32nd Annual CPC Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Conference

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CONFERENCE THEME
LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD: 
CONTESTED HISTORIES, MULTIPLE FUTURES

MARCH 23, 2019
8:30am – 4:30pm
Breidenbaugh Hall
Gettysburg College

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT PRESENTATIONS AND PANELS

GUEST SPEAKERS
ALEXIS LOTHIAN, Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies, University of Maryland, and JESSICA JOHNSON, Assistant Professor, Center for Africana Studies and Department of History, Johns Hopkins University

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE (deadline March 15)

There is no charge for the conference, and lunch is provided. However, advanced registration is required by March 15.

The Central Pennsylvania Consortium (CPC), comprised of Dickinson, Franklin & Marshall, and Gettysburg Colleges, announces its Annual Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Conference.

The 2019 WGSS comes at a time of heightened activism around the world as the U.S. and much of Europe move to the right politically as seen in resistance movements such as Black Lives Matter, Women’s March on Washington, #Metoo, etc. Transnational forms of feminism have thrived, along with on-going efforts to decolonize US and European feminisms by recognizing contributions of women from other world regions. Queer and Trans activism and theories have been challenging and enriching the discipline, along with Disability studies. There has also been an effort to rethink the “history” of the U.S. women’s activism in order to include the histories of those who were involved in anti-lynching campaigns, indigenous rights movements, the Civil Rights movement, immigration advocacy, the Chicano/a Movement, the labor movement, and civil rights for LGBTQ people, among others. How can those of us committed to social justice tell these stories in a more inclusive way (looking back at contested histories)? How can we move forward to form coalitions for social change (looking forward to multiple futures)? How can we better craft theories and practices that “lead to liberation, making the connection between our past and our future,” as Barbara Smith phrased it? 

For questions, contact the CPC at kathy.missildine@fandm.edu

Call for Posters

The Second Central Pennsylvania Consortium Symposium on “Critical Perspectives on Soccer and Social Justice”
Saturday, September 29, 2018
9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Dickinson College
Althouse Hall
45 N College Avenue
Carlisle PA

The symposium aims to examine the intersections between soccer and social justice from an interdisciplinary perspective. As the most popular sport on the planet, soccer can often perpetuate stereotypes of identity, such as gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, class, religion and national or regional origin. More than any other sport, soccer has the power to unite and/or divide people. The reach and popularity of soccer offer unique potential to open spaces for contestation of injustices within greater society. This one-day collaborative event sponsored by the CPC and its member institutions will bring together a diverse group of scholars, journalists, students, athletes, coaches and community members to discuss issues of equality and representation in soccer with a focus on the past, present, and future of the sport.

With the hope of expanding the conversation to the greater field of sport studies, undergraduate students from any institution are invited to submit abstract proposals (250-word maximum) to present research projects (at any stage of development) in poster form on issues of social justice in an area of sporting activity. 

Deadline for abstract submission: Saturday, September 8
In your abstract, please include:
Your full name (or names, if a panel)
Institution
Academic status (Class of ’19, etc)
Email address

Email for submissions or inquiries: cpcsoccersj@gmail.com

Schedule for CPC Soccer Symposium

PAST EVENTS

38th Annual CPC Astronomers’ Conference
“THE JAMES WEBB TELESCOPE”
Saturday, April 21, 2018
8:15 am – 4:15 pm
Dickinson College
Speaker: Jonathan P. Gardner,Chief of the Observational Cosmology Lab at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center,and the Deputy Senior Project Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope

CPC Annual Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Conference
Theme: Queer Politics
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Dickinson College, host
Eli Clare, author of Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure, Keynote Speaker
Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation, and The Marrow’s Telling

2018 Africana Studies Conference
Mid-February 2018 – TBA

Saturday, February 3: 2018 CPC Annual New Faculty Conference
Host: Gettysburg College, Breidenbaugh Hall
“Finding Your Voice and Helping Students Find Theirs
in the Classroom and on Campus”
Six faculty presenters and facilitators of the CPC colleges
For new tenure-track and visiting (and nearly new) faculty of the CPC colleges

August 15, 2017: Workshop: Unconscious Bias in the Hiring and Search Process
Franklin & Marshall College, host
Two interactive workshops for professional staff and faculty of the CPC and PCLA (PA Consortium for the Liberal Arts)”It Depends on the Lens: Unconscious Bias in the Hiring and Search Process”
presented by CITE, Cornell Interactive Theater Ensemble, and sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Consortium

April 15, 2017: Annual Astronomers’ Conference
Franklin & Marshall College, host

April 3-5, 2017: French and Africana Studies Conference
“Freedom without Borders: On Gender, Sexuality and Identity in the Arab-Muslim World”
Multi-campus collaboration in classroom visits, discussions, and public lectures
Franklin & Marshall (April 3), Gettysburg College (April 4), Dickinson College (April 5)

March 27-29, 2017: High School Counselor Admission Tour
Contact: Molly Boegel, Director of Admissions Programs and Services, Dickinson College

Marc 24-25, 2017: Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Conference
“Reproductive Justice”
Franklin & Marshall College, host

June 9-11, 2016: French Conference
“Women in French 2016”
Gettysburg College, host

April 27-29, 2016: High School Counselors Admission Tour
1-day tours of each CPC campus (by invitation only)
Contact: Mary Chobanian

October 24-26, 2016 Italian Studies Conference
“Blaxploitalian: One Hundred Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema”

April 9, 2016: Annual Astronomers’ Conference
“Hubble’s New Frontiers” by Dr. Dan Coe, Space Telescope Science Institute
Host: Gettysburg College

April 9, 2016: Annual Africana Studies Conference
All are invited to attend the CPC Africana Studies Conference: #Envisioning Black Digital Spaces that will take place this Saturday, April 9, 2016. Panel presentations will be in Stern Great Hall from 9:00 am – 3:40pm. The keynote address will be delivered by Alicia Garza co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter in Allison Great Hall at 4:00 pm.

April 6, 8 2016: Critical Perspectives on Soccer and Social Justice

Dickinson College
Soccer_SocialJustice_Poster&Schedulepdf

April 2, 2016: Annual Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Conference
“Bodies in Negotiation: rethinking dangers and pleasures in the 21st century”
8:15 am – 4:30 pm
Gettysburg College, host

March 24, 2016: Library Assessment Workshop
Franklin & Marshall College, host
SparkSpace, Shadek-Fackenthal Library