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Women’s Bureau Hosts National Dialogue on Workplace Flexibility

  SARA MANZANO-DÍAZ, WOMEN’S BUREAU DIRECTOR Invites you to join in a NATIONAL DIALOGUE ON WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITY Challenges and Solutions for Retail Industry The U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau is hosting a National Dialogue on Workplace Flexibility focusing on the Retail Industry.  This ½-day forum will address topics such as the business case for workplace flexibility, workplace […]

African Art Exhibit Featuring Talk by WGS Faculty Maude Wahlman

 What: An exhibition of rare African art from the collection of Dr. Ray Lake of Kansas City, MO in the Deluce Gallery at Northwest Missouri State University. Additionally, lectures on African Art to be given by Dr. Maude Wahlman and Dr. I Murphy Lewis. Exhibit: April 4 – April 24, 2011 Dr. Maude Wahlman Lecture April 4, 2011, […]

Missouri ACE Network Kansas City Regional Event, March 31, 2011

Missouri ACE Network American Council of Education Kansas City Regional Event Thursday, March 31, 2011 “Choosing Your Place in the Academy” Park University 8700 NW River Park Dr Parkville MO 64152 Click here to download a flyer with the agenda and more information.

Mantillas y Rebozos: Hispanic Women’s Views on Sexuality

Friday, April 08, 2011 4:00 – 5:00 pm  Reception 5:00 – 6:00 pm  Mantillas y Rebozos Guadalupe Center 1015 Avenida Cesar E. Chavez, Kansas City, MO 64108 This program is FREE, but registration is required. Mantillas y Rebozos: Hispanic Women’s Views on Sexuality is designed to encourage participants to look beyond their preconceived notions when considering […]

American Men’s Studies Association Conference, March 31-April 2, 2011

The Nineteenth Annual “Men and Masculinity Conference” of the American Men’s Studies Association will take place March 31-April 3, 2011 at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. The conference is co-sponsored by the Women’s Center and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. This year’s theme is “Men, Masculinities and the Common Good in an Era of […]

Class Actions: Why Children of Top Conservatives Support Gay Marriage But Not Abortion

By June Carbone While Congress is in the midst of trying to toughen abortion restrictions, Barbara Bush (junior) has joined the ranks of the children of prominent Republicans who endorse gay marriage. For many conservatives, abortion and gay marriage both strike at the heart of the family. But children of prominent Republicans do not often raise their […]

WGS Research Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

The UMKC Women’s and Gender Studies Programs offers research grants of up to $1,000 for faculty and graduate student research initiatives with a Women’s and/or Gender Studies focus. For academic year 2010-11 WGS has a total of $2,000 – $3,000 to disburse to graduate students and $3,000 to faculty. Awards are granted for various types of […]


By Brenda Bethman Happy International Women’s Day and Feminist Coming Out Day! There is a TON of stuff going on, both IRL and in the virtual world. Here in Kansas City, you can take part in our local Feminist Coming Out Day events (also be sure to check out the UMKC gallery on the national […]

Upcoming Events

March is Women’s History Month!  UMKC’s Women’s & Gender Studies Program, Women’s Center, and other groups are putting on a host of events to celebrate. Here’s a list of events scheduled March 1-12. For events later in the month, check out the Women’s Center’s event calendar. Book Display: Gender and 19th Century German Literature. March […]

How to Stop the Right’s Campaign Against Rape Victims

By June Carbone The Republican leadership is at it again. House Republicans rode into office on claims that President Obama and the Democratic Congress were promoting a “liberal” agenda rather than focusing on the real task at hand — job creation. Yet the first act of the new Republican House was a symbolic repeal of […]