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28th Annual All-University Conference for the Advancement of Women in Higher Education


"Women and Global Change: Achieving Peace Through Empowering Women"
Texas Tech University
April 12 - 13, 2012

This year’s conference theme, "Women and Global Change: Achieving Peace Through Empowering Women" was inspired by the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winners Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Bbowee, from Liberia and Tawakkol Karman from Yemen. The peace-building work each of these three women have endured and continue to work on to this day, has set in motion an empowering movement for social, political and economic change. This year’s conference is sure to inspire, educate, and transform how global movements are local movements.

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Thursday, April 12th - Pre-conference Event

  • Film Viewing & Discussion

    pray the devil back to hell filmPray the Devil Back to Hell (2008)
    Pre-conference Film Viewing & Discussion
    International Cultural Center | Office of International Affairs | Auditorium | 601 Indiana Ave. | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008) Directed by Gini Reticker, chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. A story of sacrifice, unity and transcendence, Pray the Devil Back to Hell honors the strength and perseverance of the women of Liberia. Inspiring, uplifting, and most of all motivating, it is a compelling testimony of how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations. Watch the trailer and other interviews here.

Friday, April 13th - Conference Program

Program - Download the Program adobe acrabat PDF
(Detailed chronological program description, with room assignments
)

  • voices of feminism performance
    Location: Texas Tech University | Student Union Building (Upper Level)
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Registration Table: Located near the elevators opposite the Matador Room
    Room Assignments for Sessions: TBA
    Program: PDF link coming soon!

Schedule

  • schedule

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
    Check In (Registration/Information Table located near the elevators opposite the Matador Room)

    Continental Breakfast (Matador Room)

    -- Morning Sessions --

  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. - Morning Keynote Speaker (Matador Room)

    robin chandler "Service + Women = Global Peace (Confronting the 'Gender Line' in the 21st Century)" by Robin Chandler, Ph.D. (Northeastern University, 1992) Associate Professor of African American Studies, author of "Women, War, and Violence: Personal Perspectives and Global Activism". Read more here.

  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. Session I
    (SUB Upper Level, Download the Program adobe acrabat PDF)

  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. Session II
    (SUB Upper Level, Download the Program adobe acrabat PDF)

    -- Break for lunch --
  • award star12: 00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. *Conference Luncheon & Scholarship Awards Presentation (Matador Room)

    *Note: This is a pre-paid, ticketed event. Register today!

  • 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Afternoon Keynote Speaker (Matador Room)

    jensine larsen "Breaking the Silence: The Rising Voice of Women Worldwide" by Jensine Larsen - social media expert, international journalist, and recognized leader in the movement for global women's empowerment. Read more here.

    olutosin oladosu Olutosin Oladosu - Adebowale Founder/Coordinator, Stop The Abuse of Rights | Read more here.

    • Poetry Reading via Skype (Matador Room)

    -- Afternoon Sessions--

  • 2:00 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. Session III
    (SUB Upper Level, Download the Program adobe acrabat PDF)

  • 3:00 p.m. - 3:55 p.m. Session IV
    (SUB Upper Level, Download the Program adobe acrabat PDF)

  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:55 p.m. Session V
    (SUB Upper Level, Download the Program adobe acrabat PDF)

gloria steinem reception 2009
2009 Women's Studies Conference

2012 conference poster

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Conference Program

conference program icon For more information and details of the sessions go to Conference Program adobe acrabat PDF

TTU Campus Parking

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Visitors unable to find parking in this area will be directed to the closest available parking upon inquiry at the traffic kiosk. Read more...

Accomodations

hotel icon The Program is unable to offer travel scholarships.

- Information about area chain hotels can be found on this link: http://www.visitlubbock.org/

- Information about visiting the Texas Tech University campus can be found here http://www.visit.ttu.edu/

Press Links

Link to 2011 Conference

Link to 2010 Conference

Link to 2009 Conference

Link to 2008 Conference

Conference Committee Members

• Amma K. Akrofi, Associate Professor, Education Curriculum and Instruction
• Amanda Booher, Assistant Professor, English
• Lauren Dent, Graduate Student, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
• Charlotte Dunham, Director, Women’s Studies Program
• Tricia Earl, Coordinator, Women’s Studies Program
• Blakelee Kemp, Graduate Student, Sociology, Anthropology & Social Work
• Kayla Schwoerer, Graduate Student, Public Administration, Political Science