Events Calendar


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August 2013


September 2013

September 12 (Thursday):
Women's Center and LGBTQA Resource Center Open Houses (340 and 346 Nebraska Union)

Creighton Center for Health Policy and Ethics Women and Health Lecture, Natasha Trethewey (2012 US Poet Laureate), 7:00pm, Joslyn Art Museum Witherspoon Concert Hall, Omaha.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register online at

September 16 (Monday):
WGS Colloquium, 3:30pm Nebraska Union (Room Posted)

September 23 (Monday):
"Overlooked: Katherine Hastings' Literary Patronage" Catherine Medici and "Heathens Ravaging Christendon" Paul Strauss, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Lecture, 5pm, Dudley Bailey Library 228 Andrews Hall.

September 25 (Wednesday):
Alta Garcia Worker's Tour, 7:00pm 104 Hamilton Hall.
Two garment workers from the Dominican Republic are traveling to UNL to share their experiences working in the textile industry. These workers work in Alta Gracia, a unique contrast to the regularly unjust conditions in garment factories. See the event page for more details.

September 26 (Thursday):
Youth and Gender Media Film event with film maker Jonathan Skurnik, “I’m Just Anneke” and “The Family Journey,”  The Ross, 7pm

October 2013

October 1-11:
“Fearless” and “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Jeff Sheng photographs, Rotunda Gallery, Nebraska Union

October 2 (Wednesday):
“Hear the Human Story Behind the Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’” Eric Alva, 7:00-9:00pm, Nebraska Union Auditorium

October 3 (Thursday):
"Meditations onf Medieval Women: Poems Inspired by Art," Christine Stewart-Nunez, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Mary Martin McLaughllin Memorial Lecture, 5pm Great Plains Art Museum 1155 Q Street.

October 4 (Friday):
Rotunda Gallery First Friday Reception for “Fearless” and “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

October 10 (Thursday):
Miss Representation, Film Screening and Panel Discussion, Nebraska Union Auditorium, 7:00pm.
This 90-minute film “explores how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in influential positions in America and challenges the media’s limiting and open disparaging portrayals of women, which make it difficult for the average girl to see herself as powerful." The film will be followed by a panel discussion with educational leaders.

Allyship: Championing Inclusion on Your Campus,” Hudson Taylor, West Stadium, Club Level 3, 7:30pm

October 11 (Friday):
Crossing: A Memoir, Deidre McCloskey, 10:30am,  LGBTQA Resource Center (346 Nebraska Union)

October 12 (Saturday):
SlutWalk Lincoln, 12:00pm, Steps, North Side of Capitol Building, Lincoln.
Why SlutWalk? Because the only people to blame for sexual violence are people who commit acts of sexual violence. Please join us in taking steps to end the victim shame cycle. We will begin with speakers on the Capitol steps, then march through downtown. We will end our march back at the Capitol where everyone attending will be invited to speak during open-mic time. For more information please visit our Facebook page SlutWalk Lincoln and check out our event.

For more information please visit our Facebook page SlutWalk Lincoln and check out our event!
October 14 (Monday):
Campus Safety Lunch & Learn, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Nebraska Union (Room Posted).
UNL Police Officers Koan Nissen and Dave Dibelka lead a discussion about your campus safety concerns. Learn how UNL Police Department resources work with UNL community members to create a safer campus. Bring your questions and bring your lunch. This event is part of Week Without Violence.

Women Write Resistance, 7:00pm, Nebraska Union (Room Posted).
Dr. Laura Madeline Wiseman and other authors read their works from “Women Write Resistance,” an anthology of poetry that celebrates the utilization of transformative art in the movement against gender violence. This event is part of Week Without Violence.

October 15 (Tuesday):
Campus Responses to Relationship Violence, 12:00 pm, Nebraska Union (Room Posted).
A Brown Bag Discussion co-sponsored by the Ethics Center about responding to disclosure of abuse in the classroom or other campus settings. To register and reserve lunch, email Adam R. Thompson at by 4pm on October 9th. This event is part of Week Without Violence.

