THE 2013 CIES GENDER SYMPOSIUM
Tuesday, March 12, 9:00am – 3:30pm & Business Meeting
Equitable Gendered Education: Questioning Parameters and Partnerships
The 2013 Gender Symposium will be a crucible for honing ideas on equitable gendered quality education and strengthening partnerships among and between scholars, practitioners, and activists. Evolving from the conversations held over the past few years, to move beyond the statistical markers that promote gender and equity, this Symposium poses these guiding questions:
- * How do we elevate participation and voice as we seek to measure gendered dimensions of life?
- * How can we account for the significance of cultural contexts and difference?
- * What are the consequences of linking learning solely to outcomes and outputs when discussing quality education for girls and women?
| 8:00|| Welcome|
|| Keynote Presentation: Women's Empowerment in Crisis – The Case for a Transformative - Process.|
Srilatha Batliwala, renowned Indian feminist and researcher, Scholar Associate with the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) and freelance consultant and researcher.
|| Panel: A Critical Dialogue on Developing Partnerships between Academics, Agencies, and ---- Consultants from a Feminist Perspective|
Nora Fyles, Head of the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI) Secretariat; Joyce Adolwa, Head of Girls' and Women's Empowerment and Leadership, and Ginny Kintz, Regional Technical Advisor, Gender and Empowerment Unit, CARE USA; Shirley Miske, President and CEO, Miske Witt & Associates, and Fran Vavrus, Associate Professor, U. of Minnesota; member of the Minnesota International Development Education Consortium (MIDEC); and Vilma Seeberg, Associate Professor, Kent State U. and founder and P.I. Guanlan Scholarship Foundation INGO. Discussant, Batliwala.
|| Presentation: "Suits Tell Stories" the Untold Story of Mardi Gras Black Indians of New Orleans Women Honoring the Heritage|
Queen Cherice and the Guardians of the Flame Maroon Society, presented by Big Chief Donald Harrison Sr. Museum, co-sponsored by Alcorn State University & other HBCUs.
| 1:00|| Luncheon - Enjoy your lunch and listen to guest speaker, Kim Vaz,|
talk about her work on the 100 year old African American Mardi Gras
masking tradition called The "Baby Dolls"
| 2:00|| Small Group Participatory Activities|
|| Roundtables on the Presentation Topics:|
Batliwala, Fyles, Adolwa, Miske & Vavrus, Seeberg
|| Gender Manifesto Draft Presentation & Discussion: |
Nelly Stromquist & GEC Taskforce
| 3:00|| Plenary: Summary of Small Group Discussions|
| 3:30-5:00|| Business Meeting |