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Women's and Gender Studies Award Ceremony and Research Symposium

April 19th, 2018
Students will present their research and WGS awards will be granted. Carter Hayward, a pioneering feminist theologist and a leading voice in the world of Christianity, will be giving the keynote speech. In 1974, she was one of the Philadelphia Eleven, eleven women whose ordinations eventually paved the way for the recognition of women as priests in the Episcopal Church in 1976. Hayward is currently a teacher and a priest for the Episcopal Church. 

Race, Gender, and Bodies with Jessamyn Stanley

April 5th, 2018
Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, and writer based in Durham, North Carolina. She uses high-energy vinyasa flow as a way to move past mental and emotional barriers. Her classes provide a body-positive approach to yoga which celebrates students’ bodies and encourages them to ask “How do I feel?” rather than “How do I look?” when practicing yoga. Stanley’s eponymous yoga lifestyle blog and Instagram attracts thousands of followers daily, offering tips and advice for other yoga practitioners while documenting her home yoga practice. Jessamyn Stanley contributes to Mind Body Green, Wanderlust, and Elephant Journal. She has been featured and profiled by a number of national and international media outlets including Good Morning America, The Daily Mail, New York Magazine, The Sunday Times, and The New York Times’ Women in the World. 

Yoga with Jessamyn Stanley

April 5th, 2018
Jessamyn Stanley uses high-energy vinyasa flow as a way to move past mental and emotional barriers. Her classes provide a body-positive approach to yoga which celebrates students’ bodies and  encourages them to ask “How do I feel?” rather than “How do I look?” when practicing yoga. Stanley’s eponymous yoga lifestyle blog and Instagram attracts thousands of followers daily, offering tips and advice for other yoga practitioners while documenting her home yoga practice.



Please Note: The location and time of this event has changed. It is now in the Wilson Ballroom at 5:00 pm.

Registration is required for this event.

International Women's Day Event

March 14th, 2018
International Women’s Day has, since 1911, celebrated the contributions of women to society and emphasized the importance of gender equality. 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 “international city”. Please join us as we celebrate women through diverse music, dancing, cultural dishes, and crafts. This year’s theme is #PressforProgress. 



This event is free to attend and open to the public.

Women's and Gender Studies Research Symposium

April 18th, 2017
The annual WGS Research Symposium serves as a capstone celebration of the year's scholarship and achievements of the students in WGS classes.

WAGE Salary Negotiation Workshop

March 31, 2017

In this interactive workshop, students will learn to successfully negotiate a salary and benefits package in the workforce.

Lecture by Chris Abani

March 23rd, 2017
Chris Abani is a novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter and playwright. Born in Nigeria to an Igbo father and English mother, he grew up in Afikpo, Nigeria. He has received a BA in English from Imo State University, Nigeria, a MA in English, Gender and Culture from Birkbeck College, University of London, and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. Through his TED Talks, public speaking, and essays, Abani is known as an international voice on humanitarianism, art, ethics, and our shared political responsibilities.

The Trials of Spring Screening and Lecture

March 20th, 2017
When a young Egyptian woman travels from her village to Cairo to add her voice to the tens of thousands of Egyptians demanding an end to military rule, she is arrested, beaten, and tortured by security forces and later punished and imprisoned by her family for daring to speak out. Unbreakable, she sets out in a search for freedom and social justice in a country where there is little tolerance for the likes of her.

Following the screening of The Trials of Spring, Gini Reticker, Executive Producer and Director, will hold a short lecture and discussion. 

International Women's Day Celebration

March 15th, 2017
International Women's Day is a worldwide phenomena that celebrates the contributions of women to society and emphasizes the importance of gender equality. In High Point, International Women's Day highlights the rich and diverse local activities that connect women from across the globe in our great "International City."

WAGE Budgeting Workshop

February 24th, 2017
In this interactive workshop, students will learn how to create a budget to fit their financial capabilities and needs following graduation.

WAGE Leadership Colors Luncheon

January 27th, 2017
In this interactive workshop, new students of the WAGE cohort learn their "leadership color" and discuss the dynamics of gender and leadership.

