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Summertime at SDWC

The Sarah Doyle Women's Center is open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. during the summer months.  We have a lounge, patio, and library that's open to all members of the Brown community, so please feel free to stop by anytime.  We are also hosting several events (see below).

Graduate Student Women's Group

Tuesday, July 9th, 7-8:30 p.m.

The graduate student women's group will be meeting over the summer. We hope you can join us for our first summer meeting. In addition to our usual discussion of latest events and personal ponderings, we are also thinking about the direction and shape we want the group to take. We hope you can be a part of it! This group is open to all graduate students who identify as women or who have ever been identified as such by society. Transgender and genderqueer graduate students are welcome.

Summer Patio Party

Thursday, July 18th, 5:30 p.m.

Come cool off in the beautiful greenery of the Sarah Doyle Women's Center patio. We will have refreshing beverages, delicious snacks, and comfy outdoor seating. Catch up with friends, make some new ones, and soak up Providence's beautiful summer evenings. All are welcome--please bring friends, acquaintances, significant others, children, strangers, and anyone we've left out!

The Making of a Feminist Journal with Gail Cohee*

Monday, July 29th, 12 noon

Join us for a conversation with Gail Cohee on the role of feminism in the world of academic publishing. Gail Cohee is an editor for Feminist Teacher, a journal dedicated to exploring feminist pedagogies in traditional and non-traditional teaching settings. In addition to discussing the practical side of serving as an editor of a journal, Cohee will address the challenges of creating and maintaining a space for voices dedicated to teaching, intersectionality, and feminism within academia. All genders and sexualities are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

*This is the first event in a series dedicated to exploring the politics of speaking, being heard, and finding voice in both academia and other professional and collaborative environments. The series will address the challenges and rewards of asserting one's presence and viewpoint from a variety of angles. If you have ideas for an event, or are interested in learning more, please contact sara_matthiesen@brown.edu.

Dissertation Support Group Info Session

Thursday, Aug 1st, 12 noon

Are you entering the writing phase of the dissertation? Have you been writing for awhile and feel like some support would be helpful? If so, please join us for an info session on Brown's dissertation support group. Dean Jim Campbell will be there to provide an overview of how the group has functioned in the past, and answer any questions. Writing can be challenging and intimidating, and too many of us just grin and bear it alone. Come meet others who are at similar stages of the dissertation and learn about the benefits of peer support. The group is also looking for a facilitator, please come if you are interested.