Women’s and Gender Studies Program Documents



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Series 1

SWAG Forum: Sexuality, Women & Gender

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Women's and Gender Studies Program


Dr. Reverend Belinda Creighton-Smith; Joyce Levingston

Information about Lecturer

Dr. Reverend Belinda Creighton-Smith is an Adjunct Instructor in Social Work and Women’s and Gender Studies and a Pastor of Faith Temple American Baptist Church. She received her Doctorate of Education in December 2019 from UNI, with her dissertation: Examining Linkages between Institutional Racism, Internalized Racial Oppression and Self-Efficacy in African American Youth. She is a lifelong social justice advocate and activist, has been an Anti-Racism Trainer for Correctional and Human Service Workers and Professionals and also a diversity and inclusion facilitator. Belinda is an active member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) since 2012, and an Executive Committee Member of the Black Hawk Chapter of NAACP since 2015.

Joyce Levingston sits on the College of Education Advisory Board at the University of Northern Iowa and Upper Iowa University. She is a student voice for minority and non-traditional students. Her latest passion is personal but she is on a quest to contribute to anti-racism work and the dismantling of systematic and institutionalized racism through her storytelling and personal narratives. She is Senior Program Director, a Graduate Research Assistant in her Ed D program at UNI, organizer of the Waterloo/Cedar Falls BLM movement, and the founder of Cedar Valley’s Little Free Pantries. Joyce has earned a number of awards for her work in the community as well.



  • Title: The Significance of Black Lives Matter
  • Date: Feb 7, 2022
  • Time: 12 p.m.
  • Location: Rod Library ScholarSpace

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Women's and Gender Studies Program, University of Northern Iowa


Cedar Falls, IA



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The Significance of Black Lives Matter [poster]



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