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9th Annual Women's Studies Student Conference - December 2-3, 2010 - University at Albany



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Conference Program at a Glance

Thursday, December 2

6:30 pm - Opening Reception (Humanities 354)

7:30 pm - *Guest Performance: Gina Athena Ulysse (Humanities B39)


Friday, December 3 (Humanities 354)

10:15 am - Coffee & Welcome

10:30 am - Opening Remarks

11:00 am - "Nations in Turmoil: Women, War and Survival"

12:15 pm - Luncheon

1:00 pm - "Public Universities in a Time of Crisis"

2:30 pm - Closing Session: Roundtable Discussion

Reception to Follow

TThursday, December 2 FFriday, December 3

Opening Reception begins at 6:30 pm in Humanities 354.

7:30 pm, Humanities B39

"Because When God is Too Busy"

Special Guest Performance by

Gina Athena Ulysse

Gina Athena Ulysee

Gina Athena Ulysse is a Haitian-American scholar and spoken-word poet/performer whose performance touches on the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti and its connection to a wider array of cultural and political issues, especially as they relate to feminist conversations.

Please visit her official website.

 

Full Day Conference - Humanities 354

10:15 am - Coffee & Welcome

10:30 am - Opening Remarks by Janell Hobson, Women's Studies Graduate Director.

11:00 am - "Nations in Turmoil: Women, War and Survival."

Presenters include University at Albany students Alyssa Hennessy, Suzanne Boatenreiter, and Danielle Charlestin.

12:15 pm - Luncheon

1:00 pm - "Public Universities in a Time of Crisis."

Presenters include University at Albany students Matt McGregor, Mary Evans, James Searle, and Jackie Hayes.

2:30 pm - Closing Session: Roundtable Discussion led by Conference Orgnanizers and members of CATALYST, Women's Studies GSO group.

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See Student Paper Abstracts | See Call for Papers

This event is co-sponsored by the following GSO groups: CATALYST (Women's Studies), Nefer Rohu (Africana Studies) and SOS (Sociology GSO) - "Your GSO funds at work" - the Department of Women's Studies, Gender & Sexuality Concerns Office, and Multicultural Student Success.

Special Thanks to CATALYST members and especially our Conference Organizers: Shantala Thompson, Cassandra Carter, and Brandie Dingman.

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Every fall semester, graduate students organize an annual Women's Studies Student Conference. What began in Fall 2002 as a class conference for the graduate course, "Feminist Theory," in which students presented their seminar papers in a public format, has grown into open calls for participation from both graduate and undergraduate students in different departments, colleges, and universities. The annual conference in the past has featured local, statewide, national, and international students.

For the 2010 conference, "World on Edge" will bridge feminist conversations on global disasters and national crises with current concerns over the crisis in public education.

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All events are free and open to the public.