Discrimination

Diversifying the Leadership Project Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee for Diversifying the Leadership

Beverly Guy-Sheftall (Chair), Director, Women's Research & Resource Center, Spelman College 

Inés Hernández Ávila, Director, Chicana/ Latina Research Center, University of California, Davis

Damary Bonilla, Latina Initiative Project Manager, Girls Incorporated

Race and the Media: Recent Events

Date/Time: 
03/16/2010 - 03/17/2010

Callie Crossley, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow

Red Networks: Women Writers and the Blacklist in Television

Date/Time: 
03/13/2010

Carole Stabile, Director, Center for the Study of Women in Society; Professor, English and School of Journalism and Communication, will talk about the blacklisting of women television writers during the anti-communist crusade at this CSWS “Road Scholars” presentation.

Fat and Identity Politics, UCLA

UCLA Center for the Study of Women presents Paul Campos, author of "The Obesity Myth: Why America's Obsession with Weight is Hazardous to Your Health." In this talk, he discusses efforts to make fat people thin, through weight-loss diets, drugs, and surgery. Campos sees weight as a political and social issue and notes that body size is often used as a tool of discrimination, especially against women. Organized by Prof Abigail Saguy, Department of Sociology at UCLA, this talk is part of the Gender and Body Size lecture series, which addresses the new interdisciplinary field of "fat studies." Recent discussions of body weight have been dominated by health policy concerns over the so-called obesity epidemic. Despite a long tradition of feminist critique of fat hatred as a problem of patriarchy, there has been very little critique of the growing emphasis on the importance of slenderness for health reasons.

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"Passing the Torch"

Date/Time: 
03/22/2010

Location: School of Social Work, Educational Conference Center 1080 S. University Avenue

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