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  • The Seventeenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities June 1-4, 2017 at Hofstra University
    The Seventeenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities June 1-4, 2017 at Hofstra University

News and Events

Spring 2017

Tuesday, February 28
12:45-2:10 pm
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor
Lecture by H. Rosi Song, "Gendering Migration in the Hispanic World"
Spain is one of the entry points to “Fortress Europe,” and a focus for migratory movements across the European continent and the Mediterranean. Recent migration to Spain hasbeen largely female, a fact that raises questions for our notions of traditional family dynamics, legislation around migration, and gendered representations of the migrant experience in popular culture.

Our speaker, H. Rosi Song is Associate Professor of Spanish at Bryn Mawr College, and the author of Lost in Transition: Constructing Memory in Contemporary Spain (Liverpool UP, 2016). She is also the co-editor of Towards a Cultural Archive of la MovidaBack to the Future (Farleigh Dickinson UP, 2013); and Traces of Contamination: Unearthing Francoist Legacy in ContemporarySpanish Discourse(Bucknell UP, 2005). She has published extensively on contemporary Spanish culture and literature, on Iberian and Latin American detective fiction, and on migration. Convened by Pepa Anastasio and co-sponsored by LACS, Women Studies, European Studies, and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

Tuesday, March 14
6:30-8 p.m.

Multipurpose Room

Intersectionality:  Past, Present and Marching on Washington
with Professors Ann Burlein, SM Rodriguez and Andrew Spieldenner
Co-sponsored by CCE, NAACP, BSU, Sociology, Religion, Rhetoric, Women’s Studies, and IEI

Equal Pay Day
Tuesday, April 11
2:20-3:45 p.m.
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Come hear a timely forum on “Surviving Sexist Workplaces” by NY Times reporter Jessica Bennett, who will speak on her new book Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual.
Co-sponsored by Labor Studies and Women’s Studies

In addition, the Cultural Center is bringing Rebecca Solnit in honor of Women’s History Month:
Women’s History Month
Monday, March 27
6:30 p.m.
Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center
Rebecca Solnit 
Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is author of seventeen books about geography, community, art, politics, hope, and feminism. 
She will discuss her latest books as well as the recent U.S. election and what it means for feminism and the environment.  Ms. Solnit, a contributing editor at
Harper's Magazine, where bi-monthly she writes the magazine's "Easy Chair" essay, is the recipient of many awards, including the Lannan Literary Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Fall 2016 

Thursday, September 22
Debate 2016 Signature Speaker Ellen Fitzpatrick, University of New Hampshire

3-4 pm conversation and light refreshments in Hofstra Hall Parlor
What Does a President Look Like? Confronting Misogyny in the Current Campaign"

4:30-6 pm public lecture
The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency
Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center
For further information, contact the Hofstra Cultural Center (516) 463-5669. 

Monday, September 26, 1-2:30 pm
Democracy in Performance-- Presidential Politics 1872
This year on Debate Day 2016 Hofstra will be hosting a Chautauqua-style event celebrating people who have made a difference in our democracy.  This debate year’s performance will feature our own Lisa Merrill portraying Victoria Woodhull – who ran for president in 1872, long before women had the right to vote. That same year feminist foremother Susan B. Anthony attempted to vote for president and was arrested and tried for her “crime.” Her trial will also be part of the event.  In addition, women’s rights and civil rights advocate Frederick Douglass will also be on hand to argue for justice for women and newly freed slaves. And to frame these activists of 1872, Shirley Chisholm, who, in 1972 became the first African American woman to run for president as a major party candidate, will share her impassioned views.  She will be portrayed by Hofstra graduate Shakirah DeMesier. The other performers include longtime Chautauqua historians Charles Pace as Frederick Douglass, Sally Matson as Susan B. Anthony and John Anderson as her judge. In-character Q & A will follow the performance. This event is open to invited guests and the Hofstra community only.
North Campus/Intramural Field
For further information, contact the Hofstra Cultural Center (516) 463-5669.

