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Justice Janine Geske to speak at St. Norbert College Phenomenal Woman Conference

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From St. Norbert College, March 25, 2010
by Mike Counter,, (920) 403-3089

Justice Janine Geske, former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice and founder and director of the Restorative Justice Initiative in Milwaukee, will highlight St. Norbert College's 12th annual Phenomenal Woman Conference on Saturday, April 17 from 11a.m.-5 p.m. in the Bemis International Center on the college campus. Geske will lecture on "Women's Role in Forgiveness and Rebuilding of Relationships," and will also conduct a workshop on restorative justice.

Geske has received numerous awards, ranging from the F.B.I. Director's Community Award and a Wisconsin State Bar Fellows Award, to St. Norbert

College's own Peacemaker of the Year Award in 2007. She regularly teaches at judicial, legal and community conferences on mediation, restorative justice, evidence, the courts, women's issues and spirituality and work. Justice Geske serves as a Distinguished Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School and is the director and founder of the university's Restorative Justice Initiative.

The Phenomenal Woman Conference focuses on celebrating, advocating, supporting and empowering women, and includes: lunch; Justice Geske's keynote presentation; interactive workshops; vendor exhibits; gifts and raffles; and a closing session of songs from Milwaukee performing artist Azeeza Islam.

Workshops include: Reading the Word and Reading the World: Understanding Our Call to Action; The Balancing Act: Motherhood and Your Career; The Phenomenal Woman in My Life (a men's panel); and The Feminization of Poverty.
The cost of the event is $40 for community members, $30 for St. Norbert staff/faculty, and $12 ($8 when bringing a community member) for studentsTo register or for more information, go to, contact Jessica Lococo at, or call the Women's Center at (920) 403-4116.

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