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Our Programs

Thank you for your interest in our workshops! Due to staffing limitations, we are at capacity for requests. We’ll resume offering our workshops and programs in October. We invite you to email us at genderequity@boisestate.edu if you have any questions.

Through events and workshops, we encourage participants to develop a deeper understanding of sexism, homophobia, gender-based violence, racism, classism and ableism with the ultimate goal of forming strategies to promote and create a safe and just society. Our programs explore:

  • LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) and Ally topics
  • Equity
  • Intersectional Feminism
  • Body Image
  • Masculinity
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Other social issues related to privilege, oppression, and equity

We serve on committees across campus and provide event consultation to create awareness about and advocate for the diverse needs of our campus members. If you have any questions about content, or you are interested in partnering with us on a new event or workshop, we would love to hear from you.

Resources

Beyond Rainbows in June

Celebrate PRIDE and Inclusion Year-Round

Interactive Workshops

All workshops have 75 or 90 minute versions, unless otherwise noted. We will resume offering workshops in October.

Bringing In the Bystander: Sexual Violence

Topics: Sexual violence, bystander intervention
Examine the universality of bystander intervention and focus on small actions we can all take to ultimately reduce the frequency of sexual violence.

Introduction to LGBTQIA+ Identities

Topics: Sexual orientation, gender identity, LGBTQIA+ terminology
Learn about personal experiences of people who are LGBTQIA+, define different terms relating to the LGBTQIA+ community, discuss identity, and engage in an empathy building exercise.

Preventing Burnout

Topics: Self care, productivity, mental health
What are the warning signs of burnout? How can it be prevented or healed? Discuss self-care practices that will help prevent burnout in your workplace and personal life.

Supporting the LGBTQIA+ Community (*Introduction to LGBTQIA+ is a prerequisite.) 90 Minutes Only

Topics: LGBTQIA+, Allyship
Use your knowledge from Introduction to LGBTQIA+ Identities to discuss ways to support the LGBTQIA+ community and how to foster an inclusive environment.

Un/Healthy Relationships

Topics: Un/healthy relationship dynamics, offering support, resources
Dialog about the cycle of abuse and the wheel of power and control to identify a diversity of abusive behaviors and examine actions you can take to promote healthy relationships. Resources are highlighted.

Bringing In the Bystander: Relationships (Foundations courses only)

Topics: Relationship violence, bystander intervention
Examine the universality of bystander intervention and focus on small actions we can all take to ultimately reduce the frequency of relationship violence.

Ironman – Modern Masculinity Panel

Topics: Masculinity, gender, race, age, parenting
This is a virtual panel about masculinity. A pre-recorded link, list of discussion questions, and evaluation can be found on the Ironman – Modern Masculinity web page. Discussion can be facilitated virtually with our staff instead.

Stalking 101

Topics: Stalking, media, technology
Discuss stalking behaviors and prevalence, examine stalking in media, and explore how technology is used. Learn how you can support someone impacted by stalking.

Trans Identities (*Introduction to LGBTQIA+ Identities is a prerequisite.)

Topics: Transgender identities, gender, allyship
Hear personal stories and become more familiar with trans identities. Gain a stronger understanding of common vocabulary related to identity and build an action plan for how to be more inclusive to people who are trans.

Gender Equity Center Overview Offered from 15-60 minutes

Topics: Campus resources, LGBTQIA+, gender equity, healthy relationships
Learn about no cost support services, community building opportunities, and how our center promotes a critical thinking about social issues related to gender, LGBTQIA+ identity, and healthy relationships.

Films

Due to complications from COVID-19, we cannot provide you with films at this time. To access films, we recommend checking the library or other online streaming services. If you are able to access a film, we can still facilitate a discussion with your class virtually. We typically facilitate 30-45 minute discussions following screenings.

Audrie and Daisy

Film Length: 98 min

Topics: Sexual Assault, Criminal Justice, Suicide Two teenage girls are sexually assaulted by boys they call friends. Both attempt suicide, and tragically, one dies. The film explores online harassment from the perspectives of the teenagers and their families.

Audrie and Daisy (film)

Brand New You: Makeover Television and the American Dream

Film Length: 53 min

Topics: Body Image, Body Shaming, Societal Impact, Media What do reality television shows tell us about who has value? This film shows how interventions featured in makeover shows reproduce conventional norms of physical attractiveness and success. Discover how these shows impact concepts of shame, mental health, and physical well-being.

Brand New You (film)

Flirting With Danger

Film Length: 60 min

Topics: Sexual Assault, Consent, Sexuality, Victim Blaming, Media How does our culture perpetuate blaming of sexual assault and dating violence victims? This film provides an examination of power and control in heterosexual relationships through the telling of personal experiences and takes a look into how media influences our ideas of sex and healthy relationships.

Flirting With Danger (film)

Growing Up Trans

Film Length: 86 min

Topics: Trans Experiences, Gender Identity, Parenting An intimate exploration of the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their parents. Through moving, personal stories of children, parents and doctors, the film examines new medical interventions increasingly being offered at younger ages.

Growing Up Trans (film)

The Illusionists

Film Length: 54 min

Topics: Globalization, Beauty Standards, Sexism, Media Literacy, Consumerism Insecurity sells. Multi-billion dollar industries saturate our lives and media with unattainable beauty standards, body hatred, and Westernized ideals of perfection. While women are the largest target of insecurity marketing, the number of ads targeting men and children are rising. Discuss how we can use consumer power to turn the tables.

