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Past Events

Throughout Boston, in celebration of Women's History Month, the Graduate Consortium of Women's Studies will be sponsoring their annual film festival "Women Take the Reel". For a full schedule of all screening times and locations, please click here.


The 5th Transatlantic Dialogue on Gender Issues: Woman Up! For a New Progressive Agenda

March 3rd - 4th 2014, Boston University

The two-day event will kick off Women's History Month, the theme of which is “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment." Participants in the conference will tackle the theoretical, strategic and policy challenges concerning gender equality that progressives will face over the long-term on both sides of the Atlantic. The dialogue is planned to be an inspiration for both American and European participants. More information to come.


Women Take the Reel Film Festival Screening: A Girl Like Her

March 12th: 7:30 pm, 135 Shillman Hall

Join us for a screening of documentary film A GIRL LIKE HER, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker Ann Fessler. Light refreshments will be served. This event is co-sponsored by WGSS, the Humanities Center, and the Departments of Human Services, History, and Sociology & Anthropology. It is a part of the month-long "Women Take the Reel Film Festival", which is sponsored by the Graduate Consortium for Women's Studies in celebration of Women's History Month.

For a complete university screening schedule, click here.


From Patriarchy to Pussy Riot: Gender, Sexuality, and Global Citizenship

March 14th: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm with a reception to follow, Cabral Center, 40 Leon Street, Boston, MA (Northeastern University)

A day-long symposium featuring panels on the theme of sexual citizenship, presented by the WGSS program and the Forum for Feminist Thought and co-sponsored by the Sexual Citizenship Collaborative Research Cluster, the Humanities Center, the International Affairs Program, the School of Law, and the Departments of Communications Studies, English, Political Science, and Sociology & Anthropology. Space is limited! Registration is required by March 1. For more information and to register, please visit the event website.



Globalization of Science: A Gender Perspective

March 27th: 3:30 pm, 310R1 Renaissance Park

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided. For questions, contact Meghan Brisson in the Humanities Center at me.brisson@neu.edu


A Revolutionary Moment: Women's Liberation in the late 1960s and early 1970s

March 27th-29th, Boston University

This 3 day conference will engage with political, intellectual, artistic, literary, legal, and personal elements of the movement, and especially with the ways in which these elements intertwined and often reinforced each other. Films of and about the movement will be screened and a signature play of the period will be performed. Linda Gordon, University Professor of the Humanities and Florence Kelley Professor of History at New York University, will deliver the conference keynote address. Tickets are $65 (standard) or $20 (student/senior citizen) For more information go to wgs@bu.edu or call (617) 358-2370.


Free Speech and Reproductive Rights: Friend or Foe?

April 25th: time and location TBD

Join us for this symposium hosted by the Program on Health Policy and Law.


NUSL Women in the Law Conference

May 16th: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, 65 Forsyth Street, Boston, MA

Featuring Keynote Speaker New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan '85.