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Playlist for October 27, 2013- Birdie’s Owl O’Ween Special

Charlie Murphy “Burning Times” from The Best Of Pagan Song
Cathy Winter “The Heretic Heart” from Breath On My Fire / Traveling Home Kate Bush “Waking the Witch” from Hounds of Love
Kate Bush “Jig of Life” from Hounds of Love
Unknown “Susannah Martin” from unknown ALBUM (Maggie Sansone “Samhain Set: All Hallow’s Eve / The Seeker” from A Traveler’s Dream – Celtic Explorations Claudia Schmidt “VAMPIRE” from Midwestern Heart1:30pm
Fleetwood Mac “Rhiannon (Live)” from The Dance Witches In Bikinis
Paula Brisker “Wiccan’s Dance” from Narrow Road
Julie Brown “The Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun” from Trapped In the Body of a White Girl ]
SJ Tucker “Witches Rune” from Blessings ]
Faun “Rhiannon” from Renaissance (Pagan Medieval Folk) ]
Laura Powers “Samhain Madrigal” from Legends of the Goddess ]
SJ Tucker “Come to the Labyrinth” from Blessings
Magnet “Fire Leap” from The Wicker Man
Cocteau Twins “The Hollow Men” from garlands
Sinéad O’Connor “Brigidine Diana” from She Who Dwells…
Loreena McKennitt “All Souls Night (NFTA Live)” from Nights from the Alhambra
Kiva “Battle Of Evermore” from Out of the Corner of the Eye
Donna Ulisse “In the Good Old Days When Times Were Bad” from Showin’ My Roots
Alecia Nugent “Hillbilly Goddess”
Judy Reagan “Hollywood Haircut” from Old Friends
Audra Mae “Happiest Lamb”
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts “DIFFERENT” from Unvarnished
Scary Cherry and the Bang Bangs “GIRL”
Patty Griffin “Mother Of God” from Silver Bell
Sheryl Crow “Waterproof Mascara” from Feels Like Home
LeAnn Rimes “Just a Girl Like You” from Spitfire
The Preatures “Is This How You Feel?” from Is This How You Feel
Court Yard Hounds “Rock All Night” from Amelita
10,000 Maniacs “Peace Train” from In My Tribe
Salyu “Gruid” from Merkmal
Ulali “MOTHER” from Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women
Emam & Friends “Desert Moon Live” from Voices of the Goddess ]
Waning Moon “Hecate, Goddess of Witches” from Hecate, Goddess of Witches – Single]
Victoria Parks “Song for Samhain” from Wild English Rose ]Joy Tinniswood “Samhain Eve” from Spirit of Albion ]
Kaye Lande “Witches Stew” from Halloween ]
Kristin Lems “The Witches Song” from Equality Road ]
Kristen Lawrence “Souling Song (Samhain Version) [Radio Edit]” from Vampire Empire – Radio Edits from the Halloween Carols ]
Heather Alexander “Samhain” from Life’s Flame
Lisa Thiel “Samhain” from Circle of the Seasons
Kristina Stykos “Raven, Raven” from Raven
Laura Smith “Horses and Plough” from Everything Is Moving
Disappear Fear “Princess and the Honey Bee” from Broken Film
Disappear Fear “Perfect Shade (Blue)” from Broken Film
Nolwenn Leroy “MOONLIGHT SHADOW” from Nolwenn
Della Mae “Maybeline” from This World Oft Can Be
Robin Greenstein “West Coast Swing” from Acousticness
Sara Hickman “Trouble with Boxes” from Shine
Claudia Schmidt “Black Crow” from Bend In the River
Caroline Doctorow “My Sunday House” from Little Lovin’ Darling
Christa Wells “SHINE” from Feed Your Soul

Hollywood Haircut–Remembering the ones who came before

Birdie played this on WMW today…Judy Reagan, “Old Friends” circa 1983. It’s available on vinyl, I guess…Birdie found it on an old cassette tape.

Wish we could find and re-release all of the classics on MP3…It would be much easier to keep them going.

WotW (not the same as Woot) 75th anniversary Oct 30 Event

Not women’s music related,  but I love what radio can do….(via Antenna) and I hope I get to take part in this experiment.

http://www.whrwfm.org/

This Wednesday, October 30, be prepared for the #WOTW75 invasion. From 7:00-10:00 PM EST, participants from across the world, including numerous large groups gathering together for listening parties, will be tuning in to a special 3-hour online radio broadcast commemorating the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater’s “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast (1938). Designed as an experiment in collective radio listening, participants are encouraged to respond on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with the hashtag #WOTW75, creating an archive of real time responses to the event. The heart of this project is the idea of reacting to the play as it “happens,” and to “do” listening in a way that’s both old and new at the same time. (emphasis mine)

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#WOTW75 will revolve around a 3-hour live broadcast streaming online from WHRW, SUNY Binghamton’s student radio station. The first hour of the broadcast (7:00-8:00 PM EST) will feature critical reflections from radio scholars and media historians discussing the legacy of the infamous “panic broadcast.” The second hour (8:00-9:00 PM EST) will consist of a rebroadcast of the original 1938 “War of the Worlds” program. And the third hour (9:00-10:00 PM EST) will include a panel discussion with additional media scholars mixed together with “War of the Worlds”-inspired experimental music and drama performances from Binghamton University’s Radio Drama Division.

This #WOTW75 collective listening experiment is the centerpiece of the six-month long project From Mercury to Mars: Orson Welles on Radio After 75 Years, which is being produced by Antenna: Responses to Media & Culture and Sounding Out!: The Sound Studies Blog.

More details about how to listen and participate will be posted here on Antenna and also on Sounding Out! on the day of the event. In the meantime, please follow the #WOTW75 Twitter account and check out the Facebook group page, where blank posters and e-cards can be downloaded if you wish to host a listening party in your area.

Great googly-moogly…just the thought of what Welles could do if it had social media boggles the mind.

WRC newsletter v.5:10 Oct 25 2013

 

  Volume 5/Issue 10—October 25, 2013


The University of Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library has acquired the literary archives of the poet Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize and poet laureate of Illinois for more than 30 years. Photo courtesy of Nora Brooks Blakely

 


This Week’s Activities @ WRC:

“As a human rights issue, the effort to end violence against women becomes a community’s obligation, not just a good idea.” Charlotte Bunch

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Join us in activities and events throughout the month to become involved in eliminating violence and abuse in our relationships, our homes and in our community! A calendar of events is available here.

