Mason Folklore and Ethnography Archive
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

CHSS Events

Feb17

Vagina Monologues

Women and Gender Studies

Saturday, February 17, 2018 7:00 PM
Johnson Center, JC Bistro

The Vagina Monologues is a play written by Eve Ensler and will be performed and directed by students at George Mason University. The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. This year The Vagina Monologues is sponsored and sponsored by the Student Support and Advocacy Center with support from partners across campus including Women and Gender Studies. V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls, founded by Eve Ensler and the performance raises money for the Mason Victims of Violence Fund.

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Feb19

Oxfam CHANGE Program Application Deadline

School of Integrative Studies

Monday, February 19, 2018 12:00 PM to 12:05 PM

Now in its 18th year, Oxfam’s competitive, yearlong leadership and organizing program—the CHANGE Initiative—has been training students nationwide to become CHANGE Leaders, actively engaged with Oxfam’s work, locally and globally. As Oxfam college ambassadors, determined CHANGE Leaders have the opportunity to collaborate with others to lead locally while influencing global changes—taking action on Oxfam related campaigns that work to end the injustice of poverty through addressing issues of inequality, discrimination, and unequal access to necessary resources like food, water and land. Throughout the year, CHANGE Leaders receive resources, materials and support from Oxfam staff; they are also connected to student leaders across the US and beyond who are making a difference. Through equipping influential student leaders with the skills and hands-on experience in leadership, organizing and advocacy, the CHANGE Initiative continues to prepare students to go on to do great things, like work for members of Congress or start non-profit organizations.

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Feb19

2018 Sojourner Truth Lecture: Sybrina Fulton

Women and Gender Studies

Monday, February 19, 2018 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
The Hub (SUB II), HUB Ballroom

This year’s lecturer is Sybrina Fulton. Sybrina Fulton is dedicating her life to transforming family tragedy into social change. Since the death of her 17 year old son, Trayvon Martin, during the violent confrontation in 2012, Fulton has become an inspiring spokesperson for parents and concerned citizens across the country.

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Feb19

2018 Sojourner Truth Lecture: Sybrina Fulton

Social Action and Integrative Learning

February 19, 2018, 1:30 PM to February 26, 2018, 2:30 PM
Johnson Center, JC Cinema

Each year at Mason, Women and Gender Studies and African and African American Studies co-sponsor the Sojourner Truth Lecture Series during the spring in honor of Black History and Women’s History months. In the past, our speakers have included Ntosake Shange, Donna Brazile, bell hooks, Anita Hill, Patricia Hill Collins, Dorothy Roberts, Nekima Levy-Pounds, Janet Mock and other notable women. It is one of our signature events during the spring semester. We design the Sojourner Truth lecture to be a rich and varied experience and thus we construct the speaker's visit around the lecture but also include a smaller event, such as a seminar with students or a conversation among women across racial/ethnic backgrounds.

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