Women’s & Gender Studies will host the 38th annual All-University Conference.
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday (April 22)
WHERE: Texas Tech Student Union Building, Matador Room, 2625 15th St.
EVENT: The Women's & Gender Studies program will host the 38th All-University Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women on Friday (April 22) in the Matador Room of the Student Union Building. The conference, which began in 1983, is regarded as Texas Tech's longest-running event. In addition, WGS is celebrating its 40th year as an academic program. In 1981, a group of students organized a rally in support of the program and began working with campus partners and sponsors to build it. This year's event will recognize the program's inaugural graduates.
The event is free and open to the public. The conference will highlight keynote speaker Jillian Hernandez from the University of Florida at noon. Hernandez's recent book, titled “Aesthetics of Excess: The Art and Politics of Black and Latina Embodiment,” analyzes clothing, makeup and hairstyles of working-class Black and Latina women. Other conference highlights include YWCA Women of Excellence mentoring, student posters, history of WGS displays, research presentations, workshops and more.
On Thursday (April 21) WGS will host a reception at 5:30 p.m. at the East Lubbock Art House at 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite B. The reception also is free and open to the public.
CONTACT: Aimee Cameron
Program manager, Women's & Gender Studies, Texas Tech University