Author: Karen King, PhD

Karen King, PhD

Host of the podcast, Women at the Table. She has served as an adjunct graduate faculty member at Buffalo State College and in the Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo. Additionally, she has developed and taught courses and conducted numerous workshops on popular media culture, social justice advocacy and anti-racist feminist theory. Karen serves on the New York State Council for Women and Girls, the Executive Committee of the University at Buffalo Gender Institute, the boards of the YWCA of WNY, the Minority, Women Business Enterprise Utilization Advisory Board and PowHer NY. Dr. King is the Commissioner of Public Advocacy for Erie County and the Executive Director of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women.

What is experiential learning and how can this model of student engagement be one of the most promising approaches to solving some of the world’s most complex problems? Join me for a convention with experiential learning guru Dr. Mara Huber and three of her students to learn more about Huber’s innovative models that center on the idea of students adding value to problem solving.   According to Huber, students- or non-licensed or degreed individuals- have something that has worth or significance. Higher Education models typically hold up degrees – and types of degrees as the significance, the source of value…

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According to the CDC: A woman is beaten every nine seconds in this country. It is the number- one cause of injury to American women; of the two million injured annually, more than half a million of those injuries require medical attention while about 145,000 require overnight hospitalization. Spouses are also the leading cause of death for pregnant women in the U.S. In 2019 Erie County experienced 14 domestic violence related homicides. On today’s episode of WATT, we will explore the current state of IPV/DV and the courts as well as the cultural context and finally the role feminist action/advocacy has…

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How will the workplace be reimagined? What will leadership and power look like? And what role will 21st century feminism play in shaping this landscape? The pandemic, a reckoning with structural and institutional racism and the great resignation have all disrupted and redefined the workplace. While all women have felt the impact of these circumstances in specific ways, including an unprecedented number leaving the workplace as a result of the pandemic, Black woman and Women of Color have felt the impact of these disrupters in a particularly unique way. We sat down with Angela M. Douglas, who currently serves as…

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March is Women’s History Month. Did You Know Women’s History Month started as Women’s History Week Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women planned and executed a “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978. The organizers selected the week of March 8 to correspond with International Women’s Day. The movement spread across the country as other communities initiated their own Women’s History Week celebrations the following year. In 1980, a consortium of women’s groups and historians—led by the National Women’s History…

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