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Jun 6, 4:00 PM: CSRPC/CSGS Year-End BBQ

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Please join the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture (CSRPC) and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS) as we celebrate the end of the 2017-2018 school year. We will have great food (with plenty of veg-friendly options), drinks, and music to welcome the summer. All are welcome!

Date: June 6, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Apr 18, 12:30 PM: Heather Love, "The Stigma Archive"

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The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality and the Sociology Colloquium present Heather Love (University of Pennsylvania), "The Stigma Archive" Drawing on work from a book-in-progress, I examine the unacknowledged influence of Erving Goffman’s Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity in the development of a queer analytic in the late 1980s and early 1990s. I consider the significance of the deviance paradigm and observational and ecological accounts of social interaction in the development of the stigma-centric, non-identitarian field of queer theory. In this talk, I will focus on Goffman’s microanalytic readings of fictional and narrative sources. Heather Love teaches English and Gender Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History (Harvard), the editor of a special issue of GLQ on Gayle Rubin (“Rethinking Sex”), and the co-editor of a special issue of Representations (“Description Across Disciplines”). She is currently completing two book projects: one on the social science roots of queer theory (Underdogs) and another on description in the interpretive humanities and the social sciences (Practices of Description: Reading the Social in the Postwar Period). Social Science Research Building, Room 305 Free and open to the public.

Date: April 18, 2018
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

See:https://www.facebook.com/events/104997626987333/

Apr 13, 5:00 PM: Engendering Change 2018 // Performance Night with MTL Collective

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Engendering Change is an annual graduate student organized conference focused on issues of gender and sexuality. The conference rotates host locations between the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Northwestern University; in 2018, the conference will be held at the University of Chicago. ----------------------------------------------------------------- FRIDAY, APRIL 13 at 5pm Performance Night (curated by Chase Joynt) “From Occupy to Decolonize: Movement Strategies” with MTL COLLECTIVE (Nitasha Dhillon and Amin Husain) What can be done in the city to sustain our movements and each other? What are strategic actions beyond our issue silos and practice of protests and rallies? How do we reorient ourselves to see and create decolonial spaces and formations in the city? How do we translate "becoming ungovernable" into concrete action? The MTL Collective is a collaboration joining research and aesthetic, theory and practice, action and organizing. Free and open to the public. Join us the following day (Saturday, April 14) for Engendering Change 2018 // feat Jasbir K. Puar & graduate panels Full schedule and registration (by March 31) at https://engenderingchange2018.wordpress.com/

Date: April 13, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

See:https://www.facebook.com/events/213069789437937/

Mar 29, 7:00 PM: Cinema 53: Experimental Shorts: Screening + conversation with Terri Francis, ...

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From the seas off of Senegal to the outskirts of Paris, young people are restless, migrating, staging modern lives in worlds both crumbling and urbane in these short films by award-winning Afro-French filmmakers Mati Diop and Alice Diop. Screening followed by conversation with series co-curators Jennifer Wild (UChicago Cinema & Media Studies, Romance Languages and Literatures), Jacqueline Stewart (UChicago Cinema & Media Studies, Gray Center for Arts + Inquiry) and Terri Francis (director of the Black Film Center/Archive, Cinema & Media Studies, Indiana University; author, Josephine Baker’s Oppositional Burlesque, forthcoming from Indiana University Press). LOCATION: The Harper Theater (5238 S Harper, Chicago) ADMISSION: Free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30. Vers la tendresse/Towards Tenderness (Alice Diop, 2015, 39 min) Alice Diop’s featurette charts the ragged terrain of masculinity as it follows a band of young men pacing through a modern city, acting how society and their friends expect “men” to act. Their interior monologues, however, reveal other desires. From the director, “We do not listen enough to men on this subject.” Atlantiques (Mati Diop, 2009, 16 min) Winner of the Best Short Award at the Rotterdam International Film Fest, Atlantiques is a spectral tale involving a young man’s treacherous sea migration aboard an overcrowded pirogue from Senegal to Spain. Mille Soleils /A Thousand Suns (Mati Diop, 2014, 45 min) A beguiling portrait of Magaye Niang, the nonprofessional actor who starred in Touki Bouki (1973), a landmark of postcolonial African cinema that was directed by Mati Diop’s uncle, Djbril Diop Mambéty. Forty years later, Niang reflects on the fateful similarities between the young cattle herder he played on screen and the Senegalese cowboy he became in reality. This event is the first of a 4-part film series, Intimités: Everyday Life in Contemporary Afro/French Cinema, co-sponsored by Institut Français, Cultural Services of the Consulat Général de France, France Chicago Center, and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. Cinema 53 is a screening and discussion series presenting conversation-provoking films by and about women and people of color. A partnership between the historic Harper Theater in downtown Hyde Park and UChicago’s Gray Center for Arts & Inquiry, Cinema 53 brings together scholars, artists, students and audiences from the South Side and beyond to consider how visual cultures reflect, and reflect upon, enduring inequalities and revolutionary futures.

