Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center

The Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center (GRC) provides gender related education and programming at Idaho State University. We host film screenings, panels, art shows, lunchtime talks, focus groups, and the annual Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life Conference. We also provide training for the ISU Green Dot bystander intervention program. See the schedule of events for further details.

Gender Resource Center (GRC) - Spring 2014 Events

Film Screening and Panel Discussion:

Miss Representation
Thursday, January 30, 2014
6:00pm, Little Wood River Room, SUB

The GRC partners with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to bring you this dynamic film that uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. It challenges the media's limited and often despairing portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.
Contact Dr. Leeuwrik (leeulind@isu.edu) for more information

Art Show: She's Got My Back

March 3 - 31, 2014
Opening March 3, 2014
5:30-7:00pm, Transition Gallery, SUB

To celebrate Women's History Month, She's Got My Back will be displayed throughout the month of March to showcase multiple aspects of female relationships, women who help one another, and to celebrate the strong, supportive, and inspirational women in our lives.
Free and open to all

Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life Conference

March 3 - 4, 2014 (times and locations TBA)

One again, the College of Arts & Letters and the GRC brings a gender focused academic conference to the ISU campus. Featuring academic papers, panels, and much more including keynote speaker Lisa M. Diamond from the University of Utah's Psychology Department.
Visit our website or call us for more information


Wednesday, March 5, 2014
4:00pm, Bengal Theater, SUB

Lunafest is a yearly traveling short film festival and an empowering event that features the works of different women and their unique stories.
Free and open to all

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Behavioral Interviewing: Thursday, March 6, 2014 3:00-5:00pm, Clear Water Room, SUB

Salary Negotiation: Friday, March 7, 2014 1:00-3:30pm, Clear Water Room, SUB

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers participants with the opportunity to refine their job interview skills and to learn salary benchmarking in preparation for their first jobs following college graduation.
Contact Dr. Leeuwrik (leeulind@isu.edu) for more information

Film Screening: Philomena

Sunday, March 9, 2014
3:30pm, 5:30pm, and 7:30pm
ISU Bengal Theater, SUB

In recognition of Women's History Month, the Pocatello Film Society invites you to attend Philomena staring Judi Dench and based on a true story about a woman who was forced to give her child up by her church when she births out of wedlock, and her subsequent efforts to reconnect with that child.

Lunchtime: Women Who Make America

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
12:00-1:00pm, Diversity Resource Center, Rendezvous 129

In recognition of Women's History Month, Makers: Women Who Make America is a film brought to life with priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success. Join us for this educational, inspirational, and heartfelt documentary about the women who paved the way for generations to come.
Free lunch for the first 30 guests

Sex In The Dark

Thursday, March 13, 2014
7:00pm, Planetarium, Rendezvous 203

Do you have questions about relationships, love, sex, romance, your body, etc., that you want answered by a professional while still being anonymous? Sex In The Dark is your chance to do just that! The GRC and ISU Housing host this educational, fun, and open minded event where there are no dumb questions. Our panel of "sexperts" are local professionals covering both mental and physical health, all to make sure students get the answers they need.
Free and open to all, plus free prizes!

Film Screening and Panel Discussion:

STRONG! by Julie Wyman
Thursday, April 17, 2014
6:00-8:00pm, Little Wood River room, SUB

"A film based on Cheryl Haworth's struggle to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting inches towards its inevitable end. STRONG! explores the contradiction of a body that is at once celebrated within the confines of her sport and shunned by mainstream culture. Learn about the psychological and social consequences and possibilities of having a body that doesn't fit." www.strongthefilm.com
Free and open to all

Lunchtime Talk:

Male Engagement in Pregnancy Prevention
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
12:00-1:00pm, Diversity Resource Center, Rendezvous 129

Join us for a discussion from Andrew Levack (EngenderHealth Director) as he shares his message on family planning regardless of what comes from society of what it means to be a man. There should be new assumptions to say that men are non-violent, men should be faithful, men should stand up for violence, men should use condoms, men should care for their children, and men should help other men become better men.
Free lunch for the first 30 guests

Take Back The Night

Friday, May 2, 2014
Old Town Pavilion, Pocatello

In collaboration with Family Service Alliance and the Pocatello Art Walk, the GRC encourages the campus community, along with the greater Pocatello community to join us for an educational, inspiring, and empowering event. TBTN is an international event, dating back to the 70's and is held in support of survivors of sexual violence. Featuring speeches, food, t-shirts, music, raffle prizes, and more.