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)
Green Dot Training
January 20 (Modules 1 and 2)
January 22 (Modules 3 and 4)
1:00 pm to 4:00pm
Rendezvous Suites B & C
A green dot is any behavior, choice, word or attitude that promotes safety for all citizens and communicates utter intolerance for violence. Take part in this leadership opportunity to learn how to be an active bystander and stop power-based violence.
"Hairstory - Herstory"
by Jill AnnieMargaret
February 16th - March 18th
Opening - Februaury 16th - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Hairstory - Herstory addresses the basic human rights of women and girls with regard to freedom from sexual assault, child sexual abuse and battery. Establishing partnerships with Idaho City Poet, Mary Ellen McMurtrie, the Women's and Children's Alliance, Boise, Idaho, SAFEproject Laramie, Wyoming, USA, Proyecto 'ace and the Centre Arminda Aberastury, Buenos Aires, Argentina, the artist co-led a series of workshops, which gathered writing, audio recordings and hair to create the exhibition. The project gives voice to a community of women whose common shared experiences often leave them silent and isolated.
Transgender Activist Aydian Dowling
February 25th - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Aydian Dowling a trans body builder and a finalist in Men's Health "Ultimate Guy" contest will speak on his path to success and the contributions he has made to surpass discrimination and build support for the trans community.
Aydian has been featured in many newspapers and magazines and recreated Adam Levine's iconic nude cover shoot for Cosmopolitan UK that went viral on social media.
Short films, by, for, about women
March 7th - 6:00 to 7:30 and 4:30 to 6:00
Established in 2000 by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film. This traveling film festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes. http://www.lunafest.org
XII Annual Gender & Sexuality in Everyday Life
March 10th and 11th - 8:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Salmon River Suites - Pond Student Union
Keynote - Richard Sprott, Ph.D.
The Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life Conference focuses on how ideas and stereotypes concerning gender and sexuality roles shape and influence various aspects of our daily lives. By acknowledging these roles, we can begin to break down some of the barriers they constitute and move towards awareness and open dialogue. This year the conference will be presenting a great combination of local ISU faculty and student presenters as well as guests from all over the country and internationally. ISU students of all levels, as well as interested community members, to experience a professional conference.
Start Smart and Behavioral Interviewing
March 29th - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Clearwater Room - SUB
AAUW's Start Smart and Work Smart programs are designed to empower women with the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate their salary and benefits packages. By learning strategies and practicing effective language, participants gain valuable skills they can use throughout their lives - well beyond their next negotiation.
Sex In The Dark
March 17, 2016 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Do you have a question 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 Gender Resource Center and ISU Housing host this educational, fun, and open minded event where there are no dumb questions. Our panel of "sexperts" are all 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
Denim Day In the USA
April TBA (Call 282-2805 for updated information).
Quad under the Hypostyle - SUB
For the past 16 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. In this rape prevention education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault.