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TRIOTA Spring Film Series 2017

    Triota Spring Film Series
    Iota, Iota, Iota, or Triota, is the Women’s and Gender Studies honor society. Student leaders will host a three-part film series that will coincide with Black History Month, Women’s History Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Free pizza and drinks will be provided and all films will conclude with a panel discussion and Q&A. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.

    • Wednesday, February 15, 2017
      Tukey Theater, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.                  
      A profile of Anita Hill, the African-American lawyer who challenged Clarence Thomas’s nomination to the US Supreme Court in 1991 and exposed the problem of sexual harassment to the world. This film is co-sponsored by the African American Studies program.

    • Wednesday, March 15, 2017
      The Punk Singer
      Tukey Theater, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
      A look at the life of activist, musician and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band, Bikini Kill and pioneered the “riot girl” movement of the 1990s. Women’s history never looked so cool.
    • Wednesday, April 5, 2017
      It Happened Here
      Tukey Theater, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
      A compelling documentary that explores sexual assault on campuses through the personal testimonials of five survivors who transform their experiences into a springboard for change. Women’s Rights & Empowerment Network (WREN) will partner with Triota for the Q&A session after the film.

    Who needs Feminism? View photos on Flickr!
    In the spring of 2012, frustrated by anti-feminism on campus, sixteen Duke students asked Who Needs Feminism? To their surprise, the world answered them. In this lecture, In 2013, USC Upstate participated in this viral visual campaign to tell why we need feminism, too!
    Feminism in Hardcover Book Club Selection
    The most recent Feminism in Hardcover book club selection was On Being Included: Racism and Diversity in Institutional Life, by Sara Ahmed.

    Bodies of Knowledge Symposium
    The Symposium renewed and reinforced campus commitment to the principle of respecting sexual diversity, and to the acknowledgement of sexual orientation as a protected category of identity in Upstate’s longstanding Diversity Initiative. The symposium served to maintain and further fuel the energy of the students, faculty and staff who were galvanized to improve the campus climate for LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff.

    Nourishing New Research
    This program provides opportunities for faculty to share in-progress academic work for feedback and support as part of an effort to enrich the intellectual environment at USC Upstate and to foster cross-disciplinary collegiality around a shared interest in Women's and Gender Studies.

    Words of Fire Symposium
    Featuring Dr. Tricia Rose in February 2009, this event is an especially memorable example of CWGS celebrations of Black History Month. Other outstanding speakers have included Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown on celebrating black girlhoods, Dr. Dianne Johnson on her book Hair Dance(an award-winning children’s book on attitudes toward black hair) and Dr. Layli Phillips Maparyan on luminosity and “the womanist idea." 

    Photo Galleries
    View various FlickR galleries of past events held by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies. 

    Dates of Interest

    Our Director

    Lisa Johnson, Ph.D.
    Office: CASB 124
    Phone: 864-503-5724
    Email: mjohnson@uscupstate.edu 

    Contact Us

    USC Upstate
    Center for Women's and Gender Studies
    CASB 120
    800 University Way
    Spartanburg, SC 29303
    Phone: 864-503-5926
    Fax: 864-503-5351