A conference on “Transnational Feminism, Community Activism, and the Politics of Empowerment” will take place on Friday, Feb. 29 and Saturday, March 1 at Rome Ballroom.
The conference, which is sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program, will feature a keynote address by Cecilia Fire Thunder, the first tribally elected president of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Nation.
Fire Thunder is one of the founders of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and of Cangleska, an organization that provides advocacy and services on issues of domestic violence and sexual assault to citizens of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
The conference will also include a performance of spoken word slam poetry by writer, hip hop theater artist, and poetic activist Aya de Leon on Friday evening, and breakfast on Saturday morning with Nancy Wyman, the first woman elected as State Comptroller of Connecticut.
For more information and to download the registration form, go to: www.womens.studies.uconn.edu.
Registration for graduate students and others with limited means is $20 for one day, $35 for two days.
For the public, registration costs $45 for one day; $85 for two days. There is no charge for UConn undergraduates to attend.
Checks should be payable to Women’s Studies Conference, and sent to the Women’s Studies Program, Beach Hall U-2181, 354 Mansfield Road, Storrs, CT 06269.
The UConn Women’s Studies Program focuses on the critical analysis of gender and the pursuit of knowledge about women, and is committed to a vision of women and gender that is international and cross-cultural.