The esteemed FGSS Assistant, Alanna Greco ’13, writes in to let you know about a fantastic symposium that this blogger will be attending on Friday. The symposium tracks violence against women from a global to local scale:
Textual information reprinted after the jump for your reading convenience.
Join us on Friday, October 7, 2 – 5pm for the FGSS 2011 Annual Symposium “Confronting Gender Violence: The Personal and the Political,” in Usdan 108.
Panelists will include:
Professor Cynthia Enloe from Clark University presenting: “Wartime Violence Against Women: What Do Soldiers’ Rapes of Women ‘Over There’ Tell Us About Rape Here at Home?”
Andrea Ritchie, feminist lawyer; scholar; and member of the National Collective of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence presenting: “Racial Profiling and Police Brutality Against Women and LGBT People of Color”
Karen Singleton, Director of Sexual Violence Response at Columbia Universtiy presenting: “Transforming Campus Communities: Creating and Sustaining Comprehensive Responses to Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence”
The event is sponsored by the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; the Office of Student Affairs; and the Office of Diversity and Institutional Partnerships, and made possible through the organization of Associate Professors Anu Sharma and Mary-Jane Rubenstein. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Jennifer Enxuto in the FGSS Office at x3296 or Jennifer Tucker at x5389.
- DATE: Friday, October 7th
- TIME: 2 to 5 p.m.
- PLACE: Usdan 108