Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Dr. Margaret 'Peg' Snyder (our Affiliate-Member) celebrated by distinguished journalist Barbara Crossette!

Many of us from the United Nations were delighted during a recent meet-up in Santa Fe to learn that our colleague Margaret 'Peg' Snyder was showcased in a feature by journalist Barbara Crossette, former UN Bureau Chief for The New York Times. Crossette, calling Peg the UN's first feminist, recalls her contributions over the decades from the time period she was posted in Kenya with the UN Training and Research Centre for Africa, to when she was the Founding Director of UNIFEM (now UN Women), and concluding with Peg's contributions that indeed "never stop."

Photo credit: Dulcie Leimbach
Crossette's feature includes Peg's initiatives "in her own words" such as those making visible women's workloads in developing countries, countless innovative activities boosting women's equality and empowerment, and combating violence against women --- all pioneering at the time.

Read the full tribute and Peg's story here:

Congratulations Peg!

Humphrey Fellows Presenting Perspectives on Women in the Workforce Around the Globe!

Our UNESCO/UNITWIN Affiliate, The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at BU, will be hosting an exiting event on 'Women in the Workforce: Perspectives of Emerging Global Leaders' on Friday, November 18th, 2016. The Humphrey Fellows hailing from: Bolivia, Cameroon, Fiji, Iran, Mauritania, Laos, Pakistan, Panama, Turkey, and Zambia will be sharing their insights on women's participation in the labor force in their countries, followed by interactions on gender equality globally. More details in the flyer below!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

You are invited: 10th Anniversary Celebration of Beyond the Book!

Be sure not to miss the Reception at the BPL's Faneuil Branch, Saturday November 12th from 11 am - 1 pm: details below! Boston University's Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program and the Gender and International Development Initiatives of Brandeis University's Women's Studies Research Program are delighted to be cosponsors! This Exhibition is coordinated by Ronni Komarow, Secretary of the Brighton-Allston Historical Society, our UNESCO/UNITWIN Network Affiliate, and Board Member of the Friends of the Faneuil Branch. 

We are excited to present

the 10th annual "Beyond the Book" juried exhibition
of artist's books and book-related art.

On view November 12, 2016 — January 28, 2017
at both Brighton & Faneuil Branches, Boston Public Library

Opening Reception and 10th Anniversary Celebration
Sat., November 12, 11 am. — 1 pm.


The event is at the FANEUIL BRANCH LIBRARY,
Oak Square, Brighton MA (directions at link below)


Visitors may use the Presentation School Foundation parking lot diagonally across Oak Square from the library (enter from Tremont St. at rear of building). 

Ms. Laura Montgomery, Director
Bunker Hill Community College Gallery

Many thanks to our supporters! Friends of the Faneuil Branch Library, Friends of the Brighton Branch Library, Women’s Caucus for Art, Boston University's Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program, Gender & International Development Initiatives (GaIDI) of the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Presentation School Foundation.

We are proud to be promoting jointly with Allston Open Studios,
which is also next weekend:

Image above, "Farenheit 451 Revised," mixed-media assemblage with books
and other found objects by Ruth Segaloff

Poster above courtesy: 2016 Beyond the Book

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

You are invited: Worlds of The Tale of Genji!

Message from our WGS colleague J. Keith Vincent,
Chair, BU's Dept. of World Languages & Literatures
Associate Professor of Japanese and Comparative Literature and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies:

"Please join us at Boston University for an interdisciplinary symposium celebrating a new English translation of the world’s first novel written by a woman: Lady Murasaki’s 11th century masterpiece, The Tale of Genji. The day will begin with a keynote by the translator, Dartmouth Professor Dennis Washburn, and will include guest talks by art historians Melissa McCormick (Harvard) and Timon Screech (SOAS/School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London), as well as talks by BU faculty from WLL, Art & Architecture, English, and Romance Studies, and a panel of BU and Harvard students currently reading the Washburn translation."

Flyer Courtesy WLL