2022 ISGP Symposium
February 6th-8th, 2022
Dr. Jess Pfeffer
Lisa Damour is the author of two New York Times best selling books, Untangled:
Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and Under
Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls. She writes
the monthly Adolescence column for the New York Times, co-hosts the Ask Lisa
podcast, appears as a regular contributor to CBS News, works in collaboration
with UNICEF, and serves on the Advisory Board for Parents magazine. Dr.
Damour also maintains a private practice and consults and speaks
Recognized as a thought leader by the American Psychological Association, Dr.
Damour has written numerous academic papers, chapters, and books related to
education and child development. She is a Senior Advisor to the Schubert
Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University and is the Executive
Director of Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls.
Dr. Damour graduated with honors from Yale University and worked for the Yale
Child Study Center before earning her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the
University of Michigan. She has been a fellow at Yale’s Edward Zigler Center
in Child Development and Social Policy and the University of Michigan’s Power
Foundation. She and her husband are the proud parents of two daughters.
Schools in Attendance
Beaver Country Day School
The Thacher School
The Webb Schools
2022 Annual Symposium Agenda
Sun. Feb. 6
Reception and Opening Activities
Mon. Feb. 7
Speaker: Dr. Lisa Damour
Discussion: Gender and Wellness in our Schools
Collaborative work with Beaver Country Day School
Victorious Secret, 50th Anniversary of Title IX, Mosaics and artist presentation by Angela Lorenz
Incorporating Gender into Your Curriculum
Tues. Feb. 8
Dr. Jess Pfeffer: Who Gets to Define Womanhood?
Discussion: Expanding Gender Culture in Our Schools
1:00-2:30: Intersectionality: The Collision of Race and Gender
As we prepare for this discussion planned throughout our time together, we ask that participants prepare for the symposium by reading or listening to the following resources:
White Women, Brown Scars by Ruby Hamad
How white women use strategic tears to silence women of colour (The Guardian) - Ruby Hamad
Kill Your Darlings - Podcast featuring Ruby Hamad
3:00-3:30: Conference wrap-up
6:00: Celebratory dinner
Past Annual Symposium
Agendas & Meeting Summary
2020 Annual Symposium
Indigenous Feminism & Queer Critique by Dr. Jennifer Detendale
Creating sex-positive, trans-inclusive health education by Kay Heffernan
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2019 Annual Symposium
Beyond Bathrooms: Looking At Our School Programs Through A Gender Lens by Alex Myers
The Urgency of Intersectionality
Identifying and Addressing Gender Issues Through Research by Charlotte Jacobs
Imagining The Future of Feminism
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