Texas Tech’s 25th Annual Conference on Advancement of Women in Higher Education Examines
Cultural, Social Aspects of Gender, Identity
March 31, 2009
Media advisory for upcoming academic event.
WHAT:Innovation, Migration and Transference: Voices, Gender and Expression in the Changing
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Thursday (April 2) and 8 a.m. Friday (April 3)
WHERE: The Student Union Building and Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
EVENT: The conference includes papers, exhibits and panel discussions examining
the cultural and social construction of gender and identity issues and is free and
open to the public.
Texas Tech faculty members Carol Flueckiger and Jennifer Snead will discuss their
women's history-based research at 5:30 p.m. April 2 in the Mesa Room of the Student
Union Building, 15th Street and Akron Avenue. All campus events are held on the second floor of the Student
Following 8:30 a.m. check-in Friday, feminist organizer Shelby Knox will deliver a
morning address. Knox, known for her documentary film "The Education of Shelby Knox,"
has continued speaking nationally about sex education, gay rights and the next generation
Academic paper and poster sessions will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, followed
by a brown bag film viewing of the documentary film "Sisters of '77," which covers
the 1977 National Women's Conference in Houston.
At 4:30 p.m. Friday, American feminist icon Gloria Steinem will serve as keynote speaker
at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. General admission tickets to Steinem's speech
are $10 apiece. Tickets are available by calling 770-2000 or www.selectaseatlubbock.com.
For more information, call (806) 742-4335, or visit www.depts.ttu.edu/wstudies.
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CONTACT: Tricia Earl, coordinator of the Women's Studies Program, Texas Tech University,
(806) 742-4335 ext. 392, firstname.lastname@example.org.