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March 11th, 2011: Creating Change – Feminism, the University, & Society

University College Dublin – March 11th & 12th 2011

This international conference explores the relationship between feminist academic work and social change. Participants will discuss initiatives that use teaching and research to address inequalities in various domains, sharing insights as to how academics can effectively:

  • Contribute to campaigns for social justice through, for example, direct organising and policy work with non-governmental organizations
  • Engage in emancipatory and feminist scholarship and research practices
  • Support and learn from communities through the medium of clinics and advocacy training
  • Promote approaches to student learning that foster critical understandings of social justice issues

Presenters work within and across the fields of adult education, art, equality studies, human rights advocacy, law and legal practice, politics, social policy, sociology and women’s studies.

Keynote addresses:

  • Rosemary Hunter, Professor of Law, Kent Law School University of Kent

The Feminist Judgments Project

  • Joan Meier, Professor of Clinical Law, George Washington University

The Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project

Registration and conference fees

Information on registration and conference fees is available from the website of the UCD School of Social Justice: http://www.ucd.ie/socialjustice/judyconf.html


The conference will take place at the Quinn School of Business on the UCD Belfield campus. The Quinn School of Business is located close to the public bus terminus (marked building number 10 on the following map):


Conference schedule and programme

The conference opens at 3pm on Friday March 11th, with registration available from 2.30pm. It closes at 6pm on Saturday 12th March. To view the entire programme click here.

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