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CWGS Conference on Sexual Harassment

Center for Women's and Gender Studies

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (CDT)

CWGS Conference on Sexual Harassment

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Quantity
10:00 - 11:30 AM Legal and Policy Perspectives: Federal Law and UT Policy 33 Tickets Ended Free  
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM The Gender Equity Report: Two Years Later 27 Tickets Ended Free  
3:00 - 4:30 PM The Interconnections between Race, Gender, and Sexual Harassment 12 Tickets Ended Free  
5:00 PM Keynote Speech - Cathy McBroom and Donna Wilkerson 159 Tickets Ended Free  
Following the Keynote Speech - Reception 189 Tickets Ended Free  
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Event Details

This year CWGS will be sponsoring a day-long Conference on Sexual Harassment on the UT campus.  We will honor keynote speakers Cathy McBroom and Donna Wilkerson, who were featured in the Texas Monthly article “Perversion of Justice” written by Skip Hollandsworth in December 2009 (http://www.texasmonthly.com/2009-12-01/feature4.php). Through their bravery, these women exposed the pervasive sexual harassment and assault by their boss, Federal Judge Samuel Kent, resulting in his impeachment and ultimate incarceration in federal prison. We are thrilled to help these women share this incredible story with the university and Austin community. 

The conference will be held in the new Student Activity Center on March 23 and will feature three panel discussions throughout the day. Subjects of the panels will focus on Legal and Policy Perspectives: Federal Law and UT Policy, The Interconnections between Race, Gender, and Sexual Harassment and The UT Gender Equity Report: Two Years Later. The day will conclude with a keynote speech from Donna Wilkerson and Cathy McBroom with a reception following. All events are free and open to the public.


Center for Women’s and Gender Studies

Conference on Sexual Harassment

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Schedule of Events

 

All panels in room 2.120 ,Student Activity Center

Panel #1

Legal and Policy Perspectives: Federal Law and UT Policy

10:00am – 11:30am

 

Zipporah Wiseman, LLB, Professor at the School of Law – Moderator

 

Linda Millstone, MPA, Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity and Workforce Diversity, Equal Opportunity Services

 

Susan Bradshaw, J.D., Associate Vice President For Legal Affairs (waiting for confirmation)

 

Latoya Hill, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Students

 

Panel #2

Gender Equity Report: Two Years Later

1:00pm – 2:30pm

 

Susan Heinzelman, Ph.D., Director for the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies; Associate Professor of English – Moderator

 

Judith Langlois, Ph.D. Vice Provost, Member of the President’s Council for Gender Equity

 

Gretchen Ritter, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Faculty Governance

 

Omi Jones, Ph.D. Director Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, Associate Professor Department of African and African Diaspora Studies 

 

Panel #3

Interconnections between Race, Gender, and Sexual Harassment

3:00pm – 4:30pm

 

Michele R. Guzmán, Ph.D. Assistant Director for Research and Evaluation, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health – moderator

 

Ixchel Rosal, MPA, Director Gender and Sexuality Center; Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

 

Madeline Hsu, Ph.D. Director Center for Asian American Studies; Associate Professor Department of History

 

Christine Williams, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Sociology

 

 

Keynote Address

5:00pm – 6:30pm, Ballroom, Student Activity Center

Cathy McBroom and Donna Wilkerson

 

6:30 pm, Ballroom

Reception 

 

 

 

From Skip Hollandsworth’s Texas Monthly article written about their story:

 

As the most powerful jurist in Galveston, Judge Samuel Kent intimidated everyone: the lawyers who argued cases before him, the defendants and plaintiffs who appeared in his courtroom—and the female courthouse employees he groped, kissed, and forced himself on when no one was looking. Imperious, charismatic, and seemingly above the law, he almost got away with it. Until one woman decided to fight back.

 

Come hear them tell their amazing story.


http://www.texasmonthly.com/2009-12-01/feature4.php

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When & Where


Student Activity Center
UT Campus


Wednesday, March 23, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (CDT)


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Center for Women's and Gender Studies

Co-Sponsored with: COLA Dean's Office, Comparative Literature/English, Gender and Sexuality Center, History,  LBJ School/Jacqueline Angel (closing reception),  Sociology,  Spanish/Portuguese, Theatre and Dance

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