In Fall 2022, Women's and Gender Studies in the School of Social Work will offer our fifth Walls to Bridges course at South West Detention Centre in Windsor, Ontario.
Fall 2022: September 13 to December 6, 2022 on Tuesdays at 6:00-8:50pm with instructor, Dr. Betty Barrett
Course: Tough Chicks: Representations of Women’s Strength and Anger in Popular Culture and Society
This course examines popular interest in “tough chicks.”. Students investigate the social construction of women’s and girls’ anger and aggression in fiction, popular media, and real life. and how these understandings are rooted in sexist, racist, homophobic, and other oppressive discourses. Students are encouraged to examine how their own lives and the lives of other women are impacted by these understandings. This course can be used for either Arts of Social Science credit. Prerequisites: Eligibility for this course is open to undergraduate students in all majors with at least Semester 3 standing at the University of Windsor.
Deadline to apply: Friday, May 20, 2022 by 12:00pm - APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
Interviews Conducted: Late May/Early June 2022
W2B Mission Statement: We create educational opportunities in correctional settings where the experiences of teaching and (un)learning challenge assumptions, stigmatization and inequality. See W2B website: wallstobridges.ca