Panels to explore contemporary issues in gender, sexuality studies
Panel discussions on contemporary issues in women, gender and sexuality studies will be offered on Wednesday nights in November as part of a service learning component to WGS100: Introduction to Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Organized by teams of students enrolled in the course, the panels will take place in the McKillop Library atrium and are open to the University community as well as the general public.
Dates, times and topics are as follows:
“Talking about LGBTQ+ Issues”
5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9
Speakers from the LGBTQ+ community in Rhode Island and Salve Regina’s Alliance will address different issues in the LGBTQ+ world and take questions from the audience.
“Consent: Let’s Talk”
7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16
Panelists will discuss consent and sexual assault on college campuses. The event will include representatives from Day One, Rhode Island’s trauma resource center; Dr. Anthony LoPresti, associate professor in the Department of Religious and Theological Studies; and Morgan Raynor, an area coordinator at Salve Regina.
“Baby Hairs and Afros: How Race and Gender Intertwine”
7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30
Panelists will focus on intersectionality in regard to the experiences of black women within the sphere of feminism. The goal is to shed light on the topic and the history of intersectionality and how it affects black women in their daily lives.
For more information, call Dr. Donna Harrington-Lueker, professor in the Department of English and Communications, at (401) 341-3234.