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
Conference Registration Link: http://www.lockhaven.edu/womensconsortium/registra...
Hotel accommodation links: Below is the information for the two conference hotels. Please follow the directions given here to make your reservations.
Quality Inn, 31 Hospitality Ln, Mill Hall, PA 17751, USA; https://www.choicehotels.com/pennsylvania/mill-hall/quality-inn-hotels/pa180?source=gyxt
Reservations must be made by September 13th 2018 to secure the rate. There is no group code. Guests just need to name the event (PASSHE Women's Consortium Conference at Lock Haven University) when you call in to book.
Cancellations or modifications must be made by 4pm 14 Days prior to arrival.
Fairfield Inn and Suites, 50 Spring St, Lock Haven, PA 17745, USA; https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/iptlh-fairfield-inn-and-suites-lock-haven/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2
Reservations must be made by September 6th to secure the group rate. Prepayment in full is required upon booking. Guest must use group code G1919.
Any cancellation or modifications must be received by September 20th 2018
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/Management/Community members: 60
For conference inquiries, please contact Dr. Gayatri Devi at email@example.com or 570-484-2284.
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/.
About The Speakers
Barbara R. Arnwine, esq, president & founder of the Transformative Justice Coalition, is internationally renowned for contributions on critical justice issues including the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the 2006 reauthorization of provisions of the Voting Rights Act. Currently, she also serves as Co-Chair and Facilitator of the National Commission for Voter Justice, the Millennial Votes Matters Convenings and the Voting Rights Alliance. She was the head of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law from February, 1989 until June, 2015 and holds the honorific title of President Emeritus. She has served as the Charles Hamilton Chair for the North Carolina Central University School of Law from 2016-2017 and has also taught at Columbia University School of Law. She also created the legendary Voting Rights “Map of Shame” in 2011, which exposed the new modern wave of voter suppression in the states. Her groundbreaking civil rights and human rights advocacy has been honored with many prestigious awards. She is the radio host of Igniting Change and is a regular presence in the national media, and is often quoted in the press. A graduate of Scripps College and Duke University School of Law, she continues to champion civil rights and racial justice issues nationally and internationally in the areas of housing and lending, community development, employment, voting, education, and environmental justice.
Ms. Arnwine’s work also includes women’s rights, especially issues affecting intersectionality and African American women and girls, immigrant rights, judicial diversity, criminal justice reform, racial profiling, health care disparities and LBGTQIA rights. A prominent leader in the civil and human rights community, she fights for the preservation of affirmative action and diversity programs. She is also an outspoken voice about the need for reparations for African Descendants in the Americas.
In addition to Ms. Arnwine’s instrumental work leading to the passage of the 1991 Civil Rights Act, she has served in numerous other prestigious capacities, including international civil, human and women’s rights matters. Under her leadership, during her previous years at the Lawyers’ Committee and now currently at the Transformative Justice Coalition, she has participated in monitoring treaty compliance and responding to reports written by the United States regarding the requirements of both the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination following the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review.
Ms. Arnwine is a prominent founder of Election Protection (EP), the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition, launched in 2004 to assist historically disenfranchised persons to exercise the fundamental right to vote. Today, the coalition consists of more than 100 organizations and thousands of attorney volunteers.. The EP Hotlines, 1-866-OUR-VOTE and 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA, are the centerpieces of the program and over the years have received hundreds of thousands of calls in during election cycles. Additionally the EP and Lawyers’ Committee websites and social media received millions of visits over the years.
In 1995, Ms. Arnwine served as the national convener of the National Conference on African American Women and the Law held in Washington, D.C. and subsequently led a delegation to the UN’s NGO Forum and Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Her efforts there contributed to a UN Platform for Action that provides protection for women who confront multiple forms of discrimination.
In 2000, she convened the third national conference of African American Women in the Law in Washington, D.C. Some 250 participants in 15 workshops provided input into the preparation of a Report and Action Agenda for advocacy before the UN General Assembly Special Session on Women. She continues to lead the efforts of the African American and the Law Conference series, including a convening in October, 2016 and a planned convening for 2018.