S249. "Ain't She a Woman?" Creative Writing, Gender Equity, and Justice in the Multicultural School, University, and Other Learning Communities

Room LL4, Western New England MFA Annex, Lower Level
Saturday, March 1, 2014
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


This panel uses Sojourner Truth's famous speech as a jumping off point to present viewpoints as well as practical wisdom from a rich spectrum of voices. Panelists from psychology, memoir, poetry, comparative literature, college administration, and LGBT studies will share both their own experiences with writing as a means to express a minority-identity perspective on what womanhood means and actual strategies, approaches, and practices to help audience members teach and learn more effectively.



Stephanie Barbé Hammer is professor of Comparative Literature at UC Riverside and has published poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. She teaches undergraduate courses that mesh world lit with creative writing, as well as a popular graduate course on pedagogy.

Noel Pabillo Mariano is a PhD candidate at UW-Milwaukee. He is a Kundiman fellow and grassroots community activist. He teaches courses in composition, immigration studies, and global ethnic studies. He holds degrees from UC Riverside, where he was a recipient of the Maxwell H. Gluck fellowship.

Nadine Pinede is the author of An Invisible Geography, poems of place and displacement. Her work has appeared in Spoon River Poetry Review, Haiti Noir, and Becoming: What Makes a Woman. An Elizabeth George and a Brown Foundation fellow, she serves on the board of the Hurston/Wright Foundation.

Jill Davidson is a school psychologist in Seattle who happens to be transgender. Undercover Girl: Growing up Transgender is a memoir about her transition. Her interests include gender, assessment, and development of reading and writing skills and managing child aggressive behavior.


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Washington State Convention Center