Gender Issues at Forefront of Event
Jader, Gwen H., Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Gwen H. Jader Daily Herald Correspondent
Jacqueline Woods, executive director of the American Association of University Women, will be the keynote speaker at a gender conference at the College of Lake County on April 11.
Sponsored by the college's Women's Center, the conference is titled "Voices, Visions and Visionaries: Conversations on Gender at the Community College."
The first such event held at the college, the event is from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The conference will serve as a forum for community college members, especially students, to come together to share their experiences on gender issues that affect their lives in and outside the classroom, said Teresa Aguinaldo, an English instructor and founder of the Women's Center.
"Our students come from diverse backgrounds and cultures, and they don't always get a chance to voice their concerns, daily struggles, ideas or achievements. This is an opportunity to engage in conversations that will reflect on gender identity and how it impacts them," Aguinaldo said.
The program will feature workshops focusing on topics ranging from Women in Star Trek to examining children's picture books from a feminist perspective. There are three blocks of hour-long sessions throughout the day.
Vending tables, raffles and information on CLC clubs and local organizations will be located in the auditorium. …