27th Annual Women's Studies Conference
Era? New Challenges?"
University of Wisconsin-Madison
November 1-2, 2002
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This 27th Annual Conference of the University of Wisconsin-System Women's
Studies Consortium will bring together academics, teachers, students,
community leaders & activists, and others whose lives have
been enriched by Women's Studies. Each person attending the conference
will have the opportunity to attend 7 workshops/panels of the
53 sessions being offered.
The opening plenary will feature Dr. Becky Thompson speaking on
"A Promise and A Way of Life: White Anti-Racist Activism."
Dr.Thompson, a longtime anti-racist activist, author of A Promise
and A Way of Life: White Anti-Racist Activism, is an associate
professor of Sociology at Simmons College, Boston and visiting
assistant professor (2002-2003) in African & African American
Studies at Duke University. Becky has also authored A Hunger So
Wide and So Deep: A Multiracial View of Women's Eating Problems,
Mothering Without a Compass: White Mother's Love, Black Son's
Courage, and Names We Call Home: Autobiography on Racial Identity.
5:30 plenary "A Lifetime of Activism on Women's Issues"
will feature "From Late Bloomer to Feminist Organizer"
by Sarah Harder, longtime activist on many national and international
issues, initiator of AAUW research on women, founder of the National
Council of Women's Organizations, former Women's Studies Chair,
UW-Eau Claire; "A Lifetime of Breaking Silence" by Rosemary
Keefe, Dean of Faculties, UW-Superior; "Working for Indian
People: From Grassroots Organizing to Directing the Bureau of
Indian Affairs" by Ada Deer, American Indian Studies &
Social Work, UW-Madison; "Latina Physician: Living My Dream
and Facing the Challenges" by Dr. Patricia Tellez-Giron,
Madison; and "Making Women's Music, Crossing Generations"
by Tret Fure, longtime women's musician. Panel will be moderated
by A.J. Moore, UW-Madison Women's Studies graduate, Outreach Coordinator,
WI Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
plenary "Using Proverbs, Folklore, and Art to Understand/Promote
Women's Issues" will feature "Deconstructing Hmong Proverbs
in order to Construct a Hmong Activist Identity" by Yer Vang,
Immigration Attorney, WI Coalition Against Domestic Violence;
"Oral Sex: Using Contemporary Folklore to Critique Societal
Views of Women's Sexuality" by Mariamne H.Whatley, co-author
of Did You Hear About the Girl Who...Contemporary Legends, Folklore,
and Human Sexuality, Women's Studies & Education, UW-Madison;
and "Creating My Work to Create My World and Sharing It With
Others" by Babette Wainwright, Haitian artist and psychotherapist.
Panel will be moderated by Stanlie James, Women's Studies &
Afro-American Studies, UW-Madison.
Contact the 2002 Conference Coordinator, Nancy Worcester, Women's
Studies, 313 Lowell Center, 610 Langdon Street, Madison, WI 53703,
Fax: (608) 265-2329; or the Women's Studies Consortium Office,
(608) 262-4444, E-mail: WSCOffice@uwsa.edu