Thursday, Sept 29, 4:30 pm
Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center 
Steubenville
Steubenville is a participatory theatrical event that spotlights rape culture in our communities. The play is named for Steubenville, Ohio, where the first live-tweeted rape in America took place at a high school football party in 2012. The performance at Hofstra will include a public reading of the trial transcripts and documentary interviews with members of our community that reflect on sexual empowerment, safety, and feminism. A facilitated talkback with follow the performance. Steubenville is an original work by Eleanor Bishop, written with Dan Giles, Savannah Reich and Rachel Abrams.
http://www.wearesteubenville.com

Wednesday, Oct 26, 11:15-12:45 (common hour) 
Breslin 205
HeartHeaded with spoken word performance artist T. Wise 
HeartHeaded is a one-person show about self, world, self in world and world in self. It’s an eye-opening freight train of a mash-up: gender, drugs, endangered species, ancient Jewish mysticism, Rupaul and Lil Wayne. It’s a bombastic exploration of fragility, ferocity, identity, self-love, and the seeking of purpose in this broken, beautiful galaxy. HeartHeaded is digestible scripture, a guided tour of life lived to the brim with extremes and in-betweens. http://www.joyboygirl.com

For more information, please contact Karyn.M.Valerius@hofstra.edu, Director of Women’s Studies, (516) 463-6817


Past Events

Spring 2017

Tuesday, February 28
12:45-2:10 pm
Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor
Lecture by H. Rosi Song, "Gendering Migration in the Hispanic World"
Spain is one of the entry points to “Fortress Europe,” and a focus for migratory movements across the European continent and the Mediterranean. Recent migration to Spain hasbeen largely female, a fact that raises questions for our notions of traditional family dynamics, legislation around migration, and gendered representations of the migrant experience in popular culture.

Our speaker, H. Rosi Song is Associate Professor of Spanish at Bryn Mawr College, and the author of Lost in Transition: Constructing Memory in Contemporary Spain (Liverpool UP, 2016). She is also the co-editor of Towards a Cultural Archive of la MovidaBack to the Future (Farleigh Dickinson UP, 2013); and Traces of Contamination: Unearthing Francoist Legacy in ContemporarySpanish Discourse(Bucknell UP, 2005). She has published extensively on contemporary Spanish culture and literature, on Iberian and Latin American detective fiction, and on migration. Convened by Pepa Anastasio and co-sponsored by LACS, Women Studies, European Studies, and the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

Tuesday, March 14
6:30-8 p.m.

Multipurpose Room

Intersectionality:  Past, Present and Marching on Washington
with Professors Ann Burlein, SM Rodriguez and Andrew Spieldenner
Co-sponsored by CCE, NAACP, BSU, Sociology, Religion, Rhetoric, Women’s Studies, and IEI

Equal Pay Day
Tuesday, April 11
2:20-3:45 p.m.
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Come hear a timely forum on “Surviving Sexist Workplaces” by NY Times reporter Jessica Bennett, who will speak on her new book Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual.
Co-sponsored by Labor Studies and Women’s Studies

In addition, the Cultural Center is bringing Rebecca Solnit in honor of Women’s History Month:
Women’s History Month
Monday, March 27
6:30 p.m.
Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center
Rebecca Solnit 
Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is author of seventeen books about geography, community, art, politics, hope, and feminism. 
She will discuss her latest books as well as the recent U.S. election and what it means for feminism and the environment.  Ms. Solnit, a contributing editor at
Harper's Magazine, where bi-monthly she writes the magazine's "Easy Chair" essay, is the recipient of many awards, including the Lannan Literary Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Fall 2016 

Thursday, September 22
Debate 2016 Signature Speaker Ellen Fitzpatrick, University of New Hampshire

3-4 pm conversation and light refreshments in Hofstra Hall Parlor
What Does a President Look Like? Confronting Misogyny in the Current Campaign"

4:30-6 pm public lecture
The Highest Glass Ceiling: Women’s Quest for the American Presidency
Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center
For further information, contact the Hofstra Cultural Center (516) 463-5669. 

