The Social, Legal and Ethical Implications of Senate Bill 8
Expert panel examining Senate Bill 8 (Texas Abortion Law), its potential effects and what is to come.
Rajani Bhatia, Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University at Albany
Lisa Campo-Engelstein, Director for the Institute for Bioethics & Health Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch
Claire Horner, Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and a Clinical Ethicist at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Prof. Federiga Bindi is the Director of the Foreign Policy Initiative at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) in Washington DC, where she leads a research network on Women’s Leadership and one on Internationalization of Higher Education.
Prof. Bindi holds a Ph.D. for the European University Institute and has published eight books including Europe and America: The End of Transatlantic Relations? (2019); The Foreign Policy of the European Union: Assessing Europe’s Role in the World (2010 & 2012); The Frontiers of Europe: A Transatlantic Problem? (2011); Italy and the EU (2011), and Analyzing European Union Politics (2012). She is currently working on a book on Women’s Leadership.
Prof. Bindi has been a fellow at prestigious academic institutions such as the Brookings Institution, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Sciences Po Paris, the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, the University of Lisbon, and the Université Libre de Bruxelles.
The Hoffman Lecture in Sociology & Social Policy has been endowed by a gift from Linda Rosenfield Hoffman, RSC ’62. It is co-sponsored by the Sociology Program, The Women’s Institute at Russell Sage College and M&T Bank.
Director of Prevention, NYS Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Executive Superintendent of Queens South NYCDOE
Feminist Economist and Professor Emerita at UMass Amherst
Dean, School of Social Welfare, UAlbany
Chief City Auditor, Albany, NY
For Further Study
Seven Pathways to Effective School Leadership in a Crisis
Dr. Mauri de Govia
Shana Knizhnik recommended reading
Raising the Bar: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the ACLU Women’s Rights Project by Amy Leigh Campbell
Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Until We Reckon by Danielle Sered
Irin Carmon recommended reading
The Firebrand and the First Lady by Patricia Bell-Scott
Reasoning from Race by Serena Mayeri
Equal by Fred Strebeigh
Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women by Brittney Cooper
Women’s Political Past, Present and Future: A Symposium on the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage
The Symposium on the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage consisted of five events ranging from August 26 through October 20, 2020. The Centennial offered an opportunity to re-examine gender equity through the lenses of the present moment, with a renewed emphasis on racial justice invigorating our national conversation.
Sessions looked at opportunities and obstacles to women in politics, including the ultimate glass ceiling of the presidency; the role of black women in securing the vote throughout American history; the role of indigenous peoples in influencing the Women’s Suffrage movement; and contemporary struggles over voter suppression and voting rights.
A Clan Mother’s Call: Reconstructing Haudenosaunee Cultural Memory (SUNY series in Critical Haudenosaunee Studies)
Blume, A. (2020). A New Psychology Based on Community, Equality, and Care of the Earth: An Indigenous American Perspective. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger
Morse, G. & Lomay, V. (2020). Understanding Indigenous Perspectives: Visions, Dreams, and Hallucinations. San Diego, CA: Cognella.
Without a Whisper (2020)
An in-depth talk about the Haudenosaunee worldview and influence on women’s suffrage: nysm.nysed.gov/programs/
A great cultural reference from the Central Fire of the Haudenosaunee: onondaganation.org
Southern Poverty Law Center
Tufts Institute for Democracy & Higher Education
New York Civil Liberties Union
We Got the Vote
The Decision Upholding Florida’s Jim Crow–Style Poll Tax Is an Affront to Democracy by Perry Grossman and Mark Joseph Stern; Slate, September 14, 2020
Women and the Vote New York State
Fulton County Historical Society
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Consortium
Center for American Women and Politics
The Lily the first newspaper for women and by women writers
The 19th News Organization
Ignite Generation Z women and politics
A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage by Christina Wolbrecht and J. Kevin Corder
Tea Party Women: Mama Grizzlies, Grassroots Activists, and the Changing Face of the American Right by Melissa Deckman
Women and Politics: Paths to Power and Political Influence by Julie Dolan, Melissa Deckman and Michele L. Swers