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The NC State Women’s Center Gender and Equity Research Symposium was created to spotlight research that promote a more equitable and justice oriented society. The symposium, an initiative of the Women’s Center, bridges the interdisciplinary nature of gender and equity work at NC State University by putting social justice and equity research into action and at the forefront of how we “think and do.”

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

9:00 AM | Opening Session – Talley Student Union, Room 3285
Join us for the opening session of the 3rd Annual Gender & Equity Research Symposium, Practicing the Equity We Preach, with opening speakers Anna Christopher and Marc Grimmett who will set the tone for the day.

9:50 AM | Fishbowl Session – Talley Student Union, Mountains Ballroom
A Seat at the Table: The Immortal Questions of Medicine, Bodily Autonomy, and (In)Justice
Pre-registration required.  Facilitated by Kasey Ashton. Panelists include Dr. Karey Harwood, Dr. Joy Little, Dr. Jamilia Simpson. Readings will be sent in advance if you register here.

11:00 AM | Poster Viewing Block 1 – Talley 3rd Floor Prefunction

11:30 AM | IRB Ethics Talk – Talley Student Union, Room 3220
It is not always clear as to how to incorporate good social justice practices within research practices in the field. IRB helps researchers navigate social justice and issues of equity throughout the research process. We do this through a focus on research ethics and regulatory compliance. This makes it so all research plans that involve humans are developed with the treatment of those humans in mind – specifically with a lens of autonomy, respect, justice, care, and equity. Come chat with us! Two sessions at 11:30 & 1:30.

12:00 PM | Keynote Panel Luncheon – Talley Student Union, Piedmont Ballroom
Please see below for details.

1:30 PM | Poster Viewing Block 2

1:30 PM | IRB Ethics Talk – Talley Student Union, Room 3220
It is not always clear as to how to incorporate good social justice practices within research practices in the field. IRB helps researchers navigate social justice and issues of equity throughout the research process. We do this through a focus on research ethics and regulatory compliance. This makes it so all research plans that involve humans are developed with the treatment of those humans in mind – specifically with a lens of autonomy, respect, justice, care, and equity. Come chat with us! Two sessions at 11:30 & 1:30.

1:30 PM | Student Roundtables – Talley Student Union, Room 3210
Closed session. Only for students who have submitted to be a part of the student roundtables.

2:00 PM | Oral Presentations – Talley Student Union, Room 3285
Open to the public oral presentations. More information forthcoming regarding speakers.

4:00 PM | WomensNC Scholars – Talley Student Union, Currituck-Hatteras Ballroom
Come learn about the WomensNC Scholars program and engage in the research of this year’s scholars who visited the UN and carried out research around gender and equity.

5:00 PM | Mixer with Womxn of Color Abroad – Talley Student Union, Piedmont Ballroom
Join us for our closing dessert mixer. The mixer will have opportunities to engage with departments/colleges/units across campus engaged in Gender & Equity work as well as offer an opportunity to learn more about equity research.

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Hashtags of the day: #preachanddo #equiTEA #GERS19

Keynote Luncheon Panel

Womxn of color have varied experiences when studying, working, living and traveling abroad. Many of these experiences are often left out of the mainstream narrative, which underscores how travel enhances white womxn’s perceptions of the world. By contrast, this interactive panel discussion will provide a platform for those who identity as Womxn of Color to share their experiences and discuss how being abroad has impacted their perspectives on equity in relation to race, class, gender, sexuality, citizenship, and accessibility for all bodies.

Speakers and panelists include Dr. Blair Kelley, Kory Saunders, Dr. Sachelle Ford, Claudia Rodriguez, Asia King, Hannah Rainey, and Haddy Njie. 

Poster Presentation

Stop by to engage scholars in poster research presentations. Currently confirmed presentations include:

  • Marissa Personette | Who Steps In? Bystander Intervention In Cases of Sexual Assault On College Campuses
  • Duncan Anderson | Mapping Homicides of Transgender People in the United States: 2010-2018
  • Anna Hayes | Experiences of Women in International Education Leadership: A Qualitative Study
  • Aasta Thomas | All Power Exchange Must Be Negotiated: A Comparative Analysis of Constructions of Queer Identity in Modern Video Games
  • Leslie Woodley | Increasing Ease of Use of Compression Stockings
  • Michelle Nugent | Exploring URM Students’ Preferences for Learning Events That Take Place in Classrooms That Incorporate Active Learning Strategies
  • Carson Smith | Sociodemographic Diversity Training for Preservice Educators within North Carolina State University’s Department of Education as it Relates to Social Reproduction Theory
Oral Presentation

The following are oral presenters for the Gender & Equity Research Symposium. Each speaker will have 10 minutes to orate their research and facilitate question and answer. Join us to engage in their scholarship! 
Moderated by Arielle Johnson, Women’s Center Counseling Intern Student

  •  Brandy Reeves | Do Southern Mothers Abandon Their Children? Maternal Abandonment in the Contemporary Southern Novel
  • Mari Kate Mycek | Femininity, Carework, and Community Food Organizations
  • Kahlia Phillips | “Jezebel, the Virgin: A Critique of the Sex Positive Feminist Movement
  • Dr. Callie Womble Edwards | Gender: An unrecognized privilege enabling Black male student success
  • Kevin Singer | The Effect of Diversity on White, Christian, Politically Conservative Male Students
  • Jane Leer | Social determinants of early adolescents’ gender attitudes: Evidence from a behavior change intervention in Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire
  • Duncan Anderson | Mapping Transgender Homicides in the United States, 2011-2018: Visualizing the Unerased Project
  • Ashley McMillian | Mom Scholars: Present, Parenting, and Pursuing a Doctorate
  • Andrew Phillps | Developing Tactile Teaching Tools to Increase Inclusivity in Science Learning

EVENT DETAILS

Date: April 16, 2019
Location: Piedmont Mountains Ballroom
Prefunction: 3rd Floor

Deadlines

  • Presenters will be notified by March 6, 2019
  • RSVP for Keynote Luncheon by April 1, 2019

Hosted by the NC State University Women’s Center with support from our campus partners in The Study Abroad Office, NCSU Libraries, Women and Gender Studies, The African American Cultural Center, The Women of Welch Living and Learning Village, and the Department of Biological Sciences.

The 2019 Gender & Equity Research Symposium Committee
Angela Gay (NC State Women’s Center), Elizabeth Nelson (Women and Gender Studies), Hannah Rainey (NCSU Libraries), Alexa Carter (NCSU Libraries), Kory Saunders (Study Abroad), Sachelle Ford (The African American Cultural Center), Bri Elum (Women of Welch Living and Learning Village), Karey Harwood (Women and Gender Studies), Melissa Ramirez (Department of Biological Sciences).

PARKING

If you are attending the Gender & Equity Research Symposium from off campus you will need to pay for parking.

Visitors to Talley Student Union may park in the hourly pay lot on the lower level of the Coliseum Parking Deck. The lot entrance is on Dunn Avenue across from the bus stop. Please see below for a campus parking map.

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FOR ACCOMMODATIONS

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NC State will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Requests can be served more effectively if notice is provided at least 10 days before the event. For more information, please contact Angela Gay at 919.513.0929.