Events

RECENT EVENTS

Women, Climate, and Insecurity - An International Conference

Thursday-Friday, April 28-29, 2022

For more information: https://www.shu.ac.uk/helena-kennedy-centre-international-justice/events/women-climate-insecurity-conference  

Promoting Social Justice for Women and Girls: Research Across the Disciplines

Friday, April 22, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Feminist Research Presentations by Kaschak Fellows

Join us for these presentations via Zoom and hear about the successful proposals from students and faculty in previous years.  Applications for Kaschak Institute Fellows funding for 2022-23 are due on April 15th. These presentations by students and faculty who were funded for the current year will showcase a wide range of valuable research projects leading to social justice for women and girls. Interesting and important, the presentations may also help others develop new proposals.

2:00-3:00 p.m.  Student Project Presentations  

3:00-4:00 p.m.  Faculty Project Presentations

Video recording available here

Passion (in)to Work: Feminist Approaches to Women and Employment

Soulful Reckonings: Work, Opportunity, and Preparation for 21st Century Women
Wednesday, November, 2021 @ 7:00pm

A conversation with Elizabeth Swanson on translating feminist and critical race theory commitments to the workplace...and being prepared to act. 

Elizabeth Swanson is Professor of English and Mandell Family Foundation Senior Term Chair in Literature and Human Rights at Babson College. Author of Beyond Terror: Gender, Narrative, Human Rights (2007), Dr. Swanson has co-edited four volumes on human rights and authored numerous essays and book chapters. She has served on an NGO board and as a Commissioner for the Barnstable County Human Rights Commission. She is a founding partner of Jane’s Way, LLC, a training and consulting group that helps organizations elevate diversity, equity, and belonging.

Video recording available here.

(Co-sponsored by Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Department of Public Administration, Human Development)

Approaches to Reproductive Healthcare and Reproductive Justice 
Friday, November 5, 2021 @ 2:00pm

A roundtable webinar featuring representatives of Upstream, USA working on reproductive healthcare from policy, education and training, assessment, and community partner perspectives.

      • Jill Sergison, Director of Policy & Strategy (Jill is also a still practicing CNM)
      • Michela Garrison, Director of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning 
      • Katresa Jones, Program Implementation Advisor
      • Catherine Read, State Director of Partnerships (North Carolina)

Video recording available here.

(Co-sponsored by Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Department of Public Administration, I-GMAP, Human Development)

My Experiences as a Judge on Three International Tribunals

Judge Elizabeth Odio Benito
President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
(Introduction by Patricia V. Sellers, International Criminal Attorney)

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m. 

An exclusive webinar with the president of Inter-American Court of Human Rights and author/co-author of several publications on human rights, international humanitarian law and international criminal law. Judge Odio Benito has been a judge on the Inter-American Court since 2016 and brings to the presidency more than 50 years of experience defending human rights. 

Recorded Zoom Webinar:  https://binghamton.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=9e5621d3-fbc0-4468-b2db-ad0a0147dce5

Transcript in English
Transcript in Spanish

Promoting Social Justice for Women and Girls: Research Across the Disciplines

Feminist Research Presentations by Kaschak Fellows

Wednesday, March 31, 2021  

Attend these Zoom events to hear about the successful proposals from students and faculty in previous years.  Applications for Kaschak Institute Fellows funding for 2021-22 are due on April 16. These presentations by students and faculty who were funded for the current year will showcase a wide range of valuable research projects leading to social justice for women and girls. Interesting and important, the presentations may also help others develop new proposals.

10 - 11 a.m.  Student Project Presentations  

4 - 5 p.m. Faculty Project Presentations

To see the recorded presentation, click here

Anne Moody's Global Citizenship During the Late Cold War

Monday, March 22, 2021 from Noon-1:30 p.m.

Leigh Ann Wheeler, professor of history at Binghamton University

Anne Moody--an American civil rights activist in the 1960s and author of Coming of Age in Mississippi (Dial, 1968)--took her stories of racial discrimination, violence, and poverty to Europe in the 1970s.  A reprise of Dr. Wheeler's recent IASH presentation, the talk explores evolutions in Moody's thinking about rights and citizenship as she developed an expatriate's perspective on her native country and an international perspective on human rights.  Examining her life in the context of other African Americans who fled U.S. racism by moving to Europe, it also discusses Moody's experiences with European media and literary communities as well as her ongoing concerns about government surveillance.  

Violence Screening in College Health Centers

Monday, March 8, 2021 from Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Melissa A. Sutherland, professor in Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and director of the Kresge Center for Nursing Research

To view the recorded talk, click here

Intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual violence (SV) are significant public health issues for women. The National Academy of Medicine and other national organizations recommend that health care providers screen and counsel all women for current and past IPV/SV. However, college health centers have some of the lowest IPV/SV screening rates (10-20%) of all health care settings. College health encounters present unique opportunities to screen college women and mitigate their risk for further violence and adverse sequelae. In order to promote the uptake of routine IPV/SV screening in college health centers, formative implementation research to identify individual-, organization-, and state-level factors will be conducted. Supported by a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, researchers seek to identify facilitators and barriers of screening and elucidate how to effectively implement IPV/SV screening recommendations in college health settings. Implementing routine IPV/SV screening may increase opportunities for early detection, referral and counseling. The study, Multi-level Influences of Violence Screening in College Health Centers, will be conducted across the United States and takes an interdisciplinary, systems science approach to improve health outcomes for women.

Remembering Our Feminist Colleagues

Monday, March 5, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

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Black Feminist Archaeology: Using the Past to Fight Racism and Sexism in the Present

Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 Noon-1 p.m.

Kathleen Sterling, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Anthropology

To view the recorded talk, click here

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Stop the Stigma and Save Lives: Grassroots Mobilizations and the Politics of the Opioid Epidemic

Friday, November 13, 2020 from Noon-1:00 p.m.
Benita Roth
, Professor and Director of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Professor of Sociology

Roth, Stop the Stigma

 

Historical Fiction for Real Social Justice: Why Literature?

Monday, October 26, 2020 from Noon-1:00 p.m.

Susan Strehle, Distinguished Service Professor, English

Historical Fiction and Social Justice

Celebration and reception in honor of Ellyn Kaschak

Read coverage of the Sept. 4, 2019, celebration held in recognition of Ellyn Uram Kaschak ’65 at Binghamton University.  

Women, Peace and Security: Re-evaluating Vulnerability” Conference 

April 23-25, 2020, Binghamton University

Held in recognition of the significant anniversaries of UN initatives on gender, including the 20th anniversary of U.N. Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security that reaffirmed the central role of women in peace and post-conflict rebuilding, the conference will also link to the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences 70th-anniversary celebrations and recognize Kaschak’s career and generosity.

For more information, see the Binghamton University Human Rights Institute website

This conference was organized by the Human Rights Institute at Binghamton University; the Ellyn Uram Kaschak Institute for Social Justice for Women and Girls at Binghamton University; the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice at Sheffield Hallam University in the U.K.; and Vanessa Farr, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Academic Network.

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Events of Note

"My Experiences as a Judge on Three International Tribunals"

with Judge Elizabeth Odio Benito,
President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Recorded Zoom Webinar: