We are excited to announce the fourth annual Women and Public Policy Week, which will take place virtually March 1-5, 2021.
Women and Public Policy (WPP) Week will bring together the voices and expertise of UNO students, staff, faculty, community partners, and policymakers to discuss issues related to women and public policy across the city, state, nation, and world.
All Week (March 1-5)
RUTH: Justice Ginsberg in Her Own Words
Join Film Streams for a virtual screening of RUTH: Justice Ginsberg in Her Own Words, which tells the improbable story of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who couldn’t get a job despite graduating first in her law school class in a tie and making Law Review at Harvard and Columbia Law Schools, became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. It also reveals both the public and private sides of a resilient, resourceful woman who has survived the hostility of the profoundly male universe of government and law to become a revered Justice and icon for gender equality and women’s rights.
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- Enter FreeMar2021 on the payment page in the coupon code tab
This code will be valid March 1 at 10 A.M. through March 6 at 11:59 P.M. Once you process the code for the film, you will have a month to watch the film.
Wednesday, March 3
Twenty Years After UN Resolution 1325: Why Women Matter for Peace and Security
4 - 5:15 P.M. | Register for this event
The year 2020 marked the 20th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, which aimed to address the situation of women in conflict. Despite states’ implementation of what has come to be known as the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, discussions on the gendered nature of nuclear narratives and nonproliferation and disarmament negotiations have only begun, while women’s participation in the domain of nuclear deterrence remains entirely unexplored. By examining the overall presence and leadership across the field, we argue that it is imperative to integrate the WPS agenda into deterrence in order to broaden our understanding of women’s perspectives, incorporate their risk perceptions, and consider how security policies might have an adverse effect on women and potentially exacerbate already unstable environments.
Thursday, March 4
Centering Black Women, Femmes & Girls in Nebraska Policy
Noon to 1 P.M. | Will be streamed live on I Be Black Girl’s Facebook
Join Ashlei Spivey of I Be Black Girl and Tiffany Seibert Joekel of Women's Fund of Omaha as they discuss the ways I Be Black Girl and the Women's Fund of Omaha partner to advance equitable public policy at the intersection or race and gender. This virtual event will be focused on the advocacy agenda of I Be Black Girl, including issues such as expanding childcare subsidies and raising childcare worker wages, expanding access to quality and culturally relevant maternal health services, banning natural hair discrimination in workplaces and schools, addressing the pay equity gap through paid family leave, banning salary history on job applications, and supporting black women and femme founders through capital investment and business resources. This event will be in partnership with UNO’s 2021 Women and Public Policy Week.
Friday, March 5
No Limits! 2021 Conference at UNO
8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. | Register for this event
No Limits! is an interdisciplinary academic conference that explores a wide range of women’s, gender, and sexuality issues. Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, present their research or creative work related to women's and/or gender studies. This conference will be hosted online via Zoom, and access links will be shared with registrants shortly before the event.
For more information, contact: Karen Falconer Al-Hindi, Ph.D. at firstname.lastname@example.org
25 Years of Understanding and Enhancing Public Service in a Democratic and Diverse Society: A Conversation with Susan T. Gooden, Ph.D.
1:30-2:30 P.M. | Register for this event
To celebrate 25 Years of the UNO School of Public Administration Ph.D. Program, please join Susan T. Gooden, Ph.D. for a conversation around “Understanding and Enhancing Public Service in a Democratic and Diverse Society.” Gooden is dean and professor of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is an internationally recognized expert on race and social equity, and has received several awards and honors in the area of public administration.
This event is part of the School of Public Administration's Ph.D. Program 25th Anniversary Speaker Series.
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