The YSU Department of Women's and Gender Studies presents "Negotiation Workshop for Women: Strategies, Tools, and Skills for Empowerment, on Tuesday, March 29, at 6:00 pm, at the YWCA of Youngstown, on Rayen Avenue. This workshop offers a framework to better understand the “art of negotiation.” It will assist participants to work toward becoming more empowered to negotiate for what they need to succeed.
The YSU Department of Women's and Gender Studies presents Feminism 101, on Friday, March 25, at noon, in the Ohio Room of YSU's Kilcawley Center. The event will serve as an introduction to, and summary of what feminism is and isn't, what it means to be a feminist, and the impact feminism has had, and continues to have.
the YSU Department of Women's and Gender Studies presents "What's Your Worth? Debating Gender Pay Gap," on thursday, March 24, at 12:30 pm, in the Ohio Room of YSU's Kilcawley Center. Learn about the conservative and liberal points of view from students as they discuss an issue that is usually left out of the national debates.
the YSU Department of Women's and Gender Studies presents a panel discussion on "Gender and Sexuality on TV: Jessica Jones, Empire, and Transparent," on Friday, March 18, at 11:00 am, in the Gallery Room of YSU's Kilcawley Center. YSU professor Laura Beadling will facilitate this discussion about images of women on television. Other participating YSU faculty will include Deb Cunningham, Dolores Sisco, and Megan List.
The YSU Department of Women's and Gender Studies presents a talk by Rosa Clemente, community organizer, scholar, journalist and Hip Hop activist, on Friday, March 4, at 11:00 am, in the Ohio Room of YSU's Kilcawley Center. Clemente is a leading scholar on Afro-Latino identity and has been active in the Black Lives Matter movement.
The YSU Department of Women and Gender Studies presents a discussion on sexual harrasssment, on Thursday, March 3 at 12:30 pm, in the President's Suite in YSU's Kilcawley Center. This seminar will answer the questions: what is sexual harassment, how can you prevent it, and how can you help create a safer and more comfortable learning environment for everyone, regardless of gender.
YSU Department of Women and Gender Studies presents a screening of the short film "Good Work Sister!: Women Shipyard Workers of World War II," on Wednesday, March 2, at 11:00 am, at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, on Wood Street, in Youngstown. It will be followed by a discussion facilitated by YSU history professor Martha Pallante, with other YSU faculty Donna DeBlasio, Anne York, and Sherri Lovelace-Cameron participating.
Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, a professor of history and African-American studies at Harvard University will give a lecture on "Black Lives Matter: A Historical Perspective," at Youngstown State University, on Friday, March 18, at 5:00 pm, in the Chestnut Room of YSU's Kilcawley Center. It is free and is open to the public. [The event, hosted by the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, is sponsored by the the YSU Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, the Bitonte College of Health and Human Services and the YSU Student Diversity Programs department.]
The YSU Africana Studies Program and YSU Department of Communication and College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences present a talk by Angela Burt-Murray, former editor-in-chief of ESSENCE magazine and the co-founder of Cocoa Media Group, on Wednesday, February 24, at 2:00 pm, in the Williamson Auditorium, Room 1171. The topic of the lecture will be "Black Voices Matter: Race and Gender in the Age of Social Media. It is free and open to the public.
Youngstown Area PFLAG -- Parents, Friends, Families, and Allies United with LGBT People to Move Equality Forward -- has a grant available for a college student to create a video production suitable for TV, cable, internet, and social media. More information at youngstownpflag.org.