Agenda (March 2017)

Agenda from our March 2017 conference.

Friday, March 24 – Morning Sessions

Time Session Description
8:15 a.m. – Noon Registration is located on the 2nd floor of the David Student Union (DSU) *Shuttles will run from the hotels to campus from 8 – 10 a.m.
8:45 – 9:30 a.m. Opening Plenary Session Dr. Lori Underwood
9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
9:45 – 11 a.m.

DSU Washington Room

Panel 1:
Rape and Sexual Harassment
Burge, Emma and Lange, Michelle – Sexual Consent: Are College Students’ Attitudes and Beliefs Consistent with Knowledge?

Vidal, Flavia and Hawthorne, Tasha – Foundational Gender Theory for a Dangerous World: Intersectional Gender Seminar in the Fight Against Rape Culture

Moderator: Dr. Matthew Homan

9:45 – 11 a.m.

DSU Boardroom

Panel 2:
Women’s Participation in Politics
Ajayi, Esther – Women’s Political Participation and Emancipation boost violence in Africa: The Nigeria Example.

Naluwemba, Frances – Decentralization and Female Participation in Decision Making: A case of Universal Primary Education in Uganda

Beard, Virginia – Are Women More “Critical Citizens”? Gender and Democracy in Experimenting African Democracies

Moderator: Dr. Nicole Guajardo

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

DSU
Washington Room

Panel 3:
Women’s Activism and Social Justice
Mukungu, Kate – Challenging Violence against Women and Girls in Post-Conflict Settings: Learning from women activists

Strong, Kellan – Connecting Experiences Through Words: Black Girls and Book Clubs

Jones, Cindy – From Footprints to Blueprints: How Legacies Left From Past Generations Inspire Future Generations

Moderator: Dr. Jennifer Pretak

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

DSU Boardroom

Panel 4:
Legal and Cultural Approaches to Women’s Bodies and Health
Nazneen, Akhter – Unfolding The Truth Of A PLHIV Woman’s Life : Insights Sharing From Bangladesh

Eggers, Michele – Embodying Inequality

Moderator: Mary Sellen

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

DSU Jefferson Room

Presentation and Overview of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Carolyn C. Hughes
AAUW President, Newport News Branch
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Co-sponsor of Invisible (sexual assaults in the Military) action kit on Human Sex Trafficking Publications and resource lists available.
12:30 – 1:50 p.m. Lunch on your own.

Friday, March 24 – Afternoon Sessions

2 – 4:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Time Session Description
2 – 3 p.m.

DSU Boardroom

Panel 5:
Current Status of Women Refugees
Ahmed, Sabeen – Homo Sacer, the Myth of Human Rights, and the Refugee: A Postcolonial Feminist Analysis

Thompson, Lyndsay – Domestic violence in a Cambodian community: Analysis of unique risk factors, barriers to reporting, and help-seeking behavior

Asaf, Yumma – Syrian Women and the Refugee Crisis: Surviving the Conflict and New Gender Roles

Moderator: Dr. Sarah Finley

2 – 3 p.m.

DSU Washington Room

Panel 6:
Gender Violence and Religion
Hutchinson, Dawn – The Holy Spirit as an Empowering Empowering Force for Women

Westenberg, Leonie – ‘When she calls for help’ – Domestic violence in religious congregations

Moderator: Dr. Robert E. Colvin

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

DSU Boardroom

Panel 7:
Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls I
Karki, Nyaupane and Sapkota – Reintegration Challenges and Coping Strategies among the Survivors of Girl Trafficking in Rural Communities in Nepal

Prasad, Rajesh – Contemporary Mumbai: the representation of prostitutes

Moderator: Dr. Danielle Ward-Griffin

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

DSU Washington Room

Panel 8:
Representations of Gender,
Sexual Identities, and Violence I
Moore, Payton – Understanding Violence: Bisexual Women and The Dilemma of Erasure

Mulderry, DarraBeauty and the Beast, Groundhog Day, and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt:  Simone de Beauvoir’s and the Impact of Popular Stories’s on Women’s Situation

Moderator: Dr. Mary Wright

Movie Screening and Discussion
4:30 p.m. Opening Reception in the DSU Ballroom
*This event will feature a cash bar
5:30 – 7:15 p.m.

DSU Ballroom

 

Screening and Discussion of What Tomorrow Brings (2016). Directed by Beth Murphy
Discussion lead by Dr. Jessica Apolloni

 7:15 p.m. – Shuttles will begin returning guests to the hotels. The shuttles will continue until all guests have been returned.
Please specify to the shuttle driver whether you need to return to Comfort Suites or the Courtyard Marriott.

Saturday, March 25 – Morning Sessions

Time Session Description
* Shuttles will run from the hotels to campus from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.
9 – 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
9 – 10:15 a.m.

DSU Boardroom

Panel 9:
Strategies for Preventing Domestic
Violence and Supporting Victims
Stern, Erin – The Indashyikirwa couples curriculum to prevent intimate partner violence and support healthy, equitable relationships in Rwanda

Silverstone, Andrea and McManus, Carrie – Peer Support – Curating Environments to Heal

Jain, Smrita – Domestic Violence and Dating Violence

Moderator: Dr. John Thompson

9 – 10:15 a.m.

