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The Women's Studies Program Colloquium, June 8 in the Faculty Dining Room

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Published: Jun 1 2012 12:00AM

The Women's Studies Program Colloquium titled "It's Complicated: The Art, Study and Politics of Gender Across Disciplines" will take place Friday, June 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room on the Rockville Campus. The event is co-sponsored by The Center for Teaching and Learning, the Center for Organizational and Professional Development, MC Pride and Allies, and the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The Women's Studies colloquium has been both a professional development opportunity for faculty and staff and an extra-curricular opportunity for students in the discipline. Past colloquium topics have included service learning, the immigrant experience and social justice, as each related to curriculum and teaching. Colloquiums in past years have consisted of guest keynote speakers, breakout sessions led by faculty, staff and administrators, working lunches with representatives from topic-related organizations and agencies in the local community, and afternoon panel presentations.

This summer's Women's Studies Colloquium will help create a foundation for the study and teaching of our diverse community. It will be instrumental in shaping the future of the Women Studies Program as it grows to include Gender Studies. The keynote speaker will be Rahne Alexander, musician, performance artist and activist on gender issues. Registration is available through the Professional Development System.

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