Women and Gender Studies Announces Fall Programs

Posted: October 14, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: October 13, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Mason’s Women and Gender Studies Program is offering several programs this fall open to all.

Oct. 20: Women Entrepreneurs as Peacemakers

  • Noon, Johnson Center, Room 240K:  Catered lunch and discussion with Dorothy Tuma, president of the Women’s Center for Job Creation, Minnesota and Uganda. Women and Gender Studies has been collaborating with WCFJC since November 2008 with the Bulondo Goat Project. The Mason community has sponsored 38 goats for women heads of households in Uganda. Tuma will present slides and talk about her programs.
  • 2:30 p.m., Johnson Center Meeting Room F: “Social Entrepreneurship and the Mason Classroom” panel discussion.
  • 4:30 p.m., Johnson Center Meeting Room F:  “Women Entrepreneurs as Peacemakers” with panelists Tuma; Marga Fripp, president of Entrepreneurship Academy for Artists and Empowered Women International; and Barbara Moller, president of Voices for Global Change and founder of Paper to Pearls for a roundtable discussion about their experience as peace makers promoting self-sustainability for women in Uganda and the United States.
  • 1:30 to 4 p.m. outside of Meeting Room F: Marketplace of women’s arts and crafts.

This event is also sponsored by African and African‐American Studies, History and Art History,English, Communication, Sociology and Anthropology, the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Global Affairs Program, New Century College and University Life.

Oct. 28: Buffy Halloween Party

  • 1 to 3 p.m.: Halloween is coming fast! Celebrate the holiday with Women and Gender Studies at the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” Halloween party.  There will be pizza, snacks, friends, episodes of “Buffy,” and fun! All are welcome.

Nov. 4: The 2010 Annual Scholarly Lecture

  • Dinner at 6 p.m.; lecture at 7:15 p.m., Johnson Center Meeting Room G

Honoring Amy Best, associate professor of sociology, who will talk about “Fast Food Kids, Symbolizing Youth: Food Talk, Body Work and Consumption in Everyday Life.”
Cost: $20.00 per person for dinner catered by Temel Restaurant (lecture is free and open to all). RSVP to Susan Miller smillerr@gmu.edu by Friday, Oct. 23.

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