UConn Stamford : Women’s Studies Events, Fall 2010

UConn Stamford has a very active Women’s Studies Program.  This Fall they are hosting four special talks on fascinating topics.

Monday, September 27
4 pm
MPR (Room 108)
“Oscar Wilde and a Mother of Great Importance”  Lecture by Professor Margaret Stetz, University of Delaware. This lecture will invite the audience to consider more closely how Oscar Wilde, who is often seen in terms of his significance to men, was a figure of great importance to the world of women.
Thursday, October 7
7 pm
Schreiber Reading Room.
“Like There’s No Tomorrow” Lecture and performance by internationally acclaimed lesbian playwright Carolyn Gage.  “The work of an experienced and esteemed playwright like Carolyn Gage is the air that modern theatre needs.—Jewelle Gomez, author of The Gilda Stories, San Francisco Arts Commissioner.
Tuesday, October 19
6 pm
MPR (Room 108)
“Challenges and Obstacles Faced by Latina Domestic Violence Survivors” by Professor Jenny Rivera, CUNY School of Law.  In 1993 Professor Rivera clerked for then District Judge Sonia Sotomayor.   She is the founder and Director of the Law School’s Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality (CLORE). Professor Rivera is a former Administrative Law Judge of the New York State Division of Human Rights, a former member of the New York City Commission on Human Rights, and served as the Special Deputy Attorney General for Civil Rights for New York State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo. —co-sponsored by DVCC
Wednesday, Nov. 3
4 pm
MPR (Room 108)
“Empowering Afghan Women and Girls: Women for Afghan Women’s Community-Based Approach” by Sunita Viswanath.  Sunita Viswanath is a co-founder and board member of Women for Afghan Women, and editor of Women for Afghan Women: Shattering Myths and Claiming the Future (Palgrave/St. Martins Press).

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