Upcoming Events

Fall 2020

Buffalo Gay Men's Chorus.

Sunday, Oct 25, 5:00 pm - YouTube Platform

We sing Out, a virtual, non-ticketed event in celebration of National Coming Out Day.
They ask for your support, so be there , on their YouTube channel:
http://ow.ly/z9Qz50BNK 22tickets-119613064897

Lead UB Conference

Lead UB Conference 2020 Logo.

Monday-Thursday, October 26-29th, 2020

Location: Online

Get a deeper understanding of topics related to leadership, service and student development by attending the LEAD UB Conference.

LEAD stands for Leadership, Engagement, Advocacy and Development; this conference is designed to bring students from across UB and the surrounding communities together to learn about and engage in topics related to leadership, service, and overall student development. You can expect engaging and relevant speakers, roundtable discussions, and the discovery of new skills and programs for you to be involved with.

Sessions and activities will be here listed one week before conference kick-off! 

To register, go to https://buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6401683

Seminar: Human Trafficking Happens Here

October 27, 2020: 2:00 - 4:00p.m.

Join experts Emma Buckthal (Erie County Volunteer Lawyers Project), Ahlea Howard (International Institute of Buffalo), Judge Martoche (Human Trafficking Intervention Hub Court), Theresa Nietzel (Erie County Sheriff's Office), and Alicia Tabliago (Human Trafficking Intervention Hub Court) in discussing the reality of human trafficking in WNY, increased risk factors caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, red flags to watch for with our students and community, and how to access help. Participants will receive access to resources on UB Box.

Register on UBLinked at:


*Sponsored by UB’s Violence Prevention Team.*


October 28, 2020: 3:00 - 4:30p.m.

Live your values! This workshop focuses on aligning your values with your actions to become an empowered, effective bystander.

This workshop reviews the steps of bystander intervention and help participants identify their bystander style and explores how we can intervene in situations we have or may face.

Together we will be identifying problem behaviors, deciding when and how to intervene, and working through scenarios to practice getting involved in a safe environment.

Register on UBLinked at: https://buffalo.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6210743.

Feminist Research Alliance Workshop

Margaret Rhea.

Thursday, October 29, 2020
12:00 - 1:30 pm 
 Zoom Platform

To register to receive a link, please go to: 



Margaret Rhee

Assistant Professor
Department of Media Study

The Kimchi Poetry Machine: A Feminist New Media Story? 

Conceptualized in 2014, the Kimchi Poetry Machine is a feminist new media installation that reimagines how tangible computing can be utilized for poetic participation. Drawing from this prototype, the presentation offers a background and history--both analog and digital--of new media art and the current iteration of the project that focuses on pressing social issues such as #metoo and #BlackLivesMatters in the digital age. Currently scheduled performance/installation dates include the Smithsonian Art Museum APA Center, August 2021 and the University at Buffalo Art Galleries, January 2022 and excerpts from the in-progress book Poetry Machines: Letters to Future Readers (solicited by Duke UP) will be shared. Through a discussion of the project, the presentation aims to prompt discussion on feminist new media and offer an introduction to the participatory ethos and projects grounding the Palah Light Lab,  a feminist and queer media arts lab at the University at Buffalo. 

Margaret Rhee is a poet, scholar, and new media artist. She is the author of the poetry collection Love, Robot named a 2017 Best Book of Poetry by Entropy Magazine and the 2019 Best Book Award in Poetry by the Asian American Studies Association. Her new media project From the Center was the first implementation of a digital storytelling program in a jail or prison setting. For this work, she received the Berkeley Chancellor’s Award for Public Service, and a Yamashita Award Honorable Mention. In 2018, she was awarded a Harvard College Fellowship in Digital Practice where she served on the committee to develop digital studies for the College of Arts and Humanities. She received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in ethnic studies with a designated emphasis in new media studies. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Study at SUNY Buffalo. She founded and co-leads the Palah 파랗 Light Lab, a collaborative media arts lab on technology, poetry, and equality.