Date: March 29, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

See:https://graycenter.uchicago.edu/experiments/cinema-53

Apr 25, 4:30 PM: Regina Kunzel, “In Treatment: Psychiatry and the Archives of Modern Sexuality”

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Regina Kunzel Doris Stevens Professor in Women's Studies; History and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies; Director, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies Princeton University “In Treatment: Psychiatry and the Archives of Modern Sexuality” This talk explores the encounter of sexual- and gender-variant people with psychiatry and psychoanalysis in the mid-20th-century U.S. and examines the role of psychiatric scrutiny and stigma in the making of modern sexuality. Focusing on the archive of St. Elizabeths Hospital, the federal hospital for the mentally ill in Washington, DC, Kunzel reflects on its meaning and challenges to queer history. Regina Kunzel is the Doris Stevens Chair and Professor of History and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University. She teaches and writes about gender and sexuality in modern American history. Her most recent book, Criminal Intimacy: Sex in Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality (2008), was awarded the American Historical Association's John Boswell Prize, the Modern Language Association's Alan Bray Memorial Book Award, and the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Studies. She is also the author of Fallen Women, Problem Girls: Unmarried Mothers and the Professionalization of Social Work, 1890–1945 (1993). She is currently working on a book on the encounter of sexual- and gender-variant people with psychiatry in the mid-twentieth-century United States. Part of the LGBTQ Speaker Series. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, with support from the Office of the Provost.

Date: April 25, 2018
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Apr 6, 9:00 AM: Gender and Form in the Middle Ages

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This one-day workshop will consider the relationship of gender to the formal features of a work of art or literature, broadly construed, created during the Middle Ages. ‘Form’ may refer to artistic media, verse vs prose, literary genre, lyric form, paratextual elements, the shape assumed by a text within a specific manuscript or codex, forms of artistic or architectural expression, or other. Seven discussion leaders will provide texts and/or images that illustrate or inspire discussion about the subject of the workshop. On the day of the workshop each participant will briefly present their texts/images/objects, and then open the discussion to the group.

Date: April 6, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

See:http://voices.uchicago.edu/genderform/

May 18, 7:00 PM: Ciné-Tracts and Soulèvement de la jeunesse with Jennifer Wild

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"50 Years Later: Memories of May '68" marks the events that brought nine million French students and workers together in a general strike and a unified uprising against capitalism, American imperialism, and Gaulism. This series explores the visual language of politics and protest, at once experimental and anonymous in a diverse array of “tracts” that used filmmaking as a direct, revolutionary action. We also explore the memory of May 1968 itself through Romain Goupil’s film Mourir à 30 ans, whose blend of home movies, archival footage, and interviews documents the energy of protest and the afterlife of revolution that at times proves fatal. In the wake of the uprisings of May 1968, French filmmakers addressed the turmoil through short political and experimental works. Maurice Lemaître’s "Soulèvement de la jeunesse" juxtaposes footage of the uprisings with an abstract soundtrack of Lettrist spoken word and song. Meanwhile, filmmakers including Chris Marker, Alain Resnais, and Jean-Luc Godard anonymously created silent, political “ciné-tracts” using leftist and French modernist film techniques. Many of these films will be shown with English subtitles for the first time. Introduced by Jennifer Wild, associate professor in the Department of Cinema and Media studies. (France, 85 min., 16mm and digital) Co-sponsored by the Counter Cinema/Counter Media Project at the Center of the Study of Gender and Sexuality, and the France Chicago Center. Supported by the Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago.

