Women’s and Gender Studies Program to Host ‘Feminism in Motion’ Event

Women’s and Gender Studies Program to Host ‘Feminism in Motion’ Event

On Monday, April 1, 2019, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program (WGS) will conclude the academic year with a celebration of student-scholars and their work on gender-related projects with its second annual “Feminism in Motion” event.

The celebration, nicknamed “FeMo,” is financially supported from funds raised at the annual WGS “Yes! I’m a Feminist” party and includes a showcase of high impact learning opportunities and research projects through micro-presentations and informational posters, an awards ceremony and informal roundtables to encourage discussion about gender-related topics and current events.

So, why “Feminism in Motion” for the title?

“It captures the reality that feminism – as a concept, a praxis and ideology – is always in motion, in flux, generative and productive,” says Women’s and Gender Studies Program Director Kris De Welde. “It also captures the reality that our students are involved with feminism in a wide variety of ways – moving and changing what it looks like on our campus, in the community and in their own lives.”

RELATED: Have a look at the vibrant collection of doodles and designs event attendees created at the 2018 “FeMo” event.

De Welde says the name also reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the event, noting it “moves us between and across multiple genres of student-scholarship, activism and community engagement.”

Women’s and Gender Studies Community Advisory Board member and avid supporter of the program Margaret Pilarski says: “’Feminism in Motion’ allows the community to experience the thoughtful, creative work our students are doing on intersecting issues of gender, class, race and more. The willingness and ability to grasp complex social issues is needed now more than ever. I encourage everyone to get to know the program, because these students will be changing the world.”

“Feminism in Motion,” which is open to the campus community, will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019, in the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance’s Alumni Center.


Featured image: Students talk about gender-related issues at the inaugural Feminism in Motion event in 2018.