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Gathering at the Well Summaries

Spring 2013 Forum

Women & Activism

April 11, 2013 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Featured Speaker:
  • TBA

Spring 2012 Forum

"The F Word”: How Feminism Fits 
April 12, 2012 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Read news coverage of the event
  • Featured Speaker:
  • Jaclyn Friedman, Author, What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex & Safety

Spring 2011 Forum

Women as Makers: 
Creativity at Work, at Home, and in the Community

April 7, 2011 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Featured Speaker:
  • Mary Catherine Bateson, Internationally respected author of Composing a Life and Composing a Further Life

Spring 2010 Forum

Gray Hairs, Golden Opportunities:
Older Women and Work that Matters 

April 8, 2010 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Read news coverage of the event
  • Featured Speakers:
    Margaret Morganroth Gullette, Ph.D, Brandeis University
    Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Ph.D, Boston College

Spring 2009 Forum

Working Against Gender Based Violence:
Coordinating Community Change

April 2, 2009, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Featured Speaker:
    Rebecca Campbell, Michigan State University

  • Panel Discussions:
    Vicki Banyard, University of New Hampshire
    Kathy Kelley, Alternative House
    Sara Khun-Leng, Lowell Police Department
    Molyka Tieng, Lowell Community Health Center

  • Theatrical performance: interACT, Cal State University, Long Beach

Spring 2008 Forum
Reframing Homeland Security:
Building an Agenda for Justice and Care at Home,
at Work, and in the Community

April 3, 2008, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Featured Speaker: Cynthia Enloe, Ph.D., Clark University

  • Panel Discussions:
    Stories of Security at home, at Work, and in the Community
    Robin Toof, Chair, UMass Lowell Center for Family, Work, and Community
    Kate Lessard, Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers
    Cynthia deCasto, IBEW Local 1505, Raytheon Corporation

Spring 2007 Forum
Who Cares? The People, Policies & Politics of Carework

March 29, 2007, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Featured Speaker: Lisa Dodson, Boston College

  • Panel Discussions:
    Portraits of Elder Care in the United States 
    Susan Thompson, CWW Associate, Middlesex Community College (MCC),
    Rosenie Dorce, MCC, UMass Lowell,
    Ajahn Mangkone, Wat Buddhabhavana,
    Rita Ofori-Frimpong, MCC
    Paula Rayman, CWW Senior Associate, Department of Regional Economic and Social Development 

Spring 2006 Forum
Does Slavery Still Exist?
The Trafficking of Women and Children

April 6, 2006, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Featured Speakers:
    Jean L. Pyle, Center for Women and Work Senior Associate and Professor Emerita, Department of Regional Economic and Social Development
    Carol Gomez, Trafficking Victims Outreach and Services Network (TVOS)
    Kyla Mitsunaga, Master's Candidate, Harvard University

Spring 2005 Forum

Are Women Getting Even?
Women, Men and Wages

April 14, 2005, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Featured Speaker:
    Evelyn Murphy, Founding President of WAGE Project, Inc.; Resident Scholar, Brandeis Women Studies Research Center; and former Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts

  • Commentators:
    Susan Tucker, Massachusetts State Senator
    Lisa Brothers, VP & COO
    Judith Nitsch Engineering Inc. and UMass Lowell Class of 1984 Alum
    Oneida Blagg, UMass Lowell Director of Affirmative Action

Spring 2004 Forum - April 15, 2004
Creating a Caring Workplace: Trends and Visions

  • Featured Presentations:
    Kathleen Bailey, Dept. of Regional Economic and Social Development 
    Creating a Sense of Community within the Workplace, facilitated by Nina Coppens and the graduate level Community Social Pshychology Practicum

  • Panel Discussions:
    Kristin Esterberg, Associate Provost
    Joyce Taylor Gibson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Services
    Louise Griffin, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance
    Diana Prideaux-Brune, Vice Chancellor for Facilities

Spring 2003 Forum

Technology in Women's Lives:
Labor Saving or Enslaving?

April 11, 2003

  • Writeup: Reports from UMass Lowell's Shuttle

  • Featured Speakers:
    Roslyn Feldberg, Massachusetts Nursing Association
    Maria Papesh, Lowell National Historical Park
    Sivan Daniels, CWW Assistant, Department of Psychology

  • Discussion Panel:
    Susan Goodwin, UMass Lowell Vice Chancellor, Administration and Finance
    Rita Mercier, Mayor of Lowell
    Jeanne Osborn, Director, Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce
    Maureen Ridge, Public Services Director, SEIU Local 285

Spring 2002 Forum

How Are Women Changing the World?
Activists Bridging Differences
  • Writeup: Reports from UMass Lowell's Shuttle

  • Featured Speakers:
    Dorothy Burlage and Sue Thrasher, civil rights activists in the 1960s and two co-authors of Deep In Our Hearts: Nine White Women in the Freedom Movement

  • Stories from Local Activists:
    Maria Cunha, MCC
    Nancy Moore Diaz, Local Black Network 2000

  • RAWA (Revolutionary Association of Women in Afghanistan) presentation:
    Anne Brodsky and Alisia Lucksted, University of Maryland

Spring 2001 Forum

Can Women Work and Have a Life, Too?
  • Writeup: Reports from UMass Lowell's Shuttle and Lowell Sun

  • Featured Speakers:
    Randy Albelda, UMass Boston,
    Lotte Bailyn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Community Discussions:
    Ivette Rosario, MCC
    Lou Brady, Lowell Community Health Center
    Osvalda Rodriges, Mass Alliance of Portuguese Speakers
    Vichenny Keo-Sam, Casey Family Services 

Spring 2000 Forum

Is Discrimination Bad for Your Health?

  • Photos: Photos from 2000 forum

  • Writeup: Article from UMass Lowell's Shuttle

  • Featured Speakers:
    Karen Messing, University of Quebec
    Diane Hughes, New York University

  • Community Discussions:
    Pov Ye, CMAA Jobs Program
    Bernadette Rivera, CBA Environmental Programs
    Shirley Alejandro, Enterprise Community
    Susan Moir, Construction Occupational Health Program

Spring 1999 Forum

Women and Work in the 21st Century

  • Featured Speaker:
    Paula Rayman, Radcliffe Public Policy Institute

  • Panel Discussions:
    Sandra DiVincenzo, Guidance Councelor, Chelfford High School
    Elisinia Nurez, MassCOSH
    Anita Moeller, Acre Family Daycare
    Sue Beaton, Enterprise Community
    Paula Alexander, Eastman Gelatine Company