Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Guest post: A little bit of reader help please

Hello Handmirrovians!

Julie has kindly let me do a guest post this week.

My name is Sophia and I am currently the Co-President of the New Zealand Union of Students’ Association and next year I will be the National Women’s Rights Officer.

As part of my role I have to organise three conferences each year, with a two day conference in January for female student executive members.

The purpose of Women’s conference in January is to provide interesting and useful workshops for female executive members, provide practical training and also create a cohesive and functional Tertiary Women’s Focus Group.

As you can imagine, we get a diverse group of women attending Women’s conference, so I want to create a ‘smorgasbord’ of workshops that can hopefully give everyone attending a ‘taste’ of different issues happening for women in education and wider civil society.

I’ve got a few ideas already of some workshops, but would very much appreciate any ideas any readers might have, speakers that would be interesting to listen to, or any thought provoking research that could be presented.


Thanks S - readers please add your suggestions in comments :-)


Sophia said...

I also forgot to include my email if people want to email me - nwro@students.org.nz :)

spikybombshell said...

Have a look at the sociological association of nz and maybe get into contact...

Have just been at their conference in November and they had some incredible papers and research presented by female researchers/lecturers/students looking at a range of issues. They might be able to get you in touch with some people for your conference.

Good luck :)

Anonymous said...

how about a session on making all student union fees voluntary ?

Azlemed said...

I loved going to WRO training in 1999, and still count some of those women as friends... maybe something on how to deal with sexist pricks who undermine wro's and try to publicly humiliate them.... would have been very useful for when it happened to me...

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