Intersections Co-sponsored Events
Digital Research Ethics Workshop, November 15th 1-1:45pm, Ray B West Room 101
You are invited to attend a workshop by Nicole Vouvalis (Executive Director, Human Research Protections) on digital research methods and ethics, including consent, data collection, observations, privacy expectations, and confidentiality concerns in an online setting.
Please register in advance for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Scholar in Residence open workshop, Oct. 18th 12:00-2:00pm Eccles Conference Center 307/309
The Scholar in Residence is a transformative week of exploration and enlightenment where we welcome a scholar to USU, providing an exceptional opportunity to engage with their expertise and insights on intersectionality, equity, and inclusion.
This year’s Scholar in Residence is Dr. Jamal-Jared Alexander, an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.
Black Solidarity Day Nov. 6th 2:00-4:00 p.m. David B Haight Center President’s Hall
Join us for a powerful and inspiring event as we come together to commemorate Black Solidarity Day.
This annual observance, rooted in the rich history of the African diaspora, is a day dedicated to celebrating unity, resilience, and progress within the Black community.
On this day, we honor the struggles and triumphs of Black individuals and communities worldwide.
Intersections fall social, October 10, 2023 at 4:00 pm.
Join us as we welcome our great additions to Intersections, talk about what to look forward to this year, workshop how the patriarchy hurts everyone, eat delicious food, and finish our evening with a screening of the new Barbie movie!
USU's Interfaith Initiative is holding a variety of events to commemorate Ramadan. Ramadan is a month of fasting, prayer, and charity observed by Muslims. All of USU is encouraged and invited to attend the events below. For more information, check out the interfaith website.
Tanner Talk: Queer Kinship in Latter-day Saint History & Thought
Dr. Taylor Petrey
April 13, 2023 | 6:00 PM | TSC 229
This talk explores the ways that Latter-day Saints have imagined kinship as a theological concept. In particular, the talk explores how polygamy and adoption in LDS history might offer resources for describing LDS kinship beyond the modern heterosexual family.
April 21, 2023 | 5:00 PM | Location sent with RSVP
Navigating a Shifting Culture, Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, March 28, 2023: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (MT)
Vernal Campus, Room B101
Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/565628830057
Wednesday, March 29, 2023: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (MT)
Price Campus, Alumni Room
Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/565639732667
Trans Day of Visibility
LGBTQIA+ Health & History Series 2022-23
Tanner Talk Series: Dr. Susan Styker
The Religious Function of Hildegard of Bingen’s Music"
Swipe Wrongs: Sexual Racism in Dating Apps and Dating Culture - Dr. Apryl Williams
Gender in the Skilled Trades Panel
Uintah Basin Speaker Series
Feminist Killjoy in the Workplace
Uintah Basin Speaker Series
Tanner Talk Series: Dr. Jen Manion
LGBTQIA+ Health & History Series 2022-23
Inclusive Hiring Practices Workshop
October 28, 2022 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM
The Center for Intersectional Gender Studies and Research is hosting an Inclusive Hiring Practices Workshop led by Dr. Christy Glass. Dr. Glass earned her PhD from Yale University. Professor Glass' teaching and research focuses on workplace justice. Her research analyzes the ways gender and race shape access to and mobility in professional work organizations. Dr. Glass has pioneered work on the glass cliff and the impace of representation on organizational practice. She teaches courses on work and labor, social inequality, and gender and sexuality.
Intersections on Inclusion Panel
Communities Activated: Stories from Behind the Scenes of Progress
November 4, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:15 PM
Join USU's Center for Intersectional Gender Studeies & Research and the USU Libraries for an "Intersections on Inclusion" panel discussion moderated by Dr. Avery Edenfield. In 2020, USU received the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement, recognizing US has great work to do in our communities; as a land grant institution we have the responsibility to the communities in whihc we are located to honor the mission statement of 'serving the public through learning, discovery, and engagement and cultivating diversity of though and culture.' This panel will center the voices of community leaders and change-makers dedicated to advancing progrss toward equity. As we learn from panelists about their community initiatives and advocacy, participants will be invited to reflect on ways they can engage in their communities to ignite change.
