Edging Forward, Acting Up: Gender and Women's History at the Cutting Edge of Scholarship and Social Action, is a gender and women's history conference being held at Simon Fraser University's beautiful downtown campus, the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. The conference will run from 12-15 August, 2010.
The conference program crosses national boundaries, with sessions on women's and gender history in Canada, the United States, Japan and Great Britain. Themes are wide-ranging, including social policy, art history, literature, activism, the law, pedagogy, health, religion and sexuality, and participants include academics, scholars, teachers, public historians, visual artists and community activists.
Please join us for the conference and for a series of special events, including:
Keynote: Adele Perry, University of Manitoba. "Terms of Reference and Endearment; the Global, the Local and the Writing of Gender and Women's History."
Plenary sessions: Celebrating the work of influential feminist historians Jean Barman, Andrée Lévesque, and Veronica Strong-Boag
Panel: "Absence, Silence, Action and Voice in Vancouver's Downtown
Eastside." Panel featuring the work of artist/activist Pamela Masik.
Play: "Ribbon," written and performed by Patricia Darbasie. Alberta's turn-of-the-century black history through the lives and stories of two women.
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