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AWS Bradshaw Conference Program

Claremont Graduate University, The Stauffer Hall of Learning, Albrecht Auditorium, 925 N. Dartmouth Ave.




Friday, April 1


9:00 am   Welcome

Yi Feng, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Claremont Graduate University


9:10 am   Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Linda M. Perkins, Associate University Professor and Director of the Applied Women’s Studies and Africana Certificate Studies programs, Claremont Graduate University


9:15 am   Keynote Address

"Women in Struggle: Feminist Legacies"
Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies and Director of the Women's Research and Resource Center at Spelman College and Former President of the National Women’s Studies Association, 2009-2011


10:15 - 11:45 am  Gender and Economics, Politics, Education, and Religion

Chair and Moderator: Janet Farrell Brodie, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities and Professor of History, Claremont Graduate University

Economics: Cecilia Conrad, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, Pomona College

Politics: Jean Schroedel, Dean of the School of Politics and Economics and Professor of Politics and Policy, Claremont Graduate University

Education: Daryl Smith, Professor of Education and Psychology, Claremont Graduate University

Religion: Tammi Schneider, Professor of Religion, Claremont Graduate University


12:15 - 1:15 pm   Lunch and Film Screening: Gender and Criminal Justice

Screening of Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story during lunch

Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story is a hard-edged look into the troubled life of Nashville's Cyntoia Brown, a young woman tried as a juvenile and currently serving a life sentence for a murder she committed at age 16.


1:30 – 3:15 pm   Women and Criminal Justice System

Chair and Moderator: Susan Castagnetto, Director of Intercollegiate Women’s Studies, The Claremont Colleges

Panelist: Rosalinda Vint, Founder and President of Women of Substance, Men of Honor; Gender and the Juvenile Criminal System

Panelist: Susan Burton, Founder and Executive Director of A New Way of Life Reentry Home; Challenges of Formerly Incarcerated Women

Panelist: Cassandra Alvarado, resident of A New Way of Life Reentry Home; Personal Story of a Formerly Incarcerated Woman

Panelist: Sister Terry Dodge, Executive Director of Crossroads, Claremont, California; Successes of Formerly Incarcerated Women


3:15 – 4:30 pm    Student Activism

Chair and Moderator: Gabriella Tempestoso, Student Life and Diversity Administrator, Claremont Graduate University

Panelist: Allie Fernandez, Human Rights Watch and Women Thrive Worldwide

Panelist: Rebecca Fernandez, Scripps Academy

Panelist: Keeonna Harris, A New Way of Life, A Women’s Reentry Residence

Panelist: Sammi Poindexter, Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations

Panelist: Rebecca Spence, Doula Project


4:45 – 6:45 pm   Dinner (on your own)


7:00 – 9:00 pm   Student Performances

(Scripps College, Performing Arts Center, Boone Hall, 231 E. Tenth Street, Claremont)

Saturday, April 2


9:00 – 10:30 am   Masculinities

Chair and Moderator: Hugo Schwyzer, Professor of History and Gender Studies, Pasadena City College

Panelist: Edward Flores, Adjunct Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Claremont Graduate University; Latino males and masculinities

Panelist: Rev. Osie Leon Wood, Jr., Interim Protestant Chaplin, Claremont University Consortium and Director of the McNair Scholars Program, Claremont Graduate University; African American boys and men and masculinities

Panelist: John Erickson, Applied Women's Studies student, Claremont Graduate University; Gay Masculinities


10:45 – 12:15 pm   Women in Leadership

Chair and Moderator: Michelle Bligh, Associate Professor of the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University

Panelist: Margaret Grogan, Dean of the School of Educational Studies and Professor of Education Women’s Leadership in Education, Claremont Graduate University

Panelist: Sarah Smith Orr, Executive Director, Kravis Leadership Institute, Claremont McKenna College; Women’s Leadership in the Non-Profit Sector

Panelist: Marsha Sampson Johnson, retired Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for the Southern Company, Atlanta, Georgia; Diversity in Corporate Leadership

Panelist: Pammy O’Leary, Executive Director of the Public Leadership Educational Network, Washington, D.C.; College Women and Leadership


12:30 – 1:30 pm   Lunch


1:30 – 3:00 pm   Feminism(s) Intergenerational and Racial

Chair and Moderator: Candida Jaquez, Associate Professor of Music, Scripps College

Panelist: Guadalupe Davidson, Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies, University of Oklahoma; African American women

Panelist: Jenell Navarro, AWS alumna and doctoral student in Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University; Native American women

Panelist: Eve Oishi, Professor of Cultural Studies, Claremont Graduate University; Asian American women

Panelist: Zoe Nicholson, Equity Activist; Veteran feminists


3:15-5:30 pm   Film Screening

(Ron Burkle Family Building, Room 14, 1021 N. Dartmouth Ave., Claremont)

Screening of March On followed by a discussion by the filmmaker, Laura McFerrin and Zoe Nicholson, one of the individuals featured in the film.

March On documents the 2009 National Equality March through the lives of five families who put aside their daily routine, packed up their hopes and went to Washington DC to demonstrate that they believe in Equality. Along with footage from past marches, interviews and powerful speakers, March On takes you to this fantastic and historic event. In addition, March On includes Lt. Dan Choi, Lady Gaga, Cleve Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Staceyann Chin and Michelle Clunie.


5:30 pm   Closing Statement

Linda M. Perkins, Director of the Applied Women’s Studies and Africana Studies programs, Claremont Graduate University


Sponsored by

The Thornton F. Bradshaw Programs and Endowment Fund

School of Politics and Economics, Claremont Graduate University

Transdisciplinary Studies Program, Claremont Graduate University

Office of Advancement, Claremont Graduate University


The conference is being held on Claremont Graduate University's campus, except where noted below.*

All panel sessions will be held in The Stauffer Hall of Learning, Albrecht Auditorium, 925 N. Dartmouth Ave., Claremont, CA.

*Performances on April 1, 7-9 p.m. will be held at Scripps College, Performing Arts Center, Boone Hall, 231 E. 10th Street, Claremont, CA.

Film Screening on April 2, 3:15-5:30 p.m. will be held in the Ron W. Burkle Family Building, Room 14, 1021 N. Dartmouth Ave., Claremont, CA.


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