Community Events Calendar

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program actively promotes and engages with a range of local Nebraska communities. Get involved by attending campus and community events detailed in this continually updated community calendar. Be sure to also check out the live WGS events calendar.


*This Calendar is Continuously Updated - Please Stay Tuned for Changes!*

January 2018

No Events Scheduled 

February 2018

No Events Scheduled 

March 2018

March 13th @ 7 pm: Letters to Eleanor, a production managed by Blixt Productions. (Room location TBD) 


*This Calendar is Continuously Updated - Please Stay Tuned for Changes!*

August 2016

August 18 @ 5:30pm: John Sorenson, founder of the Abbott Sisters Project and the author of several books on Grace Abbott (1878-1939), will host a discussion and performance about Nebraskan Grace Abbott, a leader during the Progressive Era whose work as a champion for the rights of children, immigrants, and women earned her a key place in the history of the social justice movement. (Love Library, Rm LS221)
August 20 @ 1pm: Student Parent Welcome! For pregnant and parenting students. Bring your kids! Meet other parenting students. Free fun activities with NCard: Balloon animals, food, face painting, games. (Love Library North Plaza)
August 25 @ 9am: "The Art of Becoming a Better Mentor and Mentee": Fall 2016 Association for Women in Science Workshop. The local chapter of the Association for Women in Science is hosting free professional mentoring workshops for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln community. The workshop will provide lifelong mentor and mentee skills to senior and junior faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and undergraduates. The workshops are all-inclusive. Cynthia Simpson, chief business development officer for AWIS, and Donna Dean, executive consultant for AWIS and retired senior federal executive for the National Institutes of Health, will lead the workshop. (Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center)
August 25 @ 5:30pm: LGBTQA+ Welcome Back Picnic. This is a welcome back picnic for any returning or new students who want to connect with the LGBTQA+ community on campus. (Regency Suite, City Union)
August 26 @ 9am: "The Art of Becoming a Better Mentor and Mentee": Fall 2016 Association for Women in Science Workshop. The local chapter of the Association for Women in Science is hosting free professional mentoring workshops for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln community. The workshop will provide lifelong mentor and mentee skills to senior and junior faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and undergraduates. The workshops are all-inclusive. Cynthia Simpson, chief business development officer for AWIS, and Donna Dean, executive consultant for AWIS and retired senior federal executive for the National Institutes of Health, will lead the workshop. (Hardin Hall Auditorium)
August 30 @ 11am: LGBTQ+ Workshop: How to Get Involved on Campus. This is a workshop that gives students access to information about getting involved on campus, both at the LGBTQA+ Resource Center and the larger campus community. (Green Room, City Union)

