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Women, Law, and History Reading Group Discussion

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 3:00pm

Uptown Campus
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Reading group discussion of Vangaurd: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All by Martha S. Jones.  All are welcome to join the discussion.   Email Julie at jqiu@tulane.edu for Zoom link.

Women, Law, and History Reading Group Discussion

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 3:00pm

Uptown Campus
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Reading group discussion of The Turnaway Study: Ten Years, a Thousand Women, and the Consequences of Having - or Being Denies - an Abortion by Diana Greene Foster, PhD.  All are welcome to join the discussion.  Email Julie at jqiu@tulane.edu for Zoom link.

Women in Prison Reading Group

Monday, October 12, 2020 - 3:00pm

Uptown Campus
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Reading group discussion of Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law’s 2020 Prison By Any Other Name: The Harmful Causes of Popular Reforms.  All are welcome to join the discussion.  
 
Please email Julie at jqiu@tulane.edu for Zoom link.

Fridays at Newcomb: Power Coalition for Equity & Justice

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
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Ashley K. Shelton is the Executive Director of the Power Coalition, a statewide 501c3 table in Louisiana. The Power Coalition uses a broad-based strategy that combines community organizing, issue advocacy, and civic action all while increasing the capacity of community organizations throughout the state to sustain and hold the work. Our integrated voter engagement approach has changed policy at the municipal and state level as well as move infrequent voters of color to vote at the same levels as chronic voters in the communities where we run a full get out to vote program.  
She also was the former Vice President of Programs at the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation (LDRF), now the Foundation for Louisiana. In her role at the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation, Ms. Shelton managed a system of integrated, value-added programs in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In her role at LDRF, she designed, initiated and coordinated a comprehensive policy strategy, which led to a systemic, multi-pronged approach to equitable policy development on a local, state and national level. She utilized a participatory model that engaged local, state, and national partnerships to develop and nurture civic engagement throughout the state. 

2020 Arons Poet: Layli Long Soldier

Monday, October 19, 2020 - 6:30pm

Uptown Campus
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Please join us for an evening with the 2020 Arons Visiting Poet, Layli Long Soldier. 
To register: 
https://tulane.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w0z1vejHRo-xEAs6xZv--A
Layli Long Soldier holds a B.F.A. from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an M.F.A. from Bard College. Her poems have appeared in POETRY Magazine, The New York Times, The American Poet, The American Reader, The Kenyon Review Online, BOMB and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an NACF National Artist Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, a Whiting Award, and was a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award. She has also received the 2018 PEN/Jean Stein Award and the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award. She is the author of Chromosomory (Q Avenue Press, 2010) and WHEREAS (Graywolf Press, 2017). She resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Florie Gale Arons graduated from Newcomb College in 1950. Her daughters established the poetry program in 1999 in honor of her 70thbirthday. It continues today in her memory. Mrs. Arons’ posthumously published collection, Unspoken Words, is available at the Newcomb Institute.
For more information, contact lwolford@tulane.edu

Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence: Valeria Luiselli

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
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Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa and India. An acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, she is the author of the essay collection Sidewalks; the novels Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth; Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions and Lost Children Archive. She is the recipient of a 2019 MacArthur Fellowship and the winner of two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, The Carnegie Medal, an American Book Award,  and has been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Kirkus Prize, and the Booker Prize. She has been a National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" honoree and the recipient of a Bearing Witness Fellowship from the Art for Justice Fund. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Granta, and McSweeney's, among other publications, and has been translated into more than twenty languages. She is a Writer in Residence at Bard College and lives in New York City.  
 
The Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence Program brings renowned woman writers to the Tulane campus. Coordinated through the Newcomb Institute, the Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence program was established by Dana Zale Gerard, NC ‘85, and made possible by an annual gift from the M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation of Dallas, Texas. Since 2006, the program has been generously supported by Barnes & Noble College Booksellers. In 2010, the program became fully endowed through a gift from Martha McCarty Kimmerling, NC’63, and known as the Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence program.

2020 Zale Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence: Lauren Groff

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 7:00pm

Uptown Campus
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Lauren Groff is the 2020 Zale-Kimmerling writer-in-residence. Originally scheduled to come to campus in March 2020, her visit has been rescheduled for November 17, 2020.
Lauren Groff is the author of the novels The Monsters of Templeton, shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers, Delicate Edible Birds, a collection of stories, and Arcadia, a New York Times Notable Book, winner of the Medici Book Club Prize, and finalist for the L.A. Times Book Award. Her third novel, Fates and Furies, was a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Kirkus Award. It won the 2015 American Booksellers’ Association Indies’ Choice Award for Fiction, was a New York Times Notable book and Bestseller, Amazon’s #1 book of 2015, and on over two dozen best-of 2015 lists. Her most recent collection of stories,Florida, was nominated for the 2018 National Book Award. In 2017, she was named by GrantaMagazine as one of the Best of Young American Novelists of her generation. In 2018, she received a Guggenheim fellowship in Fiction. She lives in Gainesville, Florida with her husband, two sons, and dog.
The Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence Program brings renowned woman writers to the Tulane campus. Coordinated through the Newcomb Institute, the Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence program was established by Dana Zale Gerard, NC ‘85, and made possible by an annual gift from the M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation of Dallas, Texas. Since 2006, the program has been generously supported by Barnes & Noble College Booksellers. In 2010, the program became fully endowed through a gift from Martha McCarty Kimmerling, NC’63, and known as the Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence program.

Women, Law, and History Reading Group Discussion

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 3:00pm

Uptown Campus
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Reading group discussion of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School by Monique W. Morris.  All are welcome to join the discussion.