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The Pacific University Center for Gender Equity presents the Conference on Masculinities & Gender: Research, Practice, and Community Activism to Promote Social Change, March 15-16, 2019, with keynote speaker CJ Pascoe.
Scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center, the multimedia drag experience confronts white supremacy and the confusion of "mixed" identities, particularly sexually and racially. Tickets are $10 at the door and free for Pacific students with ID.
The Pacific University Center for Gender Equity and the American Association of University Women invite girls ages 12 through 15 to a one-day workshop on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, to discuss diverse issues important to girls’ future and a well-rounded education.
The Center for Gender Equity presents Serving the Full Spectrum, a workshop for teachers, counselors, administrators and education students, April 21, 2018/
Emily Sernaker MFA '18 talked to Steinem about the #MeToo social media campaign's place in the history of the women's rights movement.
The first woman to graduate from Pacific University was Harriett Hoover Killin in 1869.  At the time Harriet attended Pacific, three years worth of college curriculum were required for women to earn a degree, in comparison to four for men.
This Women's History Month we have been highlighting important Pacific women in our history. This week, we look back to Ladies Hall, later named Herrick Hall, and how it provided more women with the opportunity to attend Pacific. 
During the month of March we have been honoring important Pacific women like Claire Argow, one of the first three women to attain a law degree from Yale Law School in 1930. 
The Pacific University Center for Gender Equity will host a Girls Engineering Camp June 20 to 24 on the Forest Grove Campus. Open to girls ages 8 to 12, the daycamp will explore soft circuits, 3D printing and more.  
An environmental studies: policy, culture and society major, Isabella Barcellona '16 researched the factors that make sustainable, affordable housing possible in the Portland area. "I want to continue with the advocacy," she said.

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