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Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 7:00pm

Uptown Campus
LBC 203, Stibbs
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The Film
Are midwifery and its tradition dying out or is midwifery the hope of the future?
GIVE LIGHT: Stories from Indigenous Midwives brings the voice of Indigenous Midwives to the maternity care dialogue. Documentary filmmaker Steph Smith criss-crosses the globe posing the questions: “why are the benefits of the traditional midwife practice absent in most modern care?”

The US has the highest maternal and infant mortality rates among comparable developed countries, and

Black women across the income spectrum are dying from preventable pregnancy-related complications at 300-400% higher rates of other American women (from the Center for American Progress 2019). 

Stacey Stewart, president of March of Dimes, shared chilling statistics on how “... the U.S. is the most dangerous place in the developed world to give birth.,”

In penetrating interviews, nine indigenous midwives from five continents discuss the benefits and challenges to their profession.  GIVE LIGHT examines traditional midwifery, juxtaposed with modern obstetrics to bridge the gap between traditional wisdom and modern technology.

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 3:30pm

Uptown Campus
Diboll Gallery, Third Floor of the Commons
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In 1965, Patsy Takemoto Mink became the first woman of color in the United States Congress. Seven years later, she ran for the US presidency and was the driving force behind Title IX, the landmark legislation that transformed women’s opportunities in higher education and athletics.Mink was an Asian American woman who fought racism and sexism while redefining US politics. Her tumultuous, often lonely political journey reveals what can be at stake for female politicians that defy expectations, push limits and adhere to their principles. Mink encountered sexism within her own party, whose leaders disliked her independent style and openly maneuvered against her. And her liberal views, particularly her vocal opposition to the Vietnam War, engendered intense criticism.A compelling portrait of an iconoclastic figure that remains seldom spotlighted in history books, this film illuminates how Mink’s daring to remain “ahead of the majority” in her beliefs enabled groundbreaking changes for the rights of the disenfranchised. A woman of the people as well as a pioneer, a patriot and an outcast, Patsy Mink’s intriguing story embodies the history, ideals and spirit of America.
Director/producer/writer Kimberlee Bassford is an independent documentary filmmaker from Hawai'i with a background in journalism. She produced and directed the documentaries WINNING GIRL (2014, World Channel), PATSY MINK: AHEAD OF THE MAJORITY (2008, PBS) and CHEERLEADER (2003, HBO Family) and was a producer on two national PBS documentary series: UNNATURAL CAUSES: IS INEQUALITY MAKING US SICK? (2008) and THE MEANING OF FOOD (2005). She has garnered numerous honors for her work, including film festival audience awards and grand jury prizes, a duPont-Columbia Award, Student Academy Award, CINE Golden Eagles, and has been featured on panels and juries for ITVS, Center for Asian American Media, Pacific Islanders in Communications, Hawai'i International Film Festival and the Ohina Short Film Showcase. Kimberlee holds a BA in psychology from Harvard University and a Masters of Journalism from the University of California Berkeley.
With Remarks and Q/A from the filmmaker.  Light reception to follow.

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 5:00pm

Uptown Campus
Woldenberg Art Center
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Reception for exhibition and panel discussion for Artists Respond: Post-Roe Louisiana
Panel discussion in Stone Auditorium, 5:00 - 6:30 pm, followed by reception in Carroll Gallery and on porch of Woldenberg Art Center, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
 

Monday, October 17, 2022 - 11:45pm

Online

The Women of Color Influencing Washington seminar will take place November 9-10, 2022. College students considering careers in policy will learn about the legislative process in Washington, D.C. and explore hot-button issues on the Hill. This seminar exposes students to a range of professional opportunities in and related to Congress, from lobbying to working on a Senate or House Committee.

Application Opens: Sept. 26, 2022

App Link: https://tulane.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/555030

Application Due: Oct. 17, 2022

Newcomb Orientation Dates: October 19-20, 2022 (Time TBD)

For more info visit: https://newcomb.tulane.edu/PLEN

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 6:30pm

Uptown Campus
Diboll Gallery, The Commons 3rd Floor
43 Newcomb Place Suite 301, New Orleans, LA, 43 Newcomb Place, 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 6:30 p.m. followed by a march across Freret Street for a speakout in the Diboll Gallery of the Commons. 
This event is planned in partnership with Loyola University, Xavier University of New Orleans, Dillard University, and the University of New Orleans. 

