UTEP to Host Binational Seminar on Gender and Peace

When: Friday, March 24, 2017, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: El Paso Natural Gas Conference Center, UTEP campus

Scholars from the United States and Mexico will discuss gender equality and violence against women at the Catedra Internacional Marcela Lagarde y de Los Ríos Binational Seminar on “Gender, Equity and Peace.” The event is free and open to the public.

Lagarde is an anthropologist, scholar and one of the most influential feminist voices in Latin America and the Spanish-speaking world. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Lagarde will not be in attendance. However, panelists will discuss issues relevant to Lagarde’s legacy.

Topics include culture and gender politics; feminism; human trafficking of girls and youth; gender studies; the effects of stigma and discrimination in Colombian refugees in Ecuador; ethics and human rights; the political economy of incest; progress and regressions for Oaxacan women coffee growers; and sexual orientation and gender identity in the context of human rights.

The event is being organized by the Chicano Studies and Women’s Gender and Studies programs in UTEP’s College of Liberal Arts and the UTEP Department of Social Work in the College of Health Sciences.

For a list of panelists or to see the agenda, visit genderandpeace.utep.edu/.