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25th Annual Gender Studies Symposium

Date: March 6, 2006 Location: Council Chamber, Templeton Campus Center

Council Chamber, Templeton Campus Center

25th Annual Gender Studies Symposium

Body Language: Sexualities, Identities and Time

March 8-10, 2006
Templeton Student Center
All events are free and open to the public.

There is a $3 daily parking fee before 7 pm. Visitor permits are available at Campus Safety.

Art Exhibit
March 8-10
Templeton Student Center,
Stamm Dining Room
Curated by Barbara Bartholomew and the Gender Studies Symposium Art Committee.

March 8-10
Templeton Student Center
Roundtables, panels, and performances daily
9 a.m.– 5 p.m.

Reading and Presentation by Michelle Tea
Wednesday, March 8, 3 p.m.
Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber

Michelle Tea is a poet and novelist whose most recent book is Rent Girl, an illustrated novel (with illustrations by Laurenn McCubbin). Tea’s other works include Valencia (winner of the 2000 Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Fiction), The Chelsea Whistle, and The Beautiful: Collected Poems. She has also edited several anthologies, including Best Lesbian Erotica 2004 and Without a Net: The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class. Tea is co-founder of the spoken word performance group Sister Spit.

Keynote Presentation by Kate Bornstein
Wednesday, March 8, 7:30 p.m.
Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber

Kate Bornstein is a transgender activist, performance artist, and playwright whose books include Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us, My Gender Workbook, and the cyber-romance-action novel Nearly Roadkill, co-authored with Caitlin Sullivan. Bornstein’s many plays and performance pieces include Hidden: A Gender and The Opposite of Sex is Neither. Bornstein’s numerous speaking appearances and performances mix feminist theory, personal experience, and humorous observation in questioning ideas about gender, sexuality, and identity.

Keynote Presentation by Estelle Freedman
Thursday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.
Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber

Estelle Freedman is Edgar E. Robinson Professor in U.S. History at Stanford University, where she has taught since 1976 and co-founded the program in Feminist Studies. She is a widely published and influential scholar whose many books include No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women, Maternal Justice: Miriam Van Waters and the Female Reform Tradition, and Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America, which she co-authored with John D’Emilio. Freedman has received numerous awards for her distinguished teaching, including the Nancy Lyman Roelker Mentorship Award, conferred by the American Historical Association. Her research has been supported by a series of grants from such institutions and organizations as the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the American Association of University Women.

Performance by DIYAA
Friday, March 10, 7:30 p.m.
Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber

DIYAA, aka DRED, is an artist, lecturer, educator, yoga teacher, and healer who has traveled the world using her work as an educational and healing tool. She inspires people to think about, experience, embrace, and appreciate the diversity and freedom of individual expression—not just in others, but also in themselves. Although DIYAA has been called the female Eddie Murphy, and black Lily Tomlin, she is in a league all her own. She has appeared in feature and independent films, as well as on HBO, MTV, and the Oxygen Network.

Student Coordinators: Alena Chun, Katrina Light, Kate Merrill, Becca Norman

Faculty Director: Kimberly Brodkin.

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