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Inside/OUT Speakers’ Series tonight!

Inside/OUT Speakers’ Series Presents:

I Won’t Discuss Who I’m Dating: Reading Same Sex Celebrity Gossip in Hollywood and on Broadway
Presented by Wes D. Pearce, Head, Theatre Department, University of Regina

This illustrated talk, examines the ways in which same sex gossip has historically been used to ‘control’ leading men and women of both stage and screen. Arguing that the use of same sex celebrity gossip has been especially effective in ‘containing’ film stars, the use of same sexuality gossip has (surprisingly) been equally effective in ‘controlling’ stage actors. What is the relationship between the position of power and gossip? What, if any, is the role of gossip in maintaining a performative ‘gay ghetto’? What is the connection/nature between performing public sexual identity and destabilizing gossip?

Date: Thursday, 18 March 2010
Time: 5:00 – 6:00
Location: 7-152 Education North Building, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=377727867462&ref=mf
Website: www.ismss.ualberta.ca

Talk posted! Police Warnings and Sexual Violence: The Mobilization of the Garneau Sisterhood

Lise Gotell recently spoke as part of iSMSS‘s Inside/OUT Speaker’s Series on Police Warnings and Sexual Violence: The Mobilization of the Garneau Sisterhood.

If you missed it, or if you were there and would like to hear it again, head over to our CJSR News page to download the podcast!*

You can find the slides that go along with the talk here and watch the Target Women mentioned here.

If you’d like to find out more about the Garneau Sisterhood, check out their website. You can also email them at garneau.sisterhood@gmail.com.

*to listen to the podcast on a portable device, right click the arrow icon and select “Save link as…”. This will allow you to download the file and transfer it.

Police Warnings and Sexual Violence: The Mobilization of the Garneau Sisterhood

UPDATED: Please note the room change.

The always amazing Lise Gotell will be speaking on the Garneau Sisterhood this Thursday, January 7 at 5pm at Room 128 (first floor) Education South Building, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta.

From the facebook event page:

In 2008, a series of sexual assaults occurred in an Edmonton neighborhood bordering the University of Alberta. Edmonton police service did not release any information until three women living within a one-block radius were sexually assaulted by a man who broke into their homes in the middle of the night. After a fourth attack on an elderly woman in suburban middle class neighborhood, the police warnings intensified. All women “living alone” were advised to be vigilant, and “lock their doors and windows.” In response to these events, an anonymous group of neighborhood women calling themselves the Garneau Sisterhood mounted in a poster and media campaign. This campaign was marked by great irreverence and a Do-It-Yourself (DYI) style of activism that is characteristic of third wave feminism. It challenged and mocked the disciplinary and individualizing thrust of police warnings. In this talk, I explore the contemporary construction of sexual violence through technologies of risk management. In its creative and edgy challenge to risk management discourses the Garneau Sisterhood campaign stands as an example of the productive possibilities of contemporary grassroots antirape activism.

We love the GS for their kick ass campaigns which build solidarity and place blame where it belongs – on perpetrators. Be there, Thursday January 7 at 5pm to learn more about this awesome form of anti-rape activism.

Check out the GS on Adamant Eve!

Inside/OUT Speakers Series

The 6th Annual Inside/OUT Speakers Series is proud to co-present:

Trans Politics: Beyond Law & Order
by Dean Spade, Assistant Professor, School of Law, Seattle University

When: Fri, 23 October, 12pm – 1pm
Where: Law Centre, Room 231-23

In the wake of Bill 44 legislation and the delisting of SRS, queer and trans issues in Alberta are becoming increasingly influenced by legal discourse. But, as Dean Spade’s work shows, trans politics are also done “beyond law and order” in everyday and systemic styles of racism, classism, and the many disciplinary architectures through which we learn what our bodies mean. From prisons to poverty to psychiatry to post 9/11 surveillance, Dean Spade’s version of ‘trans’ attends to the many ways in which gender is never a simply isolated identity or mode of discrimination. Dean is currently a professor at the Seattle University School of Law. He also founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project in NYC, which provides free legal services to trans, intersex, and gender non-conforming people who are low-income and/or people of colour. He has also taught on the subjects of sexuality, gender, and law at Columbia and Harvard.

Discussion Panel: “TRANS.assemblages: Intersectionality and Beyond”
with Dean Spade, Lucas Crawford, Carol D. Allan, Lane Mandlis, and Val Napoleon

When: Fri, 23 October, 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Where: Humanities Centre L-2

Professor Spade’s visit is sponsored by APIRG, Faculty of Law’s Equality and Respect Committee, Women’s Law Forum, OUTLaw, Peace by Piece, Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, Department of English & Film Studies, Faculty of Arts, and Trudeau Foundation.


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The Inside/OUT Speakers’ Series, now in its 6th year and hosted by the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, is designed to provide a venue for queer research, work, and ideas, from inside and outside the academy, to a general audience at the UofA and in the broader community.

This year’s speakers’ series entails more than 10 talks on a wide range of leading-edge queer research and contemporary social issues. Please visit our website for a complete list of speakers.