President Barack Obama, still campaigning in October of 2008, responded to our inquiry of all candidates: “What would you do to promote CEDAW, the Equal Rights Amendment, and the advancement of women?”
Registration is now open for the 4th Biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues, scheduled for October 17-19 in Seneca Falls, New York. A collaborative effort coordinated by WILL and the University Alliance, the Dialogues focus on the continuing struggle for human rights.
The March Call for Dialogues yielded numerous responses. A total of 15 topics were selected by the Alliance for presentation, to be facilitated by groups traveling from as far away as Kent State and Indiana Universities.
Past biennial events have drawn nearly 200 participants, mainly students, professors and women’s studies program directors, and women’s rights activists.
While there is a cost to participate, the conference planners have kept the registration fees to a minimum. Student registration costs $50. Non-student registration is $125. For those who wish to attend just the dinner and/or brunch, each featuring keynote speakers, tickets for those events can be purchased separately (see registration information here).
In order to make the event affordable for everyone, a limited number of scholarships which cover both registration and hotel assistance are available to students. Students must send an informal scholarship request to Conference Co-Chair Angela Clark-Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org. All scholarship requests must be received prior to September 11. Applicants must submit information concerning the nature of their financial need, including the lack of other financial resources to support their participation.
The Women’s Institute for Leadership & Learning (WILL) joined with the
Women’s Interfaith Institute on International Women’s Day, March 8, to present the fourth in a series of unique opportunities to see and hear Elizabeth Cady Stanton speak.