Tillie K. Lubin Symposium

Ryanne Olsen, Glynda C. Carr, Charlotte Golar Richie and Jill S. Greenlee

Tillie K. Lubin (1908-2006)

The Tillie K. Lubin Symposium focuses on a contemporary issue or event relevant to Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. It was started in honor of Tillie Kulp, a native of Iowa, who 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.

Past Symposia

2018 Tillie K. Lubin Symposium
Marching, then Running: Women Candidates in the Trump Era
Panelists: Glynda C. Carr, Ryanne Olsen, and Charlotte Golar Richie with Moderator Professor Jill Greenlee
International Lounge, Usdan
February 26, 2018

2017 Tillie K. Lubin Sponsored Event:
Rule of Law, Politics, Equality and the Media: Neil Gorsuch and the Dawn of the Trump Era Court
Panelists: Professors Anita Hill, Jeffrey Lenowitz, Eileen McNamara, Susan Parish, Michael Willrich with Moderator Professor Jill Greenlee
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
March 9, 2017

2016 Tillie K. Lubin Symposium
Janet Mock
A conversation with Jasmine Johnson
followed by a book signing with Janet Mock
March 22, 2016

Criminal Justice? Race, Gender, and Incarceration
March 10, 2015
Speakers: Dr. Elizabeth Hinton, Reverend Vivian Nixon, Dr. Bruce Western
Click here to watch a video of the symposium

Work Smart, Earn What You Are Worth
March 11, 2014
Speaker: Evelyn Murphy
President of The WAGE Project, Inc.
Former Lt Governor, Massachusetts

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

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

Politics of Curriculum
February 10, 2011
Speakers: Julio Cammarota, Frinde Maher

The Mother-Daughter Power Failure
March 4, 2010
Speaker: 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

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