Fall 2015 Lyceum Lecture Series

Imagine a World Without Sexual and Gender-Based Violence!

The Fall 2015 Lyceum Lecture series is sponsored by the Lee Honors College as a companion to the continuing Raise Your Voice series. WMU faculty and community experts will address gendered violence in college life, at work, in the family, on the street and in other institutions, and how we can achieve a world without gender-based violence.

All lectures are free and open to the community. Light refreshments provided. Lectures will be held Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Lee Honors College lounge, unless otherwise noted.

Campus and Workplace Sexual Dating Violence

Sept. 16

"Origins of Gendered Violence in the Patriarchy"

 Dr. Joetta Carr, Gender and Women's Studies

Sept. 23

"Know Your Nine!"

Wagatwe Wanjuki, Survivor, Activist, Writer

Sept. 30

"On F.I.R.E. (Fighting Ignorance and Rape through Education): Part of the Solution"

Amber Mosley, Sexual Assault Prevention Education Coordinator, Sindecuse Health Center

Oct. 7

"Hearing Voices: Re/collecting a Femicide"

Gail Griffin, Professor Emerita, Kalamazoo College

Gendered Violence in LGBTQ Communities

Oct. 14

"The Dangers of InvisibiliT: Exploring Gendered Violence through the Transgender Experience"

Jay Maddock, Executive Director, The Resource Center

Oct. 21

"Preventing Gay, Lesbian and Trans Suicides: Innovative Strategies"

Dr. Kathy Lewis Ginebaugh, Interdisciplinary Health Services, and Dr. Karen VanDeusen, School of Social Work

Reproductive Violence

Oct. 28

"Maternal and Child Health Outcomes of Intimate Partner Violence"

Dr. Nicholas Andreadis, Dean Emeritus, Lee Honors College

Nov. 4

"Abortion Clinic Violence and Control of Women's Bodies"

Dr. Ashlynn Kuersten, Gender and Women's Studies

Agencies Address Gendered Violence

Nov. 11

"Domestic Assault and Sexual Assault Programs in Kalamazoo"

Grace Lubwama, Kalamazoo YWCA

Nov. 18

"Imprisoned Realities: Battered Women's Identity Negotiation and Implications for Systems Change"

Dr. Jessica Edel-Harrelson, Executive Director SIREN/Eaton Shelter

Transnational Perspectives on Gendered Violence

Dec. 2

"Eradicating Gendered Violence in Burkina Faso & Kenya"

Dr. Mariam Konate, Gender and Women's Studies, and Fredah Mainah, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Dec. 9

"Invisible Victims: Violence Against Women and Children and The Syrian Refugee Crisis"

Dr. Angie Moe, Sociology