Texas Tech University

Texas Tech Hosts Conference on the Advancement of Women

Hope Lenamon

April 16, 2018

The conference will feature guest speakers and performers.

Women Conference

WHAT: Texas Tech University's Women's & Gender Studies will host its 34th annual Conference on the Advancement of Women.

WHEN: Thursday- Saturday (April 19-21)

WHERE: Events will take place in both the Student Union Building (SUB) and the English Building.

EVENT: The annual Conference on the Advancement of Women began in 1984 as a small, in-house event that has since grown to attract attendees from colleges and universities regionally, nationally and internationally.

Guest speakers and performers include:

  • Favianna Rodriguez, an interdisciplinary artist, cultural organizer and political activist based in Oakland, California. She will give a free artist workshop at 4 p.m. April 19 at the Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio, 602 Ave. J. She also will deliver the keynote address at 1 p.m. April 20 in the SUB Matador room.
  • Norma Cantu, professor emeritus at Trinity University in San Antonio whose research and teaching interests include Latino/Latina literature, Chicano/Chicana literature, border studies, folklore, women's studies and creative writing. She will give the plenary address at 10 a.m. April 20 in the SUB Matador room and conduct a free literary workshop at 10 a.m. April 21 in the English Building, room 201.
  • Mariachi Los Matadores and members of the Lubbock ISD Mariachi Ensembles will give a free performance at 6:30 p.m. April 19 in the SUB Matador room.

For more information about the conference, including the conference program, schedule and registration form, visit the conference website or download the Guidebook app.

CONTACT: Tricia Earl, program manager, Women's & Gender Studies, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-4335 or patricia.a.earl@ttu.edu