 

Monday—October 28 @ 12NOON—Dish It Up | Women’s Resources Center Lunch Series presents: Reframing ‘Women’s Work’/ Radical Compassion as Activism featuring Meadow Jones, PhD Student, Art Education, School of Art + Design. All lunches are free & to open to ALL! Partially funded by SCPF.

Monday—October 28 @ 5:30 to 6:30pm @ Women’s Resources Center—Women on the Move presents: Belly Fit Classes with Instructor, DoMonique Arnold. Belly Fit, a series designed for women-identifying students and part of our Women on the Move Series, consists of fitness classes for students seeking a women-identified workout space for religious or healing-related purposes. These FREE weekly belly dance classes are designed for bodies of all shapes, sizes, and abilities. Dress in clothes that are easy to move around in! The Belly Fit series continues all semester. Should you require any accommodations (assistance with food and seating, large print programs, an ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.); please contact us at your earliest convenience.

Monday—October 28 @ 7pm @ Women’s Resources Center—Hot Topics | Lighting the Path to Citizenship: Local Organizing for Immigration Justice. Co-sponsored by the Champaign-Urbana Immigration Forum, this discussion of local immigration organizing will feature a diversity of speakers, each active in different activist projects for citizenship. Hot Topics Dialogues is a series hosted by the Women’s Resources Center and the YWCA on campus. Hot Topics seeks to provide a space for dialogue on gender and other social identities and social justice–and occurs every 2nd and 4th Mondays 7-9pm. Refreshments will be provided. Event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Gender Action Network and the Champaign-Urbana Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Should you require any additional accommodations (assistance with food and seating, large print programs, ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.), please contact us at your earliest convenience.

Tuesday—October 29 @ 5:30pm @ Asian American Cultural Center; 2nd Floor resource Room, 1210 W. Nevada Street, Urbana—Women’s Support Group. This weekly support group is for women students who have been sexually assaulted/abused or who have been abused within a relationship. The focus is on finding support and learning ways to cope with the emotional trauma of intimate abuse. Call Pat or Molly for more information @ 217.333.3137.

Tuesday—October 29 @ 5:30pm @ Women’s Resources Center— Body Image Action Coalition. Our 6-week discussion group for women and trans* students on race, gender/sexuality, (dis)ability, and body image begins! You must be registered by 9/30/13! Contact Rachel Storm for more information/registration.

Wednesday—October 30 @ 7pm @ Women’s Resources Center—What You Create When You Date: Building and Maintaining Healthy Relationships. Cosponsored by Women’s Resources Center and CHLH 340B / SOCW 350B: CARE Practicum. Join us to learn the signs of an abusive relationship, the cycle of domestic violence, and what a healthy relationship looks like! We will go over specific scenarios and identify whether they are signs of abusive relationships or not, talk about the cycle of domestic violence and why people stay in abusive relationships, speak about specific resources to help those affected by domestic violence, and talk about communication skills that help create happy and strong relationships. Free, everyone welcome!

Thursday–October 31 @ 5:30pm @ Women’s Resources Center—Crafternoons with Noelle Bruce. Join our talented volunteer, Noelle for weekly “Crafternoons” where we’ll tackle a new craft each week- from jewelry making to paper arts, knitting to DIY screenprinting. We’ll also craft cards together as a weekly practice. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to kick back, relax, and craft! Should you require any accommodations (assistance with food and seating, large print programs, an ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.), please contact us at your earliest convenience. Everyone WELCOME!!


Events This Week @ OIIR cultural centers/units:

Saturday—October 26 @ 10am-2pm @ Murphy Lounge, University YMCA –Direct Action Organizing Training. We’ve all heard the saying: “be the change you want to see.” But they never talk about the hardcore planning and power analysis that’s required to bring about that change. Facilitated by writer and advocate Sesali Bowen, this training will help identify practical issues, targets, and allies; in addition to mapping out a winnable strategy to win victories. Come learn some of the basic principles of direct actions, grassroots organizing and change the way you meet adversity! Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP hereThis training is co-sponsored by Diversity & Social Justice Education, Department of Gender & Women’s Studies, and the University YMCA, and paid for in part by the Student Cultural Programming Fee. For more information, contactDiversityEd@illinois.edu.

Monday—October 28 @ 6 pm @ Asian American Cultural Center—CHAI Time Co-hosted by Taiwanese American Student Club (TASC). Join us for our next segment of Chai Time!  CHAI Time is a weekly AACC evening program co-sponsored with a different Registered Student Organization each week. Snacks and tea are provided by the AACC and all students are welcomed to join. This week’s host of Chai Time is Taiwanese American Student Club (TASC). We will be having a segment on Taiwanese Desserts. TASC will hold a live demo on how to make these delicious desserts like mochi! We will be giving out samples douhua as well! Come learn more and have a fun time meeting new people with Taiwanese American Student Club (TASC)!

Tuesday—October 29 @ 12noon @ Asian American Cultural Center; 1210 W. Nevada, U—Food For Thought | How Student Groups Can Respond to Devastating Natural Disasters with Melanie Castillo-Cullather, Asian Culture Center, Indiana University. Free and open to all. Partially funded by SCPF.

Tuesday—October 22 @ 6pm @ La Casa Cultural Latina, Room 116—META: Transferring into AHS. Come, learn the do’s and don’t’s!

Wednesday—October 30 @ 12noon @ Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center; 708 S. Mathews,—Food For The Soul | Black Jeopardy featuring BNAACC Interns. All lunches are free & open to ALL! Partially funded by SCPF.

 

Thursday—October 31 @ 12noon @ La Casa Cultural Latina; 1203 W. Nevada, U—Lunch @ La Casa |Sonic Imagery: El Grito de Don Pedro Albizu Campos—Sandra Ruiz, Latina/Latino Studies, and Robert Ramírez, Theater. All lunches are free & open to ALL! Partially funded by SCPF.

Friday—November 1 @ 12noon @ Native American House; 1206 W. Nevada, U —Chat ‘N Chew |First American Indian Writer: Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, A History & Reading, Robert Parker, American Indian Studies/ English. All lunches are free & open to ALL! Partially funded by SCPF.

