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A university-wide research center founded in 1997, the Gender Institute promotes research and teaching related to women, gender, and sexuality. We offer grants and awards to faculty and students to support scholarship on women and on the intricate connections between gender and other social forces, such as sexuality, race, class, health, age, religion, and place. We convene interdisciplinary networks and organize lectures, workshops, conferences, film screenings, art exhibitions, and community events.

Dedicated to advancing women's and LGBTQ leadership, vision, and influence, the Gender Institute fosters workspaces in which each participant is stimulated to reach her/his highest potential and to increase knowledge and justice within the university, within their disciplines, and in society at large.



Thank you to the hundreds of people who cosponsored, supported, and attended our Solidarity Party to Honor and Celebrate International Scholars, Students, Immigrants, and Refugees on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Asbury Hall in Buffalo.  Mayor Byron Brown and Erie County Commissioner Mark Poloncarz joined a host of musicians, artists, poets, lawyers, faculty, clergy, students, and others who expressed support and love for the entire community that comprises Western New York.

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UB News Center: "Solidarity Party to honor internationals and refugees in Western New York"

TWC News/Spectrum News:  Solidarity Party Celebrates Diverse Western New York Population Buffalo: "Solidarity party held to show support for WNY immigrants and refugees"



Gender Institute faculty, staff, and students joined the Women's Marches around the world

The Gender Institute Celebrates 20th Anniversary!

Peggy Acara, Rosemary Dziak, Isabel Marcus, and Barbara Bono, former directors of the Gender Institute, celebrating Gender Week 2005.

Upcoming Events
Poetics Plus Reading: Julian Talamantez Brolaski
8:00 p.m.
468 Washington St (WNY Book Arts Center), Off Campus
School of Social Work Annual Symposium: Indigenous Women: Human Rights Protections and Activism
8:30 a.m.
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo NY 14203, North Campus
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