Women's Studies Hosts Gender Identity Colloquium

The conference begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. Friday.

WHAT:           Texas Tech University’s Women’s Studies Program hosts the seventh annual Gender and Gender Identity Colloquium

WHEN:           8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday (Oct. 23)

  • 8:30 a.m.: Check in and registration
  • 9-9:50 a.m.: Session I
  • 10-10:50 a.m.: Session II
  • 11-11:50 a.m.: Session III
  • Noon-12:50 p.m.: Session IV
  • Lunch: $10 boxed lunch
  • 1-1:50 p.m.: Blaine Bookey, keynote speaker

WHERE:         Red Raider Lounge, Student Union Building, 15th Street and Akron Avenue

EVENT:          Blaine Bookey, legal director and adjunct professor at the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies at University of California’s Hastings College of Law, will be the keynote speaker. Bookey’s work is in advancing protection for women, children and LGBT individuals.

The Women’s Studies Program has hosted the conference since 2009. The event is open to the public and all sessions are free. There will be a boxed lunch available for purchase. For more information on the colloquium, the registration form and a complete schedule of events, visit the Gender and Gender Identity Colloquium website.

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CONTACT:  Tricia Earl, coordinator, Women’s Studies Program, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-4335 or patricia.a.earl@ttu.edu.

Women's Studies Program

Started in 1981, the Women's Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that examines the cultural and social construction of gender, explores the history, experiences and contributions of women to society, and studies the influences of gender on the lives of women and men. The program emphasizes critical thinking across disciplines vital to success during and following formal education.

Texas Tech offers a minor in Women's Studies. Goals of the minor include helping students interpret concepts of gender and gendered identities in different social, cultural and political contexts.

The program is administered by the Director of Women's Studies. A minor in Women's Studies consists of 18 hours of courses as approved by the director.