This event will take place in a zoom webinar format and will be live captioned. If you have additional accessibility needs or questions about the event, please contact Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org or Latrisha.email@example.com
Uintah Basin Speaker Series
CIGSR Open House
September 6, 2022 | 11-1 PM
Skyroom TSCPlease join us for refreshments and to meet the new Center staff.
We Are the Survivors of Our Ancestors
September 13, 2022 | 7:00 PM
Vernal Campus Room B101 or on AggieCast
Larry Cesspooch presents in the Uintah Basin Speaker Series which provides insightful, relevant community topics to spark conversations. Each speaker's presentation will be broadcast via AggieCast and in-person at the Uintah Basin campus. Videos from the series are published on the site a few days after the presentation.
The Silence of Others
May 19, 2022 | 4:30-6:00 PM
As part of the Uintah Basin Documentary Film Series, The Silence of Others will be screened live on the Uintah Basin campus. Remote viewing will also be available for fourteen days.
June 16, 2022 | 4:30-6:00 PM
As part of the Uintah Basin Documentary Film Series, Inventing Tomorrow will be screened live on the Uintah Basin campus. Remote viewing will also be available for fourteen days.
Juneteenth Event Series: Educate, Celebrate, Activate
June 17 - June 19, 2022
Commemorate the ending of slavery in the United States by participating in solidarity and unity building events with USU. Event lineup.
The Bill of Rights: How Does the Bill of Rights Apply to Modern Citizens
Mary Moulton presents in the Uintah Basin Speaker Series, which provides insightful, relevant community topics to spark conversations. Each speaker's presentation in this series will be broadcast live on Channel v6's Facebook feed and available through their digital streaming services. Videos from the series will be published on this page a few days after the event.
Tune in for the next installment of the Uintah Basin documentary series. At a time of immense division, PURPLE tells the story of Americans with opposing viewpoints confronting their disagreements head-on and discovering the concerns and experiences that lie behind each other’s positions. Filmed in rural Wisconsin and Iowa – in a swing region within two bordering swing states – PURPLE presents a rare political conversation that uplifts, provokes, and inspires while going toward the heat of passionate political differences. As the presidential election and its aftermath fan the flames of already-volatile divisions, PURPLE offers a vision for what a healthy public debate on fault-line issues might look like.
The 28-minute film will be screened live at 12:00 in Uintah Basin. To watch the film remotely and ahead of time, please sign up. To join the live screening and discussion panel with Marilyn Cuch, please join this Zoom room at 12:30.
Returning Home Intermountain: Diné Boarding School Student Expressions 1950-1984
Farina King, Michael Taylor, and James Swensen will discuss their new book, Returning Home, contextualizing the creative works of Diné (Navajo) boarding school students at the Intermountain Indian School in Brigham City, Utah. The Intermountain Indian School was the largest federal Indian boarding school between 1950 and 1984.
History, Healing and Restoration
Darren Parry kicks off the Uintah Basin Speaker Series, which provides insightful, relevant community topics to spark conversations. Each speaker's presentation in this series will be broadcast live on Channel v6's Facebook feed and available through their digital streaming services. Videos from the series will be published on this page a few days after the event.
Screening before the event: Utah State University is pleased to invite you to a private virtual screening of the award-winning new documentary CURED, which highlights a pivotal but little-known moment in LGBTQ history when activists rose up to challenge a formidable institution — and won! CURED will be available to screen online from September 20-October 3. Register for the free screening now.
Panel discussion: Join us for a live Zoom virtual panel discussion on Wednesday, September 29th at 4 pm MT, featuring the film's co-directors, Bennett Singer and Patrick Sammon; activist and film interviewee, Rev. Magora Kennedy; and executive director of Equality Utah, Troy Williams. To join the Zoom webinar, the event page and click on Q & A.