October 16 (Wednesday):
Writing and Story Telling Workshop, Kit Yan, (Trans* Asian Spoken Word Artist and Slam Poet) 3:00pm, Nebraska Union.
Please RSVP to the LGBTQA Resource Center (, 402-472-1625), space is limited for this workshop.

Kit Yan Performance, 8:00pm, Nebraska Union Auditorium

Dish It Up: Take Back the Night, 6:30 - 8pm, Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
Sponsored by OASIS & Sigma Psi Zeta, Participate in an open discussion about relationship and and gender violence in today’s society (refreshments provided). After, we will be raising awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault by releasing balloons out on the Union Plaza following a moment of silence. This event is part of Week Without Violence.

October 17 (Thursday):
11th Annual LGBTQA History Month Dinner, 5:30pm-6:30pm pre-dinner social, seating at 6:30pm, program at 7pm, at The Cornhusker Hotel.

Voices of Hope Open House and Vigil 5:30 - 7:30pm, Voices of Hope, 2545 N St.
Learn about Voices of Hope programs and services at the Open House from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. At 7:30 pm, a Candlelight Vigil will commemorate the lives lost to relationship violence. This event is part of Week Without Violence.

October 25 (Friday):
Guys and Dolls Drag Show, 7:00pm, Centennial Room, Nebraska Union.

October 28 (Monday):
WGS Colloquium, "Socio, Political, and Medical Impacts on transgender Health: National Patterns and Local Experience"
Jay Irwin, (Sociology, University of Nebraska at Omaha) and Christopher Fisher, (College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center), 3:30-5:00pm Nebraska Union (Room Posted).

Kristin’s Story,  7:00 pm, Nebraska Union Auditorium
Sponsored by Alpha Chi Omega and Delta Delta Delta. Kristin Cooper, a 20 year old college student, committed suicide after being raped by a friend. Come hear what her mother, Andrea, wants college men and women to learn from Kristin's story. This event is part of Week Without Violence.

November 2013

November 4-8, Men@Nebraska Week
November 4 (Monday):
"The Man Box" Nebraska Union Square, 12:00-1:30pm.
Experience a life-sized representation of the stereotypes that limit men’s lives. This event is part of Men@Nebraska Week.

November 5 (Tuesday):
"Man Up: Cracking the Code of Modern Manhood," Carlos Andrés Gómez, Nebraska Union Auditorium, 7:30pm.
Award-winning poet, actor, and writer Carlos Andrés Gómez is a supremely gifted storyteller with a captivating voice whose power resonates both on the live stage and on the written page. This event is part of Men@Nebraska Week.

November 6 (Wednesday):
"Dish it Up: Men of Color's Experineces in Higher Education," Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Ubuntu Room, 11:30am-1:00pm.
A lively discussion about academic and social life involving men of color here at UNL. This event is part of Men@Nebraska Week.

November 7 (Thursday):
Men and Masculinities Scholar Poster Presentation, 11:00am-2:00pm, Nebraska Union Colonial Room.
Learn about research being done by UNL students and faculty about men and masculinities. Drop in anytime during this event. This event is part of Men@Nebraska Week.

"Mary Stewart: Black Widow or Sincere Mourner," Aylson Alvarez, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Lecture Series, Bailey Library 226 Andrews Hall, 5:00pm.

November 8 (Friday):
Men's Health Brown Bag Luncheon, 11:30am-1:00pm, Nebraska Union Colonial Room.
Bring your lunch and participate in a presentation and discussion about men’s health issues with Lee Heerten, Wellness Educator for Sexual Health, and Michael Butchko, M.A., Doctoral Student in Counseling Psychology. This event is part of Men@Nebraska Week.

December 2013

January 2014

February 2014

February 3 (Monday):
"Saving the Muslim Woman," Basuli Deb (English & Women’s and Gender Studies, UNL) 3:30pm, Nebraska Union (Room Posted)
The Women’s and Gender Studies Spring Colloquium Series begins on Feb. 3 at 3:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union (room posted) with a presentation by Dr. Basuli Deb, who will discuss her work on transnational feminism and the War on Terror. The talk, “Saving the Muslim Woman” is free and open to the public.

February 5 (Wednesday):
SAGE Meeting, 8:15pm, Location TBA
See the SAGE facebook feed for updates.

