Women’s and Gender Studies (Minor Only)


Saturday, 24 August 2013 - 9:30am-5:00pm | Kansas Abolitionists Unite | Panel and discussion about fighting human trafficking in Kansas, Oct 4th at Washburn University, Memorial Union, Washburn A at 9:30 - 5pm. $15 - $20 at the door - lunch is included Sponsored by STARS, WU Women's and Gender Studies and Stepping Stones Child Advocacy Center

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Stop Trafficking and Reject Slavery | STARS addresses human trafficking in Topeka and Shawnee County. Our volunteers give presentations to educate our community about modern day slavery. To request a FREE presentation, make a donation, or to join our listserv, email us at: starstopeka@gmail.org.

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S.T.A.N.D. - Students Together Advocating Non-Violence in Dating is a Washburn University student organization that strives to eliminate dating violence through outreach and education.

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YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment

Eliminating Racism - Empowering Women | YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment


V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.

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Topeka & Sn. Co. League of Women Voters
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League of Women Voters serves the citizens of Topeka & Shawnee County, Kansas. This site will keep you up to date and informed about pertinent issues.

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Dr. Sullivan's presentation: "HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN OUR BACKYARD"


Sharon Sullivan at Shawnee State  April 1, 2014



March 10-21, 2014

Associate Professor Sharon Sullivan's presentation, "Education to Create Change"  focused on the importance of education to combat Human Trafficking.

 and March 10 - part of a  panel presentation: "It Takes a Village: Expanding our success in the fight against Human Trafficking"



NOW - National Organization for Women event |  February 15, 2014 | Washburn University Student Union

Sponsors: Capital City NOW; Washburn Women's and Gender Studies; STAND Students Together Advocating Nonviolence in Dating; YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment; League of Women Voters, Topeka-Shawnee County

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BREEDERS screening

A film by the Center for Bioethics and Culture, BREEDERS explores the topic of commercial surrogacy.
Monday, January 27, 2014    7:00-9:00PM
Washburn Living Learning Center, Blair Room
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Dr. Sharon Sullivan was a guest speaker on The Giving Net radio program, January 15, 2014. She discussed the intersection of arts and activism. Interesting, informative conversation along with recommended books for further study.


Week Without Domestic Violence March

WaGS and STAND students with Dr. Sharon Sullivan

Downtown Topeka, KS  Friday October 18, 2013

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First Ever Dream Builder Award - 2013 YWCA Leadership Conference

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Dr. Sharon Sullivan (back row, third from right) receiving the Dream Builder Award



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Dr. Sullivan attended the 2013 57th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women as an ad hoc delegate.

She has been invited to attend the 2014 58th Congress as a delegate and to organize a panel discussing human trafficking.