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Kitchen Table Series

Kitchen Table Series

The Kitchen Table Series invites students across campus to pull up a chair and discuss
sizzling gender-related topics.
Snacks and sass generously served.

The Kitchen Table Series is a student-designed program intended to reach across campus to highlight current gender issues and how they affect different communities. This program came to fruition because students wanted the chance to talk about important issues in an informal and relaxed space. By partnering with diverse groups and student organizations on campus, the Kitchen Table Series, will allow students the space they seek to converse about issues that matter to them.  For more information, please contact Emily Hickey, MCWC Program Coordinator, at emily.c.hickey@vanderbilt.edu.

Kitchen Table Series events for the Spring 2015 semester:

Wednesday, January 28:  Catcalling: Smile! It’s A Compliment

Wednesday, February 25:  Too Pretty For President:  Why Are There So Few Women In Politics?

Wednesday, April 1:  Orange Is The New Black: The Incarcerated Woman

*All KTS events will be in Sarratt 325/327 at 5:00 p.m.


Who can apply?
Full-time undergraduate students of any gender are welcome to apply for the KTS internship.

How do I apply?
Submit your letter of interest and resume to Emily Hickey, MCWC Program Coordinator, at emily.c.hickey@vanderbilt.edu by Friday, April 3, 2015.

What will I gain from being a KTS intern?
Through this internship, you will collaborate with diverse populations of students, faculty, staff, and community members to broach topics such as sexual health, feminism, body image, and other issues related to social justice.

What are intern duties and responsibilities?
As the KTS intern, you will help the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center select the Kitchen Table Series topics for the 2015-2016 academic year. You will also develop activities and discussion guidelines for specific KTS events and the marketing materials to help with program promotion.

What is the time commitment?
KTS interns can expect to work approximately 5-10 hours per month, including attendance at all KTS events.

What are preferred qualifications?
Coursework or interest in women’s, gender, sexuality, ethnic or cultural studies; experience in intercultural work, health education, or social justice programming. A firm commitment to diversity and cultural pluralism is essential.

Please note that this is an unpaid internship.

All KTS interns will go through a peer facilitator training to prepare for gender-related discussions.


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