Friday, October 28, 2022 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Diboll Gallery, The Commons 3rd Floor
43 Newcomb Place Suite 301, New Orleans, LA, 43 Newcomb Place, New Orleans, LA

"The Crisis of Immigrant Detention in Louisiana" 
Professor Laila L. Hlass teaches and writes about the convergence of the immigration enforcement and criminal legal regimes, immigrant children, and experiential pedagogy, and she co-directs Tulane’s Immigrant Rights Clinic. In particular, her scholarship interrogates the policies, doctrines, and practices within the immigration legal system that perpetuate racial subordination. Her most recent law review articles have appeared or are forthcoming in the California Law Review, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, American University Law Review, and Utah Law Review. She regularly speaks and appears in the news regarding migration, refugees and immigrant children and has written op-eds for Slate, the Boston Globe and Ms. Magazine. Professor Hlass serves on the board of the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana and the Clinical Law Review. In 2022, she was recognized with the Elisabeth S. “Lisa” Brodyaga Award from the National Immigration Project for outstanding contributions to immigrant rights.
Mary Yanik directs the Immigrant Rights Clinic at Tulane Law School, supervising students in representing immigrants in deportation defense, affirmative applications for lawful status, constitutional litigation, and strategic advocacy. She specializes in assisting immigrant workers, including victims of labor trafficking, and in defending constitutional rights of immigrants, as well as in providing legal support to organizers. Her research agenda focuses on immigration detention, constitutional litigation, and models of lawyering that support social change. In the inaugural year of the clinic, she co-authored No End in Sight: Prolonged and Punitive Detention of Immigrants in Louisiana, which analyzed ten years of litigation by detained immigrants seeking release from detention in the state.

Friday, November 4, 2022 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Diboll Gallery, The Commons 3rd Floor
43 Newcomb Place Suite 301, New Orleans, LA, 43 Newcomb Place, New Orleans, LA

Tavia Osbey is the Co-Founder of New Orleans-based management company MidCitizen Entertainment.  After receiving a degree in Business Entrepreneurship from Southern University at New Orleans, she went on to manage Grammy-nominated group Tank and The Bangas and award-winning hip-hop artist Alfred Banks. She has worked in the music industry for the past 13 years and along with her business partners has the mission to help build the infrastructure of music business in the city of New Orleans.
Fridays at Newcomb is a weekly lunch lecture series that is free and open to the public. 

Monday, November 7, 2022 - 7:00pm

Uptown Campus
Diboll Gallery, The Commons, Third Floor
43 Newcomb Place The Commons, Third Floor, New Orleans, LA, 43 Newcomb Place, New Orleans, LA

Kiki Petrosino is the author of White Blood: a Lyric of Virginia (2020) and three other poetry books, all from Sarabande. She holds graduate degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop. Her memoir, Bright, is forthcoming from Sarabande in 2022. She directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Virginia, where she is a Professor of Poetry. Petrosino is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a Fellowship in Creative Writing from the National Endowment for the Arts, the UNT Rilke Prize, & the Spalding Prize, among other honors.
Since 1999, the annual Florie Gale Arons Poetry Program has brought a distinguished woman-identified poet to campus for a poetry reading and workshop. The program was established by the daughters of Florie Gale Arons (NC '50) in 1999 in honor of their mother's 70th birthday, and family and friends assure that it continues today in her memory.

Friday, November 11, 2022 - 12:00pm

Uptown Campus
Diboll Gallery, The Commons 3rd Floor
43 Newcomb Place Suite 301, New Orleans, LA, 43 Newcomb Place, New Orleans, LA

Can Gods Remember? Portal hopping and reactivating histories
Felicita Felli Maynard is a first-generation Afrolatine interdisciplinary artist & educator, originally from occupied Lenapehoking territory. They are a New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellow (2018-19), BRIC Media Fellow (2018-19), Queer | Art Mentorship Fellow (2020), and a Leslie Lohman Museum Fellow (2020). They have shown work at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Pen + Brush Gallery and the High Museum of Art. They have participated in residencies at Smack Mellon (2018-19), Nurture Arts (2018-19), and BRIC (2019-2020). They have attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2022), are currently an MFA photography candidate at Tulane University and a Mellon Fellow in Community-Engaged Scholarship (2023). 
Fridays at Newcomb is a weekly lunch lecture series that is free and open to the public. 

Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 1:30pm

Uptown Campus
Perez Jackson Multipurpose Room - Center for Intercultural Life - Richardson Building
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The Office of Multicultural Affairs, Newcomb College Institute, The Center for Academic Equity and ALAAMEA, invites all students, staff, alumni and faculty who identify as women of color to join us for an informal lunch and dialogue on being empowered. We will acknowledge some of the trailblazers on our campus, share stories of success, and provide an opportunity to network while building community. This luncheon will be a great opportunity for students who are interested in building meaningful relationships and hearing about the success of alumni, faculty and staff members who identify as women of color. Attendees may find a new mentor or meet someone who can help them reach the next level in their personal or professional journey. 

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