February 14th through the 18th, the Carolina Women’s Center is presenting Got Gender? a “week of programming that fosters critical dialogues about gender and its impact on daily life. From the images we see to the pronouns we use, gendered expression and gender(ed) expectations saturate and influence our ability to know ourselves and others. Got Gender? will challenge us to take a step back from entrenched assumptions and habits, while expanding conversations and exploring contexts. We hope to illuminate the horizons of gender on our campus and in our culture, and encourage the Carolina community to break through restrictive norms.”
Monday February 14th:
University Awards for the Advancement of Women
3:30 pm | Campus Y, Faculty Commons
Join us in recognizing the faculy, staff, and students whose work has improved the lives of women at Carolina. Sponsored by the Offices of the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.
Tuesday February 15th:
7 pm | Carolina Union Cabaret
Wednesday, February 16
Brown Bag Film: Bonus Gender Week Screening!
The Codes of Gender: Identity + Performance in Pop Culture (2009)
12-1:30 pm | Graham Memorial
Communication scholar Sut Jhally applies Erving Goffman’s groundbreaking analysis of advertising to the contemporary commercial landscape in this provocative new documentary about gender as a ritualized commercial performance. (73 min.)
Courtney Martin, “Fag Jokes, Fishnets, and Fiances: How Narrow Gender Roles Compromise Quality of Life and How to Get Liberated “
7 pm | Chapman 125
Award-winning author and blogger Courtney E. Martin explores some of the ways in which men and women are both limited by traditional ideas of gender, and how we all have a stake in breaking free and living more authentic lives. Martin will cover contemporary feminism (including the wider role young men are playing), activism, beauty, and romantic relationships, among other topics. Martin is an editory at Feministing.com, the most widely read feminist publication in the world, and recently spoke at the first annual TEDWomen’s Conference.
Thursday, February 17
Fireside Chat with Holden Thorp
11 am | Campus Y Faculty Commons
Chancellor Thorp will lead the campus community in a conversation about gender and gender equity at UNC. Don’t miss this unique opportunity for a lively and productive dialogue with fellow faculty, staff, students and administrators!
Friday, February 18
Cookies at the Carriage House
3 pm | Carolina Women’s Center, Carriage House Lounge
Join CWC at the end of the week to tell us about your experiences and continue the dialogue about gender at UNC! Light refreshments provided.
Don’t miss out on this exciting week of opportunities to explore gender and find creative and exciting ways to overcome gender inequality.