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Women's Institute

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Just Films - I am Evidence

I Am Evidence gives attention to a little-known injustice that harms survivors of sexual violence. The film reveals that thousands of rape kits remain untested in the United States, a huge barri

 

Thu

Oct 18

+ Add to Calendar 10/18/2018 7:00PM 10/18/2018 8:30PM 15 Hollander Lecture in Women’s Leadership Teresa C. Younger has served as President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women, the oldest women’s foundation in the United States, since 2014. Under Teresa’s leadership, the Foundation launched #MyFeminismIs, a multimedia campaign sparking a national conversation on feminism; funded a groundbreaking report on the sexual abuse to prison pipeline; joined leading women’s foundations at the White House to announce a $100 million funding commitment to create pathways to economic opportunity for low-income women and girls; and led a campaign to hold the NFL accountable for violence against women. A noted speaker, advocate, and activist, Teresa has been on the frontlines of some of the most important battles for women’s health, safety and economic justice. She was honored by Planned Parenthood Federation of America as a Dream Keeper, given Liberty Bank’s Willard M. McRae Community Diversity Award, and named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Philanthropy” by Inside Philanthropy. A graduate of the University of North Dakota, Teresa currently serves on the board of several philanthropic and advocacy organizations and initiatives, including: Grantmakers for Girls of Color (G4GC), Black Funders for Social Justice, the ERA Coalition, ACLU Awards Committee (2017), Essie Justice Project (Board Member), Funders for Reproductive Equity (FRE) (Board member) and Philanthropy New York (Board Member). In addition, Teresa serves on the following boards and committees: the Ethel Walker School (Trustee), The Women’s Building (Advisory Committee), Women’s Campaign School at Yale (Board Member), the NYS Council on Women & Girls (Steering Committee), and Girl Scouts USA (Board Member). Younger previously served as the executive director of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women and as executive director of the ACLU of Connecticut – making her the first African American and the first woman to hold that position. Mellon Center Melody Harris m.harris@chatham.edu

Hollander Lecture in Women’s Leadership

Teresa C. Younger has served as President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women, the oldest women’s foundation in the United States, since 2014. Under Teresa’s leadership, the Foundation launched #MyFeminismIs, a multimedia

 

Women’s Institute Distinguished Speaker Series
with Dr. Esa Davis

"Health Disparities Related to Maternal Obesity" Dr. Davis is a NIH funded clinical researcher with a patient-oriented and comparative effectiveness research program focused on obesity-related health disparities in women and

 

Women’s Institute Distinguished Speaker Series
An evening with Magda Brown, Holocaust Survivor

Magda Brown is from Miskolc, Hungary. In 1944, when she was 17 years old, she was deported on one of the final transports to Auschwitz-Birkenau with her entire family. Her parents died in gas chambers. Her brother was the on

 

Just Films - Served Like a Girl

Served Like A Girl is a triumphant film that honestly portrays the experiences of veteran women as they readjust to civilian life. Many of these heroines suffer from PTSD, homelessness, illness,

 

Just Films - We Wear the Mask

We Wear the Mask powerfully represents the challenges for low-income women in Pittsburgh, and demonstrates the psychological effects of poverty. Women are disproportionately disadvantaged by growing economic inequality in our

 

Just Films - Woman on Fire

Woman on Fire is a celebration of Brooke Guinan, the first openly transgender firefighter in New York City. A heartfelt rendering of adventure, heroism, passion, and vulnerability, this documentary is an inspiration to every

 

Just Films - Whose Streets?

Whose Streets? examines how the Black Lives Matter movement grew in the wake of the riots in Ferguson, Missouri. In the aftermath of the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, activists poured into the streets to deman

 

Just Films - Soufra

Soufra follows the story of Mariam Shaar, a successful entrepreneur. After overcoming tremendous challenges throughout her time in the Burj El Barajneh refugee camp, Mariam launched "Soufra", a popular catering company. Viewe

 

Just Films - Code: Debugging the Gender Gap

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap reveals the deeply rooted misogyny within the tech industry, and demonstrates why gender and racial parity are so important. This film shows us how bright the future will look if STEM fields are