27th Annual All-University Conference for the Advancement of Women in Higher Education


The Women's Studies Program at Texas Tech University hosted the 27th Annual All-University Conference on the Advancement of Women in Higher Education, on the campus of Texas Tech University, Feb 3 & 4, 2011. Our theme was Innovative Voices: Initiatives, Projects and Practices for Empowerment and Gender Equality


The keynote panel will included guest speakers Shelby Knox and Sara Peso White.

  • Shelby Knox speaker 2011 Shelby Knox is nationally known as the subject of the Sundance award-winning film, The Education of Shelby Knox, a 2005 documentary chronicling her teenage activism for comprehensive sex education and gay rights in her Southern Baptist community. She has appeared on Today, the Daily Show, Hardball, and sat down with both Dr. Phil and Al Franken to discuss sex education and youth activism. Shelby travels across the country as an itinerant feminist organizer, doing trainings, workshops and civil disobedience in the name of reproductive justice and sexual health. She consults for the Girls Leadership Institute, Plan B and Trojan, among others. Shelby lives in New York City, where she is working on a book about the next generation of feminist activism and plotting the revolution via Twitter, handle @ShelbyKnox.


  •  sara peso white speaker 2011Sara Peso White, Ph.D. (ABD) currently teaching in the Women's Studies Program and completing the Fine Art Interdisciplinary PhD program at Texas Tech University. White's research focuses on critical analyses of Native American representation and their respective art histories. She is the recipient of the American Indian Graduate Center Fellowship.

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