Activist Marjorie Agosín to Keynote Global Gender Justice Symposium

Posted: April 11, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Ryann Doyle

The Gender Justice Research Community, a faculty and graduate student initiative of the Women and Gender Studies Program at Mason, is sponsoring a one-day Global Gender Justice symposium on Thursday, April 17, on the Fairfax Campus.

The keynote speaker is Marjorie Agosín, poet, essayist, human rights activist and winner of numerous awards for her human rights work as well as her achievements in Latino literature.

Agosín, a native of Chile, is especially interested in bridging collective and personal suffering as a way to empower distressed individuals and communities. She does this by sharing her personal stories and her unique family background through literature.

Panel discussions feature Mason faculty and graduate students, as well international scholars.

Panel topics scheduled are

  • War and Genocide

  • Legal Landscapes

  • Cultural Dynamics

  • Activism

This event is open to the entire Mason community. Events will be held in the Johnson Center Cinema and Student Union Building II.

For more information about the Global Gender Justice symposium, visit the web site.

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