From Monday, March 18 through
Thursday, March 21, Dominican College will present the 4th Annual Gender
The program as scheduled is:
Monday - Social Work
Community Day: 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the Palisades Room. Alumni Dr.
Anthony De Jesus, Assistant Professor at the Silberman School of Social Work at
Hunter College (CUNY), will speak on his rich experience as a social work
practitioner, administrator, and researcher in urban schools, community based
organizations, and institutions of higher education.
Monday - Trifles,
staged readings: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Fury Lecture Hall. Trifles is a
murder mystery that explores gender relationships, power between the sexes, and
the nature of truth. In the play, the farmer and his wife never actually
appear; instead, the story focused on the prosecutor, George Henderson, who has
been called it to investigate the murder; Henry Peters, the local sheriff;
Lewis Hale, a neighboring farmer who discovered Wright's body; and Mrs. Peters
and Mrs. Hale, wives to the two local men. This event is co-sponsored by
Tuesday - A teach-in session on Women in Somalia and Genital
Mutilation: 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in Casey 202. Professor Kate Hickey will
discuss female genital mutilation in her EN 442 class. The class will examine
the different words used to describe the practice and discuss the implications
Tuesday - Featured Guest Lecture: 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
More details to follow.
Tuesday - A Doll House, teach-in session: 12:45
p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Casey 209. Two sections of EN 113, taught by Professors
Dolgin and Reitter) will combine forces for a provocative and spirited teach-in
session. Students will discuss their reading of the third act of Henrik Ibsen's
A Doll House (1879). This play challenged audiences of the day to see through
social hypocrisy and witness a young wife's recognition of her own individual
Tuesday - Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, teach-in session:
12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Casey 16. You are invited to attend Professor
Parrello's introduction to Sociology class as they watch Hip Hop: Beyond Beats
and Rhymes. Hip Hop is a man's game...but does it have to be? A self-described
"hip hop head" takes an in-depth look at masculinity and manhood in rap and hip
hop, where creative genius collides with misogyny, violence, and homophobia,
exposing the complex intersections of culture and commerce.
Cell Block Visions: Prison Art in America, special guest lecture: 2:30 p.m. to
4:00 p.m. in the Fury Lecture Hall. Phyllis Kornfeld is an internationally
known expert on prison art. This event will include a slide show and lecture
presenting powerful images and eloquent quotes that reveal this unseen
subculture and illuminate the human faces of the inhabitants of the prison
system. Co-sponsored by HC/DC.
Wednesday - Girl Rising, featured film and
discussion: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Fury Lecture Hall. Girl Rising is a
powerful, provocative, and moving film which spotlights the strength of human
spirit and the power of education to change the life of a girl - and the world.
This film and discussion will be moderated by Dr. Paul Bonk.
4th Annual GAF Film Festival: 9:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Palisades Room.
Documentary films will be shown throughout the day. A complete list of films
will be published before the event.