Lanta Horn Duo
This concert celebrates women in traditionally male-dominated spaces. Featuring a world premiere of a new work by Alyssa Weinberg, the concert is presented with help from CAPSA and other women’s advocacy organizations. Ms. Weinberg’s new piece is based on the poem “The House” by Warsan Shire, which describes a person’s experience with intimate partner violence. Because of this difficult topic, the concert is only open to audience members over 15 years of age, and attendance may not be recommended if you are sensitive to hearing about domestic violence, an issue that affects about 25% of women at some point in their lives. Admission is free at the USU concert, but if you feel so moved, we suggest making a donation to CAPSA in lieu of paying for a ticket.
Eating Disorders: The Current Research, Treatment, and Prevention
Dr. Maya Miyairi Steel presents in theh Uintah Basin Speaker Series, which provides insightful, relevant community topics to spark conversations. Each speaker's presentation in this series will be broadcast live on Channel v6's Facebook feed and available through their digital streaming services. Videos from the series will be published on this page a few days after the event.
Intersections on Inclusion: Graduate Student Voices
Building on previous events in this series, especially our conversation on inclusive mentoring, this panel will feature perspectives from USU graduate student leaders from across the university. Discussion will explore pressing issues in the graduate student experience through an intersectional lens and explore graduate students’ work as scholars, teachers, researchers, learners, activists, and more. Fellow graduate students, faculty, and staff will benefit from hearing this conversation, and will leave motivated to create a more inclusive and supported graduate student community at USU. Readings, resources, and campus connections to groups like the Graduate Students of Color Association, Black Student Union, Inclusion Center, and more will be shared with attendees.
- Rana Abulbasal, PhD Student, Department of Sociology & Anthropology
- Jamal-Jared Alexander, PhD Student, Department of English
- Elizabeth Grace Wong, PhD Student, Department of Psychology
- Amand Hardiman, PhD Student, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
- Niyonta Chowdhury-Magaña, PhD Student, Departments of Psychology and Sociology
- Lili Yan, PhD Candidate, Department of Instructional Technology & Learning Sciences
Part of the Uintah Basin documentary series, Medicating Normal is the untold story of what can happen when profit-driven medicine intersects with human beings in distress. There will be a live screening of the film on the Uintah Basin campus and remote viewing is available until October 28th. Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the panel discussion that was originally schedule as a follow-up to this event.
Inclusive Excellence Symposium
Utah State University’s annual Inclusive Excellence Symposium promotes diversity, inclusion, and respect in the USU community by offering education, research, and training for understanding the experiences of underrepresented groups. This year's symposium includes four keynote speakers (Mon-Thurs, Oct. 25 - Oct. 28) as well as a day of workshops (Fri, Oct. 29). Live captioning and American Sign Language interpretation will be provided at all keynote addresses and auto-captions will be provided at all Friday workshops. More details for all of these great events can be found on the Inclusive Excellence Symposium event webpage[BROKEN LINK].
Alice Wong Keynote on Disability Visibility Project
Alice Wong (she/her) is a disabled activist, media maker, and consultant based in San Francisco. She is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to creating, sharing and amplifying disability media and culture. On Wednesday Nov 3rd, co-sponsors from around USU are delighted to host Alice for an evening via webinar. Come learn from this powerful advocate.
PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries - including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists - who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all. Becky Williams and Lea Ann Jolley will lead the discussion panel. Join here for the Live Screening and discussion panel
Community Unity: Interfaith Relationships
Kent & Lynne Smith present in the Uintah Basin Speaker Series, which provides insightful, relevant community topics to spark conversations. Each speaker's presentation in this series will be broadcast live on Channel v6's Facebook feed and available through their digital streaming services. Videos from the series will be published on this page a few days after the event.
