September 2017 Archives

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On November 10th, We are very happy to invite you to have a first-hand experience to listen to, and interact with one of Japan's feminist contemporary poets, Itō Hiromi.

Study groups will be held before the event.

We will host a study group on

September 26th (Tuesday, at ERB-1 357)
October 10th (Tuesday, at ERB-1 301)
November 2nd (Thursday, at ERB-1 357)

We will be gathering at 12:40 - 14:40, feel free to bring your own lunch and leave early if you have class in the 3rd period.

For more information please contact Juliana Buritica Alzate (RIA-CGS) at

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CGS(Center for Gender Studies) YoRAP(Young Research Action Program)Open Forum
"Thinking about x-gender: Identity, labels, negotiation"

September 30th (Sat), 2017 14:00~17:30

International Conference Room, Dialogue House, International Christian University

Japanese(No Translation)

Free, No-reservation required



Moderator & Coodinator
ISERI, Makiko

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The 44th Fuwa-Cafe
Coming Out

Date & Time
September 19th (Tue) 12:50p.m. - 15:10p.m.

OYRs Welcome!! Both English or Japanese OK.
Coming in the middle or leaving early are both OK.
No entrance fee; no reservation necessary(but we accept donations towards tea and snacks!).

Center for Gender Studies(CGS)
ERB-I 301

Coming Out

Let's Talk Together!

We'll enjoy tea and coffee and snacks as we talk about gender and sexuality in a relaxed atmosphere. Worries we've discussed before include:

"I might be attracted to people of the same sex as me,"
"I might be attracted to both men and women,"
"I have no interest in romance,"
"I have a woman's body, but I want to be seen as a man,"
"I have a man's body, but I want to be seen as a woman,"
"I don't want others to determine my gender for me,"
"I don't want to put a label on my sexual identity."

Besides these examples, if you have something else in mind and want to talk it over, please feel free to bring it up. With beverages and snacks prepared, we are waiting for you to come chat with us!

(Coordinators: JULIANA / Haengri)

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CGS Reading Group
Autumn Term 2017
Thinking about and/or from Asexuality

Every term the Center for Gender Studies (CGS) at ICU hosts student-led reading groups in which we read together a book closely. Certain books may be difficult to read by ourselves, but when we read together it's better. We can ask each other when we don't understand, and we can continue enjoying our reading together!

"An asexual is someone who does not experience sexual attraction" (AVEN). In this reading group we will learn about asexuality while thinking about the politics of difference through a variety of materials, including websites and academic articles. We welcome anyone who is interested regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity!

Please look at the following URL site for details about the reading list:

Coordinator: HANYU Yuki (Doctoral Candidate, University of Tokyo/Research Institute Assistant, CGS)

Hosting dates: Thursdays at Lunch Time (12:40-13:50)
Starting from September 21st (Thursday)
Location: Center for Gender Studies, International Christian University ERB-1- 301