Mind the Gaps

How Gender Shapes Our Lives

From the moment we are born, gender shapes every aspect of our lives: our interests, opportunities, and how we move through the world. In the twenty-first century, disparities among the genders still prevail, especially at the intersections of race, class, immigration status, and geography. What can these disparities tell us about society's values and priorities? How can we better understand the complex ways gender affects our daily lives and identities? Jade Aguilar, an assistant professor of sociology and women's and gender studies at Willamette University, will lead participants in a conversation about these questions and examine ways of finding meaning within gender gaps.

 

Leader

Jade Aguilar | Portland |

Jade Aguilar is an assistant professor of sociology and women's and gender studies at Willamette University. Her broad areas of study are gender, sexuality, and family, and her main area of focus is the study of intentional communities. Her current research is on how women age together in community, and she is interviewing lesbian women living in Southern Oregon and in senior cohousing communities. She has a PhD from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Program Themes

Justice

Equipment Needs

Digital projector, screen, laptop, audio speakers/sound system