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20th Annual Women's Studies Conference

"WOMEN AND LABOR: AT HOME, AT WORK, AT HOME, AROUND THE GLOBE"

ON THE CAMPUS OF SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY

 Friday, April 20, 2012 and Saturday, April 21, 2012


Keynote Speakers:
Delores Huerta (Saturday, April 21)

Lilly Ledbetter (Friday, April 20)

Delores HuertaDolores Huerta founded the Agricultural Workers Association, launched the National Farm Workers Association with Cesar Chavez, and was instrumental in the enactment of the Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975. Today, Huerta continues to work tirelessly serving as voluntary president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, developing leaders, and advocating for the working poor, women and children.

For more information about Ms. Huerta's accomplishments, please visit her foundation's website.

Lilly LedbetterLilly Ledbetter became a women's equality activist after the Supreme Court ruled against her in the case of Ledbetter vs. Good Year Tire and Rubber Company. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act helps ensure that workers who are discriminated on the basis of gender have a fair chance to sue their employers.

For more information on this matter, please watch this interview.

TENTATIVE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE                                

CAMPUS MAP*

*All conference events will take place in Engleman Hall (Building 10) and the Michael J. Adanti Student Center (Building 14).