What is Morning Cup?
Morning Cup uses social media to further create and enrich the NMSU Women’s Studies online community. We feature our own news/event items and a variety of media, such as trends circulating in public academia and on social media. Morning Cup is not a place to visit once; we ask you to come back again and again!
Social Media Associated with NMSU WSP
Facebook Page: Page posting events, announcements, and other information about the NMSU Women’s Studies Program.
Facebook Group: Group focused on sharing news and information about current topics connected to Women’s/Gender Studies.
Don’t miss out on curated music mixes on 8tracks online radio.
Coming soon: Periscope! (Look for realtime streaming of an upcoming event)
Dispatches from the Twitterverse
As someone of Indigenous & African heritage, please understand my lack of enthusiasm if/when you ask me what I am doing for thanksgiving…
— Goddess (@HunterLourdes) November 23, 2015
— The Daily Texan (@thedailytexan) November 19, 2015
Call for Submissions: SJZ
The Women’s Studies Program is putting together a cut-and-paste style zine with a focus on social justice issues, personal reflections, and lived experience. Works focusing on gender, race, gender identity, disability, migration, LGBTQIA*, borders, the Borderlands, and transnational positionality are most welcome. Send personal narratives, fiction, poetry, original song lyrics, and short essays (all under 500 words, doc or docx only) as well as images and original artwork (jpegs only) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Handwritten entries are also accepted (please send hardcopies, jpegs, or editable PDFs). Deadline is 01/31/2016.
*This zine will be distributed on campus and published online in March 2016
La Pinon is seeking a qualified individual to serve as prevention educator for La Pinon Sexual Assault Recovery Services of SNM. This position will deliver our 8-week anti-bullying curriculum to middle and high school students, attend tabling events and coordinate community awareness of sexual assault issues. The ideal candidate will work within La Pinon’s delivery of service area, under policy and procedure set forth through grant funding. The position is minimum 20 hours per week, possible 40 hours per week, dependent on grant funding. Please send your resume and letter of interest to email@example.com or drop them off at La Pinon administrative offices.
Film Presentation: The Trials of Spring
IDS/Women’s Studies will host a film screening for International Human Rights Day on December 10th from 6-8pm in Domenici Hall, Rm 109. The film will conclude with a discussion by Hend Nafea, the subject of the film, Gini Reticker, the film’s director, and Dr. Hamzeh.
The Trials of Spring is a documentary that features a young Egyptian woman, Hend Nafea, who travels from her village to Cairo to participate in the January 25th Revolution, demanding with millions of Egyptian the end to 60 years of a repressive military neocolonial rule. As the Revolution was unfolding and the military was still in charge, Hend was arrested and brutally tortured by the military and security forces at the end of 2011. Consequently, she faced her family’s fury for getting involved in politics. They punished her and tried to silence her for almost a year. But, nothing stopped Hend. She moved to Cairo and began working with a local organization fighting for human rights. In March of 2015, she was sentenced in absentia to life in prison. Though Hend was able to fight back at every stage of this journey, at this point, she had to flee Egypt and seek asylum in the US. Hend’s story mirrors the story of many men and women activists in Egypt struggling for a new Egypt and for a life with dignity, freedom, and social justice. Hend’s story teaches the power of women in Egypt’s Revolution and their resilience in front of the nexus of militarism, neocolonialism, Islamism, securitization, nationalism and patriarchy. Hend’s unyielding spirit is a testament to a universal fight for human rights and freedom.
Particularly, Women’s Studies Program is screening The Trials of Spring to celebrate the 15th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which recognizes women’s critical role in peace-building.
This is an event that speaks to many on NMSU campus. It is an event that aims to open the discussion around the themes of peace-building, social change, gender justice, rebellion, revolution, resistance, militarism, securitization, religious extremisms, heteronormativity, colonial history and contemporary neocolonialims, sources and tools of decolonial knowledge production, research based film production, feminisms, collective consciousness, exile/displacement/migration and more.