This exhibition will run till November 1 @ Asian American Cultural Center—Asian American Cultural Center Celebrates Student-Created “What Do You Care About?” Art Exhibit and Artist Reception. For more information seewww.apavoice.org. The photographs displayed in the exhibit express a multitude of concerns relating to subjects’ racial, ethnic, religious, and gender identities. The goal of the reception is to begin a dialogue amongst the attendees about the various issues addressed in the photographs and how they relate to one another as well as other current issues affecting a multitude of communities. “Our hope is to gather stories and question those stories in a way that connects them to larger issues,” states Julian Ignacio, the moderator of the APA Voice blog. Asian and Pacific Islander students (both domestic and international) represent approximately 30% of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s student population and are also one of the fastest growing college student demographics nationwide. The Asian American Cultural Center will host the “What Do You Care About?” exhibit through November 1, 2013. Once the exhibit concludes, new pictures will continue to be uploaded to the blog at www.apavoice.org. Exhibit hours are Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm. Funded by the Student Cultural Programming Fee & Asian American Cultural Center.

Get to know all events and activities happening at the cultural centers and departments in the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations:http://oiir.illinois.edu/


Out & About on Campus and the CU Community:

Sunday—October 27 @ 12:00pm – 3:30pm @ Uniplace Church University Place Christian Church (403 S. Wright, C – corner of Wright and Springfield—Immigration Celebration! October Immigration Justice month will culminate with a welcoming diversity fair/Interfaith Immigration Justice Service on Sunday, October 27, at University Place Christian Church (403 S. Wright, C – corner of Wright and Springfield). From 12:30-2 there will be a free meal and information tables about what groups in the community (faith based or secular) are doing to foster comprehensive immigration reform and make this an immigrant friendly community. Then at 2 there will be the Interfaith Worship Service. 2:00 pm Sunday, October 27 Interfaith Worship Service at University Place Christian Church, 403 S. Wright, Champaign led by faith leaders from many distinct congregations. It will be a moving conclusion to a month-long effort to lift up the needs of our immigrant neighbors today even as we celebrate the immigrant history of our past.

Please join us for the theatrical screening of the award-winning documentary film, “After Tiller”Sunday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. @ Art Theater Co-Op, 126 Church Street, Champaign, IL, sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center and NARAL Illinois Choice Action Team. “After Tiller” is a groundbreaking portrayal of the doctors who provide later abortion in the wake of the assassination of Dr. George Tiller. An important film that explains and humanizes the work these doctors do. Screening will be followed by a Q& A session and panel. $9 adult. There is a $6 senior and child discount, and a $7 student discount. You must ask for these discounts (for the student discount, provide proper I.D.) to receive discount. Tickets are sold in person at the theater.

 

University YMCA Fall 2013 Friday Forum Schedule: “Rethinking Security: Beyond Mass Incarceration” Taking on a year-long look at the state of security in America, the Fall Friday Forum series, Beyond Mass Incarceration, will peer deeply into current issues revolving around incarceration and will feature expert views on current issues at the local, state, and national levels. Friday Forum is a weekly lecture series held during the fall and spring semesters that strives to raise awareness about national and international trends and events. November 1-Grace Bauer speaks on Families Unlocking Futures: Solutions to the Crisis in Juvenile Justice.


Other News and Information/Opportunities for YOU!

Tuesdays: October 29, November 5, 12, & 19 @ 6 to 9 p.m. @ Sinai Temple of Champaign-Urbana; 3104 W. Windsor Rd., CH—Women’s Basic Rape Aggression Defense Course. Registration Fee: $25. For more information, contact: The Hope Center for Personal Empowerment @ 217-355-1669info@hcpe-il.org or Rape Advocacy, Counseling, & Education Services@ 217-344-6298admin@cu-races.org.

Dads Association Scholarship. The Dads Association will be awarding six scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each.  All undergraduate students are invited to apply (graduate students are ineligible) and the deadline to submit an application isFriday, November 29.  For full details as well as the link to applications students can click the following link: http://illinois.edu/lb/article/349/78223.  If there are any questions students can contact the Illini Union Parent Programs Office at uofiparents@illinois.eduor 217-333-7063.

2013 Black Alumni Network Scholarship. The Illinois Black Alumni Network (BAN), an affiliate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumni Association (UIAA), is awarding $1,000 scholarships for achievement this year (2013-2014). The selected students will possess not only academic excellence, but also excel in at least one other area of College involvement (i.e. student government, clubs, athletics, visual & performing arts, etc.) The selected students will have a proven record of good citizenship on campus with a clean record of social responsibility, (i.e. no disciplinary record, nor negative Dean referrals, or excessive absences.) Students who have met these criteria should submit the attached application on-line before the November 15, 2013 deadline. The application must include current transcript, and an essay detailing achievement, recognition, and any other specific information you would like us to consider. Applications will NOT be accepted after the deadline. DUE NO LATER THAN: November 15, 2013.https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/276604.

 

DiversityEd Paraprofessional Program. Apply today to serve as a workshop facilitator or dialogue course facilitator for DiversityEd. This paraprofessional program provides student the ability to develop interpersonal facilitation skills while deepen an understanding of diversity and social justice issues. Through training courses, students will learn how to develop interactive learning programs in the form of workshops or classroom curriculum! Interested? http://go.illinois.edu/SJEPApplication

Alternative Spring Break is a student-run program of the YMCA sending service trips across the country during all U of I breaks. Fall and Winter applications are currently open, with a variety of trips dealing with a range of social justice issues and environmental concerns. Visit illinoisasb.org to start your fall or winter adventure:) Emailexternal@illinoisasb.org with any questions.

Tunnel of Oppression is a student-run social justice experience. A “tunnel” is constructed and different identity groups are given a chance to talk about their culture, experience, and encounters with Oppression. This year’s event will take placeNovember 11 & 12 4-8pm in SDRP Multipurpose Rooms. Past participating groups include students with disabilities, LGBT students, MA’AT black student union, and Isparc. We are seeking volunteers to be door holders, tour guides, and set up assistants for one or more one hour shifts. Commitment includes a mandatory training on November 7th at 7:30pm in the SDRP. Follow the link or contact Hugo htrevin2@illinois.eduwww.SignUpGenius.com/…/12351997. Volunteer Deadline is Sunday, November 3 @ 11:59pm.

