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EIU Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Each year in March, the Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program at Eastern Illinois University hosts one of the biggest annual events on campus, Women's History and Awareness Month (WHAM).  Events include featured speakers, musicians, the Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival, and the WGS Award Ceremony.  This year's theme is Speaking Activism, Creating Change. Check out our Facebook Page for more details about upcoming events.

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2018 Women's History and Awareness Calendar of Events

February 26th: Photographer Alexandra McNichols-Torroledo, "Cultural Survival and Land Dispossession" (co-sponsored with Art & Design, History, the Humanities Center, Journalism, Latin American Studies, and the Provost's Office), Buzzard Auditorium, 4pm

March 1st: Key Note Event, Dr. Duriel Harris Poetry Reading (co-sponsored with AAHM), Doudna Lecture Hall, 6pm

March 11th: Concert of Music by Women Composers, featuring Elaine Fine & John David Moore, Wesleyan Methodist Church, 2:30pm

March 22nd: Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival (co-sponsored with the Coles County Arts Council), Feature Presentation, Obvious Child (dir. Gillian Robespierre), Coleman Hall Auditorium (CH 1255), 4:30pm

March 27th:  WGS Awards Ceremony, 7th Street Underground, 5-7pm


Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Annual Awards

During Women's History and Awareness Month undergraduate and graduate students, as well as women from the local community, are honored for their accomplishments.  Check out the below information to nominate yourself or someone you know.


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Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

3321 Coleman Hall
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920- 3099

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