Fall 2016 Feminism and Family Studies Section Update

Tara Saathoff-Wells, Ph.D., CFLE, Section Chair

The 2016 conference is a wonderful year for the Feminism and Family Studies Section—our 30th anniversary as a section! We hope you can arrange your travel so that you are ready to start our celebration with our section meeting at 7 a.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 2)! Be assured, we know how to do a lively early morning meeting, and we'll get you off to a good start for the entire conference.

Wednesday is full of presentations by, for, and relevant to our section members, including two poster symposia, the Alexis Walker Lifetime Achievement Award address, and an interactive paper symposium.

As the conference continues into the following days, be sure to highlight your program to attend a live-streamed paper symposium on Thursday afternoon and a lightning paper session on Friday afternoon that includes our 2015 Jessie Bernard proposal winner. The GLBTSA Focus Group will meet on Friday afternoon, and our section's final poster symposium is Saturday morning.

There is such a diverse array of topics and presentations across our section this year that we're sure you will find many opportunities to gain information, develop connections, and engage with others who share a goal of understanding diverse family experiences and improving our communities for all.

Please be on the lookout for section emails and Facebook posts to solicit your thoughts and ideas for our 30th anniversary celebration. We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis!