Women's History Month 2014

Activism, Action, and Advocacy: Women's History Month 2014

*WHM poster design by Hannah Gribetz

FEBRUARY 24-28
Celebrate Every Body Week

A week of events to raise awareness about eating disorders and promote positive body image on campus.  For details, visit this link: http://brown.edu/go/celebrate_every_body

Sponsored by Brown Health Education

FEBRUARY 25
Migration is Beautiful: A Presentation by Favianna Rodriguez
4pm @ Meeting Room (2nd Floor), Brown RISD Hillel

Artist, activist, and CultureStr/ke Artistic Director Favianna Rodriguez will talk about her art practice creating powerful and unapologetic art pieces and will share snippets of Migration is Beautiful, the recent documentary highlighting her creative projects.

Sponsored by CSREA, Ethnic Studies DUG, and WHM

MARCH 3
Women’s History Month Kick Off
2pm-4pm @ Sarah Doyle Women’s Center (New Time!)    

Join us for tea and cake to kick off Women’s History Month and to find out more about the events of the month.

Sponsored by SDWC and WHM

MARCH 3
Mountains That Take Wing Screening and Women of Color Activist Panel
5pm-6:45pm @ Saloman 001

Segments from a film that documents conversations between Angela Davis and Yuri Kochiyama. Following the film, there will be a panel of women of color activists speaking about their work and experiences.

Sponsored by WHM and Brown Asian Sisters Empowered

MARCH 4 (This event has been postponed.  New date TBA!)
Middle of Nowhere Screening
7pm-9pm @ Petteruti Lounge, Campus Ctr.

Screening of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival award winning film about the life of a woman who drops out of medical school when her husband is incarcerated.

Sponsored by WHM

MARCH 4
Masculinity Series
The Dudification of Dieting: Masculinity and Weight Loss in 21st Century America
1pm-2pm @ Sarah Doyle Women’s Center Lounge

Emily Contois, American Studies PhD student, talks about her research on how masculinity is constructed and manipulated in order to sell commercial weight loss programs directly to men. Lunch is provided. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Yen_Tran@brown.edu

Co-sponsored by Sarah Doyle Women's Center, Women Students at Brown, and UCS New Initiatives

MARCH 5-6
Cristy C. Road Workshops and Lecture

Cristy C. Road, a Cuban-American graphic novelist and spoken word artist, will be conducting three events. “Blending punk rock, queer counterculture, mental inadequacies, social justice, and occasional perverted bathroom humor- Road thrives to testify the beauty of the imperfect.” http://www.croadcore.org/

Sponsored by WHM, Latino Heritage Series, American Studies, and Pride Series

Zine Workshop - March 5   
5:30pm-7pm @ Youth Pride Rhode Island
743 Westminster St., Providence

Road will be leading a zine making workshop.

Lunchtime Talk: Intersectional Art -  March 6
12pm-1pm @ TWC Classroom

Road will talk about her experience as an artist and publisher as well as intersections of race/class/gender and the art industry and subcultures as motivation behind publishing works. Space is limited. Please RSVP to William_Furuyama@brown.edu

Readings from Spit and Passion + Other Works - March 6   
7pm-8:30pm @ Rhode Island Hall Room 108   

Road will read selections from her graphic novel Spit and Passion and other works that she has written/is in the process of writing.

MARCH 7
Activism, Action, and Advocacy: Forty Years at the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center
Opening Reception, 5-9pm @ Sarah Doyle Gallery

An exhibition of archival objects and oral history narratives that provide a window into the past, present, and future of the SDWC.  On display March 7 - 28, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

MARCH 10
Women of Color Reception
4:30pm-6:30pm @ Faculty Club, Huttner Room

Join us in this networking and community building event with students, faculty, and staff. RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/WOC-Reception-2014

Sponsored by Sarah Doyle Women’s Center and Third World Center

MARCH  11
Conversation with Dr. Jean A. King
3pm-4pm @ Sarah Doyle Women’s Center Lounge

Dr. Jean King is an active neuroscientist and Professor of Psychiatry at UMass Medical

School. She will be meeting with students for a conversation about her academic/career trajectory and involvement with Daybreak Resources for Women and Children of Worcester, a non-profit organization that provides support for victims of domestic violence. Space is limited. Please RSVP to William_Furuyama@brown.edu

Sponsored by WHM and SACNAS

MARCH  11
SACNAS at Brown: Inspiring Women in STEM panel discussion
7pm-9pm @ Salomon 101

A panel discussion exploring the rewards and challenges of navigating a career in STEM while leading a fulfilling personal life.

