[EDEQUITY] "Beyond the Gender Wars" Symposium

From: Jordan-Meldrum, Janalee (MELDRUMJ@aauw.org)
Date: Fri Jun 23 2000 - 11:09:52 EDT

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    For a symposium on moving "Beyond the 'Gender Wars' "
    sponsored by the AAUW Educational Foundation

    The discussion of gender equity and education over the last ten years has
    developed as something of a zero sum game between the sexes-an argument
    which group faces the most problems in school, with an implication that as
    one group gains, the other loses.

    The AAUW Educational Foundation's symposium is intended to move beyond the
    "who is the real victim?" debate in the "gender wars" over education. The
    public forum on September 15 will convene prominent scholars writing about
    boys and girls to share insights, identify areas of common concern, and
    discuss how we might think more critically about gender issues in

    Participants include:

    * Columnist and author Ellen Goodman, chair
    * William Pollack, Harvard University, author of Lost Boys
    * Patricia Hersch, author of A Tribe Apart
    * James Garbarino, Cornell University, author of Real Boys
    * Michael Kimmel, SUNY-Stony Brook, author of Masculinities
    * Susan Bailey, Wellesley Center for Research on Women, principal
               author of How Schools Shortchange Girls
    * Lynn Phillips, New School for Social Research, author of The
    * Toni Clewell, The Urban Institute, co-author of Breaking the
    * Barrie Thorne, U.C. Berkeley, author of Gender Play

    AND OTHERS....

    Date: September 15, 2000
    Location: National Press Club, Washington, DC
                         First Amendment Room
    Time: 10:00-12:00

    This forum is free, but seating will be limited. For more information,
    contact Amy Beckrich, Program Assistant, AAUW Educational Foundation,
    202/728-7602 or beckricha@aauw.org.

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