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First Friday Festivites

The Pacific Island Studies Initiative’s “First Friday Festivities” is a series focused on providing spaces to build community and awareness around issues that matter to Pacific Islanders.

Friday, Feb. 2nd, 6:00-8:00pm: Dance in the Diaspora

Sorensen Unity Center
Performances and discussion of contemporary Pacific Islander dance
Free parking, free childcare available

Friday, Mar. 2nd, 6:00-8:30pm: Out of State film screening

Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building 109
Film screening and panel discussion to follow
Free parking

Friday, April 6th, 6:00-8:30pm: Island Soldier film screening

Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Building 109
Film screening and panel discussion to follow
Free parking

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Distinguished Lecture 11/13

Curative Violence: Representing Transnational
Military Violence, Disability, and Sexuality

Monday, November 13, 2017
7:00 pm
Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library

Presenting from her recently published book, Kim will examine a direct link between cure and violence that appears in the representations of disability, Cold War imperialism, and sexual oppression in South Korea. She considers how contemporary representations of sexuality and disability in the media have been marked by sentimentalism, shock, pity, disgust, and the desire to “help,” appealing to “benevolence” that hides embodied experiences and violence of many kinds.

Eunjung Kim
Assistant Professor
Women’s and Gender Studies
Syracuse University

Eunjung Kim is assistant professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies and the Disability Studies Program at Syracuse University. Her book, Curative Violence (Duke University Press, 2017), has won the 2017 Alison Piepmeier Award presented by the National Women’s Studies Association.


This event is fragrance-free: attendees are asked to refrain from from wearing perfume, cologne and other fragrances. Gender-neutral bathrooms will be available and the venue will be wheelchair accessible. Captioning services and ASL interpreters will be available. For questions about access, please contact Angela Smith at

Welcome Back Bash

Transform is partnering with the centers in the Office for Equity and Diversity for our annual Welcome Back Student Bash. There will be plenty of food and some giveaways! Come meet your fellow students.

Accessibility and Gender Free restrooms will be available to guests in the Commander’s House.

Wednesday, August 28
12 (noon) – 3:00pm
American Indian Resource Center (AIRC)
1925 De Trobriand St, Bldg 622 (Fort Douglas)