A poster presentation being discussed at the Symposium

Gender & Equity Research Symposium

About the Symposium

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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.

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