Events + Programming

MARCH 2018 - Feminist Festival (March 3-16)

Saturday: 3/3
True Love Movement’s Womanifest 9: The Healer
Location: NORD Sanchez Center, 1616 Caffin Avenue

Sunday: 3/4 

Gospel Brunch: Breaking Chains of Domestic Violence through Safe Dating
Location: St. Charles Room/Time: 11AM (must pre-purchase tickets)
To purchase tickets, see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/domestic-violence-safe-dating-awareness-bru...

Monday 3/5
Music Forum: Successful Women in the Music Industry in New Orleans
• Location: Nunemaker, Monroe Hall/Time 4:55

Tuesday 3/6
Women’s Expo: Celebration of Successful Women in New Orleans
• Location: Nunemaker, 7PM

Wednesday 3/7

Brave Spaces: Intersectional Feminism Forum

Location: Miller Hall 114/Time: 6:30-8:30

Thursday: 3/8: International Women’s Day
Lunch: Antonia Zennaro: Celebration of Afro-Columbian Traditions in Art

• Location: Satchmo’s/Time: 12:30-2PM

Night: Melange Dance Company: Opening Night of HerStory 
• Location/Time: Roussel Hall, Music and Communications Complex, 8PM

Friday: 3/9: Feminist Empowerment

Lunch: Fridays at Newcomb: Measuring Women’s Political Empowerment Across the Globe: Strategies, Challenges and Future Research
• Location/Time: Anna Many Lounge, Caroline Richardson Building, Tulane University, 12PM

Feminist Fridays: Discipline and Femininity: A Discussion on Foucault and Feminist Theory by Dr. Constance Mui

• Location: Marquette 315/Time 1:30PM

Painting Through Trauma led by Portia Gordon from Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response
• Contact Sequoya LaJoy to register (smlajoy@myloyno.edu)

Night: Performance of HerStory
• Location/Time: Roussel Hall, Music and Communications Complex, 8PM

Saturday: 3/10
Performances of HerStory
• Location/Time: Roussel Hall, Music and Communications Complex, 8PM

Sunday 3/11
Performances of HerStory
• Location: Roussel Hall, Music and Communications Complex/Time: 3PM

Monday: 3/12
Open Kitchens: Women Chefs Changing the New Orleans Food Scene
• Location: Nunemaker, Monroe Hall/Time 7PM

Tuesday: 3/13: Film Festival Part I
Women Filmmakers Short Film Competition
• Location: Nunemaker, Monroe Hall/Time 7PM
• Short Film Festival

Wednesday: 3/14: Film Festival Part II
Screening: Light of the Moon directed and written by Jessica M. Thompson
• Location: Miller Hall, 114, Time 7PM

Thursday: 3/15:
Women in Politics: Empowering Women to run for Student Government and Leadership
• Location: Marquette 315, Time: 12:30-2PM

Friday: 3/16: A Celebration of Feminism
Feminist Fridays: Feminism and Politics
• Location: Marquette 315/Time 1:30PM

Crawfish Boil & Feminist Concert featuring Marissa Cazalas
• Location Peace Quad/Time 3:30PM

March 4-16
Feminist Festival Exhibition
• Display of scholarship by Loyola feminists, Living Room, Monroe Library






APRIL 2017

Sexual Violeance Awareness & Prevention Week

April 26, 2017: Denim Day: *Support survivors on Wednesday April 26 by wearing jeans.

ORIGINS OF DENIM DAY: The campaign began after a "ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault." From Peace Over Violence


FUNDRAISING: April 24 & April 26: Come sign your pledge to support survivors and if you are able donate $1.00 to STAR, a wonderful organization that supports survivors

PANEL: Thursday April 27, 2017: Audubon Room, 12:30-2:00: Join WRC Director Patricia Boyett, University Counseling Center Erin Shapiro & STAR Greater New Orleans Director Margaret Reynolds for a discussion of sexual assault awareness and prevention and learn more about resources and how you can help

FEMINIST FRIDAYS: April 28: Join us for a discussion of sexual assault in Marquette 315

End of the Year Party 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017 3:30

Location: Marquette 315

Join us for a celebration of an exciting year. Celebrate our graduating Women's Studies minor seniors, our winners of women's studies and WRC awards. 



