December 14, 2:00 – 4:00 pm 
207 UB Commons, UB North Campus 

Please join us as we showcase our new Art Gallery—comprised of donated and loaned works from our undergraduate and MFA students, which our Graduate Assistant Anne Marie Butler has been curating.
This year, the Holiday Party will honor Laura Mangan
who retired from UB in September after 28 years of service. She served twenty years with the Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy and the Law School, followed by seven years with the Civic Engagement and Public Policy Strategic Strength, and concluded with one year in the Office of the Associate VP for Research Advancement.  She has been an active, supportive and hard-working member of the Gender Institute for many years. 
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Spring Symposium

Reproductive Justice: Theory and Practice

February 8, 2018, 9:30am-4pm
10 Capen Hall (Buffalo Room), UB North Campus

Dr. Elena GutiĆ©rrez, Associate Professor in Gender and Women's Studies and Latin American and Latino Studies, University of Illinois, Chicago 

Dr. Jamila Perritt, board certified OBGYN, a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and Junior Fellow of the Society of Family Planning

The Gender Institute, in cooperation with the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, will host an all-day symposium on North Campus titled “Reproductive Justice: Theory & Practice.” Dr. Jamila Perritt, MD MPH FACOG, and Dr. Elena Gutiérrez PhD are the keynote speakers. 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. 

(subject to change)

9am Coffee & Registration
9:30am Opening Remarks, Carrie Bramen, Director UB Gender Institute
10am-11am: Dr. Jamila Perritt, OB-GYN, Washington DC
11:00-11:15  Coffee Break
11:15-12:30  Local Panel on Reproductive Justice in WNY
                    Dr. Katharine Morrison, Medical Director, Birthing Center of Buffalo
                    Mary Badame, Patient Navigator, Center for Court Innovation
12:30-1:15 Lunch
1:15-2:15pm  Dr. Elena Gutiérrez, University of Illinois, Chicago
2:15-2:30 Coffee Break
2:30-3:30  Break-out Sessions
                    Co-facilitators: Karen King, Executive Director, Erie County Commission on the Status of Women
                    Sara Vernon, Grassroots/Vox Organizer, Planned Parenthood
3:30: Concluding Remarks, Carrie Bramen, Director, UB Gender Institute


On the preceding night, Wednesday, February 7,  6:30-8:30pm, Student Union Theater, UB North Campus, there will be a screening of the documentary “Jackson” (2016), about the last abortion clinic in the state of Mississippi. Dr. Jamila Perritt will lead a post-screening discussion. Sponsored by UB Society of Feminists.