Gender Summit 2019

Powerful Women Doing Powerful Things: Tuesday, November 19th 

Women leaders from predominantly masculine fields have been invited to speak on their experiences. Before the panel we will host a dinner with our guests for a richer more personal discussion. Bennies involved in clubs and organizations that connect with the panelists' experience or those who are interested in the pabelists' area of expertise are strongly encouraged to attend. The dinner is also open to faculty and staff members. Following the dinner, we will have a panel discussion where our guests will talk about the powerful work they are doing.  Afterwards, student/faculty/staff will have the opportunity to network with our guests. 

5:00-6:00pm Dinner with Panelists 

Presidential Dining Room 
  •  Bennies involved with clubs and organizations related to the panelists' area expertise are strongly encouraged to attend 
  •  Dinner will also be open to professors and faculty members interested in learning more about each panelist
  •  Limit of 50 women

6:30-8:00 Powerful Women Doing Powerful Things Panel 

Gorecki 204 A
  • Introduction to panelists 
  • Interactive Q & A session 
  • Social gathering/networking after the panel
  • Open to the CSB/SJU community

Breaking the Brick Wall: Wednesday, November 20th

4:00-5:30pm Breaking the Brick Wall Simulation

Gorecki 204 C

The Men's Development Institute will facilitate a simulation titled "Breaking the Brick Wall." This simulation is an interactive and purposeful approach to the idea of what it means to be a man. Our facilitators will present real life scenarios that are common in the life of a male student. These scenarios are designed to find ways of responding to these situations and explore how masculinity plays a role in day to day activities.  

Inclusivity and Intersectionality Surrounding Gender at CSB/SJU: Thursday, November 21st 

IWL and MDI will collaborate to host the last day of Gender Summit. CSB/SJU students will have the opportunity to showcase and discuss research that pertains to Gender and Sexuality. We highly encourage students from the Gender Studies Department to participate and contribute their research. 

6:00-7:00pm Poster Session

Gorecki 204 B
  • Presentations on research regarding gender and sexuality 
  • Open to all CSB/SJU students

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7:00-8:30pm Keynote Speaker: Liam Lair

Gorecki 204 B

Liam Lair is a professor at West Chester University. His research focuses on the intersection of  sexology and eugenics and how these intersections allowed for the construction of “transvestite” and “transsexual” as categories of diagnoses in the early- to mid-twentieth century. 

  •  Keynote Speaker Liam Lair: Gender Revolutionaries: Every(body) has a History

    Dr. Liam Oliver Lair is a feminist scholar with a PhD in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. His teaching and research are rooted in feminist studies with a specific focus sexuality, trans subjectivities, disability, and race. His research and teaching focus on the intersections of gender, racism, and ableism, and how we might begin to create more livable futures for historically marginalized individuals and communities. He has worked with faculty, staff, and students to create safe and affirming spaces for trans/GNC and queer students at each of his previous institutions, and this is work he continues at his current position at West Chester University.

  • Professor Liam Lair will speak on his research focusing on the transgender and queer community. He is a trangender activist who worked at CSB/SJU as a visiting professor in the Gender Stuides Department. He was here during the 2016-2017 school year and made a tremendous impact on our community. 
  • Open to the entire community

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