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Lecture Series


Jessica Glasser Memorial Lecture

2016 - "Birthing Justice: Reproduction, Policing, and the Making of Freedom" featuring Monica Raye Simpson (SisterSong), Johnetta Elzie (We The Protestors; This is the Movement) and moderated by Whitney Peoples (Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Texas, Arlington).

2014 - "Rampant Unfettered Narcissism: A Defense," by Laura Kipnis, Professor in the Department of Radio/TV/Film at Northwestern University.

2013 - "Co-Opting Theory: How Creating Feminist Ryan Gosling Saved My Academic Life," by Danielle Henderson

2012 - "Women, Water & Microfinance: Agents of Global Empowerment," by April Rinne, Director of WaterCredit.

2011 - "Entering the World through Language," by Rita Dove, Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia

2010 - Women's History Month Keynote Address by Zainab Salbi, Co-founder of Women for Women International

2008 - Women's History Month Keynote Address by Helen Thomas, former White House Bureau Chief

2007 - "Solitude of Self: A Reading and Celebration of Elizabeth Cady Stanton," by essayist Vivian Gornick & publisher and poet Jan Freeman

2006 - Women's History Month Keynote Address by Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Wit, Margaret Edson

2004 - Women's History Month Keynote Address by Helen Thomas, former White House Bureau Chief

2003 - "The Problem: An Invisible Crisis," by Rachel Simmons, author, educator, and co-founder of The Girls Leadership Institute

2002 - Women's History Month Keynote Address by Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun

2001 - Women's History Month Keynote Address by Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Woman: An Intimate Geography, Natalie Angier

2000 - "The Women We Come From," by Chief Wilma Mankiller, Matriarch of the Cherokee Nation

1998 - The Inaugural Jessica Glasser Memorial Lecture by the Honorable Leah J. Sears

Race and Gender Lecture

2014 - Whose Beloved Community? Black Civil and LGBT Rights Conference

2012 - "Resisting Partial Victories," by Evelynn M. Hammonds, Dean of Harvard College and Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and of African and African American Studies

2009 - An Evening with Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Anna Julia Cooper Professor of English and Director of the Women's Research and Resource Center at Spelman College

2007 - "My Passort Says Shawn: Towards a (Queer) Hip-Hop Cosmopolitanism," by Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, Professor of Black Popular Culture in African and African American Studies and Director of the Institue for Critical U.S. Studies at Duke University

2006 - "Brown Babies: The Birth of Britain as a Racilized State 1943 - 1948," by Dr. Hazel V. Carby, Professor of American Studies and Director of the Initiative on Race, Gender, and Globalization at Yale University 

2005 - "Imagining Black Culture," by Dr. Deborah Willis, Professor at the Tisch School of Arts at New York University

2004 - "Women's Health and Participation Research: The Sojourner Syndrome," Dr. Leith Mullings, President Professor in Anthropology at CUNY

2003 - "Resisting Racism, Writing BLACK SEXUAL POLITICS," by Dr. Patricia Hill Collins, Charles Phelps Taft Professor of Sociology within and former Chair of the Department of African American Studies at the University of Cincinnati 

2002 - "Seeing Women as Pioneers," by Kathleen N. Cleaver, Senior Lecturer in Law, Emory School of Law, and former Communications Secretary of the Black Panther Party