February 6 (Thursday):
UHC Speaker Series, Morgan Beal (UNL SCC Victim Advocate/Prevention Specialist), 7:00pm, Nebraska Union (Room Posted)
Morgan Beal, a UNL and SCC Victim Advocate/Prevention Specialist will speak on sexual assault and domestic violence towards women.  The speaker will be followed by a panel and representative from the Counseling and Psychological Services department from the Health Center.

February 10 (Monday):
James Johnson, international criminal courts expert, 3:30pm, Oldfather Hall, Room 638
An UNL alum and expert on international criminal courts, Johnson worked directly with the special criminal court for Sierra Leone.  This court, through a special chamber, tried and convicted Charles Taylor the former President of Liberia for human rights violations in the civil war in neighboring Sierra Leone.  Taylor is now incarcerated in the UK.  Johnson is also familiar with other international criminal courts, including the permanent ICC which sits at the Hague and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda which sits at Arusha in Tanzania. His talk will be of interest to those who follow international relations, African affairs, gender studies, and law and criminal justice.  He is a good example of how one can translate a UNL education into a legal career.

Johnson is also giving a public lecture at the Law College at noon on Monday, February 10.

February 11 (Tuesday):
M@N film screening, Tough Guise 2, 7pm-9pm, Nebraska Union Pewter Room
The Men at Nebraska (M@N) student organization is hosting a screening of Tough Guise 2, by Jackson Katz, world-renowned author and scholar on men and masculinities. Tough Guise 2 is the long-awaited update of the 1999 video that demonstrates the conflicts that exist within American society concerning masculine identities and the violent, homophobic and sexist messages that are presented to men and boys as normal masculine behaviors. Men At Nebraska members will facilitate a discussion after the video.

February 12 (Wednesday):
“The Politics of Language: Racial Slurs and American Society”, 3:30-5:00 pm, Nebraska Union Colonial Room
A faculty panel sponsored by Ethnic Studies, with Dr. Thomas C. Gannon, Associate Professor of English and Ethnic Studies; Dr. Kwakiutl L. Dreher, Associate Professor of English and Ethnic Studies; and Dr. James A. Garza, Associate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies.

February 12 (Wednesday) and February 13 (Thursday):
"Let Us Eat Cake,"Wednesday, Feb. 12, 12:30pm-2pm, and Thursday, Feb. 13, 11:30am-2pm, Nebraska East Union
The LGBTQA Resource Center is offering free cake to promote marriage equality.

February 19 (Wednesday):
Lioness Film Showing, 7:00pm, 200 Nebraska Union
How did a group of female support soldiers-mechanics, supply clerks and engineers-end up fighting alongside the Marines in some of the bloodiest counterinsurgency battles of the Iraq war? Find out in Lioness, a film about female combat veterans. Free and open to the public. Discussion after the film facilitated by Kim Moore, 26 year Army Veteran and Licensed Mental Health Practitioner for the Lincoln Vet Center.

February 25 (Tuesday):
“Gender Politics in Cuba after 1991”, 3:30pm, Modern Language Resource Center - 1126 OLDH
Please join the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures for the a talk presented by Jonathan Dettman, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages, UNK.

February 27 (Thursday):
“Humanomics: Or, Why Neo-Classical, Neo-Marxist, Neo-Institutionalist Views of History and the Economy are Wrong,” 5:30pm, Sheldon
Deirdre McCloskey, Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Professor McCloskey has authored 16 books and over 400 scholarly pieces on topics ranging from technical economics and statistics to transgender advocacy and ethic (

February 28 (Friday):
Discussion with Deirdre McCloskey, hosted by the LBGTQA Resource Center, 9:30am-11:00am, Location TBA
McCloskey will discuss her New York Times bestselling memoir, Crossing (1999), in which she recounts her experience of male-female “crossing”:

March 2014

March 6 (Thursday):
Miss Representation Film Screening, 7:00pm, Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St, Suite 102, Lincoln
Part of the Voices of Change Social Documentary Series, a documentary series focused on current issues affecting women locally and globally. A community discusion will follow the film.

