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Women's Studies conference
scheduled for March 27
March 8, 1999

The eleventh annual women and gender conference will take place on Saturday, March 27, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The day will include sessions dealing with current issues on women and gender and will be held in the Student Union. The event is hosted by the Women's Studies Program and is free and open to the public.

The conference consists of scholarly work on women or gender presented by people affiliated with the academic community as well as those from institutions with a non-academic focus. The day will be divided into four sessions, on topics including: women refusing silence; women in elected politics; domestic violence and cultural interpretation; women and sports; women in prison; perspectives of early American women; women as entrepreneurs ; and constructing identities in patriarchal contexts. The keynote address at 1 p.m., Rethreading Community Among Maya Ixil Women (of Guatemala), will be given by M. Brinton Lykes

of Boston College and Isabel Ana Laynez Caba and Ana Caba Mateo of the Association of Maya Ixil Women.

Advance registration is encouraged but not required. Registration forms may be sent by Wednesday, March 24, to Donna May, Women's Studies Program, Beach Hall, U-2181, or by e-mail to: