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April 6 ♦  Spring 2020 ♦  View Past Newsletters

NEWS
 
 
 
 
International Women's Day Recap
 
 
 
IWD group picture
 
On March 9, WGGP hosted it's 3rd annual International Women's Day event titled "10 Women Who Changed the World: Untold Stories" with 12 presenters including Chancellor Robert Jones, each speaker highlighted a woman that had a notable impact on the world we live in from entomology (the study of insects) to coding to civil rights and everything in between. It was wonderful to learn about extraordinary women from our speakers of various disciplines. Thank you to everyone who attended. If you were not able to attend, a full video is available on MediaSpace. Additionally, included in this link is a list of the speakers and the women they recognized as well as the books they authored. See you next year!
 
 
 
Research Series: Goodman Fellow Claire Branigan
 
 
 
Claire Branigan in Argentina 
 

Scenes from March 8, 2020, International Women’s Day in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Rita and Arnold Goodman Fellow Claire Branigan (PhD Candidate in Anthropology) has been researching femicide (the murder of women) and the ways in which activists have transformed it into a major social, legal, and political issue in Argentina. Pictured here are members of the group Familiares Atravesados por el Femicidio (Family Members affected by Femicide), a group made up of family members of murdered women in Argentina. Founded in 2018, Familiares is one of Latin America’s leading anti-femicide groups. Familiares has worked tirelessly to push for new anti-femicide legislation and to ensure that existing laws are adequately enforced. In these photos, members of Familiares hold a banner and photos displaying the names and faces of their sisters, daughters, and mothers. On March 8 (International Women’s Day) and November 25 (International Day for the Elimination of All forms of Violence Against Women), members of Familiares maintain a physical presence in front of the National Congress building as a reminder to legislators of their responsibility in stopping femicide and granting all women their right to a life without violence.

 

 
 
 
#WomenInHistoryWednesday
 
 
 
Susan Orman 
 

Susan “Suze” Orman graduated from the School of Social Work in 1976 and went on to become an influential business icon, known for her financial advice, motivational speaking, writing, and television show. Suzeis also the founder of the Suze Orman Financial Group. In 2009, she received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the U of I.

Read more: https://gec150.web.illinois.edu/1970s/susan-suze-orman/

 
 
 
 
Alumni Spotlight
 
 
 
Katherine Roth 
 

Dr. Saket is the founder and Principal at ps Collective –a platform for research, policy analysis, advocacy and consultancy. He is a visiting faculty at the Faculty of Planning at CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India; President of Rotary Club of Cosmopolitan Ahmedabad; and actively works with many NGOs.

He works in the area of policy analysis and research supporting national and sub-national government, and civil society organizations in India. His work primarily focuses on issues of sustainable habitat, energy access and efficiency, and urban and regional development promoting empirically driven decision-making processes. He is formally trained as an architect from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and as an Urban and Regional Planner from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.  He received the Graduate Minor in Gender Relations and International Development (GRID) in 2003.

 
 
 
 
 
WGGP Programs
 
 
 

WGGP Gender Relations in International

Development Graduate Minor

WGGP offers a graduate minor in Gender Relations in International Development (GRID). The GRID interdisciplinary minor is designed to give students the analytical and empirical skills needed to address and critically evaluate human development issues in research and policy analysis, as well as in daily life. As of 2019, GRID Alumni have come from 35 departments across campus and 50 different countries.

To learn more about the GRID minor, please contact Anita Kaiser at arkaiser@illinois.edu or by phone at 333-6221.

 
 
 
 

Undergraduate Certificate

in Global Health

Joint with WGGP and LAS Global Studies

Certificate Description

LAS Global Studies, in conjunction with Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP) is offering a Certificate in Global Health. This certificate is open to all undergraduate majors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

More information about the Global Health Certificate including upcoming information sessions is available here

 
 

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