Published: September 24, 2009
University of Tampa will host the fourth annual conference of the
Florida Consortium for Women’s and Gender Studies on Oct. 2-4.
interdisciplinary conference, titled “Women Mobilizing: Past, Present,
Future,” will include topics such as women and the economy, gender and
popular culture, and women and family policy. A session on women and
health will touch on polycystic ovarian syndrome, women and heart
disease and the role of ethnicity in eating disorders. The
conference will feature several UT professors. Juliet Davis, UT
associate professor of communication, will present “Fat Chance: One
Woman’s Irreverent Quest for Knowledge about Her Ever-Expanding Body,”
and Ronald Kuntze, UT associate professor of marketing, will present
“Not so Desperate Housewives ... Exploring America’s Most Ignored
Consumer: Women 50+.”See below for highlights of the conference. Contact the conference organizer for a full schedule.Friday, Oct. 2
p.m. — “Made in L.A.,” a documentary of the Los Angeles Latina garment
workers strike for minimum wage, in John H. Sykes College of Business
Room 237, followed by a discussion.
- 6 p.m. — Reception in the Macdonald-Kelce Library.
Saturday, Oct. 3
— luncheon with guest speaker Sonia Pressman Fuentes, the first woman
attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and co-founder of the National
Organization for Women (NOW) and Federally Employed Women (FEW),
Trustees Boardroom (Vaughn Center 9th Floor). RSVP by Sept. 29.
p.m. — Film: “Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun,” in Reeves Theater
on the second floor of the Vaughn Center. Discussion will follow with
special guest Kristy Andersen, producer and writer of the documentary,
and Kathleen Ochshorn, UT professor of English, who served as adviser to
p.m. — Susan Taylor Lennon, UT dance professor, will perform in a
dance/storytelling event entitled, “Memory and Metaphor: How Telling Our
Stories Can Heal Our Lives,” in Reeves Theater.
For more information, contact Judy Hayden at email@example.com
or (813) 257-3535. Tickets may be purchased at The University of Tampa,
in the Department of English and Writing, Plant Hall Room 450.