New England Women's Studies Conference (April 30th-May 1st)

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New England Women's Studies Association
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UPDATED CFP for the New England Women's Studies Conference

Filmmaker and Activist Rory Kennedy (keynote speaker)

Feminist Writers and Activists Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards
(facilitators for workshop on activism)

Confirmed for the
New England Women's Studies Conference
UMass Dartmouth, April 30th-May 1st, 2010

Teaching Activism: Women's Studies in the 21st Century

The New England Women's Studies Association is pleased to announce that Rory Kennedy, well-known activist and documentary filmmaker, will be the keynote speaker at our upcoming conference. The keynote event will include the showing of a documentary by Kennedy that is open to all conference attendees on the evening of April 30th.

In addition, all conference attendees are invited to a workshop with Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, who are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism and the Future, on the afternoon of April 30th. Baumgardner and Richards' workshop will focus on activism and ways to integrate activism into our teaching, our learning, and our lives. The workshop is included in the conference registration fee, which will not exceed $50 for faculty and $25 for graduate and undergraduate students.

Conference sessions will run on Saturday, May 1st, from 8:30am-3:30pm.

The CFP deadline has been extended to February 22nd due to these new developments. See for full details.

We hope you join us!