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February 2015

Gender, Sports and Public Relations

February 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Phillips 120

Melissa Plunkett will discuss her work with the WNBA's New York Liberty, discussing her career path and the gender dynamics of professional sports and public relations.  

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August 2015

WAGE Certificate Awards and Breakfast

August 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

A celebratory breakfast in which students will present their Elevator Pitches and be awarded for completing the WAGE  program. Please register for this event on the WAGE page.

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September 2015

“Images, Identity, and Community”

September 9, 2015 @ 5:30 pm
Phillips 120
Safeya Sayed Shedeed, the mother of a protester who died after being shot by police officers on January 28, 2011 (a day locals dubbed the "Friday of Rage"), cries as she waits to hear the result of a sentencing trial for former president Hosni Mubarak and former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly who are being tried on charges of corruption and giving orders to kill protesters. ÒI want to avenge my son,Ó she said. ÒWho will get my sonÕs rights back?Ó

As part of High Point University’s Common Experience theme “Just Communities” Laura El-Tantawy will speak about her experiences as a female photographer and address the role of photographic images as a tool to explore identity and community, with an emphasis on Indian farmers and the Arab Spring. 

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WAGE “Leadership Colors” Lunch and Workshop

September 18, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

New students in the WAGE Program will discuss their leadership color as well as the dynamics of gender and leadership. Please register to attend this event on the WAGE page.

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October 2015

Film Screening: “The Hunting Ground”

October 6, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Extraordinaire Cinema

From the makers of “The Invisible War” comes a startling exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses, their institutional cover-ups and the devastating toll they take on students and their families. The film follows the lives of several undergraduate assault survivors as they attempt to pursue - despite incredible opposition, harassment, and traumatic aftermath – their education and justice. A discussion will follow the film focused on the film's impact.

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$mart $tart Budgeting Workshop

October 9, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Smart Start

Students will discuss how to create a budget through the WAGE Program and $mart $tart. Please register for this event at the WAGE page.

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$tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop

October 30, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Smart Start

$tart $mart is a salary negotiation workshop with a focus on women and fair wages. Participants in the workshop will learn how to negotiate for a fair salary and benefits package. Please register for this event through the WAGE page of the HPU website.

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November 2015

“The Other Side of My Heart: Tango, Women, and Immigration”

November 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Hayworth Chapel
Lorena Guillen picture (Becky Vanderveen MA

“The Other Side of My Heart” is a Tango concert performed by the Lorena Guillen Tango Ensemble. The first half is based on the real stories of a group of Latino women that immigrated to North Carolina. In this musical piece their stories become a cycle of five songs interlaced by these Latino women’s stories in which they reflect about their trajectory from their home countries to their new place in United States. The second part of the concert consists…

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December 2015

Deborah Miranda – “Bad Indians” Lecture

December 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Phillips 120

Poet Deborah Miranda will read from her mixed-genre collection, Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir (2013), winner of a Gold Medal from the Independent Publishers Association, winner of the PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Literary Award, and shortlisted for the William Saroyan Award. Dr. Miranda is an enrolled member of the Ohlone-Costanoan Esselin Nation of California and is the John Lucien Smith Term Professor of English at Washington and Lee University. 

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January 2016

“In Good Faith: Mill Women, Preachers, Feminists and Labor Unions in the 1970s South”

January 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Norton 202

In the 1970s, White and African-American women in textile mills in the Piedmont South emerged as leaders in a nationwide boycott and corporate campaign against their employer, J.P. Stevens, the country's second largest textile manufacturer. The campaign drew support from labor and civil rights activists, feminists, religious leaders, movie stars and professional football players. Dr. Fink's research presentation introduces the women at the center of a worker's rights movement that built on the successes of the Black freedom struggle, the…

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