Our goal during Gender Week is 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.
We’ll be hosting events throughout the week that highlight at least one aspect of the intersectional identities that impact our daily experiences.03/05/2018 at UNC-Chapel Hill
MONDAY 03/05: 2018 University Awards for the Advancement of Women Ceremony + Reception
2pm-4pm in Pleasants Family Room, Wilson Library, 200 South Road, Chapel Hill NC 27514
UAAW awards recognize people of all genders who contribute to the advancement of womxn at UNC-Chapel Hill.
TUESDAY 03/06: Nonbinary Pride and Visibility
10am-2pm in The Pit (rescheduled to Friday 3/09 from 10am-12pm due to rain.)
Celebrating people with genders between and outside of the binary. Spin the Ally Wheel to win prizes while learning about nonbinary gender identities, take a photo with the genderqueer flag, (and more) with the LGBTQ Center! https://www.facebook.com/events/929365267219991/
5pm-7pm at the LGBTQ Center, SASB South Room 3308, 385 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill NC 27599
Folks who identify as Nonbinary or as having a gender outside of the binary and their affirming loved ones are invited to join us from 5pm to 7pm for a social at the LGBTQ Center. We’ll have comfort food from K&W, cookies, board games, coloring pages, and Rock Band! https://www.facebook.com/events/384074115392753/
WEDNESDAY 03/07: 2018 University Awards for the Advancement of Women Luncheon and Panel
12:00pm-1:30pm in Upendo Lounge, SASB-North, 485 Ridge Road, Chapel Hill NC 27599
Learn from earlier recipients of the UAAW! How did they change the University to be more gender equitable? How did they decide there was a problem they needed to fix? And how did they go about fixing it? Lunch provided. Registration required.
THURSDAY 03/08: Gender - An Exploded View
12:00pm-1:15pm at FPG Union Room 3206A-B, 209 South Road, Chapel Hill NC 27599
Bring a lunch (we’ll bring dessert!) and discuss developing ways to look at and describe gender with Dr. Terri L. Phoenix, Director of the LGBTQ Center.
FRIDAY 03/09: Safe Zone - Cultivating a Welcoming Campus for All Identities
12:00pm-5:00pm (Register for location details)
Begin or refresh your commitment to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for UNC-Chapel Hill community members of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. The UNC-CH Safe Zone training has been shaped and revised based on the needs of our campus over the last ten years. Registration is mandatory. Facilitated by Dr. April S. Callis, Assistant Director of the UNC-CH LGBTQ Center. Register at http://go.unc.edu/safezone.