Thursday, February 28, 2013

International Women's Day Panel Discussion: March 1

International Women's Day
Panel Discussion
With University of Rhode Island Distinguished International Visiting Scholar
Dacia Maraini
Each woman will receive a yellow mimosa flower at the door
Light Refreshments Provided

Swan Hall Auditorium, Friday March 1st, 4.30-7.00pm
Free and open to the public

Opening remarks
University of Rhode Island
President David Dooley
Provost Donald DeHayes
Arts & Sciences Dean Winnie Brownell

Anne Marie D'Attelo, National Organization of Italian American Women.

Elvira Di Fabio, Harvard University:
"The International Women's Day."

First Panel: Literature
Catherine Sama, University of Rhode Island:
"Teaching and Studying Italian Women Writers in the U.S."

Susan Amatangelo, College of Holy Cross:
"Dacia Maraini's Women Warriors."

Stacy Giufre, Assumption College:
"Defining diversity: Textual, Temporal, and Transnational Spaces in Dacia Maraini’s La nave per Kobe."

Tommasina Gabriele, Wheaton College:
"The Reconstruction of Maternal Desire: Dacia Maraini's La nave per Kobe."

Anna Cafaro, Bard College:
"Violence on Women in Saverio La Ruina's Theater."

Mary Cappello, University of Rhode Island:
“Dimmi! Senti!: Sicily as Point of Departure, and Point of Return.” 

Second Panel: Social Issues

Jody Lisberger, University of Rhode Island:
"Border Crossings."

Ping Xu, University of Rhode Island:
"The Gender Gap in China."

Jeannie Salomon, Cultural Society of East Bay:
"Chinese-American Women."

Ana Lita, Global Bioethics Initiative:
"Human Eggs Marketing."

Donna HughesUniversity of Rhode Island:
"Modern Global Slavery."

Closing Remarks
Dacia Maraini, University of Rhode Island Distinguished International Visiting Scholar.

Moderator & Organizer
Michelangelo La Luna, University of Rhode Island.

URI Office of the President, the Provost Office, the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Harrington School of Communication and Media, and the Departments of Languages, English, Gender and Women's Studies, Theatre and Communication Studies.