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Outrage, protest & social transformation at April conference

UNCG’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program will present Outrage!: Discourses, Practices, and Politics of Protest and Social Transformation, the 2013 conference of the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association. The conference will be held on campus, April 18-20. Conference co-chairs are Dr. Gwen Hunnicutt, WGS director of graduate study and associate professor of Sociology, and Dr. Carisa Showden, associate professor of Political Science and the chair of WGS’s Sally and Alan Cone Awards Committee. Conference organizers expect between 300 and 500 presenters and attendees.

The conference topic was chosen in the wake of the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street, and with organizers anticipating dialogue regarding interrelationships among women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and social change.

Five keynote speakers are slated to speak: Caitlin Breedlove, Kai Lumumba Barrow, Wahneema Lubiano, Victoria Marks and Andrea Smith.

The discount early-bird registration rate ends March 17.

Registration and additional information about the conference is available at http://sewsa2013.wordpress.com/.