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Social Justice Feminism Conference Schedule of Events

October 25 – 27, 2012

“Social Justice Feminism”

Social justice feminism is about moving from theory to practice, bridging divides, and making a difference. Join advocates, activists, and scholars in this conversation about women’s movements, building community, and advocating for social justice.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 25th

All day                                    Hotel Check-in - Hilton Netherland Plaza

6:00 p.m.                                Opening Banquet

Keynote Address: Patricia Hill Collins, Distinguished University

Professor, University of Maryland, Charles Phelps Taft Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Cincinnati

Location: Contemporary Arts Center, 44 East 6th St., Cinti., OH  45202

This event will be webcast.

Friday, October 26th

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.             Registration - UC College of Law (Rm. 114)

9: 00 a.m.  – 10:30 a.m.         Opening Plenary (Rm. 114)

  • Linda Burnham, National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • Priscilla Ocen, Loyola Law School – Los Angeles
  • Kristin Kalsem, University of Cincinnati College of Law 
  • Barbara Phillips, Social Justice Feminist, board member of Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace, and The Programme for Women's Economic, Social & Cultural Rights

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.         Paper Session #1

Panel:  Feminist History Revisited   (Rm. 306)                    

  • Social Justice Feminism and Its Initial Stages, John McGuire, State University of New York
  • Misappropriating Women’s History in the Law and Politics of Abortion, Tracy A. Thomas, University of Akron School of Law
  • Perfecting Our Union: Social Justice Feminism and Americanism, Dorothy Q. Thomas, University of London Centre for the Study of Human Rights
  • Moderator: Maura O’Connor, Department of History, University of Cincinnati

Panel:  Social Justice Feminism Responds to Coerced and Commoditized Sex  (Rm. 100A)

  • Tamar Birckhead, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Samantha Berg, Genderberg
  • Ann Bartow, Pace Law School
  • Moderator: Annulla Linders, Department of Sociology, University of Cincinnati

Panel: (Re)Visioning Citizenship: Resisting Legal and Social Regulatory Boundaries for Minority Groups in North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia (Rm. 100B)

  • Criminalizing Manual Mexican Labor in the Age of Border Securitization: Impacts on Families and on their Social Reproduction Processes, Olga Sanmiguel-Valderrama, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Cincinnati
  • Enclosing the Roma: Methods of Marginalization of the Roma in France, Lucy Breidenthal, MA Student, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Cincinnati
  • (D-)evolving Depictions: German Filmic Portrayals of the Turkish Muslim Female Subject and Places  of Resistance, Emily Rath, MA Student, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies,  University of Cincinnati
  • Moderator: Yolanda Vazquez, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Panel: Class, Race, and Reproductive Freedom  (Rm. 302)

  • Applying Social Justice Feminism to an Evaluation of the Experiences of Women Seeking State-Subsidized Insurance for Abortion Care in Massachusetts, Danielle Bessett, Department of Sociology, University of Cincinnati
  • Social Justice Feminism and the Public Discourse on Women’s Bodies: A Methodological Model for an Activist-Based Feminist Theology, Melissa Browning, Loyola University Chicago’s Institute of Pastoral Studies
  • Marginalization and Reproductive Justice, Leigh Tami Goedicke, JD Student, University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • Moderator: Wendy Kline, Department of History, University of Cincinnati

12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.           Lunch  (Rm. 114)

Keynote Address: Anika Rahman, President and CEO, Ms.Foundation

Discussant: Verna L. Williams, University of Cincinnati College of Law

This presentation will be webcast.

2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Paper Session #2

Panel: Feminist Approaches to Criminal Justice Reform (Rm. 100B)

  • Towards Restorative Justice: Girls of Color and Alternatives to Incarceration, Shauntrice L. Martin, MA Student, International Institute of Restorative Practices
  • Welfare Queens & Deadbeat Dads: How Metaphor Shapes Poverty Law, Ann Cammett, William S. Boyd School of Law UNLV
  • Returning Citizens: An Exploration of Identity, Gender, and Criminality, Lee Serbin, MA/JD Student, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and College of Law, University of Cincinnati
  • Moderator: Ngozi Ndulue, Ohio Justice & Policy Center

Panel: New Responses to Gender Violence (Rm. 100A)

  • “She Was the Myth Slipped Down Through Dreamtime”: Indigenous Women Writers’ Responses to Sexual Violence, Jessica Weatherford, PhD Candidate, University of Kansas
  • Rethinking Civil Rights and Gender Violence, Julie Goldscheid, CUNY Law School
  • The International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA): A Way Forward?, Mary Pat Treuthart, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Moderator: Kenyatta Mickles, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Panel: “The Dinner Table of Power”: Food Security and Social Justice Feminism  (Rm. 302)

  • Infiltrating the New Genetic: The Emergence of Corporate Reproductive Labor and its Rights Regime, Un Kyong Ho, MA/JD Graduate, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and College of Law, University of Cincinnati
  • Approaching “the Dinner Table of Power”: Social Justice Feminism and the Poetics of Food, Rhonda Pettit, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College
  • The Right to Food: a Global Agenda for the Women’s Movement, Peggy Rivage-Seul, Berea College
  • Moderator: Furaha Norton, Department of English and Comparative Lit, University of Cincinnati

Panel: Single-Sex Education and Social Justice Feminism  (Rm. 306)

