The Independent School Gender Project, The Human Development Institute, and The Hotchkiss School are pleased to invite you to join us for a very special conference:
The Fifth Annual Conference for Girls and Women
June 21 - 23, 2012 at The Hotchkiss School
Women in our culture are a fifty billion dollar business. TV, movies, magazines, music, and the Internet tell us how to look, what to wear, how to please a man, what we should want, and who we should be. These messages are pervasive; some of them are glaring while others are so subtle that we hardly know we are being influenced. The 5th Independent School Gender Project Conference at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut will bring together women and girls from schools across the United States and beyond to help us identify the impact of these messages and strengthen our unique voices in our schools and in the world. Speakers, workshops, and conversations will address ways that women and girls can support ourselves, our relationships, our bodies, and our lives.
Keynote speakers, Jennifer Pozner, Sofia Quintero, and Youth-In-Action Speaker Brittan Berry, along with more than 20 workshop presenters, will inspire students, faculty, parents and trustees to return to their schools with curricular and personal strategies for celebration and change.
Workshop topics include:
- The Media’s Impact on Women of Color
- Food as Fuel: Messages about Nutrition
- What is Feminism?
- Miss-Representation of Women in the Media
- The Seven Myths of Cool
- Healthy Hookups and Responsible Relationships
- Participants will also consider the results of the latest INDEPENDENT SCHOOL GENDER PROJECT SURVEY. Since 1995, this important study has been engaged in research and discussion related to the experience of girls and women in independent schools. The latest research data will be presented and we invite schools to actively address the issues raised by this data.