A panel of media experts, feminists, and pundits will examine what we have learned from the epic political battles of 2007 and 2008. Is the American public really more comfortable with female and minority candidates? How did the last election change the relationship between religion and politics? And what's next? Moderated by award-winning author Courtney E. Martin. This panel discussion took place in the Forum of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum on February 15, 2009. Video courtesy of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
Sex Trafficking and the New Abolitionists: A Panel Discussion at Brooklyn Museum
Acclaimed activist Gloria Steinem leads a panel discussing the fight against human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and violence against women and girls. Joining her will be Taina Bien-Aime, Executive Director of Equality Now; Dorchen Leidholdt, Director of the Center for Battered Women's Legal Services at Sanctuary for Families; and Rachel Lloyd, Executive Director of GEMS. This panel discussion took place at the Brooklyn Museum on December 13, 2008. Video courtesy of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
The American Hero and the American Dream: Reflections on Our Contemporary Political Narrative
Academics, journalists, and comedians explore the ways in which the two presidential candidates have been framed by the media. The panel includes Charlton McIlwain, Assistant Professor of Culture and Communication, NYU; Gloria Feldt, author and political commentator; and Ramin Hedayati, producer at "The Daily Show," MSNBC. The panel is moderated by Courtney E. Martin, columnist for The American Prospect Online. This panel discussion took place in the Forum of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum on September 28, 2008. Video courtesy of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
Women and Gender in Jewish Thought and Art
Professor Laurin Raiken, Chairman of the Interdisciplinary Arts Program, Gallatin School, NYU, discusses gender issues in Jewish thought and art. This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on September 21, 2008. Video courtesy Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
Gen X, Gen Y, Baby Boomers, and Traditionalists
Generation X, Generation Y, Baby Boomers, and Traditionalists—these are the current descriptors of the ages of female activists. Join four women of Gen X and Y as they consider activism and women's issues today. Sharna Goldseker, Vice President of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies and Director of 21/64 moderates a panel with Ai-jen Poo, Lead Organizer of Domestic Workers United and Associate Director of CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities; Olivia Greer, Associate Producer of Culture Project and Founder of EMANCIPATE; and Kyung Ji Rhee, Director of Prison Moratorium. This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on June 01, 2008. Video courtesy Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.