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Feminist film festival showcases variety of stories

Feminist film festival showcases variety of stories

May 2, 2016

The First Annual Chicago Feminist Film Festival in 42 years created an opportunity for national and international filmmakers to display work confronting topics not often addressed by mainstream media, su...

The Rational Dress Society jumpsuits to race and gender| The Columbia Chronicle

April 11, 2016

The Rational Dress Society hosted a session about reimagining fashion April 5 in the Hokin Lecture Hall of the 623 S. Wabash Ave. Building. Fashion Manager Jacqueline WayneGuite hosted the lecture and co-...

Transphobic state laws must be addressed nationally

By Associate Editor

April 4, 2016

A controversial bill signed into law March 23 by Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has banned transgender residents from using public facilities such as bathrooms and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity rather than their assigned sex at birth.While under legislative deliberation, the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act was criticized by several organizations, including the American Civil...

Pfleger tells tale of two cities

Pfleger tells tale of two cities

February 8, 2016

If Father Michael Pfleger could hijack a tourist bus to prove that Chicago is a tale of two cities—one where the North Side and Downtown look nothing like the West and the South sides—he would seize the o...

Transgender artists find safe space at Columbia

Transgender artists find safe space at Columbia

December 14, 2015

“Bring Your Own Body,” an art exhibit that opened Dec. 10, highlights transgender work through mixed media and educational materials from the notable Kinsey archives, among others.The exhibit, locat...

Chicago Cupcake moves from trucks to Wicker Park store

November 30, 2015

After years of serving cupcakes from food trucks, Chicago Cupcake opened its first store. The company celebrated its grand opening Nov. 22 in Wicker Park. Brendan Bolger, Chicago Cupcake owner, said it ...

Gender inclusive initiatives announced two months late

Gender inclusive initiatives announced two months late

November 2, 2015

The LGBTQ Office of Culture & Community, along with Multicultural Affairs and Common Ground, launched the Gender Inclusive Initiative in early September, calling for preferred pronoun awareness and gender...

Let’s all go to the movies: A look at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival

By Jeremy Freeman Contributing Writer

October 27, 2015

The 51st annual Chicago International Film Festival, which presents more than 150 films from 50 countries, is running daily through Oct. 29 at AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois St. in the heart of the Loop.When people think of the phrase “film festivals,” four events come to mind; Cannes, Sundance, Venice and the Toronto International, but the Chicago International Film Festival is different from the hundreds of other film festiva...

Initiative benefits students across gender spectrum

September 14, 2015

Columbia is known by its students for its diversity and inclusiveness—a reputation the college will strengthen this fall as the Office of Multicultural Affairs launches its Gender Inclusive Initiative across campus.Some parts of the initiative existed prior to this academic year, such as allowing informal name change requests and providing a limited number of all-gender restrooms on campus, but the initiative will expand tho...

Moral decision-making influenced by gender

Moral decision-making influenced by gender

April 20, 2015

Is it moral to end one life in order to spare five?Dilemmas like this, as well as the process used to arrive at a decision, are heavily influenced by gender, according to “Gender Differences in Resp...

MisterWives makes Lincoln Hall its own house

MisterWives makes Lincoln Hall its own house

March 9, 2015

MisterWives’ electric set shook the crowd on March 3 at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., playing through every song from its debut album Our Own House, released on Feb. 24 through Photo Finish Records...

Illinois falls behind nation in STEM gender equity

Illinois falls behind nation in STEM gender equity

By Sports & Health Reporter

February 23, 2015

Despite the launch of President Barack Obama’s “Educate to Innovate” initiative in late 2009—an effort made to expand science, technology, engineering and math education and exposure to students—en...

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