September 2016

September 1 @ 5:30pm: Dr. Michelle Wright, professor of African American studies and Comparative Literary Studies at Northwestern University, will present "Many Thousands Still Coming: The Black African Diasporas in the 21st Century." (Sheldon Museum of Art)
September 1 @ 7:30pm:
Bree Newsome, artist and filmmaker, will present "Tearing Hatred from the Sky," a multimedia presentation that tells the story of how the Confederate flag action came together and how it represents a path forward in the continued struggle for equality. (Nebraska Union, Centennial Room)
September 6 @ 11am:
LGBTQA+ Workshop: LGBTQA+ 101. This workshop is designed to give people the introductory information on LGBTQA+ identities and the LGBTQA+ Resource Center. (Green Room, Nebraska Union)
September 8 @ 3pm:
  LGBTQA+ & Women's Center Open House. This is an event for students and others to receive information about the services that the LGBTQA+ Resource Center and Women’s Center provide. (3rd Floor, Nebraska Union)
September 8 @ 3pm: UNL Alum Gwyneth Talley will present "Gunpowder Girls: Women and Modernity in the Moroccan Tbourida." Talley is currently a PhD student in the department of anthropology at UCLA. She is a National Geographic Young Explorer and 2015-2016 U.S. Student Fulbright Grant recipient to Morocco, where she studied the traditional equestrian practice of the Moroccan Gunpowder Games and volunteered at the American Fondouk in Fes. (638 Oldfather Hall)
September 8 @ 3:30pm: "The Schindelmeisser Factor: Willa Cather's First Encounters with Wagner & Wagnerism in Nebraska." Lecture by Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker magazine. Reception and book signing to follow. (Center for Great Plains Studies)
September 13 @ 11am: LGBTQA+ Workshop: Intro to Volunteering. This is a workshop geared towards showing students volunteering options. The first hour will be information about volunteering on campus, and the second hour will be information about volunteering at the LGBTQA+ Resource Center. (Green Room, Nebraska Union)
September 15 @ 12pm:
LGBTQA+ Resource Fair. This is a fair where students can receive information about LGBTQA+ resources on campus and in the larger Lincoln community. (Colonial Room, Nebraska Union)
September 15 @ 4:30pm: Dr. Kavita Mudin Finn will present the annual Mary Martin McLaughlin Memorial Lecture, "Shakespeare, Queens, and Elizabethan Medivalism." Reception to follow. (Great Plains Art Museum)
September 15 @ 5:30pm: Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist: Deborah Luster. Deborah Luster uses photography, installation and text to investigate her ongoing relationship with violence and its consequences. Luster’s work has been shown at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art; and the Museum of Contemporary Photography; among other venues. Luster’s awards include the Dorothea Lange—Paul Taylor Prize for Documentary Photography from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, an Anonymous Was a Woman Award and the John Guttman Award. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and other notable public and private collections. (Westbook Music Building, Room 119)
September 16 @ 12pm: Social Justice Workshop. This is a workshop that will give students a foundation of knowledge in social justice and how to be a social justice advocate. (Nebraska East Union, Room TBA)
September 16 @ 4pm: Cristina Murphy, co-founder of XCOOP and Hyde Chair of Excellence, will kick off the 2016-2017 Hyde Lecture Series with " DESIGNING FOR LIFE. Lives, Places and Institutions." Murphy will explore the relationship between community and the built environment. This relationship implies care toward social, economic, cultural and evolutionary dynamics of people that live in special ways, in special places. Murphy relates architecture and the built environment to these dynamics and attempts to understand how far this world is designed, how far it shall be left to nature and ultimately, how far people are able to transform it or simply adapt to it. (Richards Hall, Room 15)
September 16 @ 7pm: Diana Carlin, UNL alum and professor emerita and former associate provost for Graduate and Global Education at Saint Louis University, will present, "The 2016 Presidential Race: Voter Anger, History Making, the Debates and What it All Means - Well, Maybe." (Nebraska Union, Ballroom)
September 20 @ 11am: LGBTQA+ Workshop: LGBTQA+ Friendly Resources. This is a workshop designed to provide students with information about LGBTQA+ friendly places and resources around Lincoln. (Nebraska Union, Green Room)
September 20 @ 3pm: Chancellor's University Safety Committee (CUSC) Open Forum Meeting. The CUSC offers an Open Forum on Campus Safety twice a year. This is an opportunity for faculty, staff or students to bring their safety concerns and questions to the CUSC and watch this UNL Safety Committee in action. If you have questions or issues relating to campus safety any time, contact CUSC chair, Kyle Hansen. (Nebraska Union, Room TBA)
September 21 @ 12pm: As part of Academic Integrity Week, the Kutak Ethnics Center presents their first brown bag luncheon with special guest, Lawrence Chatters, the Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator for Nebraska Athletics at UNL. He will present "Diversity Training: Understanding Microaggressions and Privilege," which partly draws on Chatters' research as a scholar in counseling psychology. He will also involve the group in activities to help participants better understand the complexities of privilege and its expression in the classroom and beyond. (Nebraska Union, Room Posted)
September 29 @ 3:30pm: Stephanie Kerschbam presents, "Markers of Difference, Rhetorical Agency, and Narratives of Disability Discloure." Stephanie Kerschbaum is an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Delaware, where she conducts research focused on diversity issues and the teaching of writing. She teaches undergraduate courses in the UD Writing program and special topics courses on diversity and higher education. She also teaches graduate seminars in composition theory and pedagogy. (Andrews Hall, Bailey Library)
September 21 @ 3:30pm: Institute of Ethnic Studies Colloquium: Student Showcase. Three ethnic studies interns share their stories. (Location TBA)
September 28 @ 3:30pm: Institute of Ethnic Studies Colloquium: Faculty Showcase. Meet our four new professors! (Location TBA)
September 29 @ 6pm: How to Do Drag Workshop. This is a workshop where students can come and learn what drag is and learn the foundations of drag. This workshop is given by experienced drag kings and queens. (Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Unity Room)
September 29 @ 7pm:
2016 Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize Lecture by Michel Hogue for The Metis and the Medicine Line: Creating a Border and Dividing a People. This is the first lecture in the Paul A. Olson Seminar Series. (Center for Great Plains Studies)

October 2016

October 4 @ 5pm: Claire Kilgore, student in the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, presents, "Celestial Light, Heavenly Structure: Hildegard's Scivias and the Heavenly Jerusalem." (Andrews Hall, Bailey Library)
October 5 @ 7pm:
Reading by Jericho Brown. (Location TBA)
October 6 @ 5pm:
Reading by Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us. (Andrews Hall, Bailey Library)

