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Marquette University Gender and Sexuality Resource Center

October 4, 2013


1. Message from the staff

We’re enjoying the thrill of new knowledge and connections after our visit with international scholars Norma Guillard Limonta and Catherine Murphy, who participated in nine course and department visits, as well as two lectures and film screenings during their time on campus in late September. Their insights about social justice education, LGBT inclusion, and community-building were inspiring, as was the opportunity to have transformative intellectual dialogue in multiple languages with colleagues and students across campus.

After helping implement a successful round of first-year violence prevention training programs (sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs), the GSRC participated in Marquette's Sexual Violence Awareness Week from Sept. 29, through Oct. 4. Susannah and Sheraden visited with this year's Resident Assistants to talk about gender and LGBTQ identity in Marquette's residence halls, and are working with the Division of Student Affairs on a Gender Diversity Training workshop that will be offered during National Coming Out Week, Oct. 7-11. More details about these educational events can be found below, and remember to check out our bi-weekly community brown bag lunches.


Dr. Susannah Bartlow, director
Sheraden Bobot, program assistant

Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
Alumni Memorial Union, 425

2. Research highlight

Marquette graduate Frank G. Karioris is a visiting researcher at the GSRC this fall. A doctoral candidate at Central European University in Comparative Gender Studies with a specialization in Sociology and Social Anthropology, Frank is doing research related to men's interactions within all-male residence hall, O'Donnell Hall. The project is utilizing participant observation and ethnographic methods to gain a close understanding of male residence hall relations and the roles that they play in these men's lives moving forward. This involves working with O'Donnell residents on a day-to-day basis, as well as doing interviews throughout the academic year. The project will also include interviews with O'Donnell Hall alumni to provide a comparative element. Contact the center to find out more about Frank's research, and stay tuned for a work-in-progress presentation later this fall.

3. Student project

Jenny Czubkowski, a junior in the Social Welfare and Justice Program of the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, is currently completing her practicum internship at the GSRC. Jenny’s internship will focus on learning about organizational development and raising the profile of the center’s events as the center grows in year two. She hails from suburban Illinois and is in the GSRC from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday — come say hello!

4. Featured event

The GSRC will host lectures and educational programming related to LGBT History Month, which is celebrated in October nationally, internationally, and at Catholic and Jesuit universities across the country. The purpose of LGBT History Month and National Coming Out Day, which will be celebrated Oct. 11, is to give members of the LGBT community a shared time, nationally and globally, to express their identities, to share their unique perspectives and experiences, and to communicate their pride in their personal and collective accomplishments. It is also a time to bring greater awareness, especially to those who do not belong to the LGBT community, of the issues that members of this community face as they strive for greater acceptance and justice. The Gospel message of Jesus Christ calls each of us to be present to one another with respect for the inherent dignity and worth of each human person.

Please join us for "Beyond Binaries," a lecture delivered by scholar and educator Robyn Ochs, Friday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. in Clark Hall, 111, to celebrate National Coming Out Day. A nationally known speaker, scholar and editor of the 42-country anthology Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World and the Bi Women Quarterly, Ochs' writings have been published in numerous women’s studies, multicultural and LGBTQ anthologies. She has taught courses about LGBTQ history and politics at the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology and Tufts University.



"Coming Out at the Intersections" student panel moderated by Cream City Foundation CEO Paul Fairchild
Monday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in the AMU, Lunda Room

Movie screening: Bully, sponsored by the Center for Intercultural Engagement

Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. in the AMU, 227

"Chronicles of the Closet," hosted by the Gender and Sexuality Alliance
Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in the AMU, 121

"Beyond Binaries" National Coming Out Day keynote speech given by scholar and educator Robyn Ochs
Friday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. in Clark Hall, 111

Film screening and discussion: Toilet Training
Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in the AMU, Henke Lounge

Gender Diversity Training, co-sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs
Monday, Oct. 28, at 3:30 p.m. in Raynor Memorial Libraries' Beaumier Suites

"Marriage Equality and Other LGBTQ Civil Liberties" town hall discussion
Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. in the AMU, 121

More events


Counseling Center

Campus Ministry

Marquette University Medical Clinic

Department of Public Safety

The Healing Center

Milwaukee LGBT Community Center

Sexual Assault Treatment Center

Sojourner Family Peace Center


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