Programming | Center for Gender Equity


CGE EVENTS 2015-2016 

Topic Description Date, Time and Location
Human Body Canvas  Human Body Canvas is a visual representation of being comfortable in your own body. It’s a way for students to share their bodies, why they’re confident, and the struggles they’ve gone through to get there. Celebrate yourself as a strong, unique piece of art. Every canvas is beautiful. 

Thursday, October 29th

7:30 p.m. 

Tom Miles Theater 

3rd Biennial Conference Conference speakers are renowned philosopher, Dr. Lewis Gordon, and award-winning poet, Jericho Brown

This year’s conference will focus on topics that explore the interaction of gender, race and ethnicity, especially as it relates to power and oppression, individual and community identity and empowerment, or social justice and change.

Presenters will share their ideas through individual papers, workshops, poster sessions, structured discussions, and media presentations.

Friday, October 30th to Sunday, November 1st 

Pacific Universitty Health Professions Campus 


CGE Welcomes you HOME Movie night to welcome returning students and commence the start of CGE projects

Wednesday, September 23rd

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

UC Fireside Lounge

Brown Bag Lunch Panel Discussion: 

Trumping Minorities 

Discussion on contemporary political rhetoric about women and the stigmatized "other"

Panel:  Forest Grove Mayor, Peter Truax; Social Work Professor, Jessica Ritter; Pacific Student, Dylan Pine

Followed by Q & A

Sponsor: Center for Gender Equity

Free and open to the public

Tuesday, Septemeber 9th 

12 p.m. to 1p.m. 


Step Into Her Shoes

Come and support the women and men of Pacific University as they bring attention to societal pressures women face.

High heels, make-up, bras – are they really necessary?  The average woman spends approximately $15,000 on beauty products during her lifetime, and 4 in 5 women wear makeup. 1 in 10 women wear high heels at least 3 days a week and expose themselves to injured leg muscles, osteoarthritis of the knee, plantar fasciitis and low back pain. Over up to 90% of North American women wear uncomfortable push-up bras.  The question is, why?

60 men will run, jump, dance and strut in an entertaining obstacle course that puts men in women's shoes, literally, to bring attention to problems affecting us all.  Each team will compete for funds they will donate to a non-profit organization of their choice that deals with domestic abuse.

Following the obstacle course will be food, music, and tweets.  All invited.  Fun for a serious cause!

Friday, October 2nd

4:30p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Quad, Pacific University, Oregon