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29th Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women


29th Annual Conference on the
 Advancement of Women

Women and Global Change:
Achieving Peace Through Empowering Women - Part II

Texas Tech University-- April 4th & 5th, 2013
TTU Student Union Building

 

The Women's Studies Program at Texas Tech University proudly announces the 29th Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women, which will take place on the campus of Texas Tech University, April 4-5, 2013. Detailed Program adobe acrabat PDF

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Registration Fee = $15 students | $30 non-students (early registration open until March 29)
Late Registration Fee = $25 students | $40 non-students (late registration open April 1-5)
Registration Form adobe acrabat PDF - Before you submit your registration using the Online Form, PRINTand return the Registration Form with your payment (pay by check), to TTU, Women's Studies Program, Attn: Conference Registration, Box 42009, Lubbock, TX. 79409-2009.

  • What if I am attending because of a class?
    Registration is required for all. Students can register for FREE if they need to attend one or more sessions and/or the guest speaker presentations for course credit. For non-student attendees wishing to hear one or more sessions and the guest speaker presentations, you can also register for FREE but will not have access to the Conference Luncheon & Scholarship Awards Ceremony.

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Thursday, April 4th - Pre-conference Event

Pre-Conference Event - Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

girl rising Girl Rising - Read more...

Girl Rising is a groundbreaking film, directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins, which tells the stories of 9 extraordinary girls from 9 countries, written by 9 celebrated writers and narrated by 9 renowned actresses. Girl Rising showcases the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.

Watch the trailer here: http://10x10act.org/girl-rising/

Friday, April 5th - Conference Schedule & Program

Session Schedule & Program | Detailed Program adobe acrabat PDF

schedule
Location: Texas Tech University | Student Union Building (Upper Level)
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration Table: Located near the elevators and student services office (west of the Matador Room)
Schedule:For session times visit Conference Schedule
Program: Detailed Program adobe acrabat PDF

Guest Speaker

Morning Speaker - Time: 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

yifat susskind Yifat Susskind
Location: Student Union Bldg. Matador Room | Time: 9:00 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

Yifat Susskind is the executive director of MADRE, an international women's human rights organization. She works with women’s human rights activists from Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa to create programs in their communities to address women's health, violence against women, economic and environmental justice, and peace building. She has also written extensively on US foreign policy and women’s human rights and her critical analysis has appeared in online and print publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy in Focus and The W Effect: Bush’s War on Women, published by the Feminist Press. Ms. Susskind has been featured as a commentator on CNN, National Public Radio, and BBC Radio.

Visit MADRE's YouTube site: http://www.youtube.com/user/MADREspeaks?feature=watch

Keynote Speaker - Time: 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

yanar mohammed Yanar Mohammed
Location: Student Union Bldg. Matador Room | Time: 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Yanar Mohammed is the co-founder and President of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq (OWFI). Since it’s inception in 2003, the organization has campaigned for women’s political, civic and human rights in Iraq. One of it’s operations is running secret women’s shelters in Baghdad. These safehouses provide accommodation and support to women who have been forced to flee dangerous living situations, including domestic abuse and honor killings.

Yanar is one of the foremost activists for women’s rights in Iraq. Her work, like many other human rights activists in the country, has been undertaken at great personal risk.

Yanar’s courageous work merited her the Gruber Foundation’s Women’s Rights Prize in 2008. She is the editor of the newspaper Al-Mousawat (“Equality”).

Q&A with Yanar Mohammed - Fighting for Gender Equality in Iraq Yanar Mohammed says the U.S. invasion and occupation hurt women’s rights, by Rebecca Burns

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Please help make the Women's Studies Conference a huge success by serving as a volunteer. Specific tasks, as well as miscellaneous duties, are offered to provide you an experience of a behind the scenes look at organizing and planning a conference of this nature. Read more...

Questions

Contact Tricia Earl ( patricia.a.earl@ttu.edu), Women's Studies Coordinator, to volunteer.

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Conference Program

Detailed Program adobe acrabat PDF

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FAQ's

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Registration

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Important dates

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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, unless otherwise noted, is unable to offer travel scholarships at this time.

- 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/

Volunteer Needs

volunteer icon Please help make the Women's Studies Conference a huge success by serving as a volunteer. Specific tasks, as well as miscellaneous duties, are offered to provide you an experience of a behind the scenes look at organizing and planning a conference of this nature. Read more...

  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Conference Registration and Information Table Monitor
  • Program/Panel Session Monitor
  • Technical Equipment Monitor
  • Greeters/Guides
  • Volunteer Training

Questions

questionsPlease direct questions about submitting proposals or questions of a general nature to: womens.studies@ttu.edu and enter "2012-Women's Studies Conference Submission Question" in the subject line.

Press Links

Link to 2011 Conference

Link to 2010 Conference

Link to 2009 Conference

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