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Exploring Women's Leadership in Times of War

In times of war, women often find themselves acting as leaders in new and unexpected ways: within th military, within the peace movement, in the homes and towns that are under siege, and in filling the roles in the economy, family, and the community that were vacated by the men who joined th fight. These roles may be emotionally, morally, and physically challenging. This panel will explore a variety of views on women and war by those who have been close to it.

Tue, November 28, 2006 | GEB 3.312

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Panelists include: Starr-Renee Corbin -- Mother, and wife of a soldier currently serving in Iraq. Served five years as a Second Lieutenant, and later as a Captain with the First Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, TX and in Baghdad. She is currently pursuing graduate studies at UT.

Sally Jaques - Austin artist addressing issues of war, terrorism, rape and genocide. Her work explores transformation, beauty, hope, and compassion connecting her audiences to commonalities and their humanity. Some of her works addressing war includes In Guns We Trust, The Living Dream, and Inside The Heart. Her most recent work, Requiem, takes place on the "Intel Shell".

Susie Kirk- CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end the war in Iraq, stop new wars, and redirect our resources into health care, education and other life-affirming activities.

Bee Pedersen - Mother of a 4ID infantry soldier serving in Iraq and author of Women Write the War an anthology of personal stories by women behind Operation Iraqi Freedom, servicewomen serving in Iraq, mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, grandmothers and girlfriends.

Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez - Project Director of the U.S. Latino and Latina World War II Oral History Project which has collected interviews with over 450 men and women throughout the country.

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