Women’s Studies seeks proposals for April conference; book sale takes place today and next Wednesday

StandforWomen_2013_logoThe Women’s Studies Program at Marshall University will host the second biennial Stand for Women Conference April 5-6 in Huntington.  The conference theme is “Weaving Communities, Crossing Boundaries.”  Organizers say they seek to explore intersectionality, which affirms that the strength of women is in the many facets of their lives and histories: race, class, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender identity, citizenship status, body size and much, much more. This is an interdisciplinary event that also encourages participation from outside higher education.

Proposals for academic papers, creative work or other kinds of presentations from faculty, students, staff and community members are due Friday, Feb. 15.

For individual submissions, please send an abstract of 300 words.  For a panel, please include a cover sheet with the names of panelists (we can provide a chair/commentator), and a brief 200-word summary of the overall themes of the panel.  Under the cover sheet include 300-word abstracts from each proposed panelist.  Send to womenstu@marshall.edu .

A call for papers flyer with more details is located at http://www.marshall.edu/ucomm/files/2013/02/StandforWomen_2013_CallforPapers.pdf. More information can be found at http://www.marshall.edu/wpmu/womenstu/conference/ or e-mail Dr. Greta Rensenbrink, Director of Women’s Studies, at rensenbrink@marshall.edu.


WomensStudiesBookSale_Feb2013_sizedA used book sale to support the Women’s Studies program at Marshall is taking place today, Feb. 13, until 4 p.m. and next Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center.