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We are moving to Fall for 2024

Save the Date:

The 11th annual

Gender & Sexuality Conference

will be held on Friday, October 18, 2024

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For those not affiliated with WSU, please click here for details about visitor parking options and map.  We have reserved parking spots in lot 24 (off 17th Street). They will be indicated by orange cones that you will need to move.

For those affiliated with WSU, please follow standard parking protocols to ensure reserved spots are available to our off campus attendees. 

Last year's (2023) Conference in Review

Keynote speaker: Dr. Leandra H. Hernandez

Date held: Friday, March 10th

Location: Rhatigan Student Center, 3rd Floor


  • 8:30-9:00 am: Check-in/Registration and light refreshments
  • 9:00-9:30 am: Welcome & Community Organization Showcase 
  • 9:45-10:45 am: Morning break-out session #1
    • Representations of Patriarchy and Heteronormativity
    • Workshop: Recognizing, Affirming, and Teaching Diverse Genders and Sexualities 
  • 11:00-noon: Morning break-out session #2
    • Inclusive Healthcare
    • Workshop: Women living with Disabilities
  • noon-1:00 pm: Lunch Break
  • 1:00-2:00 pm: Afternoon break-out session #3
    • Pride and Queer Possibilities
    • Gender & Sexuality in Literature

  • 2:15-3:15 pm: SHUSH- Bricks and Burial performance
  • 3:30-4:30 pm: Keynote Presentation

    Dr. Leandra Hernandez: Gender, Identity, and Reproductive Justice in a post-Roe World

  • 4:30-5:30 pm: Networking Reception