Register for the Virtual Gender and Equity Research Symposium

Reflection board at Gender and Equity Research Symposium

The Women’s Center will offer its annual Gender and Equity Research Symposium (GERS) as a virtual symposium this year on Thursday, Apr. 9, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. GERS is open to all students, staff, and faculty at NC State and surrounding colleges and universities as well as community organizations.

The Gender and Equity Research Symposium spotlights research that promotes a more equitable and justice-oriented society. The symposium bridges the interdisciplinary nature of gender and equity work at NC State University by putting social justice and equity research into action and at the forefront of how we “think and do.”

This year’s theme, “Amplifying the Value of Lived Experiences in Scholarship,” centers themes from the NC State Common Read, Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. Scholarship may interrogate issues such as language, race, colorism, hunger, food systems, multiple forms of violence, criminalization, homelessness, mental and emotional health, intimate and familial relationships, policy and the telling of Black stories, to name a few.

Join us for a day of virtual poster and oral presentations and more. Check out the full schedule at

Virtual Symposium Schedule


9:30 – 10 a.m. Vibin’ with Jennie (IRB Ethics)
10 – 10:45 a.m. Coffee Mug Conversation
10:45 – 11 a.m. Amplifying the Value of Lived Experiences in Scholarship
11 a.m. – noon Poster Presentations
Noon – 1 p.m. How to Create Policy Change: Lessons Learned from the Paid Parental Leave Working Group
1 – 1:30 p.m. Coffee/Snack Break
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Student Roundtables
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Poster Presentations
2:30 – 3:15 p.m. WomenNC Scholar Chats
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Amplifying the Value of Lived Experiences in Scholarship
3:30 – 4 p.m. Vibin’ with Jennie (IRB Ethics Talk)
3 – 5 p.m. Oral Presentations

Register Online

The symposium is free but registration is required. Register and learn more on the Women’s Center website at Once you’ve registered, you will receive a link to enter the symposium website, which will be live on April 9, 2020.