Women’s Week is a week of programming related to gender equity issues that also intersect with other marginalized identities. We are planning an art exhibition featuring works by women, non-binary and trans folx about their experiences or identity. We would appreciate it if you could share this form to other students.
The deadline for submissions is March 27 by 11:59 PM and this is the link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2641243429488851/
Here is the form for submissions:
Wellness Week is coming up! It will be March 30th-April 5th. The student organization, Penn Wellness, will be organizing the week. Details to come on their Facebook page (@pennwellness).
CAPS is excited to end Wellness Week with an I CARE training for students! It will be Saturday, April 4th from 12-3 PM.
Registration is available now at https://caps.wellness.upenn.edu/icare/.
Spring Breakthru Conference
Penn Women's Center, Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies, and the LGBT Center are sponsoring up to four undergraduate students to attend the Spring Breakthu Conference, March 20th – 22nd at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.
College students from across the country will engage with one another in small group discussions and with panels of leaders who are making a positive impact on the gender equality movement. Featured speakers and organizations include Rock the Vote, Vote Run Lead, ACLU, and UNLADYLIKE2020. This conference is open to all gender identities and expressions.
Visit the conference website for more details and a schedule of events.
Applications are due no later than Sunday, February 23rd here: http://bit.ly/SpringBreakthruPenn. If you have questions, please contact Elisa Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week at Penn check the play ‘Manahatta’, which contrasts Indigenous loss of land with the 2008 financial crisis. The show centers around the Lenape tribe, whose land Philadelphia sits on top of, increasing its relevance for the Penn community.
The show itself is this Thursday through Saturday, at 8pm each night. Performances are located in Penn’s Harrison Rooftop Lounge (Residential College), and Tickets are $5.00 for people with Penncards. Tickets can be found on Locust and at the following link: https://frontrow.ticketleap.com/ftc-presents-manahatta/
BARS Conference - Breaking Chains, Building Coalitions: Diversifying the Face of Criminal Justice Reform
The inaugural BARS Conference entitled Breaking Chains, Building Coalitions: Diversifying the Face of Criminal Justice Reform will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 10:00am in Irvine Auditorium. Featuring renowned speakers, including formerly incarcerated activists and scholars, and meaningful engagement with practitioners and local organizations, the conference will allow participants will gain a deep understanding of the current fight for reform and help craft solutions for the future. The evening keynote will be delivered at 8:00pm by national criminal justice reform advocate and author Cyntoia Brown-Long.
Reserve your tickets today at BARSConference.eventbrite.com.
General Summit Info
Men & Masculinities Summit will take place on February 29th, 9:30am - 4:00pm in Houston Hall.
Registration link is now open. Please share freely, registration is open to ALL! http://bit.do/mmsummit2020
We still have space for some more programs. Please let me know if you are interested or know some others, namely students, who may be interested in presenting. Happy to talk more about the gaps we are looking to fill.
The pilot cohort will launch next week. Students must sign-up by Monday 2/17.
What? A 6-week, online (via e-mail) sexual health program.
Why? Sex is part of so many of our students’ lives and everyone encounters thoughts and questions about sex and sexuality, yet so many students get insufficient sex education. Filling the gaps in sexual health knowledge and encouraging healthy sexual habits improves overall health and wellness and can support some of the questions you may have.
When? Registration is open until February 17th, first lesson goes out February 19th. SIGN UP HERE!
Who? ALL students! We want any and all interested students to join our pilot cohort for this exciting new program!
Please join us on Tuesday, February 11th at 12:00pm for our next Latin American and Latino Studies Internal Speaker (LALSIS) Series (*) with Thomas Conners, Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Hispanic and Portuguese Studies.
He will present, “Feeling What’s Not There: Latinidad and Affect in Carmen Maria Machado.”
Location: 473 McNeil Building, 3718 Locust Walk (ASAM/LALS Conference Room).
Lunch will be served!
Please RSVP here.
(*) The Latin American and Latino Studies Internal Speaker (LALSIS) Series is an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of research about Latin America or Latinos conducted by Penn faculty and advanced graduate students. Most of the talks will take place from 12 to 1:30pm on Tuesdays in the LALS/ASAM Conference Room on the fourth floor of the McNeil Building, 3718 Locust Walk (Room 473). All are welcome to attend.