Department of History

2012 Women’s and Gender Studies Annual Symposium: The City

The Women’s and Gender Studies Annual Symposium 2012

Theme: The City

Thursday March 8 2012
9 am to 3:30 pm
Robeson Campus Center, rooms 255-7

9:30 am: BREAKFAST
10 am: Introduction Prof. Jyl Josephson, Acting Director, WGS

10:15 am – 11:45 am Panel I: Domestic Workers in the City
Panelists for Panel I:
Prof. Premilla Nadasen, (History) Queens College
Prof. Tamara Mose Brown, (Sociology), Brooklyn College
Asha Best, (American Studies), PhD student, Rutgers-Newark
Discussant: Laura Lovin, (Women’s and Gender Studies-New Brunswick) PhD
candidate,, (Women’s and Gender Studies-Newark) Teacher-Scholar
	Co-Sponsored with the Center for Migration and the Global City

11:45 am – 12:45 am: LUNCH

FILM
12:45 am – 1:45: Screening of clip from The Fire This Time, Q&A with
director Blair Doroschwalther
	Co-Sponsored by Women in Media-Newark

1:45 pm – 3 pm Panel II: Newark’s Ballroom Scene and AIDS Activism
Panelists for Panel II:
Prof. J. Terry Todd, (Religious Studies), Drew University
Prof. Peter Savastano, (Sociology), Seton Hall University
Aaron Frazier, leader of one of Newark’s ballrooms
Bernie McAllister, leader of one of Newark’s ballrooms
PARTNERS: Co-Sponsored with the Center for Migration and the Global City and with Women In Media-Newark
COSPONSORS: LGBTQ & Diversity Resource Center, Depts. Of English, History and African American and African Studies