Friday, February 20, 2015

Geographies of Gender, Militarism, and Climate Change (UCLA, 4 March 2015)

This isn't a Huntington Women's Studies program, but it's free and open to the public, and might be of interest to fans of the Huntington programs:
Geographies of Gender, Militarism, and Climate Change

CSW Research Scholar Brown Bag Seminar, Wednesday, March 4, 12- 1:30 p.m., Royce Hall 314

Lisa Bloom, “Witnessing Climate Change: Oil, Geopolitics and Landscapes of Invisibility.”  Bloom will discuss her ongoing book project where she examines aspects of feminist and environmentalist art in relation to new scholarship of the polar regions.

Ayano Ginoza, “Geography of Militarism in Paradise.”  Ginoza will discuss her research on the spectacle of militarism and tourism in Okinawa with a focus on gender, race, sexuality, and nation.

Sharon Traweek, UCLA Department of Gender Studies, will act as discussant for this session.

Participants are welcome to bring snacks or a lunch.

Friday, April 12, 2013

May 11: Women Writers: Inspired by Life

Saturday, May 11, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – noon
Feminist Majority Building, 433 S. Beverly Blvd., Beverly Hills

The Huntington Women’s Studies Seminars Steering Committee
in collaboration with the Feminist Majority Foundation presents:

Women Writers:  Writing Inspired By Life

Michele Kort

Senior editor, Ms. Magazine, author of Soul Picnic:  The Music and Passion of Laura Nyro,
The End of Innocence:  A Memoir (co-written with Chastity Bono) and Dinah!  Three Decades of Sex, Golf and Rock & Roll, and co-editor of Here Come the Brides:  Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage

Lynne Thompson

Poet and author of the poetry collection Beg No Pardon
and the chapbooks We Arrive By Accumulation and Through a Window

Felicia Luna Lemus
Author of the novel Trace Elements of Random Tea Parties and Like Son

May-lee Chai
Author of the novels My Lucky Face, Dragon Chica, the short story collection Glamorous Asians,
and the memoirs Hapa Girl and The Girl From Purple Mountain

Introductions:  Wendy Smith, Elline Lipkin, and Karon Jolna

Karon Jolna will announce the new Ms. Magazine “Reading Circles” book club.
Our guest writers will have books available for purchase and signing.

Please come early, as space is limited. Metered parking available on Beverly Drive;
limited free parking behind building (enter on Beverwil).

Sunday, February 10, 2013

March 9: Forty Years after Roe v. Wade: Reproductive Rights and Justice Today

Please join us at a new location for:

Forty Years After Roe v. Wade:
Reproductive Rights and Justice Today

Saturday, March 9, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Feminist Majority Foundation
433 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA   90212
 (between Olympic and Pico Boulevards)


Fetal Personhood:  A Moral and Legal Quagmire

Jean Schroedel
Professor of Politics & Policy, Claremont Graduate University

Race, Class and Reproductive Justice After Roe v Wade
Dionne Bensonsmith, PhD
Independent Scholar

Challenging Access: Lawmaking and Activism in Kansas and Mississippi
duVergne Gaines
Legal Coordinator, National Clinic Access Project, Feminist Majority Foundation

Unearthing Latin@ Voices on Abortion

Myra Duran
Policy Coordinator, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice

Please come early, as space is limited.
Metered parking available on Beverly Dr.; limited free parking behind building (enter on Beverwil Dr.).

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Huntington Women's Studies seminars are being planned for spring 2013 and will be held at the office of the Feminist Majority Foundation in Beverly Hills.

Check back soon for dates and details.

Friday, April 27, 2012

May 12: Celebrating Women Writers and Artists

Please join us for the last Women's Studies Seminar of the 2011-12 season, "Celebrating Women Writers and Artists," featuring the following presentations:
“In the Fullness of Life:  Meditations on Writing”

Helena María Viramontes is the author of The Moths and Other Stories, Under the Feet of Jesus, and most recently, Their Dogs Came with Them, a novel focusing on the dispossessed, the working poor, the homeless, and the undocumented of East Los Angeles, where she grew up.  She is former co-coordinator of the Los Angeles Latino Writers Association and is Professor of Creative Writing at Cornell University.

Corey Madden
“That Bitch Corey Madden”

Corey Madden is a writer and director and founding artistic director of L’Atelier Arts, an organization that creates live cross-disciplinary works in partnership with theatres, universities, performing arts centers, museums and festivals around the world. She served as Associate Artistic Director of The Mark Taper Forum for over 20 years.

Janice Rhosahalle Littlejohn
“…but can she play?”

Janice Rhosahalle Littlejohn is a radio, television, print and new media journalist and the director and producer of the documentary film, …but can she play?, which profiles women sax and brass players whose work challenges gender biases in contemporary jazz and is influencing its transformation.  The film is currently in production.

Registration:  9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Program:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch:  12:00 p.m.

You are invited to bring lunch and join the speakers on the patio following the seminar.  Seminar attendees receive complimentary admission to garden and museum.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

March 17: Paradoxical Relationships: Histories of Marriage and Women's Rights

Paradoxical Relationships:
Histories of Marriage and Women’s Rights
March 17, 2012
10:00 a.m. – noon

From Caroline Norton to Monica Lewinsky: Adultery and the Wrongs
And Rights of Women in Anglo-American History
Lisa Cody
Associate Professor of History
Claremont McKenna College

“Good Fathers,” “Tender Mothers” and the “Young Marseillais”: Arranged
Marriages, Divorce, and French Revolutionary Changes in Family Law
Laura Talamante
Assistant Professor of History
California State University, Dominguez Hills

The Strange Career of Common Law Marriage
Diana Williams
Assistant Professor of History and Law
University of Southern California

Moderator: Marisela R. Chávez
Associate Professor of Chicana/o Studies
California State University, Dominguez Hills

Registration: 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Program: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch: 12:00 p.m.

You are invited to bring lunch and join the speakers on the terrace following the seminar.
Attendees will receive complimentary admission to the grounds and museums. Parking is free.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Announcing..."California Women Win the Vote"

If you were at our fall seminar on the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in California, you may be interested to hear that the documentary that Martha Wheelock was making, "California Women Win the Vote," is now available in 29-minute and 39-minute edits (to accommodate various classroom needs). To order, visit .