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Marquette University Gender and Sexuality Resource Center

October 7, 2014


1. Message from the staff

In the past month we have seen a lot of growth in students, faculty and staff engaging with the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center.  We want to send a warm thank you to everyone who has stepped into our Center to simply drop by to say hello, or ask a question.  We are here to serve the Marquette Community, and we cannot do this without you, so thank YOU!  The following are upcoming events and opportunities to get involved with us!  October is LGBT History Month--it's a great time to get involved!

We would also like to announce that our Safe Zone Participant Directory is available for the Marquette Community!  This is a very critical resource for all.  Please use the resource as an opportunity to reach out to a faculty or staff members that have been Safe Zone Trained.


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

Dr. Oswald’s research is under way!  The project title is "Young women's experiences with hostile and benevolent sexism." In this specific study there will be 100 participants.  Dr. Oswald’s research team involves two graduate student and 7 undergrad research assistants. They are working on 2 different projects, this project in particular as well as another on allied behaviors.

Dr. Oswald’s office has a steady flow of Research Assistants as well as students coming in for thefirst time visiting the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center--exciting!

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 our last Info Session for students to learn about our Volunteer Program on Tuesday 10/7 5:00-6:00pm.

Upcoming Student Safe Zone Training

We will be holding our FIRST Student Safe Zone Training on October 22nd and 29th.  Interested in attending this training?  Send us an email at to RSVP.

4. Featured 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!

Keith Edwards

MUSG, along with the Office of Student Development, Triangle Fraternity, Marquette's Panhellenic Association and the Interfraternity Council of Marquette, is proud to bring speaker Dr. Keith E. Edwards to Marquette's campus as a part of its 2014-15 Speaker Series. Dr. Edwards will speak in the Weasler Auditorium at 7 p.m.

His presentation "It Affects All of Us... Marquette Coming Together to End Rape" is nationally recognized and is considered one of the most theoretically and conceptually grounded presentations on sexual assault in the country.

Wisconsin Bisexual/Pansexual Speakers’ Bureau

Please join us in a dialogue with members of the Wisconsin bisexual and pansexual communities! Tuesday, October 21 from 12:30pm - 2:00pm @ Henke Lounge, 2nd floor AMU.

LGBT Film Festival

The Milwaukee Film Festival is on its way, October 16th-26th.  Contact us if you are interested in obtaining tickets for a particular film by emailing us at

Collaboration: Center for Intercultural Engagement and the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center

TheCenter for Intercultural Engagement(CIE) and the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) are bringing students together that identify within the LGBTQ spectrum who are committed to building community around and highlighting the lived experiences of LGBTQ and similarly self-identified students of color. If you are interested in joining in on the discussion, email or

QPOC Art Show

TheIntercultural Engagement at Marquette Universityand theMarquette Gender and Sexuality Resource Centerare seeking ART! (up to 3 pieces each) by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Trans*, Two-Spirit and other gender and sexuality non-conforming People of Color (QTPOC), that address various aspects of QTPOC experience, including but not limited to art that illuminates histories and the present, in regards to racism, sexism, homoantagonism, transantagonism, classism, ableism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, imperialism, orientalism, social movements, community healing, social justice, imagination, possibility and freedom. We are looking for a variety of art!

What to Submit: Submit up to three images in jpg format. Please use a dpi of at least 300 and an image size of 10x14 inches. Include a brief cover letter/bio in the email body when you submit, (including a note on how you identify under the QTPOC umbrella). We are accepting 2D and 3D work, and time-based media such as film, video, web art and design.

Who should I submit to: Email Jeanette, GSRC Program Assistant, at

Submission deadline: October 13, 2014

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




Tuesday October 7
Volunteer Program Info Session, 5:00pm-6:00pm, AMU 42

Keith Edwards
It Affects Us All... Marquette Coming Together to End Rape
7pm, Weasler Auditorium

Thursday October 9
Tabling Info Session, 11:00am-3:00pm 

Friday October 10
Community lunch 12-1 (students)

LGBTQ History Month theme: What does coming out mean to you?

Wednesday October 15
Gender, Justice and Sexuality: Finding the Intersections

A talk about the work of gender centers on university campuses and in community.

Susannah Bartlow, Ph.D.

Director, Gender and Sexuality Resource Center

12:00-1:15pm ~ Alumni Memorial Union – Room 227

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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