The Gender Research Institute (GRID) encourages, facilitates, and showcases gender-related research, teaching, and social engagement that address why the 21st century is still a time profoundly structured by gender, racial, ethnic, sexual, and economic inequality.
GRID is a meeting ground where researchers, teachers, students, outreach professionals, and scholar-activists from across the globe come together to study, debate, and translate intellectual discussion and practical experience into projects of social justice on a multitude of local, national, and international scales.
Students from the three Universities met in Boston in January to discuss and develop the international group. BIDEA or Building International Dialogue for Education and Action will come together once more in June after months of dialogue to present findings and creations around the topic of sexual violence and trafficking.
Students in Spain published an article about the January meeting in the Universities local news source.
The Gender Research Institute and the 2015 Spring Seminar (Just Words: Free Speech and Social Change) was featured in the Dartmouth Now.
2013 GRID Fellow, Jennifer Alford-Teaster, in conjunction with the New Hampshire Women's Initiative and the Women's Fund of New Hampshire have released the Equal Pay Report, a report outlining pay inequality nationally, its presence in NH, and suggestions on how to overcome the wage divide. The report has received praise and recognition from Governor Maggie Hassan and will continue to be discussed as Jenn travels to the upcoming New England Women's Conference and participates in a breakout session called Women in Political Leadership Conference. Jennifer's work on this topic stemmed from her work in the GRID "Seeds of Change" research seminar in Spring 2013.
For more information, see: http://nhwi.org/equal-pay-report/
Just Words? Free Speech and Social Change
The Spring 2015 GRID Seminar will bring together students, researchers, media practitioners, and activists to examine the value and limits of the right to freedom of expression in the pursuit of social justice.
For more information, see Just Words?
Friday, April 17 - Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor of Critical Race Theory and Law
Tuesday, May 12 - Rebecca Solnit, writer and activist
Wednesday, May 19 - Toshi Reagon, singer-songwriter, musician and civil rights activist.
Locations and times to be announced
Last Updated: 2/26/15