March 7 (Friday):
Women’s & Gender Studies Student Conference: “No Limits 2014,
9:30am-5:30pm, University of Nebraska, Kearney 
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Shireen Roshanravan (Kansas State University) will speak on “Intersectionality, Integrity and Coalitional Becomings.” No Limits is a Student Research Conference dedicated to crossing boundaries between disciplines and exploring a wide range of women's and gender issues, open to undergraduate, graduate and recent graduate students throughout the region.

March 13 (Thursday):
Girl Rising Film Screening, 7:00pm, Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St, Suite 102, Lincoln
Part of the Voices of Change Social Documentary Series, a documentary series focused on current issues affecting women locally and globally. A community discusion will follow the film.

March 13-17 (Thursday-Sunday):
Vision Maker Film Festival, Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
The Vision Maker Film Festival showcases Native-produced film and video projects that often do not get the spotlight they deserve in a crowded entertainment market. Native filmmakers will be present at some screenings. Visit for the full schedule and price information.

March 14 (Friday):

"'Travelling Bodyes': Theorizing Subaltern Women’s Movements in(to) Protoimperialist England, c. 1560-1580," Bernadette Andrea (English, University of Texas at San Antonio), 7:00pm, The Center for Great Plains Studies
Dr. Andrea will discuss early modern discourses of empire and cross cultural exchange between women of the West and the Islamic world. Her talk is the keynote address of the 2014 James A. Rawley Graduate Conference in the Humanities.

March 16 (Sunday):
Coffee and Conversation: All of Me, 1:00pm, Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center
A free screening of All of Me at Lincoln's Mary Riepma Ross Theatre is followed by a community discussion in UNL’s Van Brunt Visitors Center. A panel discussion about our prejudices and complicated relationships with food, fat, and our bodies will be held afterward in the Van Brunt Center. Our panelists will include Dr. Carly Woods, Women’s Studies and Communication Studies assistant professor at UNL; a bariatric nutritional therapist from St. Elizabeth’s Regional Medical; and one post-op bariatric patient from a local support group. More information at

March 16 (Sunday):
"Nowhere All At Once," Grace Bauer Book Launch, 4:00pm, Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St, Suite 102, Lincoln
Grace Bauer is the author of Nowhere All At Once (SFASU Press, 2014),Retreats & Recognitions (Lost Horse Press, 2007), Beholding Eye (CustomWords, 2006), and The Women At The Well (Portals Press, 1996), as well as four chapbooks of poems (Cafe Culture, Field Guide to the Ineffable: Poems on Marcel Duchamp, Where You've Seen Her, and The House Where I've Never Lived). She is also co-editor, with Julie Kane, of Umpteen Ways of Looking at a Possum: Critical and Creative Responses to Everette Maddox (Xavier Review Press, 2006). 

Her poems, stories, and essays have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including: American Literary Review, Arts & Letters, Chariton Review, Colorado Review, Doubletake, Georgia Review, Margie, Poetry, Ploughshares, Rattle, and others. She has been awarded an Academy of American Poets' Prize, fellowships from The Virginia Commission for the Arts, The Nebraska Arts Council, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and a bronze medal in poetry from the Independent Book Publisher's National Book Awards for 2008.

A native of Pennsylvania, Bauer has also lived in New Orleans, Montana, Massachusetts, Virginia, and currently in Lincoln, NE, where she is a Professor of English, Creative Writing, and Women's Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

March 17-March 21 (Monday-Friday):
"Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment," Rotunda Gallery, Nebraska Union
Women's Week 2014 Exhibit sponsored by the UNL Women's Center. Explore this display of local women who have done extraordinary things from the past and present. Each of these women has been nominated for their character, courage, and commitment by others in the UNL and Lincoln communities.

March 17 (Monday):
Leadership Luncheon: Women in Religion, 11:30am, Nebraska Union Room Posted
Take part in an informative and respectful panel discussion about women’s roles in faith traditions on our campus and around the world including Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. People of all faith traditions are welcome. Food is provided for the Leadership Luncheons free of charge for all students, staff, and faculty members, but reservations are required. Contact Jamie Porter at or call 402-472-2597 ext. 2 to reserve your spot by March 14, 2014.

