Thursday, October 11, 2012

AAUW Fall Conference

The AAUW-MA (American Association of University Women) will hold its annual Fall Conference on Saturday, October 27th at UMASS-Dartmouth, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will take place in the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center (ATMC) at 151 Martine Street, Fall River.

This year's conference will focus on "Women and Politics" and will feature a panel discussion on voting rights, health and education issues, and House & Senate bills directly impacting women. Members of the panel are Mary Lu Bilek, Dean and Professor of Law at UMass School of Law; Melissa Cranford, Medical Student at Brown University; and Dr. Juli Parker, Director of the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality, UMass Dartmouth and Co-Chair/founding member of Bristol County Commission on the Status of Women.

In addition, participants will view Miss Representation, a documentary written, directed and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. The documentary explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

Full conference details and registration information can be found at

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