“Film and Fe(males): Engendered Encounters in Slumdog Millionaire and Beyond

First community gender cafe takes place September 21st. www.twu.ca/gsi

The Trinity Western University Gender Studies Institute will host their inaugural community based discussion group, known as a Gender Cafe, on Monday September 21st from 7:00-8:30pm at St. George’s Church in Fort Langley.

Does an evening of vibrant discussion about a recent book or movie appeal to you? What if the discussion were facilitated by a scholar? And what if there was great coffee and dessert made available? Bring your friends and join in once a month for a discussion with a focus on what it means to be male and female and how gender affects our choices and decisions in a myriad of complex ways. Each discussion is facilitated by a Trinity Western University scholar or guest scholar.  

Film and Fe(males): Engendered Encounters in Slumdog Millionaire and Beyond” is the topic of the first Gender Cafe. Dr. Holly Nelson, Associate Professor of English and Co-Director of the Gender Studies Institute will speak on this topic and then give you the floor as she facilitates what is sure to be a lively discussion about ideal relationships and gender stereotypes as presented through Hollywood’s lens.

There is no fee to attend the event. Dessert and coffee are available for purchase. For more details including locations visit the website at www.twu.ca/gsi

 Event at a Glance

 What: Gender Café

When: September 21st, 2009

Where: St. George’s Church, 9160 Church Street, Fort Langley, BC.

Cost: Free to attend. Dessert and coffee available for purchase

Contact: Allyson Jule Tel: 604-513-212 ext 3517

Trinity Western University, in Langley, B.C., is a provincially chartered, independent Christian liberal arts and sciences university, enrolling approximately 4000 students. TWU offers 42 undergraduate majors, ranging from biotechnology, education, theatre and music, to psychology, communications and biblical studies. TWU's 16 graduate degree programs include nursing, counseling psychology, business, theology, linguistics, and leadership, and interdisciplinary degrees in English, philosophy and history. TWU holds Canada Research Chairs in Dead Sea Scroll Studies, Developmental Genetics and Disease, and Interpretation, Religion & Culture.


Last Updated: 2009-09-11
Author: Erin Mussolum