WGS will celebrate 45 years on campus
The Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department will celebrate 45 years of women's studies on campus and other milestones with several activities March 20-21.
Highlights include an alumni panel discussion, student and faculty workshops, keynote address, and dinner celebration at Gallery Divani. Details are below, visit gvsu.edu/wgs/anniversary for more information.
Mel Michelle Lewis, director of the Center for Geographies of Justice and associate professor at Goucher College, will give a keynote address and lead student and faculty workshops. Lewis had served as interim executive director of the National Women's Studies Association and is a member of the Baltimore LGBTQ Commission, advising city leaders on issues impacting the LGBTQ community.
Alumni panelists are Kristen J. Cuhran Fuller, Fair Housing Center of Southeast and Mid Michigan; Dani Vilella, Planned Parenthood Centers of West Michigan; Jazz McKinney, YWCA West Central Michigan; and Erika Van Dyke, Grand Rapids Community Foundation. This event is co-sponsored by Brooks College Office of Integrative Learning and Advising.
• Faculty workshop with Mel Michelle Lewis, noon-1:30 p.m., Kirkhof Center, room 2270; RSVP online at gvsu.edu/wgs/anniversary.
• Student workshop with Mel Michelle Lewis, 10-11:15 a.m., Lake Ontario Hall, room 163
• Alumni panel, reception, keynote address, 4-7 p.m., DeVos Center, Loosemore Auditorium
• Anniversary dinner celebration, 7:30-9 p.m., Gallery Divani, 15 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids; RSVP at [email protected].