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Friday, January 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

"I Never Said Yes: Why Failure to Seek Consent in First Encounter Sex Should be A Crime"
Lisa R. Avalos is an Associate Professor of Law and holds the Hermann Moyse, Sr. Professorship at Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where she has taught since 2018, primarily in the areas of criminal law and procedure, sex crimes, and professional ethics. Much of her scholarship addresses gender-based violence and has appeared in the Brooklyn Law Review, Nevada Law Journal, Michigan Journal of Gender & Law, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Fordham International Law Journal, and others. She has written opinion pieces for the Guardian, appeared on BBC Radio and Louisiana Public Radio, and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Guardian, Huffington Post, Time Magazine, BuzzFeed, Cosmopolitan, and Vice News. She earned her J.D. at New York University School of Law and holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.  
Fridays at Newcomb is a free lunch and lecture series featuring speakers across disciplines. Please note that non-Tulane guests must provide either proof of vaccination OR a negative PCR COVID-19 test that was taken within the past 72 hours.

Friday, February 4, 2022 - 8:45am

Uptown Campus
Diboll Gallery, The Commons 3rd Floor
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Join us for a symposium on the edited collection Me Too, Feminist Theory, and Surviving Sexual Violence in the Academy (Lexington Books, 2020). Edited by Professor Laura Gray-Rosendale, the volume "collects a range of perspectives from sexual assault survivors with backgrounds in academia. The contributors in this collection connect their experiences of sexual violence to their research and work within the academy as well as their lives outside of it."
At noon, there will be a keynote talk by Professor Gray-Rosendale, titled "We Too: Survivorship, Personal Narrative, and the Collective Challenge to Violence, Power, and Privilege.” This talk will be on zoom.
Schedule for the symposium:
8:45: Welcome, Sally J. Kenney
9:00-9:50: Sally J. Kenney (in conversation with Constance Adler)
9:55-11:40: Donna Potts, Professor and Chair, Department of English, Washington State University (in conversation with Nghana Lewis)
12:00-1:00: Laura Gray-Rosendale, Professor of English, Northern Arizona University, keynote via zoom: “We Too: Survivorship, Personal Narrative, and the Collective Challenge to Violence, Power, and Privilege”
1:30-2:20: Katrina Powell, Professor of Rhetoric and Writing, Virginia Tech (in conversation with Ebony Perro)
2:30-3:20: Lee Skallerup Bessette, Assistant Director for Digital Learning, Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, Georgetown Universit (in conversation with Jacque Howard)
3:30-4:20: Ray Douglas, Russell Colgate Distinguished University Professor of History, Colgate University (in conversation with Mike Kuczynski)

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 6:00pm

Uptown Campus
Freeman Auditorium - Woldenberg Art Center
Newcomb Cir, New Orleans, LA, Newcomb Cir, New Orleans, LA

The Office of Multicultural Affairs has collaborated with our phenomenal campus partners to bring Maya Wiley to campus to help us celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Maya will deliver a keynote address to the Tulane community followed by a question and answer session.
Maya Wiley is a nationally recognized civil rights lawyer and racial justice advocate, a Legal Analyst for NBC News and MSNBC and a former top candidate for New York City Mayor in the 2021 Democratic primary. Wiley’s run for Mayor was historic. Running on a platform to make New York City a more just, fair and affordable city, she was the first woman of color to be a top contender, receiving the second highest number of first choice votes, over 200,000, in the rank choice primary. Prior to her run, Wiley had a national reputation as a forceful leader and a lengthy career singularly focused on improving the lives of people of color and low-income people, through litigation, policy advocacy, multi-racial coalition-building, and communications strategy, both outside and inside of government"

Friday, February 18, 2022 - 10:00am

Uptown Campus
Small Center
1725 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA, 1725 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA

Title: Women and Politics Workshop
Hosts: Professor Mirya Holman and the Newcomb Institute
Dates: Friday, Feb 18, 10am-5pm (Held at the Small Center) 
           Saturday, Feb 19, 9am-4pm (held at the Newcomb Institute) 
No outside food, no alcohol
Attendees are Tulane University faculty and students, faculty and graduate students from other universities. Everyone will be ready to show proof of vaccination and will be masked. 

Saturday, February 19, 2022 - 9:00am

Uptown Campus
Newcomb Institute
43 Newcomb Place The Commons | Suite 301, New Orleans, LA, 43 Newcomb Place, New Orleans, LA

Title: Women and Politics Workshop
Hosts: Professor Mirya Holman and the Newcomb Institute
Dates: Friday, Feb 18, 10am-5pm (Held at the Small Center) 
           Saturday, Feb 19, 9am-4pm (held at the Newcomb Institute) 
No outside food, no alcohol
Attendees are Tulane University faculty and students, faculty and graduate students from other universities. Everyone will be ready to show proof of vaccination and will be masked. 

Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 2:00pm

Uptown Campus
Qatar Ballroom, LBC
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Conceiving Equity, feat. the 10th annual Roe v. Wade lecture by Loretta Ross Qatar Ballroom, LBC   2 - 3pm: 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. 3 - 4pm: Loretta Ross, Associate Professor of the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College, will deliver the 10th annual Roe v. Wade Lecture, “Reproductive Justice: Human Rights for the 21st Century.”   Loretta J. Ross is an Associate Professor at Smith College. She is an activist, public intellectual, and a scholar. Her passion is in innovating creative imagining about global human rights and social justice issues. As the third director of the first rape crisis center in the country in the 1970s, she helped launch the movement to end violence against women that has evolved into today's #MeToo movement. She also founded the first center in the U.S. to innovate creative human rights education for all students so that social justice issues are more collaborative and less divisive. She has also deprogrammed members of hate groups leading to conceptualizing and writing the first book on "Calling In the Calling Out Culture" to transform how people can overcome political differences to use empathy and respect to guide difficult conversations.   Her most recent books are Reproductive Justice: An Introduction, co-written with Rickie Solinger, and Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundations, Theory, Practice, Critique. She has been quoted in the New York Times, Time Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post, among others.   This event is sponsored by:   Newcomb Institute’s Donna and Richard Esteves Fund for Reproductive Rights and Reproductive Health The Mary Amelia Center for Women’s Health Equity Research and the Jane Wilson Smith Lecture Series, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine The Center for Reproductive Health Policies and Programs, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine The Center for Scholars, School of Liberal Arts The Kevin B. Yorn Fund for Gender and Sexuality Studies, School of Liberal Arts The Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Monday, March 7, 2022 - 7:00pm

Uptown Campus
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Brit Bennett reading and interview as the Zale-Kimmerling writer-in-residence. 
Born and raised in Southern California, Brit Bennett graduated from Stanford University and later earned her MFA in fiction at the University of Michigan. Her debut novel The Mothers was a New York Times bestseller, and her second novel The Vanishing Half was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. She is a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree and in 2021, she was chosen as one of Time’s Next 100 Influential People. Her essays have been featured in The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel.
The Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence Program brings renowned woman-identified 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.

For more information on Brit Bennett, please visit www.prhspeakers.com

Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 1:30pm

Uptown Campus
Perez Jackson Multipurpose Room - Center for Intercultural Life - Richardson Building
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The Office of Multicultural Affairs, Newcomb Institute, The Center for Academic Equity and The Tulane University Law School, 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. 

Tuesday, March 21, 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 The Tulane University Law School, 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. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 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 The Tulane University Law School, 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.