Date: May 18, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

See:http://filmstudiescenter.uchicago.edu/events/2018/cin%C3%A9-tracts-and-soul%C3%A8vement-de-la-jeunesse

Apr 3, 7:00 PM: "Memories of a Penitent Heart" screening with filmmaker ...

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Combining a wealth of recently discovered home movies, video, and written documents with artfully shot contemporary interviews and vérité footage, MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART is a documentary that cracks open a Pandora’s box of unresolved family drama. Originating from filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo’s suspicion that there was something ugly in her family’s past, the film charts her excavation of the buried family conflict around her uncle Miguel’s death, and her search for Miguel’s partner Robert a generation later. After two years of dead ends, Robert turns up: but he’s not the same man. He’s reinvented himself as Father Aquin, a Franciscan monk with twenty-five years of pent-up grief and bitterness. For the first time, a member of Miguel’s family wants to hear Aquin’s side of the story—but is it too little, too late? A story about the mistakes of the past and the second chances of the present, MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART is a cautionary tale about the unresolved conflicts wrought by AIDS, and a nuanced exploration of how faith is used and abused in times of crisis. (2017, 60 min) The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director, Producer, and Writer CECILIA ALDARONDO Cecilia Aldarond holds an M.A. from Goldsmiths College and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Her personal documentary MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART is a co production of Latino Public Broadcasting, and ITVS. The film has received additional support from the MacDowell Colony, the Sundance Institute, Jerome Foundation, Firelight Media, and New York State Council on the Arts, among others. In 2015 MEMORIES was selected for IFP's Independent Filmmaker Labs as well as Sundance Institute's Edit and Story Lab, and was the winner of the 2015 Paley DocPitch. Aldarondo is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Skidmore College, was the inaugural recipient of the Roberto Guerra Documentary Award in 2015, and has been named by FILMMAKER Magazine as one of 2015’s ‘25 New Faces of Independent Film.’ Part of the Contexts of Coalition and Counter Cinema/Counter Media projects of the CSGS and the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop.

Date: April 3, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

See:http://www.penitentheart.com/

Apr 17, 5:00 PM: GSSW: Chase Joynt and Kristin Schilt, “The Agnes Project”

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Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop This quarter’s theme is “Alternative Archives,” curated by Chase Joynt (SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality). Workshops will focus on alternative approaches to archival work that often anchor interdisciplinary scholarship and creative pursuits. April 17th: The Agnes Project Chase Joynt, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago, and Kristen Schilt, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago Papers are made available in advance via our email list. If you are interested in joining the email list, go to http://lists.uchicago.edu/web/subscribe/sexuality-gender-wkshp or contact the workshop coordinators, Annie Heffernan and Jaclyn Wong, at gssworkshop@gmail.com. Additional workshop information, including past schedules, can be found at http://voices.uchicago.edu/genderandsexuality/. If you have any questions or accommodation requests, please don’t hesitate to contact the workshop coordinators at gssworkshop@gmail.com.

Date: April 17, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

See:http://voices.uchicago.edu/genderandsexuality/

Apr 3, 5:00 PM: GSSW: Cecilia Aldarondo, “Memories of a Penitent Heart”

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Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop This quarter’s theme is “Alternative Archives,” curated by Chase Joynt (SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality). Workshops will focus on alternative approaches to archival work that often anchor interdisciplinary scholarship and creative pursuits. April 3rd: Memories of a Penitent Heart Cecilia Aldarondo, Assistant Professor of English, Skidmore College *Please note: this workshop to be followed by a screening of Prof. Aldarondo’s Memories of a Penitent Heart in the common room at 7pm Papers are made available in advance via our email list. If you are interested in joining the email list, go to http://lists.uchicago.edu/web/subscribe/sexuality-gender-wkshp or contact the workshop coordinators, Annie Heffernan and Jaclyn Wong, at gssworkshop@gmail.com. Additional workshop information, including past schedules, can be found at http://voices.uchicago.edu/genderandsexuality/. If you have any questions or accommodation requests, please don’t hesitate to contact the workshop coordinators at gssworkshop@gmail.com.

