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Audrey-Beth Fitch Women's Studies Conference
Start Date: 3/6/2012Start Time: 9:30 AM
End Date: 3/6/2012End Time: 5:30 PM

Event Description
The 7th annual Audrey-Beth Fitch Conference will start at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6 in the Natali Performance Center with Denise V. Holtz discussing human trafficking in the United States. Keynote speaker, Dr. Lee Ann De Reus will share stories of hope and survival in the Democratic Republic of Congo at 12:30 p.m.

Lee Ann De Reus is co-founder of Panzi Foundation USA and an Associate Professor of Human Development & Family Studies and Women Studies at Pennsylvania State University-Altoona. As a scholar activist, she travels regularly to Panzi Hospital in eastern DR Congo to conduct research, develop programs for rape survivors, and inform her advocacy work in the U.S. In Rwanda she conducts a PSU service project with vulnerable children and widows from the 1994 genocide.

Dr. De Reus is a 2009 Carl Wilkens Fellow and the recipient of numerous awards from Penn State University including the prestigious George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Spirit of Internationalization Award given in honor of her commitment to global service and outreach. She is the co-founder/director of several non-profits and groups including Panzi Hospital Foundation USA www.panzifoundation.org) in support of Panzi Hospital, Beza Kids in support of Rwandan children and widows, and The Genocide Relief Project, a local community-based anti-genocide advocacy, education and aid organization.

Dr. De Reus is a featured activist in John Prendergast’s book, The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa’s Worst Human Rights Crimes and a frequent guest speaker about the crisis for women in the DR Congo and global activism.

List of events at this year's Audrey-Beth Fitch Conference.

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Contact Information:
Name: Women's Study Program
Phone: 724.938.5245
Email: stu_womensstudies@calu.edu
photo of Dr. Lee Ann De Reus

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