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Transcending Boundaries: student/faculty conference
On Friday, February 22nd, the WGSX House invites the college community to its annual student-organized conference.
Transcending Boundaries, a forum dedicated to the discussion of power inequities and the struggle to overcome them, allows SMCM community members to share and present ideas to their peers in a professional and academic setting, promoting on-campus dialogue about (but not limited to) gender, sexuality, race, class, and breaking down boundaries in our society.
I. "REPRESENTING WOMEN," Goodpaster 184
Moderators: Jenna Witman and Christine Gilfrich
3:00-3:15: Hannah Felperin
"The Morning After: An Analysis of Modern Feminism"
3:15-3:30: Kira Schwartz
"Quota System's Effect on Female Representation in Government"
3:30-3:45: Dorothy Fisher
"Holding out for a Heroine: William Morris, Red House, and the Search for Socialism"
(10 minute pause between panels for refreshments)
II. "CULTURE AND THE BODY," Goodpaster 186
Moderators: Allegra Garrett and Laura Duesterhaus
4:30-4:45: Conrad Austen
"The New Disability History: Deconstructing our Past to Build our Future"
4:45-5:00: Erin Foxworthy
"Making the Cut: The Divine and Sexual Implications of Circumcision"
5:00-5:15: Mariana Carrese
"Sex Sells: A Humanist Critique of Pornography"
III. KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Goodpaster 195, 7:30
Prof. Scott Mirabile
"Gay and Lesbian Parents, Risk, and Resilience: What we know about children of same-sex couples."