March 17 (Monday):
Chancellor's Awards for Outstanding Contributions to the Status of Women, 3:30-5:00pm, Nebraska Union Room Posted
Join Chancellor Perlman and the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women at this reception and ceremony recognizing a faculty member and student organization for their important work creating a climate where women can succeed. The University Chorale, under the direction of Therees Hibbard, will perform.

March 17 (Monday):
Doin' Time with Peterson Toscano, 6:00pm, Nebraska Union Room Posted
Performance artist and activist Peterson Toscano performs scenes from his one-person plays including his comedy about his time in an ex-gay program, “Doin’ Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House,” and “Transfigurations—Transgressing Gender in the Bible.”

March 18 (Tuesday):
"Honoring Women in the Military," Wilma L. Vaught,  10:00am, NE Union Auditorium
UNL ROTC Programs will be host an event honoring women in the armed forces. Brigadier General Wilma L Vaught, USAF, Retired, will speak. Vaught's military career spans some 28 years, with a variety of assignments both in the US and overseas, including Vietnam and Spain. For many years, she was one of the nation's most highly decorated military women, and the only woman for some 22 years to achieve general officer rank in the comptroller field. Vaught is the current President of the Board of Directors of the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, Inc.  Under her leadership, the non-profit foundation built and operates the Women’s Memorial, the nation’s only major memorial to pay tribute to the over 2.5 million women who have served in the nation’s defense beginning with the American Revolution. This event is open to the public.

March 18 (Tuesday):
Open Forum with the CCSW Staff Council, 11:30am, Nebraska Union Room Posted
The Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) Staff Council would like to invite members of the UNL community to bring their lunches to the City Campus Union and discuss concerns and issues facing staff women at UNL.

March 18 (Tuesday):
Veterans and Military Service Resource Fair, 4:00-7:00pm, Nebraska Union Fischer Lounge 2nd Floor
Learn how to access the many campus and community resources that are available to veterans and military service members.

March 18 (Tuesday):
Women in Combat Panel, 7:00pm, Nebraska Union Auditorium
Women from four branches of the U.S. military speak about their experiences. The panel will feature Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught, USAF, Retired, and President of the Board of Directors of the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, Inc. ( as well as three Nebraskan women military service members and veterans with combat experience.

March 18 (Tuesday):

"The Grasp That Reaches Beyond the Grave: The Ancestral Call in Black Women’s Literature"
Venetria K. Patton (English & African American Studies, Purdue University), 3:30pm Andrews Hall, Bailey Library (Room 229)
Patton will discuss the treatment of the ancestor figure in African American women’s writing, investigating how they draw on African cosmology and the interrelationship of ancestors, elders, and children to promote healing within the African American community.

March 19 (Wednesday):
Leadership Luncheon: Feminist Pioneers, 11:30am, Nebraska Union Room Posted
A panel of leaders of the feminist movement in Nebraska in the 1960s and 70s who made important strides for women everywhere discuss their journeys: the struggles, triumphs, and future possibilities. Food is provided for the Leadership Luncheons free of charge for all students, staff, and faculty members, but reservations are required. Contact Jamie Porter at or call 402-472-2597 ext. 2 to reserve your spot by March 14, 2014.

March 19 (Wednesday):
Feministing: Offline and Unfiltered, Nebraska Union Regency Suite, 7:30pm
A duo of editors and writers for the Feministing blog will be sharing their journeys and discussing how feminism has changed over the last decade, online and off, and the future of the movement.

March 20 (Thursday):
Leadership Luncheon: Staying Rooted in Agriculture, 11:30am, East Campus Union
Discover how Asia Haack, alum of UNL’s Animal Science and M.S. Meat Science and Muscle Biology programs, stayed close to her agricultural roots while branching out in the industry. Learn about her academic and post-graduate journeys plus current topics in agriculture. Food is provided for the Leadership Luncheons free of charge for all students, staff, and faculty members, but reservations are required. Contact Jamie Porter at or call 402-472-2597 ext. 2 to reserve your spot by March 14, 2014.

