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"Sexual Citizens" Book Club - For Undergraduates

Event Type
Social/Informal Event
Women's Resources Center
Apr 3, 2022   5:00 - 6:00 pm  
Nora Peterson
Originating Calendar
Women's Resources Center

The Women's Resources Center will be offering a 4-session book club on "Sexual Citizens: Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus" by Dr Jennifer Hirsch and Dr Shamus Khan as part of our programming for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

About the Book: Sexual Citizens reveals the social ecosystem that makes sexual assault a predictable element of life on a college campus. The powerful concepts of sexual projects, sexual citizenship, and sexual geographies, provide a new language for understanding the forces that shape young people’s sexual relationships. The result transforms our understanding of sexual assault and provides a new roadmap for how to address it. This book features students' stories about their experiences, including sexual assault. As such, it can be a very powerful and disturbing reading experience. 

Eligibility:  The book club is open to all members of the UIUC community.

Sessions: We will be offering several different sessions of this book club, each taking place at a different day/time. Each session will meet 4 times over the course of April, following a suggested reading schedule (but participants are welcome to join if they haven't completed the suggested readings!!!). 

Undergraduate students should attend student-led sessions; graduate students should attend gradute-student-led discussions; and faculty & staff should attend faculty/staff-led discussions. Each session will be limited to 15 participants.

Expectations: Participants are expected to attend at least 3 of the 4 book club meetings and try to read the suggested chapters for the meetings. 

Suggested (!) Reading Schedule:

Week 1 (April 3 - 9): Introduction & Chapter 1

Week 2 (April 10 - 16): Chapter 2, 3, 4

Week 3 (April 17 - 23): Chapter 5, 6, 7

Week 4 (April 24 - 30): Chapter 8, 9 and conclusion

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