Presentation Details

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Eleventh International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference on Learning

Gender Equity in Schools

Lynn Sheinkin, Prof Christina Pratt.

1:4 girls and women globally are victims of gender linked violence. School systems have bothe the responsibility and opportunity to transform the context as awell as content of education in order to promote a violence free, equitable future for our youth. This workshop contains dialogue and participant action on school system interventions that create environments of student saftey and gender equity.
Presenters will offer a social change analysis and professional development activities focused on:
understanding internalized models of privilege; and
planning for systemic, sustainable change in teaching and learning environments.


Lynn Sheinkin  (United States)

Lynn Sheinkin is a long time feminist and human rights activist. She is the Program Development and Clinical Services Director at Rockland Family Shelter, a grassroots organization serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. She also works in private practice as a psychotherapist. She has done extensive training and had work published.She has been an active member of Amnesty International for many years, serving as a community coordinator as well as founding member of a local chapter.
Lynn is Vice President in charge of Legislative Issues for the Rockland
Chapter of NOW. She is also a founding member of the Anti-Racist Alliance of Social Workers, bringing Undoing Racism trainings to social work organizations and schools in Rockland, Westchester and NYC. She is the proud mother of four children, two daughters in law and one grandchild on the way.

Prof Christina Pratt  (United States)
Professor of Social Work and Gender Studies, Director of Field Education
Social Work Program, Faculty in Social Sciences
Dominican College and City University of New York

Prof. Christina Pratt teaches social work and gender studies at Dominican College. She is completing a doctorate in criminology at City University of New York Criminology. Her research includes: Multicultural Domestic Violence; Offender Re-integration; Experimentalist Courts.
From 1987-1997, she served as Executive Director - Partners of the Americas managing international development and exchange in agriculture, economic development, education, health, disaster preparedness, culture, and women in development in the Caribbean.

  • Ending gender-linked violence
  • School safety
  • Gender equity

(60 min. Workshop, English)