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Bridegroom screening
Student Involvement Network presents a screening of Bridegroom. The director, Shane Bitney Crone, is an LGBT advocate, writer, speaker, and filmmaker.  He will be at UM on Oct. 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the UC Theater to introduce and screen his documentary, “Bridegroom”, followed by a Q & A session. The event is free and open to the public.

"Making Relationships Suck" workshop and book reading
Authors Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert, of Portland, OR, and Vancouver, Canada, will be visiting Missoula as part of the book tour for their new book, More Than Two: A practical guide to ethical polyamory, with events scheduled for Thursday, October 23, and Friday, October 24. On Thursday, Oct. 23, Veaux will be giving his popular workshop “Making Relationships Suck” at 8 p.m. the University of Montana’s University Center Theater. This fun, lighthearted class explores the things we can do to bring maximum misery and suffering into our polyamorous relationships, preferably while making our partners feel powerless and objectified. By exploring all the angles involved in promoting maximum unhappiness, we can devise strategies to steer clear of these know, just in case we don’t want miserable relationships. On Friday, Oct. 24, Veaux and Rickert will be discussing and reading from More Than Two and answering audience questions at Shakespeare & Co. independent bookstore at 5:30 p.m.  Both events are free, open to the public and books will be for sale. Customers who buy books at Shakespeare & Co. will receive a 20% discount and a free e-book of More Than Two. For more information, visit

Ann Atkins Presents: Eleanor Roosevelt's Life of Soul Searching and Self Discovery

Fact & Fiction Book Store (220 N. Higgins St, Missoula) presents Ann Atkins: Eleanor Roosevelt's Life of Soul Searching and Self Discovery on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 10:30 am. This intimate review of Eleanor Roosevelt's journey reveals the stories of rising above a broken childhood to living a life that dared to challenge injustice and shake the status quo of society. First Lady for thirteen years, Eleanor redefines and exploits this role to a position of power. Using her influence she champions for Jews, African Americans, and women. For visionary people who ask, "Who am I?" and "Why am I here?" Eleanor's story awakens in us the answer. This event is free and open to the public. 

MT Gender Alliance Community Potluck

Please join the Montana Gender Alliance for a community potluck on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Please email for location and details. 

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in Montana on at 12 noon on Monday, Nov. 3 at the MT State Capitol Rotunda in Helena. Speakers include Governor Judy Martz, Secretary of State Linda McCulloch and Lt. Governor Angela McLean (invited) with picketing suffragists and a suffrage sing-along featuring Judy Fjell and the Montana Women’s Chorus. Cake and punch will be served following the brief ceremony. All are welcome to attend!

9th Annual Diversity Symposium

Formerly known as the "Day of Dialogue," the University of Montana’s 9th annual diversity symposium DiverseU will be on Wednesday, Nov. 5 in the University Center. DiverseU is a campus-wide series of events focused on topics of diversity. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members discuss, present, perform, and exhibit art throughout the day. Schedule and related events tba. For more information click here.

WORD presents a Masquerade Ball fundraiser
Women's Opportunity and Resource Development (WORD) will host a Masquerade Ball fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Loft (119 W. Main Street) in downtown Missoula. Doors open at 7:30 pm. More information to the date!

Gender Expansion Project's Recognize & Remember: GenderSpectrUM 2014 at the University of Montana on Thursday, Nov. 20. This all day event has a series of gender inclusive education events and a powerful candlelight vigil to recognize and remember those of gender diversity before us that have lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence or suicide. For more information, visit

YWTALKS: A Community Social Justice Series presents Ruth Vanita
YWTALKS: A Community Social Justice Series presents Ruth Vanita on Friday, Nov. 21 at 12 noon at the YWCA Missoula (1130 W Broadway). Professor Vanita will discuss anti-rape laws in India. India the world’s largest secular democracy, has been in the international news lately not because of higher rates of rape than other countries but because it has been the site of some of the largest-ever and most sustained protests and campaigns against rape. In response to these campaigns, the government has made laws against rape and sexual harassment increasingly punitive; the latest amendments prescribing the death penalty for some types of rape are controversial even among feminists. This event is free and open to the public. “YW Talks: A Community Social Justice Series” provides the Missoula community with a space to discover and exchange information about topics that pertain to women and those of diverse ethnic backgrounds. Community members are welcome to bring their lunch and enjoy the free lecture.

Department of Women’s & Gender Studies

Liberal Arts 138A | Missoula, MT 59812

Co-Directors: Elizabeth Hubble & Anya Jabour | 406-243-4100 |

Office Contact: Jamie Boschee

406–243–2584 or 243–4100 |