St. Ambrose University offers yearlong "exploring gender" series

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Focusing attention on the social construction of gender and gender-based inequalities, St. Ambrose University announces its 2014-15 project series, “Exploring Gender.” Lectures, films, concerts, artistic performances and exhibits will examine the concept of gender through the arts, sciences and humanities.

This is the seventh year St. Ambrose has offered a yearlong project series.

All events are free unless otherwise indicated. For more information, go to www.sau.edu/gender.

Fall Semester Events:

Wednesday, Sept. 10

7 p.m.

Lecture: ‘More than a Few Good Men: A Lecture on American Manhood and Violence Against Women’

Featuring Jackson Katz, author, filmmaker and co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention.

Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison Street

Tuesday, Sept. 23

7 p.m.

Film and Discussion: Half the Sky

A documentary about women and girls living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable—and fighting bravely to change them.

Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison Street

 Tuesday, Oct. 21

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Conference: ‘Gender, Narrative, and Justice: The Power of Story’

The Ambrose Women for Social Justice Conference will feature interactive workshops providing participants the opportunity to share their stories about the impact of gender on their lives and the lives of others. Emphasis will be on tools to seek justice, locally and globally.

Online registration is available at sau.edu/AWSJ. The conference is free; lunch may be ordered in advance for $7.

Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison Street

For more information, contact Katy Strzepek at 563-333-6113 or StrzepekKatyA@sau.edu, or go to www.sau.edu.

7 p.m.

Lecture: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide’ Featuring Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Cheryl WuDunn.

Galvin Fine Arts Center, located on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard

Wednesday, Oct. 29 – Friday, Dec. 12

9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Art Exhibition: Anonymous Women

Catich Gallery exhibition featuring large-scale photography by Chicago-based artist Patty Carroll.

The gallery is located in the Galvin Fine Arts Center on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard

Wednesday, Nov. 5

7 p.m.

Film and Discussion: ‘The Invisible War’

An award-winning documentary film about sexual assault in the United States military.

Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison

Thursday, Nov. 6

4-4:45 p.m. – Artist Talk

5-7 p.m. – Opening Reception

Art Exhibition: Anonymous Women

Catich Gallery exhibition featuring large-scale photography by Chicago-based artist Patty Carroll. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.

The gallery is located in the Galvin Fine Arts Center on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard

For more information, call 563-333-6444 or go to sau.edu/catich.

Thursday, Nov. 13

1-4 p.m.

St. Ambrose University School of Social Work Fall Ethics Event

The Ethical is Political: Examining Social Work Ethics Through a Gendered Lens

$20 (includes 3 Social Work Ethics CEUs)

1950 E. 54th Street, Davenport

For more information, call 563-333-3911 or go to sau.edu/msw

Thursday, Nov. 13

7 p.m.

Lecture: ‘The Gender Neutrality of Old Age: Ageing, Medicine and Money in Early Modern Europe’

Richard Geiger History Lecture will feature Lynn Botelho, distinguished faculty, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets, one block west of Harrison.

Friday, Nov. 14

5 p.m.

Casual Classics Concert: ‘Gender in Music’

Casual Classics concerts are like guided tours of great music by top performers in a more intimate setting. Come early, stay after, have a drink and snack, join in some informal Q&A periods, and meet the musicians.

Galvin Fine Arts Center, located on Gaines Street, between Locust and Lombard