Spring Course: Gender, Bodies & Sexuality (WOME-3111-SDE)

Event Date: 
Monday, May 3, 2021 - 12:00am EDT to Monday, June 14, 2021 - 12:00am EDT
Event Location: 
Online (Web-based course)
Event Fee: 
Please contact Student Central for course fee: (807) 343-8500

In WOME 3213: Gender, Bodies, and Sexuality, students will be taught a broad range of topics related to gender normativity, performativity, gender-bending, identity and agency, queer politics, disability, and the destabilization and subversion of oppressive power. From an intersectional feminist lens, this course will critically discuss themes of embodiment, power, subjectivity, performativity, and drag performance as they relate to social, scientific, and political constructions of the body. We will explore feminist written and creative responses to the personal, social, and global ways that bodies exist in all of its variety. Through online discussions, we will explore the critical fields of transgender studies, disability studies, decolonization and critical race studies, critical animal studies, and sexuality studies to convey perspectives and transform belief systems that reflect, relate, and diversify our own and shared embodied experiences.

(Instructor is Dr. Miranda Niittynen)

Summer Course: Global LGBTQI2S Rights (WOME-2111-ADE)

Event Date: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:00pm EDT to Friday, August 13, 2021 - 4:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
Online (Zoom)
Event Fee: 
Please contact Student Central for course fee: (807) 343-8500

In "Global LGBTQI2S Rights," students will explore lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and two-spirit human rights in contemporary Canada and around the world.

Crossing the Global North/South divide, our queer political journey will take us to Canada, Argentina, South Africa, Belgium, India, the Netherlands, Poland, Jamaica, Indonesia, and beyond! Students will also learn about differences in queer rights within Canada, documenting disparities from province to province and across other geographical divisions, diasporas, and intersecting social identities. In what ways do queer rights signal something significant about citizenship and belonging in the nation? What  is the role of the state versus social movements in achieving queer rights and inclusion in particular countries? What role do international institutions and agreements play? How can we explain similarities and differences between nation-states when it comes to equality for LGBTQI2S people? How are "queer rights" much broader and deeper than simply the  legalization of same-sex marriage and other legal structures and changes (which we will consider in detail but also move beyond)? Finally, how do stereotypes and problematic ideologies about LGBTQI2S rights in different countries (for example, the construct of a "homophobic nation") operate to advance other oppressions and to obscure much more complicated legal and social realities and histories of queer inclusion, oppression, and activism? These are just some of the questions we will consider as we document and deconstruct a queer new world! 

Dr. Kyle Jackson is the instructor of this course. He has taught approximately 33 classes at the university level in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Political Science. 

 

Feminisms at the Lakehead: Continuous Conference (Land Back)

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 2:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Zoom (Online)
Event Fee: 
no cost
Event Contact Name: 
Gender Equity Centre
Event Contact E-mail: 

Topic: Giga-Gaagige-Ganawendaamin Iw Sa Nibi (We Will Forever Protect the Water) with Vicki M. R. Monague
Time: Nov 19, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Please contact gec@lusu.ca for the Zoom link.

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and the on-going concerns around health and safety in gatherings, we have decided to change the way that Feminisms at the Lakehead is traditionally run. In times of great change, it only makes sense that we change as well!

We are excited to present this year’s Feminisms at the Lakehead: Continuous Conference; an on-going set of speakers and presentations on a variety of feminist research topics, art, and contemporary issues. In keeping with past Feminisms conferences, we invite students, faculty, staff and community members to join in - as presenters, or in the audience! We encourage you to respond to our Call For Presenters (CFP) by following the link here.

The purpose of the continuous conference is to provide all the professional and learning opportunities of a traditional conference, while allowing presenters to participate with flexibility, and with as little risk as possible. You can choose when, and how, you present! This could include: zoom presentations, webinars, panel discussions, moderated or facilitated discussions, workshops and more. We can provide technical support and guidance to ensure a smooth delivery.  

As the pandemic and its impacts are constantly changing, so too will the conference topics. Each month will include a different theme or perspective for topics. Each presentation will be advertised as part of the Feminisms Continuous Conference, free, accessible and open to the public.  

We encourage you to follow the Gender Equity Centre on Instagram & Facebook to keep up to date on submission deadlines, topics of discussion, and other updates regarding feminisms. If you have any questions, please contact us: gec@lusu.ca and put “Feminisms” as the subject. 

Thank you for your time and consideration,
The Gender Equity Centre and the Women’s Studies Department at Lakehead University.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Event Date: 
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 6:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Pride Central
Event Contact E-mail: 
The Transgender Day of Remembrance event will be taking place on November 20th at 6PM. The event is online this year and will be hosted over Zoom. 
 
Here is the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/433415294311317
People can also sign up at the following link to get the zoom link email directly to them: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/128130430567 

 

In Conversation with Anne Dagg: The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

Event Date: 
Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 4:00pm EST
Event Location: 
Online
Event Fee: 
$ 20.00 (plus HST)

Before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, there was Anne Innis Dagg: the world's first giraffologist.

Lakehead University's Office of Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning (CELL) is pleased to present "In Conversation with Anne Dagg: The Woman Who Loves Giraffes".

The week of November 9, pop a bowl of popcorn with your family and enjoy the critically-acclaimed documentary film, The Woman Who Loves Giraffes.


Then, on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 4 p.m., join Dr. Linda Rodenburg, Director of CELL, as she sits down with Dr. Dagg and director Alison Reid of The Woman Who Loves Giraffes, for a live candid virtual Q&A.


Tickets are $20 each and include on-demand access to the film.

Purchase your ticket today!

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