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Since 2004, AWSJ has sponsored an annual lecture series, bringing national and international speakers to campus, to highlight and discuss some of the most important social and economic justice issues of the day.

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
St. Ambrose University
Rogalski Center

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Keynote Speaker: Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, and co-author of Half the Sky

The goal of the conference is to give participants the opportunity to share their stories about how gender has impacted their lives and the lives of others and to give them tools to seek justice locally and globally.

Workshops and panel presentations will be 75 minutes long and will be held at 9:25 a.m., 10:50 a.m., and 1:40 p.m., with additional workshops and round table discussions from 12:15-1:30 p.m. during lunch. From 3-4:15p.m., we will screen a selection from the documentary Half the Sky, followed by a discussion with Sheryl WuDunn.

Presenters are invited to join the AWSJ committee for dinner at 5:30 p.m.

The keynote address at 7 p.m. in the Galvin Fine Arts Center will conclude the day and be delivered by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Sheryl WuDunn, co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

For more information on Sheryl WuDunn, please visit