The Multiple Faces of Activism: Feminism in the 21st Century

March 14-15th, 2014


 

This year’s conference will discuss the multiple ways of performing activism in the 21st Century: through teaching, scholarship, practice, performance, and community service.  Please join us to hear graduate and undergraduate students from 17 disciplines discuss their work.

 


 

Keynote Speaker: Vanessa Valenti

A Hillman Prize winner and named by Gloria Steinem as one of the young women that inspire her to believe the feminist movement continues, Vanessa has been working with grassroots initiatives, major national organizations, political campaigns and academic institutions for nearly a decade with the goal of evangelizing online activism and illustrating how the internet has shifted the landscape for movement-building. 

Vanessa will be giving her keynote speech on Friday, March 14th at 3:30pm in Simmons Hall 111 at the University of Akron.  Her talk is free and open to all University of Akron students, faculty, and registered conference attendees.

 


 

Conference Details

The conference will kick off on Friday afternoon with a performance, discussion panel, and keynote speaker followed by a social in downtown Akron.  ***All events on Friday are free and open to University of Akron students and faculty.  Those who are not UA students or faculty are asked to register for the conference to attend.***

Presentations will be all day on Saturday, March 15th.  A complimentary breakfast and lunch will be included for all attendees.  Registration is required.

Friday, March 14th

12:00pm: Registration, Simmons Hall 111

12:30pm Opening Remarks

12:45pm Performance, "Under Our Skin" by Antioch Students

2:00pm: Discussion Panel, featuring representatives from ACCESS, Inc., Battered Women's Shelter, Bridges Over Poverty, Community Aids Network/Akron Pride Initiative, MOSAIC, Planned Parenthood, and the Rape Crisis Center

3:30pm: Keynote Speaker, Vanessa Valenti

5:30pm: Social Event, downtown Akron at Paolo's

Saturday, March 15th

7:30-8:30am: Registration/Breakfast

8:30am: Opening Remarks

9:00-10:00am: Sessions 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3

10:15-11:15am: Session 2.1, 2.2

11:30-12:30pm: Poster Session 3.1

12:30-1:30pm: Lunch

1:45-2:45pm: Session 4.1, 4.2, 4.3

3:00-4:00pm: Session 5.1, 5.2, 5.3

4:00-5:00pm: Vocal Performance of My Black Is Beautiful by Dara Sherman, Closing Remarks, Awards

 


 

Social Event

We would like to invite conference attendees to join us on Friday, March 14th after our introductory speaker for a social event in downtown Akron at Paolo's for a chance to network with other conferences attendees.

 


 

Conference Awards

Presenters are encouraged to apply for our Emerging Scholar Award.  This award recognizes exemplary scholarship as demonstrated in research, education, and related academic activities that seek to further feminist research, practice, teaching, and/or activism.  This award also recognizes a student with a demonstrated commitment to women's and gender issues.  For more information and submission details, please see here: Emerging_Scholar_Award

All conference attendees are encouraged to apply for our Student Activist Award.  This award was created to recognize a student who has demonstrated initiative and sustained commitment to community activism.  For more information and submission details, please see here: CROW_Student_Activist_Award

 


 

Hotel Accommodations

The following hotels are located near the University of Akron.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

2.2 miles from the University of Akron

898 Arlington Ridge East, Akron, OH

http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/akron/cakoh/hoteldetail

Red Roof Inn

2.2 miles from the University of Akron

2939 South Arlington Road, Akron, OH

http://www.redroof.com/property/Akron/OH/44312/-/RRI207/

Country Inn & Suites

3.6 miles from the University of Akron

1420 Main Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

http://www.countryinns.com/cuyahoga-falls-hotel-oh-44221/ohcuyaho

Quality Inn

4.3 miles from the University of Akron

2677 Gilchrist Road, Akron, Ohio

http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-akron-ohio-OH550

Sheraton Suites

4.3 miles from the University of Akron

1989 Front St, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

http://www.sheratonakron.com/


 

Payments

The early registration conference fee is:

     $15 for presenters and volunteers

     $20 for attendees

To register early, please download and follow the instructions on our registration form attached to our conference brochure: CROW_Conference_Flyer_2014

Registration will be accepted on site via cash or check at an increased rate:

     $25 for presenters and volunteers

     $40 for attendees

 


 

Parking


Parking is free of charge at any of the lots designated for commuters (“C” lots) on the weekends. We suggest parking at the North Campus Parking Deck (Lot 26) located across the street from the College of Arts and Sciences on Buchtel Avenue or Lot 14 on the corner of Buchtel Avenue and S. Union Street.

Please go to this link for a detailed map with lots for parking: http://www.uakron.edu/resources/campusMapNew/


 

Conference Location
 

Conference registration will take place at Simmons Hall 111 beginning at 12:00pm on Friday and in the atrium of the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences beginning at 7:30am on Saturday. 

Directions for those new to the University of Akron can be found by following this link: http://www.uakron.edu/about_ua/visiting/directions.dot

From the North

(Cuyahoga Falls/East Cleveland)
Route 8 South. Exit Buchtel Avenue/Carroll Street. Turn right onto Buchtel Avenue. Follow Buchtel Avenue until you reach the College of Arts and Sciences on your left.  Various parking decks and lots are located across the street.

From the West

(Montrose, Summit Mall, Medina, and West Cleveland)
I-77 South/I-76 East. Exit Wolf Ledges. Turn left onto Wolf Ledges and follow for about a half mile. Wolf Ledges goes underneath a bridge. Take the first street on your left, which is Wolf Ledges Parkway. Wolf Ledges Parkway will dead end into University Ave.  Turn right onto University Ave, followed by an immediate left onto Hill St., and finally another immediate right onto Buchtel Ave.  The North Campus Parking lot will be the first parking deck on your left.

From the East

(Youngstown)
I-76 West to Route 8 North. Exit Buchtel Avenue/Carroll Street. Turn left at the second light which is Buchtel Avenue. Follow Buchtel Avenue until you reach the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences and the various parking decks and lots located across the street.

From the South

(Canton)
I-77 North to Route 8 North. Exit Buchtel Avenue/Carroll Street. Turn left at the second light which is Buchtel Avenue. Follow Buchtel Avenue until you reach the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences and the various parking decks and lots located across the street.

 


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