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
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
(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
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.