Date: April 3, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

See:http://voices.uchicago.edu/genderandsexuality/

Apr 19: Currents and Counter-Currents: The Sea and the Luso-Hispanic World

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The Chicago Graduate Conference is an annual conference organized by Spanish and Luso-Brazilian literature graduate students from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern, and the University of Chicago. The theme for this year’s conference will be “Currents and Counter-Currents: The Sea and the Luso-Hispanic World,” featuring keynote speakers Ericka Beckman, Antonio García de León, and Sylvia Molloy. For more information, please visit https://gradchicagoconference.wordpress.com/ or email gradchicagoconference@gmail.com. This event is sponsored by: The Franke Institute for the Humanities University of Chicago Graduate Council University of Chicago Department of Romance Languages and Literatures University of Chicago Center for Latin American Studies University of Chicago Katz Center for Mexican Studies University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy University of Chicago Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture University of Chicago Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality University of Chicago Department of History University of Illinois at Chicago Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center University of Illinois at Chicago Hispanic and Italian Studies Department University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate Student Council University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for the Humanities University of Illinois at Chicago Latin American and Latino Studies Program University of Illinois at Chicago School of Literatures, Cultural Studies, and Linguistics Northwestern University Department of Spanish & Portuguese Printemps Littéraire Brésilien

Starts: April 19, 2018
Ends: April 21, 2018
Time: All Day

See:https://gradchicagoconference.wordpress.com/

Apr 19, 7:00 PM: Cinema 53: La Cour de Babel: Screening + conversation with Jennifer Wild, ...

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Teenage asylum seekers, aspiring musicians, and refugees from conflicts around the globe meet in a Paris school for recent arrivals in this revealing portrait of the youth immigrant experience. In an age of resurgent uneasiness with all that is foreign, these teens from Senegal, Mauritania, Libya, Serbia, Venezuela, Rumania, Brazil and China provide a powerful antidote to fear and suspicion as they recover from the trauma of displacement and build new lives together. Screening followed by a conversation with series co-curator JENNIFER WILD (UChicago Cinema & Media Studies, Romance Languages and Literatures), VERONICA VEGNA (UChicago Romance Languages and Literatures) who specializes in teacher training, foreign language acquisition and contemporary Italian cinema, and NADINE DI VITO (UChicago Romance Languages and Literatures) who specializes in sociolinguistics, second language acquisition and teaching. La Cour de Babel/School of Babel (Julie Bertucelli, 2013, 89 min) follows a year in a Paris schoolroom for young people who have recently immigrated to France. Using a surprisingly intimate fly-on-the-wall style, the documentary gives us unforgettable glimpses into the lives of tweens and teens as they learn French, combat homesickness, juggle weighty familial responsibilities and emerge from previous lives of social and economic devastation. The film’s triumph is in its remarkably succinct manner of creating complex portraits of the children and capturing the diversity of their experience. LOCATION: Harper Theater, 5238 S Harper, Chicago, IL This event is part of the Cinema 53 spring 2018 series, Intimités: Everyday Life in Contemporary Afro/French Cinema, curated by Jennifer Wild (UChicago Cinema & Media Studies, Romance Languages and Literatures) and Jacqueline Stewart (UChicago Cinema & Media Studies, Gray Center for Arts + Inquiry). Cinema 53 is a partnership between the historic Harper Theater in downtown Hyde Park and UChicago’s Gray Center for Arts & Inquiry. The spring series is co-presented with Institut Français, Cultural Services of the Consulat Général de France, UC’s France Chicago Center and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.

Date: April 19, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

See:https://graycenter.uchicago.edu/events/la-cour-de-babel-screening-conversation-with-jennifer-wild

Apr 25, 4:30 PM: Regina Kunzel, “In Treatment: Psychiatry and the Archives of Modern Sexuality”

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Regina Kunzel Doris Stevens Professor in Women's Studies; History and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies; Director, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies Princeton University “In Treatment: Psychiatry and the Archives of Modern Sexuality” This talk explores the encounter of sexual- and gender-variant people with psychiatry and psychoanalysis in the mid-20th-century U.S. and examines the role of psychiatric scrutiny and stigma in the making of modern sexuality. Focusing on the archive of St. Elizabeths Hospital, the federal hospital for the mentally ill in Washington, DC, Kunzel reflects on its meaning and challenges to queer history. Regina Kunzel is the Doris Stevens Chair and Professor of History and Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University. She teaches and writes about gender and sexuality in modern American history. Her most recent book, Criminal Intimacy: Sex in Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality (2008), was awarded the American Historical Association's John Boswell Prize, the Modern Language Association's Alan Bray Memorial Book Award, and the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Studies. She is also the author of Fallen Women, Problem Girls: Unmarried Mothers and the Professionalization of Social Work, 1890–1945 (1993). She is currently working on a book on the encounter of sexual- and gender-variant people with psychiatry in the mid-twentieth-century United States. Part of the LGBTQ Speaker Series. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, with support from the Office of the Provost.

