Leadership in Civil Society

NCRW Making a Difference for Women Awards 2012 Slideshow

Making a Difference for Women Awards Dinner on Tuesday, March 6th, at Cipriani Wall Street. To read the event press release, click here. Photos by Don Pollard for NCRW. CLICK ON FIRST PHOTO to activate slideshow.

Women's Studies As Civic Engagement: Research and Recommendations

 This report argues that women's studies has key lessons to offer about fostering civic engagement at the course level that will deepen student learning in the college setting, contribute respectfully to communities in which they become involved, and produce lifelong civic leaders.

Prepared on behalf of:
The Teagle Working Group on Women’s Studies and Civic Engagement and the National Women's Studies Association
By Catherine M. Orr, September 2011

URL: 
http://082511c.membershipsoftware.org/files/WomensStudiesasCivicEngagement2011Revised_Finalpdf-1.pdf
Member Organization: 

Be a Catalyst for Change: Shirley Chisolm's Lifelong Legacy

Date/Time: 
03/29/2012

THE CONFERENCE WILL BE IN THE WOODY TANGER AUDITORIUM, BROOKLYN COLLEGE LIBRARY, BROOKLYN COLLEGE

Event flyer: click here.

9:30AM
Introduction: Barbara Winslow, Director Shirley Chisholm Project of Brooklyn Women’s Activism
Welcome and Greetings, Karen Gould, President Brooklyn College
Greetings:
Professor Namita Manohar, Coordinator Women’s Studies Program
Professor Lynda Day, Endowed Chair in Women’s Studies, Brooklyn College
Salute to Shola Lynch, documentary filmmaker Chisholm 72: Unbought and Unbossed
Keynote: Professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Spelman College
Chair: Professor Gunja Sen Gupta, Brooklyn College

World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development

 The 2012 World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development finds that women's lives around the world have improved dramatically, but gaps remain in many areas. The authors use a conceptual framework to examine progress to date, and then recommend policy actions.

URL: 
http://go.worldbank.org/CQCTMSFI40

Women 2012: Good News on Health and Education Bad News on Pay and Clout

By Natasha Cline-Thomas*

Each year, NCRW hosts an expert roundtable on the afternoon of its Awards Dinner. This year’s program Women 2012: Taking a Worldwide Reading was enlightening. It featured four leading experts who discussed findings from major national and global status reports on women and gender equality. They were: Iris Bohnet, Academic Dean, Professor of Public Policy, Director of the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School; Jeni Klugman, Director, Gender and Development, World Bank; Racquel Russell, Special Assistant to the President for Mobility and Opportunity, White House Domestic Policy Council; and Saadia Zahidi, Co-Author, World Economic Forum Gender Gap Report. Pat Mitchell, President and CEO, The Paley Center for Media moderated.


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