Friday, March 4
Donnelley Film Theatre
Keynote Address—Premilla Nadasen, Barnard College
Slonim Living Room
Saturday, March 5
All panels take place in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center unless otherwise noted.
9 - 11 a.m.
Roundtable Discussion: On The Move With Queer Labor: LGBT Organizing at Unionized Workplaces
- Chair: Miriam Frank, author of Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America
- Donna Cartwright, retired co-President, Pride at Work, AFL-CIO
- Anne Balay, author of Steel Closets: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Steelworkers
- Dolly Martinez, Pride at Work activist and campaign manager for Retail Action Project
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Breakout Session 1
- Chair: Lara Vapnek
- Jackie Collens, Sarah Lawrence College, Leonora O’Reilly and the Woman Suffrage Movement
- Donna T. Haverty-Stacke, Hunter College, CUNY, The Radical Feminism of Grace Carlson and her Socialist Workers Party Sisters
- Cynthia Tobar, Bronx Community College, CUNY, Empathy and Feminist Activism: Leadership and Social Change at Welfare Rights Initiative
Labor Pains: What can women in different lines of work learn from each other regarding struggles for equity on the job?
- Lorette Cameron
- Emily Parker
- Kate Shaughnessy
Challenging Invisibility: Why does working women’s leadership in struggles for social justice receive far less attention than it deserves?
- Sarah Ahmad
- Gabi Phend
- Velvet Ross
- Kristy Staniszewski
12:45 - 1:30 p.m.
1:45 - 3:30 p.m.
Breakout Session 2
- Chair: Emilie Egger, Yale University
- Ceighley Cribb, Sarah Lawrence College, Nazik al-‘Abid's Nur al-Fayha: a Kurdish Woman’s Contributions to Arab Nationalism, 1920
- Patience Collier, Central Washington University, Fish Heads and Fishing Strikes: Cultural and Economic Agency of Northwest Native Women in the Salmon Industry
- Anita Botello Santoyo, Sarah Lawrence College, Rosie the Riveter Exposed: Native American Women in Northern California’s Defense Industries During World War II
- Thomas Martin, Penn State University, Arab Women in Palestine and British Mandate
- Jillian Jacklin, University of Wisconsin, Madison, A Family Affair: Women, Children, and the Daily Work of Dairy Farmer Radicalism
- Mercedes Townsend, Sarah Lawrence College, 'Venus to the Hoop,’ but Not to the Bank: Gender Inequity in Professional Basketball
- Tara Martin Lopez, Peninsula College, Retail Feminism: Working Class Women’s Fight for Equal Pay at Wal-Mart and ASDA
- V. Kalya Shankar and Rohini Sahni, The New School, Waste Pickers and the ‘Right to Waste’ in an Indian City
- Chair: Priscilla Murolo, Sarah Lawrence College
- Hank Broege, Sarah Lawrence College, Scottsboro Mothers
- Gayle Ann Livecchia, Independent Researcher, Hidden Lives of Women in Colonial New York
- Amanda Westbrook Brennan, Graduate Cener, CUNY, The Promotion of Breastfeeding by the Maternity Center Association of Manhattan
- Camilla Martinez, Sarah Lawrence College, Butterflies with New Wings Building a Future
3:45 - 5:45 p.m.
Life and Labor: Black Women’s Narratives of Resistance in The Twentieth Century
- Chair: Deirdre Cooper Owens, Queens College
- Kellie Carter Jackson, Hunter College, A Portrait of Ethel Phillips: Understanding the Myth of the Good Boss in the World of Domestic Servants
- Mary Phillips, Lehman College, Spiritual Maturity: The Feminist Theory of Ericka Huggins
- Robyn Spencer, Lehman College, What’s Left to Say about Angela Davis? Notes on the Black Radical Tradition
- Zinga A. Fraser, Brooklyn College, Race, Gender, and Rebellion: Shirley Chisholm’s Political Resistance