Global Discourses in Women's and Gender Studies

Middle Tennessee State University
Global Discourses in
Women’s and Gender Studies
An Interdisciplinary Conference

April 4-6, 2013
Lilly Ledbetter Gender Pay Equity Activist
Lilly Ledbetter was the plaintiff in the historic gender pay discrimination case against Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company that was instrumental in the passing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act. Ledbetter is the co-author of Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond.
Friday, April 5, 2012
Luncheon w/ Ledbetter 1:00-2:15 p.m.
Ticket: $25. Purchase withonline registration or through WGST Office, JUB 308.
Keynote Address 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Book Signing 4:45-5:30 p.m.
All keynote events held in Student Union Ballroom A/B.
Keynote address is free and open to the public. Ticket required if not attending conference. Seating is limited.

Keynote Speaker
Featured Events
Wednesday, April 3rd
Pre-Conference Day 10 a.m.-5:15 p.m. MTSU Student Showcase
MTSU Scholars Week Events College of Liberal Arts Day
Thursday, April 4th
10:30-11:45 a.m. Saving Face, A Film by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
4-5:30 p.m. Professional Development Workshop—Hunger as a Global Challenge in Higher Education
6:30-7:30 p.m. Featured Performance: Scent of Jasmine: A Music and Dance Concert Presented by the Confucius Institute
Friday, April 5th
8 a.m.-4 p.m. S.A.F.E. Silent Auction Presented by WGST Student Organization
1-2:15 p.m. Pre-Keynote Luncheon with Lilly Ledbetter ($25 per ticket)
2:15-3 p.m. Featured Dance Performance
3:15-5:30 p.m. Keynote Address & Book Signing
MTSU Women’s & Gender Studies
MTSU Box 498, 1301 E Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Conference at a Glance
Wednesday, April 3 Pre-Conference Student Showcase
10:00-3:00 Registration
10:00-10:15 Coffee and Conversation
10:15-10:30 Welcome & Opening Remarks
10:30-11:45 Feminist Readings: Gender and Identity
12:00-1:15 Featured Performance: Welcome to Addiction Anonymous. Hello, my name is ________.
1:30-2:15 Panel: Preferences of Clothing Style & Fit
for Aging Women
2:30-3:45 Panel: Feminist Readings-19th Century Women Writers & Reform
4:00-5:15 Performance: Re-visioning Rumplestiltskin
Thursday, April 4
8:00-4:30 Registration
8:00-8:30 Coffee and Conversation
8:45-9:00 Conference Welcome
9:00-10:15 Panel: Gender and Violence
10:30-11:45 Featured Film and Discussion: Saving Face
1:00-2:15 Panel: Gender, Education, and Activism
2:30-3:45 Panel: Gender and Health
4:00-5:30 Professional Development Workshop: Integrating Hunger Issues into the Curriculum—Hunger as a Global Challenge for Higher Education
6:30-7:30 Featured Performance: Scent of Jasmine: A Music and Dance Concert (Presented by Confucius Institute)
Friday, April 5
8:00-4:30 Registration
8:00-8:30 Coffee & Conversation
8:00-4:00 S.A.F.E. Silent Auction (WGST Student Organization)
8:30-9:45 Panel: The Performance of Global Feminist Politics: Women’s Musical Lives as Adaptive Strategy
10:00-11:15 Panel: Women, Work, and Law I
11:30-12:45 Roundtable: Grassroots Organizing and Community Advocacy Among African-African Women in Middle Tennessee
1:00-2:15 Pre-Keynote Luncheon w/ Lilly Ledbetter (Ticket $25)
2:15-3:00 Featured Performance: The Exodus Project II: Understanding Diversity Through Dance
3:15-5:30 Keynote Address and Book Signing: Lilly Ledbetter
Saturday, April 6
8:30-10:00 Registration
8:30-8:45 Coffee and Conversation
9:00-10:15 Panel: Intersectionality & Education
10:30-12:00 Panel: Women, Work, and Law II
12:15-1:45 Panel: Family, Intimacy, and Gender Roles
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