Tag Archives: #Activism

Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going on the 40th Anniversary of Title IX

Most Americans recall the Watergate Scandal when they think about President Richard Nixon, but we can also thank Nixon for signing the Education Amendments of 1972. The statute included a portion that has impacted the lives of girls and women … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day for Everyone

Since we aren’t in the office on Sundays, we’d like to wish everyone a belated Happy Mother’s Day! What a wonderful opportunity to recognize all the work that mothers, grandmothers, surrogate mothers, adoptive mothers, foster mothers, and all sorts of … Continue reading

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“Don’t Be a Fool, Wrap Your Tool!”

Hello SBAI blog-readers, my name is Erika Howard and I’ll be guest blogging today for SBAI. In addition to being a student worker at SBAI, I’m a VOX: Student Voices for Planned Parenthood leader and the Arts and Entertainment editor … Continue reading

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It’s Equal Pay Day!

The Rochester chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) will be holding a talk this evening with investigative journalist and author David Cay Johnston to educate the public about pay inequities between men and women. The talk is in honor … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Conference Featuring Keynote Lecture by Jane Roberts

We hope to see you at the Undergraduate Research Conference in Gender and Women’s Studies this Friday, April 20th! The conference runs from 9:30am to 3:30pm in the Gamble Room, Rush Rhee Library and a full schedule is listed on … Continue reading

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Trans-Ally 201: A Workshop for the Community

WANTED: Allies for Transgender People! Trans-Ally 201: A Workshop for the Community on Tuesday, April 17 from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Rochester Institute of Technology in Campus Center Room 1010. Learn how to create safe spaces for transgender people! You are an … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Members of the Gran Fury Collective

Members of the collective Gran Fury will be giving a talk and presentation Tuesday, February 14 at 5:30PM in the Plutzik Room, Rush Rhees Library, Department of Rare Books & Special Collections. The event is part of the Humanities Project. … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding and Feminism

This post comes from Dr. Paige Hall Smith, Director of the Center for Women’s Health & Wellness and Director of the CWHW Program to Advance Gender Equity, and  Associate Professor of Public Health Education. Smith holds appointments in the Department … Continue reading

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Local Student Activists for Social Justice Make the Front Page

A recent front-page Democrat and Chronicle article on student activism spotlights Rochester Students for Social Justice, a local student activist group. The group was founded last summer by University of Rochester senior and Take 5 scholar Alykhan Alani, an International … Continue reading

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January Declared Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Several days ago, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation declaring January National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. What exactly is human trafficking and where does it happen? The broad category covers several human rights violations, including forced economic exploitation … Continue reading

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