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Thursday, April 19

Favianna Butterfly Wings

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | The Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio (602 Avenue J)

FREE and open to the public!  No experience needed.


There has never been a movement for social change without art and culture being central to that movement. Art can inspire, educate, and help spur the imagination beyond the realms of what politics can do. Social justice posters, in particular, are powerful living reminders of struggles for worldwide peace and justice. In this workshop, students will hear a short lecture by Favianna, and learn the guiding principles for effective poster design and create a poster of their own utilizing stock graphics from the book, ​Reproduce and Revolt​, by Favianna Rodriguez and Josh MacPhee.

  • Mariachi Los MatadoresMariachi Los Matadores

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | TTU Campus, SUB Matador RM

FREE and open to the public

We are delighted to host Texas Tech's one and only Mariachi ensemble Mariachi Los Matadores, directed by Dr. Lauryn Salazar, as part of our 34th Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women.

Mariachi Los Matadores is part of an academic mariachi program in Texas Tech's Vernacular Music Center. Established in 2001, the group focuses on a wide variety of styles and is influenced by the music and work of Grammy award-winning group, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano.​​ Additionally, Lubbock High School mariachi musicians​ will join us for an evening filled with a collection of popular mariachi favorites​.​​

Lite refreshments will be available!

Friday, April 20

Note: all events are on the TTU campus in the Student Union Bldg. Upper Level
8:30 a.m. Check In | Registration Masked Rider Room
9:00 a.m. - 9:55 a.m. Session I Brazos | Canyon | Mesa | Playa | Traditions
10:00 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. Dr. Norma E. Cantu Matador Room
11:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. Session II Brazos | Canyon | Mesa | Playa | Traditions
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Clothesline Project Caprock Room
12:00 p.m. Luncheon | Scholarship Awards Matador Room
1:00 p.m.  Favianna Rodriguez
Matador Room
2:30 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. Session III Brazos | Canyon | Mesa | Playa | Traditions
3:30 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.  Session IV Brazos | Canyon | Mesa | Playa | Traditions
4:30 p.m. - 5:25 p.m. Session V Brazos | Canyon | Mesa | Playa | Traditions

Norma E. CantuSaturday, April 21

"Writing as Witnessing" by Dr. Norma E. Cantu
A Writers Workshop

  • 9:00 a.m. - Refreshments (coffee & pan dulce) & meet-and-greet | English Building Atrium
  • 10:00 a.m. - Writing Workshop | English Building, Room 201

FREE and open to the public! No experience needed.


"I see a mosaic pattern (Aztec-like) emerging, a weaving pattern, thin here, thick there . . . This almost finished product seems an assemblage, a montage...now appearing, now disappearing in a crazy dance. The whole thing has a mind of its own, escaping me and insisting on putting together the pieces of its own puzzle with minimal direction from my will." – Gloria Anzaldua.


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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)