Better Together: Women, Leadership, and Male Allyship
Vernal Campus B101 and on Aggiecast
Dr. Susan Madsen presents in the Uintah Basin Speaker Series, which provides insightful, relevant community topics to spark conversations. Each speaker's presentation in this series will be broadcast live on Channel v6's Facebook feed and available through their digital streaming services. Videos from the series will be published on this page a few days after the event.
Intersections on Inclusion: Pride in the Field
Many USU students, staff, and faculty are engaged in projects and research focused on the LGBTQIA+ community, as explored in the Utah State Today series, “Celebrating Pride.” Join us for a panel discussing approaches to research about, with, and by the LGBTQIA+ community. What key considerations should researchers center when studying gender and sexuality? From research design, to language use, to avoiding bias, to supporting researchers, what do inclusion, equity, and justice look like in practice? Panelists and attendees will reflect together on positionality, privilege, and marginalization, while taking away actionable practices for future research.
Hungry to Learn
As part of the Uintah Basin Documentary Film Series, Hungry to Learn will be screened live on the Uintah Basin campus. Remote viewing will also be available for fourteen days.
Intersectionality Here & Now
It has been 33 years since Kimberlé Crenshaw first introduced “intersectionality” as a necessary analytic to understand the imbrications—the intersecting impacts—of race, gender, and sexuality. And it could be argued that no other concept has been more utilized, misunderstood, and challenged in academia and politics. Intersectionality Here & Now reflects on this history to think with the debates surrounding intersectionality. Specifically, where, when, and how are we doing this concept? How are we teaching it, practicing it? What is required to do the doing of intersectionality? What can it yield? And how does intersectionality contribute to transformative decolonial justice?
Join us for an engaging webinar with speakers who will take up these questions and provoke our thinking on the here and now of intersectionality.
- Mecca Jamillah Sullivan, Associate Professor, Department of English/Women & Gender Studies, Georgetown University
- Christy Glass, Professor of Sociology & Interim Director, Center for Intersectional Gender Studies & Research, Utah State University
- Andrea N. Baldwin, Assistant Professor, Africana Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies, Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech University
- Wanda S. Pillow, Co-Editor Frontiers A Journal of Women Studies/Professor & Chair, Gender Studies, School for Cultural & Social Transformation, University of Utah
ASL and Live Transcript will be available.
Links to resources and materials will be shared during the webinar and you will be able to submit questions to a chat moderator.
HOSTED BY THE SCHOOL FOR CULTURAL & SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION, AS PART OF A 3-YEAR FOCUS ON INTERSECTIONALITY FUNDED BY THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION
The Story and Science of Dinosaur National Monument
March 8, 2022 | 7:00 PM
Vernal Campus B101 and on Aggiecast
Dan Johnson and Emily Spencer present in the Uintah Basin Speaker Series, which provides insightful, relevant community topics to spark conversations. Each speaker's presentation in this series will be broadcast live on Channel v6's Facebook feed and available through their digital streaming services. Videos from the series will be published on this page a few days after the event.
Women’s History Month event with Arunima Datta
March 16, 2022 | 4:30-6:00 PM
Dr. Arunima Datta will offer a public talk about her recent book, Fleeting Agencies: A Social History of Indian Coolie Women in British Malaya. This talk will be an in-person event and will be broadcast as a Zoom webinar for the statewide campuses and the general public. Dr. Datta's work should appeal to those interested in Asian Studies, British imperial studies, race, gender, and labor.
The Condor and The Eagle
March 17, 2022 | 4:30-6:00 PM
As part of the Uintah Basin Documentary Film Series, The Condor and The Eagle will be screened live on the Uintah Basin campus. Remote viewing will also be available for fourteen days.
March 30, 4:30-6:00 | Impact Commons, USU Fine Arts Center
In conjunction with the Inclusion Center, the Logan Pride House, and the Cache Pride Center, members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community will have a chance to speak with Leah Lax about her journey as a gay woman in a religious society.
