“Gender and Violence”
Saturday, March 26, 2011
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Althouse Hall (W. Louther and N. College Streets)
Across your hometown and around the world… In the throes of revolution from Tahrir Square to Madison, Wisconsin… In headlines splashed across the news… Through deafening silence and overt silencing… On our college campuses… gendered violence is everywhere.
The issue of violence is at the forefront of women’s and gender studies scholarship. For decades, scholars have been interrogating how women’s and men’s lives are shaped by violence in many forms – women’s experiences with war as soldiers, supporters, detractors, and victims; current and longstanding fights over access to natural resources; institutional and/or structural violence across race, socioeconomic class, and sexual identity; sexual slavery and trafficking; agency and victimhood in popular culture; violence within domestic situations; sexual violence on college campuses; and approaches to ending violence and healing communities.
This year’s Women’s Studies conference, sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Consortium, offers a variety of papers and panels on gender and violence. We invite you to attend this conference and share in some of the groundbreaking research and open dialogue.
The conference is free and open to the public; lunch is provided. However, advanced registration is required by Tuesday, March 22.
Featured speaker: Andrea Smith, Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Studies University of California-Riverside Author and activist founder of INCITE! (3:00 p.m.)
For directions to Carlisle and Dickinson and a map of the campus, click on: http://www.dickinson.edu/about/visit/maps-and-directions/Google-Maps/ Althouse Science Hall, where the conference is being held, is located near the corner of N. College and W. Louther Streets. There will be signs for parking near the Hall.
For information about overnight accommodations on Friday and/or Saturday for out-of-town attendees, contact Denise McCauley, academic coordinator of Women’s and Gender Studies, at email@example.com or 717-245-1519.
On Saturday evening following the conference, the All Women’s Independent Artist Concert will be held at 7:00 pm at The Depot on Dickinson campus. The event is free and open to the public; donations received will benefit the Safe Harbor women’s shelter in Carlisle.
For other information, contact Kathy Missildine, Executive Assistant to the Central PA Consortium, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-291-4282.
Sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Consortium and the Women’s Studies Programs of Dickinson College, Gettysburg College, and Franklin & Marshall College