- Sara Peters
- Too Feminist, Not Feminist Enough
- Director, Center for Women & Gender Equity
Sara Peters joined UTC in 2005 when she was hired as the Coordinator for Education
and Advocacy for the Transformation Project. In 2008 she became the founding Director
of the UTC Center for Women and Gender Equity. Ms. Peters continues to serve as the
primary victim advocate for the UTC campus. Ms. Peters earned both her B.A. and M.A.
in History from Auburn University. While in graduate school, Ms. Peters served as
the graduate assistant to Auburn University's Women's Studies Program. She is currently
enrolled in the Learning and Leadership doctoral program at UTC.
Too Feminist, Not Feminist Enough (Co-Presenter with Sara Peters)
Conversations surrounding sexism can be complicated and often contentious depending on the lenses through which participants view the topic. There is, however, common ground in understanding that treating all people as fully human is necessary to create an equitable work environment. This session will provide insight into how sexism has a pervasive impact on women’s lives which can and should be addressed by well-meaning people of all genders. The conversation will be led through the perspective of one facilitator who is often believed to be “too feminist” and one who is considered “not feminist enough." By addressing these issues through these diverse viewpoints, commonalities can be explored and solutions discussed.