources? Cindy Ingold, the Gender and Multicultural Services Librarian, has regular office hours that you are welcome to visit.  Please see the flyer for more information.

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

GLBL 340 is offered each Spring

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


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