Global Feminism: Gender Struggles & Triumphs

March 7, 12:30 PM, Marquette 315
Natasha Bingnham, research talk: “Putin and the Lesbian Community in Post-Soviet Russia”

Dr. Natasha Bingham received her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in 2012. Her research interests focus on intersectionality of gender, race, and ethnicity and gender and sexuality in former Soviet republics and US politics. She teaches courses on Comparative Politics, Russian Politics, Russian Philosophy and Russian Foreign Policy, and Women's and Gender Studies courses and has published in various journals, including Politics & Policy and Journal of Lesbian Studies.

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

Co-Sponsors: African and African American Studies Committee, Department of History, Students Against Sexual Assault

In honor of International Women’s Day, we will be featuring a the exhibition of an Ahadi (hope) Quilt produced by women survivors of sexual violence working with a grassroots NGO called SOS Femmes en Danger in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010. In addition, the event will feature three scholars who hope to evoke a critical conversation about both the challenges and possibilities that women in Congo - and also Africa more broadly - contend with in their endeavors to sew community.


  • Dr. Nikki Eggers (Loyola University New Orleans)
  • Ms. Emilie Ngo-Nguidjol Songolo (University of Wisconsin)
  • Dr. Anne Helke (University of Wisconsin)

Dr. Eggers will also present portions of interviews with Marceline Kongolo and Amisi Mas (founders of NGO, SOS Femme en Danger) about their experiences making quilts via the NGO, SOS Femme en Danger, as a mechanism of healing and survival.

March 9, 12:30PM, Audubon Room
Judge Tiffany Chase: A Life in the Judiciary

Co-Sponsor: Department of Philosophy

Please join us to learn about Judge Tiffany Chase’s fascinating career in the judiciary and her hopes for the future. Judge Chase began her career as an attorney in private practice before serving as a judicial law clerk for the Louisiana Supreme Court and the Judge for Civil District Court. She is a proud alumnae of Loyola, earning her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate of Law.

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

Join us for an open-mic night as an audience member or participant. If you want to perform, sign-up with the WRC staff at our Danna Center table or show up at 7:00 PM to sign up present a poem, spoken word piece, song, speech, monologue or scene about feminism and gender struggles across the globe today. Maximum time for performance 5 minutes.

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

Join Feminist Fridays, a group of feminists who gather weekly to discuss gender equality. For this session, we will explore feminist voices in pop culture; what are the messages? How are their messages received? What sort of anti-feminism do we experience in pop culture?

March 10, 3:30-7:00 PM, Peace Quad
Feminist Concert, headliner: Tank and the Bangas
Loyola Artists: Lucia Vives, Rachel McGee, No True Scotsman

Co-Sponsor: Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Headliner: Tank and the Bangas: This unique soul, funk, jazz, R&B, and folk band has won several awards, including the NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest 2017 and the best R&B band Big Easy Award 2016)

Join us too for exceptional Loyola artists: Lucia Vives, Rachel McGee, No True Scotsman

You may purchase beer and food at the concert.

March 10, 7:00PM, Miller Hall 114
Film Screening SHE WAS FAMOUS and Talk with Director Kenna J. Moore

Co-Sponsor: Film Club, Loyola University New Orleans

Synopsis: Jill, a recent college dropout and widow, can't seem to get life right. While ruining all of her remaining relationships, she finds herself going down some twisted rabbit hole inspired by her recent discovery of Karl Marx and the German language only to learn that things have become a bit mental. Amber Love, programmer from the New Orleans Film Festival, states: "The accomplished final product of 2015-16 Emerging Voices filmmaker Kenna J. Moore, She Was Famous is an unflinching portrait of mental illness treatment’s efficacy when done well and when it goes horribly wrong."

