Women’s Center Winter 2012 Upcoming Events

A preview of upcoming events:

Lunafest Returns to DePaul
Friday, January 27th
7:00pm – Screenings
Student Center / Room 120

This season’s program of nine selected films will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings and motivate you to make a difference in your community. Incredibly diverse in style and content, LUNAFEST is united by a common thread of exceptional storytelling – by, for and about women.

To preview all of this year’s films: http://www.lunafest.org/the-films



Please Join Us for the 13th Annual Performance of the Vagina Monologues!!!          
Saturday, February 11th & Sunday, February 12th
Student Center / Room 120
2250 N. Sheffield Avenue


V-Day is a movement that is grounded in the concept of “empowerment philanthropy.” Every year thousands of V-Day benefit events take place on college campuses and in communities throughout the world, raising funds for groups working on the ground to end violence against women and girls. All proceeds of  the V-Day DePaul performances will benefit Chicago-area organizations working to end violence against women and girls.


Thursday, March 1st / 12:30pm
Student Center / Rm. 120


8th Annual Women’s History Month Luncheon: As part of DePaul University’s commemoration of Women’s History Month, The Women’s Center will host a luncheon and roundtable discussion featuring Chicago-area activists. Confirmed participants include:

•    Mischelle Causey Drake, graduate of DePaul’s College of Law and the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Jane Addams Hull House Association
•    Mona Noriega, Commissioner of the city’s Department of Human Relations
•    K. Sujata, President and CEO of the Chicago Foundation for Women
•    Moderator: Dr. Ann Russo, Women’s and Gender Studies / DePaul University

Thursday, March 1st / 6:30pm
Student Center / Rm. 120

As part of the University’s commemoration of Women’s History Month, The Women’s Center and Women’s and Gender Studies Program will host a performance and discussion featuring Chicago area women artists/ activist/scholars. Confirmed participants include:

•    Sharon Bridgforth, a resident playwright at New Dramatists and the current Visiting Multicultural Faculty member at The Theatre School at DePaul
•    Misty De Berry, a Chicago-based writer and actor and Visiting Faculty in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at DePaul
•    Laila Farah, a Lebanese-American feminist performer-scholar and Associate Professor and Graduate Director in Women’s and Gender Studies at DePaul
•    Kimberlee Pérez – a queer Chicana performer-scholar and Instructor in the College of Communication / DePaul
•    Moderator / Respondent: Dr. Francesca Royster, African and Black Diaspora Studies / DePaul University

Please feel free to contact The Women’s Center for any additional information: (773) 325-7558.

Great New Winter Quarter Course Offering – MPH 501: Introduction to Public

Loop Campus, Mondays 5:45 – 9:00 pm, 4 credits

This course introduces students to the concepts, principles, and case outcomes of public health practice. It outlines theories of health, illness behavior, and health education. It considers community health data sources, classical health intervention approaches, the planning and evaliation of community health intervention.

Please contact MPH@depaul.edu with questions.

Still looking for an interesting Winter Quarter Course?

Consider registering for MLS 468/WGS 307/407: Women in the Middle East

In this course students will explore how Middle Eastern women have been represented in the media outside of the Middle East, by Arab women scholars and “Third World” feminists.

For centuries, Arab women have been depicted in various disparaging ways from the exotic harem girl to the rock throwing Intifada, to the submissive victims of Arab patriarchy. Students shall challenge these representations by focusing on the everyday lives of Arab women through scholaraly writings from the region, critiquing media images, and reading literary works and personal narratives of Arab women.

By the end of the course, students will have gaines understandings of the following areas of study: the veil, eroticization and exotification, women and Islam, Arab women’s everyday lives, selected literary works, political activism, economic and class issues, and media represenations.