No Limits Conference
No Limits is an interdisciplinary student conference on issues related to women, gender, and sexuality and is sponsored by the Women's and Gender Studies Programs at UNO, UNK and UNL. It is held annually in early March and it rotates between the 3 campuses at Lincoln, Kearney, and Omaha.
The conference began in 1993 with a group of dedicated students who wanted to create an unquestionably interdisciplinary conference able to accommodate both traditional and non-traditional topics and presentations. Since that time the conference has remained student-oriented, open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates.
Over the decades, No Limits has hosted hundreds of presentations from students and community members involved in Women's and Gender Studies in numerous academic departments and community groups. Further, No Limits encourages creative presentations, including artwork, performances, and the reading of original work.
No Limits has also hosted many renowned scholars, writers, performers and activists, including Lindsey Churchill, Shireen Ghorbani, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Meenakshi Gigi Durham, Mary S. Hartman, Shireen Roshanravan, Obioma Nnaemeka, Janet Kourany, tatiana de la tierra, Judith Cofer Ortiz, Nomy Lamm, Toi Derricotte, and Lourdes Portillo.
In order to keep this event accessible to all participants, No Limits charges no conference registration fee. It is entirely supported by donations from academic departments and units within the University of Nebraska and the fundraising efforts of student organizations.
No Limits Conference 2020
University of Nebraska-Kearney
Friday, March 6, 2020
Abstracts due Friday, January 31, 2020.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Lindsey Churchill, University of Central Oklahoma.
Tentative title: "Reproductive Justice in a Red State"
Dr. Churchill is an Associate Professor of History and founder and director of UCO's Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. She also is the director of their Women's Research Center and BGLTQ+ Student Center.
In 2014 she published her book, Becoming the Tupamaros: Solidarity & Transnational Revolutionaries in Uruguay and the United States (Vanderbilt University Press), and in 2016 she became a Fulbright Scholar Specialist in Latvia.
Her work has included over 40 presentations and lectures about gender, sexuality, reproductive justice, sex positivity, and inclusion. In 2016 she received the Oklahoma Human Rights Award from the United Nations Association and Oklahoma University Human Rights Association.
In 2018 she worked with students in UCO's Reproductive Justice Campus Action Network to create the documentary, "Red State Resistance: Reproductive Justice in the Red State of Oklahoma."