Penn State University Dickinson School of Law will host a panel discussion "Responding to Child Sexual Abuse: Legal, Medical and Ethical Perspectives" from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the auditorium of Lewis Katz Building on the University Park campus of Penn State and be simulcast to the auditorium of Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle, Pa.
Panelists include Lucy Johnston-Walsh, clinical professor and director of the Children’s Advocacy Clinic at Penn State Law; Andrea Taroli, a pediatrician at Penn State Hershey Medical Center who specializes in child abuse; and Jonathan Marks, an associate professor of bioethics, humanities and law at Penn State and director of the Bioethics and Medical Humanities Program.
The event will cover the issues related to: the legal definition of child abuse in Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania’s mandatory reporting law; the dynamics of child sexual abuse; and the ethical conflicts of interest that arise in reporting abuse. The event is open to all Penn State students, staff and faculty, as well as community members. The goal of the program is to raise awareness of the legal and ethical issues and clear up misinformation about child sexual abuse.
Central Pennsylvania Consortium and the Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Programs of Dickinson College, Gettysburg College, and Franklin & Marshall College
The Central Pennsylvania Consortium (CPC), comprised of Dickinson, Franklin and Marshall, and Gettysburg Colleges, sponsors an annual conference on women's studies. The theme of the 2012
conference, held at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA, is "Gender, Sexuality, and Poverty."
The keynote speaker will be Dean Spade, Assistant Professor at Seattle University School of Law, author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law and founder of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project for gender non-conforming people focusing on people of color and poor people.
The issue of poverty is particularly relevant in these times of global economic crisis, and scholars in women’s and gender studies are interrogating how gender hierarchies, gender identity and expression, as well as sexual orientation, intersect with political economic processes to shape people’s opportunities and access to resources. They also explore how poverty shapes women’s and men’s gendered lives in many forms.
Papers are now being accepted. Deadline to submit papers is December 1, 2011.
The Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Center on Family Violence
Author and activist Susan Brownmiller will speak about her groundbreaking 1975 book Against Our Will: Men, Women and Rape, on subsequent developments in the field, and on what work remains. Register online!
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