As a part of your attendance, please consider bringing a donation of feminine hygiene products — in the form of unopened boxes of tampons, pads, and pantyliners for all ages and sizes — in support of BRAWS: Bringing Resources to Aid Women’s Shelters. BRAWS is a 501(c)(3) organization based in Vienna, VA that has donated thousands of feminine hygiene products and new bras and underwear to over 40 area shelters and approximately 4,000 women and girls in the DC metro area since January 2015.
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
9:30 — 9:45 a.m.
Coffee & Networking
Welcome — Dean Shelley Broderick, University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC-DCSL)
Opening Remarks — Annamaria Steward, Director of Leadership & Strategic Development, DC Bar
Speaker Introduction — Professor Faith Mullen, UDC-DCSL
9:45 – 10:30 a.m.
Inequity Storytelling in Two Parts
Part 1: Stories of Personal Experience
Professor Jo Tyler, Penn State University
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Call to Action
“Professor Lyrical” — Dr. Peter Michael Plourde, UDC
10:45 – 11:30 a.m.
Gender Equity Talks (GET) Lightning Rounds
A series of 6-minute “lightning” talks to lay out the current landscape of gender issues in America today.
How Religious Refusals Rob Us of Reproductive Justice — Janel George, Director, Federal Reproductive Rights and Health National Women’s Law Center
Ending Campus Sexual Violence post-Obama Administration — Robin Runge, Adjunct Professor, George Washington University Law School
Casualties of the War on Drugs: The Mass Incarceration of Women in America — Monica Bhattacharya, LL.M. Candidate and Clinical Instructor
The House that Jane Crow Built — Professor Norrinda Hayat, Director, Housing and Consumer Law Clinic
Change the Conversation: Unpacking the Wage Gap — Vasu Reddy, Policy Counsel, National Partnership for Women & Families
Beyond Marriage: (In)Equality by Zip Code — Professor Laurie Morin, Director, Gender Justice Project
Islamophobia and Hate Crimes against Muslim Women — Professor Saleema Snow
The Impact of Disaster on Women and Children — Professor Susan Waysdorf
11:30 – 11:45 a.m.
11:45 – 12:15 p.m.
Join your speakers and other interested activists and policy-makers for a conversation about the gender equity issues raised during the morning session. This is an opportunity to cross-fertilize and share advocacy, policy, and litigation strategies to move us in the direction of gender equality.
12:15 – 12:45 p.m.
Break & pick up lunch
12:45 – 1:30 p.m.
Speed networking — Room 518
Hear from local and national advocacy organizations working on gender equity issues. Learn how you can volunteer and take action!