The Gender Committee’s
Business Meeting, 27 Feb, 2007
Shirley Miske of
Miske Witt & Associates and Karen Monkman of DePaul University presided
at the meeting. Karen Monkman and Nancy Kendall of the University of
Wisconsin-Madison serve as co-chairs elect, and Raya Hegeman of the
University of Minnesota as secretary-treasurer of the 2007 Committee.
After the old business
portion (included in the Report to the Board of Directors) and
announcements re: WCCES, the Meeting considered the 2007 Symposium and
how to strengthen it. This year’s speakers’ panels were commended as
very informative in providing a macro view of gender issues. It was
suggested that in the future micro voices should be brought in as well.
The methodological discussion in the afternoon session was appreciated.
A discussion ensued that in the main the contributors to the Symposium
still equated girls with gender; a reminder seems necessary that gender
is not about women only. The discussion was still focused on girls,
where we need to look at women teachers, women at decision making
levels, look at a bigger level than getting girls into school – as well
as some more focused contributions, such as on masculinity. This lead
into a conceptual discussion about what gender is and how it has gotten
lost in the discussion about girls’ education.
Nancy Kendall presented
the following suggestions:
piece – highlighting graduate students
methodology focused panel
sexuality, race, class, etc
Workshop (all day) – pros and cons (could bring outside speakers in
New York easily, would be dedicated – not conflicting with other
presentations, But would bring extra costs – hotels and such)
The Meeting gave the
following ideas and feedback:
Group sessions in 2006
were great for getting to know people and interact with other people in
gender – More
up with an org like UNICEF and try to do something collaboratively in
their location, not just at
– Jasmina Josic to contact UNIFEM? Changu to contact UNICEF? IRC and
Commission in NY.
Double check with CIES to make sure not contacting same orgs.
initiatives in NY
City (NY schools, language, etc). Metro International to get in contact
with NY schools.
initiatives (to visit or have come – Cathryn Magno will look into that
if we want).
Interactive component of some sort. i.e. doing something before hand
collaboratively with other orgs. And
groups. Small tables with small groups (10 min) to talk and move – round
with many people
presenting people stay and go (Format – large group and small group at
least every other
year for people to
for an extra day – free workshop, lunch discussion – sponsor for evening
reception for informal
individuals – Q and A informal time - Nice to have a separate symposium
so it does not
conflict with other
presentations – workshop or lunch hour.
cost for pre-conference – email survey – small groups over lunch.
panels with more experienced speakers and grad students on the same
panels – levels hierarchies.
again for lunch, or have a lunch hour to have orgs come and table -
Lunch – good for informal
to get money that is out there for individual research.
issues as related to leadership – advancing women in career tracks –
non-formal adult education
Masculinity – including men and boys
A further item may be added after 5/4/2007.
Submitted by Vilma
Seeberg based on notes by Raya Hegeman
CIES, Baltimore, 2007
Feb. 27, 2007
Call to order
Reports (read by Raya)
Announcements: WCCES –
gender strands, gender network, evaluations
2. Gen and Ed Committee budge – photocopies; food; non-CIES
speakers; materials, enrollment drive, service
(priorities for spending)
Prioritize how we are
going to spend funds?
b. Should we invite in non-CIES speakers?
c. Are people interested in coming away from symposium with more
d. Should we have an enrollment drive?
e. Service activity – women’s NGO in area of conference?
f. What would a rainy day be? What should we save the money for?
Group not as interested in budget, just want quality interactions in
bimonthly newsletter – people can contact each other for
collaborative work. If on a regular newsletter things are more
likely to happen – perhaps an e-mail newsletter. Yongling and Raya
will moderate newsletter – Quarterly or 3 times a year. (mini book
reviews, people more collected to agency world put up current
events, disseminating information, could be articles published
through committee as well)