Women's & Gender Studies - Special Opportunities
Brown Bag Lunches
The Women's & Gender Studies Program hosts a Brown Bag lunch every month on campus in the conference room of the dining hall. This time is devoted to an open discussion on various topics related to women's studies, usually connected to current events. The discussions are open and enlightening and welcome students, faculty, staff and members of the community to voice their opinions and concerns.
The Women's & Gender Studies Program hosts a film and discussion series that focuses on one documentary film. The films work to enlighten and audience to major issues that have a significant impact on women. After watching the documentary, there is an open discussion to discuss the issues in the film and any thoughts or opinions that were provoked by the viewing.
Take Back the Night
This event occurs in the spring semester and aims to put an end to rape and sexual violence. There are community and campus events throughout the week which culminate in the campus-wide Take Back the Night rally, where several groups organize booths, the Lindsey fountain is dyed teal, a speaker addresses the college community, and music and door-prizes are provided throughout the night. This important event raises awareness about sexual violence and provides resources for victims.
Annual Women's & Gender Studies Student Conference
Every spring, the Women's Studies Program sponsors an interdisciplinary conference on campus that showcases academic projects by Lindsey students that focus on issues of gender, including those related to violence, sexuality, poverty, work, sports, family, health, religion, communication and art.
Throughout the year, the Women's & Gender Studies Program organizes various awareness days, including a Purple Out and Denim Day, to take a stand against and to educate the campus community about important gender issues.
The Clothesline Project
The Clothesline project is an event that is held during October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The event raises awareness about violence against women by encouraging our community to stop by and make a T-shirt or by simply view the shirts that are displayed on a clothesline. Those who typically participate in making the shirts include: survivors of violence, to share their experience or speak out; those in support or honor of a friend or family member who has been a victim of violence against women; and those who want to make a statement as an ally or supporter of women against violence. It is important to make people aware that violence does not have to be physical; it can be emotional, threatening, or otherwise damaging to one's self. This eye-opening event brings emotion and reality to the issues involved in domestic violence.
International Womenâ€™s Day
The Women's & Gender Studies Program frequently hosts various campus activities on International Womenâ€™s Day to raise campus and community awareness about the accomplishments and problems affecting women around the world and the work of global feminism.
Love Your Body Campaign
Organized by the Womenâ€™s Student Union, this campaign involves a number of activities on campus that promotes body positivity, especially for women.
Women's Student Union
The Women's Student Union is an organization devoted to fighting sexism, promoting respect for diversity, and encouraging cultural change to create a better world for both women and men, on Lindsey's campus and beyond. The club meets regularly and hosts discussions about as well as campus and community projects concerning gender-related issues. The WSU is very active on Lindsey's campus and works closely with the Women's & Gender Studies Program.