Saturday, May 17, 2008

2007-2008 Programs

3 November 2007
On the Inside, On the Outside: Women and Prison
"A World of Women: Prisoners, Reformers, and the California Institution at Tehachapi"
Kathleen Cairns, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, History and Women's Studies

"The Inside Story"
Gloria Killian, Action Committee for Women in Prison

"Women in Transition from Prison: Observations on Reentry Challenges"
Marta Lopez-Garza, California State University-Northridge
Women's Studies and Chicana/o Studies

Moderator: Marilyn Montenegro, California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers Women's Council Prison Project
12 January 2008
"New Writing" by Women
Emily Rapp, Antioch University, will discuss writing about disabilities and read from her memoir, Poster Child.

Susan Suntree, East Los Angeles College, brings together science, art, spirituality, poetry, and drama in her reading from Sacred Sites: The Secret History of Southern California.

Sholeh Wolpé, born in Iran, is a multinational writer, translator, and anthologist of literature from the Muslim world. She will read from her recent translation of the poetry of Forugh Farrokhzad and from her own poetry.

Terry Wolverton is author of six books and fourteen anthologies, including Embers, a novel-in-poems and Insurgent Muse: Life and Art at the Woman's Building. She is the founder of Writers At Work, a creative writing center in Los Angeles.
1 March 2008
Feminisms in the Twentieth Century: Lessons for the Twenty-first Century
A Roundtable Discussion in honor of Women's History Month
Jennifer Abod, Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women

Marisela Chavez, Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Studies, CSU Dominguez Hills

Laura Harris, Associate Professor of English, World Literature, and Black Studies, Pitzer College

Caroline Heldman, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Occidental College
10 May 2008
Family Secrets: Documenting the Lives of our Kinswomen
"No more cookies or cake now 'C'est la guerre'": An American Nurse in Turkey, 1919 to 1920"
Kathleen Sheldon, Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women

"Secret Strength: Five Generations of Fuentes Women in Los Angeles"
Christina Chavez, Assistant Professor, Liberal Studies, Cal Poly Pomona

"The Red Flag and Me: Opening the Pandora's Box of My Family's Activist History"
Judy Branfman, filmmaker and Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women

Moderator: Penny L. Richards, Huntington Women's Studies Steering Committee and UCLA Center for the Study of Women

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