Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies (CGIS)

Mission

The mission of the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies (CGIS) is to foster and develop equity and respect for social, racial, ethnic, cultural, economic, sexual orientation, and environmental justice and diversity within the campus and larger community. The Center educates about systems of oppression and discrimination, and strives to enable mutual respect and understanding of cultures and underrepresented groups. The Center focuses on the development of diversity across the curriculum; the promotion of research; the facilitation of student, staff and faculty development; and the recommendation of policy.

Women's History Month Events 

Week 2: March 9- 15

  • Monday, March 9 A screening of the film Wild (in advance of Cheryl Strayed’s visit to campus on 3/12) at 7 p.m. in Old Main Brown Auditorium. Sponsored by Student Activities Board.

  • Tuesday, March 10 “The history of discriminatory lending practices in the U.S. and its role in perpetuating intergenerational inequality” by David Freund from University of Maryland at 5 p.m. in Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge.  Sponsored by the Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee (CICC) and the Economics Department.

  • Tuesday, March 10 “She Can Climb. They Can Climb. You Can Climb!” For women-identified and non-binary climbers at 10 p.m. at the rock wall in the Student Life Center. Sponsored by Outdoor Pursuits (OP).

  • Wednesday, March 11: “100 Years Since Suffrage: The Current Status of Voter Mobilization in New York State” a Sandwich Seminar at 12:30 p.m. in Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge.  Sponsored by the New York Public Interest Research Group.

  • Wednesday, March 11 “Macro-Financial Stability and Household Debt from the Perspectives of American Post-Keynesian Economics, the Cambridge approach, and the Monetary Circuit School” by Joelle Leclaire from SUNY Buffalo State at 5 p.m. in Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge. Sponsored by the CICC and the Economics Department.

  • Wednesday, March 11 An Evening with Alina Fernandez, Daughter of Fidel Castro at 8 p.m. in Old Main Brown Auditorium. Sponsored by Student Activities Board.

  • Thursday, March 12 “An Afternoon with Cheryl Strayed” at noon in Old Main Colloquium Roo. Sponsored by Distinguished Voices in Literature. This event for SUNY Cortland students, faculty and staff and not open to the public.  

  • Thursday, March 12: “The Politics of Care and the Aesthetics of Money” by Scott Ferguson from the University of South Florida at 5 p.m. in Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge. Sponsored by CICC and the Economics Department.

Contact Us

Jena Nicols Curtis 
Director

Sue Pettitt
Office Assistant 2
Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies
Old Main, Room 122
Phone: 607-753-2250
mgs@cortland.edu