 

December 5-6, 2013 @ University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign—Hip Hop and Punk Feminisms: Genealogy, Theory, Performance

Since their controversial inceptions –controversial not just for their sound or aesthetic, but also in ongoing debates about their origin stories— punk and hip-hop have received significant scholarly attention as objects of study. As insurgent and often incoherent sets of scenes emerging in the 1970s, and in the aftermath of multiple, devastating anti-imperial wars and a global economic restructuring, punk and hip-hop manifested all the contradictions of modernist avant-garde movements – unsentimental and romantic, revolutionary and reactionary, a draw for queers and freaks and the worship of male genius.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Fifteenth Annual Women’s and Gender History Symposium/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. February 27 – March 1, 2014, at the Illini Union in Urbana, Illinois with a Keynote Address by Professor Luise White, University of Florida. Where is the Love? Uncovering Love, Past and Present. The concept of love has historically cast a large shadow, influencing everyday lives, political processes and social structures. We invite all papers that help us conceptualize, historicize, and complicate the themes of love and affective relations, across all time periods (ancient, medieval, and modern), while grounding their analysis in the category of gender and/or the experiences of women. We are looking for papers that consider love in a wide variety of contexts from different parts of the world. Contexts could include familial/filial love, romantic love, queer love, multiracial/inter-communal love, spiritual love and dysfunctional love. The entanglements of love with religion, the nation, comradeship, migration, ideas, and objects are also open for investigation. We also warmly welcome proposals considering the topic of affective studies and methodology, with regard to problems of evidence, archives and historical repression. The experience of love, the desire for intimacy, as well as the willingness to act on affection, have shaped peoples’ interpretations of their world. In the recent past, discourses of coloniality have also reproduced love as the counterfoil to reason and rationality. However, what exactly “love” is—and exactly how historians and other scholars can study it—remains an open question, which we are interested in exploring further. This conference will reconsider love in all its complex forms, and its multiple historical and geographical iterations.

While we do not have a specific spatial focus, we strongly encourage submissions focusing on Non-Western and Indigenous areas, or on pre-modern periods, along with those that employ inter-disciplinary approaches and tools. The keynote address for this year’s symposium will be delivered by Professor Luise White from the Department of History at the University of Florida. A leading scholar of African history, White’s work has contributed to the gendering of labor migration and urbanization. She has also contributed significantly to methodology in the study of the African past, addressing issues concerning oral history and the use of rumor as evidence. White’s 1990 monograph, Comforts of Home: Prostitution in Colonial Nairobi, won the prestigious Melville J. Herskovits Award in African studies. All graduate students interested in presenting at the conference should send their 300-500 word abstracts togendersymp@gmail.com by November 15, 2013. Applicants will be notified by December about whether their paper has been accepted. We look forward to receiving your abstracts!


The campus and community programs/events listed do not reflect the views of Women’s Resources Center or the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations. WRC newsletters are a weekly service designed to provide information and updates on the women’s community and the general campus community. This newsletter is sent out every Friday. Any campus departments, student organizations or community groups that would like to submit events or announcements to the newsletter must submit detailed information, including contact information, to Pat Morey @ pmorey@illinois.edu by Thursday at 12pm (noon).We reserve the right to edit announcements.

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playlist Womyn Making Waves Oct 20 2013-host barb

Anna Laube / If You Build It / Outta My Head / 2006 / Ginkgo
Alice Di Micele / Witch’s Magic / Demons & Angels / 1998 / Alice Otter Music
Linda Valori / I Smell Trouble / Days Like This / 2013 / Leart
Joni Mitchell / Woman of Heart and Mind / For The Roses / 1972 / Asylum
Sj Tucker / Were-Owl / Witchy Ways / 2013 / Skinny White Chick
Nicki Bluhm & the Gamblers / Might Get Blessed / Nicki Bluhm & the Gamblers / 2013 / Little Sur Records
Tanita Tikaram / Feeding the Witches / Lovers In the City / 1988 / EastWest U.K.
Kristen Lems / In the Out Door / Equality Road: In the Out Door / 2007 / Carolsdatter
Kristin Lems / Between 96 and 97 / Oh Mama – Plus! / 2002 / Carolsdatter
Larissa Migachyov / Frog Legs / A Heap of Rags / 2006 / Larissa Migachyov
The Pipettes / ABC / We Are The Pipettes [Bonus Tracks] / 2007 / Cherry Tree
Laura Nyro / Once It Was Alright Now / Eli and the Thirteenth Confession / 1968 / Sony
Lauren Lapointe / Ballerina Girl / Butterfly / 2007 / Lauren LaPointe
The Moaning Myrtles / Choko Ono / What About Myrtle? / 2008 / Cheap Rent
Neko Case / Local Girl / The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You / 2013 / Anti- Records
Ronnie Gilbert & Hollie Near / Agitator / This Train Still Runs / 1996 / Abbe Alice Music
Leslie Fish / The Gods Aren’t Crazy / Avalon Is Risen / 2012 / Prometheus
Nancy Cassidy / Fire in the Night / Memphis / 2013 / Twitter Twatter Music
The Mother folkers / Mama’s Been Drinkin’ / Confluence / 1991 / Propinquity Records
Natalie Merchant / One Fine day / One Fine Day / 1997 / Colombia
Nina Gerber / Learning How to Listen / Not Before Noon / 2001 / Goatscape
Claudia Schmidt / Afternoon on a Woodpile / Midwestern Heart / 1981 / Flying Fish
Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen / The Lady and the Snake / Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen / 2012 / Self Released
Pat Benatar / Invincible / Pat Benatar: greatest hits / 2005 / Capitol
Patty Larkin / Dear Diary / Stranger’s World / 1995 / High Street Records
Susan Werner / Back to the Land / Hayseed / 2013 / Thirty Tigers/RED
Suzi Katz / The People / Suzi Katz / 1991 / Skating Music
Tal Wilkenfeld / Serendipity / Transformation / 2007 / Planet Company Aus/Zoom
Tails Kimberly / Telling Canterbury Tales / Songs of Common Ground / 2012 / Matchwood Media
Tret Fure / The Artist Way / A Piece of the Sky / 2013 / Tomboy Girl
Wanda Jackson / Fujiyama Mama / Rockin’ With Wanda / 1960 / Capitol Nashville
Wool & Grant / President of Women / Wool & Grant / 2013 / Wool & Grant
Meg Christian/Cris Williamson / Ain’t No Mountain High Enough / Meg and Cris at Carnegie Hall / 1982 / Olivia
Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Mosquito / Mosquito / 2013 / DGC/Interscope
Adele / Turning Tables / 21 / 2011 / XL/Columbia
Ferron / Alice Says Yes / Impressionistic (Disc 1) / 2000 / Cherrywood Station
Adie Grey / Samba de Boulongne sur Mer / …how to find a rainbow / 2005 / Hey, Baby! Records
Adina Even-Zohar / Let’s Face the Music and Dance / For The First Time (in a long time) / 2011 / ACUM
Allison Krause / 9 to 5 / Just Because I’m A Woman: The Songs Of Dolly Parton / 2003 / Sugar Hill
Brenda Kahn / Alice / Outside The Beauty Salon / 2005 / Shanachie
All Girl Summer Fun Band / Video Game Heart / 2 / 2003 / K Records

