Syracuse University's Fall '05 Ray Smith Symposium, “Gender Justice Beyond the Beijing Conference: Reflections, Dialogue and Strategic Action,” will be Sept. 16-18.
The program will bring scholars, activists, policy makers and community members together to reflect on the goals for attaining gender justice set at the 1995 Beijing Conference, and take stock of the state of gender justice in the intervening decade, given the significant changes that have taken place in the global political, economic and social landscape.
The keynote speaker will be Rabab-Abdul Hadi, director of the Center for Arab American Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
Papers will address the multiple meanings of gender justice across spaces and scales; the role of feminist movements and organizations in effecting strategies to challenge gendered economic and social injustices; and neo-imperialism and the influence of the United States over the scope and scale of gender justice.
Participants will include Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo of Makere University, Karen DeSouza of the Red Thread Women Development Project, Ester Chow of American University, Chandra Talpade Mohanty of the Women’s Studies Program at SU, Anna Agathangelou of York University, Manisha Desai of the University of Illinois and Dorotea Agustin Mendoza of the Gabriela Network.
For details, visit http://www-hl.syr.edu/cas-pages/Announcements/RaySmith/GenderJustice.htm.