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28th Annual All-University Conference Image Gallery

"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.

Pre-Conference Kick Off

pray the devil back to hell film

pre conference film event

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.

Student | Faculty | Staff | Community Participation & Attendance

This year's conference will feature 37 research presentations from 65 presenters that include individual papers and multiple panels. Representatives from across the United States and Texas such as; Virginia, Indiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, West Texas A&M, Abilene Christian University, and Angelo State University will join presenters from Texas Tech. There are a total of five academic sessions, two keynote presentations, a continental breakfast and a luncheon scheduled throughout the day.

FY 2012-2013 Scholarship Winners

scholarship winners
Alexis Becerra, Major: Business Administration | Minor: Psychology | Florence Brown En Avant Club Scholarship

scholarship winner 2
Rahel Tekola, Major: Political Science | Minor: Spanish Florence Brown En Avant Club Scholarship

scholarship winner 4
Elizabeth Seeley, Undergraduate, Transfer Student, South Plains College (Fall 2012) | Florence Brown En Avant Club Scholarship & Gwen Sorell Scholarship Endowment

scholarship winner 3
Charity Martinez, Undergraduate | Major: Social Work | Minor: Sociology Gwen Sorell Scholarship Endowment

Keynote Speakers

robin chandler

robin chandler

pre conference film event

robin chandler

  • "Service + Women = Global Peace (Confronting the 'Gender Line' in the 21st Century)" by Robin Chandler, Ph.D. (Northeastern University, 1992)

Dr. Chandler is an Associate Professor of African American Studies, author of "Women, War, and Violence: Personal Perspectives and Global Activism", and the Director of The Peace Doors Project, a movement to create nine monumental peace doors at nine sites around the world. Read more here.

jensine larsen

jensine larsen

jensine larsen

  • "Breaking the Silence: The Rising Voice of Women Worldwide" byJensine Larsen

Across the Earth, courageous women leaders from rural villages to corporate suites are connecting to solve global problems. The founder of World Pulse, Jensine Larsen, shares her personal journey building an interactive global media enterprise uniting women from over 185 nations, including those from remote regions and conflict zones using internet cafes and cell phones, and shows how we can participate in this ongoing revolution.

Jensine Larsen
is a social media expert, international journalist, and recognized leader in the movement for global women's empowerment. At age 28 she founded World Pulse – a global media network bringing women a global voice– after working as a freelance journalist covering indigenous movements and ethnic cleansing in South America and Southeast Asia. Read more here

olutosin oladosu

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

Poetry Reading via Skype (Matador Room)