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Archive for February, 2013

Communication Thesis Presentations – Several pertain to WGSS

Be sure to check out some of the Communication Thesis Presentations if you are on campus Monday night.

Especially the following 2 that relate to WGSS subject matter:

“Beauty and the media beast: A cross- generational comparison of women and beauty”

“Whips Chains and Change: A Third Sexual Revolution”

Communication Thesis Presentations, Monday, March 04  6:30 – 8:45

Library Media Room, Lower Level

Camille Protano will be presenting her Project research titled:

“Stories in the workplace: An exploration of manager perceptions”
Dr. Pagano, Director, Dr. Gudelunas, Second Reader

Diane Casaretti will be presenting her Thesis research titled:

“Beauty and the media beast: A cross- generational comparison of women and beauty”

Dr. Gudelunas, Director and Dr. Pagano, Second Reader

Lori Naber Allyson will be presenting her Thesis research titled:

“Whips Chains and Change: A Third Sexual Revolution”
Dr. Gudelunas, Director and Dr. Serazio, Second Reader

Valerie Montinat Chernetskyy will be presenting her Thesis research titled:

“Consumer motivations for contributing online reviews of products and services”

Dr. Gil-Egui, Director and Dr. Serazio, Second Reader


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Living Thinkers Documentary showing this Friday

Roxana Canton Profile PicLIVING THINKERS: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BLACK WOMEN IN THE IVORY TOWER is a documentary by Roxana Walker-Canton.  In it, Black women professors share a collective story about the impact of race, class and gender on their lives as black girls seeking education and their present status in American colleges and universities.

Friday, February 15, 2013 6pm
Gonzaga Hall

Funding made possible by Fairfield University College of Arts and Sciences, the National Council for Black Studies, Cutting Edge Gender Research Grant, and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism

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March for Change- Advocating for Safer Gun Laws in Connecticut


Gun control is an issue that affects people from all walks of life including populations represented by the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program.

America’s murder rate is:

2 times that of Canada

3 times that of the United Kingdom

4 times that of Australia

5 times that of Spain

10 times that of Iceland and Japan

Countries with homicide rates similar to the U.S. include Niger, Palestine and Yemen

On Thursday, February 14, March for Change in Hartford, CT

March for Change is a local grassroots coalition of activists supporting the enactment of safer gun legislation in Connecticut. They are partnered with Connecticut Against Gun Violence, an organization which has addressed this issue since 1993. On Thursday, February 14th from 11am-1pm, these organizations are planning a rally on the north steps of the Capital building in Hartford, CT.

The Center for Faith and Public Life, in partnership with the Center for Catholic Studies, Peace and Justice Studies, and Service for Justice Residential College, is organizing a bus for faculty, staff, and students who would like to attend this event.

Space is limited.  Please register for a seat on the bus by Friday, February 8th at The bus will depart from Alumni Hall at 9:15am and return by 3:00pm. If you plan to travel to the event with your own transportation, please register directly on the website. Walkers are encouraged to wear green and/or white, the colors of Sandy Hook Elementary School.

To learn more about existing gun laws in CT and to stay updated on specific legislation that will be proposed in CT, please visit:;; and For more information on March for Change, please contact Danielle Corea, X 3059,

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One Billion Rising, Feb 14 – Demand an end to violence against women

1br-logo-webToday, on the planet, a billion women – one of every three women on the planet – will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION mothers, daughters, sisters, partners, and friends violated.

V-Day REFUSES to stand by as more than a billion women experience violence.

On February 14th, 2013, V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, we are inviting one billion women and those who love them to walk out, DANCE, RISE UP, AND DEMAND an end to this violence. One Billion Rising is a promise that we will rise up with women and men worldwide to say, “Enough! The violence ends now.”

Start your own rising or join one locally:

Domestic Violence Crisis Center Norwalk

One Billion Rising, February 14 12:30pm-1:00pm at the Green in Norwalk

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