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."


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.