Please join The Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality (IRWGS) and the Center for Justice for the first in a series of interactive panels on women and mass incarceration and criminalization. “Envisioning Life after Incarceration” will focus on the challenges women face pre- and post-incarceration and will explore public policy and other gendered responses to rebuilding a life after incarceration.
Featured participants will include: Reuben Miller, Scholar in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Miyoshi Benton of The Women in Justice Project, and Yolanda Johnson-Peterkin of the New York City Housing Authority. The conversation will be moderated by Assistant Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies, Carla Shedd.
Leading Advocates Discuss Current Policy Campaigns to Protect New York's Most Vulnerable
All eyes have been on the chaos in Washington, and on the ways that the changing federal policy scene has affected or might affect immigrants, refugees, LGBT people, racial and ethnic minorities, and other vulnerable groups in the United States. In this panel, leading community organizers will describe current policy advocacy work in New York, focusing on specific legislative targets that could buffer the impact of the new administration’s agenda. At the conclusion of the formal panel, there will be time for discussion as well as opportunities for those in attendance to sign up to get involved with the work that these organizers are doing.
(cosponsored by IRWGS, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Dean of Humanities, Dean of Social Sciences, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion, WGSSC, CCCCT, INCITE, Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities)
Join us for a screening of "Young Lakota", and a conversation with Professor Barbara Gurr about reproductive justice in Native communities.
“Young Lakota” follows a number of Native American women, including Cecelia Fire Thunder, the first female president of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and their effort to oppose extremely restrictive abortion policies in South Dakota. In response to the South Dakota Legislature’s attempt to pass some of the most restrictive legislation in the country, Fire Thunder seeks to bring a women’s health clinic to Pine Ridge Reservation. This film highlights many critical issues including the fraught relationship between Native American tribes and state governments; the many barriers to reproductive health access that affect women of color; and the role young people can take on in mobilizing their communities for positive change.
Tea, coffee, and cookies will be served.
This event is free and open to the public. If you require any disability accommodations to attend or participate in this program, please let the event organizers know.
A panel discussion and reception in honor of the new book by Professor Carol Sanger
Khiara Bridges, Professor of Law and Anthropology, Boston University School of Law
David Pozen, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Stephanie Toti, Senior Counsel, Center for Reproductive Rights & Lead Counsel, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt
Join us to celebrate the publication of this eye-opening book which explores the legal, social, and political contours of abortion in American life. In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, About Abortion arrives at a critical time for public examination of the dense interplay between law, culture, and abortion. Legal scholars, writers, and advocates will reflect on About Abortion and its importance in insisting on abortion as a fundamental right and on normalizing the experience.
Columbia Law School and Center for Reproductive Rights event, cosponsored by Center for Gender and Sexuality Law and IRWGS*
Gender Inequality in China: New Evidence and Policy Directions
with Xiao-yuan Dong (Professor, Department of Economics at the University of Winnipeg, Canada), Qin Gao (Associate Professor, Columbia School of Social Work), Terry Sicular (Professor of Economics, University of Western Ontario)
(Weatherhead East Asian Institute event, cosponsored by IRWGS*)