Reinstein Symposium

The 24th Annual Julia Reinstein ’28  Symposium
February 12-15,  2018

Annually the Women's and Gender Studies Program organizes the Julia Reinstein Symposium, made possible by a bequest from college alumna Julia Reinstein '28, a feminist, early lesbian activist, and strong supporter of women's issues. Each year, in cooperation with Students Against Sexism and Stereotypes (SASS) invite a keynote speaker.

We also sponsor student presentations, where students present their original research and discuss their key findings with the campus community. Some symposia include workshops, film screenings, talk-backs, art exhibits, fundraising events, activist projects, or theater performances. Recent themes have included: "Women's Bodies and the Politics of Reproduction," "Uncertain Times: Women Around the World, "Elmira College, Champion of Women's Rights and Education since 1855," and "Celebrating International Women."

ALL WEEK:

Donate feminine hygiene products in the Campus Center Information Desk. All donations will be delivered to a local women’s shelter.

Monday, February 12:

Tuesday, February 13: 

  • Keynote presentation - "Finding Your Voice" by Michele Johnson M.S.E. '11, CEO of the YWCA of Elmira and the Twin Tiers, 12:30 p.m., Harris Hall, Room 3

  • Production of The Vagina Monologues - 8:00 p.m. in Mackenzie's located inside the Campus Center

    Students will be fundraising for the Sexual Assault Resource Center and the V-Day Spotlight Campaign: Ending Violence Against Women in the Workplace. Click here for more information about the Vagina Monologues.

Wednesday, February 14:

  • Production of The Vagina Monologues - 4:00 p.m. in Watson Theatre

Thursday, February 15:

  • Film screening - "Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise" at 5:00 p.m. in the Multi-Cultural Center located inside the Campus Center 
Please contact Martha Easton, associate professor of sociology, for additional information.