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May 12, 2022

ArtSci Roundup: MFA Dance Concert, Passage, and More

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Christina Fiig: Gender Policies in a Context of (Quasi) Permanent Crisis

May 17, 12:00 PM | Online

Join the Center for West European Studies and the Jean Monnet EU Center to continue the Talking Gender in the EU Lecture Series, with Christina Fiig on “EU Gender Policies in a Context of (Quasi) Permanent Crisis,”

Christina Fiig is an Associate Professor at the School of Culture and Society, Section for Global Studies (European Studies), Aarhus University, Denmark, has authored the paper “Gender Equality Policies and European Union Policies” (Oxford University Press 2020) and co-authored the chapter “The Populist Challenge to Gender Equality” with Birte Sim (Routledge 2021).

Since 2008, the EU has been struggling with the “interrelatedness of the Euro, refugee and Brexit crisis” (Caporaso, 2018), with the rise of populism (Erman & Verdun, 2018), and most recently with the Covid-19 pandemic. There are good reasons to assume that these multiple crises may be here to stay (Dinan, Nugent, & Paterson, 2017), as they are the result of many factors that are at once local, domestic, European, and global (Erman & Verdun, 2018). In this lecture, Dr. Fiig will establish a context of (quasi) permanent crisis as a framework for understanding the contemporary developments in EU gender policies and the rise of rightwing populist parties and voices in the European Parliament.

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MFA Dance Concert

May 18 – May 22 | Meany Hall

Treat yourself to a live in-person performance with original choreography created by our world-class MFA in dance candidates and performed by our undergraduate students! The Department of Dance graduate students, all of whom have had no less than eight years of professional dance experience, work with selected undergraduate students to compose six conceptually and aesthetically diverse works. This year’s MFA candidates include artists who have worked with some of the world’s most distinguished dance groups, touring nationally and internationally, including but not limited to BANDALOOP, Dance Art Group (DAG), The Límon Dance Company, Martha Graham Dance Company, Merce Cunningham Trust, Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater, and 10 Hairy Legs. 

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Online Symposium – Dismantling the Body

May 18-19 | Online

The Graduate Students of Art History (GSAH) are pleased to invite you to the two-day virtual symposium “Dismantling the Body: Possibilities and Limitations in Art Making” on May 18–19, 2022.

Throughout art’s history, the human body has been a site of tensions, subject to regulations, overcoming or submitting to physical challenges, but also offering far-reaching opportunities for self-expression. This symposium will bring together scholars and artists to explore the interactions between body and place, the production of bodily knowledge, the regulation of the body, and its agency.

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Monica De La Torre’s, Feminista Frequencies, Book Talk & Celebration

May 18, 3:30 PM |  Communications 202

Please join us for this book launch, celebration, and discussion with author Monica De La Torre, GWSS Alum (PhD 2016) and Assistant Professor in the School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University. The road to the 2022 publication of her book Feminista Frequencies: Community Building through Radio in the Yakima Valley (UW Press) began with Dr. De La Torre’s doctoral research in the UW Department of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies. In this event, she will give a presentation on the research behind the book, delving into community-based radio as feminist praxis, public scholarship, and the process of turning a dissertation into a book, and then opening into a discussion with the audience. A reception will follow the event from 5-6pm.

Resistance through Resilience:
CCDE 7th Annual Conference 

May 18-19 | Online

Consisting of a two-part listening session and a panel discussion, the CCDE/UWRL Resistance through Resilience conference will showcase dialogues from program participants alongside elements of the Resistance through Resilience curriculum 

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DXARTS Spring Concert: Life Studies 

May 18, 7:30 PM | Meany Hall

The Department of Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) is pleased to present a program of classic virtuoso works of “aural cinema” and “acousmatic music” from DXARTS artist researchers.

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May 19 – 21 | Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

Obie Award-winner Christopher Chen’s provocative fantasia, Passage, gently lifts us from our own reality and sets us down in a new place: Country X. Country X has been occupied by Country Y. Country X is allowed its own laws and leaders, but Country Y controls both and has been unfairly abusing its power to mistreat native-born citizens. Chen deftly deploys theatre’s primal evocative powers to “raise questions that make the audience profoundly uncomfortable, but simultaneously creates a welcoming space to which everyone is invited.” (Time Out New York). New Drama faculty member Adrienne Mackey, Artistic Director of Philadelphia’s Swim Pony, makes her UW Drama directorial debut.

$5 – 20 | Buy tickets & more info

Roe v Wade: Impact, Solution, and Empowerment

May 21, 10:00 AM | Online

This event is a Student-led initiative, open to all community members who are passionate about reproductive justice. This event is an opportunity for activists, organizations, and the greater community to come together and discuss what is at stake for Roe v Wade, and its place within the Reproductive justice movement. This event is sponsored by the UW Alene Moris Women’s Center, as well as the Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology at the University of Washington.

We are excited to introduce our guest Keynote speaker, Débora Oliveira-Couch, from Surge Reproductive Justice.

Please join this event, to attend workshops from organizations and speakers from a variety of organizations:

  • Senior Attourney Kim Clark from Legal Voice
  • Surge Reproductive Justice
  • Pro-Choice Washington

More information about the workshops and speakers will be updated shortly.

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