About the Symposium
Amplifying the Value of Lived Experience in Scholarship
In 2020, the Gender & Equity Research Symposium focused 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.
The Gender & Equity Research Symposium was hosted on Apr. 9, 2020 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.View the Symposium session recordings