Monday, 08 Mar 2021
Democrat panel participants include: Swati Dandekar, former state legislator; Ruth Ann Gaines, State Representative; Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, State Representative; Jackie Norris, former assistant to President Obama, Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama. Moderated by Eliana Crab, Student Government outreach director. Part of the Women's Week Conference.
Republican panel participants include: Holly Brink, State Representative; Joni Ernst, U.S. Senator; Megan Jones, State Representative; Carrie Koelker, State Senator, District 29. Moderated by Morgan Fritz, Student Body president. Part of the Women's Week Conference.
"How to Build Relationships That are Valued and Valuable." Business relationships position you to influence policy and decisions, set you up for promotion, and ensure you are invited to the table when opportunity knocks. What are those practices, drivers, and personal characteristics that create value-based relationships?
Gloria Allred is a founding partner of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg with offices in Los Angeles and New York. Her firm has been the leading women's rights private law firm in the nation for 44 years, winning hundreds of millions of dollars for victims. Ms. Allred will discuss how women take action to right the wrongs against them to win justice and accountability in both the civil and criminal justice system.
Tuesday, 09 Mar 2021
Panel participants: Dr. Monic Behnken, associate professor; Margo Foreman, assistant VP for equal opportunity; Adrienne Lyles, associate director of equal opportunity; Emily Miller, health promotion coordinator; Alissa Stoehr, assistant teaching professor. Moderated by Sophie Young, health and wellness director. Part of the Women's Week Conference.
"How balanced is your wellness?" Laura Liechty, 4-H healthy living program specialist, will present the first of a 2-part series covering wellness. Measure your well-being in eight dimensions and identify areas where you thrive and areas that need more attention. This new awareness will help you take steps to achieve a fuller sense of well-being.
WebEx Link: https://iastate.webex.com/iastate/onstage/g.php?MTID=e545c32996a3483507e659599106ffa66 ISU Profession Dr. Kelly Winfrey will discuss her latest article about the sexism women have faced from 2012-2020 while running for U.S. President. Note: The presentation "Women in the Criminal Justice System from an FBI Victim Specialist's Perspective" with Karen P. Gale had to be canceled.
Wednesday, 10 Mar 2021
Quardean Lewis-Allen, founder and CEO of Youth Design Center in Brooklyn, New York, will share the center's work and the challenge for urban inhabitants to ground their narrative in and advocate for the places they are connected to. Part of the Spring 2021 College of Design Lecture Series.
Panel participants include: Cheltzie Miller-Bailey, Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success; Ruxandra Marcu, Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity; Rita Mookerjee, Women's and Gender Studies; Toyia Younger, Student Affairs Division. Moderated by Lauryn Perk, Student Government. Part of the Women's Week Conference.
Kimberly Garza, founder of Atlas Lab Inc. -- a Sacramento, California-based landscape architecture, urban design and public art studio -- will discuss the role of tactical urbanism and urban prototyping in her practice and how it can be used as a tool to engage communities, create authentic experiences and empower designers to improve the built environment using low-cost, small-scale strategies.
"No Way Out" will focus on Latinas' unique low rate of intimate partner homicide offending when compared to other racial/ethnic groups. We will explore how structural, institutional, and cultural factors shape their experiences of abuse and homicide. Latinas become entrapped within terroristic abusive relationships with limited options for assistance, escape, and survival, leaving them with no way out.
Thursday, 11 Mar 2021
Panel participants: Meghann Hall, IRIS exchange student from South Africa; Dorothy Masinde, lecturer in Global Resource Systems; Ndeenga Shamata, IRIS exchange student from Tanzania; Valeria Volkogonova, IRIS exchange student from Belarus. Moderated by Alejandra Flores, International Student Council president. Part of the Women's Week Conference.
Dr. Ebby Luvaga was born and raised in rural Kenya. The presentation will walk the audience through Dr. Luvaga's journey from her small village in Western Kenya to becoming the only member of her family to earn a Ph.D. and to teach at an American University. Through that journey, Dr. Luvaga will share her perspective on gender.
Friday, 12 Mar 2021
Thomas Leslie, Morrill Professor in Architecture, will present an online lecture in English as part of the initiative "Pier Luigi Nervi and the Architecture of the 20th Century in Florence." His talk will take as its starting point the famed Stadio Berta in Florence, Italy, showing how its two phases marked a decisive moment in the career of Pier Luigi Nervi.
A live, moderated conversation with Raed Hafez, ISU alum and CEO of elGrocer. Registration required.
Participants: Sharron Evans, Dean of Students; Bria Felix, Womxn of Colour Network; Alejandra Flores, International Student Council; Abigail Fowler, First-Year Council; Morgan Fritz, Student Government; Rachel Junck, Ames City Council; Dawn Bratsch-Prince, provost's office; Kay McClelland, Collegiate Panhellenic Council; Lynette Pohlman, University Museums. Moderated by Jennifer Seth, Student Gov. Closing ceremony for the Women's Week Conference.
Jackson Katz is an educator, author, and social theorist who is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race and violence. In 1993, Dr. Katz co-founded the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program at Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society.