Gender Week 2019

Gender Week 2019

Gender Week is March 18 - 22, 2019.

The Carolina Women’s Center and the LGBTQ Center organize Gender Week to encourage the campus and greater communities to better understand and map the intersections of identity and examine the ways that gender, race, class, etc. influence our daily lives.

The intersectional focus of Gender Week will challenge us to reexamine the assumptions and actions that make up our habits, while we have in-depth discussions of context and history to illuminate many truths about our identities and experiences that are often ignored.

Featuring special editions of Center After Dark, QTPOC Grad/Prof Students Gathering, and a Lunch and Learn on Nonbinary gender with Dr. April S. Callis.


2019 Gender Week Events

Gender Week Kick-Off at Davis

Monday March 18th from 11am - 1pm in Davis Library Courtyard

Meet the LGBTQ Center Ambassadors in front of Davis to learn about the construction of gender identity and gender expression, quiz yourself and win candy with the ally wheel and take pictures with the trans and genderqueer flags.


University Awards for the Advancement of Women Ceremony

Tuesday March 19th from 1pm – 3pm at Hitchcock Multipurpose Room, Stone Center

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill presents the four University Awards for the Advancement of Women: one to a faculty member, one to a staff member, one to an undergraduate student, and one to graduate or professional student or postdoctoral scholar. The awards honor individuals of any gender who have mentored or supported women on campus, elevated the status of women or improved campus policies for them, promoted women’s recruitment and retention, or promoted professional development for women.

Join us as we celebrate the 2019 honorees and their contributions to campus.


Coffee & Conversation on Gender & Mental Health

Tuesday March 19th from 2pm – 3pm in FPG Union Room 3209

Coffee & Conversations is a monthly initiative by Carolina Women’s Center and UNC Men’s Project that aims to engage the Carolina community in targeted conversations on issues related to gender equity and violence prevention. As a part of Gender Week, March’s event will focus on the intersections of gender and mental health.


Gender and Campus Change: Luncheon with Previous UAAW Recipients

Wednesday, March 20th from 12:30pm – 2pm in Wilson Library Pleasants Room

In the spirit of celebrating the University Awards for the Advancement of Women (UAAW), the CWC is gathering together previous winners to learn how they pursued gender equity in their everyday roles on campus. Lillie Searles (2011), Katrina Morgan (2018), and Erica Wallace (2018) share how they worked to improve gender equity at UNC Chapel Hill from their positions as faculty, staff, and students. What inspired their action? How did they decide what to do first (and next)? How, in short, did they become leaders and change agents in their corners of the university?

We hope this discussion will inspire you to ask yourself, "How can I work towards gender equity?"

Lunch will be provided.

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Co-sponsored by the University Office for Diversity and Inclusion.


Exploring The Expanse of Gender in Short Films

Wednesday March 20th from 5pm – 8pm at LGBTQ Center

In a special edition of LGBTQ Center After Dark, we'll be screening two hours of films on gender in non-western cultures. While members of these cultures wouldn't necessarily use the term "nonbinary," the films focus on identity and expression that could be considered "between" or "beyond" the western European concept of binary gender.

Refreshments will be provided.


Queer and Trans Grad/Prof Students of Color Gathering

Wednesday March 20th from 6pm – 8pm at Carolina Coffee Shop

Celebrating Black, Indigenous, and People of Color who identify as LGBTQIA+ are invited to enjoy free appetizers and get to know one another at this monthly gathering.


Lunch and Learn: Nonbinary Gender Through a Global Lens with Dr. April S. Callis

Thursday March 21st from 12:00pm – 1:30pm in Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

In the United States, after centuries of portraying gender as a binary of man/woman, we have finally started seeing gains in trans and nonbinary visibility. However, in other cultures, gender has long been understood as an identity category with more than two options. Join Dr. April Callis, Assistant Director of the LGBTQ Center, as she discusses cultures such as India, Thailand, and Samoa, where gender has historically existed beyond the binary.

Bring your lunch – drinks and dessert will be provided.