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SCSU Hosts “Women and Girls of Color: History, Heritage, Heterogeneity”

The 19th Annual Women’s Studies Conference will be held April 16 and 17 at Southern Connecticut State University. This year, the conference will focus on “Women and Girls of Color: History, Heritage, Heterogeneity.”

New Haven, CT – The 19th Annual Women’s Studies Conference will be held April 16 and 17 at Southern Connecticut State University. This year, the conference will focus on “Women and Girls of Color: History, Heritage, Heterogeneity.”

The conference, which features nearly 30 panels over two days, will take a close look at women and girls of color, looking back at their achievements throughout history. It will be broken into five sessions with multiple panels for those in attendance to choose from.

Some of the panels include: “Feminists of Color Engaging Popular Culture,” “Health Matters,” “Motherhood of Color,” “Empowerment and Healing through Spirituality” and a roundtable discussion of the film “Precious.” Other events include several artistic performances, film screenings and the women’s and girls’ fair.

“Women and Girls of Color” will feature a multi-racial, multi-generational keynote plenary session. Highlighted in the session will not only be the keynote speaker Dr. Andrea Smith, but also Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall. Smith is a co-founder of Incite! Women of Color Against Violence and the Boarding School Healing Project, and Guy-Sheftall is President of the National Women’s Studies Association, Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies, and Founding Director of the Women’s Resource and Research Center at Spelman College.

To receive the reduced pre-registration rates, all materials must be postmarked by April 2. Rates vary for faculty, staff and children and a discount is available for groups of eight or more. See www.southernct.edu/womensstudies or contact Women Studies at (203) 392-6133 for more registration and conference information.

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