Gender Things: Leading You Out of the Upside Down, Communication Studies' 14th Gender Fair is April 30

 

Join UNT’s Department of Communication Studies’ Gender and Communication students for the 14th Gender Fair — Gender Things: Leading You Out of the Upside Down from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, April 30, in UNT’s Willis Library Forum, room 140.

The students in the Gender and Communication course will demonstrate how experiences affect people as gendered individuals, encouraging visitors to question how gender works as a social construction along with other aspects of identity (including race, sexuality and class). This event will offer avenues to explore how gender embeds expectations within a person’s daily interactions with others, how gender is used to constrain certain individuals’ bodies and challenge how society can break the bonds of gender norms.  

By inviting guests to play games and engage in lively discussion, students will present booths of information centered on a variety of topics including enforcement, regulation and liberation from "masculinities," "gender and sexualities," "challenging Rape Culture and violence," “bodies and the media,” and “feminist activism and politics.”

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Gender Fair participants are working with the Communication Studies honorary organization, Lambda Pi Eta, to collect items for Denton County Friends of the Family, a not-for-profit program dedicated to domestic violence prevention and helping survivors of violence. Community members are invited to drop off donations including household supplies, personal hygiene items and office and craft supplies.

Visitors are invited to participate in the activites and enjoy a waffle free of charge at the "build your own waffle" station.