Release Date: April 25, 2002
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The connections between feminism, caretaker empowerment and child-protection theories, policies and practices will be explored during a "Workshop on Feminism and Child Protection: Tensions and Possibilities," to be held May 3-4 in O'Brian Hall on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus.
The workshop is sponsored by the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy in the UB Law School and the Feminism and Legal Theory Project in the Cornell University Law School. It is open to the public; to register, go to the Baldy Center Web site at http://www.law.buffalo.edu/baldycenter. Click on "conferences."
The workshop will follow up an "uncomfortable conversation" held in April 1999 at Cornell between "advocates for children" and "advocates for mothers" that generated continuing interest among scholars from a variety of disciplines, specifically focused on the tensions between feminist legal theory and child protection.
The workshop to be held at UB will feature three panels. Panel One, to be held from 4-6 p.m. May 3 in the Law School Faculty Lounge, 545 O'Brian Hall, will focus on "Reconciling the Rights of Mothers and Children." Panel Two, to be held from 9:30-11:45 a.m. on May 4 in 706 O'Brian Hall, will examine "Conflicts in Theory and Practice."
The final panel, to be held from 1:15-3:30 p.m. on May 4 in 706 O'Brian, will offer "New Frameworks with Which to Consider Feminism and Child Protection."
For further information, contact Laura Mangan, associate director of the Baldy Center, at 645-2102.