Friday, April 27, 2007

Feminism Ambassadors Flyer

Here is an excellent flyer that Patrick made for the Feminism and International Politics symposium mentioned in the previous post. Please come out on May 3, 2007 at 6 pm in the Anne Arundel Lounge to attend the event! College of Arts and Humanities Dean Dr. James Harris will be delivering a welcome address.

Feminism and International Politics Flyer (pdf)

Feminism and International Politics Flyer (resized jpg)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Third Symposium

"Feminism and International Politics: A Conversation with the 'First' Ambassadors"
Feminism Now: A Discussion Series Designed to Expose/Excite/Reunite
Hosted by Honors Humanities' Gender Caucus and Co-Sponsored by the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity
Thursday, May 3, 2007 @ 6pm
Anne Arundel Hall, Basement Lounge

Honors Humanities' Gender Caucus is pleased to announce the final event in its spring 2007 Lecture and Discussion Series, Feminism Now. Please join us May 3 at 6 pm for a conversation with two prominent diplomats: former U.S. Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman, Her Excellency Frances D. Cook; and Her Excellency Hunaina Sultan Ahmed Al-Mughairy, Ambassador of Oman to the United States. Both of these women's careers have been marked by landmark "firsts." Ambassador Cook was the youngest career diplomat (FSO) ambassador ever when she was named to Burundi at age 34; she was the first woman head of post (as Consul General in Alexandria, Egypt) for the U.S. in the Middle East; and she was the first woman ambassador, from any country in the world, in the Persian Gulf. Ambassador Al-Mughairy holds the honor of being the first woman ambassador of any Arab nation to the United States. According to the Washington Diplomat, one of Al-Mughairy's primary objectives has been to dispel, "inaccurate or outdated stereotypes about women's roles in the Arab world - or at least in Oman."

Please join us for this exciting Q&A with these 'first' ambassadors. We encourage participation from our audience and hope that you'll join our conversation. Additionally, College of Arts and Humanities Dean Dr. James Harris will deliver a welcome address.

For more information, please visit

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Men and Feminism Photos

More photos from our second symposium, Men and Feminism. Thanks again to Patrick for uploading these!

Feminism and Sexuality Photos

Here are some photos from our first symposium, Feminism and Sexuality. You can click on the thumbnails to view the larger pictures. Thank you to Patrick for providing us with these!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Men and Feminism Flyers

New flyers for our upcoming Men and Feminism colloquium event on March 27, 2007 at 5 pm in the basement lounge of Anne Arundel Hall, University of Maryland, College Park. See this post for more details. Please help us advertise this event by informing friends, family, classmates, and anyone you think will be interested in gender issues! Below are two fliers you can help pass out to give people more information (or direct them to this site).

Feminism Now Teaser Flyer

Men & Feminism Flyer

If you have any trouble with Adobe Acrobat, just leave a comment and I will be happy to convert them to image files for you.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Minority and Women's Health Policy Opportunity

Interested in policy reform? Think you have no power because you're just a student? Think again. The Roosevelt Institution is the nation's first student think tank, aiming to put your policy ideas and research into the hands of our leaders at both the local and national level . UMD's upcoming chapter of the Roosevelt Institution will include centers of research related to Minority and Women's Health, Climate Change, Pharmaceutical Ethics, Education, and other potential areas that YOU find interesting. Sign up and get involved to make real change happen. If you are interested in health issues relating to women and minority populations, contact Cara Chervin at If you are interested in learning more about what work you can do with the Roosevelt Institution, contact Alex Lessin, President, at

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Second Symposium

"Men & Feminism: A conversation about identity, activism and the trouble with gender"
Hosted by the Honors Humanities Gender Caucus
March 27, 2007 @ 5 pm
Anne Arundel Hall, Basement Lounge

Please join us for the second event in the Feminism Now discussion series, hosted by the Honors Humanities Program's Gender Caucus. This event will feature a panel of University of Maryland faculty and graduate students discussing their identification as and relationship with the contested term "feminist." As men committed to social justice and equality, what roles do identity and power play in fostering solidarity and alliances across boundaries of sex, gender and race? How does sexuality complicate identification as a feminist man? How does one "become" a feminist man? How does such an identity change over space and time? Join us for a challenging and exciting conversation -- bring your thoughts, your experiences and your questions. As with all events in this series, we hope to focus less on academic theory and more on practice and activism, especially the ways in which "traditional" academics can find and create outlets for their activist work.

Angel David Nieves, PhD (Assistant Professor, Historic Preservation; Director of Graduate Research and Training, Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity)
Anthony Hatch (Doctoral Candidate, Sociology)
Justin Maher (PhD Student, American Studies)
Moderated by Patrick Grzanka (Co-Director, Honors Humanities and advisor to the Gender Caucus)
Food and refreshments will be served.