Central Pennsylvania Consortium and the Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Programs of Dickinson College, Gettysburg College, and Franklin & Marshall College
The Central Pennsylvania Consortium (CPC), comprised of Dickinson, Franklin and Marshall, and Gettysburg Colleges, sponsors an annual conference on women's studies. The theme of the 2012
conference, held at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA, is "Gender, Sexuality, and Poverty."
The keynote speaker will be Dean Spade, Assistant Professor at Seattle University School of Law, author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law and founder of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project for gender non-conforming people focusing on people of color and poor people.
The issue of poverty is particularly relevant in these times of global economic crisis, and scholars in women’s and gender studies are interrogating how gender hierarchies, gender identity and expression, as well as sexual orientation, intersect with political economic processes to shape people’s opportunities and access to resources. They also explore how poverty shapes women’s and men’s gendered lives in many forms.
Papers are now being accepted. Deadline to submit papers is December 1, 2011.
The Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence
Author and activist Susan Brownmiller will speak about her groundbreaking 1975 book Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape, on subsequent developments in the field, and on what work remains. Register online!
Lehigh University and Security On Campus, Inc. (SOC), will present the summit, "Proceeding in Partnership: The Future of Campus Safety," on September 29, during National Campus Safety Awareness Month. The event will feature panel discussions on sexual violence, alcohol and other drug abuse, and emergency response. Participants at the summit will have the opportunity to interact with and learn from researchers and practitioners about programs that have demonstrated success in improving campus safety.
Registration for the event is limited, so please visit SOC's Web site now to register for the event and to locate information on travel arrangements.
The investigation, intervention, and prosecution of violence are often the most intense, intensive, and critical undertakings of the criminal justice system and treatment professionals. Right from the Start inspires to provide valuable information from a spectrum of professionals to enhance understanding of victims, offenders, interviewing, and use of technology in facilitation of violence. Treatment interventions, investigation strategies, and management issues will be addressed to enhance skills of all disciplines to address violence. This conference promises to provide practical, informative, and imperative information from the national and local experts.This training is designed to be useful for anyone in the violence field, including nurses, therapists, presecutors, advocates, investigators, law enforcement, physicians, and anyone hopint to advance the cause of victims.You can register 3 ways - by phone, mail, of fax.Registration forms and brochures are available on our website.
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