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The 24th Annual Gender Studies Symposium

Date: March 9, 2005

Taking Liberties: Power, Change and Expression
Wednesday, March 9-Friday, March 11
Templeton Student Center

All symposium events are free and open to the public; however, there is a $3 daily parking fee. Visitor permits are available at Campus Safety. All events are held in Templeton Student Center unless otherwise specified.

Art Exhibit, March 9-11, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Templeton Student Center, Stamm
Curated by Barbara Bartholomew and the Gender Studies Symposium Art Committee.
With new approaches, both subtle and direct, students, faculty, and other contemporary artists celebrate and investigate the age-old concerns of beauty, mystery, and the seeming differences of the sexes.

Wednesday, March 9
Roundtables, panels, and performances daily, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Sharada Nayak, Director, Educational Resources Centre
3 p.m., Council Chamber

Nayak directs the Educational Recources Centre, a non-profit trust, and is also a consultant to the Ford Foundation in New Delhi. She is also the former executive director of the U.S. Educational Foundation in India, Fulbright India (from 1981-1992).

Rachel Shteir, head of Dramaturgy, Theatre School, DePaul University

7:30 p.m., Council Chamber
Rachel Shteir is Associate Professor and Head of the Dramatic Criticism Program at The Theatre School, DePaul University. She has taught at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, the Oscar Hammerstein II Center for Theater at Columbia University, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Yale College, the National Theatre Institute and many other colleges and universities. Shteir is a widely published writer whose reviews and essays appear in numerous journals, newspapers and magazines including The Nation, American Theatre, and The New York Times. She has received several Yaddo and McDowell fellowships for her writing and her book, Striptease: The Untold History of the Girlie Show, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. As a dramaturg, Schteir has worked nationally including spending two years as Head Dramaturg at the Gertrude Stein Repertory Theater, where her work with New Media and avant-garde texts helped the theater obtain a Rockefeller Grant. Other theaters she has done dramaturgical work for currently include: the Steppenwolf Theater and Target Margin Theater.
Thursday, March 10
Roundtables, panels, and performances daily, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Martin Summers and Jose Alamillo
Panel on comparative masculinities
3 p.m., Council Chamber

Martin Summers is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Oregon. He is the author of Manliness and Its Discontents: The Black Middle Class and the Transformation of Masculinity, 1900-1930 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004). Jose Alamillo is Assistant Professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies at Washington State University. He is the author of Making Lemonade out of Lemons: Mexican American Labor and Leisure in a California Town, 1880-1960 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, forthcoming).

Nadine Stroassen

President, ACLU

7:30 p.m., Council Chamber

Nadine Strossen, Professor of Law at New York Law School, has written, lectured and practiced extensively in the areas of constitutional law, civil liberties and international human rights. Since 1991, she has served as President of the American Civil Liberties Union, the first woman to head the nation’s largest and oldest civil liberties

Since becoming ACLU President, Strossen has made more than 200 public presentations per year before diverse audiences, including on approximately 500 campuses and in many foreign countries. She comments frequently on legal issues in the national media, having appeared on virtually every national news program. She is a regular guest on the PBS show “Debates, Debates” and has appeared on ABC’s “Politically Incorrect” with BiIl Maher. She has also been a monthly columnist for two Web-zines and a weekly commentator on the Talk America Radio Network.

Strossen’s writings have been published in many scholarly and general interest publications (approximately 250 published works). Her book, Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women’s Rights (Scribner 1995), was named by the New York Times a “notable book” of 1995 and was republished in October 2000 by NYU Press, with a new Introduction by the author. Her co-authored book, Speaking of Race, Speaking of Sex: Hate Speech, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties (N.Y.U. Press 1995), was named an “outstanding book” by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America.
Friday, March 11
Roundtables, panels, and performances daily, 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Gender Studies Symposium Student Coordinators: Kristin Aaker, Brian Federico, and Heather Wilkinson; Faculty Director: Kimberly Brodkin.

The full program of events is available at http://www.lclark. edu/~gender

Gender Studies Program, 503/768-7381; email

Updated January 13, 2005

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