March 31, April 1, April 2, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Caine Lyric Theatre
A new one-act chamber opera, music by LORI LAITMAN, libretto by LEAH LAX, director: BETH GREENBERG
Uncovered examines one woman's secret life in a restrictive society and the consequences of living a lie. Against her family's wishes, Leah, a young lesbian, joins the Hasidim, an ultraorthodox Jewish sect. In her desire for inclusion and serenity, she hides her true self, enters an arranged marriage and bears seven children. Then she faces a crisis that changes everything.
The opera is based on Leah Lax's memoir Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home.
Trans Day of Visibility with Stacey Jackson-Roberts
March 31, 2022 | 4:00 PM | Library 101
Stacey Jackson-Roberts, a USU alumn and trans health care advocate, was recently named the CEO of the Utah Pride Center. Stacey will speak and meet with student leaders to commemorate the 2022 Trans Day of Visibility.
USU Eastern's 7th Annual Diversity Conference
April 8, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Jennifer Leavitt Student Center
USU Eastern is having its 7th Annual Diversity Conference on Friday, April 8th from 8 AM to 4 PM in the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center. This program is hosted by the Center for Diversity & Inclusion and co-sponsored by the Center for Intersectional Gender Studies & Research. Registration is LIVE and tickets cost $25 to attend, which is inclusive of a continental breakfast and formal luncheon.
Workshop presenters will be represented by the Arbinger Institute, Capacity Consulting & Development, Ogden Diversity Commission, Salt Lake Community College, See Stacy Speak LLC, Utah State University Statewide Campuses, Utah Valley University, Utah 3Rs Project, and Weber State University. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be given to licensed Social Work professionals.
There will be a special performance by Navajo students from the Cultural Ambassador Performance Program at USU Blanding. To learn about this year's keynote speakers and for more information on the conference, please visit https://eastern.usu.edu/student-life/cdi/conference. For inquiries or questions about this event, please contact Michelle Mooney, Conference Chairperson via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 435- 613-5468.
Discussions with Dr. Della Mosley
April 12, 2022
Dr. Della Mosley is president of the WELLS Healing Center, co-founder of Academics for Black Survival and Wellness, co-founder of the Radical Healing Collaborative Group Practice, proud member of the Psychology of Radical Healing Collective, and an American Psychological Association Minority Fellow. Dr. Mosley recently gave a TEDx talk entitled, "Moving from Woke to Working for Black Futures." She uses her skills and experience to conduct culturally mindful and award-winning research and to counsel Black youth and queer and transgender People of Color.
Colloqium: Increasing Our Critical Consciousness of Anti-Black Racism
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Evening event: Radical Healing for Students of Color
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Intersections on Inclusion: Critical Race Scholarship and Pedagogy Today
April 13, 2022 | 12:00-1:15 PM | Zoom
Recent conversations in Utah and nationwide highlight the debate and division surrounding Critical Race Theory (CRT) in education. The purpose of this event is to celebrate the ways CRT informs and deepens our teaching, research, and community engagement in higher education. Panelists will explore how they use CRT in the classroom and in their research, and discuss how doing so advances USU’s mission of “cultivating diversity of thought and culture" and “serving the public through learning, discovery, and engagement.” Join us for an engaging—and celebratory—discussion that will reenergize our shared purpose in this work and build connections across our university.
This is the final event in the "Intersections on Inclusion" series for the 2021-2022 academic year. This event will take place in a Zoom webinar format and will be live captioned. If you have additional accessibility needs or questions about the event, please contact Rachel.Wishkoski@usu.edu.
April 15, 2022 | 10:30-11:30
Dr. Jennifer Sherman, Professor of Sociology at Washington State University, will discuss her new book Dividing Paradise: Rural Inequality and the Diminishing American Dream.
April 21, 2022 | 4:30-6:00 PM
As part of the Uintah Basin Documentary Film Series, Recovering Ruffin will be screened live on the Uintah Basin campus. Remote viewing will also be available for fourteen days.