Educational Videos

Staff at the Women's Center are pleased to provide you with videos of our programs wherever possible. We hope that you can utilize these programs for your classes as they are intended to be a sustainable educational tool. We also find that these videos are particularly helpful for students in classes where event attendance is required as part of their learning experience, but who cannot attend outside events due to work or family commitments.

In exchange for using these videos in the classroom, we only ask that you let your students know about the Women's Center!

Advocating for Yourself Fat Activism | Female Genital MutilationImproving NGO and State Solutions for Gender Inequality | International Women's Art Installation PerformancesModernizing Your Suffrage SashRené Banglesdorf's Podcast Defying the Status Quo | SayHerName: Lessons Learned from BlackLivesMatterWomen's Mentoring Program | Women on the FrontlineQueer and Fat

Advocating for Yourself

Originally aired May 17, 2018, Dr. M. Geneva Murray, Director of the Women's Center at Ohio University, discusses salary negotiations.

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Fat Activism

Originally aired on October 20th, 2015, this Global Google Hangout on Fat Activism was co-hosted with the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Fat activism is a social movement challenging the stigmatization of fatness. This panel looks at activism, scholarship and personal experience, provoking discussion of what it means to call on a society to end body shaming.

Panelists included Cat Pause (Friend of Marilyn), Ragen Chastain (Dances with Fat), Irene McCalphin (Misadventures of an Ungrateful Fat Bitch) and Jenny Lee (Victoria University).

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): An African issue, with an African solution

Brought to Ohio University by the AHA Foundation. Co-Sponsored by the Women's Center and Multicultural Center. Nimco Ali, co-founder of The Five Foundation, will speak about her experience of female genital mutilation (FGM) within a broader context of what audience members can do to end FGM. Through her story, we will learn more about what FGM is, the rates of FGM, and the psychological and physical impact of FGM. Audience members will leave with some next steps as to how they can support global initiatives to end FGM, as well as how they can provide support to those who have survived FGM, as a friend, family member, social worker, teacher, or medical service provider.

International Women's Art Installation Performances

These International Women's Art Installation Performances were created for the 2020 exhibit, which became a virtual exhibit due to COVID-19. We are delighted to be able to continue to share them with you virtually. A special thank you to the THAR 4710 Feminisms & Performance Class for these contributions. The videos in this playlist are performances for the exhibit, and may not reflect the views of the Women's Center or Ohio University.

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Who's Missing from the Policy Table?: Improving NGO and State Solutions for Gender Inequality

Originally held on on March 15, 2016, panelists engaged participants in a discussion on the implications of intersectionality for policy. We considered how laws that support or "protect" women impact all women differently, because women are not a monolithic group. Public policy impacts different women in different ways. This video is an opportunity to discuss the intersection of race, culture, socio-economic class, sexuality, age, ability, etc., and gender, as well as understanding the differences between urban and rural living for women.

Panelist Bios:

Arpita Das currently works as Senior Programme Officer with ARROW. She holds an MA in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India, and an MA in Women's & Gender Studies from the University of Lodz, Poland and Central European University, Hungary. Her professional experience over the last 14 years includes working and writing on issues of gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights, sex selection, sexuality education and reproductive technologies. She has worked with the Special Cell for Women & Children in Mumbai, India on issues of gender-based violence from a feminist standpoint, and with the South & Southeast Asia Resource Centre on Sexuality hosted by TARSHI (Talking About Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues) in India on issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights. She serves as co-chief editor of the Graduate Journal of Social Science, an open-access peer-reviewed multidisciplinary academic journal. Her academic and research interests include gender, gender-based violence, sexuality, intersex issues, disability and sexuality, reproductive technologies and biopolitics.

Nagore Garcia is a PhD Candidate at the Social Psychology Programme at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. She holds an MA in Research in Social Psychology from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, and an MA in Women's & Gender Studies from the Universitat de Barcelona. Her experience in research and intervention includes working on gender & technologies, feminist qualitative methodologies, feminism & counterculture, and feminist perspectives on love & intimacy. She has worked with P.R.O.I.N.A.P.S.A. Institute, a collaborator centre of the OMS/OPS at the Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia, on sexual and reproductive health promotion. She is now collaborating with Fundacio Esco, an organization which works supporting minoritized women. Among her academic interests are feminist theory, feminist epistemologies & methodologies, narratives, governmentality, subjectivity, power, sexuality & intimacy.

