[Libs-Or] Events and Meetings at the ALA 2014 Conference Recommended by the Feminist Task Force (FTF)

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 17:59:23 PDT 2014

It is that time of year again.  We have put together a schedule of meetings
and events which may be of interest to feminists and friends.  The schedule
maybe found at http://ftfinfo.wikispaces.com/Conference+Schedules.

Here are our main meetings and events:

*Meeting: *

*Friday, June 27, FTF Business Meeting 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at Caesers Palace -

*                                    Everyone is welcome.*

*Programs:  *

*Saturday, June 28, Amelia Bloomer Project/Rainbow Project Author Panel
 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at Ceasars Palace – Neopolitan IV*

*Saturday, June 28 Introduction to Women’s Issues, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Las
Vegas Hotel – Ballroom E*

*Sunday, June 29, **Feminist Night at the Movies**, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.,
Ceasars Palace - Trevi*
Here is more about the programs:

*1. *

*Amelia Bloomer Project (SRRT/FTF) and Rainbow Project (SRRT/GLBTRT) Author

*8:30am - 10:00am*

*Caesars Palace  - Neopolitan IV*

*The Amelia Bloomer Project (FTF/SRRT) and the Rainbow Project
(SRRT/GLBTRT) are collaborating for the first on an exciting author panel. *

*Two authors with works on the Amelia Bloomer Project list (*
*http://ameliabloomer.wordpress.com/* <http://ameliabloomer.wordpress.com/>*)
 will speak: William Klaber, author of The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann
Lobdell, and Rita Williams-Garcia, author of P.S. Be Eleven and One Crazy
Summer, from the 2014 and 2011 lists respectively. The powerful way these
authors treat social injustices stemming from racial and gender
discrimination and gender non-conformity in their writing suggest they will
be compelling speakers.*

*Two authors whose books are on the Rainbow Project list will also be on
the panel, **Tim Federle, Better Nate than Ever, and Sara Farizan, If You
Could be Mine.  The 2014 Rainbow Project list may be found at *
*http://glbtrt.ala.org/rainbowbooks/* <http://glbtrt.ala.org/rainbowbooks/>


*Introduction to Women’s Issues: The Staff Potluck*

*1:00pm - 2:30pm*

*Las Vegas Hotel - Ballroom E*

*The topic for this year’s discussion is women’s role in the workplace.
The Staff Potluck – building social capital in the workplace through
culinary skills!  (or perpetuating stereotypes of women’s roles in the
workplace?)   The work of providing potluck provisions most often falls
upon the women staff members who must invest their personal time and money
in this endeavor. Some argue that the potluck serves as a way for women to
develop social capital (i.e. as though we use these events to show off our
culinary skills); maybe that is true for some. Too often, we see our lowest
paid female employees making the most effort to provide the meals.
Information about the following groups will also be presented:  Committee
on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL), Feminist Task Force
(SRRT/FTF) and the Women & Gender Studies Section of ACRL (ACRL/WGSS)*


*Feminists' Night at the Movies*

*8:00pm - 10:00pm*

*Caesars Palace  - Trevi*

*GTFO the Movie, **http://www.gtfothemovie.com/*
<http://www.gtfothemovie.com/>*, is a film exposing the harassment of women
in video games. It features gamers, bloggers, scholars, developers, and
other experts. Through this documentary the experiences of women in the
gaming world, both good and bad, are revealed.  There are also suggestions
of steps we can take to change the environment for the better.*

*Shannon Sun-Higginson, the producer and director, will be speaking at the
program about the movie and will be answering questions.  Shannon
Sun-Higginson is a documentary filmmaker from New York City. She first
discovered filmmaking in high school, where she founded and ran the
school's first filmmaking club. She attended Wesleyan University, where she
received her B.A. in Film Studies and English. During college, she also had
her first documentary short "Hapa Perspectives" air on Current TV.  She
currently works as a Production Coordinator at Zero Point Zero Production
on such documentary television programs as "No Reservations" on The Travel
Channel and "Parts Unknown" on CNN.*

*Diedre Conkling*

*Lincoln County Library DistrictP.O. Box 2027Newport, OR 97365Phone & Fax:
541-265-3066Work email**: **diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org*
<diedre at lincolncolibrarydist.org>
*Home email: **diedre08 at gmail.com* <diedre08 at gmail.com>

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