Date: April 25, 2018
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Apr 16, 4:30 PM: Let’s Get Free! Music, Mass Incarceration, and the Right to (Re)Make the City

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Join us for great music and great conversation! Panelists: --Belle Bahhs (Black Ancestors Here Healing Society), 2017 Soros Justice Fellow and hip hop activist --Bill Sites, SSA Associate Professor --Fergus McNeil, Professor of Criminology & Social Work (Sociology), University of Glasgow Co-hosted by: Reuben Jonathan Miller, School of Social Service Administration Assistant Professor and Franklin Cosey-Gay, Project Director, Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention Monday, April 16, 2018 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration - Lobby 969 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637 Our panel will move from the “raptivism” of Bella Bahhs, who performs freedom songs to organize black people affected by mass incarceration, to Bill Sites’ examination of the music of Sun Ra, whose speculative jazz helped launch afro-futurism and helped shape Black Chicago. Fergus McNeill will take us "across the pond" to see how people affected by criminal justice in Scotland use popular music and photography to resist and challenge ‘pervasive punishment’ and to explore the meanings of community reintegration. This event is free and open to the public. Register by April 13th. Persons with disabilities or requiring special accommodations please contact Carmella Snook at csnook@uchicago.edu or call 773-702-9700.

Date: April 16, 2018
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

See:http://www.ssa.uchicago.edu/lets-get-free

May 1, 5:00 PM: GSSW: Kit Shields, “Pretending to Read: Newspapers, Knitting, and Spiritual ...

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Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop This quarter’s theme is “Alternative Archives,” curated by Chase Joynt (SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality). Workshops will focus on alternative approaches to archival work that often anchor interdisciplinary scholarship and creative pursuits. May 1st: Pretending to Read: Newspapers, Knitting, and Spiritual Illiteracy in Uncle Tom’s Cabin Kit Shields, PhD Candidate, Divinity School Papers are made available in advance via our email list. If you are interested in joining the email list, go to http://lists.uchicago.edu/web/subscribe/sexuality-gender-wkshp or contact the workshop coordinators, Annie Heffernan and Jaclyn Wong, at gssworkshop@gmail.com. Additional workshop information, including past schedules, can be found at http://voices.uchicago.edu/genderandsexuality/. If you have any questions or accommodation requests, please don’t hesitate to contact the workshop coordinators at gssworkshop@gmail.com.

Date: May 1, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

See:http://voices.uchicago.edu/genderandsexuality/

May 15, 5:00 PM: GSSW: Annie Heffernan, “'The Stammerings of Nature': Disability, ...

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Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop This quarter’s theme is “Alternative Archives,” curated by Chase Joynt (SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality). Workshops will focus on alternative approaches to archival work that often anchor interdisciplinary scholarship and creative pursuits. May 15th: “The Stammerings of Nature”: Disability, Reproductive Rights, and the Rhetoric of Conservation Annie Heffernan, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago Papers are made available in advance via our email list. If you are interested in joining the email list, go to http://lists.uchicago.edu/web/subscribe/sexuality-gender-wkshp or contact the workshop coordinators, Annie Heffernan and Jaclyn Wong, at gssworkshop@gmail.com. Additional workshop information, including past schedules, can be found at http://voices.uchicago.edu/genderandsexuality/. If you have any questions or accommodation requests, please don’t hesitate to contact the workshop coordinators at gssworkshop@gmail.com.

