Past Events

2022-2023 Past Events

An Evening with Monica De La Torre

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
5:30-6:30 pm

College Common, Humanities Building Room 153

Dr. Monica De La Torre


The Women's & Gender Studies Department welcomes Dr. Monica De La Torre for an evening discussion on her work with in community building in the Yakima Valley through the use of radio. Dr. De La Torre is a former community radio producer and member of the Los Angeles based radio collective Soul Rebel Radio. Her recent book, “Feminista Frequencies: Community Building through Radio in the Yakima Valley,” (University of Washington Press) details the powerful story of Chicana farm workers and activists turned community radio broadcasters beginning in the 1970s. She currently teaches in the School of Transnational Studies at Arizona State University.


Fall 2022

  • “El Poder De Contarlo” (The Power to Tell) -- Film Screening and Panel Discussion in collaboration with Mujeres in Action (MIA)
  • “Campus Sexual Violence: A State of Institutionalized Sexual Terrorism” -- Book Talk by GU Alum, Dr. Sarah Prior (’04)
  • “Dial-Up Activism: The Early Internet and the AIDS Crisis" – Lecture by Dr. Avery Dame-Griff

Spring 2022

  • "We Have Always Been Here: Locating Youth in Trans History" -- Lecture by Avery Dame-Griff
  • "The End of the Line" -- Film Screening and Panel Discussion
  • WGST Alumni Panel

Spring 2021

  • Island Feminisms: Place, Justice, and Movement, 2021 Virtual Speaker Series


  • “Picture a Scientist” Film Screening and Panel Discussion


  • Panel on Intersectionality: Continuing the Dialogue Post Kimberle Crenshaw’s Talk
  • Wailing Black Women in the Media and the Public Sphere – Dr. Manoucheka Celeste


  • A Critical Response to Christina Hoff Sommers
  • “Go for Orbit” – Astronaut Rhea Seddon
  • “Twenty-five years and County: Women’s and Gender Studies at Gonzaga University"


  • “Anti-Violence Street Performances in Puerto Rico: An Island Feminist Perspective,” Dr. Noralis Rodríguez-Coss
  • “Chican@ Artivistas: East L.A. Trenches, Transborder Tactics,” Dr. Martha Gonzalez


  • “Doing Science from the Back of the Bus,” Dr. Sara Diaz
  • The Mask You Live In - Film Screen and Discussion
  • “Shooting Pink: What We Know (and Need to Know) about Girls and Video Games,” Dr. Carolyn Cunningham
  • “Bromance and the Evolution of Male Intimacy in the Jump Street Films,” Dr. Ann Ciasullo
  • The Burka Avenger, Screening and discussion with Dr. Shannon Dunn