Tillie K. Lubin Symposium

Ryanne Olsen, Glynda C. Carr, Charlotte Golar Richie and Jill S. GreenleeRyanne Olsen, Glynda C. Carr, Charlotte Golar Richie and Jill S. Greenlee, speakers at the 2018 Tillie K. Lubin Symposium

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 the 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 1990's and endowed the Lubin Symposium in her mother's honor.

Lubin Symposium 2020

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Rage, Race, & Vulnerability: Millennials and Political Participation in the Era of Trump

October 6, 2020

The Annual Tillie K. Lubin Symposium will feature a talk by Cathy J. Cohen, David and Mary Winton Green Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. Professor Cohen's lecture is titled, "Rage, Race, and Vulnerability: Millennial and Political Participation in the Age of Trump." Q&A to follow.

This event was originally scheduled for March 2020.

Past Symposia

An Informal Talk About Form in Heart Berries & New Work

March 14, 2019

Terese Marie Mailhot introduced by Professor ChaeRan Freeze

Marching, then Running: Women Candidates in the Trump Era

February 26, 2018

Panelists: Glynda C. Carr, Ryanne Olsen, and Charlotte Golar Richie with Moderator Professor Jill Greenlee

Rule of Law, Politics, Equality and the Media: Neil Gorsuch and the Dawn of the Trump Era Court

March 9, 2017

Panelists: Professors Anita Hill, Jeffrey Lenowitz, Eileen McNamara, Susan Parish, Michael Willrich with Moderator Professor Jill Greenlee

2016 Tillie K. Lubin Symposium

March 22, 2016

A conversation with Jasmine Johnson, followed by a book signing with Janet Mock.