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April 14
Conference on
Gender, Ethnicity & Sexuality:
Daughters of the Motherland Speak

Photo: DesiliciousCross-cultural presentations on the ways in which young women adapt and negotiate issues and concerns of gender and sexuality in the United States. Includes a panel discussion by SB students. Special feature is the launch of the new book Desilicious: Sexy, Subversive, South Asian (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2003). Co-sponsored by the Women’s Studies Department and the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University.
Wednesday, April 14, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Free to all.


9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast

9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Welcoming Remarks (Sunita Mukhi)

9:34 - 11:15 a.m. Session I (Moderator: Angela Cohen)

Vivian Itchon Gupta (GABRIELA Network): Little Brown F*cking Machines

Etsuko Maruoko -Ng (Stony Brook University): Wearing "My Sword": Cultural Negotiations Among Second-Generation Muslim Youth After 9/11

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Session II (Student Panel; Moderator: Ritch Calvin)

Nusrat Alam
Nadiedge Guerrier
Lucette Jefferson
Lucy Kim
Maria Fernanda Ortiz

2:45 - 4:30 p.m. Session III (Moderator: Kelliann Flores)

Margaret Gates Frohlich (Stony Brook University): The United States in Hispanic Lesbian Narratives

V Muñoz (Wells College): "Hell Hath No Fury Like a Drag Queen Scorned": Syliva Rivera and Latina Identity

4:15 - 4:30 p.m. Break

4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Session IV

Desilicious: Sexy, Subversive, South Asian (editors and authors)

6:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

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