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Women's Studies Program To Sponsor Free Conference March 22 on Women and Violence
Contact: Maria Terrone
Director of Communications
(718) 997-5591
Maria Matteo
News Assistant
(718) 997-5590



-- Panelists Include Representatives from Police and Mayor’s Domestic Violence Units; Film Will be Shown on Women Imprisoned for Killing Their Abusers --

     WHAT: “Women and Violence: Representation and Reality,” third annual Virginia Frese Palmer
Conference sponsored by the Queens College Women’s Studies program. Frese Palmer is     a 1941 graduate of the college.
     WHEN:  Monday, March 22, 2004, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
     WHERE: Student Union, 4th Floor
Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing

 PROGRAM: 9 a.m.- 12 noon:

Carol Jacobsen, "From One Prison: Feminist Filmmaking and Fighting for Clemency." Associate professor at the University of Michigan and Coordinator of the Michigan Battered Women's Clemency Project, Jacobsen is a social documentary artist whose works address issues of women's criminalization and censorship. She will give a talk and show her film on women who have been incarcerated for killing their abusive husbands/boyfriends.

1-3:30 p.m. Panel Discussion:

Luis Pena, "Violent Women and Narco Culture: Camelia la Texana." Professor of Spanish at Davidson College, Pena has published works on border culture and contemporary Latin American film.

Melanie Kaye-Kantrowitz, "Sexual Subjects/Sexual Objects." Director of the Queens College Worker Education Center, Kaye-Kantrowitz is a Distinguished Professor at Brooklyn College, the author of many books of fiction and nonfiction and an activist in the movement to stop violence against women.

Leah Cunningham, "Confronting Domestic Violence in New York City." Special Projects and Planning Coordinator in the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, Cunningham manages citywide domestic violence public education efforts and has organized pilot projects in the public schools to encourage non-violent methods of conflict resolution.

Detective Lydia Martinez, "Women and Violence: The Police Response." A member of the New York Police Department for 20 years, Martinez is with the Special Victims Liaison Unit and was one of the start-up members of the Domestic Violence Unit.

For more information on this program, please call 718-997-3098.


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Queens Hall, Room 270B
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