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Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
04:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Storrs CampusKonover Auditorium,Dodd Center
The UCONN Collaborative to Advance Equity Through Research on
Women and Girls of Color
2016 - 2017 Launch and Lecture
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Konover Auditorium, The Thomas J. Dodd Center
Keynote Speaker Dr. Julia Jordan-Zachery
Last November 2015 the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University and the White House Council on Women and Girls announced an initiative to promote scholarship and research on women and girls of color. By 2050, women of color will constitute more than half of all women in the United States. However, they (along with girls of color) are infrequently the central subjects of scholarly inquiry. This research deficit has meaningful consequences for the ways our institutions contribute to public discourse, policymaking, and knowledge about women and girls of color. (See https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/documents/ADVANCING_EQUITY_FOR_WOMEN_AND_GIRLS_OF_COLOR_REPORT.pdf.)
To address this research deficit, the University of Connecticut has become a partner institution, along with over 35 other such universities and institutions, in the Collaborative to Advance Equity Through Research on Women and Girls of Color. It also has committed to efforts to broaden our knowledge in these areas through supporting research and programming on women and girls of color. (See http://africana.uconn.edu/collaborative-research/about/.)
We invite the University of Connecticut Community and others to join us in launching this yearâs programming and events. To initiate our focus, Dr. Julia Jordan-Zachery joins us as our keynote speaker, and we welcome you to join us in the opening of this important intellectual enterprise on our campus.
Dr. Julia S. Jordan-Zachery is Professor of Public and Community Service and Director of the Black Studies Program at Providence College (RI). Her interdisciplinary research focuses on African American women and public policy. Jordan-Zachery has authored a number of articles, including, "Blogging at the Intersections: Black Women, Identity, and Lesbianism,â âThe Female Bogeyman: Political Implications of Criminalizing Black Women,â and âLet Men be Men: A Gendered Analysis of Black Ideological Response to Familial Policies.â She is also the author of the award-winning book, âBlack Women, Cultural images, and Social Policyâ (2009, Routledge). She was recently awarded the Accinno Teaching Award, Providence College (2016-2017).
A reception will follow the lecture.
Thursday, September 29th, 2016
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Storrs CampusGentry Building, Room 144
Learn more about the Neag School's Teacher Certification Program for College Graduates (TCPCG), an accelerated, 11-month program through which candidates earn Connecticut Teacher Certification and a MA in Education.
New cohorts begin every summer at three UConn campuses: Avery Point, Greater Hartford, and Waterbury.
Join an information session on the Storrs campus on Sept. 29.
For more information about this and other TCPCG information sessions, visit http://teachered.education.uconn.edu/tcpcg-future-students-information-sessions/
Friday, September 30th, 2016
10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Storrs CampusNorth Reading Room, Wilbur Cross Building
The Connecticut Writing Project invites you to attend a day of workshops with Harvardâs Doris Sommer, author of The Work of Art in the World: Civic Agency and Public HumanitiesÂ (Duke UP 2014) and creator of Pre-Texts, âa fun and flexible teacher training program that develops high order literacy and citizenship by using complex texts as prompts for making art.â
Professor Sommer will run two workshops on Friday, September 30, this first from 10 to 12 and the second from 1 to 3, in the North Reading Room of the Wilbur Cross Building. The morning workshop will be for participation, and the afternoon for training in facilitation. Participants will attend both workshops, and lunch will be provided by Lizzie Searing of Taking Care of Tummies.
Friday, September 30th, 2016
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Storrs CampusPRLACC SU RM 438
The Status of Latinos in Education at the State Level. A conversation with Yvette Melendez, Vice President of Government and Community Alliances for Hartford Hospital. Over 30+ years experience developing public policy in Education.
Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Storrs CampusBarnes and Noble at Storrs Center
Join the UConn Department of Educational Leadership's Sport Management program for an ongoing speaker series âÂ Beyond the Field: Social Issues in Sports.
The series' first featured speaker will be Sarah K. Fields, associate professor and acting associate dean for University of Colorado-Denver's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She is the author of Female Gladiators: Gender, Law, and Contact Sport in America, and Game Faces: Sport Celebrity and the Laws of Reputation.
Her work focuses primarily on the intersection of gender, race, sexuality, and law as it pertains to athletes and sports personalities.