October 6 @ 12pm: The 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking presents, "The Rolse of Law in Using the 4 Ps to Combat Human Trafficking: Prevention, Prosecution, Protection, and Partnership," a panel featuring Anna Williams Shavers, Cline Williams Professor of Citizenship Law, UNL College of Law; Glen Parks, Assistant Attorney General and Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force Coordinator, Lincoln, NE; Louise Shelley, Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Endowed Chair for Civic Intellectual, University Professor in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs and the founder and Director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime, and Corruption Center (TraCCC) at George Mason University; and Leah Jonet Albright-Byrd, survivor and founder of Bridget's Dream, an organization developed to help young women who have been sexually trafficked. (East Campus, Law College Auditorium)
October 6 @ 7pm:
LGBTQA+ History Month Dinner. This is a dinner to celebrate LGBTQA+ history month. The emcee for this event is Stacey Waite and the keynote speaker is Jericho Brown. (Cornhusker Hotel Ballroom)
October 6 @ 7pm:
Annual Carroll R. Pauley Lecture, "Many Fronteras: Multiple Spaces of Cultural and Legal Contact, Conflict and Exchange in the Americas, 1600-1900," presented by Evelyn Hu-DeHart. (Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Unity Room)
October 6 @ 7pm: The 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking presents "Helping Trafficked Survivors Discover Their True Identity," a talk by Leah Jonet Albright-Byrd, founder of Bridget's Dream, a survivor-led organization that provides comprehensive services to young women who have been commercially sexually exploited. (City Union, Auditorium)
October 7 @ 8:30am-12pm:
Carroll R. Pauley Symposium. Panels on civil, reproductive, and water rights; federal Indian law, and border patrol and criminal surveillance. (Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, Rooms Posted).
October 8 @ 10am: Join "I've Got a Name" for the No Girl for Sale Walk in downtown Lincoln to spread awareness that sex trafficking exists in Lincoln and through the state. Register at
October 9 @ 10am: Join Lincoln volunteers who canvas the city and gather donations for Friendship Home, Lincoln's agency providing shelter and advocacy for women and their children. (Contact Women's Center for more details.)
October 9 @ 2-4pm: Assemble care packages and write notes of support for survivors at Friendship Home. (City Union, Regency A)
October 10 @ 11:30am: Same Sex Relationship Violence Lunch Discussion. This is a discussion about the unique difficulties the LGBTQA+ community faces when dealing with relationship violence. Panelists, including the UNL Victim Advocate, will facilitate the discussion. (City Union, Room Posted)
October 10 @ 7:30pm: Screening of The Mask You Live In, a film that follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity. (The Ross)
October 11 @ 11am:
LGBTQA+ Workshop: Self-Care. This workshop to designed to give students information on the importance of self-care and techniques to successfully self-care. (Nebraska Union, Green Room)
October 11 @ 12pm: Join the UNL Women's Center and the Office of Success and Intercultural Services (OASIS) for an open discussion about violence in communities of color. (Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, OASIS Lounge)
October 11 @ 6pm: Join the gentlemen of Kappa Alpha Psi Franternity and UNL PREVENT in discussing the issues of sexual assult and consent on UNL's campus. (Nebraska Union, Room Posted)
October 11 @ 7pm: The Dish It Up series kicks off with a talk by Ingrid Robyn, assistant professor of ethnic studies and modern languages and literatures, who will focus on the term "Latino," the Latino movement, and its intersections with the Civil Rights Movement. (Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, OASIS Lounge)
October 12 @ 12pm: The Ethics Center Presents, "Bystander Interventions and the Prevention of Sexual Assault: Why the Hype?" as part of their programming for Week Without Violence. Speakers include David DeLillo, professor of Psychology, and Michelle Haikalis, grad student in Psychology, both from UNL. (City Union, Colonial A)
October 12 @ 8pm: Open Mic Night with ASUN/It's On Us. The topic of the night is social justice (including sexual assault, violence, gender discrimination, racial discrimination, women's and men's issues, LGBTQA+ issues, etc). (Nebraska Union, Room Posted)
October 12 @ 9:45pm: Stand up against domestic violence and sexual assault by joning Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority in this balloon release followed by a moment of silence to honor those affected by these issues.
October 13 @ 7:30am: CBA Women in Business Breakfast with Nebraska Softball Coach Rhonda Revelle, "Leading Great Teams: Learning from Sports and Business." The UNL College of Business Administration will host a women in business breakfast. The breakfast provides a networking opportunity for women business leaders, faculty, staff and students. (Champions Club)
