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An evening with Ruth Bader Ginsberg: film and dinner

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 4:30pm

Uptown Campus
Newcomb Institue
43 Newcomb Place, New Orleans, LA, 43 Newcomb Place, New Orleans, LA

Join Newcomb-sponsored student organization Tulane University Women in Politics for a film screening of RBG, followed by a dinner and remarks by Newcomb Institute Executive Director Sally J. Kenney.
Film screening: 4:30 p.m. in classroom 337 (third floor of Commons)Dinner and remarks: 6:30 p.m. in the Diboll Gallery *Please RSVP for dinner to

Book Discussion of Reproductive Injustice by Dána-Ain Davis

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 11:30am

Uptown Campus
Commons 337
43 Newcomb Pl Suite 301, New Orleans, Louisiana, , ,

The Reproductive Justice Faculty Working Group will meet to discuss Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth, by Dána-Ain Davis. Lunch is provided. RSVP required. Please email Clare Daniel ( with any questions and/or to RSVP.

Halloween Salon

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 11:00am

Uptown Campus
Newcomb Institute
43 Newcomb Place, New Orleans, LA, 43 Newcomb Place, New Orleans, LA

Newcomb Archives & Vorhoff Collection Halloween Salon
Stop by the Newcomb Reading Room on Halloween to explore the Archives' tarot decks, zines, books and other materials that interweave feminism with divinatory traditions and spiritual practices that facilitate identity exploration, empowerment, and social justice work.
Minority Arcana: Exploring Intersectional Feminist Tarot DecksThursday, October 31, 12:00 p.m.Newcomb Institute Room 335
Dr. Krystal Cleary, Professor in Tulane's Departments of Communication and Gender and Sexuality Studies, will give a short talk entitled "Minority Arcana: Exploring Intersectional Feminist Tarot Decks." Visitors are invited to receive and give readings using tarot decks created by artists who identify as feminist, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, and/or whose work counters gender inequality.

Take Back The Night

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 5:45pm

Uptown Campus
Loyola University
6363 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA, 6363 Saint Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA

#TakeBackTheNightNOLA: Stand in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence! Join us for a Take Back the Night ceremony in the Loyola horseshoe parking lot on St. Charles at 5:45 p.m. followed by a march down St. Charles, across Broadway, and Freret and to Loyola's Audubon Room in the Danna Center for the speak-out. 

The XX Factor: Women in Science, Engineering, Math and Medicine

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 4:00pm

Uptown Campus
Diboll Gallery, Newcomb Institute (The Commons, Third Floor)
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Joan W. Bennett is a Professor in the Department of Plant Biology at Rutgers. From 1971-2006, she was a faculty member at Tulane and is trained as a fungal geneticist, focused on genetics, biosynthesis and molecular biology of mycotoxin production in fungi. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Bennett was hired by Rutgers University as an associate vice president in order to establish an office for the Promotion of Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics.
Professor Bennett is a past president of both the American Society for Microbiology and the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, as well as past vice president of the British Mycological Society and the International Union of Microbiological Sciences. She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2005 and is currently chair of the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine for the National Academies.

A Reading by Carolyn Murnick

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 5:00pm

Uptown Campus
Diboll Gallery, The Commons
43 Newcomb Place, , ,

Carolyn Murnick is an online editor at New York magazine and lives in Brooklyn. Her book, The Hot One: A Memoir of Friendship, Sex, and Murder, is a memoir of friendship with a tragic twist—two childhood best friends diverge as young adults, one woman is brutally murdered, and the other is determined to uncover the truth about her wild and seductive friend. Part coming-of-age story, part true-crime mystery, The Hot One is a behind-the-scenes look at the drama of a trial and the poignancy of searching for the truth about a friend’s truly horrifying murder.

A Reading by Rachel Kushner

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

Uptown Campus
Freeman Auditorium
Woldenberg Art Center, , ,

Rachel Kushner's new novel, The Mars Room, debuted at #4 on the New York Times bestseller list. It was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and winner of the Prix Médicis in France. Her previous novel, The Flamethrowers, was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award, the 2014 Folio Prize, the James Tait Black Prize, and was chosen as one of the 5 best novels of the year by the New York Times. A book of early short fictions, The Strange Case of Rachel K, was published by New Directions in 2014. Her debut novel, Telex from Cuba, was reviewed on the cover of the New York Times Book Review and was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and Dayton Literary Peace Prize, winner of the California Book Award, and a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book. Kushner's fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, and the Paris Review. She is the recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship, and 2016 winner of the Harold D. Vursell Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Los Angeles.

Elect Her: Non-Partisan Political Training

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 2:00pm

Uptown Campus
Newcomb Institute, The Commons
43 Newcomb Place, New Orleans, LA, , ,

Tulane University and Loyola University New Orleans are partnering to host Elect Her, a national nonpartisan training program aimed at empowering and encouraging women to take on leadership roles on and off college campuses.
Women make up half of the population, but less than one in four elected leaders are women. When women run, they win at the same rates as men - the problem is that there aren't enough women running. Research shows that engaging women in politics in high school & college is key to increasing the number of women in public office. More than 56% of Congresswomen got their start in student government.
Developed in 2009 by Running Start and the American Association of University Women, more than 300 Elect Her trainings have been held at 118 schools in 40 states and 4 countries, reaching over 15,000 college students.
The Tulane-Loyola Elect Her training will feature a panel with local politicians and community leaders, including New Orleans City Councilmember Cyndi Nguyen and Louisiana State Court of Appeal 4th Circuit Judge Joy Lobrano, among others. Participants will discuss the importance of women running for office, examine the issues they care about, map out their support networks, craft and deliver elevator speeches, learn about campaign strategy, network with student government leaders on campus, and will leave the training with a concrete plan to run for student or political office.
Elect Her focuses on women's leadership and welcomes all students. All Tulane and Loyola students (male, female, gender non-conforming) are welcome to participate. To register, contact Patricia Boyett,

Conceiving Equity, feat. the 8th annual Roe v. Wade Lecture by Dr. Monica McLemore

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 6:00pm

Uptown Campus
Commons, Diboll Gallery
43 Newcomb Pl Newcomb Institute, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, , ,

 6 - 7pm: Reception and exhibit of poster presentations by Newcomb Institute’s Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health interns, as well as advocacy activities provided by Tulane’s many reproductive rights/health/justice student organizations.
7 - 8pm: Dr. Monica McLemore, Associate Professor of Family Health Care Nursing at the University of California, San Francisco, will deliver the 8th annual Roe v. Wade, “Lecture An Uncertain Future – The Way Forward to Ensure Abortion Care, Access, and Reproductive Justice.”

February Leaders' Meeting

Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 11:00am

Uptown Campus
The Commons Room 333
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Our February leaders' meeting topic is about strategic planning and preparing for leadership transitions. Each full student organization should have at least 1-2 representatives present, though more are welcome to attend.