Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Student Activities Fair: Did We Meet?

If we did, we can't wait for you to come and visit us at the Center and see what we have been planning for you this spring. Don't forget to join us on Facebook  too!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Mind the Gap-Harvard Women's Law Association's 6th Annual Conference


Lesley University Women's Center members,

Registration is officially open for the Harvard Women's Law Association's 6th Annual ConferenceMind the Gap: Achieving Actual Parity, on February 3, 2012. We're very excited about our incredible list of speakers, and hope you can join us for all of what promises to be a fabulous day. The panel topics are: Healthy Moms and Daughters: Maternal Health Worldwide, Law Making for Equality, Women in Leadership, and Litigating to Fight Discrimination. Our keynote speaker is Kamala Harris, Attorney General of California. The conference will conclude with cocktails and a three-course meal at the Harvard Faculty Club. 
Highlights from the conference include:
Keynote Kamala Harris, the Attorney General of California. Ms. Harris was the FIRST woman DA in San Francisco's history, and is the FIRST African American and South Asian American female Attorney General.  She has been featured on Oprah and in Newsweek as one of America's 20 most powerful women.
Kim Keenan, General Counsel for the NAACP 
Susan Estrich, the "house liberal" at Fox News who was also the first female president of Harvard Law Review and the youngest woman to be tenured at Harvard Law.
Nan Strauss, Director of Maternal Health for Amnesty International
Amy Schulman, VP and General Counsel of Pfizer, Inc.
Mary Jo White, the only woman who has EVER served as the US attorney for SDNY
Priscilla Smith, litigator for Gonzalez v. Carhart, Senior Fellow at Yale Law
Paul Sprenger, litigator for the first gender class action case in the United States, which became the subject of the Woody Harrelson (playing Sprenger) film "North Country"
Elizabeth Holtzman, youngest member of the House of Representatives ('73-81), and House Judiciary Committee member during the Watergate Scandal.
Please register for the conference here.  We hope to see you on February 3rd!
Caitlin Blair Pratt
JD/MPP candidate 2014
Harvard Law School
Harvard Kennedy School

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Free Admission: Artist & Activist: Presentation and screening of The Fruit of Our Labor

These films are highly recommended for anyone interested in art, activism and Women's rights.

Presentation and screening of The Fruit of Our Labor 

Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 7:00-9:00pm

University Hall Amphitheater (Room 2-150), Porter Campus, 

Lesley University (1815 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge)

Michael Sheridan, founder of Community Supported Films, will be present to talk about and show this film, a collection of ten remarkable short films made in Afghanistan about ordinary Afghans’ efforts to address their challenging social and economic conditions.