2013 CPC Annual Women’s Studies Conference

Young Feminisms:                                                            Youth, Gender and Transformation

Saturday, March 30, 2013
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster PA                                                           Stager Hall 

Registration for the Conference is now closed.

Over thirty papers, panels, and discussion by students and faculty will be presented during morning and afternoon sessions.

Keynote speaker is Jennifer L. Pozner, author of Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV, and founder and Executive Director of Women In Media & News, a national media analysis, education and advocacy group. She is a frequent commentator on CNN, NPR and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Ms. Pozner will speak at 3:00 p.m. in Stahr Auditorium of Stager Hall.  Her address is titled “Project Brainwash: Why Reality TV is Bad for Women and Girls (…and Men, People of Color, the Economy, Love, Sex, and Sheer Common Sense!).”

For directions to Franklin & Marshall: www.fandm.edu/directions                   (parking is available on College Avenue and in the Williamson parking lot off Harrisburg Pike, across from College Square)

About the conference theme: Girls on HBO, “slut walks” on college campuses, and the “It Gets Better Campaign” for LGBTIQ youth. Today the media, politicians and scholars focus extensively on young people, gender and sexuality. This conference hopes to capture this widespread interest in youth through feminist frameworks. How are young people today interpreting and enacting feminisms? How are boys and girls and young men and women represented across the media? How does gender shape the problems (and solutions to the problems) among boys and girls, such as bullying, self-esteem, teen parenthood and eating disorders?

On Friday, March 29, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., the Alice Drum Women’s Center of Franklin & Marshall College hosts “Reality TV Bingo: media literacy for fun and power” with Ms. Pozner. The event is free; registration is not required.

For overnight accommodations in Lancaster, contact The Lancaster Arts Hotel, www.lancasterartshotel.com; ph 877-208-5521; group rate is available under “CPC Women’s Studies Conference at F&M”

For questions, contact Kathy Missildine, Executive Assistant to the CPC                     kathy.missildine@fandm.edu or 717-291-4282

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

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