Date: May 15, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

See:http://voices.uchicago.edu/genderandsexuality/

May 10, 4:30 PM: Grief as Resistance II: Violence, Trauma, and Resilience in Colombia and Chicago

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This discussion will bring together mothers of victims of violence, along with practitioners (social workers/activists) supporting black and immigrant communities ravaged by state-sanctioned violence in Cali, Colombia and Chicago. Join us for a transnational conversation about building resilience and healing from trauma in communities grappling with high levels of violence, developing novel strategies for resistance through community organizing, memory, and art. Speakers: Ligia Castillo Cortés, Cali, Colombia Dorothy Holmes, Chicago Luz Doris Hernández, Padres Ángeles, Chicago Lisa Butler, Social worker, Chicago Delia Caicedo, Social worker, Fundación Guagua and Galeria de la Memoria, Cali, Colombia Please register by May 8 at http://ssa.uchicago.edu/ssa-events Sponsors School of Social Service Administration - International Programs | Dean of Students Office | Alumni Affairs Center for Latin American Studies | UChicago Urban Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture | Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality

Date: May 10, 2018
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

See:http://ssa.uchicago.edu/ssa-events

May 4, 6:00 PM: A Poetry Reading Featuring Rosa Alcalá

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Poet and translator Rosa Alcalá will read new work and poems from her acclaimed third collection MyOTHER TONGUE (2017), which Stephanie Burt described in the New York Times as “pellucid, as well as laconic, and might make you cry.” Alcalá is the author of three collections of poetry: Undocumentaries (2010), The Lust of Unsentimental Waters (2012), and MyOTHER TONGUE. Her chapbooks include Some Maritime Disasters This Century (2003) and Undocumentary (2008). A highly regarded translator, she has translated the poetry of Cecilia Vicuña, Lourdes Vázquez, and Lila Zemborain, among others. She earned her MFA from Brown University and PhD from SUNY-Buffalo, and she currently teaches in the department of creative writing and bilingual MFA program at the University of Texas, El Paso. The reading is sponsored by the Joseph Regenstein Library and Chicago Review.

Date: May 4, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

See:http://news.lib.uchicago.edu/blog/2018/03/26/a-poetry-reading-featuring-rosa-alcala/

May 18, 4:30 PM: CSGS Faculty Book Party

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The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality is grateful to faculty from across departments, divisions and schools who affiliate with the Center and generously contribute their time and energies to the Center and its continued development. Please join us on Friday, May 18 as we take the evening to celebrate recent books by some of the CSGS’s amazing faculty affiliates.

Date: May 18, 2018
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

May 16, 4:30 PM: Celine Parreñas Shimizu, "Making the Compassionate Spectator: ...

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Brillante Mendoza’s films immerse us in a hyper-real aesthetic of squalor with Filipinos who won’t stop trying to survive. I am concerned with formulating an ethical response to cinematic encounters across inequalities of authorship and spectatorship. When Brillante Mendoza refuses to give pleasure to the viewer, he forces us to question the basis of our identification with his images. Instead, the viewer must undergo self-destruction and trauma in a new form of watching and listening. The ultimate goal of his method is to create the dynamics of proximity, distance and annihilation necessary to constructing what I call the compassionate spectator. An award-winning film scholar and filmmaker, Celine Parreñas Shimizu is Full Professor of Cinema at San Francisco State University. Her books are The Feminist Porn Book (2013), Strait- jacket Sexualities (2012) and The Hypersexuality of Race (2007). Distributed by Progressive Films and Third World Newsreel, her films include the feature documentary Birthright: Mothering Across Difference (2009) and the experimental shorts The Fact of Asian Women (2004), Super Flip (1997), Her Uprooting Plants Her (1995) and Mahal Means Love and Expensive (1993). She publishes widely in top journals such as Concen- tric, Frontiers: Journal of Women’s Studies, Journal of Asian American Studies, Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, posi- tions, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Signs, Sexualities, Theater Journal, Wide Angle and Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. Currently, she edits for Oxford Bibliographies Online and Brill and reviews grants and fellowships for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Ford Foundation. She received her Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University (2001), her M.F.A. in Production and Directing from UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television (1996), and her B.A. in Ethnic Studies from U.C. Berkeley (1992). She is currently working on the book The Proximity of Other Skins: Screening Transnational Sexualities and the film Maria Clara. For more, go to www.celineshimizu.com Part of the Gender, Sexuality and Global Capitalism Project of the CSGS.

Date: May 16, 2018
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

See:https://www.facebook.com/events/1789991091308520/