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The Make Your Move UM campaign is looking for volunteers
The Make Your Move to End Sexual Violence campaign is the social media component of UM’s efforts to provide information and resources to the campus community and to encourage prevention through bystander intervention. A volunteer with Make Your Move is expected to answer questions about our efforts to prevent sexual violence, provide resources to those in need, encourage people to take a picture holding up their best move to end sexual violence, and to help with formulating appropriate messaging for those photos. With permission, the photos are posted on Facebook. For more information and to view photos from past events, visit https://www.facebook.com/MakeYourMoveMissoula.
The Make Your Move booth is scheduled to be at several events this year. If you are interested in getting involved, please email jamie.boschee@umontana.edu and we will work with you to schedule a 20-30 minute training session. Don’t hesitate to contact us with questions.

LAMBDA Alliance Weekly Meeting
Join the University of Montana LAMBDA Alliance for their weekly meeting, every Tuesday  at 7 pm in UC 333. For more information visit umlambda.com.

Planned Parenthood Leaders and Advocates Student Group Weekly Meeting
Planned Parenthood Leaders and Advocates (student group) meets every Wednesday at 5 PM in UC 216.  Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana is looking for folks who are interested in getting involved this fall. For more information please contact Rachel Pauli at rachel.pauli@ppmontana.org

Women's Resource Center weekly meeting
Join the Women’s Resource Center for their weekly meeting every Thursday at 6 pm in UC 216. 

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana is seeking Election Fellows
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana is seeking Election Fellows for the 2014 season from Oct. 1-Nov. 5. PPAMT is seeking a limited number of individuals for the 2014 Election Fellow program.  Fellows will talk with Montana voters about candidates who have and will continue to stand with Montana women and families for reproductive freedoms.  Tactics for contacting voters include making calls, canvassing neighborhoods, and doing outreach at community events. Applicants must support the mission of Planned Parenthood of Montana, be committed to advancing the women’s health agenda and passionate about reproductive justice and political activism. Upon successful completion of the 2014 Fellowship with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Montana you will receive a letter of recommendation and a workshop for current or future job applications (i.e. resume and cover letter assistance). To apply, send a cover letter and one-page resume (PDF format preferred) to PPAMT Organizer, Rachel Pauli, at rachel.pauli@ppmontana.org by no later than Sept. 30 at 11:59 pm. If you have any questions, please call 406.830.3485.


Western Association of Women Historians, 47th Annual Conference  call for papers
Western Association of Women Historians, 47th Annual Conference will be held at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West, Sacramento, California May 14 -16, 2015. The Western Association of Women Historians (WAWH) invites proposals for panels, single papers, roundtables, posters, and workshops in ALL fields, regions, and periods of history. The program committee especially invites proposals with gender, generational, geographic, racial, and institutional diversity represented in topics and/or panel composition. We welcome panels on public history, academic publishing, and alternative career paths for historians. See www.wawh.org for details. Deadline is Friday, Oct. 3. Submission guidelines and required cover sheets can be found at http://www.wawh.org/conferences/current. Questions should be directed to the program coordinators at: wawhconference2015@wawh.org .


Department of Natural Resource and Conservation grants
The purpose of the Department of Natural Resource & Conservation mini-education grant program is to assist conservation districts, schools, and other related natural-resource organizations with educational projects that focus on conservation and natural resources. Activities for youth and adults are eligible. Up to $500 is available. The minimum application request must be $100. Wednesday, Oct. 15 is the next deadline.  All application requests must be approved and sponsored by your local conservation district. The Conservation District Directory can help you locate your local conservation district.


Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA) conference call for papers
The Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA) annual conference will be held April  8-10, 2015 in San Francisco, CA. In keeping with HERA’s mission of promoting the study of the humanities across a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplines, we invite presentations for the 2015 conference. For more information please visit www.h-e-r-a.org/. Questions may be directed to the conference organizers, Marcia Green (mgreen@sfsu.edu), Sarita Cannon (sncannon@hotmail.com), and Geoffrey Green (ggreen@sfsu.edu) Deadline for submission is no later than Friday, October 24. 


