What’s Happening at GCNYC?

What’s Happening at GCNYC?

Dear GCNYC Community,
GCNYC Trustee Dan Bena shared with me and his fellow Board members this week a piece he wrote to promote CEDAW, which stands for “Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women.” CEDAW was adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly and is often described as an international bill of rights for women.You can learn more about CEDAW here.
The United States is one of only six countries in the world that has not adopted CEDAW.  However, CEDAW is gaining traction at the local level, with 41 cities or counties having adopted CEDAW resolutions or ordinances. New York City is considering adopting CEDAW. Maybe we just need to give it a push!
I am excited to announce the Virtual Speaker Series for fall 2020 presented by The Center for Social Impact and Innovation at GCNYC and offered in collaboration with GCU’s Yunus Center and GCU London. The series, titled “Resilience and Reconstruction: exploring the impact of COVID-19 on The Common Good,” will be an international event, connecting people across several time zones, expressing the global impact of Glasgow Caledonian University’s mission for The Common Good.
On October 1st, Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and GCU’s Chancellor Emeritus, will be kicking off the event as the Keynote Speaker discussing his recent op-ed “No Going Back: Post-Corona Reconstruction Programme.” Click here to register for Professor’s Yunus’s talk.
To acknowledge this honor, we are inviting GCNYC students and alumni to prepare a question for Prof. Yunus ahead of his program. Questions should address the op-ed “No Going Back”. To make this portion of the event particularly special, we would love for any interested students and alumni to video record yourself asking the question. Please check your email for the details that I sent earlier this week or feel free to email me if you would like to do this.  We’re asking for the videos by September 16th.
GCNYC has also started to work on a mechanism for students to share research resources amongst themselves.  Thank you to Susan Joy for this idea and for passing on the following resources:
Condé Nast/Centre for Sustainable Fashion’s sustainability glossary:
CFDA’s sustainability resources list:
We will have an announcement shortly on how students can share and access similar resources.
Warmest wishes,
Jacqueline LeBlanc
Vice President & Provost