SWS Virtual Student and Junior Community Scholar Symposium (SJCSS)
October 12-14, 2023
Cost: Free to SWS members; voluntary registration fee of $20 for non-members of SWS***
Thursday, October 12, 2023
11:30 am – 12:45 pm EDT – Moving Towards a Queer Future Within the Bounds of the Classroom
At a time when equity-focused instruction is under attack, we explore how our classrooms can offer an opportunity to disrupt the ruling relations of academic institutions that are rooted in systemic oppression through embracing feminist pedagogies, centering empathy in course instruction, and critically reflecting on how instructors’ identities and ways of knowing can be sources of power and community building in the classroom. In this panel, we would think through how power and practice within the academy interact with our work to reimagine the classroom as a place of equity, a site for building queer utopias.
Friday, October 13, 2023
1:30 pm EDT – 2:45 pm EDT – SWS Town Hall Meeting
Hosted by SWS Co-Presidents, Mary Osirim and Melanie Heath
Please join us for this SWS Town Hall Meeting where we will first have a presentation of SWS’ financial position before we discuss SWS’ efforts to work toward diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in all of our programming. We initiated this dialogue in Philadelphia at the Summer Business Meeting. We want to hear from you about the ways in which SWS can improve to meet the needs of our members. We invite you to review the SWS Mission Statement in preparation for this meeting.
Saturday, October 14, 2023
11:30 am – 12:30 pm EDT – SWS Student Town Hall: Queer Inclusion at SWS
In this co-facilitated Town Hall meeting, members are encouraged to continue discussions that began in Philadelphia during the 2023 SWS summer meeting about the need for sustained institutionalized support for 2SLGBTQIA+ members. Particular emphasis will be provided for discussions concerning the types of intersectional supports and resources necessary for QTBIPOCs, disabled, trans, enbies, and additional folx who continue to be marginalized within Queer and institutionalized spaces. The goal of this Town Hall is to begin the process of moving beyond discussion so that we can begin generating tangible action-oriented practices that can be implemented by SWS, as the institution continues striving for radical inclusion. Discussions and actions.
For more information on the SWS Virtual Student and Junior Community Scholar Symposium (SJCSS), please visit: https://socwomen.org/sws-virtual-student-and-junior-community-scholar-symposium-sjcss/