October 13 @ 3:30pm: The Cather Project and the UNL Creative Writing Program, in partnership with the LGBTQA+ Resource Center, present David Ebershoff. Ebershoff is the author of the best-selling novel The Danish Girl, inspired by the life of Lili Elbe, a pioneer in transgender history. The novel was adapted into the internationally acclaimed, Oscar-winning film, and it was a winner of the Lambda Literary Award and the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters. (Great Plains Art Museum)
October 13 @ 5:30pm: Humanities on the Edge Lecture featuring Sue J. Kim, author of On Anger: Race, Cognition, Narrative (U Texas P, 2013), which brings into conversation cognitive and cultural studies approaches to anger, and co-editor, with Meghan Hammond, of the collection Rethinking Empathy Through Literature (Routledge, 2014). (Sheldon Museum of Art)
October 13 @ 7pm: Donna Brazile, author, syndicated columnist and Democratic political strategist and commentator, will be the keynote speaker of the 2016 Hearst Speaker Series on Diversity and Modern Media, sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications. (Nebraska Union Auditorium)
October 19 @ 7pm: Pamela Potter, professor of Musicology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present a lecture based on her new book, Art of Suppression: Confronting the Nazi Past in Histories of Visual and Performing Arts. The lecture is part of the Jewish Studies Colloquium Series and is sponsored by the Harris Center for Judaic Studies and the Glenn Korff School of Music. (Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall)
October 20 @ 3:30pm: Acclaimed novelist and Poet Chantel Acevedo will present her work. Chantel Acevedo’s novels include Love and Ghost Letters, winner of the Latino International Book Award; SONG OF The Red Cloak, a historical novel for young adults; A Falling Star, winner of the Doris Bakwin Award and National Bronze Medal IPPY Award; and The Distant Marvels. Her most recent chapbook of poetry, EN OTRO OZ, was released this year by Finishing Line Press. (Nebraska Union Auditorium)
October 20 @ 5:30pm: Voices of Hope Open House and Candlelight Vigil. (Voices of Hope, 2545 N St.)
October 24 @ 3:30pm: The UNL Department of Political Science, the Center for Civic Engagement, and ASUN are hosting the event, "What is the Future of Democracy?" which will include a talk by Nebraska Rep Jeff Fortenberry and several five-minute talks by selected students. (Nebraska Union, Crib)
October 24-27: "Define American" Film Festival. This four-day festival will include films, discussions and personal testimonials regarding issues of race, identity and citizenship. See this link for more information about films and locations.
October 25 @ 3:30pm: Thomas C. Sorensen Policy Seminar Series presents "The Death Penalty in Nebraska: A Debate Featuring Senator Colby Coash and Sentator Beau McCoy." This year, Nebraskans will be asked to eliminate or keep the death penalty. State lawmakers abolished capital punishment in 2015, but a successful petition initiative has brought the issue directly to voters on the November general election ballot. State Senators Colby Coash and Beau McCoy—leading figures in the pro and anti-repeal movements—will discuss the death penalty from both perspectives and take questions from audience members. (Nebraska Union, Centennial Room)
October 25 @ 7pm: Robin Kimmerer, Distinguished Teaching Professor at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, will deliver the Claire M. Hubbard First Peoples of the Plains Lecture, which will examine traditional indigenous approaches to the environment and lessons offered by nature. (Great Plains Art Museum)
October 26 @ 3:30pm: Reading by Jonis Agee, author of The Bones of Paradise and Adele Hall Professor of English at UNL. (Great Plains Art Museum)
October 27 @ 4:30pm: Max Perry Mueller, assistant professor of classics and religious studies, will present "The Old Time (Race and) Religion: How the Trump/Pence Ticket Wants to Make America White and Christian Again," based on his article published in Religion and Politics. (Nebraska Union, Regency A)
October 27@ 4pm: German and Global Studies Major Genesis Garcia will present "Educating Migrant Women in Berlin," about her internship experience in Berlin, Germany. (Modern Language Lab, Burnett 302)
October 27 @ 7:30pm: John Lott and Paul Helmke will engage in an Oxford-style debate on gun control as part of an event sponsored by the University Program Council. Helmke is a professor of practice at Indiana University Bloomington and is the founding director of IU Bloomington's Civic Leaders Center; Lott is the author of More Guns, Less Crime and the president of the Crime Prevention Center. (East Union, Great Plains Room)
October 28 @ 12:30pm: Dr. Kelsy Burke, assistant professor of sociology here at UNL, will present "Queerly Straight: Gender, Jesus, and Sexuall Normal in Evangelical Christianity," based on her book Christians under Covers: Evangelicals and Sexual Pleasure on the Internet. (Bailey Library, 228 Andrews Hall)
October 28 @ 8pm: Night of the Living Drag Show. This is a fundraising event where students and local performers dress in drag and lip sync to songs. This is a free event with concessions for sale, but tipping is encouraged! (Nebraska Union, Centennial Room)

