2012 Annual Women’s Studies Conference

“Gender, Sexuality and Poverty”

Saturday, March 31, 2012
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Gettysburg College

The Conference is free and open to the public, but registration for the luncheon session is closed.

Sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Consortium and the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Programs of Dickinson College, Gettysburg College, and Franklin & Marshall College.

Featuring faculty and student presentations, panels, poster sessions, and exhibits. Keynote remarks titled “Centering Racial and Economic Justice in Queer and Trans Resistance” at 3:00pm by Dean Spade of Seattle University School of Law, author and founder of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.

The full conference schedule can be found below.

Conference Schedule

Friday, March 30th, 2012

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Poverty Simulation, run by the Center for Public Service (CPS) in collaboration with SCCAP (South Central Community Action Programs).  Registration required.  Contact Nathalie Lebon (nlebon@gettysburg.edu).
CUB 260

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday Afternoon Social Hour/FASH co-hosted by Interdisciplinary Studies/IDS
Weidensall Lobby

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Documentary film screening (work in progress) on date rape by Jeruvia Jones’ students
Joseph Theater – Breidenbaugh 201

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

8:15 a.m.
Check-in, registration, morning refreshments
Weidensall Hall Lobby

8:45 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Weidensall Hall Lobby

SESSION I (concurrent sessions)
9:00a.m. – 10:15 a.m

A. Health, Bodies, and Inequalities (Amy Farrell, Dickinson College)
Weidensall 301

  • “Poverty, Gender Inequalities, and the Spread of HIV/AIDS” – Elizabeth Stevenson ’12, WGS / Psychology, Gettysburg College
  • “Unpaid Care-Work and AIDS: Race, Gender, and Class in South African Welfare Organizations” – Catharine van de Ruit, University of Pennsylvania
  • “Classing Fat Bodies” – D. Brienne Hagen, Women and Gender Studies Master’s Program, Towson University
  • “The Eugenics Movement and Reproductive-Enhancing Technologies: Impregnating the Rich and Sterilizing the Poor” – Katie Filous, M.A., Loyola University of Chicago

B. Empowering Voices in Poverty: Sex, Violence and Gender in Marginalized Communities in the US and Mexico (Laura D’Amore, Roger Williams University)
Weidensall 402

  •  “Precious Pushes Back: Psychology’s ‘Resilience Theory’ and Multiple Oppression in Push” – Thea Rowan, Undergraduate, Roger Williams University
  • “Poverty Alliances in Push and Criminal of Poverty” – Allison Pagliaro, Undergraduate, Roger Williams University
  • “Reconstructing Gender in the Selva: How a rebellion in Chiapas is changing the traditional role of Indian women”- Shannon Fahey, Undergraduate, Roger Williams University
  • “Savage Violence and Lessons of Action: Zapatista response to the drug violence in Chiapas, Mexico” – Autumn Quezada-Grant, Assistant Professor of History, Roger Williams University

C. Activisms: Tactics and Tensions (Temma Berg, Gettysburg College)
Weidensall 302

  • “Empowering Lives: The Rise of Activism in the Feminicides of Juarez” – Lizet Vera, Spanish /Women and Gender Studies, Dickinson College
  • “NGOs Fighting Poverty in Bosnia” – Janet Powers, Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Gettysburg College
  • “The Possibility of Transnational Black Feminist Solidarity through a Critique of the Global Justice Movement” – Nanyonjo Mukungu, Whitman College
  • “Deconstructing Occupy Wall Street: A Transnational Perspective on Social and Political Movements” – Ashley Panelli ’12, Dickinson College

SESSION II (concurrent sessions)
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.

