Women’s History Month 2015

Rachel Roth, Holocaust Survivor

Tuesday, March 3, 2:25 - 4:05 PM in the Manzulli Board Room, Foundation Hall

Holocaust Survivor Rachel Roth will speak about her life.  This event was organized by Dr. Lori Weintrob, History Department.


Social Justice Dialogue: Exploring Gender Identity

Wednesday, March 4, 1:00 PM, Union 205

In the United States, 83% of the transgender population reports that they experience verbal abuse because of their gender identity. How can Wagner come to be a more inclusive community that combats this abuse?  Discussion will be facilitated by CICA, Dr. Sara Klein, Dean of Campus Life and Engagement, and Dr. Amy Eshleman, Professor of Psychology.  Lunch will be served.


Up Close: A Retrospective of Women Artists on Staten Island

March 2-29, Spotlight Gallery, Horrmann Library.  Artists' Reception, March 6, 6-9 PM.

Elaine Mendez will mount this exhibit in honor of Women's History Month.



International Women's Day

On-campus celebration - March 6



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March for Gender Equality and Women's Rights

Sunday, March 8.  Meet at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th St and 2nd Ave) at 2:30 PM. Ends at Times Square at 5:00 PM.

The March is organized by UN Women in collaboration with the City of New York, NGO-CSW, the Working Group on Girls, the Man Up Campaign, and the UN Women for Peace Association.


Global Issues Affecting Women and Girls

Monday, March 23, 2:30 - 4:00 PM in the Manzulli Board Room, Foundation Hall

Isaiah Owalbi, Wagner College Mandela Washington Fellow (2014) from Nigeria will present.  He has over six years of experience implementing development initiatives aimed at combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and environmental degradation and incorporating business models for such interventions.  He is the co-founder and Project Director of HACEY's Health Initiative, an NGO that supports and empowers vulnerable children, women, and young people in Africa to live a healthy and productive life.  He is also the co-founder and Executive Chair of the International Youth Alliance on Family Planning (IYAFP).  Isaiah is the author of the book HIV/AIDS - The Future of the Infected and Affected, a contributing author to the Girls' Sexual Health Promotion Training Manual, and the co-author for the Sanitation and Hygiene Training Manual for School Children.  Isaiah holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology.


Jamaica Kinkaid's Political Thinking

Tuesday, March 24, 2:40 PM, Campus Hall 232

Marla Brettschneider, Professor of Political Science and Women's Studies at the University of New Hampshire, will discuss "Jamaica Kincaid's Political Thinking".


M.K. Ghandhi Institute for Nonviolence Workshop

Saturday, March 28, 12:00 - 4:00 PM, Union 201

During this workshop you will learn communication skills to make it easier for you to relate to family, friends, acquaintances, and even people who are radically different and to those with whom you may be in conflict.  Based on the philosophy of Nonviolent Communication, we'll explore and practice  empathy and reflective listening for situations and relationships where you may feel discouraged or stuck.  We'll also explore how self-awareness can be a tool for being more effective in your work or studies.  This workshop will be interactive and not a lecture!  Please come prepared to be engaged and have fun.  Lunch will be provided.  You must RSVP to ninah.pretto@wagner.edu and provide a 250-word statement on why you would like to participate, as spaces are limited.



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 In Memory's Kitchen: A Legacy from the  Women of Terezin

Wednesday, April 1, 2:40 PM, Manzulli Board Room, Foundation Hall

Cara de Silva is the author of In Memory's Kitchen: A Legacy from the Women of Terezin, a haunting work, consisting in large part of painfully flawed recipes set down by starving women in a Czechoslovakian concentration camp.  They are the authors of a form of Holocaust literature that few were aware existed - the dream cookbook, the cookbook of remembering.  Through the vitality of their food memories, they defended themselves against oblivion, through their recollection of recipes, the authors, consciously or unconsciously, struggled against the loss of self and found a way, against all odds, to leave a mark, a trace of their culture and their traditions.  The book, a New York Times bestseller, was named one of the New York Times Book Review's most noteworthy books of the year.  The event is open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.


Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger

Wednesday, April 15, Manzulli Board Room, Foundation Hall

Trailblazing performance artist-theorist-activist Kate Bornstein takes us on a mind-bending quest through her world dismantling gender and seeking answers to the age-old question: What makes life worth living?  The film, by Sam Feder, captures rollicking public performances and painful personal relevations bearing witness to the pioneering gender outlaw who inhabits a space between male and female with wit, style, and astonishing candor.  Frequenting 1990s daytime talk shows, the book secured Kate's place in history.  While paving the way for generations of gender non-conforming people, she alienated others, resulting in live protests and open letters going viral on the internet.  Increasingly, films narrate the personal lives and transitions of transgender people.  Moving the genre forward, this film focuses on Kate's brilliant work and multiplicity of complicated identities.  As she receives a grim cancer diagnosis, Kate confronts her own mortality and purpose in life, giving her own motto renewed urgency: "Do whatever it takes to make your life worth living.  Just don't be mean."  By turns meditative and playful, the film invites us on a thought-provoking journey through Kate's world, seeking answers to some of our biggest questions.


Check back here soon for even more Women's History events to come!