You're invited to MemoirFest, an all-day symposium on women writers and memoir, at the Gerlinger Lounge on the University of Oregon campus on Saturday May 12, 2012. MemoirFest will feature presentations and panel discussions by Debra Gwartney, Crystal Williams, Lidia Yuknavitch, Lauren Kessler, Margarita Donnelly, Elizabeth Reis, and Dominick Vetri. You and other registered participants are invited to take part in roundtable discussions with the panelists on all aspects of memoir.
9:30AM Introduction: Barbara Winslow, Director Shirley Chisholm Project of Brooklyn Women’s Activism Welcome and Greetings, Karen Gould, President Brooklyn College Greetings: Professor Namita Manohar, Coordinator Women’s Studies Program Professor Lynda Day, Endowed Chair in Women’s Studies, Brooklyn College Salute to Shola Lynch, documentary filmmaker Chisholm 72: Unbought and Unbossed Keynote: Professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Spelman College Chair: Professor Gunja Sen Gupta, Brooklyn College
Chinese Women’s Documentaries in the Market Era Film Festival and Symposium
Film Festival March 17-18, 2012 Cable Car Cinema 204 South Main Street, Providence
Symposium March 21, 2012, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute 111 Thayer Street, Providence
Chinese Women’s Documentaries in the Market Era will screen and examine important documentary films by Chinese Women directors from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mainland China. The symposium will feature directors and international scholars who will discuss the role and significance of women’s documentary films in articulating different human concerns, critical visions, and visual aesthetics in the rapidly changing Greater China area. Directors confirmed to attend include:
Conversation with Presidents from Mount Holyoke and Amherst College
Date/time: Friday, March 9, 2012 4-7pm
On Friday, March 9 at 4pm in the New York Room of Mary Woolley Hall on the Mount Holyoke College campus in South Hadley, Massachusetts, the FCWSRC will present a conversation between Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella and Amherst College President Biddy Martin about writing and the public sphere. It will be followed by a presentation of recent publications by Five College faculty in Gender Studies and FCWSRC Alumnae Associates. A reception follows at 6pm at the FCWSRC.
For more information: http://www.fivecolleges.edu/sites/fcwsrc
Don't Miss this special panel on econonomic justice!
Monday, March 5th 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm Drew Room (lower level) CCUN Building Church Center for the United Nations 777 UN Plaza (corner of 44th St. and First Avenue) New York, NY
The event will take place in the Drew Room, Ground Floor at the CCUN building from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm on Monday, March 5th. Women of color continue to be disproportionately represented in low-wage work. Consequently, they are less likely to have access to paid sick time, family leave, vacation, retirement savings, and other components of the human right to decent work. The panel will feature human rights advocates, economists, and organizers offering concrete human rights-based solutions for advancing economic justice for women, and in particular, women of color in the United States.
We know much about the men who built and operated the casinos of Las Vegas. In this talk, Dr. Susan Chandler, Professor of Social Work at the University of Nevada, Reno explores the untold stories of women who work in the gaming industry. Chandler's presentation offers a new slant on the dependence of Las Vegas’ (and Nevada’s) economy on women workers.
COME HEAR NEW DATA ON GENDER INEQUITY IN ONE OF THE NATION’S LARGEST AND FASTEST GROWING SECTORS!
RESTAURANT OPPORTUNITIES CENTERS UNITED
DOORS OPEN 8:30am with refreshments PROGRAM 9-10am Monday February13 To bring attention to the federal tipped minimum wage of $2.13 B-338, Canon House Office Building, Washington, DC Hosted by Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) RSVP at 202-559-7496 or firstname.lastname@example.org or call for more information.