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Marquette University Gender and Sexuality Resource Center

September 8, 2014


1. Message from the staff

Welcome back all!  It’s thrilling to feel the new year's energy on campus and be busy already with community lunches, research and more!  We are also excited to welcome Jeanette Martín, the new Program Assistant.

Welcome message from Jeanette

Peace everyone!  It is an honor to be part of the Marquette Community, and be working in a beautiful space and campus resource like the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center.  I am born and raised in Milwaukee, and am proud to be back in my city after completing my undergraduate and graduate degrees from UW-Madison and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  I am an arts educator and community organizer at heart with a passion for grassroots community transformation and education. 

A recent highlight was the feature of my interview with Third Woman Press.  Third Woman Press began in 1979 by Dr. Norma Alarcón in Bloomington, Indiana.  TWP bridges transnational, Third World communities in resistance that understand and develop historical and site-specific thought as central to global decolonization. TWP strives to critique and dismantle hegemonic models of what counts as knowledge, its production, its circulation, and its interpretation. In doing so, the Press brings together an alter community of critical scholars, artists and activists committed to bringing many silenced voices from the margins to the center of knowledge production.  It is an honor to be contributing to the revival of such a resilient and critical press!

I would like to continue meeting as many students and staff, so do not be shy, stop by the GSRC & say hello!  My office hours are Monday-Friday 12:30-4:30pm.  I am here to assist in any way possible.  J


Dr. Susannah Bartlow, director
Jeanette Martín, program assistant
Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
Alumni Memorial Union, 425

2. Research Highlight:  Faculty-in-Residence Dr. Debra Oswald!

We give a warm welcome to our Fall 2014 Faculty-in-Residence at the Center!  Dr. Debra Oswald is an Associate Professor of Psychology.  Dr. Oswald applies social psychology theories to understand a number of social issues. Dr. Oswald’s primary research interests focus on two areas: social stigmatization and interpersonal relationships. 

Dr. Oswald shares with us, “I am delighted to be the Faculty-in-Residence Scholar with the GSRC this fall. During this semester I will be starting a project that investigates how experiencing sexist events impacts young women's lives, including their career aspirations, self-esteem, and wellbeing. I am particularly interested in examining the differential impact of hostile (overt) and benevolent (paternalistic) sexism on young women's lives. It is my hope that by understanding the harm that sexism causes women, we can work to support women's development.”

3. Student Projects:  Volunteer Program and Student Safe Zone!

About our Volunteer Program

Our GSRC Volunteer Program provides Marquette Students with the chance to volunteer and explore issues focused on women and gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual assault prevention and intersections of identity. Through our program, students develop a strong work ethic, learn valuable life skills, gain practical work experience and gain a greater appreciation and understanding of gender and sexuality.

We will be having Info Sessions for students to learn about our Volunteer Program on the following dates:

Thursday 9/18 2:00-3:00pm

Tuesday 9/23 3:00-4:00pm

Tuesday 9/30 4:00-5:00pm

Tuesday 10/7 5:00-6:00pm

About our Student Safe Zone

The GSRC will be launching a student-oriented Safe Zone program to give students the opportunities to deepen their knowledge about LGBT and gender justice issues, identity development, religion and sexuality, and ally work.  Safe Zone certified students will contribute to building safe and brave spaces and strengthen the network of campus partners interested in gender, sexuality, and diversity on campus.  All Marquette Students are invited to participate.

Student Safe Zone interest sign-up

Interested in Student Safe Zone?  Send us an email at

4. Featured Events:  community lunches and Campus Ministry events

Community lunches

Reminder that our Community Lunches are open to all the last Fridays to all, and only open to students the 2nd Fridays of the month at the GSRC from 12:00pm-1:00pm.  We hope many of you can join us! Please RSVP to if you'd like a pre-ordered lunch or bring your own!

Campus Renew Sign-ups

Looking to engage your faith, strengthen your relationship with God, connect with other students, or explore how to better live as a person for and with others? Check out Campus Renew ( This once a week, one hour small group offers students opportunities to explore how God is active in life.  Students can sign-up to be part of a Renew group based on a particular date and time or could also select to be part of a LGBTQ & Allied student small group.

A LGBTQ & Allied small group can be offered in a broadly Christian or interfaith format depending on student interest. For more information on signing up for a LGBTQ & Allied student group, please contact Steve Blaha at (414) 288-3686 or Registrations will be accepted until Monday, September 15th.

Mass with the LGBTQ & Allied Community

Join us at the St. Joan of Arc Chapel each month (around the 3rd Wednesday of the month) at 4 p.m. Mass dates are 9/17, 10/22, 11/19, 1/28, 2/25, 3/18, and 4/15. Rev. Bryan Massingale, Professor of Theology, will preside. All are welcome! Enjoy this time with God and with others.

5. Give to the Center!

As the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center programs continue to expand, we need your help! To donate, simply, choose “Other” and “GSRC” to direct your giving to the Center. Your gift will support expanding the Safe Zone training program, developing educational projects like a Women’s Leadership Institute, and building visibility for the Center’s work.

Remember, there are always opportunities to get involved with the GSRC. For more information on how you can help, and for information on how your donation is supporting the GSRC, we invite you to visit us online, at




Gender and Sexuality Resource Center community lunch

Friday, Sept. 12, 12-1pm

RSVP to by Thursday at 12pm for lunch or bring your own!

LGBT Center Awareness Day

Open House at the Center all day, AMU 425

Volunteer Program info sessions

Thursday 9/18 2:00-3:00pm

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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