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October 2015

$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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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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