Monday, September 26, 1-2:30 pm
Democracy in Performance-- Presidential Politics 1872
This year on Debate Day 2016 Hofstra will be hosting a Chautauqua-style event celebrating people who have made a difference in our democracy.  This debate year’s performance will feature our own Lisa Merrill portraying Victoria Woodhull – who ran for president in 1872, long before women had the right to vote. That same year feminist foremother Susan B. Anthony attempted to vote for president and was arrested and tried for her “crime.” Her trial will also be part of the event.  In addition, women’s rights and civil rights advocate Frederick Douglass will also be on hand to argue for justice for women and newly freed slaves. And to frame these activists of 1872, Shirley Chisholm, who, in 1972 became the first African American woman to run for president as a major party candidate, will share her impassioned views.  She will be portrayed by Hofstra graduate Shakirah DeMesier. The other performers include longtime Chautauqua historians Charles Pace as Frederick Douglass, Sally Matson as Susan B. Anthony and John Anderson as her judge. In-character Q & A will follow the performance. This event is open to invited guests and the Hofstra community only.
North Campus/Intramural Field
For further information, contact the Hofstra Cultural Center (516) 463-5669.

Thursday, Sept 29, 4:30 pm
Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center 
Steubenville
Steubenville is a participatory theatrical event that spotlights rape culture in our communities. The play is named for Steubenville, Ohio, where the first live-tweeted rape in America took place at a high school football party in 2012. The performance at Hofstra will include a public reading of the trial transcripts and documentary interviews with members of our community that reflect on sexual empowerment, safety, and feminism. A facilitated talkback with follow the performance. Steubenville is an original work by Eleanor Bishop, written with Dan Giles, Savannah Reich and Rachel Abrams.
http://www.wearesteubenville.com

Wednesday, Oct 26, 11:15-12:45 (common hour) 
Breslin 205
HeartHeaded with spoken word performance artist T. Wise 
HeartHeaded is a one-person show about self, world, self in world and world in self. It’s an eye-opening freight train of a mash-up: gender, drugs, endangered species, ancient Jewish mysticism, Rupaul and Lil Wayne. It’s a bombastic exploration of fragility, ferocity, identity, self-love, and the seeking of purpose in this broken, beautiful galaxy. HeartHeaded is digestible scripture, a guided tour of life lived to the brim with extremes and in-betweens. http://www.joyboygirl.com

For more information, please contact Karyn.M.Valerius@hofstra.edu, Director of Women’s Studies, (516) 463-6817

2015-2016

Monday, May 2
Call Me Kuchu
This powerful documentary depicts the last year in the life of Ugandan LGBT activist David Kato, who was murdered as he worked to oppose state-sanctioned homophobia in Uganda. http://callmekuchu.com/about/ Cosponsored by Women’s Studies and LGBT Studies
6:30 pm in Breslin 105 

Thursday, April 21
A Womb of Their Own 
A documentary about trans men and pregnancy directed by Cyn Lubow
7-9 pm Breslin 111

Tuesday, April 12: Equal Pay Day
CHORE WARS! Gender Equality Comes Home
As women moved into the formal labor force in large numbers over the last 40 years, essential care work has increasingly shifted from the family domain to the market. Child care, elder care, care for the disabled and home care now account for a growing segment of low-wage work in the U.S., and demand for such work will only increase as baby boomers age. But the expanding market provision of care has raised tough new questions: Why is most care work – paid and unpaid – still shouldered by women? Why does such work remain low-paid when the quality of care is so crucial? How can public policies help improve the equity and effectiveness of care work? This forum will feature: Trillium Fox, talent development principal at CA Technologies, a major Long Island employer ranked among the 100 best places to work nationwide in 2015; Dr. Linda Houser of Widener University, author of major research studies on the employment and family impacts of recent paid leave policies; and Michael Elsas, founder and director of the Bronx-based Cooperative Home Care Associates, the largest worker-run cooperative in the U.S. with over 2,000 home care workers. Co-sponsored by Labor Studies, Women’s Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Hofstra Cultural Center.
2:20 – 3:45 pm in Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

