Public Talks and Events

Spring 2018 

The Pitfalls of #Plastic Revolutions
Speaker: Kristen Warner, Associate Professor University of Alabama
Article: In the Time of Plastic Representation in Film Quarterly Winter 2017, Vol. 71, No. 2
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00pm
Location: Anheuser Busch Hall, Room 403
Co-sponsored by the Law, Identity, and Culture Initiative in the School of Law and African and African-American Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies in the School of Arts and Sciences 
From Harvey Weinstein to Aziz Ansari: Pitfalls and Potential of the #MeToo Movement
Event Blurb: This roundtable will take up the #MeToo social movement, including its origins, impact, and internal divisions. Especial attention will be given to how #MeToo can reconstruct sexuality in egalitarian and sex positive ways.
Moderator: Susan Appleton
Discussants: Adrienne Davis, Tonya Edmond, Fajeer Saeed, Rebecca Wanzo and Terrance Wooten
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018.
Time: Noon – 1:15pm
Location:The Brown School, Brown Hall, Brown Lounge
Co-sponsored by the Law, Identity and Culture Initiative in the School of Law and The Brown School 
Embodying Intimacy
Presenters: Ashon Crawley, Karen Tongson and Roshanak Kheshti
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018. 
Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Danforth University Center (DUC) Room 276
Co-sponsored by African and African-American Studies; the Center for the Humanities; the Law, Identity, and Culture Initiative; Music; Performing Arts; Religious Studies; and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. 

Spring 2017 

Presenters:  Adrienne Davis and Gabriel Rosenberg
DiscussantsVenus Bivar and Peter Benson
LIC Workshop Series:A Workshop on the Animal/Human
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017. 
Time: Noon
Location:Seigle Hall, Room 208
Co-sponsored with American Cultural Studies Program in the College of Arts & Sciences  
RSVP online [click here]

Cynthia Burack
Professor, The Ohio State University
Topic: No Human Right to Sodomy: The Christian Right and SOGI Human Rights,
Date: February 9, 2017. 
Time & Location: 4:30 p.m., Umrath Lounge,  
Co-sponsored, Law, Identity, and Culture, The John C. Danforth Center On Religion And Politics, And The Workshop In Politics, Ethics, And Society (Wpes) In The Department Of Political Science.  

Fall 2016 

Aimee Meredith Cox
Professor of African and African American Studies, Fordham University
Love Letters & Lessons: Notes on the Ethnography of Black Girlhood
October 19, 2016 | 4:00 p.m.
Women's Building Formal Lounge, 
Co-sponsored: Law, Identity, and Culture, Performing Arts Department, Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  


Transgender Spectrum Conference
Date: Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th, 2016 
Location:Hillman Hall,  

The conference brings together a wide range of people interested in celebrating the lives of transgender people in the St. Louis area and beyond. Our goal is to create dialog, to educate ourselves and our community, and to improve the lives of all gender variant people. To find out more about this event visit:

CE Provided By: George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis, Entire Conference= 10 CEUs
CME Provided By: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Continuing Medical Education. Friday=6.25 hours; Saturday=5.75 hours for a total of 12.

Register to attend this conference: 

This event is co-sponsored by: Washington University: Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; George Warren Brown School of Social Work; Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Institutional Diversity; Law, Identity and Culture Initiative in the School of Law; Institute of Public Health; Department of Medicine; Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences; Department of Surgery; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and the School of Law. University of Missouri St Louis: Gender Studies Department University of Illinois Springfield: Diversity Center; LGBTQIA Resource Office. PROMO. 

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