March 20 (Thursday):
Project Nepal, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Nebraska Union Ballroom
Come enjoy an authentic Nepali buffet while learning about about culture, demographics, and the active initiative to prevent human trafficking and promote health/wellness and community development. Learn about Karin, a cross-culture worker in Kathmandu, who is working as a nurse, and have the opportunity to talk to the Nepalese students here at UNL about their home country. Admission is free, raffle tickets for prizes are $3. More information at

March 20 (Thursday):
Annual Women’s History Month Banquet, 6:00pm, Champions Club, 707 Stadium Drive
Celebrate Women’s History Month with the Women’s Center and speaker Cecilia Fire Thunder, the first woman elected as President of Oglala Sioux and featured in the Visionmaker Festival film “Young Lakota”. Tickets for the Annual Women’s History Month Banquet are on sale through the Student Organization Financial Services office. Contact Jeff at 402-472-5668. Student tickets are $15, non-student $25. Department and organization tables are also available.

March 20 (Thursday):

Half the Sky Film Screening, 7:00pm, Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St, Suite 102, Lincoln
Part of the Voices of Change Social Documentary Series, a documentary series focused on current issues affecting women locally and globally. A community discusion will follow the film.

March 21 (Friday):
Leadership Luncheon: Sisterhood is Global, 11:30am, Selleck Presidential Dining Room
Bring a friend to lunch in celebration of close, supportive, and healthy friendships between women and forge new friendships with people from different backgrounds. Food is provided for the Leadership Luncheons free of charge for all students, staff, and faculty members, but reservations are required. Contact Jamie Porter at or call 402-472-2597 ext. 2 to reserve your spot by March 14, 2014.

March 21 (Friday):
Las Hermanas Padilla, 7:30pm, Carson Theater
Watch Tony Meneses’ fantastical story of ten sisters-in-law who find conflict and solace, humor and grace in the unexpected sisterhood they are forced into while their husbands are away fighting an unnamed war. Friday night's performance will be followed by a discussion of the role the arts play in our lives. Tickets are available through the Lied Center box office - 402-472-4747 or Ticket prices - Students $15 & general admission $20. More information at

April 2014

April 3 (Thursday):
Carmen Lomas Garza, 5:30pm, The Sheldon Art Museum Auditorium
As an international Chicana "Narrative Artist," Garza will present a pictorial retrospective of her work and also speak on creating a successful career as an artist. A book signing and reception will follow in the Great Hall. Co-hosted by the Sheldon Museum of Art and the Institutute for Ethnic Studies.

April 5 (Saturday):
Bridal March for the Children, Survivors, & Those Lost to Domestic Violence, 10:00am-12:00pm

Generation Hope will be sponsoring a bridal march and rally in honor of child abuse awareness month. It is our goal to bring awareness to domestic violence, specifically how the effects of this violence impact children, and to advocate for the need for new and tougher legislation regarding how cases involving domestic violence are handled. More information here.

April 9 (Friday)-May 15 (Thursday):
It Felt Like Love, Ross Media Arts Center
It Felt Like Love is a refreshingly unsentimental coming-of-age story about Lila (newcomer Gina Piersanti), a 14-year-old whose eagerness to catch up with her more experienced friends puts her in a dangerous position when she pursues an older guy. It has been hailed by The Playlist as a film that "allows for a feminist interpretation of [a] scenario that has historically been viewed through a misogynist lens.” More information at

April 13 (Sunday):
Margaret Atwood, Omaha Public Library, 1:00pm
Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa, and grew up in northern Ontario and Quebec, and in Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master’s degree from Radcliffe College. Atwood is the author of more than forty volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and non-fiction, but is best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman (1969), The Handmaid’s Tale (1985), The Robber Bride (1994), Alias Grace (1996), and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000. Her newest novel, MaddAddam (2013), is the final volume in a three-book series that began with the Man-Booker prize-nominated Oryx and Crake (2003) and continued with The Year of the Flood (2009). The Tent (mini-fictions) and Moral Disorder (short fiction) both appeared in 2006. Her most recent volume of poetry, The Door, was published in 2007. In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination, a collection of non-fiction essays appeared in 2011. Her non-fiction book, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth was adapted for the screen in 2012. Ms. Atwood’s work has been published in more than forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian. Doors Open at 12:30pm, Reading and Talk Begin at 1:00pm, Author Book Signing (Only books purchased at the Event) 2:00pm

