Symposium on Gender and Sexuality

Posted on 2/15/2010 12:53:17 PM

On April 9, 2010, the IUP Women’s Studies program and President’s GLBT Commission present a Symposium on Gender and Sexuality at the HUB on the IUP main campus from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Are you interested in learning with what critical approaches—scientific, mathematic, literary, historical, political, rhetorical, ethical, philosophical, artistic, etc.—we can examine gender and sexuality in order to learn from them and from each other? Then this symposium is a great place to start, where students, staff, and faculty are coming together to present their research and experience on these topics.

The morning session will begin at 8:00 a.m. with registration, opening remarks, and a panel of distinguished speakers. The day’s activities include four one-hour workshops, eight thirty-minute panels, and six additional panels of paper presentations. Whatever style you prefer to engage these topics, there is something for everyone, including performing arts and poster sessions from noon to 2:00 p.m.

A $5 donation to support a second conference on gender and sexuality is suggested in place of a registration fee. Over $300 in prizes will be raffled for those who give a donation.

Keynote Speaker: Beverly Greene, Ph.D., will present a lecture on “Intersectionalities—Dividing and Conquering Between Socially Marginalized Groups: What the Same Sex Marriage Debate Hath Wrought” 

Dr. Greene was awarded a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Derner Institute of Adelphi University and was a doctoral fellow in Mental Retardation at the Mental Retardation Institute of New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. She has served on the editorial boards of numerous scholarly journals and is the author of nearly one hundred publications in the psychological literature. Nine of those publications have received national awards as significant contributions to the psychological literature on women, women of color, sexual minorities, African-American women, and families.

She is the founding coeditor of the APA Div. 44 book series Psychological Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues. She is also the recipient of numerous national awards that include the 1996 Outstanding Leadership Award from the APA Committee on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Concerns and the 2000 APA Society for the Psychology of Women Heritage Award.

Cosponsored by the President’s GLBT Commission, Women’s Studies, the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, the Psychology Department, the Sociology Department, graduate programs in Composition in TESOL, and graduate programs in Literature and Criticism.

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