Friday, March 5, 2010

Sat, March 6: Hear speakers from global women’s mvmt: Ctr for Women's Global Leadership 20th Anniv Symposium

March 6, 20109:30 am – 5:30 pm

Featuring prominent speakers from the global women’s movement reflecting on body, economy and movement

Hunter College Assembly Hall, East 68th St. and Lexington Ave. New York, NY

French and Spanish Translation Available
Hosted by the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute and the Women and Gender Studies Program
Hunter College, CUNY

International Women’s Day Dance Party to follow at 9:00 pm
583 Park Avenue, New York, NY (63rd St. and Park Ave.)
Click here to RSVP  Click here to download flyer

Symposium Program
9:30-10:00 Registration and Refreshments
10:00-10:20 Welcome
10:20-10:45 Introduction
10:45-12:00 Panel 1: Body
12:00-12:30 Haitian Women’s Voices
12:30-1:30 Lunch, West Building, 3rd Floor
1:30-3:00 Panel 2: Economy
3:00-3:30 Coffee/Tea break
3:30-5:00 Panel 3: Movement
5:00-5:30 Tribute to Charlotte Bunch

Speakers include:
Radhika Balakrishnan, Executive Director, Center for Women’s Global Leadership
Charlotte Bunch, Founding Director, Center for Women’s Global Leadership
Ellen Chesler, Director, Eleanor Roosevelt Initiative on Women and Public Policy, Hunter College
Mary Hartman, Institute for Women’s Leadership, Rutgers University
Kavita Ramdas, Global Fund for Women

Mary Robinson, Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Former President of Ireland

BODY - Defending Sexual and Reproductive Rights, Ending Gender-based Violence
Moderator: Alexandra Garita, International Women's Health Coalition (IWHC)
Lesley Ann Foster, Masimanyane Women's Support Centre
Pinar Ilkkaracan, Women for Women's Human Rights/NEW Ways (WWHR)
Ros Petchesky, Women and Gender Studies Program, Hunter College
Jacqueline Pitanguy, Citizenship, Studies, Information, and Action (CEPIA)

ECONOMY - Strengthening Women’s Human Right to Economic Justice
Moderator: Rupal Oza, Women and Gender Studies Program, Hunter College
Cathy Albisa, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative
Anisha Desai, Women of Color Resource Center
Diane Elson, Department of Sociology, University of Essex
Gita Sen, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN)

MOVEMENT - Sustaining Global Feminist Organizing and Building Leadership
Moderator: Lydia Alpizar, Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)
Bisi Adeleye, African Women's Development Fund (AWDF)
Peggy Antrobus, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN)
Sharon Bhagwan Rolls, femLINKPACIFIC
Mary Jane Real, Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRD IC)

Short preview from the soon to be released film
PASSIONATE POLITICS: The Life & Work of Charlotte Bunch
A Joyce Warshow Film
Executive Producer: Dorothy Sander
Producer/Director: Tami Gold
Co-Producer: David Pavlosky
Editor: Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez

Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)
Citizenship, Studies, Information, and Action (CEPIA)
Creating Resources for Empowerment in Action (CREA)
Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Rutgers University
Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN)
Girls’ Power Initiative (GPI)
Institute for Women's Leadership, Rutgers University
International Women’s Human Rights Law Clinic, CUNY Law School
Masimanyane Women’s Support Centre
Office of International Programs (SAS), Rutgers University
Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO)
Women for Women's Human Rights/NEW Ways (WWHR)
Women Won’t Wait Coalition
World YWCA
Special thanks to CWGL interns and assistants:
Ariana DasGupta, Desiree Ficula, Lesley Pairol, Hera Mir, Jalilah Muhammadi and Banu Nadide Olcay.

The Humanist Institute for Development Cooperation (HIVOS), Global Fund for Women, Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, United Nations Foundation and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Thank you to Abigail Disney for her generous personal support of the symposium


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