Illustration by Julio Salgado, commissioned by the #Health4All campaign.
Illustration by Julio Salgado, commissioned by the #Health4All campaign.

Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS)

seeks nominations for our first annual

Leslie Ashbaugh Feminist Praxis in Education (LAFPIE) Award

The Leslie Ashbaugh Feminist Praxis in Education award is designed as a loving and grateful tribute to the work of Dr. Leslie Ashbaugh, who was a champion of feminist praxis in education. Leslie also had a great sense of humor, and loved to bake pies (hence: LAF-PIE).

According to Richa Nagar and Amanda Swarr, praxis is “the cycle of action, reflection, and action through which human beings work to transform their worlds.”[1]  What about feminist praxis? What does feminist praxis mean to you?

This annual award recognizes Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies students (majors or minors) who demonstrate inspiring and impactful feminist praxis during the course of their studies at UWB. Given that collaboration is a key value within feminist praxis, this award may be granted to either an individual or a team of students.

To be considered for this award, students must submit an essay of between 500-750 words which answers: What does feminist praxis mean to you (or your team)? How does your project embody feminist praxis? In addition to your essay, please provide the name(s), title(s), and contact information for no more than three people, at least one of whom must be UWB faculty or staff, who can speak to the merits of your project.

Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2017. Please send your essay and reference(s) as one pdf or word document, titled “LAFPIE_your name(s).2017.” Please email your materials to Professor Julie Shayne at jshayne@uw.edu.

Winners will be announced at our end of the year recognition event: Thurs May 18, 2017 2:00-3:00pm, UW1, 3rd floor vista. Don’t forget to save the date!

Questions? Contact Professor Shayne at jshayne@uw.edu. If you aren’t already, please follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gwssuwb/

[1] Critical Transnational Feminist Praxis. SUNY Press, 2010. Page 6.