THE TRIALS OF SPRING is a major cross media event that tells the stories of nine women on the front lines of change in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Bahrain and Yemen. It includes a feature-length documentary and six short films about women and their quest for social justice and freedom. See the project at http://www.trialsofspring.com
Save the Date and Call for Proposals: J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium 2016
Submission deadline/Plazo: December 14, 2015 / 14 diciembre 2015
Same-sex sexualities, transgender, and gender non-conforming identities are often rendered invisible and issues affecting life experiences, vulnerabilities and social inequalities often go unexplored. LGBTQ connections to the borderlands reveals the urgent and multifaceted themes to be addressed at the 12th annual J. Paul Taylor Social Justice Symposium (March 22-23, 2016) and during the NMSU Pride Week (March 21-15, 2016) at the campus of New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.
Las identidades y (homo)sexualidades alternativas, transgénero y no conformistas son frecuentemente invisibilizadas y los temas relacionados con estas identidades y sus experiencias de vida y las vulnerabilidades y inequidades que las afectan muchas veces son marginados. Los vínculos entre las identidades LGBTQ y la region fronteriza le dan realce a los temas urgentes y multi-dimensionalesque serán abordados en el 12o Simposio J. Paul Taylor sobre la Justicia Social (22 y 23 de marzo, 2016) que se realizará conjuntamente con la Semana del Orgullo Gay (21 al 25 de marzo, 2016) en el plantel de Las Cruces de la New Mexico State University (Universidad Estatal de Nuevo México).
We invite proposals for panels, individual papers, round table discussions, interactive workshops, poster sessions, art, dance, poetry, music, and film to be presented at this symposium and during NMSU Pride Week. Successful proposals will clearly indicate the relationship of the presentation to the core symposium themes.
Les pedimos someter propuestas para páneles, ponencias, mesas redondas, talleres y sesiones interactivas, exposiciones y presentaciones de arte, danza, poesía, música, y cine que se incluirán en la programación del Simposio durante la semana de actividades relacionadas. Las propuestas exitosas demostrarán claramente la relación entre su temática y los marcos de referencia del Simposio.
Check out the rest of the Call for Proposals here: http://artsci.nmsu.edu/en/forms/call-for-proposal-jpt-symposium
Women’s Studies Professor to Speak at Fall 2015 Colloquium
Dr. Manal Hamzeh will present “An Egyptian Revolutionary Woman: From Life Imprisonment to Forced Exile” on Monday, November 16, 2015 as part of the Arts and Sciences Fall Colloquium Series.
Images from IDS/WS/CLABS/CAMP Open House
IDS/Women’s House Hosts an Open House
Majors, Minors, interested students, and friends of Women’s Studies are invited to meet the faculty and to learn about our exciting academic program and classes! Interested in majoring, minoring, or double majoring? Come learn more! Meet all the professors and enjoy refreshments, entertainment, and prizes!
Students with a Women’s Studies major have gone on to careers in administration, law, advocacy, anthropology, arts, counseling, education, history, humanities, international studies, ethnic studies, philosophy, psychology, public health, public policy, social work, and sociology.
The Interdisciplinary Studies Department, home to Women’s Studies, is delighted to welcome you and to allow you to informally meet with one another, WS and other IDS faculty, Center for Latin American and Border Studies faculty, CAMP leaders, and more. We are all “living,” working, and learning within the same department, yet we don’t know one another and how we might support one another, and enjoy all facets of IDS.
Please save the date!
Monday, October 26
Nason House (on campus, across from FedEx-Kinkos on University Avenue)
Dr. Margo Tamez Comes to NMSU
Dr. Margo Tamez, Assistant Professor in the Indigenous Studies Program, Community, Culture, and Global Studies Department at the University of British Columbia Okanagan will be presenting her talk “History, Memory, and Poetics of Being and Belonging in Konitsaaiigokiyaa, (Big Water Peoples’ Country): What Nde’ women and mother-daughter, rivering epistemologies teach us” on Thursday, October 22nd at 5:30-7:30pm in Hardman and Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Rm.210. A reception will follow the lecture.