A. Telling Stories: Four Women Share their Struggles with Poverty” Adams County Circles of Support (Jean Potuchek, Gettysburg College)
Weidensall 301

  • “Telling Stories: Four Women Share Their Struggles with Poverty” – Adams County Circles of Support Initiative – Ivy Everson, Cara Russo, Nereida Simon, and Darlene Stancil

B. Reproductive Labor/Reproductive Rights (Stephanie Sellers, Gettysburg College)
Weidensall 402

  • “Constrained Choice: Rethinking the Institution of Motherhood in the U.S.” – Maggie Fridinger, M.A. candidate in public policy, George Washington University
  • “Reproductive Rights, Gender Equality, and Female Identity in Modern China” – Mehera Nori ’12, Whitman College
  • “Expectations of Support: Health Investments and Promises of Financial Assistance for Children” – Erin Fletcher, Visiting Professor of Economics, Gettysburg College
  • “Sex, Income, and Family Supportive Supervisor Behaviors” – Allison Barrett ’12; Stephanie Gulden ’13; and Heather Odle-Dusseau, Assistant Professor of Management, Gettysburg College

C. Gender, Crime and Poverty in Latin America (Alison Kibler, Franklin & Marshall College)
Weidensall 302

  • Franklin & Marshall College Students: Kendall Murphy, Lila Epstein, Arielle Chapnick, Chelsea Marie Keeler, and Karolyn Jackson; Stephanie McNulty, Assistant Professor of Government

12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. (Specialty Dining)

Panel discussion: Beyond the Classroom: Fieldnotes from Community-Based Learning (Beth Graybill, Franklin & Marshall College and Susannah Bartlow, Dickinson College)

  • “Moving Beyond the Classroom Walls of Women’s Studies with Community-Based Learning” – Three F & M students; Faculty: Beth Graybill, Director of Alice Drum Women’s Center and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies, Franklin & Marshall College
  • “Living with AIDS in America” – Michael Altman ‘12, Jacob Brintzenhoff ‘14, Rebecca Deffler ‘13, Chirstina Gallo ‘13, Lyndsie Guy ‘12, Karolina Hicke ‘14, and Greer Luce ‘13, Gettysburg College

SESSION III (concurrent sessions)
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

A. Queer Poverties (Marc Beard, Gettysburg College)
Weidensall 302

  • “Runaway Youth: LGBTQ individuals and Homelessness” – Elizabeth Rupert ’13, WGS / Globalization Studies, Gettysburg College
  • “How Much Stamina Do Employers Have: Wage Discrimination and Sexual Orientation Over the Business Cycle” – Brendan Cushing-Daniels, Associate Professor and Chair of Economics, Gettysburg College

B. The Economics of Conquest and Displacement (Melissa Garcia, Dickinson College)
Weidensall 402

  • “Iraqi Refugees and the Ethnic Enclave Debate: A Study of the Labor Force Activity of Iraqi refugees by Resettlement Location and Gender” – Alicia Lee, Ph.D. candidate in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania
  • “Caftan Fashion on the Runways and in the Shantytowns: Women, Class, and Globalization in Morocco” – Amy Young Evrard, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Gettysburg College
  • “Female Migration and Household Asset Accumulation in Guatemala and Costa Rica” – Christopher Thomas, Ph.D. candidate, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University
  • “The Education of the Indigenous Woman?: Intersections of Neoliberalism, Indigeneity, and Gender in Chiapas, Mexico” – Kate Clonon-Roy, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

C. Structures of Violence and Poverty (Susannah Bartlow, Dickinson College)
Weidensall 301

  • “Economic Empowerment and Sexual Violence: What It Means for Rwanda’s Women” – Arielle Schneck, Dickinson College
  • “Detrimental Dreams, Neglected Nightmares: The Reality of Structural Economics Violence Against the Poor in the U.S.” – Ana Rader ’12, Dickinson College
  • “Urban Girlhood: An Analysis of Risk, Race, Class, and Gender” – Liz Barr, M.S., Women’s and Gender Studies, Towson University

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
“Centering Racial and Economic Justice in Queer and Trans Resistance”
Dean Spade, Assistant Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law
Masters 110 – Mara Auditorium

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