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Events + Programming

FEMINIST FESTIVAL, March 7-18, 2017

Global Feminism: Gender Struggles, Movements, and Triumphs
March 7, 12:30 PM
Natasha Bingnham, research talk: “Putin and the Lesbian Community in Post-Soviet Russia”

March 8, 6:30 PM Audubon Room: International Women’s Day
“Sewing Community: Ahadi Quilts, NGOs, and the Politics of Textiles in Africa”

March 9, 12:30PM, Marquette 315
Judge Tiffany Chase: A Life in the Judiciary

March 9, 7PM, Satchmo’s, Danna Center
“Feminist Speak Out – Open Mic Night at Satchmo’s”

Feminist Culture: Celebrating the Voices of Women & Feminists in the Arts
March 10, 12:30 PM, Marquette 315:
Feminist Fridays: Discussion of Feminist Voices in Pop Culture

March 10, 3:30 PM, Peace Quad:
Feminist Concert, Headliner:  Tank and the Bangas

Also featuring Loyola artists: Lucia Vives, Rachel McGee, and No True Scotsman

March 10, 7:00PM, Miller Hall 114:
Film Screening "She Was Famous" and Talk with Director Kenna J. Moore

March 11, 2:00 PM Art Gallery, Danna Center Basement
International Feminist Film Festival

Feminism Rising: We Are the Fourth Wave
March 13: 6:15 PM, Marquette 315
Movement Mondays Meeting: Feminism & The Resistance

March 14: 12:30, Audubon Room
“Jessica Rareshide Presents Interviewing with Purpose: Empowering Women in the Workforce”

March 14, 7PM, Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall
“Fourth Wave Feminism: Building an Intersectional, Intergenerational & Inclusive Movement”

Nia Weeks (Women with a Vision)
Val Uccellani (New Orleans Women, Living Our Values Everyday)
Jenny Yanez (radio host, NOLA Matters-Islam in the Crescent City-WHIV-LP)
Lisa Tencer (National Council of Jewish Women)
Rula Thabata (Student Leader, Social Justice Movement)
Chandler Keen (President of Spectrum and social justice activist)


March 15, 5PM, St. Charles Room
“Successful Women in the Arts” featuring:

Trina Shoemaker (Grammy Award winning Sound Engineer)
Lisa LaFleur (Director of Artistic Programming, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra)
Missy Cohen (Music Editor for hits like Sex and the City, Vinyl)

March 15 & March 16, 7PM Roussell Hall
Her Story: Mėlange Dance Company explores the waves of feminism

Mėlange Dance Company presents HerStory, a journey of the waves of feminism “to bring monumental moments in 'herstory' to life. Watch the layers unfold as we portray the struggles and triumphs faced throughout the decades in a dynamic series of movement matched with time period costuming, music, and film. Our passionate dancers wear many hats, bringing to life key figures, including the unyielding Suffragists, our own NOLA Sazerac Stormers, the role reversing Rosie the Riveters, groovy 'bra burners’ who fought to pass legislation to secure women's rights, and more. Of course, we now emphasize the strength of a modern new wave that will break that glass ceiling. After all, 'women's rights are human rights', and 'there is no true peace without justice and equity for all'!”

Building Feminist Power in Politics
March 17, 12:30 PM, Marquette 315
Feminist Fridays: Discussion of Fourth Wave Feminist Politics

March 17, 3:30, Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, Monroe Library, 4th Floor
Feminist Happy Hour

March 18, Tulane University
Running Start - Elect Her: hosted by Tulane University’s Newcomb College Institute and Loyola’s Women’s Resource Center

**Open to Loyola and Tulane Students via application, see: tinyurl.com/ElectHerTULU

Feminist Festival Exhibition:
(March 8-18) Displays of academic, artistic, and activist works by Loyola women and by Loyola persons of all genders that explore feminist themes.
Monroe Library Living Room

One Loyola Room, March 7-18: My student staff, WRC volunteers, and I will host interactive feminist activities in the Danna Center walkway and One Loyola Room throughout the festival.




November 5: Advocacy Training for Sexual Assault

Location: Bobet Hall 208

Time: 8:30-5:00


November 9: Equal Means Equal Screening (a documentary about the struggle for gender equality)

Location: Nunemaker Hall

Time: 7PM


November 17: Transgender 102 Workshop

Location: Multimedia I

Time: 12"30-1:50



Tuesday, Oct. 18, Marquette 315

Mindfulness and Feminism with Laurie Cassidy

Monday, Oct. 24, 7PM, Nunemkaer
Screening of Audrie & Daisy: a story of rape, social, media, and bullying
Panel: Women's Resource Center, Title IX Deputy, and representatives from STAR, LaFASA, and University Counseling

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: Seminar Room 4
Screening/Workshop: Escalation: "Escalation is a powerful, emotionally-engaging 90-minute film based workshop that educates your community about relationship violence and empowers you to work for change. Research based. Facilitated by students. Free."

