The Women on the Rise! Annual Girls Summit offers access to the best practices in girls education presented by scholars conducting innovative work in and out of South Florida. Addressing issues of body image, health, sexuality, and gender non-conformity, leading educators, scholars, and activists engage in performances, panel discussions and film screenings, which highlight innovative scholarly work in gender studies and girls education. The 2014 program will focus on the creativity of girls, nurturing that creativity and the empowering potential of expression.
Welcome Reception / Check-In
Panel Discussion: Women on the Rise! 10th Anniversary Retrospective
Jillian Hernandez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of California-San Diego; Anya Wallace, Ph.D. Candidate, Penn State University; Isabel Moros-Rigau, Artist & B.C.C.P. Youth Development Program Director, Brooklyn College Community Partnership/ RFCUNY; Shara Banks, Crystal Pearl, WOTR! Program Coordinator and Independent Artist, Ebony Rhodes, Senior Site Director, Breakthrough Miami at Palmer Trinity School; Shedia Nelson, Program Manager and Artistic Director,Urgent Inc.; Patricia Tobias, Citrus Health
Panel Discussion: Visualizing Bodies/Space: A Performative Picture of Justice System-Involved Girls & Women in Miami
Anya Wallace, Ph.D. Candidate, Penn State University; Jillian Hernandez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of California–San Diego; Nereida Garcia Ferraz, Visual Artist and Educator,WOTR!; Isabel Moros-Rigau, Artist & B.C.C.P. Youth Development Program Director, Brooklyn College Community Partnership/ RFCUNY
Panel Discussion: Essential Creativity within GLBTQ Youth
Myra Benjamin & Ella Bradshaw, Pridelines Youth Services; Neil de la Flor, Reading Queer; Carla Silva, MSW, Executive Director, Alliance for GLBTQ Youth
Performances & Discussion - Reading Queer Poetry
Marci Calabretta, Nadra Mabrouk and Annik Adey-Babinski
Lecture: Saving Our Lives Hear Our Truths #THENEXTLEVELPROJECT
Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown
Dr. Ruth Nicole Brown, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Education Policy, Organization and Leadership University of Illinois Champaign Urbana; Porshe Garner, Doctoral student of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership University of Illinois Champaign Urbana; Jessica Robinson, Doctoral student of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership University of Illinois Champaign Urbana; Tierney Reed aka T.R.U.T.H, Independent artist and member of the collective PS (Paradigm Shift)
Welcome Reception / Check-In
Tour of Virginia Overton: Flat Rock & Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey
Led by MOCA Interim Director, Alex Gartenfeld
INOCENTE Film Screening and Audience Discussion
Led by Isabel Moros-Rigau, Artist & B.C.C.P. Youth Development Program Director, Brooklyn College Community Partnership/ RFCUNY
Art Talk: Grotesquerie, Racial Pleasure, and Pornography: The Erotics of Female Embodiment in Wangechi Mutu’s Work
Dr. Jillian Hernandez
Jillian Hernandez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Ethnic & Critical Gender Studies, University of California, San Diego
WOTR! 10 Year Anniversary Bash with musical performance by TheeSatisfaction
Known as the museum “where new art is discovered,” MOCA is internationally recognized as a force in defining new trends and directions in contemporary art. The museum originates most of its own exhibitions, presenting an exciting mix of both emerging and legendary artists.
Visitors from around the world are drawn to its permanent collection reflecting the most important developments in contemporary art. MOCA presents a continuous calendar of lectures by renowned artists and critics, film screenings, concerts, and cutting edge performances. It has attracted nationwide attention for highly original education and outreach programs that make contemporary art accessible, understandable, and enjoyable to people of all ages.
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