Marisela Montenegro has a Phd in Social Psychology by the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain. She is a Lecturer at the Department of Social Psychology and coordinator of the 'Master Degree in Psychosocial Research and Intervention', at this same university. Marisela has been working on critical perspectives in social work. Drawing on postcolonial feminist developments, she is interested on the ways to introduce intersectional analysis in this area. Her recent publications in English include: Montenegro, K. y Montenegro, M. (2013). Governmentality in Service Provision for Migrated Women in Spain. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 7(6), 331-342; Montenegro, M., Capdevila, R. & Figueroa, H. (Eds.). (2012). Editorial introduction: Towards a transnational feminism: Dialogues on feminisms and psychologies in a Latin American context. Feminism & Psychology (Special Feature). 22(2), 220-227; and Montenegro, M.; Montenegro, K.; Galaz, C. y Yufra, L. (2009). MDG's in a global world. Gender equity and empowerment in service provision for migrant women in Barcelona. Journal of Health Management 11(1), 49-63.

Chitra Panjabi is an intersectional feminist activist with a professional background in non-profit management and fundraising. She has over a decade of experience working for progressive nonprofits, including South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT); The Women?s Foundation in Hong Kong; the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum in Washington, DC; and served as an executive officer of the National Organization for Women (NOW) as the Vice President, Membership. Chitra is currently the East Coast Engagement and Communications Manager for Out & Equal Workplace Advocates. Outside of work, she serves as a Director on the Executive Committee of the Women's Information Network (WIN), an all volunteer, DC-metro area organization with over a 1,000 members dedicated to young women's professional and personal development. Chitra holds a bachelor's degree from King's College London, a master's degree in international journalism from City University, London, and a master's degree in women's studies from The George Washington University. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Chitra's parents emigrated from India. She spent her formative years in Asia, and another five years in London before moving to Washington, D.C. in 2008. In her spare time, Chitra can be found eating her way across cities, enjoying sci-fi fantasy in various media, and engaging in intersectional feminist activism. She lives in Arlington, VA with her husband and adorable dog, Izzy.

Modernizing Your Suffrage Sash

Suffragists, and particularly those associated with the National Woman’s Party (in the U.S.) or the Pankhurst's (in the U.K.) were known for pageantry. Suffragists utilized suffrage sashes to identify their organizations, states, and as method of delivery for their colors, which symbolized reasons as to why women should have the vote and/or their organization affiliation. In this educational videos, panelist will discuss the pageantry of the suffragists and ultimately encourage viewers to modernize a suffrage sash to represent their affiliation with current political or social movements. 

A full transcript of this video is available here.

René Banglesdorf's Podcast Defying the Status Quo

Women's Center Director, Dr. M. Geneva Murray, was a guest on an episode of Defying the Status Quo! Listen to the podcast here.

Geneva Murray grew up dreaming of helping other women. She made a career of academia and now runs the Women's Center at Ohio University, which provides programming and guidance for diversity and inclusion at the University and its students. Rene puts her on the spot about how women can best handle workplace biases and bullying--among other less loaded topics!

SayHerName: Lessons Learned from BlackLivesMatter

Originally recorded on October 15, 2020 via Microsoft Teams, this program is part of Ohio University Women's Center's Thirsting for Knowledge Thursday series.
Founded by womxn, and amplified through other womxn-led movements like Say Her Name, Black Lives Matter provides not only lessons in racial justice, but also a foundation upon which you can learn tools for your own leadership practice to improve your allyship skills or explore ways in which your leadership can be improved to support social movements in your community.

Presented by Cecily Nelson-Alford, Director of the Women’s Resources and Research Center at UC Davis. Black feminist theory and womanism drew her to this work, along with her experiences as a queer biracial/Black woman and student parent. She strives to center queer and trans people of color in her work around gender equity.

 Women's Mentoring Program

This video, created in Spring 2016, is an inside look into the Women's Mentoring Program offered through the Women's Center.

Women on the Frontline: The Anti Sexual Violence Movement in Egypt Post Revolution

At age 20, Habiba started participating in the social justice movement by joining the Egyptian revolution and advocating against gender-based violence and sexual violence. To this end, she co-founded and worked with several initiatives and grass-root organizations for women and girls across Egypt. These community movements have continued to grow over ten years, creating safety, power, and solidarity for Egyptian women. How did she do it? Abdelaal will be sharing her experience in building and working with the movement from the ground up.

Originally offered as part of the Thirsting for Knowledge Thursday series, this was filmed during a staff training.

Queer and Fat with Charlotte Cooper

Originally held on March 31, 2016, this conversation with Charlotte Cooper was held as part of the Queer Studies Conference, organized by Ohio University's Pride Center.

Dr Charlotte Cooper is a counselor, researcher, consultant, author, publisher and DIY cultural worker. This interview focused on her new book Fat Activism: A Radical Social Movement. Her other publications include Fat and Proud: The Politics of Size (1998) and an award-winning novel, Cherry (2002). She performs in the queercore band Homosexual Death Drive and blogs about fat at Obesity Timebomb.