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Announcing the 2nd annual Portland State University Women's Studies
Friday, May 16, 2008 - 9:00am to Friday, May 16, 2008 - 4:00pm
Announcing the 2nd annual Portland State University Women's Studies
Student Colloquium
Friday, May 16th
Multicultural Center, Smith 228

PSU Women's Studies and the Multicultural Center are pleased to present the 2nd annual Women's Studies Student Colloquium on Friday, May 16th. This is a gathering of our community of students, faculty and alums which will highlight the excellent work of students doing research, writing and community projects in the context of gender, multicultural and women's studies.

This year's event features 16 undergraduate and graduate presenters from across disciplines. Some of the presentation topics include immigration and structures of power, sex work in a global context, and a roundtable on women and incarceration. The day-long event is free for everyone and includes a silent auction, refreshments, and keynote speakers Midori Takagi and Elizabeth Perry (bios below).

The Department of History and the PSU Women's Resource Center are also co-sponsoring this event. For more information about the colloquium, please contact Christa Orth, Women's Studies Faculty at or 503-725-8195.

Midori Takagi is an associate professor at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Western Washington University in Bellingham. She is the author of "Rearing Wolves to Our Own Destruction: Slavery in Richmond, Virginia, 1782-1865" as well as articles on Asian masculinity in martial arts films and female slave resistance. She is the finishing a short documentary called, "MediAsian," that examines the portrayal of Asians in Hollywood films in the late 20th century. The talk she will present at the colloquium is from her research on images of Asians in white women's magazines from 1900 to 1930.

Elizabeth Perry is founder of the Transciones, a program at Mt. Hood Community College which is a career planning and college preparation program for single parents, displaced homemakers or women who speak English as a second language. The talk she will present at the colloquium is about women of color in higher education.