Women’s and Gender Studies (Minor Only)

STARS

Stop Trafficking and Reject Slavery | STARS addresses human trafficking in Topeka and Shawnee County. Our volunteers give presentations to educate our community about modern day slavery. To request a FREE presentation, make a donation, or to join our listserv, email us at: starstopeka@gmail.org.

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S.T.A.N.D. - Students Together Advocating Non-Violence in Dating is a Washburn University student organization that strives to eliminate dating violence through outreach and education.

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YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment

Eliminating Racism - Empowering Women | YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment

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V-DAY

V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.

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Topeka & Sn. Co. League of Women Voters
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League of Women Voters serves the citizens of Topeka & Shawnee County, Kansas. This site will keep you up to date and informed about pertinent issues.

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NEWS

FALL 2014 Gender Brown Bag Series Presentations:

9/3:   Tim Collins and Emma Stevens, The World of Women's Soccer.  12:00PM Vogel Room

9/25: Jennifer Ball, Lindsey Moddelmog, Tom Prasch and Bassima Schbley, Gender Dimensions of War and Migration.   12:30 Vogel Room

10/8Brad Turnbull, Addressing Masculinity and Reframing (Wo)Men's Issues.   12PM Cottonwood Room

10/16: Sharla Blank and John Paul, The Power and Joy of Derby: Women's Participation, Empowerment and Transformation in a Flat Track Roller Derby Team.  12PM Lincoln Room

10/27: Annie McKay, Women and Poverty in Kansas.   12PM Vogel Room

11/6:   Curt and Christie Brungardt of Jana's Campaign, Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence on College Campuses.   12:30PM Vogel Room

11/13: Jae Yoon Park, Filming Transnational Migration: Korean Women's Diasporic Films.   12PM Vogel Room

11/19: Maria Stover, Media and Women in Politics: Western and Non-Western Comparisons. 12PM Lincoln Room

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Dr. Sullivan's presentation: "HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN OUR BACKYARD"

                 SHAWNEE STATE UNIVERSITY LECTURE

Sharon Sullivan at Shawnee State  April 1, 2014

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58th UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION on the STATUS of WOMEN

March 10-21, 2014

Associate Professor Sharon Sullivan's presentation, "Education to Create Change"  focused on the importance of education to combat Human Trafficking.

 and March 10 - part of a  panel presentation: "It Takes a Village: Expanding our success in the fight against Human Trafficking"

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WOMEN RISING CONFERENCE 2014

NOW - National Organization for Women event |  February 15, 2014 | Washburn University Student Union

Sponsors: Capital City NOW; Washburn Women's and Gender Studies; STAND Students Together Advocating Nonviolence in Dating; YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment; League of Women Voters, Topeka-Shawnee County

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BREEDERS screening

A film by the Center for Bioethics and Culture, BREEDERS explores the topic of commercial surrogacy.
Monday, January 27, 2014    7:00-9:00PM
Washburn Living Learning Center, Blair Room
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Dr. Sharon Sullivan was a guest speaker on The Giving Net radio program, January 15, 2014. She discussed the intersection of arts and activism. Interesting, informative conversation along with recommended books for further study.

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Week Without Domestic Violence March

WaGS and STAND students with Dr. Sharon Sullivan

Downtown Topeka, KS  Friday October 18, 2013

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First Ever Dream Builder Award - 2013 YWCA Leadership Conference

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Dr. Sharon Sullivan (back row, third from right) receiving the Dream Builder Award

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Dr. Sullivan attended the 2013 57th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women as an ad hoc delegate.

She has been invited to attend the 2014 58th Congress as a delegate and to organize a panel discussing human trafficking.