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The Hate Crime Statistics Report – Gender-Motivated Violence

By Dr. Jessica Hodge, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology As someone who studies hate crimes and teaches a class about the subject, I find myself anticipating every year the release of the FBI’s Hate Crime Statistics report.[1] In this report, the FBI provides a variety of statistics involving the types of hate crime incidences […]

Age Becomes Us: Leading, Empowering, and Building Capacity Across the Generations

2011 UMKC Starr Symposium Keynote Speakers Gloria Steinem and Dolores Huerta Saturday, November 5, 2011 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Pierson Auditorium, University Center Open to the UMKC Campus Community and the Public  (registration required) In addition to the keynote addresses, lunch and workshops will be presented for a fee of $20.   Lunchtime performance by […]

SIGNS & SYMBOLS – African Images in African American Quilts

In conjunction with the exhibition Bold Expressions,  Dr. Maude Southwell Wahlman, the Dorothy and Dale Thompson Endowed Chair of Global Arts and a leading authority on African American quilts, presented a lecture on October 9 where she discussed how the knowledge of technical skills, secret African signs and protective charms were remembered and encoded in African American […]

Is There Anything Good About Boys? Has modern feminism gone too far?

Featuring a debate with Professor June Carbone and Dr. Christina Hoff Sommers Wednesday, October 19th 12:00 noon UMKC School of Law, Student Lounge Lunch Provided  

Medieval Women, Archives, and “Rabbit Holes”

By Dr. Linda Mitchell  In November I will be spending a couple weeks in London (my graduate students are thrilled to be relieved of attending class just before Thanksgiving Break!) in order to squeeze in research at The National Archives of the UK and The British Library at a time when the usual tempests of […]

Women Artists of the 18th Century in France ~ Prof. Melissa Hyde

Prof. Melissa Hyde, an internationally renowned art historian and award-winning teacher at the University of Florida, will present her new research on women artists of the late eighteenth century in France on Thursday, October 27, in the Fine Arts Building, room 208.  The lecture will begin at 4:00 pm and is open to the UMKC campus […]

Book Reception with Jessica Hodge, Ph.D.

GENDERED HATE: EXPLORING GENDER IN HATE CRIME LAW by Dr. Jessica Hodge, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology  Join Dr. Hodge at the Gifted Hands Gift Shop in Crown Center, Suite 335 Saturday, October 22 5:00 to 7:00 pm  Books will be available for purchase.  

Visiting Speaker Leslie Griffin – “Ordained Discrimination: The Cases Against the Ministerial Exception”

The UMKC Law School welcomes visiting speaker Dr. Leslie Griffin, Larry and Joanne Doherty Chair in Legal Ethics at the University of Houston Law Center, who will present her research Thursday, October 20, 3:30 to 5:00 pm, at the Chancellor’s Residence.  The event is sponsored by the School of Law, Women’s & Gender Studies Program, and the Women’s Center.

Her Art Project Networking Reception

Join local artists and arts advocates for networking and conversations about supporting women in the arts in Kansas City. Tuesday, October 18th 5:30 to 7:30 pm The Drop Bar & Bistro 409 E. 31st Street KC MO Please RSVP at For more information about the Her Art Project events please visit:    

Marginalized Girls: Creating Pathways to Opportunity for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

By Kristi Holsinger A few weeks ago, I participated in a meeting in Washington, D.C. entitled, “Marginalized Girls: Creating Pathways to Opportunity for Girls in the Juvenile Justice System.”  Scholars in the field, juvenile justice practitioners and administrators, and girls with previous and current system involvement came together to share ideas and brainstorm solutions.  The […]