Sarah Lawrence College
Annual Women's History Month Conference
March 3-4, 2000
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
Free & Open to the Public
Complete and mail to: Women's History Graduate Program, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY 10708
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A boxed lunch will be available for $5.
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Venus Green, City College
Francine Moccio, Cornell University Institute of Women and Work
Priscilla Murolo, Sarah Lawrence College
Muriel Tillinghast, Head Start Sponsoring Board, Council of the City of New York
Women's History Program, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Senate, Student Affairs, Office of the Dean, Graduate Studies
Friday, March 3
7pm, Keynote Lecture: Utrice Leid, Producer and Host of Talkback!, a popular call-in talk show that airs on WBAI.
8pm, Linda Carney, "The Secret Childhood Diary of a Welfare Mother"
A dynamic spoken word performance of one woman's struggle to grow up in the context of poverty, addiction, racism, and violence.
Saturday, March 4
9:00-10:00am, Plenary Session: Priscilla Murolo, Director, Women's History Graduate Program; Anannya Bhattacharjee, Revson Fellow, Columbia University, Andolan, SAMAR and CWPE; Muriel Tillinghast, Head Start Sponsoring Board, Council of the City of New York; Francine Moccio, Cornell University Institute of Women and Work
10:15-12:00pm, Session 1:
WOMEN IN THE LABOR MOVEMENT OF THE 21ST CENTURY: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Ellen Thomson, Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union
Andrea Cole, Federation of University Employees, Yale University
Laura Smith, Local 34, Yale University
Moderator: Eve Weinbaum, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
GRASSROOTS MOVEMENTS IN THE 1960s
Tarah James, Sarah Lawrence College
"A Legacy of Leadership: African American Women in SNCC"
Carol Giardina, Hunter College, CUNY
"Rethinking the Roots of Women's Liberation: Positive Influences From the Civil Rights Movement, the New Left, and the "Old" Left"
Premilla Nadasen, Queens College
"Welfare Rights and Feminism in the 1960s"
Moderator: Valerie Park, Sarah Lawrence College
WOMEN, AIDS, and ACTIVISM
Ginetta Candelario, Smith College and Marina Alvarez
"(Re)Visiones: A Dialogue on AIDS, Activism, and Empowerment"
Staci Dixon, Jerusalem House
"Women and AIDS Research"
Jennifer Higgins, Emory University
"The Importance of Incorporating Married Women into HIV/AIDS Discourse and Prevention"
Moderator: Geraldine Chapey, Kingsborough Community College
FORGOTTEN WOMEN'S VOICES: HIGHER EDUCATION FOR IMMIGRANT AND INCARCERATED WOMEN
Tracy McFarlane, Graduate School and University Center, CUNY
Maria Torre and Debora Upegui, Graduate School and University Center, CUNY
INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ORGANIZING
Dr. Rose Acholonu, Imo State University
"Rural Women, Microcredit and Poverty Alleviation: A Case Study of 4 Igbo Communities in South Eastern Nigeria"
Julio Cesar Pino, Kent State University
"Resistance at the Margins: Shantytown Women in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil"
"Women in China and East Asia"
Moderator: Jennifer Fuqua, Sarah Lawrence College
Women in Black,
Personal Documents and Testimonies
1:15-3:00pm, SESSION 2:
WORKSHOP: ORGANIZING IN THE FIGHT FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S ECONOMIC HUMAN RIGHTS
Linda Carney, Survivors Inc.
Dottie Stevens, Survivors Inc.
Betty Reid Mandell, Survivors Inc.
BREAKING SILENCES: Research, Writing and Action
Ilsa Lund, Wyoming Women's Business Center
"A Call to ARMS: Women's Grassroots Welfare Organizing at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, 1980-1999"
Sun-Hee Yoon, New School for Social Research
"Korean Nail Workers in New York City"
Alisse Waterston, Columbia University/Surveys Unlimited
"Urban Ethnography for our Times: Representing Poor Women's Lives and Stories of the Street"
Moderator: Bhavani Parsons, Sarah Lawrence College
WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP IN UNION ORGANIZING AND HEALTH ADVOCACY
Christin Hancock, Brown University
"'Radical Organizers' and 'Outside Hoodlums': Ann Burlak, Communism, and Women in the Rhode Island Silk Strike of 1931"
Judith Rosenbaum, Brown University
"'The Call to Action': Immigrant Jewish Women and Margaret Sanger's Brownsville Clinic"
Marsha Hurst, Sarah Lawrence College and Jane Nusbaum, CUNY
"Women and Cancer Advocacy Before and After the Second World War"
Moderator: Joanne Ariola, Kingsborough Community College
Members of Global Kids, Inc.
Moderator: Carole Artigiani, Global Kids, Inc.
CREATING SOCIAL AND HUMAN CAPITAL FROM THE MARGINS
Laura Padilla, California Western School of Law
"Latina Mothers on the Margin: Seeking a Room with a View, Meals, and Built-In Community"
Tracy Steffy, Howard Samuels State Management and Policy Center, CUNY
"Women Creating Social Capital and Social Change: A Study of Women-led Community Development Organization"
"Acquiring Sufficient Human Capital As a Means of Surviving Post-Industrial Globalism: One Woman's Story"
3:15-5:00pm, Session 3
WHAT UNIONS MEAN TO THE COMMUNITY
Eleanor Ashurst, President, CWA Local 1100
Lorna Jirves, Treasurer, CWA Local 1100
Carol Pittman, Director, New York Jobs with Justice
COALITION BUILDING: THE INTERSECTION OF RELIGION AND ACTIVISM
Seana O'Shaughnessy, Sarah Lawrence College
"Marginal Religious Movements and Grassroots Organizing"
Laura Goodwin, Sarah Lawrence College
"Spiritualism and Abolition in the 19th Century"
Kate Shaughnessy, Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees (HERE 17)
"Express 8: How Religion and Labor Coalitions Can Build Grassroots Mobilization"
Moderator: Rachelle Sussman, Sarah Lawrence College
WOMEN STUDENTS AS ACTIVISTS: ACTING AND SPEAKING OUT
Rutgers University Students
Moderator: Mary Trigg, Institute for Women's Leadership, Rutgers University
ORGANIZING AGAINST DOMESTIC AND WORKPLACE VIOLENCE
Barbara Seals Nevergold, SUNY, Buffalo and Peggy Brooks Bertram,
"Corporate Punishment: Domestic Violence Goes to Work"
Christina Pratt, Dominican College/New York University
"Cross-National Violence Against Women Policy"
Moderator: Lillian Williams, SUNY, Albany
5:15-5:30pm, Closing Remarks
Lucille Dawson (Narragansett), Virginia Polytechnical Institute, "Understand the Past-Live in the Present and Prepare for the Future"
Tracie Morris, Poet, Sarah Lawrence College
Coatlicue Theater Company, "A Traditional Kind of Woman-Too Much, Not 'Nuff": Through music, song, and "larger than life" props, sisters Elvira and Hortensia Colorado (Chichimec/Otomi) communicate the heartbreak, absurdity, pain, humor, and power of women's healing and empowering stories.
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