November 2016

November 1 @ 11am: LGBTQA+ Workshop: Inclusive Spaces. This is a workshop to inform students about making spaces more inclusive for everyone, with an emphasis in LGBTQA+ people. (Nebraska Union, Green Room)

November 7 @ 11:30am: Brownbag panel, "Reimagining Ourselves and the Academy: Women in Higher Education Administration," featuring Stephanie Browner, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the New School in New York City; Amy Goodburn, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UNL; Ellen Weissinger, former Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at UNL; and Joy Castro, Director of the Institute for Ethnic Studies at UNL. (Andrews Hall, Bailey Library)

November 7 @ 2:30pm: Interactive dicussion, "#ReducetheTension," as part of Men@Nebraska Week. Discussion is about how folks can reduce tension between men of color and the police on campus. Panelists include UNL students, faculty, and representative from UNLPD and LPD. (Nebraska Union, Regency A)

November 7-8: "Opportunity the Scales: Women Advancing the Future of Information Technology in Higher Education" IT Leadership Conference. This one and one half-day conference is open to the public. Guest speakers will include a keynote by Women in Tech advocate, Karen Catlin and workshops by the noted podcasting team, “Women Who Wine in Education.” This conference will focus on and explore issues and opportunities for women in information technology—from recruiting and developing to retaining future leaders. (Nebraska Innovation campus Conference Center Auditorium)
November 8 @ 11am: LGBTQA+ Workshop: Brave Space. This is a workshop designed to educate students on what brave spaces are and how to promote them on campus. (Nebraska Union, Green Room)
November 9 @ 7:30pm: Sociologist and men's studies scholar Michael Kimmel will present, "Mars, Venus, or Planet Earth? Women and Men in a New Millenium." (City Campus Union, Union Auditorium)
November 10 @ 4pm: Reception with Sarah Deer, premier scholar of Native American women's legal rights and author of The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America. (Law College Reading Room, Law Library, East Campus)
November 11 @12pm: Brownbag lunch with Sarah Deer, legal scholar and author of The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America. (Seaton Hall 316)
November 11 @ 7:30pm: UNL Opera: Little Women. Little Women’s libretto (written by Mark Adamo) adapts Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel about four sisters who come of age just after the American Civil War. Exploring three central themes of the Little Women book, Adamo’s opera focuses upon Jo March’s resistance to the passage of time. (Kimball Recital Hall)
November 15 @ 11am: LGBTQA+ Workshop: Ally Development. This is a workshop designed to educate students on how to be more successful allies to the LGBTQA+ community. (Nebraska Union, Green Room)
November 16 @ 4pm: Transgender Care Clinic Meet & Greet. A Transgender Care Clinic is opening in January 2017 at UNL. This event is to learn about the services that will be offered in January and to meet OBGYN and UNMC associate professor Dr. Jean Amoura, who will be the clinic provider. (Nebraska Union, LGBTQA+ Resource Center)
November 16 @ 7pm: Slam poetry workshop hoste4d by Neil Hilborn, best known for his poems surrounding his struggles with obsessive-compulsive and bipolar disorders, though he covers a wide spectrum of topics in his book "Our Numbered Days." Several of his performances have gone viral, most notably "OCD," which has been viewed more than 12 million times on YouTube. He has been featured on NPR, Huffington Post and Upworthy, among other news outlets. (Andrews Hall, Bailey Library)
November 17 @ 7:30pm: Slam poetry performance by Neil Hilborn. (Nebraska Union, Auditorium)
November 29 @ 11am: LGBTQA+ Workshop: Social Justice Advocate. This is a workshop to educate students on how to be successful social justice advocates, particularly in and for the LGBTQA+ community. (Nebraska Union, Green Room)

December 2016


January 2017

January 20 @ 8:30-4pm: Exhibit, "Domestic Interiors: Hand Needlework & The Cult of True Womanhood in 19th Century American Quilts," documents the remarkable hand-quilting and embroidery found in many 19th century American quilts. Using digital macro photography, graduate student Sarah Walcott explores the ways in which women’s education, along with social and cultural norms, shaped their experiences, identities, and creative lives. The photographs in the exhibition provide the kind of close-up view of 19th century quilts and quilting usually afforded only to curators or researchers working closely with quilts in a collection, in a conservation laboratory, or in a research setting. (Robert Hillestand Textiles Gallery, Home Ec Building, East Campus)
January 20 @ 6:30pm: MLK Banquet hosted by the Afrikan People’s Union. This year’s keynote speaker is Cynthia Gooch-Grayson, associate vice president for equity and diversity at the Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, NE. (Nebraska Union, Room Posted)
January 24 @ 7pm: The E.N. Thompson Forum presents Sonia Shah, an investigative science journalist and author, and her lecture, "Pandemic: From Cholera to Ebola and Beyond." (Lied Center)
January 26 @ 3pm: Dr. Abla Hassan will present "Syrian Conflict and the Refugee Crisis" as part of the Global Studies Programs' Global Cafe Series.  (Nebraska Union, Colonial A)
January 30 @ 7pm: Queer Poetry Slam hosted by the LGBTQA+ Resource Center. (Crescent Moon Cafe)

