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“Women and Children Last?: Feminist Perspectives on Disaster Relief and Recovery”

Academics and practitioners to participate in March 8 Women’s Rights Law Reporter symposium

February 21, 2006 – 
The Women’s Rights Law Reporter at Rutgers School of Law–Newark will hold its annual symposium on Wednesday, March 8, from 12:30 – 4:30 pm. The theme is “Women and Children Last?: Feminist Perspectives on Disaster Relief.” Keynote speaker will be leading gender scholar Dr. Elaine Enarson of Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada. She will be followed by two panels of academics and practitioners. The first will discuss past policies and practices as they relate to women and disaster relief and recovery and the second will consider ways of advocating for members of marginalized communities, including immigrants, non-traditional families, and domestic violence victims, during disaster response.

The Women’s Rights Law Reporter, published by students at the School of Law-Newark, is the oldest legal periodical in the United States focusing exclusively on the field of women’s rights law. Founded in 1970, the journal formally affiliated with Rutgers law school in 1974.

12:35 – 1:35 pm
Elaine Enarson, Ph.D., Brandon University 
1:45 – 3:00 pm
Lessons Learned: Gender Analyses of Past Policies and Practices
Professor Suzanne Goldberg, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, moderator
Professor Julie Goldscheid, CUNY Law School 
Erica Williams, Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Professor Ayse Yonder, Pratt Institute
3:10 – 4:30 pm
Looking Ahead: Advocating for Marginalized Communities in Times of Crisis
Professor Twila Perry, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, moderator
Professor Sally Goldfarb, Rutgers School of Law–Camden
Amy Gottlieb, Esq., Immigrant Rights Program, American Friends Service Committee
Adrienne Lockie, Esq., Domestic Violence Advocacy Project, Rutgers School of Law–Newark
Professor Jane Spinak, Columbia Law School
When Wednesday, March 8, 2006
Where Rutgers School of Law–Newark