Women's Institute


Tue

Oct 27

+ Add to Calendar 10/27/2020 11:30AM 10/27/2020 12:30PM America/New_York Just Films - Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America UNSETTLED is a feature-length documentary revealing the untold stories of LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers who have fled intense persecution from their home countries and who are resettling in the U.S. The film follows four new arrivals, each of whom have escaped potential peril in their native countries for being different. They’ve landed in the purported “gay mecca” of San Francisco, yet even there, building a new life in an adopted nation is a precarious undertaking. As new leadership in America continues to restrict immigrants and drastically cut the flow of refugees and asylum seekers, UNSETTLED sheds light on a group about which few people know. What are the costs persecuted immigrants pay for seeking refuge? And how are everyday Americans stepping forward to help those most in need? STREAM FOR FREE HERE Panelists: Cara Wimberley (they/them/theirs) is a Service Coordinator with the Immigrant Services and Connections Program at Literacy Pittsburgh. They previously taught ESL as a Compass AmeriCorps member at Literacy Pittsburgh. They studied psychology, linguistics, and Middle Eastern studies at the University of Mary Washington. They co-chair the LGBTQ+ subcommittee of the Immigrants & Internationals Advisory Council at the Allegheny County Department of Human Services. They are also a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community. Allegra B. Elson (she/her/hers) is an English Language Learning ( ELL) Instructor for Classroom and Employer Services at Literacy Pittsburgh. She has a TESOL Certificate from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Master’s degree in Italian Language and Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. She is the co-chair of the Immigrants & Internationals Advisory Council at the Allegheny County Department of Human Services along with co-chairing its LGBTQ+ subcommittee. She is also a proud member the LGBTQ+ community. .Event page: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=28180 Good Docs streaming link below. Panel discussion via zoom Melody Harris m.harris@chatham.edu
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Just Films - Unsettled: Seeking Refuge in America

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

UNSETTLED is a feature-length documentary revealing the untold stories of LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers who have fled intense persecution from their home countries and who are resettling in the U.S. The film follows four new arrivals, each of whom have escaped potential peril in their native countries for being different. They’ve landed in the purported “gay mecca” of San Francisco, yet even there, building a new life in an adopted nation is a precarious undertaking. As new leadership in Ame ...

Tue

Nov 10

+ Add to Calendar 11/10/2020 12:00PM 11/10/2020 1:00PM America/New_York Women and Leadership: Navigating the Labyrinth in K-12 and Higher Ed
Pittsburgh Gender Scholars Consortium
VIRTUAL BROWN BAG SERIES
Join the Pittsburgh Gender Scholars Consortium for a brown bag series, featuring members discussing their current work. Come learn about some cutting edge gender research, stay connected with scholars across the Pittsburgh region, and meet some new colleagues. The presentations will be approximately 15 minutes each, to give plenty of time for discussion and networking. Register for the zoom link, then grab your lunch and your laptop and join us!” More about PGSC: The Pittsburgh Gender Scholars Consortium (PGSC) is a network of academics in Southwest Pennsylvania interested in women and girls, gender, and sexuality. The consortium: Pittsburgh Gender Scholars promotes connections between scholars, across disciplines, and among academic institutions. Facilitates conversations and critical debate engaging intersectional approaches to research and pedagogical practice. Provides opportunities for networking and learning about emerging scholarship, community partners, and resources. The PGSC is administratively supported by the Women’s Institute at Chatham University.Woman and Leadership: Navigating the Labyrinth in K-12 and Higher EdLike never before, women are outpacing men in education and flooding the pipeline at unprecedented rates. This increase, however, is not translating to a greater number of women serving as leaders in k-12 and higher education. In their independent research, Shannon and Jennifer discovered that a woman’s leadership journey is filled with complex routes and unforeseen barriers to navigate like 2nd generation bias, sexism, the double bind, a lack of mentorship, and work/life balance issues. Join them for a look into these challenges, how women confront them, and discuss the potential long-term impact of a pandemic on women’s progress in the workplace. Panelists: Shannon Foster, Ph.D., Research Designer and Analyst, Office of Institutional Research and Analysis , Carnegie Mellon University Jennifer A. Shuman, Ph.D., Special Education Coordinator and Pupil Services Director for the Richland School District, Johnstown, PA .Event page: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=28464 zoom Melody Harris m.harris@chatham.edu
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Women and Leadership: Navigating the Labyrinth in K-12 and Higher Ed
Pittsburgh Gender Scholars Consortium
VIRTUAL BROWN BAG SERIES

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join the Pittsburgh Gender Scholars Consortium for a brown bag series, featuring members discussing their current work. Come learn about some cutting edge gender research, stay connected with scholars across the Pittsburgh region, and meet some new colleagues. The presentations will be approximately 15 minutes each, to give plenty of time for discussion and networking. Register for the zoom link, then grab your lunch and your laptop and join us!” More about PGSC: The Pittsburgh Gender Schola ...

