This exhibit tells the stories of freshmen year from participants in a student success intiative, WKU Freshmen Guided Pathway (FGP). This cohort of first-time, full-time students who graduated from one of five high schools in Warren County represent the typical WKU freshman in terms of academic achievement prior to admission and their demographic makeup.
Primarily featuring textiles from the Kentucky Museum and Kentucky Historical Society, Whitework: Women Stitching Identity explores the significance of early white embellished textiles that have been largely ignored, undervalued, and misinterpreted.
Gazing Deeply showcases how WKU’s backyard—the unique landscape of Mammoth Cave—is being studied, interpreted, and inspiring action on environmental change. Curated in partnership with faculty from the Crawford Hydrology Lab and WKU Art Department, in consultation with Mammoth Cave National Park.
The WKU GWS program is invited to participate with the Berea College’s Women’s and Gender Non-Conforming Center virtual events this fall, Gender Talk series. Thank you Dr. Malaklou and the WGS team for sharing their events.
Judy Wu (Asian American Studies, UC Irvine) will present “Asian American Women and Social Justice: Where Do We Stand?”
In Minor Feelings: an Asian American Reckoning, Cathy Park Hong shares, “When I hear the phrase ‘Asians are next in line to be white,’ I replace the word ‘white’ with ‘disappear’. Asians are next in line to disappear”. This talk explores the political identity of Asian American women who refuse to disappear, who refuse to be dissolved into whiteness. It explores how Asian American feminisms stage critiques of racialized and gendered structures of U.S. militarized empire by choosing alliances with women of color feminisms.