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6th Biennial Women and Girls in Georgia Conference

Athens, Georgia
Special Information:
Opening Night Keynote on Friday, October 9, 2015 - 6:30pm

REGISTRATION for this year's conference is CLOSED/FULL.

Topic: Sustainability

Dr. Carolyn Sachs will present the opening night keynote address on Friday, October 9, 2015. 

Dr. Lauret Savoy will present Saturday's keynote address on Saturday, October 10, 2015.

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This year marks our 6th biennial Women and Girls in Georgia Conference where we celebrate and highlight the research and advocacy by, for, and about women and girls in our state and region.

The conference brings together academics and students with activists and community members to share knowledge, strengthen networks, and strategize for positive social change.  This year’s conference theme is Sustainability.

The conference will begin on Friday, October 9 with an opening night keynote address presented by Dr. Carolyn Sachs, professor of Rural Sociology and head of Women’s Studies at Pennsylvania State University.

It will continue on Saturday, October 10 where attendees will enjoy a keynote address by Dr. Lauret Savoy, professor of Environmental Studies at Mount Holyoke College, a roundtable discussion on women’s leadership in Georgia’s eco-activism, sessions on various topics such as environmental justice, climate change, local food and food insecurity, recycling and conserving on college campuses, protecting Georgia’s bee population, various workshops such as “propagating native seeds” with the State Botanical Garden, and “environmental policy change” with Georgia WAND, and film screenings, tours, and exhibits.

Registration is required for all attendees. Registration is CLOSED/full.

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