Women’s Resources Center Calendar Oct 18, 2013

 

 

Volume 5/Issue 9—October 18, 2013


“As a human rights issue, the effort to end violence against women becomes a community’s obligation, not just a good idea.” Charlotte Bunch

 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Join us in activities and events throughout the month to become involved in eliminating violence and abuse in our relationships, our homes and in our community! A calendar of events is available here.


This Week’s Activities @ WRC:

Monday—October 21 @ 5:30 to 6:30pm @ Women’s Resources Center—Women on the Move presents: Belly Fit Classes with Instructor, DoMonique Arnold. Belly Fit, a series designed for women-identifying students and part of our Women on the Move Series, consists of fitness classes for students seeking a women-identified workout space for religious or healing-related purposes. These FREE weekly belly dance classes are designed for bodies of all shapes, sizes, and abilities. Dress in clothes that are easy to move around in! The Belly Fit series continues all semester. Should you require any accommodations (assistance with food and seating, large print programs, an ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.); please contact us at your earliest convenience.

Tuesday—October 22 @ 5:30pm @ Asian American Cultural Center; 2nd Floor resource Room, 1210 W. Nevada Street, Urbana—Women’s Support Group. This weekly support group is for women students who have been sexually assaulted/abused or who have been abused within a relationship. The focus is on finding support and learning ways to cope with the emotional trauma of intimate abuse. Call Pat or Molly for more information @ 217.333.3137.

Tuesday—October 22 @ 5:30pm @ Women’s Resources Center— Body Image Action Coalition. Our 6-week discussion group for women and trans* students on race, gender/sexuality, (dis)ability, and body image begins! You must be registered by 9/30/13! Contact Rachel Storm for more information/registration.

Thursday–October 24 @ 5:30pm @ Women’s Resources Center—Crafternoons withNoelle Bruce. Join our talented vulunteer, Noelle for weekly “Crafternoons” where we’ll tackle a new craft each week- from jewelry making to paper arts, knitting to DIY screenprinting. We’ll also craft cards together as a weekly practice. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to kick back, relax, and craft! Should you require any accommodations (assistance with food and seating, large print programs, an ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.), please contact us at your earliest convenience. Everyone WELCOME!!

Thursday–October 24 @ 7pm @ Women’s Resources Center—Sex & Gender Film Series | Crime After Crime with Karla Fischer, Ph.D., J.D., and TBA (law student(s) with experience in domestic violence issues). Crime After Crime is an exclusive documentary film on the legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, a woman imprisoned for over a quarter century due to her connection to the murder of a man who had abused her. She finds her only hope for freedom when two rookie attorneys with no background in criminal law step forward to take her case. Audience discussion after the film led by Karla Fischer, Ph.D., J.D., and TBA (law student(s) with experience in domestic violence issues). Karla Fischer founded and currently directs the Domestic Violence Clinic at the University of Illinois College of Law, where law students assist victims of domestic violence seeking orders of protection and divorces. For the past twenty years, she has served as an expert witness in battered women’s criminal cases, typically when victims have been charged with killing their abusive partners. The Sex + Gender Film Series occurs on Thursdays at the Women’s Resources Center in collaboration with the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, National Organization for Women UIUC Chapter, DiversityEd, and Department of Media and Cinema Studies. Free and open to the public- bring your friends! Should you require any accommodations (assistance with food and seating, large print programs, an ASL interpreter, visual/audio assistance, etc.), please contact us at your earliest convenience. This event is part of the University of Illinois’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee. Free and Open to ALL, refreshments will be served!

 


Events This Week @ OIIR cultural centers/units:

Monday—October 21—Quench – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center —All Fall 2013 lunches will be held in the Women’s Resources CenterQueer Visibility in Hip Hop – Sarah Mowitz, Musicology, German and African American Studies. All lunches are free to open to ALL! Partially funded by SCPF.

 

Tuesday—October 22—Food For Thought – Asian American Cultural Center – 1210 W. Nevada, Urbana—Simplify Your Stress Facilitated by Jennifer Halls-Carson, Wellness Promotion Specialist and Stress Management Coordinator of the McKinley Health Center. Long days mixed with little energy is a stressful combination. Learn to simplify your stress during this interactive workshop using time management skills and relaxation exercises to help reduce tension and leave you feeling ready to take on the day. Partially funded by SCPF.

Tuesday—October 22 @ 2-4pm @ 2nd Floor Levis Faculty Center—Get a Life in Student Affairs: Careers in Student Affairs Expo. Join us as we celebrate National Careers in Student Affairs Month. This is an opportunity for departments within the division to gather and showcase the resources and services we provide to the campus community. We invite you to attend and learn more about the resources provided by a variety of student affairs offices but also speak with student affairs professionals about your potential career in student affairs.

Tuesday—October 22 @ 6pm @ La Casa Cultural Latina, Room 116—META: Transferring into AHS. Come, learn the do’s and don’t’s!

Wednesday—October 23—Food For The Soul – Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center – 708 S. Mathews, Urbana—Food for the Soul | Sexism in the African American Church with Dr. Karen Flynn, Associate Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies.All lunches are free to open to ALL! Partially funded by SCPF.

Thursday—October 24—Lunch @ La Casa – La Casa Cultural Latina- 1203 W. Nevada, Urbana—Use of Social Networking Applications & Sexual Interactions among Latino MSM Xavier Ramirez, Summer Research Opportunity Program. All lunches are free to open to ALL! Partially funded by SCPF.

Friday—October 25 @ 12noon @ WRC; 2nd Floor, 703 S. Wright St, CH— Conversation Café/Diversity & Social Justice Educationpresents: A Campus Divided: Who, where and why we segregate,DiversityEd Social Justice Educators. All lunches are free to open to ALL! Partially funded by SCPF.

