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Women in the Law Conference


This conference provides career guidance and professional development growth to women attorneys and other professionals at all stages of their careers and brings together powerful decision-makers from Massachusetts, Alaska, Canada, California, Illinois, New York, Washington, DC, and beyond. The conference includes keynote speaker Nancy Hogshead-Makar, the CEO of Champion Women. There will be 3 panel…
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Beyond Sides Towards Reconciliation: Israeli and Palestinian Women


Photographer Saskia Keeley shares the results of her photography workshops that allow Israeli and Palestinian women to discover interconnectivity, respect, and empathy through the use of cameras. The lecture is illustrated with both the photographs taken and the voices of the participants. For more information, contact: d.levisohn@northeastern.edu Saskia_Keeley_Flyer 1.11

Northeastern Global Health Innovation Summit


This event will focus on issues in Women’s Health, Preventive Medicine, and Immigrant and Refugee Health. Throughout the day, students will have the opportunity to develop and apply skills in advocacy, community outreach, tech development, and entrepreneurship through a panel discussion, workshops, and hands-on project. Register to attend or volunteer! bit.ly/RegisterGHIS GHIS2019_Schedule

Hospital Land USA: Sociological Adventures in Medicalization


Please join Professor Wendy Simonds, Professor of Sociology at Georgia State University, to discuss her new book, Hospital Land USA: Sociological Adventures in Medicalization. The book analyzes the wide-reaching powers of medicalization: the dynamic processes by which medical authorities, institutions, and ideologies impact our everyday experiences, culture, and social life. In the book, Simonds documents her…
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GCWS Feminisms Unbound: “Quare are we now?: The time and place of black queer and trans studies”


Since the “Black Queer Studies in the Millennium” conference at UNC Chapel Hill in April 2000, and the Black Queer Studies anthology that followed, black queer and trans studies has grown into a dynamic and interdisciplinary discourse. The field is especially reflexive, continually drawing attention to its genealogies in black feminisms–feminisms emerging in the academy,…
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Women at Work: Käthe Leichter and Marie Jahoda


This 90-minute play highlights the life and achievements of Käthe Leichter (1895–1942) and Marie Jahoda (1907–2001), two Austrian pioneers in the 1920s and 1930s in researching and writing about unemployment, work and gender pay inequality. Both women were political activists who opposed the rise of fascism in Austria and the Nazis, and the play portrays…
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GCWS Graduate Student Conference: Interrogating Self-Care

03/29/2019 - 03/30/2019

In her 1988 book A Burst of Light, Audre Lorde said, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.” The concept of self-care, which arose through the activist practices specifically of marginalized groups, has been increasingly adopted and discussed by health care settings, non-profit organizations, commercial and…
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