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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.
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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.


THURSDAY, March 5 

6:30-8:00 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 is an interdisciplinary scholar activist, oral historian, and author of ¡Chicana Power! ContestedBlackwell Mayle GWRF 2015 Histories of Feminism in the Chicano Movement, published with University of Texas Press. She is an Assistant Professor in the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana/o Studies and Women's Studies Department, and affiliated faculty in the American Indian Studies and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies.  Her research has two distinct, but interrelated trajectories that broadly analyze how women's social movements in the U.S. and Mexico are shaped by questions of difference factors such as race, indigeneity, class, sexuality or citizenship status and how these differences impact the possibilities and challenges of transnational organizing. 



Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) is a grassroots organization of Latina immigrant women with a mission of promoting personal transformation and building community power for social and economic justice.  Karina Muñiz, MUA Political Director, Maria Hernández, MUA Immigrant Rights Organizer and Enma Delgado, MUA member will be speakers at this event.


MONDAY, March 9 

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

Women Take Back the Tech:  Rights, Sexuality and Technology

This forum looks at how women are navigating the Internet, using technology to deal with on-line violence and harassment and reclaiming the technology for themselves and communities.

This program will be live streamed on


'15 GWRF Jac sm KeeJac sm Kee is a feminist activist and writer. She is the Manager of the Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme. Her areas of focus include internet governance, human rights and freedoms, sexuality, women’s rights, violence against women and the creative and strategic use of communications technologies for movement building and inclusive political engagement. Jac collaboratively initiated the award-winning global Take Back the Tech! Campaign. She is currently serving as a board member for the Association of Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), the New York chapter of Creating Resources for Empowerment and Action (CREA NY) and director of Centre for Independent Journalism, Malaysia (CIJ).


Rose AguilarRose Aguilar hosts Your Call, a public affairs radio show on KALW 91.7 FM. She is the founder of the Use Your Voice workshop series, is working on a new book about older women activists, and is preparing to launch a new radio show about investigative journalism. Rose is author of Red Highways: A Journey into the Heartland, and has written for AlterNet, Truthout, and The Nation.



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

Violence Among Us:  A Dialogue about Sexual Assault on Campus

Join survivors, student-leaders, journalists and leading academics in a panel discussion on one of the most important campus issues of our time - sexual assault.  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.

This program will be live streamed on


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.


Danielle Dirks 2015 GWRFDanielle Dirks is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Occidental College in Los Angeles. Her research focuses on punishment, racial justice, and violent victimization. Her work has been featured in the New York TimesNational Public Radio, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. She co-founded the national survivor advocacy organization, End Rape on Campus, and is the co-author of How Ethical Systems Change: Lynching and Capital Punishment and author of the forthcoming Confronting Campus Rape: Legal Landscapes, New Media, and Networked Activism.


Jenna RecuperoJenna Recupero is the Assistant Director for the Office of Student Conduct, Rights and Responsibilities. In this role she adjudicates cases pertaining to the violation of the University's Alcohol & Drug policy as well as serves as the Intake officer and an Investigator for Title IX related issues for USF's student population. She is able to utilize her skills and passion as a CA State Crisis Intervention Counselor with San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR) to better serve USF's students in their time of need. Jenna has been at USF since 2007 where she earned her MA in the Organization and Leadership Program in the School of Education and has since continued at USF full time in both the Housing & Student Conduct departments. Jenna serves as the Chair for the President's Advisory Committee for the Status of Women



 All events are free and open to the public! 

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