Sponsored by SACNAS, Associate Provost Liza Cariago-Lo, Initiative to Maximize Student Development, Graduate School, BioMed Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Women's History Month Group/Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, Neuroscience Graduate Program, MCB Graduate Program, MCB Department, School of Engineering, CLPS Department, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Leadership Alliance, Science Center, Office of Dean of the College

MARCH 12
Conversations About Science Careers
9am-10am @ Sheridan Center (96 Waterman)
grad student and faculty can register here.

Join Robin Wellington (Associate Professor of Psychology, St. John’s University) & Nicole Renaud (Computational Biologist, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research) as they talk candidly about what it’s like to work as scientists in their positions. They will discuss the career paths that led them to their current jobs and offer advice and suggestions for those who are interested in exploring similar paths. Continental breakfast will be served.

Sponsored by the Biomed Initiative to Maximize Student Development (IMSD), the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center & the Sheridan Center.

MARCH  12
Immortal Inequalities: Towards a Critique of Futurist Discourse
5:30pm @ Brown/RISD Hillel Chapel

English Graduate Student Lecture with Donna V. Jones, University of California, Berkeley.

Sponsored by the English Department

MARCH  12
(THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  We are hoping to reschedule for April.)  Samhita Mukhopadhyay: Social Media, Blogging, and Activism
7pm-8pm @ Metcalf Auditorium

Samhita Mukhopadhyay is a writer, speaker and former Executive Editor of popular blog Feministing.com. Mukhopadhyay is also the author of Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life. Mukhopadhyay will lecture on intersections of digital media and social justice.

Sponsored by WHM and Asian American Heritage Series

MARCH  13
Women’s Only Screening and Discussion with Director Julia Liu ‘06
7pm-9pm @ Petteruti Lounge, Campus Ctr.

This film focuses on student activism movements at Brown University and Pembroke College over the past 40 years. Following a screening, there will be a talkback led by one of the directors, Julia Liu ‘06.

Sponsored by WHM and the Pembroke Center Associates

MARCH  14-16
Crossing the Frame: Feminist and Women’s Media Festival
Various Times @ Cable Car Cinema and the Granoff Center

The Feminist and Women’s Media Festival will focus on works and moments in visual culture and history that foreground and interrogate the very idea of “feminist and women’s media” by troubling both the idea of medium specificity as well as ‘feminist’ and ‘women’ as monolithic categories. Details at feministwomensmediafestival.tumblr.com

Sponsored by Modern Culture and Media

MARCH 17
(THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED) Katsi Cook: Intersections of Environmental and Reproductive Justice
7pm-9pm @ TBA

Katsi Cook is a Mohawk midwife and social justice pioneer. She founded the Akwesasne Mother’s Milk Project in 1981, to study the link between toxic exposures and Mohawk women’s reproductive health.  Her talk will focus on the relationship between environmental movements and reproductive justice.

Sponsored by WHM, Native American Heritage Series, and American Studies

MARCH 18
Masculinity Series
Beyond Traditional Masculine and Feminine Expressions of Grief
12-1:30pm @ J Walter Wilson 403

Deanna Upchurch and Mark O'Neil, grief counselors from Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, will lead a seminar exploring the different ways people might grieve outside of traditional gender stereotypes and how to cope when friends and family have very different grieving styles. Food is provided. Space is limited. Please RSVP to Yen_Tran@brown.edu.

Co-sponsored by Sarah Doyle Women's Center, Women Students at Brown, Health Education, the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life, and UCS New Initiatives

MARCH  18
Ladies DJ Workshop
7pm-9pm @ Faunce Underground

The Avenue Concept, a local public art program, will be presenting a specially designed lecture on the history of women in the typically male-dominated realm of DJing and how female DJs today navigate that space. The talk will be followed by a performance by local DJ, Sister Squid.

Sponsored by WHM

MARCH 19
Step Mothers & Popular Culture
12pm-1:30pm @ Petteruti Lounge, Campus Ctr. (New Location!)

Leslie Lindenauer ‘80, author of I Could Not Call Her Mother: The Stepmother in American Popular Culture, will discuss the construction of the step mother in popular culture throughout history and the ways in which it messages concepts like ideal womanhood and motherhood.

Sponsored by WHM and Sarah Doyle Women’s Center

Questions?  E-mail sdwc@brown.edu.  To request special services, accommodations or assistance for these events, please contact the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center at (401) 863-2189 as far in advance of the events as possible.  

Thank you to all of our sponsors:  Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, LGBTQ Center, Pride Series, Pembroke Center for Teaching & Research on Women, Brown 250th Anniversary, Modern Culture & Media Department, American Studies Department, History Department, UFB, Office of Institutional Diversity, Third World Center, Native American Heritage Series, Asian American Heritage Series, Office of Campus Life, The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, RISD Office of Intercultural Student Engagement