Monday, September 03, 2007

Women's Studies Conference focuses on Girls

Awesome-- pull out your calendars, blackberries, or other assorted datekeepers-- SUNY New Paltz's Women's Studies Conference "Girlhood: The Challenge and Promise of Growing Up Female," will put the focus on growing up female in the United States and around the world, in contemporary society and throughout history. It looks to be more than academic women talking about girls-- both girls and young women including in the keynote panel and leading workshops.

Keynote speakers include Courtney Martin author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body; Mary Roodkowsky, Senior Adviser to UNICEF; and Queen Bond, Julliany Lahoz and Cristal Pimentel, SUNY New Paltz students and recent graduates of The High School of International Business and Finance in New York City. Shameless self promotion: I've blogged about both Courtney's work and featured the NYTimes article about Queen and Crystal! High fives all around--

Enough about me, register now for the conference

The preregistration deadline is Sept. 21.

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