Two From FSC Present at Women’s Diversity Summit
May 20, 2019
Dr. Erica J. Friedman, assistant director of the RAM Program, and Eva Pearson, Program Director for the Social Science Research Institute, presented recently at the Long Island Women’s Diversity Summit at SUNY Old Westbury.
Dr. Friedman’s workshop, “Checking Our Sex/Gender Assumptions,” explored factual information, social assumptions about gender, common ideas about gender, and new facts about the not-so-binary (female vs. male) reality of gender. Pearson led a seminar titled “How People of Color Changed the Long Island Political Landscape in 2018.” The presentation addressed the collective efforts of people of color and their contributions to the large voter turnout of 2018.
The Women’s Diversity Network describes itself as an organization that “connects and mobilizes women of different backgrounds to create positive changes through a more unified sisterhood.”