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A Note from Chancellor Carruthers on DACA

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Check Out This Support Group

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G&SS major Diana López to be awarded the Spring 2018 Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Excellence! Congrats Diana!

Current & Upcoming Events:

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Please support our colleagues at FFFS!



Past Events


Dr. Williams Set to Exhibit Her Zine Work at the Santa Fe Zine Fest

Third Annual Feminist Border Arts Film Festival


14th Annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium: Indivisible Justice Beyond Walls & Borders


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Image by Laura Anh Williams

Event 1: Community Workshop on March 14th

Event 2: A Full Day of Speakers and Films on March 15


Mark and Stephanie Medoff Theatre at ASNMSU Center for the Arts

1000 E. University Avenue

The theme of the 14th annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium (2018) is Indivisible Justice Beyond Walls & Borders. This year’s JPT Symposium will address the following questions:

1- how do we expose the physical and subtle borders and walls of racism, colonialism/settler colonialism, patriarchy/heteronormativity, transphobia, ableism etc. within NMSU and the communities we serve on this Borderland and

2- how do we open the space for imagining the possibilities of a world without walls and borders.

View the press release.

JPT Symposium (2018) will be held on Thursday March 15 at the Mark and Stephanie Medoff Theatre at ASNMSU Center for the Arts. It will be organized in solidarity with a few representatives of the growing local and global social movements/scholars engaged in issues of racial and gender justice, abolition, devolution and decolonizing in relation to borders and walls.  

See schedule here:

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Video Art Exhibit: FBAFF is Growing!
See press release for this event


Dr. Laura Anh leads a zine workshop in collaboration with the Student Alliance for Reproductive Justice for Sex Week 2018

See more about learning events for Sex Week by the Student Alliance for Reproductive Justice here 

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We would like to congratulate fall 2017 IDS/Gender & Sexuality Studies graduate, Alexa Johnston who has been named our departmental star.

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Social Justice Award

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Defending Truth and Memory

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Film Event in Honor of World AIDS Day with Drs. Jonet & Williams & Marisa Sage

ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS is the 28th annual iteration of Visual AIDS’ longstanding Day With(out) Art project. Curated by Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett for Visual AIDS, the video program prioritizes Black narratives within the ongoing AIDS epidemic, commissioning seven new and innovative short videos from artists Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye & Ellen Spiro, Reina Gossett, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia LaBeija, Tiona Nekkia McClodden and Brontez Purnell.

In spite of the impact of HIV/AIDS within Black communities, these stories and experiences are constantly excluded from larger artistic and historical narratives. In 2016 African Americans represented 44% of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States. Given this context, it is increasingly urgent to feature a myriad of stories that consider and represent the lives of those housed within this statistic. ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS seeks to highlight the voices of those that are marginalized within broader Black communities nationwide, including queer and trans people.

The commissioned projects include intimate meditations of young HIV positive protagonists; a consideration of community-based HIV/AIDS activism in the South; explorations of the legacies and contemporary resonances within AIDS archives; a poetic journey through New York exploring historical traces of queer and trans life, and more. Together, the videos provide a platform centering voices deeply impacted by the ongoing epidemic.

See more information about this event here.

#Giving Tuesday

See more videos here (including one on Donating that features Elisa Montoya, Administrative Assistant for IDS/Gender & Sexuality Studies!


Dr. Williams Participates in Project Postcard

Hundreds of pieces of postcard-sized artwork will be showcased at the New Mexico State University Art Gallery from Nov. 27–30 during a fundraiser to support the replacement of D.W. Williams Hall, the new art building which will provide an innovative and new space to support the needs of both the NMSU Department of Art in the College of Arts and Sciences and the University Art Gallery (see source). Dr. Williams, who has participated in the event over the last eight years, has donated two of her postcard-sized artworks for the fundraiser. Whether you plan on participating in the fundraiser or only checking out the different works, make sure that Project Postcard is on your “To Do” list.


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