1. Message from the staff
Congratulations on the end of a great semester. In May-June 2014, the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center will host additional Safe Zone Trainings, collaborate on the first-year reading and first-year sexual assault prevention programs, as well as develop exciting fall programs.
Over the summer, the Center is open during the same hours that the Union is open, so please continue to use the space and resources. We hope to see you soon!
Dr. Susannah Bartlow
Director, Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
2. Research highlight
The GSRC has awarded three research grants to faculty in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Communication, and Education. Dr. Lisa Edwards is researching Latina mothers’ resiliency in partnership with a Southside community center. This project is designed to explore the prenatal and postpartum mental health needs and experiences of Mexican immigrant mothers residing in Milwaukee. Dr. Heather Hlavka has also been chosen as a grant recipient for a heavily student-engaged sexual assault research project. Finally, Dr. Lynn Turner has been selected for a project on the interface between gay- and lesbian-led families and the schools.
We are also excited to welcome our GSRC Faculty Fellows for the 2014-2015 academic year. Dr. Sameena Mulla will be in residency with us extending the research conducted during the Responding to Rape Workshop and her ongoing research on sexual assault in Milwaukee. Dr. Debra Oswald, our other selected Faculty Fellow, will be joining us for a student and faculty joint research project on gender and sexuality orientation discrimination/bias.
We are excited to have this scholarship at the GSRC and look forward to these researchers' projects and presentations!
3. Featured Event
The GSRC will be offering Safe Zone training in May and June. All faculty, staff, and graduate students in teaching or student support roles are invited to participate. Students who do not serve in support roles are invited to contact the GSRC to discuss a student-oriented Safe Zone training.
May-June Safe Zone training dates:
FULL-DAY TRAINING (9am-4pm): Thursday, May 29
TRAINING SEQUENCE: May 23, 9:30-11:30am; May 30, 11am-1pm; June 6, 9:30am-11:30am
Please reply by Wednesday, May 14 at firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate which training you will attend. We will also offer trainings in August and throughout the academic year on a periodic basis, so please let us know if you'd like to receive updates about future trainings.
4. Free Books in the GSRC!
New in April, there is a bookcase of free books available in the GSRC. Based on the "Little Free Library" concept, Nia Schudson, Women's and Gender Studies librarian at the Raynor Memorial Libraries, has put together a bookcase of free books for the taking. The idea of "take a book/leave a book" promotes sharing books at no cost. All book donations are welcome! Stop by during open hours to leave a book and take a book!