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6:00 PM
Oct. 26, 6PM, Spoken Word on Gender Violence
Location: Dillard University Library

*Also Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6:30 PM
Location: Octavia Room
Multicultural Louisiana Council Sponsors
“What Does It Mean To Be An Ally?”: A Discussion of Gender Biases and Sexual Assault

Oct. 27, 6PM, Take Back the Night
Location: Loyola Horseshoe
Event: The event will include an introduction by Representative Helena Moreno and a keynote speaker who is a survivor of sexual assault.
We will have a candlelight vigil and a march around uptown through Tulane and back to Loyola
At the Aububon room, there will be a speakout in which any survivors who wish will stand up and share their stories

Fall Events 2016


Every Friday: 12:30-2:00, Marquette 315, Feminist Fridays (pizza served)

Sept. 14: 5:30-6:30, Marquette 315 Take Back the Night Meeting (join us to plan Take Back the Night)

Sept. 22: 12:30-2:00, Monroe 610 (Workshop for women on how to succeed in the Workforce)
• Jessica Rareshide, “Corporation of One®: Branding for Career Success Workshop for Women”

Sept. 23: 3:30-5:30, Marquette 315 Women’s Resource Center Party

Sept. 27: 12:30-2:00, Audubon Room (Forum on Women and Political Power: “Barriers and Solutions to Increasing Women’s Political Power”
• Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell, District B, New Orleans City Council
• Dr. Laura M. Badeaux, Director Louisiana Center for Women in Government and Business
• Dr. Anna Mahoney, Director of Research, Newcomb Research Center, Tulane University
• Representative Helena N. Moreno, District 93, Louisiana State Legislature
• Dr. Rosalind Blanco Cook, President League of Women Voters New Orleans

Sept. 27, 6:30-8:00, Monroe 312 Women in Leadership Workshop for students; facilitated by Moira Phippin and Patricia Boyett



Spring Events 2016

April 5: Artist Patricia Cronin's Talk on Gender, Sexuality, and Social Justice (Miller Hall 114 at 6:30PM)

Take a Stand Against Gender Violence: Sexual Nonviolence Week April 11-15
April 11-15: Activities and information in One Loyola Room *Also accepting non-perishable items donations for the Family Justice Center and SANE Nurses

April 12 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, St. Charles Room, Dana Center): Krav Maga Self-Defense Training

April 13 (7PM - 9PM, Monroe 610): Screening and Discussion: The Hunting Ground (a documentary on sexual assault on college campuses)

April 15: (12:30 PM -2:00 PM, Marquette 315) Feminist Friday discussion gender violence (pizza served)

Final Semester Events
April 12 (6PM): Tulane Event--Rechler Room 202, Lavern-Bernick: Understanding the Cuts in Funding to Women's Health: A Panel Discussion with Peter Shin, Ph.D., M.P.A. George Washington University; Karissa HaugeberAssistant Professor of History, Tulane University; Amy Irvin, Executive Director, New Orleans Abortion Fund

April 19 (7PM Nunemaker Hall): Professor Francis Dolan of UC Davis lecture: "Shakespeare, Women, & Wine"

Previous Spring Events

MARCH 31: TRANS 101 Workshop, presented by the Gender Exploration Society and hosted by WRC and UCC (Location/Time: Multimedia II 7PM)

Feminist Festival, March 1-11

Presented by the Women’s Resource Center and Women’s Studies

Tues., Mar 1: Pioneers & Pathbreakers: Resilience & Revival of Feminism
April Prince Talks Women Musicians in Blues and Country, Marquette Hall 315 (12:30-2:00 PM)
Pioneering Women in the Music Industry, Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall (7:00-9:30 PM)

Wed., Mar. 2: Why The F-Word Frees Us All
Panel: Why We Still Need Feminism in America: Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall (6:30-8:30 PM)

Thurs., Mar. 3: Shattering Glass Ceilings: Empowering Women at Work
Business Women’s Luncheon, Fully Reserved
Electric Girls Demonstration; Women in STEM Discussion; Reception, Monroe Hall 610 (5:30-7:30 PM)

Fri.-Sun Mar. 4-6: Feminism in the Arts: Why Women’s Voices Matter
Feminist Fridays Discussion: Feminism in the Arts, Marquette Hall 315 (12:30-2:00 PM)
Nola-Loyola Feminist Short Film Festival
• Saturday, March 5: Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall (2:00-7:00PM)
• Sunday, March 6: Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall (12:00-5:00 PM)
Saturday, March 5: Feminist Theater: A Night of Play Readings, Lower Depths Theater (7:30-9:00 PM)

Mon.: Mar. 7: Dreaming of a Feminist World: Pride in the Pack
All-Day Visual Campaigns on Campus

Tues. Mar. 8: International Women’s Day: Feminism & Freedom
Student/Faculty Panel on International Feminism, Audubon Room (12:30-2:00PM)
Interfaith Prayer Vigil: Finding the Feminine Divine in Me, Ignatius Chapel (6:30-7:30 PM)

Wed. Mar. 9: Feminism & Justice: Campaigns Against Gender Violence
Human Trafficking Forum: Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall (6:30-8:30 PM)

Thurs., Mar. 10: Feminist Bridges: Diversity & Intersectionality in Holistic Feminine
Yoga, University Sports Complex (9:00-10:00 AM)
Lunch: Discussion: Feminist Bridges: Intersectionality & Alliances, Marquette 315 (12:30-2:00PM)
A Talk by Christie Hartley: “Feminism, Religion, and Shared Reason”, Thomas Hall (5:30-7:30 PM)

Fri., Mar. 11: The Empowerment of Feminism: Leadership & Liberty
Feminist Fridays Discussion: Feminist Politics, Marquette 315 (12:30-2:00 PM)
Feminist Happy Hour, Marquette 315 (3:30-5:00 PM)
Feminist Concert. Res Quad (6:00-9:00 PM)


Weekly: Feminist Fridays

Feb. 18: Feminist Festival Committee Meeting

Love Your Body Week Feb. 22-26

Health and Sexuality with Dr. Julie Finger, in MA 315

Vagina Monologues: presented by Feminist Fridays on Feb. 24-26 



January 21: Feminist Festival Committee Planning Meeting

January 29, Joanna Staskiewicz talk: Why There is No Feminist Movement in the Catholic Church