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The Women & Gender Studies Program invites you to the annual Lorch Award celebration. The Dr. I. Joan Lorch Award for Women & Gender Studies honors a person who has made a significant contribution to women, and who exemplifies the pursuit of liberation and justice regarding sex, gender and sexuality. The award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 31 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Science Hall Atrium. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. for drinks (cash bar) and appetizers. The event is free and open to the public.
This year we celebrate three outstanding award winners in the following categories:

Canisius Student Award: Emmalene Carberry, class of 2015
Canisius Colleague Award: Susan Gruttadauria, student records and registration
Community Award: Amy Fleischauer, director of Victim Services-International Institute

Each of the award winners will deliver a brief speech, followed by a longer guest lecture to be presented by Fleischauer. Fleischauer works to combat human trafficking through the International Institute in Western New York. The International Institute has won many awards and grants for its work. The Institute has a comprehensive strategy including efforts to both prevent human trafficking and to assist trafficking victims.

Pictured is Fleischauer receiving an award from FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III from 2010.

Submitted by: Tanya Loughead, associate professor, philosophy, co-director, women & gender studies