Tuesday, March 15

Mariposa & the Saint
Longtime friends and current collaborators Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca and Julia Steele Allen have written a play through the prison wall. Crafted from letters they exchanged over the course of three years, this documentary play tells a story that is urgent, emotional and profound. From inside the isolation of solitary confinement, Mariposa speaks directly to the audience. Her words will change you. The performance is followed by opportunities for the audience to engage in dialogue regarding the issue of solitary confinement and take action. Directed by Noelle Ghoussaini with performances by Ray Huth and Julia Steele Allen. Co-sponsored by the Cultural Center and Women’s Studies.
2:20 p.m. in Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center

Wednesday, February 24: Civil Rights Day
Disability and Civil Rights: Invitation to Dance
This is a moving documentary about Simi Linton, New York City based disability rights activist and arts advocate. http://invitationtodancedoc.com
Cosposored by The Center for Civic Engagement, the Axinn Library and Disability Studies and Women’s Studies
11:15-12:40 in Breslin 211

Thursday, February 4
Irene Silverblatt on "Modern Inquisitions" 
Irene Silverblatt, Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Latin American Studies at Duke University, studies how race-thinking and gender relations were integral to the making of the modern Western world, as well as how historical memory has shaped feelings of national belonging and demands for universal rights. She is the author of Modern Inquisitions: Peru and the Colonial Origins of the Civilized World; Moon, Sun, and Witches: Gender Ideologies and Class in Inca and Colonial Peru; and, more recently, Harvest of Blossoms: Poetry of a Life Cut Short (a collection of the poetry by her cousin, Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger, who died in an SS labor camp in 1942). This event has been co-sponsored by Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Honors College, Religion Department, Jewish Studies, and Women’s Studies. 
11:10-12:05 in MONROE 142

Look for Women’s Studies at Day of Dialogue: Living (in)Equality
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Reproductive Justice 101: Moving Beyond Prochoice Rhetoric
A discussion with Planned Parenthood Nassau County Action Fund Youth Council
12:50-2:10 pm, 246 Axinn Library East Wing
Organized by Women’s Studies major Karla Bradley
See the full schedule of Day of Dialogue events 9am-9pm: http://www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/hclas/cce/cce_events_dayofdialogue.html

Thursday, October 22, 2015
AAUW Smart Start Negotiating Workshop
4:30-5:55pm in Roosevelt 203
This is a workshop to educate students on the gender wage gap and to teach negotiating skills

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Dr. Valerie Barr, "The Toy Aisle Still Matters: The State of Women in STEM”
4:30-5:55 pm in Breslin 105

2014-2015 Events

My Name is Rachel Corrie 
The critically acclaimed play performed by Ashley Malloy, followed by a talk back
Monday, April 20, 2015 at 6:30 pm
246 Axinn Library East Wing
Co-sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature and Language, the Women’s Studies Program, and Middle East and Central Asian Studies Program

April 18, 2015
WST 1D field trip to the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum 

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry
Join us for a screening of this award-winning documentary
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 11:15 am-12:40 pm
246 Axinn Library

Aviva Chomsky, "Border Crisis: How Immigration Became Illegal 
Monday, March 25, 2015, 2:55-4:20 pm
Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library
This event was part of the International Scene Lecture series and was co-sponsored by Departments of Economics, History and Sociology, Latin American and Caribbean Studies,Women’s Studies, Center for Civic Engagement, HOLA: Hofstra Organization for Latin American Students; Long Island Teachers for Human Rights, The Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives

Gillian Sneed, “FRIDA: Film Screening and Discussion”
Monday, March 16, 2015, 6-9:30 pm
Student Center Theater
Cosponsored by Hofstra’s Organization of Latin Americans, Student Advocates for Safe Sex, Campus Feminist Collective, and Women’s Studies

Gloria Malone of TeenMomNYC.com, “Young Parents in Latino Reproductive Justice”
February 24, 2015, 7 pm
109 Hauser Hall
Hofstra’s Organization of Latin Americans, Campus Feminist Collective, History Club, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Women’s Studies, the Center for Civic Engagement, and MISPO