February 2017

February 2 @ 3:30pm: The Paul A. Olson Great Plains Lecture Series presents Carolyn Finney, professor of geography at the University of Kentucky, and her lecture, "Radical Presence: Black Faces, White Spaces & Other Stories of Possibility." Drawing on “green” conversations with black people from around the country, Finney considers the power of resistance and resilience in the emergence of creative responses to environmental and social challenges in our cities and beyond. Using imagination and a little true grit, these individuals challenge us to see differently and do differently in our changing world. (Center for Great Plains Studies)
February 3-5: Women in Math Conference. The conference offers undergraduate female mathematicians the opportunity to discuss their research and to meet other women who share their interest in mathematical sciences. The plenary speakers are professors Ami Radunskaya of Pomona College in Claremont, California, and Brooke Shipley of the University of Illinois at Chicago. These lectures are open to the public. (Nebraska Union & Embassy Suites)
February 3 @ 8:30-4: 2017 Minority Health Disparities Initiative Conference. The Minority Health Disparities Initiative (MHDI) will be exploring the ways that community advocacy, social justice, and health equity intersect, and bring together top organizations, researchers and thinkers in Nebraska and beyond to share strategies and resources for accelerating the shift to a more equitable, and sustainable health care system. This year’s keynote speakers will be Dr. Stephen Thomas, the Director of the Maryland Center for Health Equity at the University of Maryland and Elisabeth Hurst, Director of Advocacy for the Nebraska Hospital Association. Registration required. (Nebraska Union)
February 4 @ 10-12 & 1:30-3:30: "My Doll and I Celebrate Nebraska Heritage." Learn about Nebraska’s history through quilting and American Girl doll, Kirsten. We’ll discuss Kirsten’s story and “Little House on the Prairie” books. (International Quilt Study Center & Museum)
February 5 @ 2pm: Ghormley Lecture by Joe Cunningham. His quilts are in the permanent collections of museums, as well as in numerous private collections. Cunningham’s 11 books on quilts include the 2010 book Men and the Art of Quiltmaking, (the first book on the subject), a museum catalogue for the Shelburne Museum’s exhibition, and Man-Made Quilts: Civil War to the Present. (International Quilt Study Center & Museum)
February 7 @ 12pm: Retired FBI Special Agent Anna Brewer will speak to students about human trafficking and how to recognize people who are being trafficked. (East Campus, 31 Home Economics Building)
February 8 @ 3:30pm: Ethnic Studies Colloquium: Student Showcase. Ethnic studies interns share their stories. (228 Andrews Hall, Bailey Library)
February 9 @ 7pm: "We the People": Black Lives & American Politics: A Black Lives Matter Panel Discussion. Panelists include: Jeannette Jones, assoc. professor history & Ethnic Studies; Lory Dance, assoc. professor sociology & Ethnic Studies; Cynthia Willis-Esqueda, assoc. professor psychology & Ethnic Studies; Michael Combs, professor political science; Ng’ang’a Muchiri, asst. professor English. (Nebraska Union, Heritage Room)
February 17 @ 12:30pm: The WGS Spring Colloquium Series presents Dr. Carla Pfeffer, "Queering Families: The Postmodern Partnerships of Cisgender Women and Transgender Men." (Nebraska Union, Colonial A)
February 21 @ 2pm: Dr. Parks Coble, professor of history at UNL, presents "A Talk on Daily Life in Wartime Japan, 1937-1945." (Kawasaki Reading Room)
February 21 @ 4:30pm: Dr. Arlene Oak, associate professor of material culture and design studies at the University of Alberta, will present, "Image - Fashion - Text...and Talk: Discourses of Dress and Authority in What Not to Wear." (East Campus, 31 Home Economics Building)
February 21 @ 7pm: "The Night of Listening" will create a space for students and Nebraska elected officials to share with and listen to each others' hopes and visions for safe and productive communities in Nebraska and nationwide. (Nebraska Union, Centennial Room)
February 23 @ 4:30pm: Dr. Arlene Oak, associate professor material culture and design studies at the University of Alberta, will present, "Qualitative Research in Architecture and Design Education: Interation, Assessment, Authority." (15 Richards Hall)
February 23 @ 5:30pm: Screening of The Four Hijabs as part of the programming for The Big Arabic Day. The animated short film explores the multiple meanings of four hijabs mentioned in 16 Qur'anic verses through Arab-Muslim feminist lenses. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion that will include Jamil Khoury, a co-writer of the film, and Anna Hayden-Roy, the animator. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Abla Hasan. (115 Burnett Hall)
February 24: Women in Business Conference, featuring Angie Klein, VP of marketing for new product innovation at Verizon. Registration required. (Nebraska Innovation Campus)
February 27 @ 6:30pm: The Harris Center for Judaic Studies presents Edward Westermann, who will give a lecture based on his new book, Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Genocide and Conquest. (228 Andrews Hall, Dudley Bailey Library)

