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Fridays at Newcomb: Nghana Lewis

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Anna Many Lounge; Caroline Richardson Building

Title: “Prioritized”: The Hip Hop (Re)Construction of Black Womanhood in Girlfriends and The Game
Bio: Dr. Nghana Lewis is a proud Alumnus of Newcomb College, from which she graduated in 1994, with a degree in English.  She went on to earn a Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a JD from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.  She has practiced law for close to ten years, focusing primarily on criminal defense, labor, civil rights, and social security litigation.  Dr. Lewis’ research and teaching cross-sectionally focus on black literary and cultural studies, criminal justice reform, and black women’s health.  Her presentation is excerpted from the third chapter of her current book manuscript, Black Women’s Health in the Age of Hip Hop & HIV/AIDS. 
Fridays at Newcomb is a weekly speaker series hosted by Newcomb College Institute. Each event is free and open to the public.

Fridays at Newcomb: Jacquelyne Thoni Howard

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Anna Many Lounge; Caroline Richardson Building

Title: ‘Their Wicked Conduct’: Women, Gender, and the Formation of Families in Early French Louisiana’s Lower Mississippi Valley Borderlands
Bio:  Jacquelyne Thoni Howard is a Ph.D. Candidate of U.S. History at Fordham University. Her research interests include Borderlands History, Gender and Sexuality, and Early U.S. History. She earned an M.A. in History from the University of San Diego and a B.A. in History from Loyola University New Orleans. She examines the experiences of African, European, and Indian women living within and near the colonized spaces of the North American Borderlands. She is currently writing a dissertation, titled “Reading the ‘Bans’: Marriage and Kinship Practices in French Colonial Louisiana’s Lower Mississippi Valley Borderlands, 1682-1782.” At Newcomb College Institute, she is the Manager of Technology Initiatives, where she works with students, staff, and faculty on projects relating to Digital Humanities, Digital Scholarship, and Instructional Technology.
Fridays at Newcomb is a weekly speaker series hosted by Newcomb College Institute. Each event is free and open to the public. 

Fridays at Newcomb: Deon Haywood

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Anna Many Lounge; Caroline Richardson Building

Title: “Organizing through a Reproductive Justice Lens in the American South”
Bio:  Deon Haywood is the Executive Director of Women With A Vision, Inc. (www.WWAV-no.org), a New Orleans-based community organization founded in 1989 to improve the lives of marginalized women, their families, and communities by addressing the social conditions that hinder their health and well-being. Since Hurricane Katrina, Deon has led the organization to a vibrant locally-rooted international network addressing the complex intersection of socio-economic injustices and health disparities. In 2009, Deon oversaw the launch of WWAV’s NO Justice Project, a campaign to combat the sentencing of women and trans* people arrested for street-based sex work under Louisiana’s 203-year-old “crime against nature” felony-level law, which resulted in a federal judicial ruling and the removal of more than 700 women from the sex offender registry. Deon received the Pandora Singleton Ally Award for 20 years of service as a non-positive ally in the movement. Deon was also part of the inaugural class of Public Voices Fellows with the Ms. Foundation (2016) at the 7th Annual 2020 Leading Women’s Society Awards. She was also the 2017 recipient of the 41st Ben Smith Award from the A.C.L.U. of Louisiana.
Fridays at Newcomb is a weekly speaker series hosted by Newcomb College Institute. Each event is free and open to the public. 

Fridays at Newcomb: Cheryl Naruse

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Anna Many Lounge; Caroline Richardson Building

Title: “The Erotics of Consumption in Crazy Rich Asians”
Bio: Cheryl Narumi Naruse (Ph.D., University of Hawai'i at Manoa) is Assistant Professor of English. Her areas of research include postcolonial theory, diasporic Asian and Asian American literature, and Global Anglophone literature. Her publications and editorial projects appear or are forthcoming at ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, biography, Genre, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Social Text Online, and Verge: Studies Global Asias. She is currently completing her book, Incorporating Singapore: Postcolonial Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century. 
 
Fridays at Newcomb is a weekly speaker series hosted by Newcomb College Institute. Each event is free and open to the public. 

Fridays at Newcomb: Newcomb in Kenya

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Anna Many Lounge; Caroline Richardson Building

NCI partners with Friends of Ngong Road (ngongroad.org), a Kenya and US-based non-profit organization, to help run a summer camp for school-age children each year. For many of the campers, camp provides access to food and safe shelter over the summer in addition to fun and community. The organization supports children by providing for their education; their fundraising efforts go toward paying school fees, providing supplies, and encouraging the personal development of students in primary and secondary school. Students affiliated with FNR consistently show higher test scores and graduation rates than the average for all Kenyan children. NCI's volunteers are leaders among the camp staff. This presentation will discuss the 2018 camp experience. 
Fridays at Newcomb is a weekly speaker series hosted by Newcomb College Institute. Each event is free and open to the public. 

Fridays at Newcomb: Andrea Armstrong

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Anna Many Lounge; Caroline Richardson Building

“Why Jail and Prison Conditions Matter” 
Professor Armstrong joined the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law faculty in 2010.  Her research focuses on the constitutional dimensions of prisons and jails, specifically prison labor practices, the intersection of race and conditions of incarceration, and public oversight of detention facilities.  She teaches in the related fields of constitutional law, criminal law, race and the law, and constitutional criminal procedure. Andrea Armstrong also serves on the board of the Capital Appeals Project and is a founding board member of the Promise of Justice Initiative, a non-profit dedicated to abolishing the death penalty and advocating for prisoners' rights.  Professor Armstrong is a graduate of Yale Law School; the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, where she completed her M.P.A. in International Relations; and New York University.  
Fridays at Newcomb is a weekly speaker series hosted by Newcomb College Institute. Each event is free and open to the public. 

Arons Visiting Poet: Anne Boyer

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 7:00pm

Uptown Campus
Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center

 

Women Faculty Lunch

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Qatar, LBC

All women and gender non-conforming faculty are invited to this annual lunch.