Women's Institute


Thu

Jan 28

+ Add to Calendar 01/28/2021 12:30PM 01/28/2021 1:30PM America/New_York Pittsburgh Gender Scholars Consortium
VIRTUAL BROWN BAG SERIES (January)
Featuring University of Pittsburgh Gender Scholars: Dr. Bridget Keown, Lecturer in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies "Women and War Trauma, 1914-1923.” The shell-shocked soldier is one of the most familiar of the First World War. But what happened to women who experienced trauma? Dr. Keown's research deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and experience of war trauma among British and Irish women during the First World War and the potential for care they found in the war’s aftermath. In addition to her scholarship on war-related trauma, Dr. Keown is developing GSWS's Gender and Science curriculum and researching the history of kinship among gay and lesbian groups during the AIDS outbreak in the US and Ireland. Dr. Shaun Myers, Assistant Professor of English and affiliate faculty in the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics and GSWS “Geographic Potency: Transnational Visions of Black Women Writing.” This project tracks how black women writers such as June Jordan, Audre Lorde, Toni Cade Bambara, and Gloria Naylor generated what she terms geographic potency through acts of travel allowing them to somatically and imaginatively resituate themselves in the late Cold War world. Dr. Myers is currently completing a book project,“Black Anaesthetics:African American Literature Beyond Man,” which traces post humanism’s disavowed genealogies in black literature of the post- civil rights era. Link to join webinarJoin 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. .Event page: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=28464 zoom Melody Harris m.harris@chatham.edu
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Pittsburgh Gender Scholars Consortium
VIRTUAL BROWN BAG SERIES (January)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Featuring University of Pittsburgh Gender Scholars: Dr. Bridget Keown, Lecturer in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies "Women and War Trauma, 1914-1923.” The shell-shocked soldier is one of the most familiar of the First World War. But what happened to women who experienced trauma? Dr. Keown's research deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and experience of war trauma among British and Irish women during the First World War and the potential for care they found in the war’s aftermath. In ad ...

Wed

Feb 10

+ Add to Calendar 02/10/2021 12:00PM 02/10/2021 1:00PM America/New_York Pittsburgh Gender Scholars Consortium
VIRTUAL BROWN BAG SERIES (February)
Featuring Duquesne University Gender Scholars: Dr. Lanei Rodemeyer (Philosophy) “Making Sense of Sensing: Transgender Studies and Phenomenological Applications” Dr. Jessica Devido (Nursing) and Dr. Cathleen Appelt (Sociology) "Wise women: An untapped community asset" 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. .Event page: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=28736 Melody Harris m.harris@chatham.edu

Pittsburgh Gender Scholars Consortium
VIRTUAL BROWN BAG SERIES (February)

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Featuring Duquesne University Gender Scholars: Dr. Lanei Rodemeyer (Philosophy) “Making Sense of Sensing: Transgender Studies and Phenomenological Applications” Dr. Jessica Devido (Nursing) and Dr. Cathleen Appelt (Sociology) "Wise women: An untapped community asset" 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 c ...

Tue

Feb 23

+ Add to Calendar 02/23/2021 11:30AM 02/23/2021 12:30PM America/New_York Just Films - Black Feminist Film screening link will be available here from February 1st through Febuary 28th.Zoom panel discussion link will be sent to registrants.BLACK FEMINIST explores the double-edged sword of racial and gender oppression that Black Women face in America. Panel discussion featuring: Zanah Thirus, co-director Maiya Sinclair, co-director Sharon R. Higginbothan, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor, Womanist and Feminist Theology Chatham University Visiting Scholar, Woman's and Gender Studies .Event page: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=28192 Melody Harris m.harris@chatham.edu
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Just Films - Black Feminist

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Film screening link will be available here from February 1st through Febuary 28th.Zoom panel discussion link will be sent to registrants.BLACK FEMINIST explores the double-edged sword of racial and gender oppression that Black Women face in America. Panel discussion featuring: Zanah Thirus, co-director Maiya Sinclair, co-director Sharon R. Higginbothan, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor, Womanist and Feminist Theology Chatham University Visiting Scholar, Woman's and Gender Studies

Tue

Mar 09

+ Add to Calendar 03/09/2021 6:00PM 03/09/2021 7:30PM America/New_York Barbara Stone Hollander '60 Lecture in Women’s Leadership featuring Kathi Elliott, DNP '14 Barbara Stone Hollander ’60 Lecture in Women’s Leadership featuring Kathi Elliott, DNP ‘14 CEO, Gwen’s Girls and Trustee, Chatham University Kathi R. Elliott is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Chatham University in August 2014 and currently serves on the Board of Trustees. Dr. Elliott also completed dual Master’s degrees in Nursing and Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. She has over 15 years of experience in social service, community and individual mental health treatment. Dr. Elliott is Executive Director at Gwen’s Girls, who’s mission is to empower girls and young women to have productive lives through exposure to holistic, gender-specific programs, education and experiences. She is also founder of the Black Girls Equity Alliance and serves on the Gender Equity Commission for the City of Pittsburgh. Her career began as a victim advocate at the Center for Victims. She was quickly promoted to various positions within the organization, including Manager of the Juvenile Justice and the Community Outreach and Education Units. Dr. Elliott assisted in policy and decision-making processes, grant writing and reporting for the agency. She developed and led the implementation of a $ 3.1 million Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency VOJO grant to expand services provided to victims and witnesses who appeared at the Allegheny County Juvenile Court. As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, she has been providing mental health treatment for the wide range of psychiatric disorders across the lifespan in various settings. Dr. Elliott has a private practice, Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services, LLC., in which she provides psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and clinical consultation services. She is employed at the VA Pittsburgh Health Care System outpatient mental health clinic in which she provides telemental health sessions to veterans in remote community-based clinics. Her passion regarding the implementation of evidence-based strategies to impact suicide prevention was reflected in her capstone project entitled: Improving Provider Knowledge on the Management of Suicidal Behavior during Telemental Health Sessions. .Event page: http://www.chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventID=27234 zoom Melody Harris m.harris@chatham.edu
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Barbara Stone Hollander '60 Lecture in Women’s Leadership featuring Kathi Elliott, DNP '14

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Barbara Stone Hollander ’60 Lecture in Women’s Leadership featuring Kathi Elliott, DNP ‘14 CEO, Gwen’s Girls and Trustee, Chatham University Kathi R. Elliott is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Chatham University in August 2014 and currently serves on the Board of Trustees. Dr. Elliott also completed dual Master’s degrees in Nursing and Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. She has over 15 years of expe ...

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 ...