 

This exhibition will run till November 1 @ Asian American Cultural Center—Asian American Cultural Center Celebrates Student-Created “What Do You Care About?” Art Exhibit and Artist Reception. For more information see www.apavoice.org. The photographs displayed in the exhibit express a multitude of concerns relating to subjects’ racial, ethnic, religious, and gender identities. The goal of the reception is to begin a dialogue amongst the attendees about the various issues addressed in the photographs and how they relate to one another as well as other current issues affecting a multitude of communities. “Our hope is to gather stories and question those stories in a way that connects them to larger issues,” states Julian Ignacio, the moderator of the APA Voice blog. Asian and Pacific Islander students (both domestic and international) represent approximately 30% of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s student population and are also one of the fastest growing college student demographics nationwide. The Asian American Cultural Center will host the “What Do You Care About?” exhibit through November 1, 2013. Once the exhibit concludes, new pictures will continue to be uploaded to the blog at www.apavoice.org. Exhibit hours are Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm. Funded by the Student Cultural Programming Fee & Asian American Cultural Center.

 

Get to know all events and activities happening at the cultural centers and departments in the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations: http://oiir.illinois.edu/


Out & About on Campus and the CU Community:

Saturday—October 19 @ 2:00–3:30PM @ Knight Auditorium Spurlock Museum—LAKOTA STORIES OF MISCHIEF AND POWER. Long before Loki and Anansi arrived here, the indigenous peoples of “Native America” told stories of Tricksters and Heroes—and they were often the same character! This concert features Iktomi, the Spider, the son of a creator, who can be simultaneously wise and foolish. Said to be the inventor of language and the namer of animals, he can shift his shape, move mountains, or trap himself in his own tricks… Serious messages are often carried by this comical culture hero. ADMISSION: $5. For further information, contact Kim Sheahan at (217) 244-3355 or ksheahan@illinois.edu.

Saturday—October 19 @ 7pm @ Main Lounge of Allen Hall; 1005 W. Gregory Drive, U.—VANG:  A Drama about Recent Immigrant Farmers by Mary Swander and Dennis Chamberlin. A Hmong family who fled Communist bullets and wild tigers through the jungle of Laos and across the Mekong River to the refugee camp in Thailand. A Sudanese man who was thrown into prison in Ethiopia for helping the Lost Boys and was left gasping for air through a crack under the door. A Mexican woman who taught herself English by looking up the meaning of the profane words that were hurled at her at her first job in a meat packing plant. A Dutch boy, dressed as a cowboy, who put the flag of the Netherlands through the paper shredder and declared, “I am an American.” These are some of the characters brought to life in Vang, a drama about recent immigrant farmers. Poet Laureate of Iowa Mary Swander, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Dennis Chamberlin, and ACT Kennedy Center award-winner Matt Foss, collaborate to create a drama called Vang (meaning “garden” or “farm” in Hmong). Swander and Chamberlin documented recent Iowa immigrant farmers. Swander wound their words together to form a verbatim play that captures the immigrants’ journeys to the U.S. Hmong, Mexican, Sudanese, and Dutch immigrants all speak of their struggles, survival skills, and their intense desire to return to the land. Chamberlin took stunning photos of the immigrants in their greenhouses, farms, and dairy barns. Foss added his theatrical brilliance to the production, bringing Vangto life on the stage. And Michael Ching, past executive director of the Memphis opera, composed music to underscore the play’s message. The immigrant farmers in this production came from four continents, speaking over six different languages, with multiple experiences of the world. In their own ways, they adjusted to life in America. Some of these immigrants came to the U.S. as refugees from war-torn parts of the world. Others came fleeing poverty in their homelands. Still others came with money, invited to join agri-business ventures. Many of these immigrants landed in the U.S. and took the only jobs they could find—in meat-packing plants and auto repair shops. But all of these immigrants had grown up on farms and wanted to once again assume the livelihood that they had known in the past, the work that had formed the foundation of their cultural roots. Free and open to the public. Free parking in garage across the street.

 

Monday—October 21 @ 7 pm @ Channing Murray Foundation, 1209 W. Oregon. U.—JUSTICE IN MOTION:  Responding to Changing Needs with Nicaragua’s Poor:  Presentation and Craft Display/Sale. The presenters Kathy and Pat Floerke work for the Center for Development in Central America.  The CDCA seeks to respond to human needs created by poverty in Nicaragua, working towards freedom from poverty, helping communities become self-sufficient, sustainable, democratic entities in such areas as:  sustainable economic development, organic agriculture, education and health care. Fair trade crafts will be on sale at Channing Murray starting at 10:30 a.m.  and also at the time of the evening presentation.

Monday—October 21 @ 5:30pm – 7:30pm @ Room K2 | YMCA—Congo Week (October 21-26, 2013) | Sponsored by Invisible Conflicts & The Y. Monday’s events include a documentary screening of “The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo”; African dance performance, Dancing Machine; panel discussion with Professor Philothe Mwamba Kabasele and Ornella Ngamboa. Visit  http://congoweek.org/ for more information on Congo Week.

University YMCA Fall 2013 Friday Forum Schedule: “Rethinking Security: Beyond Mass Incarceration” Taking on a year-long look at the state of security in America, the Fall Friday Forum series, Beyond Mass Incarceration, will peer deeply into current issues revolving around incarceration and will feature expert views on current issues at the local, state, and national levels. Friday Forum is a weekly lecture series held during the fall and spring semesters that strives to raise awareness about national and international trends and events. October 25-Erica Meiners: Ending our Expertise? Feminisms, the ‘prison crisis’ and abolition

Sunday—October 27 @ 12:00pm – 3:30pm @ Uniplace Church University Place Christian Church (403 S. Wright, C – corner of Wright and Springfield—Immigration Celebration! October Immigration Justice month will culminate with a welcoming diversity fair/Interfaith Immigration Justice Service on Sunday, October 27, at University Place Christian Church (403 S. Wright, C – corner of Wright and Springfield). From 12:30-2 there will be a free meal and information tables about what groups in the community (faith based or secular) are doing to foster comprehensive immigration reform and make this an immigrant friendly community. Then at 2 there will be the Interfaith Worship Service. 2:00 pm Sunday, October 27 Interfaith Worship Service at University Place Christian Church, 403 S. Wright, Champaign led by faith leaders from many distinct congregations. It will be a moving conclusion to a month-long effort to lift up the needs of our immigrant neighbors today even as we celebrate the immigrant history of our past.

