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.
The Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity at YSU is hosting an event to raise awareness for the Cornea Research Foundation, on Friday, March 4, 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Suzie's Dogs and Drafts in downtown Youngstown. It is taking place during National Vision Week. The event is free; a percentage of food sales during these two hours go to support this foundation. A Talent Pageant is also part of this event.
The YSU Dana School of Music is sponsoring a concert by the YSU Concert Band and Wind Ensemble on Monday, April 25, at 7:30 pm, at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. The concert is entitled, "Firebird & Other Tales." The featured soloist with the Wind Ensemble will be Dr. Benjamin Toth, Professor of Percussion, Hartt School of Music in Connecticut. Tickets available at stambaughauditorium.com
The YSU McDonough Museum of Art, on Wick Avenue in Youngstown, is hosting a Public Reception for the Spring Graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts Show, Friday, April 22, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. The Graduating BFA Show is the opportunity for students to share the original and innovative discoveries they have made in their artistic journeys. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. More information at 330.941.1400.