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UTEP Conference Celebrates Women’s History Month

More than 100 experts will participate in an eclectic array of talks and presentations during the 8th annual Women’s History Conference March 27-28, 2018.

The conference will be held in The University of Texas at El Paso’s Union Building East. This year’s theme is “She Persisted: Celebrating Herstory.”

Lead organizer Stacey Sowards, Ph.D., chair and professor of communication at UTEP, said the theme is based on the rallying cry popularized after Republican leadership in the U.S. Senate silenced U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, on Feb. 7, 2017, during a confirmation hearing. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell explained that Warren had violated a Senate rule and was warned to stop, but “she persisted.”

Sowards said she expects about 300 people from UTEP, the community and regional academic institutions, to include a few from Juárez, Mexico, to attend the free conference from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, and from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The first day will end with the 2nd annual Femme Frontera film festival from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Union Cinema, on the first floor in Union Building East.

The presentation topics include health, education, theater, media, politics, feminism, history, sexual abuse, environmentalism, gender advertising, advocacy and activism, and living with disabilities. Each will be tied to the #MeToo and #TimesUp anti-sexual harassment efforts and unfair gender assessments on social media.

“We want to bring women’s voices to the foreground where they will not be afraid,” Sowards said. “That’s why there was such an avalanche of support for Me Too and Time’s Up. There’s power in numbers.”

The keynote speakers will by Sylvia Acosta, Ph.D., director of the YWCA El Paso del Norte Region, and Lois F. Stark, Emmy Award-winning producer, documentary filmmaker and author. Both will speak at 12:30 p.m. in the Tomás Rivera Conference Center on the third floor of Union Building East. Acosta will speak on March 27 and Stark will speak the next day.

Another conference highlight will be a presentation by border rights representatives from the American Civil Liberties Union – Astrid Dominguez from Texas and Cynthia Pompa from New Mexico – at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Union Building East’s Templeton Suite, Room 313

Trailblazing Women to be Honored by EPCC Thursday

The El Paso Community College (EPCC) Women’s Diversity Programs will celebrate Women’s History with its annual Diamond Awards.

The them or this year’s event is Nevertheless, Women She Persisted: Women Who Fight Against All Forms of Discrimination Against Women will include a panel discussion and luncheon.

The keynote speaker for the luncheon is former POW and EPCC graduate, Shoshana Johnson. The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Mozella Garcia and Arlene Alarcon.

The panelists include Rebekah Bell, EPCC Faculty Association President; Dr. Xiomara C. Chianelli, EPCC faculty; Ouisa Davis, Attorney; Zahara Taki, former EPCC student.

WHAT:                       El Paso Community College (EPCC) Diamond Awards

WHEN:                      Thursday,  March 8, 2018  Panel: 9:00-11:00 a.m. Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.                                                     

WHERE:                    EPCC Administrative Services Center, 9050 Viscount Blvd., Bldg. A Panel- EPCC-TV Studio Room 401; Luncheon-Auditorium

 

Conference Celebrates 100 Years of Women at UTEP

In honor of Women’s History Month, The University of Texas at El Paso will celebrate 100 years of women at UTEP during the 8th Annual Women’s History Month Conference.

The conference is hosted by UTEP’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program in partnership with UTEP’s chapter of the Triota National Women’s Studies Honor Society.

“This conference is great for faculty to mentor students, to learn from their students, for staff to share their experiences, for students to mentor each other, and for us to learn, grow and be motivated to take action,” said Maissa Khatib, Ph.D., associate professor of practice for UTEP’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program. “With the Women’s History Month Conference, we commit to address issues of equity, inclusion and social justice for women, men and LGBTQA members of our UTEP community at a personal level as well as at broader community, state, national and global levels.”

The aim of the annual conference is to create a space and opportunities for scholars to present on women and gender-related topics in their fields. Local, national and international scholars will participate in the event for an interdisciplinary and cross-generational exchange of knowledge, experiences and efforts.

10 a.m. Tuesday, April 11

Tomás Rivera Conference Center, Union Building East, 3rd floor

UTEP will host United Nations representative Lopa Banerjee, who will talk about the need for young people’s activism for gender equality.

2 p.m. Tuesday, April 11

Tomás Rivera Conference Center, Union Building East, 3rd floor

Oscar Aguilar, M.D., interventional cardiologist of nuclear medicine with the El Paso Heart Society, will give a presentation on debunking myths about health.

8:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 12

Centennial Plaza

A photo of women at UTEP will be taken at Centennial Plaza.

10 a.m. Wednesday, April 12

Tomás Rivera Conference Center, Union Building East, 3rd Floor

In commemoration of 100 years of women at UTEP, keynote speaker Diana Natalicio, UTEP President, will speak about the contributions of women to UTEP over the past century.

Noon, Wednesday, April 12

Union Gallery, Union Building East, 2nd floor

A “100 Years of Women at UTEP” book release and museum exhibit reception will take place at the Union Gallery. The exhibit will be available through April 28.

1 p.m., Wednesday, April 12

Tomás Rivera Conference Center, Union Building East, 3rd Floor

Susa Zughaier, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at Emory University School of Medicine, will offer a personal perspective on the challenges and opportunities for a Palestinian female Arab Muslim scientist.

2 p.m., Wednesday, April 12

Tomás Rivera Conference Center, Union Building East, 3rd Floor

Manal Hamzeh, Ph.D., associate professor of the Interdisciplinary Studies Department at New Mexico State University, will discuss the documentary film “The Four Hijabs” and the making of Arab feminist art-based research.

What: 8th Annual Women’s History Month Conference

When: Tuesday, April 11- Wednesday, April 12

Where: Union Building East, UTEP campus

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