March 2017

March 1 @ 3:30pm: The Institute for Ethnic Studies presents, "How to Stay Healthy & Academically Vibrant: When Professors Go to 'Bootcamp," featuring Drs. Dawne Curry, Kwakiutl Dreher, and Amelia Montes. (228 Andrews Hall, Bailey Library)
March 2 @ 5:30pm: Humanities on the Edge lecture series presents Alexandre DaCosta, assistant professor of theoretical, cultural, and international studies at the University of Alberta, and his talk, "Towards a Hemispheric Critique of the Post-Racial." (Sheldon Museum of Art)
March 3 @ 11:30-5:30: Women Leading in Law, Business, and Philanthropy Conference. Registration required. (East Campus, College of Law)
March 6 @ 8pm: Slam Poetry Performance. Part of Our Nebraska Week, a week-long celebration of inclusion that seeks to encourage students to learn about themselves and to become stronger leaders in society. (Nebraska Union Auditorium)
March 6 @ 8pm: Writer, storyteller, and speaker Kimberly Dark will present "Things I Learned from Fat People on the Plane." Dark is the author of seven award-winning performance scripts and a number of educational programs regarding the body in culture – how appearances and identities influence experiences related to gender, race, body type/size, beauty and ability. She uses humor and intimacy to prompt audiences to discover their influences and reclaim their power as social creators. Her performance is the final event of the university's Eating Disorders Awareness Week. (Nebraska Union, Centennial Room)
March 7 @ 12pm: Dish It Up! Hosted by Martha Florence, one of the founders of the Afrikan People’s Union at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Martha will lead a conversation about racial disparities and standing up for your rights. As an instrumental leader on topics of inclusion and speaking up against discrimination, Florence recently shared her experiences with the Lincoln Journal Star and will further discuss the need to recognize and combat racism in present day. (Nebraska Union, Regency Suite)
March 7 @ 6pm: Presented in conjunction with the Sheldon exhibition “Conflict and Consequence: Photographing War and Its Aftermath,” artist Jim Lommasson will discuss his ongoing work “What We Carried,” a collaborative storytelling project with Iraqi refugees in the U.S. (Sheldon Museum of Art)
March 9 @ 3pm: Global Cafe presents a talk by Dr. Hana Waisserova, lecturer in Modern Languages and Literaratures, "Totalitarian Societies and Its Discontents." The talk will focus on helping us understand totalitarianism through an examination of what shapes totalitarian societies, it's culture, politics, values and identities. (Nebraska Union, Colonial A)
March 9-11: Humanities Symposium 2017: The Future of the Humanities. This symposium aims to foster a meaningful debate about the nature, scope, and future direction of the humanities. We want to create opportunities to build effective and enduring partnerships that will enrich humanities research and foster further exploration of new directions for scholarly work. Registration required. (Sheldon Museum of Art)
March 10 @ 10-5pm: Women's Writes! Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. We will provide research resources and consultations, tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, and rewards for participation. Bring your laptop, power cord, and ideas for entries that need updating or creation. We’ll have ideas on hand as well. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate. (Love Library, Adele Hall Learning Commons)
March 10: No Limits Student Research Conference in Women's & Gender Studies at University of Nebraska-Kearney.
March 10 @ 8:30-5:15pm: The College of Journalism and Mass Communications, with co-sponsorship by the College of Arts and Sciences, will host a day-long event, "The Press and the Presidency in the Post-truth Era," the first in a series on "The Media and Politics." (15 Andersen Hall)
March 10 @ 11am: Mohan Dutta, the founding director of the Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation, will present "Communication, Global Inequalities, and Social Change: A Culture-Centered Approach" sponsored by the Minority Health Disparities Initiative. (228 Andrews Hall, Bailey Library)
March 10 @ 12pm: Lory Dance, associate professor of sociology and ethnic studies, will present, "Putting Ideas into Action," as the final event for Our Nebraska Week. As a summary from the week, Lory Dance will present tools we can take with us as we move forward in creating an inclusive and open environment, not just on campus, but in our everyday lives. Student leaders will then host conversations at each table to develop a plan of action and the next steps for the campus. RSVP required, includes lunch. (Kauffman Residence Center)
March 13 @ 5pm: Panel on Women in Agriculture as part of programming for Women's Week. Join Sigma Alpha Sorority and East Campus Programs for a discussion about women in agriculture navigating through a male-dominated field. (East Campus Union, Room Posted)
March 13 @ 7pm: Panel on Women in Athletics as part of the programming for Women's Week. (West Stadium Club)
March 14 @ 4pm: Panel on Women in Political Advocacy as part of programming for Women's Week. Interested in community organizing, advocacy, and action? Join the Women’s Center and the Lincoln Women’s Foundation for a panel discussing how women can get involved in political advocacy work. (Nebraska Union, Colonial A)
March 14 @ 7:30pm: "The Bigger the Hair..." Come learn about the various textures, styles, products and more for African- American/Black hair! There will also be a student-led hair expo at the end of the event showcasing how students on campus keep up with their natural hair. We encourage students to bring Black hair products to donate to UNL’s student pantry as well! (Gaughan Multicultural Center, Room Posted)
March 15-17 @ 7:30pm: Staged Reading Festival & Tampon Drive. Theatrix's Staged Reading Festival features plays written and directed by women that observe what it means to be a female-identifying person in this day and age. Several of these plays are written by students. Though admission is free, Theatrix will be holding a tampon drive at the door. All feminine products are welcome! Proceeds will be donated to the People's City Mission. (Temple Building)
March 15 @ 2pm: Women's Center Intergenerational Discussion. Help us bring together the different generations of feminists in an afternoon of conversation. Get a feel for how earlier generations dealt with sexism and gender discrimination in their communities. Light refreshments will be provided. (Union Auditorium)
March 15 @ 6pm: Women's History Month Banquet, featuring Dr. Abla Hasan of Modern Languages and Literatures as keynote. Tickets required. (Champion's Club)
March 16 @ 1pm: Panel on Critical Literacies featuring Alison Head, Rumiko Handa, Emira Ibrahimpasic, Gary Kebbel, and Carrie Morgan. Panelists will discuss the literacies that are crucial to our students' abilities to solve problems, make sense of the world and engage as citizens in their many communities, as well as literacy practices that move students to critically question and challenge received narratives and norms. The panel will focus especially on these literacies as they relate to the teaching, learning and research of undergraduate students.
March 16 @ 6pm: Women Photographing War: A Panel Discussion. Presented in conjunction with the Sheldon exhibition “Conflict and Consequence: Photographing War and Its Aftermath,” Anne Wilkes Tucker, curator emerita of photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will moderate a panel discussion with photographers Susan Meiselas and Sara Terry about their perspectives on working in conflict zones, from the turmoil of insurrection to the struggle for forgiveness and peace. (Sheldon Museum of Art)
March 17 @ 1pm: Strength in Solidarity Panel. Join the sisters of Sigma Psi Zeta Sorority Inc. and the Women’s Center for a panel discussion about stereotypes that women of all backgrounds at Nebraska face. This is a great opportunity to hear from your fellow students about their struggles as women on and off campus. (Nebraska Union, Colonial A)
March 17-18: Women Entrepreneurs Conference. The goal of the conference is to empower women entrepreneurs to be catalysts of change in rural America. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from informative speakers and to build a mentor network of inspiring women leaders who can guide young entrepreneurs in business and community initiatives. A special emphasis will be placed on agricultural business. Registration required. (Courtyard Marriott, 808 R. St.)
March 28 @ 5pm: The annual Robert Knoll Lecture presents Stacy Alaimo, professor of English at the University of Texas at Arlington and the author of Exposure: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times. (Andrews Hall)
March 31 @ 7:30: Screening of 100 Years: One Woman's Fight For Justice, a film by Melinda Janko about the late Native American activist Elouise Cobell. Q & A with the director to follow. (The Ross)
March 31 @ 10:30am: The Minority Health Disparities Initiative presents Russell Toomey, "Where Two Silos Collide: Health and Development of Latinx Sexual Minority Youth." Toomey is an assistant professor of family studies and human development with the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Arizona. (Nebraska Union, Heritage Room)
March 31 @ 12pm: The WGS Spring Colloquium Series presents "Navigating Transmasculine Life at UNL: A Brownbag Conversation featuring Current and Former Students." (Nebraska Union, Colonial A)
March 31-April 1: Twelfth Annual James A. Rawley Conference in the Humanities, "Politics of Exploration: Conflict, Claiming, and Compromise." Registration required. (Location TBA)