Wednesday—October 23 @ 4pm @ Latzer Hall, University YMCA, 1006 S. Wright, CH—The Chilean 9/11 Tour: 40 Years of Struggle: a Panel & Performance Tour with Chilean Torture Survivors and Human Rights Activists.

Wednesday—October 23 @ 7pm @ Latzer Hall, University YMCA, 1006 S. Wright, CH—Chilean 9/11 Concert with Rebel Diaz.

La Casa Cultural Latina, the University YMCA, and the Student Cultural Programming Fee present two events around the 40th Anniversary of the Chilean Coup. Both events are free and open to the public. Description follows: 9/11/13 marks 40 years since the bloody coup that changed the lives of millions in Chile, Latina America and beyond. The Chilean 9/11 tour creates an intergenerational dialogue between survivors of Pinochet’s torture camps and second generation Chilean political exiles for a panel discussion and performance touching on personal testimony, the legacy of the 9/11 coup on the U.S. Latina/o landscape, and the struggle for human rights in Chile, the U.S. and beyond. The panel will be followed by performance by an evening performance of the acclaimed political hip-hop group Rebel Diaz. The panel will include: Victor Toro spent more than 3 years as a political prisoner in Chile, persecuted for his role as a founder and leader of the Movement of the Revolutionary Left (MIR). Toro was exiled and settled in New York where he cofounded La Peña del Bronx, a grassroots community organization that advocates for immigrant rights and the poor, he is currently fighting a deportation case in which U.S, prosecutors are seeking to criminalize him for his past as a leader of MIR; Nieves Ayress has been documented as the most tortured female prisoner during the Pinochet regime. Depsite her gruesome experiences, she continues to speak publicly about her past, demanding justice and denouncing violence against women worldwide. She is co-founder of Trabajadores por La Paz, a New York-based collective of women organizing around issues of domestic violence; Mario Venegas was exiled to England after more than 2 years spent in Pinochet’s torture camps, persecuted for his role in the Movement of the Revolutionary Left (MIR). A trained chemist, Venegas eventually settled in the U.S. with his family, Mario has continued to be a tireless advocate for human rights, co-sounding the Illinois Coalition Against Torture and speaking nationally for Amnesty International USA’s Campaign Against Torture.

Rebel Diaz will present the hip hop show following the panel. Fronted by the sons of Chilean political refugees, MC’s Rod-Starz and MC/producer G1, Rebel Diaz shows us the true global power of Hip-Hop. Whether sharing the stage with the likes of Mos Def, Public Enemy, or Calle 13, the bilingual crew has taken the international community by storm with explosive live shows. Multiple tours throughout Europe and Latin America have solidified their international appeal. With roots in Chicago and now based in South Bronx, Rebel Diaz has also piqued the interest of the academic community with their poignant social commentary and energetic performances. They have spent the last seven years visiting dozens of colleges and universities, facilitating workshops, speaking on panels, and performing at national conferences. In 2008, they founded RDACBX, a youth community arts center in the South Bronx, NY. Rod-Starz is an alum of the university. While on campus, he was involved in human rights and grassroots organizing campaigns. Since leaving, Rebel Diaz has performed and contributed to Latina/o outreach events, most recently as keynote speakers and performers at the La Casa-sponsored Latina/o Youth Conference which promotes higher education as an issue of social justice.

Wednesday—October 23 @ 7:00pm @ Allen Hall/Unit One | 1005 West Gregory Drive Urbana—Music of the Civil Rights Movement: Lecture Demonstration / Participation. Explore key elements that made the Civil Rights Movement so uniquely powerful. Learn songs that were the soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement and learn how to lead the songs. No experience is necessary. Ysaye Barnwell will be a Unit One/Allen Hall Guest-in-Residence October 22-24, 2013. Ysaye Barnwell performed with the internationally acclaimed a cappella quintet, Sweet Honey In The Rock for over 30 years.

Thursday—October 24 @ 4:00 to 6:00pm @ Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library– Grand Opening: Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library.Enjoy a cupcake and punch in the Marshall Gallery and stay for a tour of the newly renovated SSHEL North and SSHEL South. Guided tours will begin outside SSHEL North at 4:00, 4:15, 5:00 and 5:15pm. Dean John Wilkin will provide brief remarks around 4:40.


Other News and Information/Opportunities for YOU!

Tuesdays: October 29, November 5, 12, & 19 @ 6 to 9 p.m. @ Sinai Temple of Champaign-Urbana; 3104 W. Windsor Rd., CH—Women’s Basic Rape Aggression Defense Course. Registration Fee: $25. For more information, contact: The Hope Center for Personal Empowerment @ 217-355-1669info@hcpe-il.org or Rape Advocacy, Counseling, & Education Services@ 217-344-6298admin@cu-races.org.

Dads Association Scholarship. The Dads Association will be awarding six scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each.  All undergraduate students are invited to apply (graduate students are ineligible) and the deadline to submit an application isFriday, November 29.  For full details as well as the link to applications students can click the following link:http://illinois.edu/lb/article/349/78223.  If there are any questions students can contact the Illini Union Parent Programs Office at uofiparents@illinois.edu or 217-333-7063.

2013 Black Alumni Network Scholarship. The Illinois Black Alumni Network (BAN), an affiliate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alumni Association (UIAA), is awarding $1,000 scholarships for achievement this year (2013-2014). The selected students will possess not only academic excellence, but also excel in at least one other area of College involvement (i.e. student government, clubs, athletics, visual & performing arts, etc.) The selected students will have a proven record of good citizenship on campus with a clean record of social responsibility, (i.e. no disciplinary record, nor negative Dean referrals, or excessive absences.) Students who have met these criteria should submit the attached application on-line before the November 15, 2013 deadline. The application must include current transcript, and an essay detailing achievement, recognition, and any other specific information you would like us to consider. Applications will NOT be accepted after the deadline. DUE NO LATER THAN: November 15, 2013. https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/276604.

 

Direct Action Organizing Training. Saturday, October 26th 10am-2pm in the Murphy Lounge, University YMCA. We’ve all heard the saying: “be the change you want to see.” But they never talk about the hardcore planning and power analysis that’s required to bring about that change. Facilitated by writer and advocate Sesali Bowen, this training will help identify practical issues, targets, and allies; in addition to mapping out a winnable strategy to win victories. Come learn some of the basic principles of direct actions, grassroots organizing and change the way you meet adversity! Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP hereThis training is co-sponsored by Diversity & Social Justice Education, Department of Gender & Women’s Studies, and the University YMCA, and paid for in part by the Student Cultural Programming Fee. For more information, contact DiversityEd@illinois.edu.

