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Bridging Differences Symposium: Conversations on Gender, Race, and Equality

Sunday Mar 18, 2018 04:00 PM - Mar 19, 2018 08:00 PM

Bridging Differences Symposium: Conversations on Gender, Race, and Equality

Sunday, March 18

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Les Demoiselles D'Burkha by Michael Spillers

Opening Reception for Bridging Differences Art Exhibit

This exhibit explores participating artists’ understanding of how issues of gender and race influence contemporary culture.

Mildred Cox Gallery at the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts

6:30 p.m to 8 p.m.

Joan Morgan

A Conversation with Joan Morgan (Keynote Event)

A pioneering hip-hop journalist and award-winning feminist author, Joan Morgan coined the term “hip-hop feminism” in 1999 with the publication of When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost, which is now used at colleges across the country. Morgan has taught at Duke University, Stanford University, and The New School.

Dulany Library Auditorium

Monday, March 19

Noon to 1 p.m.

Prof. Jane Mudd

Jane Mudd, “Women Artists across the Centuries”

An Assistant Professor of Art at William Woods University, Prof. Mudd’s presentation will explore the work and reception of 5 prominent female artists from the 17th to the 21st century.

Ivy Room (Tucker Dining Hall)

3:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.

Allie Pierce

Allie Pierce, “Gazing Back: The Colonial Gaze and The Women of Casa X”

Allie Pierce is a PhD candidate in Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her presentation will explore the subjective understanding of Malcolm Venville’s photographs of former sex workers in Mexico City. Attention will be given to colonial attitudes and the agency of the women begin photographed.

Burton 006

4:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.

Sean Rost

Sean Rost, “Race, Gender, and 100% Americanism: Understanding the Rise and Fall of the Ku Klux Klan, 1915-1930”

Sean Rost is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Missouri. His presentation will cover the history of the KKK in Missouri and discuss how gender and race factored in the rise of the Klan.

Burton 006

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Vicki Wilkerson

Vicki Wilkerson, “Diversity, Democracy, and Technology: Inclusivity in the Digital Age”

Vicki Wilkerson is Senior Global Trade Manager with SalesForce, a leading technology company. She will talk about how technology democratizes economies—from social media to artificial intelligence—by partly erasing geographic and social differences. She will consider technology’s role in providing a platform for both distance learning as well as digital commerce.

Dulany Library Auditorium

Tuesday, March 20

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Doug Sanders

Doug Sanders, “Female Representation in the Sporting World”

An Assistant Professor of Sports Management at William Woods University, Prof. Sander’s presentation will provide an overview of the progress and challenges facing women in sport. The role of women as athletes, administrators, and members of the media will highlighted.

Ivy Room (Tucker Dining Hall)

3:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.

Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence Logo

Virginia Muhammed, “Me, Too and You: Why the #MeToo Movement is so Important”

Virginia Muhammed’s presentation will cover the history and significance of the #MeToo Movement. She is an Advocacy Coordination Specialist with the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Burton 006

4:30 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.

Dr. Lisa Stiler

Lisa Sitler, “Gender, Race, and Health Inequality”

Dr. Sitler is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at William Woods University. Her presentation will focus on how gender and race impact health care.

Burton 006

6:30 p.m to 8:00

Dr. Lori Hart

Dr. Lori Hart, President’s Concert & Lecture Series

Biological sex, sexuality, gender expression and identity are all common terms these days. But have you taken the time to explore the meaning of these topics and where you fit into the puzzle? Where does your brain development fit into this equation? Based on socialization and stereotypes, what are your beliefs about men and women? And, the key question...why does it feel so hard sometimes to find healthy relationships with other people? In this program Dr. Hart explores biology, research, stereotypes and communication theory in an effort to help both men and women better understand the complexity of gender and development.

Cutlip Auditorium (McNutt Student Center)