Student Spotlight: Poem by Hope Alicia Rodriguez
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The following is a poem written by Women’s Studies student Hope Alicia Rodriguez on the topic.
quien te enseño.
who taught you
that your lengua
is best cut up
into cubes and
stuffed into tacos
and served by
the dozens to
your father and
your father’s father.
quien te enseño.
who taught you
that your cuerpo
is a yucca to be
pulled apart by
arm and hand
and fist and tooth
to be used as
lather for the
dirt dusted soul
of your father.
quien te enseño.
who taught you
to be desert saguaro
to retain the liquid
of their words
drenched in mescal
and venom from the
serpiente and the
quien te enseño.
who taught you
that your lips are
chile de arbol
and your breasts
tortillas de maíz
and your thighs
and your hips
arroz con pollo
and who told
and your tios
and your primos
and your lovers
that is is always
i beg you.
forget it all.
the sangre in
your veins the
abuela gave you
the turquoise and
the feathers that
lay against your chest
remember the voices
of the women before
and how you can
now speak for them
remember your womb
and the vida in your
body & bones
remember the strength
of your neck and the
holy of your feet
remember the desert
blooms in your mouth
the thunder in your eyes
and fuego on your
you are always
bendicion y alabanza
you are always
you are always
sol y luna
you are always
every top of
You are always
nunca olvides eso.
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CAMP Named One of the “Bright Spots in Hispanic Education” by White House
New Mexico State University’s College Migrant Assistance Program (CAMP) was named one of the country’s “Bright Spots in Hispanic Education.”
“Our students are proving how successful we are by landing jobs in their fields of expertise,” said Cynthia Bejarano, principal investigator of the program she founded in 2002. “We have accountants, CPAs, engineers and teachers who are working in New Mexico and elsewhere – Texas, Indiana, California, Ohio – so they’re really becoming the ambassadors of the NMSU CAMP program and talking about our good work.”
Read more here
The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Women’s Studies Program Welcome Dr. Patti Wojahn
The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Women’s Studies Program welcome Dr. Patti Wojahn as Interim Department Head. Dr. Wojahn, a professor of English in Rhetoric and Professional Communication, is also the Director of the Borderlands Writing Project. She earned her Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University and her M.A. in English from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She is a recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award in Outreach from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Historical marker at NMSU to honor Maria Gutierrez Spencer
Of the 536 historical markers in New Mexico, only five represent women.
This year, a historical sign will be placed honoring the legacy of Maria Gutierrez Spencer, a pioneer of bilingual and bicultural education and advocate of the indo-hispanic experience.
Located on Espina Street (NM Highway 38) between E. University Avenue and Stewart Street, a sign will be placed marking the life of one of the state’s boldest natives.
News on Local Events and Causes
LA FRONTERA, a fair trade store at Nopalito’s Galería at 326 S. Mesquite in Las Cruces, is open just one more weekend this summer, August 28-30th (Fri. 4-7; Sat. & Sun. 12-5). If you’re in our area, please stop by and support the five border women’s artisan groups selling at the store. Their products are made by hand and with a lot of heart. We can’t thank Ernestina and Patricia Gallegos enough for making it possible to use La Galería for our store. We’ll keep you posted on plans to continue the store next summer.
INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL OF CONSCIENCE OF PEOPLES in MOVEMENT – We also want to remind you that donations are still very much needed and appreciated to cover the expenses of several individuals traveling from Mexico to attend the International Tribunal of Conscience of Peoples in Movement in New York City on September 25th and 26th. Donations to date have made it possible to purchase the ticket for Rosalinda Santis Diaz, a weaver and women’s rights activist from Chiapas, but funds are still needed to purchase tickets for two representatives of Las Abejas, the Catholic social justice organization in Chiapas; and two parents of the 43 students from Ayotzinapa, a teachers college in Guerrero who were disappeared last September 26th.
In addition to attending the tribunal, plans are underway for the parents of the disappeared students to meet with the Pope whose visit to the U.S. coincides with the Tribunal.
To donate please go to the following site: https://www.flipcause.com/browse_public/cause_pdetails/MTQ2Nw==
For further information, please contact Camilo Pérez Bustillo: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome Back Aggies-2015 Edition
Here is a mix-Liberation Jams-to motivate, bolster egos, and empower for the new school year.
FYI: CALL No Longer in Operation
Effective immediately the Crisis Assistance Listening Line (CALL) will no longer be in operation due to funding constraints. There are several other warm lines and hotlines available including:New Mexico Crisis and Access Line 1-855-662-7474
Santa Fe Crisis Response Hotline 1- 505-820-6333
1-800 Suicide (1-800-784-2433)
1-800-273-Talk (1-800 273-8255)