Wednesday, 10 Mar 2021
Virtual panel: Diversity and inclusion
Panel participants include: Cheltzie Miller-Bailey, Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success; Ruxandra Marcu, Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity; Rita Mookerjee, Women's and Gender Studies; Toyia Younger, Student Affairs Division. Moderated by Lauryn Perk, Student Government. Part of the Women's Week Conference.
Lecture: Severely Abused Latinas, Intimate Terrorism, and Killing to Survive
"No Way Out" will focus on Latinas' unique low rate of intimate partner homicide offending when compared to other racial/ethnic groups. We will explore how structural, institutional, and cultural factors shape their experiences of abuse and homicide. Latinas become entrapped within terroristic abusive relationships with limited options for assistance, escape, and survival, leaving them with no way out.
Thursday, 11 Mar 2021
Virtual panel: International perspectives on women's rights
Panel participants: Meghann Hall, IRIS exchange student from South Africa; Dorothy Masinde, lecturer in Global Resource Systems; Ndeenga Shamata, IRIS exchange student from Tanzania; Valeria Volkogonova, IRIS exchange student from Belarus. Moderated by Alejandra Flores, International Student Council president. Part of the Women's Week Conference.
One Woman's Journey: From a Kenyan Village School to an American University
Dr. Ebby Luvaga was born and raised in rural Kenya. The presentation will walk the audience through Dr. Luvaga's journey from her small village in Western Kenya to becoming the only member of her family to earn a Ph.D. and to teach at an American University. Through that journey, Dr. Luvaga will share her perspective on gender.