DSU Washington Room

Panel 10:
Postcolonial and Postmodern
Approaches to
Gender Inequalities and Violence
Julian, Wilhelm – Authentic compassion is higher than wisdom and justice: Postmodern View of Women and Change

Kipgen, Josephine – The Politics of Femicide: A Critical Study of Sex-Selective Abortion in India​?

Najjaj, April – Feminisms & the Hijab:  Not Mutually Exclusive

Moderator: Dr. Mark Davis

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

DSU Washington Room

Panel 11:
Agency and Status of Gender Violence Survivors
Stauffer, Carolyn – Infrapolitics of Defiance: Forms of Agency Exhibited by Homeless Survivors of Gender-based Violence

Maisha, Buuma – Survivors’ sociocultural status in Mwenga (Democratic Republic of Congo): A comparison of the issue before and after rape

Miller, Debra and Sledge, Sally – Breaking The Silence (Without Saying a Word)

Moderator: Dr. Molly Perry

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

DSU Boardroom

Panel 12:
Women in Business
Alshagawi, Mohammed – Entrepreneurship for Saudi Women; not without a struggle

Sledge, Sally and Miller, Debra – Female CEOs and Entrepreneurs Around the World in the Year 2016: What Constitutes Success?

Moderator: Dr. Rachel Bitecofer

10:30 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.

DSU Jefferson Room

Presentation and Overview of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Carolyn C. Hughes
AAUW President, Newport News Branch
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. Co-sponsor of Invisible (sexual assaults in the Military) action kit on Human Sex Trafficking Publications and resource lists available.
Noon – 1:15 p.m. Lunch (provided) in the DSU Ballroom

Saturday, March 25 – Afternoon Sessions

Time Session Description
1:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Panels
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

DSU Boardroom

Panel 13:
Cultural and Domestic Violence
Kaur, Gurjeet – Status of Women in Punjab

Xiong, Nancy – Family Kinships, Divorce and Domestic Violence: Life Experiences of Hmong American Women

Moderator: Dr. Qingyan Tian

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

DSU Washington Room

Panel 14:
Representations of Gender,
Sexual Identities, and Violence II
Sasala, Andrew – Sex Work and the Struggle for Agency in Literature and Social Consciousness

Tharp, Julie – Gender Violence and Hindi Cinema

Moderator: Dr. Dawn Hutchinson

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

DSU Boardroom

Panel 15:
Art and Resistance to Gender Violence
Akram, Rubia – A Study of Gender Performativity and Forms of Resistance in South Asian Feminist Writings

Nesrallah, Melissa – Artistic Ruptures: The (De)colonial AestheSis/AestheTics of Jaime Black’s The REDress Project and Conversations with the Land

Moderator: Ann Mazzocca

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

DSU Washington Room

Panel 16:
Child Marriage
Khan, Numan – Child Marriages

Teshome, Metadel – Early Marriage and it Negative Effects on Girls in Ethiopia

Moderator: Dr. Qingyan Tian

Movie Screening and Discussion
3:45 – 5:15 p.m.

DSU Ballroom

Screening and Discussion of The Refugees of Shangri-La (2015). Directed by Doria Bramante
Q&A with the filmmaker
5:15 p.m. Shuttles will begin returning guests to the hotels. The shuttles will continue until all guests have been returned. Please specify to the shuttle driver whether you need to return to Comfort Suites or the Courtyard Marriott.

Sunday, March 26 – Morning Sessions

Time Session Description
* Shuttles will run from the hotels to campus from 7:45 a.m. until 10 a.m.
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast – DSU Ballroom
9:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Rosemary Trible, DSU Ballroom
10:45 a.m. – Noon Concurrent Sessions
10:45 a.m. – Noon

DSU Washington Room

Panel 17:
Institutional Violence and Inequalities
Guney, Gizem – The Istanbul convention: to what extent does it constitute a feminist instrument in the struggle with violence against women?

Wogaing, Jeannette – Being mother and in prison in Cameroon

Moderator: Dr. Hussam Timani

10:45 a.m. – Noon

DSU Jefferson Room

Panel 18:
Cultural Practices and Violence
Churchill, Robert Paul – Why Honor Killing Exists, and How It Might Be Ended

Mosko, MelissaWitnessing’ as a Response to Violence against Dalit Women in South India

Moderator: Diana Obeid

10:45 a.m. – Noon

DSU Boardroom

Panel 19:
Sexual Harassment
and Sex Trafficking
of Women and Girls II
Terefe, Eskedar – Sexual Harrassment on Public Transportation: The Case of Bus Number 31 (Legahar-Shiro-meda Route) of the Anbassa City Bus
Service Enterprise, Addis AbabaBarradas, Antonia – Stop Throwing Stones at Geni: How is EU Parliament Resolution 2013/2103 Going to Make the Sex-Buyer Accountable?Moderator: Amanda Wroten
* Shuttles will run from the hotels to campus from Noon until all guest have been returned.