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Join IRW's Fall 2021 Undergraduate Learning Community

The Institute for Research on Women invites all undergraduates to apply to its Fall 2021 Virtual Learning Community, "Futures: Another World Is Possible." Given the overwhelming problems facing the planet (from climate change and a global pandemic to ongoing racial violence and political polarization), this class will imagine alternative possibilities for the future. What kind of creative solutions can foster real and meaningful change? How are scientists, artists, thinkers, activists, and young people around the world mobilizing for social justice? How can we nurture one another with empathy and respect, even as we acknowledge and honor our anger?

 This Learning Community will be asynchronous remote. As a discussion-based, 1.5 credit seminar, it will be a creative space to unwind from the pressures of our daily lives, build strong community, attend virtual IRW lectures, field trips, and livestream events, take part in digital technology workshops, teach one another healthy practices for "pandemic survival" and self-care, and work on mini-research projects. 

 

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Join IRW's Spring 2021 Undergraduate Learning Community

The Institute for Research on Women invites all undergraduates to apply to its Spring 2021 Virtual Learning Community, "Knowing Bodies: Science, Sex, and Gender." This class will use feminist approaches to science and technology to explore how our bodies are both vulnerable and resilient to illness, lack of health care, economic uncertainty, racial injustice, and changing social norms. At the same time, we will examine the role of technology in facilitating the disembodied experience of online learning, remote working, and video chats with family and friends. Because self-care is a key component to feminist politics, it is critical that we consider how trauma affects our communities, and what strategies we can use to handle stress and heal.

In keeping with Rutgers' decision to hold most classes online this spring, the Learning Community will be asynchronous remote. As a discussion-based, 1.5 credit seminar, it will be a creative space to:

  • Build a tight-knit community
  • Unwind and de-stress
  • Organize for racial justice and post-election activism
  • Attend virtual IRW lectures, "field trips," and livestream events
  • Develop your own podcast project
  • Learn recording, editing, research, and presentation skills

Apply to join the Spring 2021 IRW Learning Community

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Rejoinder Call for Submissions -- Climate in Crisis

IRW's online journal Rejoinder has a new CFP, "Climate in Crisis." Read more here.