WAGE Salary Negotiation Workshop

November 18th, 2016
In this interactive workshop students will learn salary negotiation skills that will help prepare them for future employment and help eliminate the gender-wage gap. A laptop is recommended for this event.

“Gender, Politics and Election 2016”

October 12th, 2016
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.

WAGE Future Leaders Conference and Networking Luncheon

October 7th, 2016
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.

WAGE Budgeting Workshop

September 30, 2016
In this interactive workshop, students will learn budgeting basics to help prepare them for future employment and life after college.

WAGE Leadership Colors Luncheon

September 2, 2016
This workshop introduces students to different leadership styles and offers tips on how to harness their own leadership abilities while working with others.

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

April 6, 2016

Picture1In 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.

“Salam Neighbor” Documentary Screening

March 29, 2016

2015_1022_Salam-Neighbor_Website-Banner_Tent-w-ArabicSalam (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.

International Women’s Day Celebration

March 2, 2016

International-Womens-Day-1-2International 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.”

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

February 24, 2016

8_img6312Drawing 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.

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

January 27, 2016

L1992-11-1121In 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 momentum of the women’s movement, and a legacy of southern mill women’s activism.

Deborah Miranda – “Bad Indians” Lecture

December 2, 2015

BIND_Cover_FINALPoet 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.

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

November 17, 2015

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 of a selection of Argentine tango-songs that revels this genre as the product of diverse migratory waves and the role of women composers, lyricists and performers in its solidification as the foremost idiosyncratic popular urban Argentine song.

$tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop

October 30, 2015

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.

$mart $tart Budgeting Workshop

October 9th, 2015

Smart StartStudents discussed how to create a budget through the WAGE Program and $mart $tart.

Film Screening: “The Hunting Ground”

October 6th, 2015

the-hunting-ground-posterFrom 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.

WAGE “Leadership Colors” Lunch and Workshop

September 18th, 2015

WAGE-Colors-Luncheon-Spring-2015New 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.

“Images, Identity, and Community”

September 9th, 2015

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. I want to avenge my son, she said. Who will get my sons rights back?

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. I want to avenge my son, she said. Who will get my sons rights back?

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.

WGS Awards Banquet and Poster Presentation

April 20, 2015

5The Women's and Gender Studies Program held its Research Symposium and End of Year Reception complete with keynote Speaker: Michele Tracy Berger, author of Transforming Scholarship: Why Women’s and Gender Studies Students Are Changing Themselves and the World (Routledge 2011). She definitively answers the question, “What can you do with an interest in women’s and gender studies?”

$mart $tart Salary Negotiation Workshop

April 13, 2015

$TART $MART$mart $tart was a salary negotiation workshop with a focus on women and fair wages. Participants in the workshop learned how to negotiate for a fair salary and benefits package.

Superdads: How Fathers Balance Work and Family in the 21st Century

March 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM in Phillips 120

11050769_10204819264778828_2388988033431656430_nGayle Kaufman, Professor of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies at Davidson College, will discuss her research looking at the evolving ways modern men view their roles as fathers and providers and the need for shifting understanding of maternity and paternity leave in the U.S. and globally.

Elect Her

February 23, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in The Greek Conference Center

3-300x101Elect Her is a one day, on-campus workshop sponsored by AAUW and Running Start that taught students about running for office, both on campus and in the broader world. Through this workshop students learned how to run a campaign, campaign with confidence, win an election, enhance leadership skills, build a leadership resume and communicate and network effectively.

Film Screening

February 11, 2015 at 4:00 PM in the Extraordinary Cinema

Miss-Representation-CSUEB-Diversity-CenterFilm screening of "Miss Representation" for Women's and Gender Studies students, followed by a discussion on the film's impact.

Gender, Sports and Public Relations

February 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM in 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.

WAGE Leadership Colors Luncheon

January 23, 2015 from 12pm - 1pm in the Greek Village Conference Center

WAGE Colors Luncheon Spring 2015Luncheon for new students in the WAGE program cohort.

 

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