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Queens College Celebrates Women's History Month with a Focus on Women, Advocacy, and Activism in a Global Pandemic, and Transforming Feminism

 -- Presented in Two Free Virtual Events, Open to the Public,
on March 15 and March 24
--
 
WHAT: The Palmer Women’s History Month symposium, “Women, Advocacy, and Activism in a Global Pandemic,” featuring a panel discussion on women's labor, work activism and advocacy; the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women's labor, child care and education; global advocacy for immigrant communities, women, and children; responses to increases in global domestic violence, and organizations devoted to intervention and care. Presented by the Queens College Women and Gender Studies (WGS) Program.    
   
WHEN: Monday, March 15, 2021, 12:30 pm EST | Free and open to the public,     
   
WHO: Alumna Indrani Goradia, founder, Indrani's Light Foundation; alumna Hetal Janai, founder, Support, Prepare, Empower, Aspiring, Kids (SPEAK); Jenny Brown, teacher, activist, National Women's Liberation; Diana Moreno, director, Worker Rights Program, New Immigrant Community Empowerment    
 
Panelists will be available for a live chat with preregistered participants.   
   
Register here.    
   
WHAT: A panel discussion, on “TRANSforming Feminism: Building a More Inclusive Movement,” that will explore the historic exclusion of transgender women in second- and third-wave feminist movements and the position that transgender women must be included to achieve gender equity.  

WHEN: Wednesday, March 24, 2021, from 12:15 to 1:30 pm EST | Free and open to the public 
   
WHO: Red Washburn, director of the Women and Gender Studies Department, Kingsborough Community College; trans activist Tracee McDaniel, the first transgender person to be appointed to the Atlanta Citizen Review Board; trans feminist author Julia Serrano; and Marisa Iovino and Abigail Thomas, Queens College and New York City College of Technology students, respectively. JV Fuqua, director of the college’s Women and Gender Studies Program, will moderate.  
   
The event will be recorded and preserved as part of the City University of New York LaGuardia and Wagner Archives. 
 
Register here, by March 23.    
    
Background: The Palmer Women’s History Month symposium, presented annually by the college’s Women and Gender Studies (WGS) Program, focuses on current events as they relate to women and gender. Made possible by the generous support of the late Virginia Frese Palmer ’42, the symposium highlights the role of service and community engagement, particularly as it affects women, children, and other vulnerable individuals and communities. Accomplished women alumni who are devoted to community organizing and service are frequent symposium panelists in the spirit of Palmer’s commitment to commemorate Women's History Month at her alma mater.    
 
The TRANSforming Feminism: Building a More Inclusive Movement event is made possible through the generous support of LaGuardia Community College and the New York City Council through the offices of Daniel Dromm (District 25) and Speaker Corey Johnson. Co-sponsors are the Queens College Office of Student Development and Leadership, the Queens College Women and Gender Studies (WGS) Program, the City University of New York Office of Student Inclusion Initiatives, and the Queens College Gender, Love, and Sexuality Alliance (GLASA). 
 
About Queens College
Queens College produces more education graduates who become principals, teachers, and counselors for the city’s public schools than any other college in the metropolitan area. The college contributes to the local talent pool as a powerful economic engine and a leader in tech education. Students from across the country and around the world are attracted to study at the Aaron Copland School of Music. Its renowned faculty and alumni include nationally recognized composers, conductors, and performers who have received over 100 Grammy Awards and nominations.
 
Queens College enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs. With its graduate and undergraduate degrees, honors programs, and research and internship opportunities, the college helps its more than 20,000 students realize their potential in countless ways, assisted by an accessible, award-winning faculty. Located on a beautiful, 80-acre campus in Flushing, the college has been cited by Princeton Review as one of America's Best Value Colleges every year since the title's​ inception, as well as being ranked a U.S. News and World Report Best College and Forbes Magazine Best Value College thanks to its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and relatively low costs. Visit our homepage to learn more​. 
 
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