Southern Utah University's Women and Gender Studies Program, the Community Engagement Center and the Center for Women and Families are pleased to announce a call for papers for the 2nd Annual Women and Gender Studies Academic Conference. Inspired by the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 57th session theme, Southern Utah University will host a conference focusing on the issue of "Men, Women, and Violence: Everyone Matters." This year's conference will be held March 27-28, 2013, on the SUU campus in Cedar City, Utah.
Michele Weldon, an award-winning journalist at Northwestern University and author of I Closed my Eyes, is the confirmed keynote. The conference's other featured speaker will be Dr. Catherine Richardson, Metis Assistant Professor in Indigenous Specialization at the University of Victoria.
The conference will explore practical paths of action along with theoretical constructs that relate to issues of violence and gender. Presentations will address a variety of issues from the perspective of academic research, social work, expressive writing, and local community resources. Academics, social work practitioners, activists, artists, creative writers, community organizers, and undergraduate and graduate students alike are encouraged to submit presentations.
Suggested topics can include but are not limited to:
At the conference, presenters and participants will engage in discussions and activities to gain a broader knowledge of gender, violence, and related issues. Presentations may take one of five forms:
Session proposals are due by February 15, 2013, and should be submitted online through this page.
Those submitting proposals will be contacted by February 22.