 

DiversityEd Paraprofessional Program. Apply today to serve as a workshop facilitator or dialogue course facilitator for DiversityEd. This paraprofessional program provides student the ability to develop interpersonal facilitation skills while deepen an understanding of diversity and social justice issues. Through training courses, students will learn how to develop interactive learning programs in the form of workshops or classroom curriculum! Interested? http://go.illinois.edu/SJEPApplication

Alternative Spring Break is a student-run program of the YMCA sending service trips across the country during all U of I breaks. Fall and Winter applications are currently open, with a variety of trips dealing with a range of social justice issues and environmental concerns. Visit illinoisasb.org to start your fall or winter adventure:) Email external@illinoisasb.org with any questions.

Tunnel of Oppression is a student-run social justice experience. A “tunnel” is constructed and different identity groups are given a chance to talk about their culture, experience, and encounters with Oppression. This year’s event will take place November 11 & 12 4-8pm in SDRP Multipurpose Rooms. Past participating groups include students with disabilities, LGBT students, MA’AT black student union, and Isparc. We are seeking volunteers to be door holders, tour guides, and set up assistants for one or more one hour shifts. Commitment includes a mandatory training on November 7that 7:30pm in the SDRP. Follow the link or contact Hugo htrevin2@illinois.edu.  www.SignUpGenius.com/…/12351997.Volunteer Deadline is Sunday, November 3 @ 11:59pm.

Nominations for the Celebration of Diversity. Inclusive Illinois is now accepting nominations for the annual Larine Y. Cowan “Make a Difference” Awards. The awards honor campus community members who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to promoting diversity and inclusion on campus in the following areas:  Advocacy for LGBT Affairs; Excellence in Access & Accommodations; Leadership in Diversity; and Teaching & Mentoring in Diversity.  Nomination form and criteria are online at http://diversity.illinois.edu/makeadiffaward.html. Deadline to submit a nomination is October 21, 2013.

2014 Outstanding Asian American Alumni Award: This award was established in 2005 to recognize alumni of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who have distinguished themselves through (1) outstanding contributions to the Asian American community, and (2) exceptional success in their professional careers, and (3) meritorious service supporting the mission of the University. As in past years, a panel of students, alumni, faculty, and staff will determine the selection. Nominations will be considered for three years if NOT selected for the award this year.  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2014 Outstanding Asian American Alumni Award will be presented at the annual Asian American Leadership Awards Ceremony to be held Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Campbell Alumni Center. Nomination Guidelines: 1.    Write a 1-2 page letter describing how the nominee meets the criteria for the award as listed above.  Supporting documents are encouraged. 2.    Nominators must include their own contact information including full name and  e-mail address. 3.    Nominations should be emailed as an attached Word document to aacc@illinois.edu by Friday, October 25, 2014. 4.    Questions may be directed to aacc@illinois.edu. Past Recipients: 2013 Civil rights lawyer Karin Wang; 2012 Community organizer Ho Chie Tsai; 2011 Interfaith organizer Eboo Patel; 2010 Spoken word artist Kelly Tsai; 2009 Gymnastics coach Yoshi Hayasaki; 2008 Chinese American studies pioneer Betty Lee Sung; 2007 Dean of Asian American journalists K.W. Lee; 2006 Film director Ang Lee and medical researcher Jane Lin; 2005 Journalist Iris Chang.

 

December 5-6, 2013 @ University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign—Hip Hop and Punk Feminisms: Genealogy, Theory, Performance

Since their controversial inceptions –controversial not just for their sound or aesthetic, but also in ongoing debates about their origin stories— punk and hip-hop have received significant scholarly attention as objects of study. As insurgent and often incoherent sets of scenes emerging in the 1970s, and in the aftermath of multiple, devastating anti-imperial wars and a global economic restructuring, punk and hip-hop manifested all the contradictions of modernist avant-garde movements – unsentimental and romantic, revolutionary and reactionary, a draw for queers and freaks and the worship of male genius.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Fifteenth Annual Women’s and Gender History Symposium/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. February 27 – March 1, 2014, at the Illini Union in Urbana, Illinois with a Keynote Address by Professor Luise White, University of Florida. Where is the Love? Uncovering Love, Past and Present. The concept of love has historically cast a large shadow, influencing everyday lives, political processes and social structures. We invite all papers that help us conceptualize, historicize, and complicate the themes of love and affective relations, across all time periods (ancient, medieval, and modern), while grounding their analysis in the category of gender and/or the experiences of women. We are looking for papers that consider love in a wide variety of contexts from different parts of the world. Contexts could include familial/filial love, romantic love, queer love, multiracial/inter-communal love, spiritual love and dysfunctional love. The entanglements of love with religion, the nation, comradeship, migration, ideas, and objects are also open for investigation. We also warmly welcome proposals considering the topic of affective studies and methodology, with regard to problems of evidence, archives and historical repression. The experience of love, the desire for intimacy, as well as the willingness to act on affection, have shaped peoples’ interpretations of their world. In the recent past, discourses of coloniality have also reproduced love as the counterfoil to reason and rationality. However, what exactly “love” is—and exactly how historians and other scholars can study it—remains an open question, which we are interested in exploring further. This conference will reconsider love in all its complex forms, and its multiple historical and geographical iterations. While we do not have a specific spatial focus, we strongly encourage submissions focusing on Non-Western and Indigenous areas, or on pre-modern periods, along with those that employ inter-disciplinary approaches and tools. The keynote address for this year’s symposium will be delivered by Professor Luise White from the Department of History at the University of Florida. A leading scholar of African history, White’s work has contributed to the gendering of labor migration and urbanization. She has also contributed significantly to methodology in the study of the African past, addressing issues concerning oral history and the use of rumor as evidence. White’s 1990 monograph, Comforts of Home: Prostitution in Colonial Nairobi, won the prestigious Melville J. Herskovits Award in African studies. All graduate students interested in presenting at the conference should send their 300-500 word abstracts to gendersymp@gmail.com by November 15, 2013. Applicants will be notified by December about whether their paper has been accepted. We look forward to receiving your abstracts!


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