Past Events

    Thursday, May 22, 2014

  • Cuban Women’s Voices: Diverse Work of Three Cuban Feminists (+)

    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Chicago Campus, Rm 16-100



    Noted Women Studies Scholar Dr. Norma Vasallo Baruetta, PhD is a Professor of Social Psychology and Women's Studies at the University of Havana, and Chair of the Women's Studies Department. She has been a central figure in the integration of multicultural gender studies perspectives in the curriculum at the University of Havana.

    Followed by a panel discussion with:

    • Gisela Arandia Covarrubias is an author and researcher on issues of race and identity based out of UNEAC, the Cuban Union of Artists and Writers. She has made many contributions through the course of a long career. She holds a degree in Journalism and has been a researcher and writer.
    • Norma Guillard Limonta is an adjunct professor at the University of Havana teaching psychology and gender, a leader of the Cuban Association of Psychologists. She is an Advisor to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and to the United Nations Development Program on the issue of gender in the prevention of HIV/AIDS. She is one of the founders of “Oremi,” the first organization of lesbian and bisexual women in Cuba.

    Sponsored by the U.S. Women and Cuba Collaboration, Institute on Social Exclusion, Office of Global Affairs, Latino Student, Association, and Black Student Association.

    Contact Nataka Moore if you have questions.

  • Monday, May 19, 2014

  • Social Exclusion Simulation (+)

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Chicago Campus



    The Social Exclusion Simulation is a group experiential learning tool for increasing understanding of complex systems and how the structural barriers that comprise them work to block access to key rights, resources and opportunities for some members of society, rendering them “socially excluded.”

    2.5 C.E.U.’s will be offered to psychologists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and interested non-psychologists. Please indicate this on your reservation request.

    Participants include students, faculty and staff of the Adler School, members of the greater Chicagoland community, anyone interested in learning more about social exclusion. Participants adopt authentic Chicago-based case histories of formerly incarcerated women and are tasked with re-entering society – finding a place to live, a job, healthcare and other necessities – in the face of structural and systemic barriers.

    Participant outcomes include:

    • An increased understanding of what structural and systemic barriers are and how they work to undermine opportunity and access.
    • Increased appreciation of practical limits of personal responsibility, agency, and choice.
    • Increased motivation to adopt attitudinal and behavioral changes in pursuit of social change.
    • Increased empathy for other marginalized groups.
    • Apprehend the shock and disappointment about roadblocks of re-entry.

    To register and for more information about the Social Exclusion Simulation, contact the Institute on Social Exclusion at

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