Month: October 2008

Queer Parenting Panel Discussion

GLOW will be holding a Queer Parenting Talk on Thursday, November 13th at 8 p.m. in Wriston Auditorium. The event will include Professor Megan Pickett, Professor Ben Rinehart, Dean Nancy Wall, and Associate Director of Admissions Nicole Buenzli discussing their experiences as partners and parents.

Leadership Conference

I recently received the following email and I thought some members of our Lawrence community might be interested:

My name is Kelley Schacht and I am the Gender and Women’s Issues Director for an organization called United Council of UW Students. We are a non-profit organization that works on access and affordability in the UW System. Access and affordability range from lowering tuition and increasing financial aid to improving the overall experience of every UW student.

This year we are hosting our 13th annual Women’s Leadership Conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Gender Liberation across the Nations,” and will serve as an opportunity for students across the entire state of Wisconsin to come together and explore the depth and complexities of gender and sex while networking on ways to make concrete institutional changes around gender on their campuses. The conference will feature workshops that address current issues in our society such as “Redefining Gender” and “Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment” coupled with skill-based workshops such as “Recruitment and Retention” and “Lobby 101,” and will feature keynote speakers author Hanne Blank and State Senator Julie Lassa.

This year’s conference is being held at UW-Stevens Point on November 14th through the 16th. This is an incredible opportunity for leadership development for students on your campus. Please share this information with students, staff, and faculty. Due to fact that Lawrence University is a non-member campus there is a $30 registration fee to attend the conference, but financial aid can be made available if need be. If you have any further questions regarding the conference feel free to email me at women@unitedcouncil.net or contact me by phone at 608-263-3422 ext. 16.