Lubin Symposium

Tillie K. Lubin
Symposium Lectures

Tillie K. Lubin (1908-2006)

A native of Iowa, Tillie Kulp married Charles Lubin in the late 1930s soon after he had purchased a chain of neighborhood bakeries in Chicago.  After the birth of their daughter Sara Lee, the Lubins renamed their company the Kitchens of Sara Lee.  The company’s great success allowed the Lubins to engage in many philanthropic projects.  Among their major gifts, they established the Charles Lubin Family Chair for Women in Science at Skidmore College and the Charles W. and Tillie K. Lubin Center for Plant Biotechnology and Lubin Chair of Hormone Research at the Weizmann Institute of Science.  Tillie Lubin also had a lifelong passion for the arts and a particular affinity for Spanish culture. Her daughter Sara Lee Schupf served on the Women's Studies Program Board in the 1990s and endowed the Lubin Symposium in her mother's honor.

2014 Tillie K. Lubin Symposium
Work Smart, Earn What You Are Worth

Evelyn Murphy
President of The WAGE Project, Inc.
Former Lt Governor, Massachusetts
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Wage Project Workshops and Training
Tuesday + Wednesday, March 11 + 12, 2014
7-10 pm

Past Symposia

Who Owns the World
March 7, 2013
Gender, Wealth and Inequality
featuring Srimati Basu, Mariko Chang and Thomas Shapiro

Sexuality, Sexual Health, and Community
February 9, 2012
featuring Harvey J Makadon MD and Jaclyn Friedman

"Politics of Curriculum"
February 10, 2011
featuring Julio Cammarota and Frinde Maher and a roundtable discussion

"The Mother-Daughter Power Failure"
March 4, 2010
featuring Susan Faludi

"Gender at the End of Life: Dying, Assisted Suicide, and Euthanasia"
February 12, 2009
Speakers: Susan M. Wolf, Marion Smiley, Sarita Bhalotra, Danielle DiBona

“‘I thought it was funny’: Gender ... Race ...    ... Humor ...”
February 13, 2008
Speakers: Lauren Antler, J. Martin Favor, Roberto Fernández, Oded Gross, Lanita Jacobs-Huey, Micia Moseley, Nils Arne Sørensen
Article in The Justice  

“Women Making Arts”
March 1, 2007
Speakers: Amazones: Women Master Drummers of Guinea, Diane Arvanites-Noya, María Agui Carter, Yu-Hui Chang, Anne Gottlieb, Susan Lichtman, Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier, Barbara Neely, Susan Davenny Wyner

“‘Our Bodies, Ourselves’, Global Feminism, and Women’s Health”
March 8, 2006
Speakers: Sarita Bhalotra, Zobeida Bonilla, Ayesha Chatterjee, Kathy Davis, Paula Doress-Worters, Marianne McPherson, Judy Norsigian, Jane Pincus, Sally Whelan

“Women, Gender, & Science: Challenging Issues for the Twenty-First Century”
March 10, 2005
Speakers: Bulbul Chakraborty, Ruth Charney, Evelynn Hammonds, Rebecca Herzig, Nancy Hopkins, Eve Marder, Melissa Moore, Judy Norsigian, Banu Subramaniam, Judith Tsipis

“Recalling Brown/Reclaiming Brown: The Struggle for School Equality, Then and Now”
March 18, 2004
Speakers: Gloria Carter Dickerson, Anita Hill, Jacqueline Jones, Charles McDew, Hillary Moss, Sarah Ann Shaw, Faith Smith, Hillary Strauss

“The Future of the Feminist Past”
March 8, 2002
Speakers: Kecia Ali, Crystal Feimster, Daniel Horowitz, Susan Staves, Judith Tick

“See Jane Run: Women & Sports”
March 30, 2000
Speakers: Pat Griffin, Lynette Labingerm, Holly Metcalf, Joli Sandoz, Sheryl Sousa, Shira Springer, Joby Winans

“Stop Trafficking! End the Global Epidemic of Forced Prostitution of Women”
April 11, 1999
Speakers: Ellen Bruno, Sheila Decter, Bonna Haberman, Oksana Horbunova, Nina Kammerer, Jyoti Kanics, Hseng Noung

“Women in Shorts: Classic and Contemporary Short Films by Women with Filmmakers, Critics, and Commentators”
March 21-22, 1998
Speakers: Chantal Akerman, Louise Bourque, Joan Braderman, Ayoka Chenzira, Irena Fayngold, Barbara Hammer, Kathi Maio, Patricia Mellencamp, Gail Noonan, Lourdes Portillo, Yvonne Welbon

“Mothering: Diverse Families, Diverse Theories”
April 13, 1997
Speakers: Terry Arendell, Jessica Benjamin, Nancy Chodorow, Bette Dickerson, Ellen Lewin, Eli Sagan, Carola Suarez-Orozco, Marcelo Suarez-Orozco

“Who is She? Conversations with Multi-Talented Women”
March 4, 1996

“Hearing Biblical Women: Art and Academia in Concert”
March 18-19, 1995
Speakers: Marc Brettler and Elizabeth Swados

“Revolutionizing Motherhood: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo”
April 8-9, 1994