The Women's Place Events
March 7, 2014
Women Coming Together Celebrating International Women's Day
Sponsors: Wexner Medical Center, Columbus Public Health, Amethyst Inc., LULAC Women, The Women's Place
Friday, 11:30 am - 1 pm
Location: The Ivory Room, 2 Miranova Place, 6th Floor
Since 1994, Women Coming Together has organized an annual conference to provide an opportunity for women of different racial/ethnic groups, ages, faith, sexual orientations, educational and employment experience to identify and share their community health concerns. This year Women Coming Together will celebrate International Women’s Day with a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Five phenomenal women who are “ordinary women changing the world one person at a time” will be honored with the Starfish Award.
Keynote speaker Felicia Williams-Jackson, PhD, Williams Interdisciplinary Athenai Resilience Institute, LLC, will share her personal journey and discuss her research titled “That was Yesterday: The Lived Experience Resilient African American and Latina Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse.”
Mistress of Ceremony: Cora Muñoz, PhD
Introduction to Keynote Speaker: Felicia Williams-Jackson
May 16-17, 2014
Queer Places, Practices, and Lives II
Sponsors: Sexuality Studies Program, The Women's Place
Friday-Saturday, time TBA
The second queer studies conference at Ohio State, Queer Places, Practices, and Lives II will feature keynote speakers Sara Ahmed and Eli Clare. This 2-day conference provides a forum for scholars, creative writers, performance artists, archivists, and others to present and discuss their work relating to queer issues. The conference aims to take stock of recent trends in queer studies scholarship and to open up new avenues of inquiry, research, and expressive practice.
Please check back in the spring for more information.
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