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Talk next Monday at 7


Karma Chávez (we are reading her for next week) is speaking next Monday: 

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Class canceled for today (4.11)


Sorry for the short notice, but class is canceled for today (4.11). We will discuss the readings and watch video clips on Wednesday.

Check out this great day of events


Dear GWSSers,

In celebration and support of Asian American Studies at the UMN, please join us at this all-day extravaganza to both commemorate and invigorate AAS at the U!

What: UMN AAS Showcase
When: Saturday, April 30th, 9am-6:30pm
Where: Heller 1210ABC -- except the party :)

A more detailed description of all the days' events are included after the jump.

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Want some examples of xtranormal videos?


Here are two recent examples of xtranormal videos:

1. So you want to get a PhD in the humanities?

2. And a final statement on feminist pedagogy from two students in my feminist pedagogies class:

Suzanne Koepplinger, Director, MN Indian Women's Resource Center
"Commercial Sexual Exploitation in Minnesota's Native Communities"
4pm, Room 1314 Social Sciences
Free and Open to the Public

Join the Human Rights Program and the University of Minnesota's Women's Center tomorrow, Tuesday, March 8, as they explore the often ignored issue of commercial sexual exploitation of women and young girls in Minnesota's Native communities with distinguished guest speaker, Suzanne Koepplinger. Ms. Koepplinger, M.A., has been the Executive Director of the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center since December of 2003, a non-profit social and educational services organization committed to the holistic growth and development of American Indian women and their families. Director Koepplinger has a strong background in international project development, communications, domestic violence, community organizing and fundraising. The discussion will take place from 4:00-6:00PM in Room 1314 Social Sciences at the University of Minnesota, West Bank.

Breaking News: Planned Parenthood funding cut

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Check out these various posts on the recent decision in the House to block funding to Planned Parenthood:

How to we put this recent event into conversation with our readings?

Readings for next week


Hi everyone! Next week we will be meeting in the Rachel Raimist Feminist Media Center (Ford 468) on Monday, Jan 24th. We will not meet in Ford 151. I will do a workshop on using blogs/twitter in the feminist classroom. In preparation for the workshop, please do the following reading:

1. Review my blog entry for class: How to blog, a primer
2. Browse through our course blog and the course blog for last year's class
3. Twitter tips

In preparation for next Wednesday's class (1/26), please do the following reading:

1. Using blogs in the feminist classroom
2. Puotinen, Sara and Kandace Creel Falcón. "Teaching with Blogs and Blogging While Teaching: Using Blogs to Expand Access to Feminist (Cyber)spaces" (available on our WebVista site)

Note: I have emailed all of this information to class members as well. Make sure to read that email carefully and remember your group + group time. 

Group A: 4:00-4:20

Group B: 4:25-4:45

Group C: 4:50-5:15