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WGST Poster Contest

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The Women and Gender Studies Department is asking students to submit artwork to use on posters and programs for the 6th annual Women’s and Gender Studies Student Conference this March. The winner will also receive $100.

“The Women's and Gender Studies Advisory Committee chooses the winner, along with a few students who are helping to organize the conference,” Dr. Jennifer Nelson, associate professor and director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, said. “We will announce the winner in mid-February after we've had time to meet and discuss the entries.”

The conference will take place Friday, March 14, 2014. On Thursday, March 13, a dinner will be held honoring student participants and prize winners, and featuring a keynote speech by Alison Kafer, author of “Feminist, Queer, Crip.”

“The Women's and Gender Studies Student Conference is a forum for student academic work/research/creative writing…associated with topics in women's and/or gender studies,” Nelson said. “Most students submit individual papers but a few create panels or round tables specifically for the conference. Everyone on campus is welcome to participate.”

Students who have written a paper about women’s experiences, gender or issues of sexuality or sexual identity can submit their papers to Nelson at jennifer_nelson@redlands.edu by Jan. 31, 2014. Art can also be sent to Nelson via email, with originals dropped off with Denise Spencer in Larsen 207 by Jan. 31, 2014.

“Those who do not submit papers are encouraged to come to the conference and listen to the presentations, ask questions and discuss the topics raised,” Nelson said. “We'll also be holding lunch discussion sessions with Indian food on various topics – BDSM, the historical Atlantic body, feminism and beauty, women and leadership, gender and immigration – during the conference, so students should sign up for that lunch, too, and join a conversation moderated by a student and a faculty member.”

For more information, call the Women's and Gender Studies Department at 909-748-8345.

Posted: Jan. 10, 2014


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