MHCC Hosts Conversation on How Gender Shapes Our Lives

Posted: March 6, 2014

From the moment we are born, gender shapes every aspect of our lives -- our interests, opportunities and how we move through the world. In the 21st century, disparities between the genders still prevail, especially at the intersections of race, class, immigration status and geography. What can these disparities tell us about society’s values and priorities. How can we better understand the complexities of gender’s effects on our daily lives and identities?

“Mind the Gaps: How Gender Shapes Our Lives,” a free conversation with Jade Aguilar, will touch on those topics and more at Lunch & Learn, a series of thoughtful and challenging discussions about ideas that are critical to our daily lives and our state’s future. MHCC students, employees and the community are welcome to join the conversation March 20, noon – 1:30 p.m. in the Jazz Café, room AC2059. The Gresham Campus is located at 26000 S.E. Stark St. Parking is free, no permit required.

Aguilar is an assistant professor of sociology and women’s and gender studies at Willamette University. Her broad areas of study are gender, sexuality and family, and her main area of focus is the study of intentional communities.

The Lunch & Learn Conversation series is hosted by the MHCC Diversity Resource Center and MHCC Associated Student Government (ASG) and sponsored by Oregon Humanities. Bring your lunch or be one of the first 25 guests and receive a free lunch, courtesy of the ASG director of diversity.

About Oregon Humanities
Oregon Humanities (813 SW Alder St, #702; Portland, Ore., 97205) connects Oregonians to ideas to change lives and transform communities. More information about Oregon Humanities’ programs and publications, which include the Conversation Project, Think & Drink, Humanity in Perspective, Idea Lab, Public Program Grants  and Oregon Humanities magazine, may be found at Oregon Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust.

For more information about this free community discussion, please contact Melinda C. Bullen, Diversity Resource Center coordinator, at 503-491-7171 or

Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability may contact the MHCC Disability Services Office at 503-491-6923 or Please contact the office at least two weeks prior to the event to ensure availability.

For more information, media professionals may contact the Office of Community Engagement 503-491-7204 or

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