THIS THURSDAY:  Everything Below the Waist  Reading with Jennifer Block!

Thursday, Aug. 29th
6-9 PM
The Libertine | 402 E 9th St
Complimentary snacks and beverages for purchase will be available

Jennifer Block is an independent journalist focused on health, gender, and politics. During the evening's reading, she will share excerpts of her award-winning book Everything Below the Waist, which explores how medicine has failed to overcome its patriarchal and paternalistic origins, as women are disproportionately subjected to unnecessary tests, treatments, and surgeries; vulnerable to "obstetric violence" in the delivery room; and yet unable to access effective treatments for pelvic pain and endometriosis. 

Learn more about Jennifer and her work here. View more event details for this reading here.

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CFP:  Queer Displacements: Sexuality, Migration & Exile

Proposal Deadline: 1 September 2019
Conference: 14-15 November 2019
Australian National University | 
Canberra, Australia 

Questions of sexuality and refugee or migration status remain on the margins of queer and refugee movements, policy, and support services. The Humanities Research Centre invites paper and panel proposals that will respond in diverse and interdisciplinary ways to the questions of an intersection of sexuality with a refugee status, including situations when queer people fall through the cracks of common refugee or migration pathways. LGBTIQ people with the lived experience of seeking asylum are especially encouraged to apply. The full call for proposals and conference details can be found here.

**Professor Eithne LuibhÊid (GWS faculty member and former iLGBTS director) will serve as a keynote speaker at this conference!
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