Event Archive

  • November 30th,  9:10 AM    Human Rights, Heritage, and Memory Colleen Murphy, Law, University of Illinois Toru Oga, Political Science, Kyushu University Shao Dan, East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Illinois Ren Yatsunami, Law, Kyushu University   This workshop is sponsored by...
  • November 30th, 12:00 PM Remembering through Memory Activism Tali Nates, Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (NPC) Mduduzi Ntuli, Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (NPC) Catherine Boyd, Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre (NPC)   This workshop is sponsored by the...
  • November 30th, 10:40 AM Museums Cristóbal Bianchi, School of Art & Design, University of Illinois Emily Anderson, Curator, Japanese American National Museum Gloria Yu Yang, Architecture, Kyushu University   This workshop is sponsored by the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program...
  • November 30th 1:30 PM  Memory and Heritage Brett Kaplan, Comparative and World Literature & Director of the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, Memory Studies, University of Illinois Ran Zwigenberg, Asian Studies, Penn State University & Kyushu University Naoko Gunji, East Asian...
  • November 29th, 7:00 PM Opening Keynote Address by Ann Burroughs, President and CEO of the Japanese American National Museum Levis Faculty Center, Room 210 919 W. Illinois St., Urbana, IL 61801   This workshop is sponsored by the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP) in...
  • On November 29, 2022 at 12pm CST, Dr. Hanan Elshair presented, "AI Applications in Education" during a virtual talk. Dr. Hanan Elshair is a Professor of Educational Technology and the Vise Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Women for Arts, Sciences, and Education at Ain Shams...
  • On October 28, 2022 at 12pm CST, Dr. Koni Benson presented, "Pedagogy and Politics: Enacting Alternative Maps for Creating Communities of Practice" during a virtual talk.   Dr. Koni Benson is an historian, organizer, and educator. She is a lecturer in the Department of History at the University of...
  • WGGP hosted a panel, "Exploring Place-Based Adaptation to Climate Change: Perspectives from Andean South America and Southern Africa on October 13, 2022.  This panel discussion took place in 300 Levis Faculty Center. This event was possible through the support of the co-sponsoring units including...
  • On October 13, 2022 at 9am CST, Kathleen Siminyu presented, "Honoring Kiswahili with Technology and Community" during a virtual talk.   Kathleen Siminyu works at Mozilla Foundation as a Machine Learning Fellow to support the development of a Kiswahili Common Voice dataset and to build speech...
  • On Sept. 30, 2022, panelists shared their expertise and experience when using feminist methods for global research, exploring dynamics of collaboration, activism, and decolonization when planning and conducting field research. Panelists included Dr. Melissa Rae Goodnight, College of Education, Dr....
  • On September 27, 2022 2pm CST, Dr. Timnit Gebru presented talk, Independent Community Rooted AI Research" virtual talk. Dr. Timnit Gebru is the founder and executive director of the Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (DAIR). Prior to that she was fired by Google in December...
  • On April 15, 2022 at 12pm CST, WGGP hosted the panel, "Feminisms, Arts and Activism: practices of resistance and solidarity in public scpace".  Individuals from Brigada Laura Rodig, Coordinadora Feminista 8M from Chile and Barrileras del 8M from Puerto Rico joined the conversation.   This event...
  • On April 1, 2022 12pm, Dr. Natasha Aruri presented "Takhayali [imagine.fem] Otherwise! Neocolonialisms, Spatial narratives, Resistance" during a virtual talk. Description: How can visual narratives of alternative worlds change the present and the future? This is...
  • West African Dance Night: The Untaught Night 2 "The Journey...." March 25, 2022 Lacina Coulibaly and Sena Atsugah   Co-sponsored by: Center for Global Studies; Department of Dance; Center for African Studies; Department of Anthropology; and the Department of Gender and Women's Studies...
  • On March 25, 2022 12pm, Dr. Tutin Aryanti (GRID Alumna), gave an in-person/virtual talk on, "The Women's Mosques: On Segregation and Agency".   This talk was co-sponsored by the Department of Landscape Architecture; Center for Global Studies; and the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern...
  • West African Dance: The Untaught Night 1 March 24, 2022   Film Screening and discussion for "Engagement Feminin Project" Lacina Coulibaly and Sena Atsugah   Co-sponsored by: Center for Global Studies; Department of Dance; Center for African Studies; Department of Anthropology; and Department...
  • On March 23, 2022 12pm, Mayye Zayed provided a Director's Virtual Talk on her documentary, "Lift Like a Girl" that was coordinated with a film screening. Description: For over 20 years, Captain Ramadan coached world-class weightlifters in Alexandria, Egypt. A...
  • On March 8, 2022 3:30pm, WGGP and the Humanities Research Institute (HRI) hosted the annual International Women's Day event, "12 Women Who Changed the World: Untold Stories".  This annual event brings together faculty, staff, students, and community members to recognize people who have made a...
  • On March 3, 2022 12pm, Dr. Evelyne Accad (Faculty Emerita), gave an in-person/virtual talk on, "La Maison de la Tendresse: House of Tenderness", a collection of five short stories recounting various forms of violence experienced by women in Lebanon.  The stories center on the role of tenderness, as...
  • On February 18, 2022 12pm, Dr. Laura Roth (Visiting Research, Jame I University, Spain), gave virtual talk on, "Feminist Politics Beyond Representative Democracy: The Practices of New Municipalism" Unlike most feminist analyses of politics, Dr. Laura Roth focuses, not on traditional political...
  • On November 5, 2021 12:00pm, Dr. Magdalena Novoa (Urban and Regional Planning) gave the annual faculty affiliate lecture, "Wounded Landscapes: Race, Gender, and Grassroots Preservation in Wallmapu" Magdalena Novoa is an assistant professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the...
  • On October 29, 2021 12:00pm, WGGP hosted a panel with Xola Qosha (Housing Assembly, Cape Town South Africa) and Silvia Baptista (The West Zone Solidarity Web, Rio de Janeiro Brazil) looking at how urban movements in Brazil and South Africa through practices of care and solidarity combat insecurity...
  • On October 15, 2021 12:00pm, Dr. Tithi Bhattacharya (Purdue University) gave talk on "Solidarity and Feminism: Histories Threaded Through Race and Empire"   Dr. Tithi Bhattacharya is a professor of South Asian History at Purdue University. She is the author of The Sentinels of Culture: Class...
  • On October 11, 2021, GRID Students, Ananya Tiwari and Rama Paudel hosted a panel on "Resilience in the times of COVID-19: Swataleem's Experience with Rural Adolescent Girls" via Zoom. An estimated 10 million girls in India may not return to school when they reopen after the second wave of COVID-19...
  • On September 30, 2021 4pm, Dr. Fionnuala Ni Aolian presented a virtual talk, "The Relevance of Transitional Justice Twenty Years after 9/11" as part of the Illinois Global Institute Blueprint for Transitional Justice in the US: Building on Lessons and Insights from Global Perspectives Series...