Browsing: Gender Equality

The Guerrilla Girls, a group of provocative, anonymous female artists on a mission to fight sexism and racism in the art world drew a crowd of more than 200 people to Stony Brook University on Thursday, October 13 for an Artist Talk at the Charles B. Wang Center. The talk complemented their current exhibition, “Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond,” at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery located in the Staller Center for the Arts. The exhibition is a major presentation of both their past and present works, including very large billboard prints and interactive…

A panel from Stony Brook University, led by President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, will deliver a presentation outlining the University’s experience with the UN HeForShe initiative at the SXSWedu Conference, taking place March 6-9, 2017, in Austin, Texas. SXSWedu, an outgrowth of the famous SXSW conference on music, film and media, aims to foster innovation in learning by hosting a diverse and energetic community of stakeholders across a variety of backgrounds in education. Joining President Stanley on the panel will be SBU undergraduate Bridget Foley, a member of the university’s HeForShe Steering Committee, and graduate student Tayisha R Saint…

Guerrilla Girls: Not Ready to Make Nice  The Guerrilla Girls are an anonymous collective of feminist activist artists. Appearing only in gorilla masks and assuming the names of dead women artists, the group has remained anonymous for more than three decades while revealing shocking truths about sexism and prejudice in the art world and beyond. The Guerrilla Girls have created more than 100 street projects, posters and stickers all over the world and have a national traveling exhibition of their recent international work, titled Not Ready to Make Nice, now on view at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery in Staller Center. Abstract: In…

The School of Social Welfare at Stony Brook University is presenting a three-part educational series, “What Ought to Be: Cultural Proficiency and Trans Care Across the Lifespan: Trans 101, Client Engagement and CBT.” These courses can be taken individually or, for a more comprehensive look into this topic, you can attend all three sessions. Licensed social workers can earn four continuing education contact hours per session. Transgender and Gender Non-conforming (TGNC) people are those who have a gender identity that is not fully aligned with their sex assigned at birth. They often face widespread discrimination and mistreatment within the healthcare…

Highlighting its commitment to achieving gender equality on campus and across the globe, Stony Brook University co-hosted the UN Women’s HeForShe second anniversary event, welcoming world leaders, activists, change-makers and celebrities. The evening reception was held September 20, 2016 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and co-hosted by SBU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, along with two other IMPACT 10x10x10 Champions: Sauli Niinistö, President of Finland, and Bob Moritz, Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited. “Stony Brook University is committed to be the national leader — a model in gender equality in the United States for colleges and universities,” said President…

President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD welcomed Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, to deliver a timely and provocative Presidential Lecture on September 12, 2016. “Stony Brook University is not only our partner in gender equality but a true pioneer in its own right in this area,” Mlambo-Ngcuka said. “There aren’t enough universities in the world that have put this issue at the center of their work.” Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka’s talk was followed by a lively discussion between her and President Stanley about achieving gender equality and defeating gender-based discrimination and violence on college campuses and across…

Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond will be on display at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery in Staller Center from September 13 through October 22. Not Ready to Make Nice, a major presentation of the Guerrilla Girls, illuminates and contextualizes the important historical and ongoing work of these highly original, provocative and influential artists who champion feminism and social change. The Guerrilla Girls have been powerfully and consistently active since first breaking onto the art scene in 1985. Appearing only in gorilla masks and assuming the names of dead women artists, the activist group has…

Fresh from her visit to the White House as a juror for the March on Washington Film Festival, Associate Director of the Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Film program Magdalene Brandeis will be cohosting a panel on Women’s Equality Day, following a screening of the documentary Equal Means Equal. The screening will be held at the Greenport Theatre on Front Street on Friday, August 26, at 3 pm. Cohosting the panel with Brandeis will be New York Times Culture Desk reporter Robin Pogrebin, who covers art, auctions and architecture for the Times. Equal Means Equal has been described as “an unflinching look at…

Stony Brook University welcomes Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, for a Presidential Lecture on Monday, September 12, at the Staller Center for the Arts at 4 pm. All are welcome to attend Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka’s talk, followed by a lively discussion between her and President Stanley about achieving gender equality and defeating gender-based discrimination and violence on college campuses and across the globe. Students, faculty and staff can also submit questions in advance that the speaker will answer as time permits (see stonybrook.edu/heforshe for details). You may also tweet a question using #SBU4Equality. Ms.…

President Stanley and students Bridget Foley and Tayisha R. Saint Vil are ready to share Stony Brook’s experiences in advancing gender equality at one of the biggest, most innovative education conferences in the world — SXSWedu in Austin, Texas. Your vote will help them make it to the big stage. Here’s how to vote — It only takes 3 minutes. 1. Create a SXSW PanelPicker account and log in at: https://auth.sxsw.com/users/sign_up 2. View our proposal at http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/65367 3. Click the “thumbs up” icon at the top of our proposal page “With your vote, our students and President Stanley will have the opportunity to…