Women, gender studies conference March 19-21

Staff reports

“Revolutionary Women” is the theme of Wilkes University’s annual Women’s and Gender Studies Conference taking place from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 20, and Friday, March 21, in the Henry Student Center.

The event, which is free and open to the public, includes 30 sessions with a focus on research, engagement and awareness.

The conference is co-sponsored by King’s College, with students and faculty from King’s and Wilkes making presentations.

The keynote address and screening will be at King’s, with all other events held at Wilkes.

The Wednesday, March 19, keynote presentation explores the issues of sexual violence on college campuses.

Melinda Henneberger, political writer for the Washington Post and contributor to the Post’s “She the People” blog, will present a lecture “Revolution Needed: The Ongoing Wrong of Sexual Violence on College Campuses.”

Henneberger’s lecture will focus on the culture that permits sexual violence at 7 p.m. in the Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, at King’s College.

Henneberger recently drew attention to the problem of sexual assault on college campuses by writing about the University of Notre Dame’s attempts to bury reports of sexual assault perpetrated by its football players.