Video recordings and other materials and resources available after The Women's Place sponsored events.
Forward: Regaining Momentum for Gender Equity (March 4, 2022)
This symposium addresses the disruption of the pandemic on the economic and career advancement of women through encouraging resilience, community, and meaningful policy change. Selena Rezvani, columnist for NBC News Know Your Value, author, speaker and leadership consultant, was the keynote speaker.
Valerie Lee Book Discussion: Sisterlocking Discoarse: Race, Gender, and the Twenty-First Century Academy (January 18, 2022)
Based on an illustrious career as a scholar, teacher, and administrator, Dr. Valerie Lee shares her wisdom about life and leadership in the academy. Drawing inspiration from the African American storytelling traditions she has spent decades studying and teaching, Lee approaches issues of race, gender, social justice, academic labor, and leadership with a voice that is clear, intimate, and humorous. Lee's journey will appeal to readers who are committed to making higher education more inclusive, while speaking more broadly to the experiences of professional women of color.
BWFPS The Gathering: Fibroid Awareness Month (July 14, 2021)
The Women’s Place (TWP) hosted a virtual conversation with Black Women Faculty and Professional Staff (BWFPS) observing Fibroid Awareness Month (FAM). FAM is dedicated to bringing attention to those living with fibroids, highlighting new innovations in research, and raising funds and awareness. Guest speaker Amber Bondurant-Sullivan, MD, a physician in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Wexner Medical Center, provided pertinent information about uterine fibroids and how to advocate for yourself as a patient. This session covers topics of menstrual health, period equity, and responding to complications with fertility.
More Than Beauty: Anti-Discrimination and the Politics of Hair (March 11, 2021)
Moderated by Dr. Andrea Williams, this session addresses the legal, economic, and historical implications of Black styles of self-presentation, including wearing natural hair. Whether at school or work, Black people often are penalized for wearing cultural hairstyles such as Afros, locs or braids. Biases against these styles can contribute to disparities in hiring, school discipline and suspension, health, and student participation in extracurricular activities. To prohibit hair discrimination, the Columbus City Council recently passed the CROWN ACT (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair). Learn more about how hairstyles are about more than beauty and how we can do more to promote racial equity.
Forward: Creating Feminist Futures (Oct 22, 2020)
This symposium highlights how feminist advocacy and gender analysis can help address local and national problems of inequality and covers topics such as health policy, teaching and education, leadership, and women’s political participation. Rebecca Traister, author of Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger, was the keynote speaker.
The Caregiving Crisis during COVID-19 Webinar (June 11, 2020)
The Women’s Place and President and Provost’s Council on Women presented this panel focusing on working and the gendered impact of caregiving during the pandemic. Learn more about access to providers, alternative care options, the logistics of restarting schools and programs, local resources and more.