Women's History Series 2017

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February 28
Women’s History Series Celebration
Sarah Doyle Women’s Center @ 3-5pm

Join us as we celebrate the start of our Women’s History Series. There will be music, refreshments, and WHM calendars!

March 4
Hidden Figures Film Screening
BERT 130 (85 Waterman St.) @ 12pm and 3pm

The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, in collaboration with the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center and the Science Center, present a screening of Hidden Figures, which focuses on the black women mathematicians who worked at NASA during the 1960s space race. Tickets required: brown.edu/go/hiddenfigures

March 7
Luxocracy: Womanist Architecture of a Different World and Recipe for Transformation in These Times
BERT 130 (85 Waterman St.) @ 6pm

Professor Layli Maparyan is the Executive Director of the Wellesley Centers for Women and is a renowned scholar on Womanism and Black womanist thought. As a scholar-activist Professor Maparyan brings together the social sciences, activist methodology, and applied platforms in order to integrate identities and communities in peaceable, ecologically sound, and self-actualizing ways.

March 8
Meet & Greet with Bella Robinson, COYOTE RI
Sarah Doyle Women's Center @ 1:00-2:30PM

COYOTE RI (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) is a group of current and former sex workers, sex trafficking victims, and allies, working towards safety and protection in New England's sex industry. Bella Robinson, a libertarian and sex worker rights activist, has worked in the sex industry for over thirty years. She is known around the world as an authentic activist and advocate. Please RSVP for lunch at this link.

March 9
Lunch with Professor Emily Owens
Sarah Doyle Women's Center @ 12:00-1:00PM

Professor Emily Owens (Ph.D. Harvard University) works on the history of sexuality and slavery. Her current book project, Fantasies of Consent: Sex, Affect, and Commerce in 19th Century New Orleans is a cultural and legal history of the sex trade in antebellum New Orleans. This project explores the lives of women of color who sold (or were sold for) sex in that market, as well as the legal, economic, and affective structures that determined much of their existence. She is currently teaching Sex, Consent, and the Law. Professor Owens will present briefly on her work and students will then have the opportunity to raise questions and engage in thoughtful dialogue. RSVP at this link

March 10
Pembroke Center Event
Archives Make History: The Pembroke Collections 

10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Pembroke Hall 305
172 Meeting Street, Providence RI 

March 12
KIKI Screening
Leung Gallery @ 2pm

In coalition with the Student Activities Office, LGBTQ Legacy Series, and Black Heritage Series, the Women’s History Series will host a screening of KIKI, which follows LGBTQ youth of color as they find community at Kiki balls. www.kikimovie.com

March 13
A Focus on Women in Science: Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures
Salomon De Ciccio Auditorium @ 6pm

The Sarah Doyle Women’s Center and the Science Center present Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. She will give a keynote address for Women's History Month. Tickets required: brown.edu/go/hiddenfigures

March 19
The Same Difference Film Screening
Salomon 001 @ 3pm

In coalition with the Black Heritage Series and LGBTQ Legacy Series, the Women’s History Series will host a screening of The Same Difference, a documentary film that depicts the complexity of identity and interpersonal relationships within the Black stud community. www.thesamedifferencedocumentary.com

March 22
Women of Color Reception
Faculty Club @ 5:30pm

The Brown Center for Students of Color, the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, and the Office of Institutional Diversity host this annual networking and community building event for students, staff, and faculty. Please RSVP at this link.

April 6
Black Girl Genius: A Genealogy of Levitation
Salomon 001 @ 5:30pm

Ruth Nicole Brown is an Associate Professor in Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her lecture will focus on her work with Saving Our Lives Hear Our Truths (SOLHOT), a practice based, publicly engaged, collectively organized space for Black girls to envision Black girlhood anew. www.solhot.weebly.com

April 8
Harriet’s Apothecary
Sarah Doyle Women’s Center @ 12-5pm

Harriet’s Apothecary is a collective of Black cis-women, queer, and trans people who are artists and healers. As a group they build spaces for artistic healing and self-reflection which aspire to be accessible, affordable, liberatory, all-body loving, all-gender honoring, community healing spaces. Several healers will host a healing village installed in the SDWC for a full day of healing offerings. This event is geared towards women of color.

April 9
Major! Screening
Salomon 001 @ 6pm

In coalition with the Black Heritage Series and LGBTQ Legacy Series, the Women’s History Series will host a screening of Major!, which focuses on Black trans activist and icon Miss Major, who has been active in the movement for queer liberation since the Stonewall Riots of 1969. www.missmajorfilm.com

April 12
Pembroke 305 @ 6pm

Professor Waziyatawin is a Dakota scholar and Canada Research Chair in the Indigenous Governance Program at the University of Victoria. Her research focuses on indigenous women's roles in resisting colonialism, recovering indigenous knowledge, and truth-telling as part of a restorative justice process. The recent events and the #NoDAPL movement demonstrate the need to bring awareness to indigenous voices more actively -- Waziyatawin’s scholarship does exactly that.

April 17
Trans: Bodies and Power in the Age of Transgenderism
BERT 130 (85 Waterman St.) @ 6pm

The Masha Dexter Memorial Lecture presents Jack Halberstam, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Gender Studies, and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. Professor Halberstam works in the areas of popular, visual and queer culture with an emphasis on subcultures and has authored Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (1995), Female Masculinity (1998) and Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives (2005).

WHS Coordinators:
Naomi Chasek-Macfoy '18 and Sofia Robledo Rower '18
Graphic design by Jieyi Cai '17

Thank you to our Sponsors!

The Women’s History Series received generous support from the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, Office of Institutional Diversity, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Office of the Dean of the College, Division of Campus Life and Student Services, and the Undergraduate Finance Board.