22nd Annual Women & Society Conference
Author, playwright, and performance artist Kate Bornstein to deliver keynote
POUGHKEEPSIE (Oct. 16, 2013) – Author, playwright, and performance artist Kate Bornstein will deliver the keynote address, "World Peace through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity," at the 22nd Annual Women & Society Conference, which will take place at Marist College Oct. 25-26.
This feminist conference is interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary, covering all aspects of women & gender being studied in the academy. The conference mentors and models feminist inquiry/scholarship for undergraduate students. Scheduled presenters include academics from colleges and universities around the country, as well as from the University of Oxford and the University of Karachi, Pakistan. Click here for the full conference schedule.
About Kate Bornstein
A celebrated pioneer for the LGBTIQ community, Bornstein is an author, playwright and performance artist whose latest book is "Hello, Cruel World: 101 Alternatives To Suicide For Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws." Other published works include the books "Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us"; "My Gender Workbook"; and the cyber-romance-action novel, "Nearly Roadkill," with co-author Caitlin Sullivan. Kate's plays and performance pieces include "Strangers in Paradox," "Hidden: A Gender," "The Opposite Sex Is Neither," "Virtually Yours," and "y2kate: gender virus 2000."
Bornstein's books are taught in over 120 colleges and universities around the world; and she has performed her work live on college campuses, and in theaters and performance spaces across the U.S., as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Austria. She is currently touring colleges, youth conferences, and high schools, speaking and leading workshops on the subjects of sex, gender, and teen suicide prevention.