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Women’s Studies to host third annual conference on Women and Girls in Georgia

The Institute for Women’s Studies is hosting the third annual Women and Girls in Georgia Conference on Oct. 2 at the Paul D. Coverdell Center, with politics as its focus and theme.

Presentation topics include reproductive justice, environmental justice, democratic production of knowledge, gender perceptions and political progress, religious freedom, gendered crime, conservation battles and more.

The Women and Girls in Georgia Conference was established in 2007 to highlight and encourage cutting-edge research by, for and about women and girls in Georgia. The conference brings together leading researchers, teachers, activists and community members to share expertise, strengthen networks and plan strategies for positive social change in Georgia and beyond.

This year’s conference will include a panel discussion moderated by Jane Kidd, chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Georgia, “Speaking from Experience: Women Shaping Georgia Politics.” It will feature, among others, Stacey Abrams, state representative of House District 84, and Amy Morton, chairwoman of Georgia’s WIN List, a political action committee dedicated to changing the face of power in Georgia politics by recruiting, training, supporting and electing progressive Democratic women across the state.

The conference is open to academics, advocates, activists, students and community members. The cost is $25 for academics and professionals, $10 for community members and UGA staff, and free for UGA students. The full conference program as well as registration information can be found online at or by calling (706) 542-2846.