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Archive of posts filed under the Feminism category.

The Vagina Monologues Auditions

Auditions for the 2014 V-Day at UMKC are being held Friday, Nov 8 – 3:00 to 7:00 Saturday, Nov 9 – Noon to 3:00 Tuesday, Nov 12 – 4:00 to 6:00 Auditions are held at the UMKC Women’s Center.  No memorization or experience required! For more information or to reserve a time slot, please contact […]

Emily Wilding Davison – Suffragette Martyr?

By Dr. Jennifer Frangos, Department of English On a recent visit to the Museum of London with a friend, I found myself in front of a display case of artifacts from the Women’s Suffrage movement in Britain in the 1910s. (If you’re a PBS drama fan, you’ll remember the WSPU protest marches along Oxford Street […]

The Feminist Prison – Dr. Kristi Holsinger, Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology

It was a surprising email.  A prestigious professor from graduate school wrote out of the blue asking me to write a book chapter for a new book he had envisioned and recently received a contract for.  The book title was The American Prison: Imagining a Different Future.  Great idea!  I am not a big fan […]

“Latina Spiritualities” – A Lecture by Professor Lara Medina

 Join us for a special presentation by Dr. Lara Medina, California State University at Northridge “Latina Spiritualities: Paths of Creativity and Responsibility” Thursday, April 25th 6:00 ~ 7:30 p.m. Katz Hall 101 Reception will follow the lecture Dr. Medina’s presentation will provide an overview of the diverse strands of Mexican American/Chicana spiritualities, beginning with an […]

The Vagina Monologues!

Professor Kathy Krause Awarded NEH Fellowship

Dr. Kathy Krause, professor of French in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, has won a year-long National Endowment for the Humanities grant that will allow her to complete her research and write a book on “The Role of Noblewomen in Literary Production in Northern France during the 13th Century.”  This is not the […]

2012 Missouri NOW State Conference – Columbia, MO

The National Organization of Women (Missouri chapter) is hosting the NOW state conference Friday evening, September 21, and Saturday, September 22. Join us for a special showing of Zoe Nicholson’s documentary March On! Friday evening, 6:30 p.m., at the MU Student Center.  Saturday’s agenda will include the keynote address Saturday morning by Ms. Nicholson, followed […]

Women’s Equality Week – Pushing Back/Marching Forward / August 18-26, 2012

Kansas City is celebrating WOMEN’S EQUALITY WEEK with a full week of speakers and activities.  Please click on the link below for the complete schedule of events. The week will end on a high note at Mill Creek Park (47th & Main), Saturday, August 25, with guest speakers, music, personal testimonials, and women’s organizations’ tables, booths, and displays. […]

25th Annual Equality Day Brunch

Celebrating the 92nd Anniversary of Women Getting the Vote and the 40th Anniversary of TItle IX: Fair Play On and Off the Field Saturday, August 25th 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (registration begins at 9:30) Crowne Plaza Hotel Crystal Ballroom 7750 Carondelet Clayton, MO Tickets: $37.00 and $15.00 for students.  Tickets must be purchased and will […]

“Miss Representation” Documentary – February 28 – UMKC Student Union Theatre

Join the UMKC Women’s Center on February 28 for a screening of the documentary “Miss Representation.”  This powerful film from writer, director and producer Jennifer Siebel Newsom explores how mainstream media contributes to the underrepresentation of women in influential positions in America.  Reception ~ 5:30 pm Screening ~ 6:00 pm A facilitated discussion will follow […]