AcknowledgementsFor their contributions to the program: Campus Diversity & Inclusion, the Departments of Economics, Sociology/Anthropology, Race & Ethnic Studies, the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, Armacost Library, the Proudian Interdisciplinary Honors Program, the Humanities Advisory Board, and Outdoor Programs; CAS, Dean, and Provost offices
Best Art Poster and Conference Paper Contest WinnersBest Art Poster Contest Winner: Ernesto Bustamente Artists Statement:
When designing this piece I looked deeply into the meaning behind, “The Differences Among Us.” The idea of “us” referring to humankind as a community or family. We all live in this world together and the reality of that fact being that we are all different, yet still one people. We choose to put faith in different things, dress in different ways, love different people and yet we remain as a united species. This piece is meant to encourage the concept that we all can hopefully embody a little bit of others within ourselves. The differences among us should not divide us, but instead allow for us to embrace the beauty that is uniqueness.
Best Paper Contest Winner: Nina Fletcher for “Beyond the Binary: Buddhism, Queer Theory, the Therigatha, and Siddhartha”.
For their contributions to the program: Campus Diversity & Inclusion, the Departments of: Economics, Sociology/Anthropology, Race & Ethnic Studies, the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, Armacost Library, the Proudian Interdisciplinary Honors Program, and the Humanities Advisory Board. Conference Participants: Jennifer Nelson, Daniel Kiefer, Dorene Isenberg, Kimberly Welch, Inés Talamantez, Liesder Mayea, Jill Jensen, Trish Cornez, Jessie Hewitt, Elaine Brubacher, Hongwei Lu. A special thanks to Inés Talamantez, a returning friend and visiting professor of Religious Studies at UC Santa Barbara.
Keynote Speaker: Maylei Blackwell, Standup Routine: Maggie Ruopp, WGS Conference Coordinators: Megan Wilensky and Aimee Carrillo. AAUW Redlands Branch, San Bernardino Sexual Assault Services, Planned Parenthood, The Open Door, Title IX office, and student organization participants, Family Assistance Program, and for their assistance: Event Services, Media Services, Bon Appétit, the University Copy Center, and Denise Spencer.
The student and faculty participants from UABC. The WGS Advisory Committee, student panel participants, and volunteers.