America the Beautiful 3: The Sexualization of Our Youth

Thursday, November 19, 2015 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Interdisciplinary Film Series 2015-16: The Struggle for Social Justice. The programs in Latin American Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies and Women’s Studies have come together to sponsor a year-long documentary film series.The struggle for social justice applies to far-ranging aspects of our environment, the politics of our bodies, and simply our connections to and interactions with one another. This film series will explore trends in US and global documentary film.

Contact Person: 
Dona Kercher
dkercher@assumption.edu
508-767-7305

Brian Kelly: “War’s Unintended Consequences: Confederate Mobilization and the Disintegration of Slavery in Civil War South Carolina”

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 4:00pm

“South Carolina stood at the forefront of agitation for secession in the runup to Civil War. After the initiation of military hostilities in Charleson harbor, its most prominent citizens professed that their slaves were loyal and insisted that they would face no challenge from the state’s black majority.

Contact Person: 
Irina Mukhina
imukhina@assumption.edu
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Sally Campbell Galman, PhD: When “Brave” is a dress: Preschoolers, power, gender and play.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 6:30pm

The children's media enterprise has come a long way since Cinderella, as characters ranging from ice princesses to boy pirates grapple with the slippery contours of gender normativity. But how do children make sense of their newly configured, even empowered, heroes and heroines? How do they work out discordant role models in their pretend play and dress-up adventures?

What is the new gender order among the youngest children? Why should it matter to college students?

Contact Person: 
Dona Kercher
dkercher@assumption.edu
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Emily Silverman “Edith Stein and Regina Jonas: Religious Visionaries in the Time of the Death Camps”

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 7:00pm

Emily’s ground-breaking book examines the lives of two extraordinary, religious women. Both Edith Stein and Regina Jonas were German Jewish women who demonstrated 'deviant' religious desires as they pursued their spiritual paths to serve their communities during the Holocaust.

Contact Person: 
Dona Kercher
dkercher@assumption.edu
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Cynthia Davis, Founder of The Canvas Peace Project

Monday, March 31, 2014 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

The Women’s Studies Program at Assumption College presents Cynthia Davis, Founder of The Canvas Peace Project. This initiative inspires artists across the US to help raise awareness of genocide and the ongoing atrocities in Sudan and South Sudan. The Canvas Peace Project exhibits raise money to help finance a women’s business enterprise in Ariang, South Sudan, home of Lost Boy, Gabriel Bol Deng.

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WS Film: AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL Is America Obsessed with Beauty?

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:00am

Assumption College Women’s Studies Program & Walden Behavioral Care present a screening of the Award-Winning film AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL. Filmmaker Darryl Roberts goes on a two year journey to examine America’s new obsession; physical perfection.

Contact Person: 
Sue Lewandowski
slewando@assumption.edu
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