Gettysburg College’s celebration of Women’s History Month will include several on-campus events in March.
Healthy Relationship Discussion Group
March 20, 4 p.m., The Women’s Center
Gather in a small group setting to discuss intimate partnerships, define what a healthy relationship looks like, raise awareness about issues of control and abuse in dating relationships, and learn basic skills about how to deal with unwelcome behaviors.
Transgender Inclusion in the Military
March 20, 7 p.m., Mara Auditorium
Left behind in the wake of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy change, transgender individuals remain unable to serve openly in the military. This panel discussion will include representatives from invested parties, including transgender veterans, their advocates, U.S. military, and foreign militaries, to offer a unique perspective on the issue.
Dinner and Discussion: Sexuality, Gender, and Race with Aliyya Abdur-Rahman, Ph.D.
March 26, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Diaspora House
Sponsors: Allies, Black Student Union, and LGBTQA Advisor
The event will feature a dinner and informal conversation about the intersection of sexuality, gender, and race in the African American community.
Against the Closet: Black Political Longing and the Exotics of Race Aliyya Abdur-Rahman, Ph.D
March 27, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Masters 110, Mara Auditorium
Sponsor: College Life Division
Considering genres from the slave narrative to science fiction, “Against the Closet” analyzes African American literary depictions of transgressive sexualities in order to illuminate the ways in which race, politics, and sexually intersect in the social/racial ordering of United States culture and in the making of African American literature.
The Women of Downton Abbey
All month, Musselman Library
Explore the lives of women in Great Britain in the post-Edwardian era. These titles have been selected to address the massive changes that began for women as World War I, the disintegration of the class system, and the right to vote took hold.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition that includes Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate and other distinguished scholars among its alumni. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.
Contact: Mike Baker, assistant director of communications, 717.337.6521.
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