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Lecture and Film Series

“Expanding my mind has changed who I am. I no longer view myself as an object in the world; I am a woman who helps make, change and sustain the world.” – Felicia

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Lecture and Film Series

We sponsor a monthly lecture series for women and staff at the Washington Corrections Center for Women.

University of Puget Sound professor Priti Joshi coordinates this volunteer run program. please contact us if you are interested in getting involved.

Winter 2017 LECTURES

“The Biology of Cancer”

Leslie Saucedo, Associate Professor of Biology, University of Puget Sound

“Plastic: It’s What’s for Breakfast”

Peter Hodum, Associate Professor of Biology, University of Puget Sound

“Ecofeminism and Toxic Chemicals in the Environment”

Frances Solomon, Visiting Professor, Evergreen State College

Fall 2016 Lectures

“Foreign Policy in the 2016 Election”

Seth Weinberger, Associate Professor of Politics and Government, University of Puget Sound

“The 2016 Presidential Election: How Things Work and How They Used To Work”

David Sousa, Professor of Politics and Government, University of Puget Sound

“The First Hundred Days of a New President: Domestic Policy after the 2016 Election”

Robin Jacobson, Associate Professor of Politics and Government, University of Puget Sound

Summer 2016 Lectures

“Will Women Make a Difference”

Sarah Hampson, Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington

Spring 2016 Lectures

“Religion and Gay Marriage”

Heather White, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion, University of Puget Sound

 “Genetics from the Perspective of Man’s Best Friend”

Mette Peters, Principal Scientist, Sage Bionetworks

 “Criminal Justice Reform & Queer and Trans Survival”

Dean Spade, Professor of Law, Seattle University

 “Darwin meets Valentines Day: Sexual Selection and the Evolution of Attraction”

Peter Wimberger, Professor of Biology, University of Puget Sound

Fall 2015 Lectures

 “Neural Swatches: Patterns of Activity Underlying Behaviors”

Siddharth Ramakrishnan, Professor of Biology and Neuroscience, University of Puget Sound

 “Mathematical Card Tricks”

Matthew Junge, University of Washington

“Trading on Pork and Beans: How China is Changing the Global Food Landscape”

Emelie K. Peine, Associate Professor of International Political Economy, University of Puget Sound

“Building a Global City…Through China”

Monica DeHart, Professor of Anthropology, University of Puget Sound

“Elephant Tourism in Thailand: Making the Best of a Bad Situation”

Nick Kontogeorgopoulos, Professor of International Political Economy, University of Puget Sound

Spring 2015 Lectures

“Understanding the Islamic State: What is ISIS, where did it come from, what does it want, and why does it keep beheading people?”

Seth Weinberger, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Puget Sound

“Why the Financialization of the Economy Is Important to Understand”

Charles Mudede, Writer and Editor at The Stranger

“Climate Change”

Marcia Baker, Professor of Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington

Fall 2014 Lectures

“Space and Time: Not What They Appear To Be”

Katrina Hay, Associate Professor of Physics, Pacific Lutheran University

“Marx and Piketty”

Charles Mudede, Writer and Editor at The Stranger

“Native Americans of Puget Sound and the Twisted Trials of Chief Leschi”

Doug Sackman, Professor of History, University of Puget Sound

Spring 2014 Lectures

“Cosmology of the Early Universe”

Katrina Hay, Assistant Professor of Physics, Pacific Lutheran University

“Fourth City, Essays from the Prison in America”

Doran Larson, Professor of English and Creative Writing, Hamilton College and Director and PI, The American Prison Writing Archive

“Is the Qur’an so Different from the Constitution?”

Matthew Ingalls, Assistant Professor of Religion, University of Puget Sound

“The Earth Beneath Your Feet: The Origin of Puget Sound”

Barry Goldstein, Professor of Geology, University of Puget Sound

“Gatekeeping by Design: How the Design of Early Public Libraries Controlled Access to Information”

Amanda Menking, PhD student, Information School, University of Washington and Elena De Lisio, Visiting Scholar at the College of Built Environments, University of Washington

Fall 2013 Lectures

“The Syrian Civil War and the Role of the United States”

Seth Weinberger, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Puget Sound

“Mathematically Modeling the HIV Virus”

Roger Ying

“Playwriting Workshop”

Milo Mowery, Playwright

“Buddhism in Tibet”

Elisabeth Benard, Visiting Associate Professor in Asian Studies/Religion, Director of Pacific Rim/Asia Study-Travel Program, University of Puget Sound

Spring 2013 Lectures

“Is there a “War on Women”?

Alisa Kessel, Associate Professor of Political Theory, University of Puget Sound

“Communicating Beyond Limitations”

Jethro De Lisle, Faculty in Communications, Tacoma Community College

“The Experience of a Poem”

Bill Kupinse, Associate Professor of English, University of Puget Sound

“What’s So Great About Green?: High Performance Buildings, Building Reuse, and a New Sustainability in Architecture”

Kathryn Rogers Merlino, Assistant Professor of Architecture and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Washington

Fall 2012 Lectures

“What is the Occupy Movement?”

Stuart Smithers, Professor of Religion, University of Puget Sound

“Whey We’re indebted to China”

Seth Weinberger, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Puget Sound

Spring 2012 Lectures

“Gendered Environments: Community Conservation, Women’s Leadership, and Craft Markets in Namibia.”

Rachel DeMotts, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Puget Sound

“Women in the Civil Rights Movement”

Nancy Bristow, Professor of History, University of Puget Sound,

“The 2012 Presidential Election: money, process and politics”

Robin Jacobson, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Puget Sound

“The War on Terror and International Relations”

Seth Weinberger, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Puget Sound

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Since Spring 2014, we have offered
a rotating Film Series for women at WCCW.

The movie and lecture series’ are curated and run by volunteers, and are open to all women at the prison.

Spring 2014

Rebel With a Cause: Clint Eastwood From Outlaw to Director

Priti Joshi, Professor of English, University of Puget Sound

The Outlaw: For a Few Dollars More
Barely Respectable: Dirty Harry
The Director: Million Dollar Baby
The Director II: Gran Torino