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Under Pressure: Women, Oppression, and Leadership
Friday, October 31, 2008 - 9:00am to Friday, October 31, 2008 - 5:00pm
The Women's Resource Center at Portland State University is proud to announce their fall Feminisms Conference, entitled Under Pressure: Women, Oppression, and Leadership.

The conference will consist of both workshops and roundtable discussions designed to illuminate how gender oppression cannot be addressed without understanding oppression based on race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality. Workshops will examine how oppressions intersect to further marginalize and disenfranchise women, and address how marginalization hinders women from achieving their full potential. The conference will also provide a forum to build coalitions between campus groups working for social justice.

When:
Friday, October 31st, 2008
Where: Portland State University Smith Memorial Student Union
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Students, staff, and community members of all genders are invited to participate in the conference. Registration is free opens August 11, and will be accessible online through the conference website at http://www.wrc.pdx.edu/conference. Registration closes October 24th.

The Feminisms Conference is a student-led conference designed to bring together people from Portland State University and the greater Portland community in an effort to explore the many forms of feminism in relationship to current events and concerns.

The Women's Resource Center seeks to empower women and to encourage their active and equal participation in all levels of the university community and the larger society. We encourage the participation of ALL people in the community as we strive to provide a safe and supportive environment for self-identified women.

For more information, contact the Women's Resource Center at 503-725-5672 or visit http://www.wrc.px.edu