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Global Women's Rights Forum 2012. Women Speaking
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Global Women's Rights Forum 2012. Conference.
Global Women's Rights Forum 2012. Conference.
Woman speaking
Global Women's Rights Forum 2012. Woman speaking.

Forum Schedule



6:00-8:00 p.m., McLaren Conference Center 250 & 251
*Reception at 6:00 p.m., Performance at 6:30 p.m.*

Feminist Art in Movement: The Sarah Bush Dance Project and a presentation of work from local artists

GWRF 2015 Sara BushThe Sarah Bush Dance Project (SBDP) is a contemporary dance company based in Oakland. Led by  Artistic Director Sarah Bush, SBDP has brought Urban Contemporary dance to venues throughout the Bay Area since 1999. Sarah Bush creates dances that show strong, emotional, well-rounded women — dances that inspire all women to feel better about our place in the world. The company explores issues of identity, gender, and sexuality within the broader themes of love, relationships, loss, power and empowerment.



6:30-8 p.m., Fromm Hall, Maier Room

Engendering Immigration Justice 

This evening will focus on the ways in which immigration policies at the international, national, and local levels are affected by gender and other intersecting relations of power, and show how women are organizing to achieve a more just and humane immigration politics. Professor Maylei Blackwell, Chicano/a Studies, UCLA, an interdisciplinary scholar activist, is author of ¡Chicana Power! Contested Histories of Feminism in the Chicano Movement, published with University of Texas Press. Mujeres Unidas y Activas is a grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women with a mission of promoting personal transformation and building community power for social and economic justice.


MONDAY, March 9

6:30-8:00p.m., Fromm Hall, Maier Room

Social Media, The Web, Women’s Rights and Sexuality:  A Conversation between Jac sm Kee and Rose Aguilar 

Jac sm Kee is the coordinator for the Violence Against Women and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) project for the Association of Progressive Communications (APC), including the global campaigns Take Back the Tech and ERotics. In Malaysia she manages a nationwide research project for Sisters in Islam, is co-founder of Knowledge & Rights with Young People through Safer Spaces, and of an artists’ and activists’ collective organizing around gender and civil and political rights. Rose Aguilar is a progressive journalist and the host of the daily open-line program on the public radio station KALW.  


6:30-8 p.m., Fromm Hall, Maier Room

Consent? A Dialog with Women Student-Leaders on Sexual Assault in the U.S.

Panelists include Sofie Karasek, a journalist and student at UC Berkeley and a member of End Rape on Campus. Aryle Butler also went to Berkeley and is a member of End Rape on Campus. This program is being developed with the support of the USF Office of Student Conduct, Rights & Responsibilities. The program will also include spoken word from students.


Sofie Karasek is an anti-sexual violence activist and co-founder of End Rape on Campus. She Sofie Karasekspearheaded two 31-person federal complaints against the University of California, Berkeley, where she is currently a senior studying Political Economy. Sofie has also been a leading advocate for California's groundbreaking affirmative consent law, and has been featured in national and international media including The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian,, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Marie Claire.

Butler, Aryle GWRF 2015Aryle Butler is a survivor, activist, advocate and student at the University of California, Berkeley currently in her final year working toward her B.A. She's been involved in the filing of 3 federal complaints against UC Berkeley, worked to craft California Senate Bill 967 the "yes means yes" bill, and has received recognition from the non-profit organization Futures Without Violence for her activism work. She hopes to work with human trafficking survivors, particularly those from Eastern Europe.




All events are free and open to the public! 

For more information, contact Lydia B. Fedulow ( or 415-422-5152).