Chatham University

Women's Institute

Upcoming Events

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