Rapid HIV Testing Training
The Gender Expansion Project needs your help. We need certified testers to help with rapid HIV testing across the state. With your help, we can help minimize HIV risk in the state of Montana among those of gender diversity and their partners. Get certified to be a Rapid HIV Tester Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 6-8 in Missoula. For more information or to register, visit http://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/skcbear/247808  Registration ends Wednesday, Oct. 29.  If you have questions about GEP's HIV prevention work, please email me at bree.sutherland@genderexpansionproject.org

   

“Talking Bodies: Identity, Sexuality, Representation” conference
An international, interdisciplinary conference “Talking Bodies: Identity, Sexuality, Representation”, will be held March 31 - April 2, 2015  This is the second international, interdisciplinary Talking Bodies conference, and 20-minute papers are invited on topics related to its themes. Scholars, practitioners, researchers and postgraduate students from a wide range of disciplines (art, performance, art history, social history, and history of science, literary criticism, theology, (eco)feminism, political theory, medicine, jurisprudence, and more) are invited to submit proposals. Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be emailed as word (not  pdf, please) documents to the conference organiser, Emma Rees, at talkingbodies@chester.ac.uk Deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday October 31, 2014. For more information, please email talkingbodies@chester.ac.uk

34th Annual Gender Studies Symposium
The 34th Annual Gender Studies Symposium will be held March 11-13, 2015 at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. Proposals for individual papers (each lasting 15-20 minutes), full panels, hands-on workshops, roundtable discussions, readings, and artistic productions are being accepted until Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at 5 pm. For more information, please visit http://college.lclark.edu/departments/gender_studies/symposium/call_for_papers/

The Sixth International Charlotte Perkins Gilman Conference
The Sixth International Charlotte Perkins Gilman Conference, “Gilman and the Archive”, will be held June 12-14, 2015 at Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. The Schlesinger holds a rich collection of Gilman’s papers, including letters and drawings, as well as the entire run of her periodical, The Forerunner. A selection of Gilman-related materials will be on exhibition as part of the conference. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a descendent of the prominent New England Beecher family, was an author, journalist, editor, and lecturer. While she is best known for her story, “The Yellow Wall-Paper,” and her book, Women and Economics, Gilman published more than a dozen books and edited her own periodical. Over the course of her prolific career, she helped to shape the cultural conversation on a range of issues, including feminism, socialism, birth control, eugenics, interior design, and animal rights. Her biography, which involved the infamous “rest cure,” divorce, and suicide, also invites us to consider the available life narratives for public women at the fin-de-siecle. Please submit 250-word abstracts paper or panel proposals to CPGILMAN2015@gmail.com by December 15th, 2015. Proposals should include brief author bios. Queries welcome.

University of Wyoming Spring 2015 English Conference
The University of Wyoming English Department is pleased to announce its fourth annual interdisciplinary conference, March 27–28, 2015. This year's theme is "The Brain is Wider than the Sky: the relationship between memory and identity," and we are excited to host Dr. Jeffery Means and author Sonja Livingston as our dual keynote speakers.  The conference will be held at The Hilton Garden Inn 2229 Grand Ave, Laramie WY. The University of Wyoming encourages all applicants with compelling research regarding memory and identity. For more information or to submit proposals, please contact UWEnglishGC@gmail.com with "The Brain is Wider Than the Sky CFP" as its subject. Proposal deadline is January 1, 2015, and conference candidates will receive an invitation of acceptance no later than February 1, 2015.

Department of Women’s & Gender Studies

Liberal Arts 138A | Missoula, MT 59812

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

elizabeth.hubble@umontana.edu | anya.jabour@umontana.edu

Office Contact: Jamie Boschee

406–243–2584 or 243–4100 | jamie.boschee@mso.umt.edu