"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.
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.
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.
Alexis Becerra, Major: Business Administration | Minor: Psychology | Florence Brown En Avant Club Scholarship
Rahel Tekola, Major: Political Science | Minor: Spanish Florence Brown En Avant Club Scholarship
Charity Martinez, Undergraduate | Major: Social Work | Minor: Sociology Gwen Sorell Scholarship Endowment
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.
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
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 - Adebowale Founder/Coordinator, Stop The Abuse of Rights | Read more here.
Poetry Reading via Skype (Matador Room)