A poster presentation being discussed at the Symposium

Gender & Equity Research Symposium

Virtual Symposium: Thursday, April 9, 2020
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Amplifying the Value of Lived Experience in Scholarship

This year, the Gender & Equity Research Symposium will focus on our NC State Common Read, Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. Centering the themes found in Born a Crime we are interrogating 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.

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GERS Hashtags

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The Gender & 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.” We encourage submissions for multidisciplinary work that centers on gender, equity and marginalized communities.

This year’s Gender & Equity Research Symposium will be a virtual symposium. GERS is open to all students, staff, and faculty at NC State and surrounding college and university communities as well as social justice organizations.

Once you’ve registered, you will receive a link to enter the symposium website, which will be live on April 9, 2020.

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(REGISTRATION is REQUIRED to attend.)

Students interested in signing up for a student roundtable as part of their virtual symposium experience may do so by completing the following form now through March 31, 2020.

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Virtual SymposiumDetails

9:30 – 10 a.m.Vibin’ with Jennie (IRB Ethics)

10 – 10:45 a.m. Coffee Mug Conversation
Bring your favorite coffee mug with a beverage of choice engage in a discussion of the NC State Common Read, Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.

10:45 – 11 a.m.Amplifying the Value of Lived Experiences in Scholarship
Join in a conversation about how we can amplify our experiences within everyday scholarship. What does this mean? What may it look like?

11 a.m. – noonPoster Presentations
Join poster presenters in research conversations. Poster presentations are presented in lightning rounds with Q&A at the end.

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
Hang out in a virtual chat room and check in with others via virtual social time.

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
WomenNC Scholar presentations can be viewed in advance here. Scholars will be available to answer any questions about the WomenNC Scholar program and about their research findings.

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.Amplifying the Value of Lived Experiences in Scholarship
Join in a conversation about how we can amplify our experiences within everyday scholarship. What does this mean? What may it look like?

3:30 – 4 p.m.Vibin’ with Jennie (IRB Ethics Talk)

3 – 5 p.m. Oral Presentations

Accessing and Using Zoom at NC State

If you have not yet used Zoom, here is some information to get you started:
  1. Sign up to join NC State’s licensed Zoom platform. You will sign in with your Unity ID.
  2. You will be prompted to download the platform. You can download on mobile devices, tablets, and/or computers.
  3. Once you have downloaded Zoom and signed in, check out the tutorial page to learn the basic functionality.
  4. When you are coming into any session, simply click the link, which will be provided on the Symposium website.

Accessing and Using Zoom Outside NC State

  1. Visit zoom.us to sign up for the platform.
  2. You will be prompted to download the platform. You can download on mobile devices, tablets, and/or computers. ** Please note that you may also call into any session and listen to the session. Call information will be listed on the website.
  3. Once you have downloaded Zoom and signed in, check out the tutorial page to learn the basic functionality.
  4. When you are coming into any session, simply click the link, which will be provided on the Symposium website, or you may call into the session.

The Gender & Equity Research Symposium is hosted by the NC State University Women’s Center with support from our campus partners in the Study Abroad Office, NC State Libraries, Women’s and Gender Studies, the Women of Welch Living and Learning Village and the Department of Biological Sciences.