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Ruby on Rails Workshop

Thanks to everyone who contributed and attended the workshop this October. We hope we were successful in hosting an attitude-free, newbie-safe and mama-friendly tech event encouraging women to join the Ruby on Rails community.

Women are a minority in most technical communities, but in open source communities the numbers are even smaller — by a factor of about ten or more.

Moving forward, we encourage our newly empowered programmers to meet monthly and use their skills towards open source projects in a welcoming, collaborative, mixed gendered environment.

Click here to learn more about the Open Source Code Crunch.

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Gender and the Law: Radcliffe’s 7th Annual Gender Conference

Radcliffe Gymnasium 10 Garden Street, Radcliffe Yard
Thurs., Mar. 12, 2 – 5 pm Fri., Mar. 13, 9 am – 5:30 pm
Admission is free and registration is required.
Registration will open on Fri., Jan. 30

Gender and the Law: Unintended Consequences, Unsettled Questions

Unsettled questions of gender and the law present a broad range of challenges in courtrooms, legislatures, and everyday lives. Laws meant to protect or promote gender equality may have unintended consequences, and laws that seem irrelevant to gender may nonetheless significantly impact gender issues. This conference will convene judges; legal practitioners; and scholars of law, the humanities, and the social sciences from around the world to explore the ways in which legal regulations and gender influence each other. From varying historical and cultural perspectives, participants will address legal encounters with gender in the essential spaces of daily life: the body, the home, school, work, the nation, and the world.


    Thursday, March 12, 2009

Session I: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Conversation with Linda Greenhouse ’68

Session II: Gender and Schooling

Panel Moderator: Martha Minow, Harvard University, Law Sandra Lea Lynch, Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals, First Circuit Katharine Bartlett, Duke University, Law Lenora Lapidus, American Civil Liberties Union, Law Kimberly Jenkins Robinson, Emory University, Law

    Friday, March 13, 2009

Session III: The Market, The Family, and Economic Power

Panel Moderator: Janet Halley, Harvard University, Law Beshara Doumani RI ’08, University of California at Berkeley, History Vicki Schultz, Yale University, Law Gillian Lester, University of California at Berkeley Chantal Thomas, Cornell University, Law

Roundtable Moderator: Margaret H. Marshall, Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts Lisa Duggan, New York University, Cultural Historian Sharon Rabin-Margaliot, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel, Law Mona Zulificar, Shalakany Law Office, Cairo Alice Kessler-Harris RI ’02, Columbia University, History Philomila Tsoukala, Georgetown University, Law Ying Sun, TAOS, Activist for Labor Issues in China

Session IV: Gendered Bodies, Legal Subjects

Panel Moderator: Jeannie Suk, Harvard University, Law Kendall Thomas, Columbia University, Law Cecelia Medina Quiroga, Judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Karen L. Engle, University of Texas at Austin, Law Hauwa Ibrahim, 20082009 Rita E. Hauser Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, Aries Law Firm, Nigeria

Session V: Gendered States of Citizenship

Panel Moderator: Jacqueline Bhabha, Harvard University, Law and Public Policy Linda K. Kerber, University of Iowa, History Ayelet Shachar, University of Toronto, Law Brenda Marjorie Hale, the Right Honorable, the Baroness Hale of Richmond, Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Privy Council, House of Lords Lauren Berlant, University of Chicago, English Reva Siegel, Yale University, Law

For more information, visit or call 617-495-8600.

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