Texas Tech University

Colloquium 2018 Schedule


Friday, October 12, 2018, SUB Red Raider Lounge location

This event is FREE and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. $10 box lunch will be available for purchase.

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Colloquium Schedule

Friday, October 12 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Texas Tech University | Student Union Bldg. | Red Raider Lounge

8:45 a.m. -
9:00 a.m.
Check In & Welcome 

Session I
9:00 a.m. -
9:50 a.m.

  • Creative Explorations of Gender & Sexual Identities: Write and Perform Your Experience by Christie Connolly and Shane Strawbridge, School of Theatre & Dance
Session II
10:00 a.m. -
10:50 a.m
  • Part A: Infusing Sexuality within Curriculum, presented by TTU Faculty from various disciplines including Dr. Emily Skidmore, History, Dr. Caroline Bishop, Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures, and Dr. Shera Jackson, Human Development & Family Studies
  • Part B: Women's & Gender Studies Students Transforming the World, presented by TTU W&GS Minors, Madison Kennedy, Program Assistant, Office of Academic Enrichment, Hope Lenamon, President, Texas Tech Association for Women in Communications Student Chapter and Isabel M. Nieves-Perez, Mentor Tech, Protege Advisory Committee Leader
Session III
11:00 a.m. -
11:50 a.m.
  • Doing Gender & Sexual Identities Inside Heteropatriarchy, by undergraduate students Johnathan Moore, Raelyn Curiel, Alicia Malone, and moderator, Dr. Shera Thomas-Jackson, Human Development & Family Studies
Session IV
12:00 p.m. -
12:50 p.m.
  • Social Construction of Gender and Sexuality from 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wave Feminism: Expressions of Our Multiple Identities
    Panelists: aretha marbley, PhD, Professor of Counselor Education, Director of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and graduate students, Melissa Galica, MEd, Instructor & Clinical Director, Renetta R Harris, MA, Counselor Education, Diane Smedley, MA, Counselor Education & Clinical Services Therapist, Woodlands Spring Behavioral Health, Troy Timmons, MA, Counselor Education, Allison Cook, MA, Counselor Education & Teacher, Estacado Early College High School, and undergraduate student Marian Mendy, Political Science and Marketing Major
12:50 p.m. -
1:15 p.m.
Lunch ($10 box lunch available for purchase)
Keynote Speaker
1:15 p.m. -
2:15 p.m.

Mark Daniel Snyder, they/them/theirs
Director of Communications, Equality Federation


2:30 p.m.-
4:00 p.m.

Media Training Workshop with Mark Daniel Snyder
Spokesperson and media engagement education for effective storytelling

As a student leader, are you prepared to respond to media inquiries when the unexpected happens? Unfortunately, it happens more often that one might expect and usually at the most inconvenient times. This workshop is for student leaders who want to be prepared when the phone rings or journalist writes asking for a quote.

This workshop will give you as a student leader the necessary tools to hone your message and strengthen your confidence should the need ever come your way.

You do not have to be registered for the entire Gender and Gender Identity Colloquium to attend this Media Training Workshop, although you are invited to spend the day with us.

Keynote Speaker

Mark Snyder is the director of communications at Equality Federation, a national LGBTQ organization that builds power among state-based equality organizations. Mark identifies as gender non-binary and uses they pronouns. They hold over 15 years of activism and communications experience. In previous organizations including Transgender Law Center, Mark worked to shape the national narrative around LGBTQ families and children of LGBTQ parents, and transgender equality. Mark believes that our stories can be harnessed to create a nation free from discrimination and looks forward to sharing their own story and expertise with you!

dollar sign Registration - FREE

register online here
Pre-registration is encouraged. All presenters must complete a registration form. 

Lunch is $10 for students and non-students and includes morning refreshments and lunch. Note: payment for lunch will be included when registering.

Note: Registration is required for all. Students can register for FREE if they need to attend one or more sessions and/or the guest speaker presentation for course credit. You will be required to sign in after the session you attend. See the session monitor in the room for details.