The biennial Women and Girls in Georgia Conference was established in 2007, to encourage and highlight research by, for, and about women and girls in Georgia, in all their diversity. Hosted by the Institute for Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia, the conference brings together academics, activists, and community members to share expertise, strengthen networks, and strategize for positive social change in Georgia and beyond.
The 2013 theme is the Arts.
Jillian Hernandez will present the keynote lecture, “Critical Excesses: Women Artists and Girls of Color Crafting Sexual Bodies.” Attendees will also enjoy a roundtable discussion on the feminist patronage of the arts community, panel and presentation topics varying from women artists in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame to art as a tool for women’s healing, workshops on writing poetry, performing hip-hop, and making feminist zines, as well as various musical and dance performances, and photography and art exhibits.
The conference is open to academics, professionals, activists, and community members, and will include formal and informal sessions, with presentations of cutting-edge research, data, and analyses, and opportunities for networking and strategizing.
All attendees are required to register, prices vary:
Community Members: $25
For more information, please visit http://wagg.uga.edu