WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH 2017
MARCH 8, 2017 (WEDNESDAY) JESSIE DANIELS LIBRARY AUDITORIUM 5:30 – 7:00 PM
“Protesting Trump’s Discriminatory Actions: Resurgence of College Student Activism”
Bio: Jessie Daniels, PhD is professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY (sociology, critical social psychology). An internationally recognized expert in internet expressions of racism. She is the author of two books about racism on either side of the digital revolution: Cyber Racism and White Lies
MARCH 21, 2017 (TUESDAY) JUST & SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PANEL EDU. 212 12:30 – 1:50 PM
JAMESE KWELE, Project Manager – THE FOOD TRUST
The Food Trust is a nationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions. Headquartered in Philadelphia, The Food Trust works with neighborhoods, schools, grocers, farmers and policymakers in the city and across the country to develop a comprehensive approach to improved food access that combines nutrition education and greater availability of affordable, healthy food. Jamese develops and manages programs spanning a variety of areas including early childhood nutrition, farm to shelter and community health. She has a special interest in maternal-child health and is a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) through the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice. Jamese holds a B.A. in Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania.
BENTRICE JUSU – BOTH HANDS
Both Hands is the only arts-based organization in Trenton that specifically serves teens. More importantly, we welcome all teens as they are and acknowledge the important insights they possess. This philosophy undergirds not only program design but also interactions between youth, mentors, and staff. We reject the assumption that teens are broken people waiting to be mended and filled with knowledge. Instead, relationships are interactive; mentors and youth of all backgrounds learn from one another. To us, this is essential to community development.
ANGELA CHUNG – ASSOCIATE LEGAL OFFICER WITH THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development agency, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 177 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners
MARCH 22, 2017 (WEDNESDAY) MAJORA CARTER MAYO CONCERT HALL 1:00- 2:30 PM
Majora Carter is a leading urban revitalization strategy consultant and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. She is responsible for the creation & implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems.
MARCH 29, 2017 (WEDNESDAY) WGS ALUM PANEL LIBRARY AUDITORIUM 5:00 – 7:00 PM
KELSEY MARTIN/JESSICA POND/MONIQUE HANKERSON (SYPE)
APRIL 4, 2017 (TUESDAY) WGS ALUMS IN POLITICS PANEL LIBRARY AUDITORIUM 5:00 – 7:30 PM
“TRUE REPRESENTATION: YOUNG WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT”
JACKIE CORNELL/KARI OSMOND/TAI COOPER/ AIDA FIGUEROA-EPIFANIO
APRIL 5, 2017 (WEDNESDAY) AMALIA DACHE-GERBINO LIBRARY AUDITORIUM 5:00 – 7:30 PM GLORIA HARPER DICKISNON MEMMORIAL LETURE
Dr. Amalia Dache-Gerbino is an Afro-Cubana Latina scholar who is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Department at The University of Missouri’s College of Education. Her experiences as a former Cuban refugee and student traversing U.S. educational systems, such as inner-city K-12 schools, community college, state college and a private research intensive university inform her professional experiences. She earned her Ph.D. from University of Rochester’s Margaret Warner School of Education. Her major research areas include the postcolonial geographic contexts of higher education, activism and education and college access and transition of low-income, Black and Latina/o students in the U.S. and abroad.