Texas Tech’s 25th Annual Conference on Advancement of Women in Higher Education Examines Cultural, Social Aspects of Gender, Identity

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WHAT:Innovation, Migration and Transference: Voices, Gender and Expression in the Changing World 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 Union Building. 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 of feminism. 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. Find Texas Tech news, experts and story ideas at www.media.ttu.edu. CONTACT: Tricia Earl, coordinator of the Women's Studies Program, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-4335 ext. 392, patricia.a.earl@ttu.edu.