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"On the Front Lines: Women's Activism in New Immigrant   Communities"

Friday, March 2 - Saturday March 3, 2001   Third Annual Women's History Month Conference
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

A new wave of immigrants from the global South-Latin America  and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, Africa and the Middle East-has changed the face of U.S. movements for  social justice.  With women often in the lead, immigrants constitute the most dynamic force in the revived labor  movement, and they've brought new energy and new ideas to feminist organizing, campaigns against racism, struggles for  civil liberties, and other democratic causes.  This interdisciplinary conference will focus on women's activism  in these contexts.

We welcome proposals for papers, panels, workshops, and  performances on all aspects of women's organizing in new immigrant communities, among earlier immigrants from the   same parts of the globe, and in their countries of origin. Students and activists are especially invited to  participate.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

Gender Issues in Immigrant Communities
Immigrant Worker Organizing
Feminist Projects
Lesbian Activism
Diasporic Cultures
Mail Order Brides
Organizing for Immigrants' Rights
Health and Environmental Issues
Immigration Law and its Impact
Bilingual Education
INS Detention
Religion and Activism
Violence Against Women
Generational Differences
Media Representations of Immigrants
Transnational Solidarity

Please send a short abstract and c.v. to:

Mary Reynolds, Associate Director
Women's History Graduate Program
Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY 10708
Phone: 914-395-2405   Fax: 914-395-2663


Presenters will be notified by December 22, 2000

Board of Advisors: Anannya Bhattacharjee (Unitarian  Universalist Veatch Program), Luis Francia (SLC), Priscilla  Murolo (SLC), Eric Popkin (SLC), Shahnaz Rouse (SLC).


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