News and Events
Hofstra Labor Studies, Women's Studies Programs, and Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal invite you to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act:
Gender Gap 2013 New Debates and Policy Agendas
- 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]
Date and Time:
Tuesday, April 9th
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Leo Guthart Cultural Center Theater
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY [1st floor Axinn Library]
For more information on pay equity issues & policies, visit WWW.PAY-EQUITY.ORG.
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.
Tuesday, November 8, 8-9 pm, Plaza Room West, Student Center
THE MILITARY, PROSTITUTION, AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN GLOBAL AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE: THE JAPANESE ARMY’S COMFORT WOMEN DURING WWII AND BEYOND
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, 3-4:20 pm, Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library.
77 Steps, 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.
Monday, October 17, 2:55-4:20 pm, Spiegel Theater.
"Palestine," written and performed by Najla Said 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.