Month: November 2022

Phyllis Young: Defending Native American Rights

Informational Flyer for Phyllis Young TalkPhyllis Young: Defending Native American Rights and the Importance of Making Kin

Don’t miss this virtual public talk featuring legendary activist Phyllis Young moderated by filmmaker Shannon Kring.

Phyllis Young is a citizen of the Dakota and Lakota nations. She is a founding member of Women of All Red Nations (WARN) and is widely known for her work against the Dakota Access Pipeline (#NODAPL). In 1975, she established the 1st International Indian Treaty Council Office at the UN Plaza and in 1977, she secured the Council’s credentials as an NGO with Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council, making it the first Indigenous NGO. Young was one of the authors of the precursor document that became the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.

Shannon Kring is award-winning filmmaker and the director of the documentary, End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock (2021).

Register to attend the Zoom event on Monday, November 28th from 11:15 am to 12:30 pm EST here!

Upcoming Virtual Panel: Transgender Day of Remembrance

Graphic for Transgender Day of RemembranceThe Rainbow Center, UConn WGSS, and the Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition are hosting a virtual panel discussion in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance on WebEx on Friday, November 18 at 1:oo pm EST. The distinguished panelists are:

  • Sybastian K. Smith, Organizing Director, National Center for Transgender Equality & NCTE Action Fund
  • Shanna Kattari Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work and in the Women’s and Gender Studies Department (by courtesy), and Director of the [Sexuality|Relationships|Gender] Research Collective, University of Michigan
  • Christine Rodriguez, DNP, APRN, Senior Lecturer in Nursing, Interim Co-Chair, Graduate Entry Pre-specialty in Nursing (GEPN), Yale University
  • Rhea Debussy Ph.D., Director of External Affairs, Equitas Health (and WGSS alumna!)

Don’t miss out! Please sign up here to be emailed information on how to join this virtual event!