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The Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy supports student organizations and departments across campus in their goals for events and programming. If you would like to request monetary sponsorship for an event, please email Netty Rodriguez at [email protected] In your email include your full name and answers to the questions listed below:
GITA’s annual Bridge Speaker event serves as a bridge between Black History Month in February and Women’s History Month in March.
In the event’s 31st year, GITA and its community partners (i.e., Africana Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Social Work, TRiO, CAMP, Immigrant Services, and student org Building Allies for Diversity) held a dialogue about the BIPOC “Safer Space” Resolution and about what it means to be antiracist from Black Feminist Queer cultural/memory worker, curator, and organizer, Cara Page!
Make sure to look through the Past Events section below to see which guest speakers GITA has hosted for the annual Bridge Event
Triple F Films is our seasonal film screening event. Films are picked by students and staff and are themed alongside awareness & heritage months such as Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Latinx Heritage Month! If you have a film to request, email us at [email protected]. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and sign up for our newsletter to keep up-to-date on when the next Triple F Screening Event happens!
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, friends of GITA enjoyed a screening of 2020 thriller, The Invisible Man in collaboration with Denver’s Sie Film Center! Participants were provided with a free watch link and snack pack at the historic local film center and open discussion followed the screening to unpack the movie.
This event came together through GITA’s commitment to community engagement in a virtual setting in light of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for everyone who helped pull this event together and a BIG thank you to Sie Film Center for hosting this screening!
Look through events that GITA has hosted or sponsored in the past and watch recordings of past virtual events!
Missed one of our awesome events? No worries! If it’s recorded, we will list it below
Political Analyst for MSNBC, Joy-Ann Reid is a New York-Times best-selling author with her book The Man Who sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story and Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide. Throughout her career, of journalism, she has interviewed then-Senator Barack Obama, has covered the details of the Trayvon Martin case, and has discussed the origins of the Black Lives Matter movement. As host of AM Joy, she empowers her viewers by providing information on political and social issues.
Devoting many years to challenging racial injustice, Dr. Cleaver is a long-standing activist known for her role in the Revolutionary Black Panther Party and has worked to free imprisoned Freedom Fighters for over 30 years! She is also a professor of law at Emory University and continues to stay engaged through teaching, writing, and film projects that incorporate human rights concerns, both within the United States and across the African diaspora.
A democratic strategist and CNN political commentator, Symone Sanders rose to prominence as the press secretary for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. She champions inclusivity, encouraging you to embrace diverse voices and perspectives in the pursuit of building and extending strong communities that will help change the world!
Check out this article where Symone discusses Bridges, Bernie, and Building community.
Suzi Q. Smith is an artist, activist, educator and mother from Denver, Colorado. She has served as the organization’s Executive Director since August 2014. Prior to serving as the Executive Director, she served for two years as the Vice President of the Executive Council. She has been an active member of Poetry Slam, Inc.
Is a feminist activist, writer, speaker, and digital strategist best known for her work as a national campus anti-violence advocate. She’s a founder of the anti-rape organization Survivors Eradicating Rape Culture and is a founding co-organizer of Know Your IX’s ED ACT NOW campaign. Her writing and work has appeared been featured in outlets including MSNBC, The Establishment, ESSENCE magazine, and The New York Times.
Janet Mock is a writer, TV host and advocate whose memoir, Redefining Realness, broke ground as the first biography written from the perspective of a trans girl. Born in Hawaii, Janet’s story of growing up trans caught the nation’s attention in a 2011 Marie Claire article. Since then she’s become one of the most influential trans women and millennial leaders in media. TIME called her one of the most influential people on the Internet.
Melissa Harris-Perry is a Presidential Endowed Professor in Politics and International Affairs at Wake Forest University, where she is founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South and Executive Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute. She is the former host of MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry“.
Harris-Perry is author of the well received book, “Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America” (Yale 2011) which argues that persistent harmful stereotypes-invisible to many but painfully familiar to black women-profoundly shape black women’s politics, contribute to policies that treat them unfairly, and make it difficult for black women to assert their rights in the political arena.
Professor Harris-Perry is also a columnist for “The Nation” magazine, where she writes a monthly column also titled “Sister Citizen.” She is also a contributing editor to “Essence” magazine where she pens a monthly column on parenting and politics. She also provides expert commentary on U.S. elections, racial issues, religious questions and gender concerns for a variety of other media outlets.