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February 8, 2018, 9:30am-4pm
120 Clemens Hall, UB North Campus
The Gender Institute, in cooperation with the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, will host an all-day symposium titled “Reproductive Justice: Theory & Practice,” with keynote Dr. Jamila Perritt, MD MPH FACOG. The term “Reproductive Justice” emerged over a decade ago to expand the aims of the pro-choice movement to include a larger spectrum of concerns that highlight racial and economic inequalities such as food insecurity and unemployment, access to affordable daycare, affordable health care and physical, mental and spiritual well-being. The aim of the symposium will be to discuss how national conversations revolving around reproductive justice impact local communities and vice versa. The symposium also included a local panel Reproductive Justice in WNY, with Dr. Katharine Morrison, Medical Director, Birthing Center of Buffalo; Vanessa Glushefki, CPA, Esq.; Dierra Jenkins, Buffalo Black Lives Matter; and Mary Badame, Board Member, New York Abortion Access Fund.
On the preceding night, Wednesday, February 7, 6:30-8:30pm, Student Union Theater, UB North Campus, we screened the documentary “Jackson” (2016), about the last abortion clinic in the state of Mississippi. Dr. Jamila Perritt led a post-screening discussion. Sponsored by UB Society of Feminists.
September 26, 11am-3pm
Greatbatch Pavilion, Darwin Martin House, Buffalo, NY
As part of our 20th anniversary programming, the UB Gender Institute will host an all-day symposium, entitled “She Persists,” at the Greatbatch Pavilion at the Darwin Martin House. The Symposium will honor the accomplishments of major women in Buffalo’s past and then turn to prominent women in the Buffalo community today.
The first session (11am-12:15am) will focus on late nineteenth century women innovators locally and internationally, including the architect Louise Bethune, who designed the Lafayette Hotel, Harriet Townsend, founder of the Women’s Educational and Industrial Union, and Maria Love, who opened the first daycare in the U.S. for poor working women. This session will feature Despina Stratigakos, Professor of Architecture at UB, and Kelly Hayes McAlonie, director of the Capital Planning Group, who will set the historical stage for the afternoon session, which will turn to current leaders and innovators in Buffalo.
UB Law Professor and Vice-Provost for Inclusive Excellence, Teri Miller, will moderate the afternoon session (1pm-3pm), which will highlight the ongoing legacy of Buffalo women innovators in a panel that will include leaders in local and state politics, long-time Erie County lawmaker Joan Bozer; environmental activist and deputy director of PUSH/Buffalo Rahwa Ghirmatzion, a pioneer in human genomics research, Dr. Norma Nowak, who directs UB’s NY State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics, and a leader of a new generation of local activists working on neighborhood sustainability, Bernice Radle. This event, spearheaded by Carrie Bramen, director of the UB Gender Institute, and Kelly Hayes McAlonie, is part of a series of events associated with the Buffalo Niagara Tesla Festival, which highlights the inventions and innovations of Buffalo from the Gilded Age to today.
11:00-11:10: Welcome—Carrie Bramen, Director, UB Gender Institute
11:10-12:00: Session 1: Women Innovators of the Gilded Age: Despina Stratigakos, Professor of Architecture, UB, moderator, and Kelly Hayes McAlonie, Director of the Capital Planning Group
1:00-2:30pm Session II: Women Innovators Today: Teresa Miller, Vice-Provost for Inclusive Excellence, moderator
Panelists: Dr. Norma Nowak, Director, New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics, Joan Bozer, Erie County lawmaker and environmentalist, Rahwa Ghirmatzion, Deputy Director of PUSH/Buffalo, Bernice Radle, owner of Buffalove Development and member of the City of Buffalo’s Zoning Board of Appeals
March 31, 2017
Presented by the Coalition for the Advancement of Moslem
cosponsored by UB Gender Institute.
March 2, 2017
The Women’s Business Center (WBC) at Canisius College recognizes successful women-owned businesses in the Western New York area with the Ignite Award.
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. 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 NY.
For information about the program and cosponsors:
UB News Center: "Solidarity Party to honor internationals and refugees..."
TWC News/Spectrum News: Solidarity Party Celebrates Diverse ...
wkbw.org/abc Buffalo: "Solidarity party held to show support ..."
November 21, 2016 (TWCNews):
"UB Professor Calls Out Bannon Republicans and White Supremacists"
October 21, 2016 (UB Now):
UB to Celebrate Gender Week
October 17, 2016 (The Buffalo News):
"Forum at University at Buffalo to address violence against women"
September 2, 2016 (The Chicago Tribune):
Kari Winter on ethical approach to entertainment online platforms.
July 4, 2016 (The Wall Street Journal):
The Gender Institute's director on story-telling
April 21, 2016 (The Los Angeles Times):
Despina Stratigakos on gender discrimination in architecture: "Architecture remains a tough profession for women to crack. In the United States, even though nearly half of architecture school graduates are women, only 18% of licensed practitioners are women. "
April 20, 2016 (The Washington Post):
Kari Winter responds to the news that Harriet Tubman will appear on $20 bill.
April 6, 2016 (The Buffalo News):
Gender Across Borders Symposium
April 5, 2016 (UB Now):
UB symposium on women and gender explores alliances that respect differences.
April 5, 2016 (The UB Reporter):
The Gender Institute's Women in STEM summit begins this week.
February 4, 2016 (The UB Reporter):
Kari Winter talks about the politics of place and memory on university campuses
January 7, 2016 (The UB Reporter):
The Gender Institute Deputy Director Glenna Bett's company Cytocybernetics featured in an article about successful UB-related businesses