Beyond Boundaries Series presents

The Archivettes (Megan Rossman, 2019)

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)  Zoom  

In collaboration with the Women and Gender Studies Interdisciplinary Unit a special screening of The Archivettes (Megan Rossman, 2019) will be shown followed by an online discussion with Lesbian Herstory Archive co-founders Joan Nestle and Deborah Edel and filmmaker Megan Rossman. Founded in the 1970s in a New York City apartment, The Lesbian Herstory Archives is now the world's largest collection of materials by and about lesbians. For more than 40 years, the all-volunteer organization has striven to combat lesbian invisibility by literally rescuing history from the trash. 

All programs are free and open to the public but you must register to participate. Watch for link in future.

This semester of Beyond Boundaries was curated by Ruth Goldman, Meg Knowles and Crystal Rodriguez with assistance from Kaitlyn Keane and is co-sponsored by the Office of Equity and Campus Diversity, the Communication Department and the Burchfield Penney Art Center. 


Wednesday, November 11, 2020    4:30 pm  - Zoom Platform

Wikipedia logo.

 - Set up a Wikipedia account

 - Edit existing pages

 - Use reliable sources and digital archives

No experience necessary!     

Cosponsored by the Women in STEM Cooperative

To register, please go to: https://bit.ly/STEMWikipedia

Feminist Research Alliance Workshop

Laina Bay Cheng.

Thursday, November 12, 2020
12:00 - 1:30 pm 
Zoom Platform

To register to receive a link, please go to: 




Laina Bay-Cheng

Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Development
School of Social Work.

"Agency Through Thick and Thin: How Girls Exercise Sexual Agency Amid Social Injustice"
I will offer a critical analysis of how common conceptions and depictions of “sexual agency” simultaneously overestimate the power of agency and underestimate the ways in which it is exercised and by whom. Drawing on one of my current studies (supported by the Gender Institute), I will spotlight how Martha Nussbaum’s Capabilities Approach offers a different orientation to girls’ sexualities and to systems’ obligations.

Dr. Laina Y. Bay-Cheng is Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Development at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. Since the beginning of her career, Bay-Cheng has concentrated her research on the imprint of social forces and material conditions on young women’s sexual lives. She combines empirical and conceptual analyses to shift attention away from individual-focused models of sexual risk and toward the systemic roots of girls’ and women’s sexual vulnerability: interlocked gender, class, race, and age-based inequalities and the ideologies that perpetuate them.

The Women in STEM Cooperative presents Webinar Series: Helping STEM Students Thrive

Women in STEM Webinar flyer.

NOVEMBER 19, 2020   12:00-1:30 pm  EST
Webinar Platform: Zoom

"Recruitment, advisement and creating community -
How it has changed in 2020"

This year’s theme is Supporting Women in STEM in 2020.  The result of the onset of the COVID-19 virus has affected us in many different ways.  We will explore these topics and ways to support, encourage and build community to move forward. Those who register will receive a recording. 

For more information: 

Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture

Mishuana Goeman.

Mishuana Goeman

“Electric Lights, Tourist Sights: Gendering Dispossession and Settler Colonial Infrastructure at Niagara Falls”


December 3, 2020  -  Zoom platform
Mishuana Goeman is a a 2020-2021 UB Center for Diversity Innovation Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Associate Professor of Gender Studies, American Indian Studies, and affiliated faculty of Critical Race Studies in the Law School, UCLA Presented in conjunction with the Center for Diversity Innovation.

RSVP here for the Zoom link:

(note: if previously registered, you will receive the updated link)

Spring 2021 Preview

Feminist Research Alliance Workshop

Libby Otto.

Libby Otto

Associate Professor
Global Gender Sexuality Studies

Wed., February 10, 2021 
12:00 - 1:30pm
Zoom Platform

Feminist Research Alliance Workshop

Melinda Lemke.

Melinda Lemke

Assistant Professor
Graduate School of Education

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 
12:00 - 1:30pm
Zoom Platform