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April 17, 2014

inocente Inocente (2012) - 2013 Oscar Award Winner, Best Documentary Short Subject

  • Evening Film Screening | Pre-Conference Event | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.| Mesa Room
  • In San Diego, a young teenage girl’s eyes stare into a compact mirror. She paints a dramatic black swirl around her eye. She never knows what her day will bring, but she knows at least it will always begin with paint.

    INOCENTE is an intensely personal and vibrant coming of age documentary about a young artist’s fierce determination to never surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings.

    INOCENTE is both a timeless story about the transformative power of art and a timely snapshot of the new face of homelessness in America, children. Neither sentimental nor sensational, INOCENTE will immerse you in the very real, day-to-day existence of a young girl who is battling a war that we rarely see. The challenges are staggering, but the hope in Inocente’s story proves that the hand she has been dealt does not define her, her dreams do.

Past Film Screenings include:

  • Girl Rising
  • Pray the Devil Back to Hell
  • The Education of Shelby Knox

Past Poetry & Readings include:

  • "Wonder Woman" - poem by Genny Lim (read by Jeanne Haggard)
  • "Sisterhood" - by Gloria Steinem (read by Felicia LaFuente)
  • "The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House" by Audre Lourde (read by Dr. Aretha Marbley)
  • "Real Women Have Curves" - by Josefina Lopez (read by Jeanne Haggard)

girl rising

Girl Rising

2013

pray the devil back to hell film

Pray the Devil Back to Hell

2012

education of shelby knox

The Education of Shelby Knox

Film & Panel Discussion

2011

voices of feminism opening performance

"Voices of Feminism"

Poetry & Reading

2010

 What attendees have said about the conference

  • Just wanted to send my hearty and heartfelt congratulations for an EXCELLENT conference! Wow! It was absolutely light years above any previous conference. I really was impressed.  I also thought the Shelby Knox/Gloria Steinem intergenerational interplay was really effective. I heard quite a few people thinking about intergenerational feminism in a deep way. - Anisa M. Zvonkovic, Ph.D.,Professor & Chair, Department of Human Development and Family Studies Texas Tech University (2009)
  • I just wanted to thank you both for the opportunity to present in the conference last weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting other presenters and academicians while sharing future research ideas. I even had a chance to meet Gloria Steinem, which made my week :) It was a wonderful learning experience for me and a great opportunity for the University. It truly was the experience of a lifetime. - Erin D. Murphy, Graduate Student & Part-time Instructor, Applied and Professional Studies (2009)

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Call for Proposals

Deadline February 28, 2014

Conference Prep Workshop

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Conference Program

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Guest Speaker

Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall

FAQ's

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Registration

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Important dates

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  • February 28 - CFP due
  • March 7 - Presenters Notified
  • April 4- deadline for pre-registration (includes breakfast & lunch ticket)
  • April 5 - April 18 - any late registrations, received after this date as well as on the day of the conference,will not guarantee the continental breakfast and/or luncheon
  • April 2 - Volunteer Training
  • April 3 - Volunteer Training
  • April 17 - Pre-Conference Event TBA
  • April 18-19 - date of conference

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Accomodations

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Volunteer Needs

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

Questions

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