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Fifth Annual Women’s Conference: Vision and Peace

March 18 at 9:15 am - 6:15 pm
| Main Campus

9:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Richard Harris Terrace
Introduction and Welcome Remarks

Jungah Kim, Assistant Professor, English Department and Chair of Women’s Conference, BMCC
Marva Craig, Vice President of Student Affairs, BMCC
Victoria Apostol-Marius, Program Coordinator, Women’s Resource Center and Co-Chair of Women’s Conference, BMCC
Turquoise Juanita Martin, President, Sisterhood Society Club, BMCC Student


9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Richard Harris Terrace
PANEL I: Human Rights and Gender Justice

Sara Abouh, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Associate Protection Officer and Member of Sudanese Parliament
Somia El-Rowmeim, Women Empowerment Manager, Arab American Association of New York
Chaumtoli Huq, Found of Law @ the Margins and Associate Professor of Law, CUNY School of Law
Sally Jones, Chair, Peace Action Fund New York State
Anne Pollack, Executive Director and Founder, Crossing Point Arts
Moderator: Christine Farias,  Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, BMCC


11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Theater II
PANEL II: Teaching as Activism

Kayhan Irani, Founder, Artivista
Marci Littlefield, Associate Professor, Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice Department, BMCC
Syreeta McFadden, Lecturer, English Department, BMCC
Deborah Parker, Adjunct Lecturer, Health Education Department, BMCC
Diane Simmons, Professor, English Department, BMCC
Moderator: Lissette Acosta Corniel, Assistant Professor, Center for Ethnic Studies, BMCC

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Richard Harris Terrace
Greetings and Luncheon Keynote

Adele Kudish, Associate Professor, English Department and Co-Chair of Women’s HerStory Month, BMCC
Nicole Lopez-Jantzen, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences and Co-Chair of Women’s HerStory Month, BMCC
Cicely Horsham-Brathwaite, Director of Counseling Center and Interim Director of Women’s Resource Center, BMCC
Karrin Wilks, Interim President, BMCC
Keynote Speaker: Sunita Viswanath, Co-Founder, SADHANA
Conference Chair: Jungah Kim, Assistant Professor, English Department, BMCC

2:10 p.m.-3:10 p.m.
Theater II
Documentary Film Screening: Escaping ISIS, followed by PANEL III discussions
Note: This program contains graphic imagery and description of violence.

3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Theater II
Artist Talk: Comfort Women Wanted by Chang-Jin Lee, followed by PANEL III discussions

3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
Theater II
PANEL III: Transitional Examination of Gender Based Violence In War and Armed Conflincts

Laura Barberan-Reinares, Associate Professor of English, Bronx Community College
Yukiko Hanawa, Senior Lecturer, Department of East Asian Studies, New York University
Erin Kenny, Head of Technical Unit, Spotlight Initiative, United Nations
Chang-Jin Lee, Visual Artist
Grant Shubin, Deputy Legal Director, Global Justice Center
Moderator: Jungah Kim, Assistant Professor, English Department and Chair of Women’s Conference, BMCC

5:00 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
Hudson Room
PANEL IV: Making a Difference with Student Activism

Eddianne Alvarez, BMCC Student
Fifa Atef, BMCC Student and Co-Founder, Yemeni Women’s Association
Djenabou Bah, BMCC Student and Student Government Senator
Jessica Duque, Student Organizer at Pace University
Mary Ryan, Columbia University Student and Intern, NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault
Emily Shue, College Campus Organizer, WOMANKIND
Moderator: Victoria Apostol-Marius, Program Coordinator, Women’s Resource Center and Co-Chair of BMCC Women’s Conference

Conference Chair: Jungah Kim, Assistant Professor, English Department

Conference Co-Chair: Victoria Apostol-Marius, Program Coordinator, Women’s Resource Center and Co-Chair of Women’s Conference, BMCC

Conference Coordinators: Cicely Horsham-Brathwaite, Adele Kudish, Nicole Lopez-Jantzen, Deborah Parker

Conference Staff: Jauhara Buxo, Varsha Jagjit, Janice Ortiz-Gonzalez, Amanda Puitiza and Bianca La Salle

Artwork: Rabia Hussein, BMCC Alumna and Artist

This is a Co-Curricular Transcript (CCT) approved event. Program is subject to change. If you are bringing your class to an event, please let us know at (212) 220-8165 or email wrc@bmcc.cuny.edu.

Details
Date:
March 18
Time:
9:15 AM - 6:15 PM
Open to:
General Public
Location

Location

Main Campus
199 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007 United States