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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.
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.
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. Email:email@example.com
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.
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 LGBT 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. More information is available at www.charlottecooper.net
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).