The Illusionists (film)

Iron Jawed Angels

Film Length: 123 min

Topics: Activism, Suffrage, United States History Follow the remarkable and little-known story of a group of passionate and dynamic young women, led by Alice Paul and her friend Lucy Burns, who put their lives on the line to fight for American women’s right to vote.

Iron Jawed Angels (film)

The Mask You Live In

Film Length: 90 min

Topics: Masculinity, Media Literacy, Mental Health of Boys & Men Follow the stories of boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating pressure from media, peers, and even the adults in their lives which encourage them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.

The Mask You Live In (film)

Out in the Night

Film Length: 75 min

Topics: LGB Experiences, Race, Criminal Justice System, Journalistic Reporting, Profiling In 2006, a group of young friends, who are African American lesbians, experienced sexual harassment and fought back. Follow their stories through the event, their arrest and time spent incarcerated, and how our media reports violence in relation to race and sexual orientation.

Out in the Night (film)

Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Film Length: 98 min

Topics: Consumer Literacy, Exploitation, Capitalism, Breast Cancer Who benefits from cancer awareness? Breast cancer awareness marketing permeates our culture. Discuss how leading breast cancer campaigns obscure the reality and facts of cancer with the sales of products that may actually contribute to the spread of cancer.

Pink Ribbons, Inc. (film)

Profiled

Film Length: 53 min

Topics: Racial Profiling, History In the past 20 years, the NYPD has murdered almost 300 unarmed Black and Latin New Yorkers. This documentary shows the families of the victims of police killings and how they organize to raise awareness about policy brutality.

Profiled (film)

Top Secret Rosies

Film Length: 56 min

Topics: Women in STEM, History In 1942 a secret US military program was launched to recruit female mathematicians who would become human ‘computers’ for the Army. When the first electronic computer (ENIAC) was developed, six of these women were tapped to become its first programmers, yet the amazing account of these women remains untold, until now.

Top Secret Rosies (film)

Boys and Men Healing

Film Length: 58 min

Topics: Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, Male Victims What impact does the sexual abuse of boys have on the individual, as well as society? Follow the stories of three men and their experiences healing. Discuss how you can help prevent child sexual abuse.

Boys and Men Healing (film)

Bullied

Film Length: 40 min

Topics: LGB experiences, Bullying, Law Follow the story of Jamie Nabozny, the unrelenting bullying he faced in middle school and high school, and his pursuit to end sexual orientation bullying in schools.

Bullied (film)

For the Bible Tells Me So

Film Length: 95 min

Topics: LGB experiences, Religion Through the experiences of five families we discover how insightful people of faith handle having a gay child. Informed by voices as Bishop Desmond Tutu, Harvard’s Peter Gomes, Orthodox Rabbi Steve Greenberg and Reverend Jimmy Creech, this film offers clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity.

For the Bible Tells Me So (film)

The Hunting Ground

Film Length: 90 min

Topics: Campus Sexual Assault, Community Organizing, Advocacy, Higher Education This expose on campus sexual assault, which includes descriptions of institutional cover ups as well as personal stories from victims and their families, clarifies victim rights and discusses legal obligations of universities.

Intersexion

Film Length: 68 min

Topics: Intersex Identities and Experiences, Gender Identity, Sexuality In this documentary, intersex individuals reveal the secrets of their unconventional lives – and how they have navigated their way through this strictly male/female world, when they fit somewhere in between.

Intersexion (film)

The Invisible War

Film Length: 93

min Topics: Sexual Assault, Military, Violence Against Women Focus on the stories of rape victims, as this film outlines the systemic cover-up of military sex crimes, chronicling women’s struggles to rebuild their lives and fight for justice. The hard-hitting interviews with high-ranking military officials and members of Congress reveal the perfect storm of conditions that exist for rape in the military, its long-hidden history, and what can be done to bring about much-needed change.

The Invisible War (film)

Miss Representation

Film Length: 87 min

Topics: Sexism, Media Literacy Challenge media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. Reflect on the stories of teenage women and interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics and build momentum for a new perspective.

Miss Representation (film)

The Out List

Film Length: 60 min

Topics: LGBTQIA+ Experiences, History Listen to the stories of LGBTQIA+ celebrities as they discuss their experiences being out. Celebrities range in their gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientations, family backgrounds, ethnicities, and occupations.

A Place at the Table

Film Length: 84 min

Topics: Hunger, Classism, Food Insecurity Fifty million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. This film examines the issue of hunger in America through the lens of people struggling with food insecurity, and how this issue could be solved once and for all.

Rape in the Fields

Film Length: 54 min

Topics: Sexual Assault, Migrant Women Expose the hidden reality faced by migrant women working in America’s fields and packing plants as they fight to stay employed and provide for their families. Examine the culture of rape in the fields and the systems that prevent access to justice.

Rape in the Fields (film)

Tough Guise 2

Film Length: 78 min

Topics: Masculinity, Violence, Media Literacy What are the connections between mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism? In this film, Jackson Katz critically analyzes the impact of messages that boys and young men routinely receive and suggests an alternate conceptualization of masculinity.

Tough Guise 2 (film)