Associated Students Gender and Sexuality Equity Center at CSU, Chico Will Host 18th Annual Women’s Conference: Space for EveryBODY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 10-28-2016

Joe Wills
Public Affairs
530-898-4142

The Associated Students Gender and Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) at California State University, Chico is hosting the 18th Annual Women’s Conference: Space for EveryBODY.

The conference will be held on Nov. 5 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium at CSU, Chico, with check-in starting at 10:30 a.m. Early registration is available online for this free, family-friendly event that is open to everyone.

The goal of the conference is to bring awareness and focus on our theme of women and bodies by hosting breakout sessions that cover topics such as aging, HIV, home birth, diversity in body size and more.

The keynote speaker will take the stage from 11:10-11:40 a.m., followed by the first breakout session from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

A lunch break will take place from 1-2 p.m., followed by a second breakout session from 2-3:15 p.m.

Both breakout sessions will have three workshop options, including a workshop led by Kate Cahill focusing on HIV Status and a workshop about home birth and midwifery led by Licensed Midwife Katarra Shaw.

There will also be a discussion on body size diversity and women’s health facilitated by two CSU, Chico faculty members, Department of Health and Community Services Assistant Professor Lindsay Briggs and Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences Professor Michelle Morris. Morris is also a faculty member in the University's Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

The third breakout session will be followed by the day's final event, a student panel that will take place from 3:20-4 p.m.

For more information about the GSEC and the conference, please email asgsec.wom@csuchico.edu.

The Associated Students Gender & Sexuality Equity Center (GSEC) is a student-run activist organization that strives to empower all students through its four programs: the Women’s Program, the Queer Program, the Trans Program and the Outreach Program. The GSEC challenges societal norms that have been used to oppress and marginalize by providing opportunities for leadership, personal development and referral services. We offer a safe and inclusive space where the campus and community can effectively support the academic mission of the university.

The Women’s Program utilizes intersectional Feminist ideologies to offer educational opportunities and programs that are centered in diverse women’s experiences. This program seeks to create and sustain a safe university environment that promotes the personal, educational and professional growth of all women.

 

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