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20TH ANNIVERSARY of UB'S GENDER INSTITUTE

Wed. Apr 19:   Empowering Women Networking Event
6:00-8:00 pm, 220 Student Union, UB North Campus  Free

Part of the Empowering Women Through Entrepreneurship Program. Network with female professionals and entrepreneurs in the area and learn from their experiences!
RSVP: Not required, see Facebook event

Sponsored by: Blackstone LaunchPad, a campus-based experiential entrepreneurship program open to students, alumni, staff and faculty offering coaching, ideation and venture creation support.

Thu. Apr 20:   Babel: Buffalo Hosts World-Famous Authors: Dave Eggers

Writer, editor, publisher, screenwriter, education activist and human rights advocate, Dave Eggers was catapulted to fame when his first book, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Check out his TED Talk, “Once Upon a School,” to glimpse the playful humor & fast-paced creative mind behind the “826” youth writing center movement. 

For more information and tickets: http://www.justbuffalo.org/event/babel-dave-eggers-2017-04-20/

Fri. Apr 21:    Female Founder Friday

4:00-5:00 pm, 220 Student Union, UB North Campus   Free
Listen to a successful female entrepreneur share her story and share tips for success.  RSVP: Not required, see Facebook event

Sponsored by: Blackstone LaunchPad, a campus-based experiential entrepreneurship program open to students, alumni, staff and faculty offering coaching, ideation and venture creation support.

Tue. Apr 25:   Women in STEM Cooperative Lunch & Lecture Series: Stem for Everyone STEM for Everyone
12:00- 1:00 pm, 210 Student Union, UB North Campus

Come and hear from students who will have up to 5 minutes to present their research or studies (related to STEM) in language that is easily understandable by the general public. For more information, please go to: http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/womeninstem/  

Wed. Apr 26:   Sexual Awareness Month: Film Screening & Discussion: “Yeah Maybe No”
2:00 pm, Student Union Theater, UB North Campus

Screening of the documentary film about a young man coming to terms with a history of multiple sexual assaults. *Trigger warning: not recommended for individuals with personal experiences of sexual violence*

Every April UB recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month as a time to raise public awareness about sexual violence, to educate and inspire our community to prevent it, and provide support for members of our community who have experienced it. Sexual Violence is a major public health, human rights, and social justice issue. We need everyone’s help to end it. Thank you for getting involved and supporting our efforts toward a safer campus and a brighter future. 

There are a number of events throughout the month to learn more go to http://www.buffalo.edu/svp. Keep in touch #UBSAAM.

Thu. Apr 27:   Alison Des Forges International Symposium: Counterterrorism, Electoral Politics and Human Rights
9:00 am – 4:00 pm, 107 Capen Hall, UB North Campus     Free and Open to the Public

Some view counterterrorism as an essential policy to keep innocent people safe and electoral politics as a way to protect human rights.  Yet, counterterrorism measures can result in immigration policies and military tactics that violate human rights.  This symposium will explore these counterintuitive relationships and seek ways to mitigate the unwanted side effects resulting from such policies and institutions.

Sponsored by the Alison Des Forges, Memorial Committee.  For more information please email Roger Des Forges at rvd@buffalo.edu.

Thu. Apr 27:   Restorative Justice Day
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Diefendorf Hall, UB South Campus  Free and Open to the Public

Restorative Justice (n.). An approach to justice focused on the needs of the victims, offenders, and involved community. Join us at UB for a full day of Restorative Justice workshops and discussion. Lunch will be provided.

Keynote Speakers: 
Dr. Carolyn Boyes-Watson, Sociology Professor, Author, and Director of the Center for Restorative Justice at Suffolk University
& Professor Steven Sugarman, Director of the Mediation Clinic at UB School of Law

Sponsored by: Center for Resolution & Justice, Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition, UB Government and Community Relations, Office of the President, UB Judicial Affairs, UB School of Law, UB School of Social Work, UB GSA, CSEP GSA, LAI GSA, LIS GSA, SSW GSA, Sub-Board I, Inc., UB Wellness Ed. Services, and A Wellness Grant by the Student Wellness Team.  For more information:goo.gl/43IH8v (case sensitive)

Thu. Apr 27:  Gender Institute Mentoring Award Ceremony
12:00- 1:00 pm, 509 O’Brian Hall, UB North Campus   Free

To promote and recognize outstanding achievements by faculty and staff in cultivating the professional potential of their colleagues and students, UB’s Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender has awarded its Excellence in Mentoring Awards in 2017 to Hershini Young, Associate Professor of English, and Libby Otto, Associate Professor of Art and Executive Director of the Humanities Institute. Please join us for the awards ceremony and reception to follow.

Thu. Apr 27:  Signature Series: Nnedi Okorafor
Keynote Book Reading, Conversation and Q & A
3:45 pm, Black Box Theatre, Center for the Arts, UB North Campus  

This year’s Signature Series focuses on the works of Nnedi Okorafor, associate professor of English at the University at Buffalo and an award-winning novelist of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults. In 2016, Okorafor became one of only four authors in the past 20 years to win both the World Science Fiction Society’s (WSFS) Hugo Award and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s (SFWA) Nebula Award for best novella, for her work “Binti.” The New York Times has characterized her novels as combining “politically complex science fiction and lyrical fantasy.”  There are several events planned in the Signature Series, for more information on the Signature Series, please visitbuffalo.edu/president/sig-series

10. Thu. Apr 27:   BAND Against Bullying Event
7:00 pm,  Shea's Theatre, 710 Main Street, Buffalo, NY  

A local high-school performing arts competition with a theme of dignity and respect. The Alberti Center is proud to be co-sponsoring once again, along with M&T Bank and Ingram Micro. Tickets are just $5.00.  For additional information: BAND Against Bullying.

SAVE THE DATE

May 21-26: Feminist Summer University, 2017
La Chaire Claire-Bonenfant vous invite à vous inscrire à
Colloque FEMMES, VIOLENCES, POLITIQUES ET RÉSISTANCES du 21 au ​26 mai 2017

Register HERE.

Université féministe d'été

Faculté des sciences sociales
Université Laval
Téléphone: 418-656-2131 poste 8930
universite-feministe-ete@fss.ulaval.ca