Updates from the Institute, 2/7

February 7, 2013

Good afternoon! Please find all relevant updates from the Global Women’sInstitute below. Submissions for the newsletter are greatly appreciated. If there’s something you would like sent out with the GWI Weekly Newsletter, please email us at gwomen@gwu.edu.


TOMORROW, February 8th 
In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of GW's Partnership with the Bokamoso Youth Centre in Winterveldt, South Africa: 
4:00-5:30pm-- Focus on Violence Against Women & Girls: An Interactive Workshop
Marvin Center Betts Theatre, Admission is free
6:00-7:00pm-- Reception – with the Bokamoso youth and special guests 
Great Hall of the Marvin Center, Suggested donation -- $20
RSVP gwomen@gwu.edu
7:30pm-- Benefit performance featuring youth from the Bokamoso Youth Centre, 
Winterveldt, South Africa
Marvin Center Betts Theatre, Students/Seniors -- $10; General Admission -- $35

Thursday, February 14th  
At 12pm in University Yard GWI will be leading a **FLASHMOB** in support of the V-Day One Billion Rising campaign, which raises awareness around global gender violence. We will be dancing to this year's campaign anthem: Break the Chain. Dancing will only be about five minutes...so come on out and let's show strength in numbers! If you'd like to learn the dance beforehand, we will hold open practice sessions on Monday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 13 from 12pm-1pm in the 5th floor Marvin Center practice space. You can also learn the choreography here. It's going to be a ton of fun!

Friday, February 15th
GWI is joining a number of important campus partners to screen the film Austin Unbound, which follows the story and reflections of deaf transman, Austin, on his personal journey. The free screening will take place in Marvin Center 403 at 5:30pm, and will be followed by a Q&A panel featuring director/producer of the film Eliza Greenwood, a GW alumna! Read more about the event here.  

Tuesday, February 19th
Join us from 4pm-6pm in the 1957 E St. City View Room on the 7th floor for Women's Political Empowerment in an Era of Backlash: A Movement Building Perspective. This is a panel presentation held in concert with Just Associates (JASS) and the Women’s Studies department. Click here to read more.


Wednesday, February 13th
Join Promundo at the Open Society Foundations (1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW) from 10:30am-12:30pm for In the Wake of War: Men, SGBV and Post-Conflict Settings. The event will include panelist presentations, Q&A, and an informal discussion. Lunch will be provided. Read more about this event and register here

Thursday, February 14th  
Join the School of Public Health and Health Services, the Breast Cancer Fund and the Heinz Center for a spirited and thought-provoking discussion about new evidence linking toxic chemical exposure to breast cancer and preventive next steps. The discussion will be held in the Jack Morton Auditorium from 3pm-5pm. To read more about this event and register for free, click here.

Thursday, February 28th
Please join the Department of History for the lecture "Emancipation and Equality: A Genealogy" presented by Professor Joan Wallach Scott of the Institute for Advanced Study. Professor Scott will present her recent research on gender and women’s history. The lecture will be held in Marvin Center 307 from 4pm-5:30pm. For more information on this event, please contact Professor Andrew Zimmerman.


Team Leader, Women’s Rights
Crossroads International. Toronto, ON, Canada
Are you an enthusiastic leader with experience developing innovative programming and partnerships in Africa to advance women’s rights? Crossroads International is currently seeking a bilingual Team Leader to lead its women’s rights programming in West and Southern Africa. Click here for more details on qualifications and how to apply.