Filipino American Women’s Network of MN (FAWN-MN) presents “Asian Women, Feminism and Gender Dimensions of Poverty (including trafficking of women and children)”, a discussion led by Dr. Carolyn I. Sobritchea, on Sunday, August 7, 2011, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Cummins Room of First Universalist Church, 3400 Dupont Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55408.
Dr. Sobritchea will present an overview and will a discussion on Asian Women (especially in the Philippines), feminism, globalization and other issues including: politics, domestic violence, reproductive health, migration and mobility and the gender dimensions of poverty.
Dr. Sobritchea served as the Director of the University of the Philippines, Center for Women’s Studies from 2000-2007 and its Deputy Director for Training and Extension Service from 1991-1999. She is currently a Professor of Philippine Studies at the Asian Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman.
She has worked as project leader of numerous national and Asian regional studies and has helped organize training programs and conferences on various topics about women and gender. Her experiences in extension work include giving technical assistance to international development organizations, the Philippines and other Asian governments, to schools and NGOs in project development and evaluation and for the review of policies and laws on women and children.
She currently serves in the advisory board of the Asian Women’s Studies Association and country convener of the Women’s/Gender Studies Network in Asia.
The event is free of charge and open to the public. This may be particularly of interest to people and organizations interested in women’s issues, feminism, economics and globalization, immigration, international trafficking of women and children.
An assortment of Filipino food and sweets will be provided