Women and girls have yet to achieve true equality throughout the world, yet their roles both at home and in the workplace are invaluable. The planet cannot be sustainable if people from all genders are not treated with respect, dignity and compensated equally for all of their work.
Anastasia Curwood, "Black Feminist Power: Shirley Chisholm and National Politics, 1968-1982” [1:06:33]
(UB Gender Institute 4/30/20)
As part of the Gender Institute's Legacies of Suffrage Symposium, Dr. Anastasia Curwood delivers a lecture on the importance of Shirley Chisholm to American politics and women's political futures. She is an Associate Professor of African American and Africana Studies, Center for Equality and Social Justice, History and Social Theory as well as the Director of African American & Africana Studies at the University of Kentucky. Her forthcoming book, Chisholm: The Life of an American Symbol, provides a detailed look at the life of African American icon Shirley Chisholm, the first woman to seek the presidential nomination of a major party.
Trends, Learning Curves, and Lessons in STEM Equity: What Do the Last 20 Years of Research and Engagement Tell the Academy About Our 2050 Goals and Outcomes [1:03:48]
Dr Tonya Matthews, Associate Provost for Inclusive Workforce Development and Director of the STEM Learning Innovation Center at Wayne State University (WSU) delivers the University at Buffalo Women in STEM Cooperative (WiSC) Annual Summit keynote address, "Trends, Learning Curves, and Lessons in STEM Equity: What Do the Last 20 Years of Research and Engagement Tell the Academy About Our 2050 Goals and Outcomes?" (UB Gender Institute 10/15/20)
Agency Through Thick and Thin: How Girls Exercise Sexual Agency Amid Social Injustice [1:29:53]
In this talk, entitled "Agency Through Thick and Thin: How Girls Exercise Sexual Agency Amid Social Injustice," Professor Laina Bay-Cheng offers 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 a current study, Professor Bay-Cheng spotlights how Martha Nussbaum’s Capabilities Approach offers a different orientation to girls’ sexualities and to systems’ obligations. (UB Gender Institute 11/23/20)
Electric Lights, Tourist Sights: Gendering Dispossession and Settler Colonial Infrastructure at Niagara Falls [1:24:12]
In this lecture, “Electric Lights, Tourist Sights: Gendering Dispossession and Settler Colonial Infrastructure at Niagara Falls,” UB Distinguished Visiting Scholar Dr. Mishuana Goeman (Tonawanda Band of Seneca) discusses the connection between gender and Indigenous dispossession at Niagara Falls through the tourism and hydroelectric dam industries. (UB Gender Institute 12/7/20)
Legacies of Suffrage: Women's Activism Then and Now Opening Remarks by Director Carrie Bramen [12:08]
Gender Institute Director Carrie Bramen offers welcoming remarks, an outline of the symposium, and an acknowledgement of the Seneca Land on which the event took place and the University at Buffalo operates. Bramen contextualizes the meaning of "Legacy" and how our symposium troubles the linear and monolithic view of progress for women's political rights. (UB Gender Institute 4/30/20)
4th Annual UB Women in STEM Summit: Keynote Interview [1:08:41]
The Women in STEM Cooperative and UB Sustainability co-hosted UB's 4th Annual Women in STEM Cooperative Summit titled Sustainable Solutions and Champions of Change. This summit was on April 18th, 2018. The keynote interview below is between Hadar Borden, Blackstone LaunchPad at UB, Ali McPherson, Niagara Share, Samina Raja, PhD, Principal Investigator of the Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab in the UB Department of Urban and Regional Planning. The discussion is moderated by Liesl Folks, PhD, MBA, Dean, UB School of Engineering & Applied Sciences.
Social Workers for Reproductive Justice
Reproductive justice is a framework grounded in international human rights that seeks to increase social, political and economic power and resources so that people can make healthy decisions about gender, sexuality and families for themselves and their communities. In this episode, Katherine Bisanz, co-founder of Social Workers for Reproductive Justice, describes the organization's mission and the role of social work in this movement. (UB School of Social Work 8/8/15)
Institutions committed to helping women succeed in STEM careers can now utilize a new training program designed to equip women graduate students with the tools to navigate gender-based career bias and discrimination.
UB’s Women in Science and Engineering program, more widely known as WiSE, plays an important role in attracting women to STEM degree programs at UB, welcoming them into a community of support and growth that prepares them for their careers.
As a UB PhD candidate in public health, Schomburg fellow Schuyler Lawson knew all too well how the lack of representation in schools often puts students of color and other underrepresented groups at a disadvantage.
URP 508: Race, Class, & Gender.
AAS 386: Male / Female Relationships.
AAS 460 / 558 & GGS 460 : Black Women in US History.
AMS 145: Cities of the World.
AMS 301 / GGS 301: Intro to Native American Women.
AS 323: Gender in South Literature.
CL 222: Greek Civilization.
CL 223: Roman Civilization.
DMS 448: Games, Gender, and Culture.
ENG 372: Feminist Theory.
ENG 387: Women Writers.
EVS 570: International Organizations, Gender, and Sustainability.
GEO 102: Intro to Human Geography.
GEO 334: International Bus Cultures.
GGS 316: Gender Issues Continental Africa.
GGS 241: Women in Developing Countries.
HIS 328: History of Brazil.
LLS 475: Latino Masculinity.
PHI 335: Contemporary Ethical Theory.
SOC 211: Sociology of Diversity.
SOC 331: Wealth and Poverty.
SOC 362: Families and Inequality.
SOC 378: Social Inequalities and Health.
TH 220: Performing America.
UGC 211: American Pluralism.
ELP 589: Education and Socialization.
MGI 301: Human Resources Management.
SW 503: Diversity and Oppression.
SW 563: Advanced Policy Development and Analysis.
Combat Gender Inequality!
Combating gender inequality starts at home. Teach young boys and girls to fight gender stereotypes . The UN has compiled a great guide.