Our Annual Conference
PASSHE Women’s Consortium 2018 Annual Conference
Friday, October 5 - Saturday, October 6, 2018
Lock Haven University
401 N. Fairview St.
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Theme: Redrawing Lines, Remapping Boundaries: Growing the Groundswell in Feminist Leadership
The PASSHE Women’s Consortium will hold its annual conference at Lock Haven University on October 5-6, 2018. Our conference theme this year is Redrawing Lines, Remapping Boundaries: Growing the Groundswell in Feminist Leadership.
Visit the conference website for more information: http://www.lockhaven.edu/womensconsortium/
Please send 150-word proposal and a short bio of 50 words to firstname.lastname@example.org
by July 20, 2018. Acceptances will be emailed on August 1, 2018.
Conference registration fees
- Undergraduate students: Free
- Adjunct faculty/ Staff/ Graduate Students: 25
- Faculty/Community members: 60
For conference inquiries, please contact Dr. Gayatri Devi at email@example.com or 570-484-2284.
Conference Theme: 2017-2018 has seen women and girls taking the center stage and leading their communities and the nation, not only in the United States but globally, in igniting social change on several social issues. Our social conversations about rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, gun violence, racial discrimination, gender discrimination, and legal discrimination, including voter discrimination have been forever transformed by the powerful presence of women and girl leaders who have spearheaded these conversations, campaigns, marches and movements in their own communities, across the nation, and globally. Locally, nationally and globally, these activist movements seek to promote economic justice, environmental justice, educational opportunities, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, religious freedom, refugee rights to name a few of the major campaigns. Women’s leadership has established itself as the one critical element essential to transformative social change. In many instances, social media has been a powerful aid in establishing the groundswell of women’s transformative leadership in our current historical moment.
We invite 150-word proposals on the topic of women’s transformative leadership in social issues pertaining to gender, racial, and social justice.We are particularly interested in how women-led initiatives, locally in our communities and campuses, create, participate and adapt the larger national conversations about gender, racial and social justice. We are interested in proposals that address established narratives about women’s leadership, as well as stories of new and emerging feminist leaders, leadership issues, and leadership paradigms.
We welcome all topics related to women's and gender issues. Targeted possible topics include but are not limited to the following:
Women’s leadership models
Girl’s leadership models
Feminist leadership in local communities
Feminist leadership and social media
Feminist leadership in politics
Feminism and religion
LGBTQ Rights on campus and in the community
#Metoo, #IWillSpeakUp and the entertainment industry
#BlackLivesMatter, Black Lives Matter movement and feminist leadership
Pornography, feminism, and politics
Feminist memes, social movement, social change
Grassroots feminist activism
Domestic violence and women’s leadership
Literature, feminist leadership and gender equality
Title IX and campus women’s issues
Campus women’s centers and gender justice
Community women’s centers and feminist work
Panel proposals for up to 4 presenters are welcome. Submit a panel abstract of 150 words and bios for each presenter as one submission.
Poster submissions are also encouraged. Please submit a poster proposal of 150 words and a 50-word bio of the presenter.
We welcome submissions on all topics related to women and gender studies. Faculty, staff, directors of women’s centers, pride centers, multicultural centers, WGS programs, and undergraduate and graduate students are all invited to submit proposals. All disciplines and programs are welcome. Those outside the PASSHE system are invited to submit as well.
Proposal submission address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The PASSHE Women’s Consortium is the only organization within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education that acts on behalf of all women—students, staff, faculty, and management. The Consortium’s initiatives include an annual conference dedicated to women’s and gender issues, and summer leadership institutes for faculty, staff, and undergraduate women. Membership in the Consortium is open to all genders, race, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation. Visit the consortium’s website at http://passhewomensconsortium.org/.