April 2017

April 3 @ 7:30pm: Hixson-Lied Visiting Lecture series presents Caroline Sturdy Colls, associate professor of forensic archeology and genocide investigation at Staffordshire University. She led the first forensic archaeological investigation at Treblinka extermination and labor camps (Poland). In August 2015, she installed a new permanent exhibition at the Museum of Struggle and Martyrdom in Treblinka entitled “Finding Treblinka.” She has led forensic archaeological investigations at several other Holocaust sites across Europe, including in Adampol (Poland), Bergen-Belsen (Germany), Semlin (Serbia) and Alderney (Great Britain). She is the author of numerous publications concerning forensic and Holocaust archaeology. Her most recent volume Holocaust Archaeologies: Approaches and Future Directions was published by Springer in 2015. (15 Richards Hall)
April 5 @ 12pm: Ann Mari May, assistant professor of economics, will present "Gender & Higher Education," the last talk of the Brown Bag Luncheon Series for the Robert J. Kutak Center for the Teaching and Study of Applied Ethics. (Nebraska Union).
April 5 @ 7:30pm: Andrew Smiler, one of America's leading experts on masculinity, will present "Young Men's Sexuality: Beyond the Stereotype of the Promiscuous Young Male." (Nebraska Union Auditorium)
April 6 @ 12pm: Join Men@Nebraska for an expert panel featuring Andrew Smiler titled, "Sexual Assault: A Male's Perspective." The panel will discuss male victims of sexual assault, current campus resources, and prevention. (Nebraska Union, Regency Suite)
April 6-7: Nebraska Forum on Digital Humanities presents "Breaking Down Barriers: Social Justice, Cultural Memory, and the Digital Humanities," a two-day forum featuring presentations by T.L. Cowan, Emily Hainze, and Susan A. Rose, among others. Registration is required. (Center for Great Plains Studies)
April 7 @ 12pm: Ellie Krug will present a two-part presentation on inclusivity and personal perspective-building. This is a must-attend education and enrichment event for anyone who wants to “get it right” relative to living and working in a more inclusive environment. Sponsored by Human Resources, Information Technology Services, Institutional Equity and Compliance, and the Committee for GLBT Concerns. The workshops will also be streamed live. (Colonial Room, Nebraska Union)
April 7 @ 4pm: Ellie Krug will conduct a presentation on inclusivity and personal perpective-building skills and include issues concerned with common misunderstanding about transgender people; school safety, bullying, and bathrooms; and the political and social empowerment of anti-transgender activists in the current political climate. (Van Brunt Visitor's Center)
April 11 @ 12pm: Dish It Up presents "What Does It Mean to be Latinx?" (Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center, OASIS Lounge)
April 13 @ 3pm: Ally Development Workshop. Sponsored by the LGBTQA Resource Center, this workshop is dedicated to ways to start and/or improve your ally skills. (Colonial Room, Union)
April 13 @ 5:30pm: Humanities on the Edge lecture series presents Kirsten Pai Buick, "Slavery Makes the Woman: Historical and Racial Linkages in the Creative Practices of Mary Edmonia." (Sheldon Museum of Art)
April 20 @ 8:30am: University of Nebraska Omaha's Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (WiSTEM Pro^2) will host Professor Michelle Ryan from the Universty of Exeter to speak about gender inequities in regard to "Ambition, Risk-Taking, and Career Choices." Ryan is known for her research around the "glass cliff" metaphor which examines what happens when women and other minority groups take on leadership roles. (Chancellor's Room, Milo Bail Student Center, UNO)
April 20 @ 5pm: Lavender Graduation, an event to celebrate graduating LGBTQA+ students and allies. (Nebraska Union, Room Posted)
April 20 @ 8pm: Kings and Queens Drag Show. (Nebraska Union, Room Posted)
April 28 @ 10:30am: The Minority Health Disparities Initiative will present Rebecca Smith, a science educator who has supported science teaching and learning in the public schools of San Francisco for more than 20 years. She will be giving a talk, "Leveraging Teens' Cultural Expertise to Develop Targeted Health Messaging," based on her work with high school students in San Francisco. (Nebraska Union, Colonial Rooms)

Recurring Campus Meetings (weekly, monthly)

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

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.