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
Details for the 2020 Lubin Symposium are forthcoming. The format for this year's symposium will be virtual due to Covid-19 restrictions.
March 14, 2019
Terese Marie Mailhot introduced by Professor ChaeRan Freeze
February 26, 2018
Panelists: Glynda C. Carr, Ryanne Olsen, and Charlotte Golar Richie with Moderator Professor Jill Greenlee
March 9, 2017
Panelists: Professors Anita Hill, Jeffrey Lenowitz, Eileen McNamara, Susan Parish, Michael Willrich with Moderator Professor Jill Greenlee
March 22, 2016
A conversation with Jasmine Johnson, followed by a book signing with Janet Mock.