Trinity Well-Represented at Women’s Forum

Several members of the College community took part in the College Women’s Leadership Forum, hosted by the State of Connecticut Permanent Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW). The November 7 event, held at the State Capitol, focused on a range of topics including gender equity, illegal trafficking in women and children, and eating disorders and body image. Students and faculty members from numerous state colleges and universities participated in the discussions. 

Robin L. Sheppard, associate athletic director, was a member of a panel that examined the history of gender equity legislation (Title IX), sexual harassment, the relationship between Title IX and athletics, and the research currently being conducted by the American Association of University Women. Sheppard is an appointed commissioner on the PCSW and also serves as secretary of the commission’s executive committee.

Laura Lockwood, director of the women’s center, also attended the day-long forum and brought five female students to take part in the discussions. The students were selected based on their leadership roles involving women’s issues on campus.  Lockwood participated in a workshop titled, “The Application of Academic Scholarship on Women’s Issues and Public Policy in Connecticut.” The forum featured morning discussion groups prior to the regular PCSW meeting in the afternoon, with several state legislators joining the women for lunch between sessions.   

 

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