Tue

Nov 17

+ Add to Calendar 11/17/2020 11:30AM 11/17/2020 12:30PM America/New_York Just Films - Waging Change Waging Change, a new documentary featuring Saru Jayaraman, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, who have been working tirelessly for One Fair Wage, weaves together the female driven movements that reveal an American workers’ struggle hidden in plain sight– the effort to end the federal tipped minimum wage of $2.13 for restaurant servers and bartenders and the #MeToo movement’s efforts to end sexual harassment. The film shines a spotlight on the challenges faced by restaurant workers trying to feed themselves and their families by intertwining stories of individuals, such as Nataki Rhodes of Chicago, Andrea Velasquez of Detroit and Wardell Harvey of New Orleans with the growing movement to end the tipped minimum wage, spearheaded by One Fair Wage and the Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC-United). Directed by Peabody award winner, Abby Ginzberg, Waging Change helps all consumers see the important role they have to play in ending this two-tiered wage system. The coronavirus epidemic has revealed the extreme challenges confronted by tipped restaurant workers and other tipped workers such as car service drivers and delivery workers. We hope you will consider helping those who have lost their jobs and their livelihoods by donating to the One Fair Wage Emergency Fund, which is providing cash assistance to tipped workers in need, many of whom will not qualify for unemployment benefits. To date, over 60,000 workers have applied to the Fund for help. .Event page: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=28182 Melody Harris m.harris@chatham.edu
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Just Films - Waging Change

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Waging Change, a new documentary featuring Saru Jayaraman, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, who have been working tirelessly for One Fair Wage, weaves together the female driven movements that reveal an American workers’ struggle hidden in plain sight– the effort to end the federal tipped minimum wage of $2.13 for restaurant servers and bartenders and the #MeToo movement’s efforts to end sexual harassment. The film shines a spotlight on the challenges faced by restaurant workers trying to feed thems ...

Tue

Feb 23

+ Add to Calendar 02/23/2021 11:30AM 02/23/2021 12:30PM America/New_York Just Films - (In)Visible Portraits (In)Visible Portraits shatters the too-often invisible otherizing of Black women in America and reclaims the true narrative as told in their own words. .Event page: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=28192 Melody Harris m.harris@chatham.edu
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Just Films - (In)Visible Portraits

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

(In)Visible Portraits shatters the too-often invisible otherizing of Black women in America and reclaims the true narrative as told in their own words.

Tue

Mar 23

+ Add to Calendar 03/23/2021 11:30AM 03/23/2021 12:30PM America/New_York Just Films - Sisters Rising: Native Women Reclaiming Sovereignty “The abhorrent violence that is a constant in the lives of Indigenous peoples impacts Indigenous women first,” says Co-producer Jaida Grey Eagle (Ogala Lakota), “We are on the frontlines of an ongoing legacy of violent colonization, and it is vitally important that the world see and hear us.” Native American women are 2.5 times more likely to experience sexual assault than all other American women. 1 in 3 Native women report having been raped during her lifetime and 86% of the offenses are committed by non-Native men. These perpetrators exploit gaps in tribal jurisdictional authority and target Native women as ‘safe victims’. SISTERS RISING follows six women who refuse to let this pattern of violence continue in the shadows: a tribal cop in the midst of the North Dakota oil boom, an attorney fighting to overturn restrictions on tribal sovereignty, a teacher of Indigenous women’s self-defense, grassroots advocates working to influence legislative change, and the author of the first anti-sex trafficking code to be introduced to a reservation’s tribal court. Their stories shine an unflinching light on righting injustice on both an individual and systemic level. .Event page: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=28193 Melody Harris m.harris@chatham.edu
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Just Films - Sisters Rising: Native Women Reclaiming Sovereignty

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

“The abhorrent violence that is a constant in the lives of Indigenous peoples impacts Indigenous women first,” says Co-producer Jaida Grey Eagle (Ogala Lakota), “We are on the frontlines of an ongoing legacy of violent colonization, and it is vitally important that the world see and hear us.” Native American women are 2.5 times more likely to experience sexual assault than all other American women. 1 in 3 Native women report having been raped during her lifetime and 86% of the offenses are co ...

Tue

Apr 20

+ Add to Calendar 04/20/2021 11:30AM 04/20/2021 12:30PM America/New_York Just Films - Cooked: Survival By Zip Code In the summer of 1995, Chicago experienced an unthinkable disaster, when extremely high humidity and a layer of heat-retaining pollution drove the heat index up to more than 126 degrees. Cooked: Survival by Zip Code tells the story of this tragic heatwave, the most traumatic in U.S. history, in which 739 citizens died over the course of just a single week, most of them poor, elderly, and African American. When peeled away from the shocking headlines the story reveals the less newsworthy but long-term crisis of pernicious poverty, economic, and social isolation and racism. Cooked is a story about life, death, and the politics of crisis in an American city that asks the question: Was this a one-time tragedy, or an appalling trend? .Event page: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=28194 Stream on PBS (free, no code needed), Panel discussion via zoom Melody Harris m.harris@chatham.edu
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Just Films - Cooked: Survival By Zip Code

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

In the summer of 1995, Chicago experienced an unthinkable disaster, when extremely high humidity and a layer of heat-retaining pollution drove the heat index up to more than 126 degrees. Cooked: Survival by Zip Code tells the story of this tragic heatwave, the most traumatic in U.S. history, in which 739 citizens died over the course of just a single week, most of them poor, elderly, and African American. When peeled away from the shocking headlines the story reveals the less newsworthy but lon ...