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Symposium on gender issues scheduled at UB North Campus

Challenges facing feminism will be the focus of the Gender Across Borders 2016 symposium from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Friday in the South Lake Community Center on the University at Buffalo North Campus in Amherst.

“What we’re doing this year is exploring the fundamental question of how alliances are forged – without ignoring or erasing differences,” says Kari Winter, professor of transnational studies and director of UB’s Gender Institute, which is hosting the symposium. “How can you build a women’s movement ... across those lines of difference, not just sexuality and politics, but race, class, nationality and religion?”

Highlights will be the annual Distinguished Lecture on Women and Labor by Martha McCluskey, professor of law and William J. Magavern Fellow; a discussion of current feminist issues by a panel of younger women and graduate students; and a panel of Muslim women activists who will discuss efforts in England and Pakistan.

The symposium is free, open to the public and includes a complimentary lunch. For a complete schedule, visit