2019 Speakers & Panels 


Special Screening of Feminist Horror-Comedy Cult Classic, TEETH
6:00 - 7:45 p.m. in Peter Wege Auditorium

Still a stranger to her own body, a high school student discovers she has a physical advantage when she becomes the object of male violence. Starring Jess Weixler, John Hensley, Josh Pais, Hale Appleman, Ashley Springer, and Lenny Von Dohlan.

Keynote Speaker, Joyce Pierpoline, producer of TEETH, with Ceál M. Keegan, Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at GVSU
7:45 - 8:45 p.m. in Peter Wege Auditorium

Pierpoline and Keegan will discuss how the vagina dentata-themed movie overcame a bungled studio release to find cult acclaim among young women. Themes include rape culture, sexual assault, and female anatomy.


Better in Color: Lizzo
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. in Koning Micro-Cinema

Body-positive singer and rapper, Lizzo, has taken the world by storm. A panel of WoC discuss the effect Lizzo has had on them personally, in the pop music world, and in the social justice movement. Featuring panelists:

Stand Up: Workplace Harassment & Racial Justice with Tracy Evans
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in Koning Micro-Cinema

Former Founders Brewing employee who filed a lawsuit for racial discrimination discusses how to work hard, love hard, and be a good human.

Coexist: Religion & Feminism
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in Koning Micro-Cinema

Can you be deeply religious and a feminist? A diverse panel of religious leaders from the Grand Rapids area contemplate this question. In partnership with Fountain Street Church. Featuring panelists:

  • Rev. Rachel Johannan Bahr

  • Rev. Jessica Bratt Carle, Chaplain, Spectrum Health / Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

  • Rev. Nurya Love Parish, Rector, Holy Spirit Episcopal Church / Executive Director, Plainsong Farm

  • Rev. Ruth Bell Olsson, Pastoral Associate, Mayflower Church / Global Activist

  • Moderated by Rev. Katherine Lee Baker, Minister, Reformed Church in America

FSC Screen Club: Pose
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. in Koning Micro-Cinema

FSC Screen Club dives deep into the award-winning FX show, Pose, a drama spotlighting LGBTQ rights and the AIDS crisis during New York’s underground ball culture, a movement that first gained notice in the 1980s. Making television history, Pose features the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles. Featuring panelists: