WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
Janet Mock – March 12th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm Kendall Main Stage – Janet Mock is a writer, advocate and author of “Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More,”, a text that is required reading for 5 WGS/LIT courses in the Spring of 2015. In 2011, Janet publicly proclaimed her identity as a trans woman and focused her efforts on speaking about the struggles, triumphs and portrayals of girls and women like herself. In 2012, she launched the social media project #GirlsLikeUs, a movement that encourages trans women to live visibly.
Janet was profiled in the HBO documentary “The Out List” and contributes to MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry show. She is a board member at the Arcus Foundation and has been recognized by the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, the Anti-Violence Project, and the Center for American Progress. A native of Honolulu, Janet attended the University of Hawaii, earned her MA in journalism from NYU, and worked as an editor at People.com.
TCNJ Provost Jackie Taylor – Tuesday, March 24, 2015 – 12:30 pm – Library Auditorium
Provost Taylor will give a reading from her autobiography, “Waiting For the Call: From Preacher’s Daughter to Lesbian Mom”
WGS Alums – Leah Chamberlain, Ria Rodney, Kelly Baden & Kristen Daskilewicz will discuss issues pertaining to “Reproductive Health”.
Doctor Hank Fradella – March 26, 2015 – 5:30 – 7:30 pm Education Building 212 – “Sex, Sexuality, Crime, and (In)Justice: A Look at the Evolution of the Social Control of Rape”
Dr. Hank Fradella is a Professor in and Associate Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He earned a B.A. in psychology from Clark University, a master’s in forensic science and a law degree from The George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary justice studies from Arizona State University. He is a nationally-recognized expert on the insanity and diminished capacity defenses and on the evolution of constitutional criminal procedure. Dr. Fradella is the author or co-author of eight books and 75 articles, book chapters, reviews, and scholarly commentaries that have appeared in outlets such as the American Journal of Criminal Law, Criminal Justice Policy Review, the Criminal Law Bulletin, the Federal Courts Law Review, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, the Journal of Law and Sexuality, The Justice Systems Journal, and Law and Psychology Review. In addition, he has delivered more than a dozen invited lectures, 50 conference presentations, and has served as the editor of four scholarly journals.
Kate Bornstein is a performance artist and writer who has been exploding binaries and deconstructing gender—and her own identity – for decades. Trans-dyke; Reluctant polyamorist; Sadomasochist; Recovering Scientologist; Pioneering gender outlaw, Kate’s books are taught in over 120 colleges and universities around the world. Ze has performed hir work live on college campuses, and in theaters and performance spaces across the USA, as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Austria. The film Kate Bornstein Is a Queer & Pleasant Danger joins her on her latest tour, capturing rollicking public performances and painful personal revelations as it bears witness to Kate as a trailblazing artist-theorist-activist who inhabits a space between male and female with wit, style and astonishing candor. By turns meditative and playful, the film invites us on a thought-provoking journey through Kate’s world to seek answers to some of life’s biggest questions. Kate and Director Sam Feder will host a viewing of the documentary, followed by a conversation, interview, & Q&A session.