The Spring 2021 Semester is over halfway through and we are looking towards spring commencement and summer orientation. Thank you to everyone that attended a Sloss Center talk at the Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity. We appreciated your questions and feedback. We are looking forward to upcoming events and we would like to highlight a few of our own as well as notable campus happenings. Take a look and save the dates!
We have two upcoming Feminist Friday talks. Save the date for Friday, March 26 for a discussion led by Andra Castle, Sloss Center Assistant Director, and for for Friday, April 2 for a discussion led by Emily Miller, Health Promotion Coordinator: Green Dot and Sexual Health. Also, our last Primer on Protest Art for the 2020/2021 Academic Year will be on Tuesday, April 6 featuring a discussion on social media with Helen Barton.
2021 Graduates be sure to check out the Womxn of Colour Network Graduation and the Lavender Graduation and register to have your accomplishments honored through two very special graduation celebrations.
The Writing and Media Center is hosting a three-part-series connecting up-and-coming writers with published authors from across the disciplines. Be sure to check out the WMC website for more information and how to register for these events.
Our staff would like to show our continued support for our Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community in the wake of a year of extensive harassment and violence including the events that happened in Atlanta. Racist and xenophobic rhetoric, and violence directly oppose efforts for gender equity and social justice in our communities.
Join Monsoon Asian and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity's Campus Advocacy Program for a series of online events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April. Check out their Gamer Roundtable for a virtual discussion with Iowa gamers on challenging sexism in gaming culture and sexual violence in gaming communities. Get your team together and sign up for Sex Jeopardy to test what you know about sexual violence and consent.
Follow us on social media for additional campus and community events. We look forward to seeing you all virtually soon!
Sloss Center Staff
Friday, March 26 at 1:00 pm CST join us for "Cyborgs, Cyberfeminism, and Cyber-corporeality" a Feminist Friday Discussion led by Andra Castle
This discussion is on two foundational cyberfeminist texts, and the social evolution of online interactions that necessitates new discussions and understanding of cyberfeminism. We will discuss the formation of bodies, identities, power dynamics, and systems of oppression in digital spaces and how we navigate the relationship between our physical/digital existences.
Friday, April 2 at 1:00 pm CST join us for "Wearing Jeans: Sexual Assault Awareness Month" a Feminist Friday Discussion led by Emily Miller
Denim Day and Sexual Assault Awareness Month aren’t new. But, like everything this year, our ways of discussing and engaging in these important topics look a little different. During this Feminist Friday, we’ll breakdown the story behind Denim Day and how you can get involved on campus.
Tuesday, April 6 at 4 pm CST, join us online via Zoom for A Primer on Protest Art discussion on social media led by Helen Barton.
Helen Nabuduwa Barton, Ugandan and American, is a multiracial womxn, feminist, advocate, and listener. In spaces of social change and activism she gravitates to the community piece - how can we get community members involved and what do we need to understand about the needs of the people to take action? As a Graphic Designer she uses digital art to find ways to engage and challenge audiences with intentional designs.
The Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity and the Womxn of Colour Network would like to recognize the accomplishments of womxn of colour who will be graduating from Iowa State in spring, summer, and fall of 2021. We ask for your registration so that we can honor your accomplishments and send you a token of our appreciation! Register by April 16, 2021.
The Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success would like to recognize all spring, summer, and fall 2021 graduates at the annual Lavender Graduation ceremony. This event honors the academic and personal achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual and allied students. The 2021 celebration will be hosted live, via Zoom, from 3-5pm on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Register by April 14, 2021.
The Writing and Media Center
Featured Author Series
Non-Fiction Publishing Panel
Monday, March 22nd, 4 - 5:30 pm CT via Zoom
Allison Boyd Justus: An Afternoon of Poetry
Friday, April 9th, 2 - 3 pm CT via Zoom
"Hey! That's My Book!": Taking Your Writing From Distant Dream to Shelves
Thursday, April 22nd, 7-8:30 pm CT via Zoom