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February 2016

Dignity in Work: Feminist and Marxist Theories of Value and Worth in Economic Life

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Norton 202

Drawing on recent theories in feminist political economy and feminist Marxism, this talk will pose the question: What is the value of “dignified work”? Dr. Fisher will discuss his research on the case study of a small, women’s sewing cooperative in Nicaragua called the Fair Trade Zone.

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March 2016

International Women’s Day Celebration

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
High Point YWCA,
112 Gatewood Avenue
High Point, NC 27265 United States
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International Women’s Day has been a worldwide phenomena since 1911 that celebrates the contributions of women to society and emphasizes the importance of gender equality. Each March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements. In High Point, International Women’s Day focuses on the rich and diverse local activity that connects women from all over the world in our great “International City.” Please Join Us as we celebrate the women of the “International City” through…

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“Salam Neighbor” Documentary Screening

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Phillips 120

Salam (Hello) Neighbor is a film and campaign to connect the world to refugees. The film follows the journey of Chris and Zach in the Za’atari refugee camp in Syria as the first filmmakers ever allowed to be registered and given a tent inside of a refugee camp. A panel discussion will follow the documentary.

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April 2016

Feasting and Food Security: Negotiating Infant and Child Feeding in Vanuatu

April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Norton 202

In this presentation, Dr. Wentworth will present  how feasting has become a widespread coping mechanism for addressing food insecurity in urban and peri-urban Vanuatu. By examining hunger and food security in a cultural context, a detailed assessment of the social and structural factors that influence mothers’ decisions about appropriate infant and child feeding is presented.

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WGS Research Symposium and Awards

April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Greek Village Conference Center

The Women's and Gender Studies Program will hold its Research Symposium and End of Year Reception complete with keynote Speaker: Diya Abdo of Guilford College. Dr. Abdo is currently working on a book, Arab Women Writers:  Creative Negotiations of Contested Spaces. Her research interests include Arab women writers and Arab and Islamic feminisms, and she has been heavily involved with Syrian refugees and the "Every Campus a Refuge" initiative.

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August 2016

Elect HerCampus Women Win Conference

August 22
Greek Village Conference Center

Elect Her is a joint program of the American Association of University women (AAUW) and Running Start that offers leadership training to students, then shows them how to use the skills and tools they gained from the program to launch successful campaigns for student government and local office positions and workplace success. Please register for this event here.

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September 2016

WAGE Leadership Colors Luncheon

September 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
School of Education 257

This workshop introduces students to different leadership styles and offers tips on how to harness their own leadership abilities while working with others. Register for this event here.

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WAGE Budgeting Workshop

September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
School of Education 257
Smart Start

In this interactive workshop, students will learn budgeting basics to help prepare them for future employment and life after college. Please register for this event here.

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October 2016

WAGE Future Leaders Conference and Networking Luncheon

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cottrell Ballroom
Breakfast (11)

This event connects students and recent alumni to women leaders in an array of fields in order to inspire and educate a future generation of leaders. Confirmed speakers include: Laurie Schaefer, VP and CIO Services Domain Leader at IBM, Rebecca Skyes, President of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, and Jaime Thomas, General Manager at IBM Systems Group. Please register for this event here.

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“Gender, Politics and Election 2016”

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Phillips School of Business 120

Dr. Alixandra Yanus, Assistant Professor of Political Science will discuss the role of gender in voting habits and candidate’s decisions to run for office. In addition, she will explore the source and scope of gender barriers in politics, as well as what can be done to narrow the gender gap. Voter Registration will take place at this event.

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