  • Intersectionality and the Pay-For-Play Debate in College Athletics, Erin Buzuvis, Western New England University School of Law
  • The Possibilities and Perils of Social Justice Feminism: What We Can Learn from the Single-Sex Public Education Debates, Juliet Williams, Department of Women’s Studies, University of California – Los Angeles
  • The Need for Intersectional Considerations in Education Law and Policy: How Single-Sex Educational Programs Reproduce Gendered Outcomes, Caroline Hyatt, MA/JD Student, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and College of Law, University of Cincinnati
  • Moderator: Deborah Brake, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

5:00 p.m.                                Transportation back to the Hilton

6:00 p.m.                                Evening festivities: Screening of "Sisters of '77"             Location: Hilton Netherland Plaza

Saturday, October 27th

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.             Registration - UC College of Law  (Rm. 114)

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.           Paper Session #3

Panel: Social Justice Feminism and the Workplace   (Rm. 100B)

  • Gender (In)Justice and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Deborah Brake, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Joanna Grossman, Hofstra University School of Law
  • Of Mommies & Mammies: Law, Gender Roles, and Breastfeeding at work, Nancy Ehrenreich, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • The Tort Label: The Stakes of Making Federal Discrimination Law a Tort, Sandra Sperino, University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • Moderator: Betsy Malloy, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Panel: Reconceiving Reproduction and Parenting  (Rm. 306)

  • The Ethics of Reproductive Consumerism, April L. Cherry, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Transformative Reproduction: Rights, Equality, and Justice in the Babymaking Industry, Kimberly M. Mutcherson, Rutgers School of Law
  • The Sexual Orientation of Fatherhood, Dara E. Purvis, University of Illinois College of Law
  • Moderator: Un Kyong Ho, MA/JD Graduate, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and College of Law, University of Cincinnati

Panel: Reconciling Theory and Practice (Rm. 302)

  • But Will Critical Feminist Theory Help Me Win My Case?: Conversations Between a Lawyer and a Professor About Gender-Based Asylum, Chitra Aiyar, African Services Committee, Meghana Nayak, Department of Political Science, Pace University
  • Against Hierarchies of Helping, Rebecca Sharpless, University of Miami School of Law
  • Participatory Action Research: A Practical Approach to Economic Justice, Emily Houh, University of Cincinnati College of Law, Kristin Kalsem, University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • Moderator: Terry Kershaw, Department of Africana Studies, University of Cincinnati

Panel: Rethinking Women’s Rights Globally   (Rm. 100A)

  • Re-envisioning Global Feminism: The False Promise of Gender-Mainstreaming, Johanna Bond, Washington & Lee University School of Law
  • Sexual Rights as Human Rights: Informing U.S.-Based Advocacy, Eva-Marie Malone, The Opportunity Agenda
  • Converging Constructions: A Historical and Cross Border Perspective on Feminism in Post Colonial Africa, Nkolika Ijeoma Aniekwu, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies University of Lagos Campus
  • State Crime, Silencing, and Hierarchies of Value: Counteracting Lawfare with Social Justice Feminism,  Francine Banner, Phoenix School of Law, Tyler J. Wall, Department of Criminal Justice, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Moderator: Anne Runyan, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Cincinnati

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.         Paper Session #4

Panel: Feminist Documentary Through the Lens of Social Justice Feminism: A Conversation  (Rm. 118)

  • Andrea Kornbluh, University of Cincinnati
  • B. Lynn Estomin, Lycoming College
  • Moderator: Omotayo Banjo, Department of Communications, University of Cincinnati

Panel: Domestic Global Perspectives on Sex, Reproduction, and Social Justice   (Rm. 100B)

  • Cyra Choudhury, Florida International University College of Law
  • Lisa Kelly, Doctoral Candidate, Harvard Law School
  • Rachel Rebouche, University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • Moderator: Barbara Rinto, Student Life Women’s Center, University of Cincinnati

Panel: Social Justice Feminism and Pedagogy  (Rm. 302)

  • Practicing Social Justice Feminism in the Classroom, Stephanie M. Wildman, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Teaching and Learning from a Social Justice Feminist Perspective: Emphasizing Self-Reflection and Intentional Choices, Khahlia Brown-Sanders, Doctoral Student, Educational Studies, University of Cincinnati, Peggy Shannon-Baker, Doctoral Student, Educational Studies, University of Cincinnati
  • The Future of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Queering the Conversation, Lydia Weiss, MA Student, Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Cincinnati
  • Moderator: Elizabeth McDowell, UNLV School of Law

Panel:  Economic Inequalities in Context  (Rm. 100A)

  • Articulating a Distinctively African-American Female Economic Justice Ethos Through The Mortgage and Housing Crisis, Bryan Adamson, Seattle University School of Law
  • Missing the Parents: What Do Families of Special Needs Kids Need From Each Other and the Rest of Us, Karen Czapanskiy, University of Maryland Carey School of Law
  • Theorizing Economic Rights for Women, Rebecca E. Zietlow, University of Toledo College of Law
  • Moderator: Vanessa Freytag, Women’s Fund of Greater Cincinnati

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.           Lunch and Presentation  (Rm. 114)

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.             Closing Plenary and Discussion Session  (Rm. 114) This presentation will be webcast.

  • Sumi Cho, Depaul College of Law
  • Emily Houh, University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • Martha Chamallas, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Registration Information

The Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice

Social Justice Feminism

October 25-27, 2012