Preliminary Conference Agenda: Social Justice Feminism 2012

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Organizers of the Social Justice Feminism Conference 2012 have posted a Preliminary Agenda here.  The event takes place October 25-27, 2012 at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.  Here’s the line-up for the first day:

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Registration, UC College of Law

9: 00 a.m.  – 10:30 a.m., Opening Plenary

  • Linda Burnham, National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • Priscilla Ocen, Loyola Law School – Los Angeles
  • Kristin Kalsem, University of Cincinnati College of Law

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Paper Session #1

Panel:  Feminist History Revisited             

Social Justice Feminism and Its Initial Stages, John McGuire, State University of New York

Misappropriating Women’s History in the Law and Politics of Abortion, Tracy A. Thomas, University of Akron School of Law

Perfecting Our Union: Social Justice Feminism and Americanism, Dorothy Q. Thomas, University of London Centre for the Study of Human Rights

Panel:  Social Justice Feminism Responds to Coerced and Commoditized Sex

  • Tamar Birckhead, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Samantha Berg, Genderberg
  • Ann Bartow, Pace Law School

Panel: (Re)Visioning Citizenship: Resisting Legal and Social Regulatory Boundaries for Minority Groups in North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia

  • Criminalizing Manual Mexican Labor in the Age of Border Securitization: Impacts on Families and on their Social Reproduction Processes, Olga Sanmiguel-Valderrama, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Cincinnati
  • Enclosing the Roma: Methods of Marginalization of the Roma in France, Lucy Breidenthal, MA Student, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Cincinnati
  • (D-)evolving Depictions: German Filmic Portrayals of the Turkish Muslim Female Subject and Places of Resistance, Emily Rath, MA Student, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies,  University of Cincinnati
  • Human Trafficking in Cambodia: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Dark Side of Raids,  Anna Laymon, MA Student, University of Cincinnati Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Panel: Class, Race, and Reproductive Freedom

  • Applying Social Justice Feminism to an Evaluation of the Experiences of Women Seeking State-Subsidized Insurance for Abortion Care in Massachusetts, Danielle Bessett, Department of Sociology, University of Cincinnati
  • Social Justice Feminism and the Public Discourse on Women’s Bodies: A Methodological Model for an Activist-Based Feminist Theology, Melissa Browning, Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Pastoral Studies
  • Marginalization and Reproductive Justice, Leigh Tami Goedicke, JD Student, University of Cincinnati College of Law

12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m., Lunch

Keynote Address: Anika Rahman, President and CEO, Ms. Foundation

Discussant: Verna L. Williams, University of Cincinnati College of Law

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., Paper Session #2

Panel: Feminist Approaches to Criminal Justice Reform

  • Towards Restorative Justice: Girls of Color and Alternatives to Incarceration, Shauntrice L. Martin, MA Student, International Institute of Restorative Practices
  • Deadbeat Dads and Other Metaphors: Deconstructing the Gendered Implications of Child Support Enforement, Ann Cammett, William S. Boyd School of Law UNLV
  • Returning Citizens: An Exploration of Identity, Gender, and Criminality, Lee Serbin, MA/JD Student, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and College of Law, University of Cincinnati

Panel: New Responses to Gender Violence

  • “She Was the Myth Slipped Down Through Dreamtime”: Indigenous Women Writers’ Responses to Sexual Violence, Jessica Weatherford, PhD Candidate, University of Kansas
  • Rethinking Civil Rights and Gender Violence, Julie Goldscheid, CUNY Law School
  • The International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA): A Way Forward?, Mary Pat Treuthart, Gonzaga University School of Law

Panel: “The Dinner Table of Power”: Food Security and Social Justice Feminism

  • Infiltrating the New Genetic: The Emergence of Corporate Reproductive Labor and its Rights Regime, Un Kyong Ho, MA/JD Graduate, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and College of Law, University of Cincinnati
  • Approaching “the Dinner Table of Power”: Social Justice Feminism and the Poetics of Food, Rhonda Pettit, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College
  • The Right to Food: a Global Agenda for the Women’s Movement, Peggy Rivage-Seul, Berea College

Panel: Single-Sex Education and Social Justice Feminism

  • Intersectionality and the Pay-For-Play Debate in College Athletics, Erin Buzuvis, Western New England University School of Law
  • The Possibilities and Perils of Social Justice Feminism: What We Can Learn from the Single-Sex Public Education Debates, Juliet Williams, Department of Women’s Studies, University of California – Los Angeles
  • The Need for Intersectional Considerations in Education Law and Policy: How Single-Sex Educational Programs Reproduce Gendered Outcomes, Caroline Hyatt, MA/JD Student, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and College of Law, University of Cincinnati

The conference’s second day looks just as interesting as the first.  Check out the second day’s line-up here.

-Bridget Crawford

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