April 21 (Monday):
Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces, Nebraska Union, Colonial Room A, 2:00pm
Join UNL Army ROTC, Voices of Hope, and UNL Women's Center for an open discussion following a film screening of The Invisible War

April 21 (Monday):
Teaching Ourselves How to Talk About Race and Gender: A Film Showing and Disscussion, Teacher's College Auditorium, Rm TEAC 105, 5:00-7:00pm
The film shown will be Entre Nos, which explores a Colombian family's experiences living in New York City. More information on the film is available at Following the showing, we will discuss the film and talk about strategies for discussing race and gender in our classrooms and our lives. Sponsored by the Transnational Feminism Group.

May 2014

May 17 (Saturday):
Corn This Way: The Nebraska LGBTQ Emerging Leaders Summit, University of Nebraska-Omaha Community Engagement Center, 9:00am-5:00pm
A one-day leadership summit for LGBTQ+ young people (age 24 and under) and Gay-Straight Alliance advisers, teachers and mentors from across Nebraska. More information on Facebook. Register here.

Recurring Campus Meetings (weekly, monthly)

SAGE: Students Advocating for Gender Equality
QAC: Queer Ally Coalition

SAGE/Students for Choice: Weekly Meeting 7:00-8:00 pm, City Campus Union

Women's Center: Latina Discussion Group 12:00-1:00 pm @ the Women's Center
Women's Center: Lesbian, Bisexual, and Questioning (LBQ) Group 12:00-1:00@ the Women's Center

QAC: Weekly Mtg 6pm @ the Union
Women's Center: University of Nebraska After Action Report for Women's Vetran's Group  3:30pm @ the Women's Center

Women's Center: Sister Circle, Tara 12:00-1:00pm @ the Women's Center

Other Campus Calendars
LGBTQA Programs and Services Calendar

Recurring Meetings (weekly, monthly)

VOH: Phenomenal Women - 5:45 pm 2545 N St

International Women and Children Group: 9:30-11:30am, University Lutheran Chapel
CGLBTC Mtg: First & Third Tuesday of each month, 11:30am-12:30pm, Union Room 200
UNITE Mtg: 5:30-7:00 pm @ the Culture Center
VOH: Talking Circle Support Group 5:30-7:00 pm @ 2545 N St
PFLAG Mtg: Fourth Tuesday of each month 7:00 @ Unitarian Church

VOH: Sexual Trauma Support Group 5:30-7:00 pm @ 2545 N St

VOH: Mujeres Unidas 12:30-2:00 pm @ 2545 N St

PFLAG: Lincoln Pride Comm. - 2 nd Friday 7:00 @ Unitarian Church
PFLAG: GLBT/Allies Coffee House - 3 rd Friday 7:30 @ Unitarian Church

VOH: Domestic Violence Support Group 9:00-10:30 am @ 2545 N St
VOH: Sexual Trauma Support Group 11:00 am-12:30 pm @ 2545 N St

W.I.N.G.S.: 11-11:30 am on 89.3 FM, KZUM, Lincoln's Community Radio Station, listen online @
The Wimmin's Show: 11:30-1:30pm on 89.3 FM, KZUM, Lincoln's Community Radio Station, online @

Commonly Used Acronyms:
ALLY: Program promoting pro-Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Queer and anti-heterosexist attitudes and behaviors

CGLBTC: Committee for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns

EDEP: Eating Disorder Education and Prevention

PFLAG: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

VOH: Voices of Hope (formerly Rape Spouse Abuse Crisis Center)

W.I.N.G.S.: The Women's International News Gathering Service - WINGS is a news program reported by and about women. It is created by an all-woman independent radio production company. See Sunday listing below for time and listening info.

The Wimmin's Show: The Wimmin's Show features an eclectic mix of music by women artists from around the world, news and commentary, and lesbian and feminist perspectives and topics. The show has existed for over 25 years with each volunteer bringing her own perspectives. Current volunteers for the show include  Anderson, Sally Vanderslice, Rachel McClain and Molly Pitcher. See Sunday listing below for time and listening info.