Babeland, “Making Safer Sex Sexy”
Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 7 pm
Brower 102
Cosponsored by Campus Feminist Collective, Hofstra’s Organization of Latin Americans, the Pride Network, Student Advocates of Safe Sex, Women’s Studies and LGBT Studies 

Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling“I Was Born a Baby: The Dynamic Development of Gender Variability”
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Public lecture: 11:15 am-12: 40 pm (common hour) in the Student Center Theater
Reception & discussion: 2:15-3:15 pm in Plaza Room West, Student Center
Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling, Nancy Duke Lewis Professor Emerita, Brown University, is a leading expert in biology and gender development. Dr. Fausto-Sterling’s current research on parent-infant interactions and the embodiment of gender uses dynamic systems theory to demonstrate how cultural difference becomes bodily difference. This groundbreaking new approach to the study of gender differences exposes the flawed premise of the nature vs. nurture debate. This public lecture is presented by the Hofstra Cultural Center and the Women’s Studies Program and co-sponsored by the LGBT Studies Program, Office of the Provost, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Hofstra University Honors College. For further details on this event, contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit hofstra.edu/culture

Hungarian Music and Cultural Event
Friday, November 14, 2014
7:00 pm Student Center Theater
A concert featuring Hungarian pop musician Bogie followed by a Hungarian dinner and round table discussion. This event is organized by students who went on the European Odyssey. Below please find a link to the music video by Boggie for her song Parfum. This is the most well known song from her at this time and was her international debut. The message is a critique of the way photoshop and the media are effecting the self image in society today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I_wevY-578

Domestic Violence: Dare to Speak Its Name: Communities Respond to Domestic Violence
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 11 am- 6pm
246 East Library Wing, Axinn Library 
A one-day conference organized by the Hofstra Cultural Center, the Criminology Program of the Sociology Department, and the Herstory Writers Workshop and cosponsored by Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University. For further details on this event, contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit hofstra.edu/culture
View flyer & event schedule (PDF)

2013-2014 Events

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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, 2013
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, 2013
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. View Flyer [PDF]

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.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 2:30 pm
246 Axinn Library East Wing
Catherine Douzou, “Being a Woman in Auschwitz: Charlotte Delbo’s Testimony”
Co-sponsored by the Honors College, European Studies, Women’s Studies, and the department of Comparative Literature and Languages

Tuesday, April 14, 2014
11:10-12:35 pm Axinn Library 10th Floor
Women’s Economic Prospects in 2014: 50 Years After the Civil Rights Act
Speakers: New York State Senator Diane Savino, Linda Gatsby, Vice President of Scholastic Books, and Hofstra Law Professor Joanna Grossman
Co-sponsored by Labor Studies, Women’s Studies, The Cultural Center and Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal


2012-2013 Events 

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.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Margaret Hunter (Department of Engineering)
  • Dr. Sabrina Sobel (Department of Chemistry

Date and Time:
Tuesday March 12, 11:10-12:35

Location:
Roosevelt Hall 112

View flyer


The Great Writers, Great Readings Series Presents Author Vivian Gornick
February 27, 11:15 am
Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, 10th Fl, Axinn Library.
Free admission

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.

See more at: http://www.hofstra.edu/Academics/Colleges/HCLAS/WOMEN/index.html


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.

See more at: http://www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/hclas/CCE/cce_events_civilrightsday.html


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, 2012
2:55-4:20
Cultural Center Theater

“Art as Cultural Diplomacy – performance and talk with Heather Raffo”
Wednesday, 10/26, 2012 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
8-9 pm
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!
See Flier


77 Steps
Wednesday, November 9
3-4:20 pm
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
2:55-4:20 pm
Spiegel Theater.

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 2013New Debates and Policy Agendas
Tuesday, April 9
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Leo Guthart Cultural Center Theater


Speakers:

  • 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.


  • The Seventeenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities June 1-4, 2017 at Hofstra University
    The Seventeenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities June 1-4, 2017 at Hofstra University