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Women’s Research Colloquium Set For April 16

Published: March 16, 2015

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) will host its signature event, the Women’s Research Colloquium, at the Pointe in the Walter Pyramid on Thursday, April 16, from 5-7:30 p.m. The evening will highlight CSULB scholars who contribute to our understanding of issues related to women and activists who advance causes important to the well-being of women.

Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures’ Bonnie Gasior will present “Monstrous Women in the Literary World of María de Zayas (1590-1661),” a discussion of María de Zayas, who scholars began to seriously reevaluate as a writer in the late 20th century.

Psychology’s Courtney Ahrens will present “A Victim-Centered Approach to Addressing the Rape Kit Backlog: Best Practices for Re-Engaging Survivors with the Criminal Justice System,” which will address the complex issues surrounding efforts to process the backlog of rape kits in thousands of police precincts throughout the country.

The Women’s Research Colloquium will also feature the presentation of the 2015 PCSW Advancement of Women Awards.

Reservations for the colloquium, which includes dinner, can be made to Cynthia Angiuli by e-mail or via phone at 562/985-1688. It is asked that RSVPs be received by Monday, April 13. The cost for the event is $20.00 and payment may be made in advance or at the door on the evening of the colloquium. If you are unable to attend, you are invited to sponsor one or more students.

For more details, please visit the PCSW website.