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Introducing Hissy Fit!

The new student online 'zine for all things activism! Email submissions to ISUhissyfit@gmail.com today!

What does feminism mean to you?

Come share your experiences with us in Rachel Cooper Hall Room 237!

Headlines

F.L.A.M.E. Raises Awareness about Domestic Violence 
FLAMEGail Trimpe-Morrow and Emma Belz from the Feminist Lead Activist Movement to Empower (F.L.A.M.E.) were featured in an interview about domestic violence and the recent attention in mainstream media given to the National Football League (NFL). For more information, please click here

WGS Affiliated Faculty Member Launches World Premiere of Walking with My Ancestors
Walking with My Ancestors The world premiere of Walking with My Ancestors, a show by Illinois State University Associate Professor Ama Oforiwaa Aduonum, will run from November 6th to the 16th at the New Route Theatre in Normal, IL. For information about showtimes and ticket price, please click here

The Annual ISU PRIDE Halloween Dance Returns 
PRIDE HalloweenCome out and celebrate Halloween with Pride! There will be free food, a costume contest, dancing and drag perfomrances! This event will take place on Friday, October 31st from 7pm to 10:30pm. For more information, please click here.  

Spotlight

Hissy Fit: A New Online Student ‘Zine!. Julie Tippey first got the idea for the student-administered online magazine during a project she was working on for the Women, Gender, and Society class. Hissy Fit was also inspired by her work with the Feminist Led Activist Movement to … Continue reading  
WGS Faculty Feature: Dr. Venus Evans-Winters. Meet Dr. Venus Evans-Winters! She is an Associate Professor in the Educational Administration and Foundations Department in the College of Education. Earlier this year April Dr. Evans-Winters was invited to the White House to participate in a meeting with the … Continue reading  
Hissy Fit: A New Online Student ‘Zine!.

Julie Tippey

Julie Tippey first got the idea for the student-administered online magazine during a project she was working on for the Women, Gender, and Society class.

Hissy Fit was also inspired by her work with the Feminist Led Activist Movement to Empower (F.L.A.M.E.) and feminist magazines such as Bitch and Jezebel. Hissy Fit focuses on, but is not limited to, issues of feminism and social justice. According to Tippey, Hissy Fit’s goal is for readers to, “Be aware of daily oppressions and to have a forum for discussion and for learning about these issues.”

Hissy Fit will be published monthly. Students administering the magazine encourage submissions written and artistic submissions related to current topics on gender (and its intersections with race, class, sexuality, etc.) and social justice issues. The first issue will appear on virtual newsstands this month.

Hissy Fit uses rolling deadlines, as of now. Writers may submit their stories any day. Click here to see the most recent issue of Hissy Fit.

Hissy Fit students wear a special patch (click here) to promote the online magazine. The Hissy Fit patches are inspired by the 1980s and 1990s punk era and, specifically, the Riot Grrrl movement and musical groups like Bikini Kill.

Tippey’s has a long-term vision for Hissy Fit which includes the possibility of a printed edition and student professional development opportunities. It is sure to shift the power of perception by encouraging more people to be attentive to current social justice issues.

Hissy Fit meetings occur before F.L.A.M.E. meetings, which are every first and third Monday at 7pm in the Second Floor Lounge of Rachel Cooper Hall. For more information, please contact isuhissyfit@gmail.com.

 

WGS Faculty Feature: Dr. Venus Evans-Winters.

Dr. V

Meet Dr. Venus Evans-Winters! She is an Associate Professor in the Educational Administration and Foundations Department in the College of Education.

Earlier this year April Dr. Evans-Winters was invited to the White House to participate in a meeting with the White House Council on Women and Girls. Fifty participants from a variety of academic disciplines shared their research on girls. Dr. Evans-Winters was the only representative from Illinois State University (ISU) to attend.

“I was humbled to represent ISU as an expert on research and advocacy on girls in the U.S. and abroad. I was also proud to represent racial/ethnic minority women scholars and U.S. “urban girls” who are first generation college students and graduates,” she described.

Discussion during the council addressed the various trending challenges encountered by girls. There was a group consensus that there needs to be more funding for research on poor girls and girls of color. The White House Council on Women and Girls affirmed the necessity to have various accessible outlets, such as media and arts, for representing academic research.

Dr. Evans-Winters has spent more than a decade researching and documenting experiences of poor and working-class girls both in the United States and abroad. In 2011 she published the second edition of her book Teaching Black Girls: Resiliency in Urban Classrooms. Much of her work focuses on school resilience, Black girls’ and women’s educational development across the African Diaspora, critical race theory and feminism(s). She has also taught in South and Ghana, West Africa.

Apart from her scholarly work, her duties as Associate Professor of Education include teaching courses on social foundations of education, educational policy analysis and qualitative research methods. For more information, please visit Dr. Evans-Winters’ website at http://www.venusevanswinters.com/.


Student Affairs 101
Fri, October 24, 2014 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Bone Student Center (BON), Prairie Room

Social Work Masters Open House
Sat, November 1, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fairchild Hall (FH), 301

International Seminar Series: Visuality and Modernity in Shanghai
Wed, November 5, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Bone Student Center (BON), 1st Floor West Lounge


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