“Any serious shift towards more sustainable societies has to include gender equality.” -Helen Clark
Greetings, Incoming Bengals!
Let me introduce you to Idaho State University’s Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center (GRC), which is named after an outstanding former Dean of Student Affairs. To learn more about the inception of the center, click here. The mission of the Gender Resource Center is to focus “on gender issues and [to bring] education, training, and [programming] to the ISU campus. Each semester the center hosts lunchtime talks, workshops, film screenings, panel discussions, art shows and other interesting and relevant programing related to gender topics and issues to campus. The center invites students, staff, faculty and the community to participate and learn about interesting and exciting topics.” The Gender Resource Center has also hosted moving and powerful speakers like transgender activists and promises more exciting featured guests!
One specific focus for the Gender Resource Center’s gender programming and outreach is to provide the Green Dot Strategy, a national agency’s training, which is “an interactive workshop designed to equip participants with the necessary connection, knowledge and skill to increase their proactive and reactive bystander behaviors. The training is 6 hours and can be broken into separate sessions.” Simply contact Stephanie Richardson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information!
In addition to the semester and annual programming the center provides, the year 2017will be the 13th Annual College of Arts & Letters/ Gender Resource Center Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life Conference! The “GenSex” conference “focuses on how ideas and stereotypes concerning gender and sexuality roles shape and influence various aspects of our daily lives.” Students and campus community members can attend free of charge, gratis through event funds allocated for the nationally-recognized historical month of March, which is Women’s History Month. Be on the lookout for the Call for Papers, usually due in January!
The Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA), an Associated Students of Idaho State University (ASISU) funded group also provides LGBTQ and gender resources and support much like the Gender Resource Center, serving students at every location of the university, too. You can check them out here!
As someone wise once said: “Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.” -Kofi Annan
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Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center
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Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID 83209-8141
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