Gender Fair 2011, an event highlighting concepts of gender constructs, will be hosted Tuesday, May 3 at the University of North Texas. This provocative and educational event hosted by UNT's Communication Studies Department will present games, interactive booths, and educational information revolving around the theme "Show Me Your and I'll Show You Mine."
Gender Fair 2011 will be hosted in the One O'clock Lounge of the UNT Student Union building between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
Led by Dr. Suzanne Enck-Wanzer and the students of the COMM 4220: Gender and Communication class, Gender Fair 2011 will present opportunities for the public to learn about the social construction of gender as presented through four subjects: "Feminism & Public Life," Race & Gender," "Unruly Bodies, Sex, & Sexuality," and "Masculinities."
This semester's Gender Fair will be the 4th fair since Suzanne arrived at UNT in the Fall of 2009. As each semester passes, students are inspired by previous fairs and are inspired to add even more to the UNT Gender Fair experience.
Once again, this semester's Gender Fair will team up with the departmental honorary, Lambda Pi Eta, to collect items for Denton County Friends of the Family. This collection drive will take place at the Gender Fair and the public is invited to bring new and gently used items to the drop-off site (1 O'Clock Union).