News and Events
Fall 2013 Women’s Studies events
Wednesday, September 25, 11:20 am-12:40 pm Spiegel Theater
Annie Lanzillotto, author, poet and performance artist will read from her poetry and recently published memoir, L is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Freedom Memoir.” Co-sponsored by the History Department, LGBT Studies, Women’s Studies, The Cultural Center, and The National Center for Suburban Studies.
For further details, contact Stanislao G. Pugliese
- View Flyer [PDF]
Monday, October 7, 6:30-8 pm in Breslin 205.
A poetry reading and lecture by Etnairis Rivera and Madeline Millán “Julia de Burgos: agua, vida y tierra en la poesía de Puerto Rico e Hispanoamérica.” Co-sponsored by The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, Women’s Studies and The National Center for Suburban Studies. For further details, contact Prof. Miguel-Angel Zapata, Benita Sampedro, or Brenda Elsey
Tuesday, October 15, 5-8 pm in the Student Center 145.
A Smart Start workshop facilitated by Annie Houle, The Wage Project.
The Wage Project is an organization that addresses the gender wage gap by teaching negotiating skills to women. This is an interactive workshop that will prepare students to negotiate their salary at their first job after graduation (Men are welcome, too, but the target audience is women). Seating is limited, so people who want to participate should email me to reserve a spot. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by Women’s Studies, Labor Studies, the Department of Rhetoric, and the National Center for Suburban Studies.
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Look for these great events at Day of Dialogue, October 23, 2013:
- A one woman show: They Call me Q, written and performed by South Asian performance artist and actress Qurrat Ann Kadwani. They call me Q is an autobiographical one woman show - a 60 minute performance that features 13 characters and speaks to issues of culture, identity, bullying, friendship and self-love. The artist was recently a feature at the NY Fringe Festival. Here is a link to the trailer: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/they-call-me-q-bronx-solo-play-goes-to-fringenyc-international-festival-2013. For more information, contact Lisa Merrill.
- Transgender 101: The Basics of the "T" in LGBT- The Center for Civic Engagement and the Multicultural & International Student Programs Office presents this informational discussion about what it means to be a transgender person and how to become an ally of the transgender community. Learn everything about the "T" in the LGBTQ acronym. Facilitated by members of the Hofstra and transgender community.
For more information, contact Jennifer Ackerman.
Women's Studies and History Department Present:
A Forum with Women Scientists About Gender
Discrimination in Scientific and Medical Fields
Is Science An Unwomanly Pursuit?
Women who pursue their careers in scientific and medical fields face difficulties that their male counterparts do not. For this event, two women scientists from Hofstra share their life's journey and advice for college students to develop our understanding about gender issues and help support female students aspiring to scientific or medical careers. Male students are also welcome! Lunch will be served during the event. For questions, send email to Yuki Terazawa.
- Dr. Margaret Hunter (Department of Engineering)
- Dr. Sabrina Sobel (Department of Chemistry
Date and Time:
Tuesday March 12, 11:10-12:35
Roosevelt Hall 112
The Great Writers, Great Readings Series Presents Author Vivian Gornick
February 27, 11:15 am
Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, 10th Fl, Axinn Library.
Ms. Gornick is an acclaimed writer of nonfiction and a former Guggenheim Fellow whose books have been nominated for two National Book Critics Circle Awards and a National Book Award.
The Invisible War: Sexual Assault in the Military
February 27th, 4:30-5:55 pm
Plaza Room East, Hofstra Student Center
Panelist: Helen Benedict, Columbia University professor and author of The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq, and the novelSand Queen.
With the recent decision by the Pentagon to allow women to serve in combat roles in the military, the disturbing issue of sexual assault against women within the ranks of the U.S. Armed Forces has been overshadowed once again. This session will examine what some people call “the invisible war,” and present excerpts of a documentary film by that title.
Women’s Studies at the Day of Dialogue
“Who Are You Calling a Slut?” Controlling Women’s Sexuality through Shame and Violence The panel features organizers and participants of SlutWalk NYC.
Wednesday, October 26
Cultural Center Theater
“Art as Cultural Diplomacy – performance and talk with Heather Raffo”
Wednesday 10/26, 8PM in the Cultural Center Theater
Celebrated actress and Playwright Heather Raffo comes to Hofstra for discussion about the role theater plays in our understanding of contemporary war. Through the performance and discussion of selected monologues from her acclaimed play 9 Parts of Desire about the lives of Iraqi women, Raffo, takes the audience deep into the heart of why theater can best communicate the complex issues still facing Iraq and America today.
THE MILITARY, PROSTITUTION, AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN GLOBAL AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE: THE JAPANESE ARMY’S COMFORT WOMEN DURING WWII AND BEYOND
Tuesday, November 8
Plaza Room West, Student Center
Join history professor yuki terazawa and women of action for a lecture and discussion regarding the objectification of women during wartime. All are welcome!
Wednesday, November 9
Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library
Film Screening and discussion with director, Ibtisam Mara’ana. The film, a documentary, lasts one hour. The remainder of the time will be spent in question and answer with the director.
At its heart, 77 Steps is a love story between Ibtisam, who is Palestinian-Israeli, and Jonathan, a Jewish Canadian immigrant to Israel. They build a relationship, but one that is constantly subject to the conflict around them.
Unfortunately, love does not conquer all. Jonathan and Ibtisam part ways, but not before they have explored the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in an intensely personal and profound way.
"Palestine," written and performed by Najla Said
Monday, October 17
In this one-women, off-Broadway performance, Ms. Said explores her relationship to her famous father, to Palestine and to America in the aftermath of the events of 9/11 through stories about her life.
While many performances about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict seek to lecture or convince, Ms. Said simply tells you her story, inviting you into her experience. The result is by turns humorous and serious, but always moving.
Gender Gap 2013 New Debates and Policy Agendas
Tuesday, April 9
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Leo Guthart Cultural Center Theater
- Dr. Esmeralda Lyn [Chair, Institute for Women's Policy Research, Washington DC]
- Beth Margolis [Labor Lawyer, Manhattan]
- Suzanne Hand [President, L.I. Women's Agenda & Small Business Owner; invited]
For more information on pay equity issues & policies, visit WWW.PAY-EQUITY.ORG.