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

Co-sponsor: Film Club, Loyola University New Orleans

Screening of short films from around the globe in which the primary filmmakers are women and/or the work explores women and/or feminism.

Feminism Rising: We Are the Fourth Wave

March 13: 6:15 PM, Marquette 315
Movement Mondays Meeting: Feminism & The Resistance

Join us to discuss how to advance gender equalilty and determine action items to complete for the month.

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

Co-Sponsor: Office of Diversity and Inclusion & Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity

The 90 minute interactive workshop will enable participants to understand how to promote themselves in the interview and how the process works. Attendees will:

  • Learn how to present themselves to the interviewer in the most positive manner.
  • Learn how to navigate the interview process with confidence.
  • Learn what you can do to be the top choice for the position.
  • Receive the Professionally You™ Survey codes for electronic access. Attendees who take the survey can schedule a free phone coaching consultation for the results

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

Co-Sponsor: Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Chair: Patricia Boyett (Director, Women’s Resource Center; co-lead Feminist Issues, NOW, LOVE)


  • Nia Weeks, Director of Policy & Advocacy, Women with a Vision)
  • Val Uccellani, Co-founder New Orleans Women, Living Our Values Everyday (NOW, LOVE)
  • Jenny Yanez, radio host, NOLA Matters-Islam in the Crescent City-WHIV-LP
  • Lisa Tencer, member Jewish Voice for Peace
  • Rula Thabata, Vice President, Loyola Society for Civic Engagement
  • Chandler Keen, President of Spectrum
  • Armani Eady, President Living Our Vision Everyday (LOVE)
  • Melissa Alba, State Leader for Student for Education Reform

This panel explores the emerging fourth wave of feminism, noting both its challenges and its awesome potential. To succeed, this wave will require all feminists from all races, cultures, religions, ethnicities, ideologies, orientations, and gender identification of all living generations, for we need the numbers, but so too the experiences, perspectives, knowledge, and passion of all feminists. And feminism is not femism unless it is fully inclusive. Our diversity could be our Achilles’s heel, but it could also become our greatest source of resistance. As the goal of feminism is to achieve full equality of all genders, the purpose of this panel then is to bring together a diverse group of women who are working in various mediums to advance social justice and women’s empowerment and explore ways that we may connect to build an intergenerational, intersectional, and inclusive movement.

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

Co-Sponsor: Department of Music Industry

Moderator: Kate Duncan (Assistant Professor, Loyola University New Orleans)

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)

 *Trina Shoemaker, Lisa LaFleur, and Missy Cohen will share how they achieved extraordinary success in their careers with Kate Duncan and engage in a dialogue with the audience.

March 15 & March 16, 7:30 PM Roussell Hall:
Mėlange Dance Company presents HerStory, a journey exploring the waves of feminism.

Co-sponsor Department of Lanuages and Cultures

To preorder tickets: http://neworleans.boldtypetickets.com/events/41779706/herstory

Mėlange Dance Company brings "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

Join the discussion group, Feminist Fridays, which meets weekly to discuss feminist issues. On March 17, we will discuss the fourth wave feminist movement and its impact on politics, both the current trends and where we hope to see it evolve.

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

Join feminists at Loyola and in the larger New Orleans community to celebrate fourth wave feminism and the Feminist Festival! We will serve spirits and hors d'oeuvres.

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 - apply to learn how to run for political office.

Feminist Festival Exhibition, Monroe Library Living Room, March 8-18

Displays of academic, artistic, and activist works by Loyola women and by Loyola persons of all genders that explore feminist themes.

Feminist Interactions, Danna Center, 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. Join us to tell us why you are a feminist, why we need feminism, the feminists you admire, and the changes you hope to see across the nation and the world to achieve gender equality. Participate in our social media campaign to explain and advance feminism.

 *Help us raise money for Walk in Her Shoes, an organization dedicated to girls and women who have to walk miles to school, to work, and to obtain basic necessities. Visit us in the Danna Center to see how you might help.




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