Come join us for Newcomb Monday's programming with FREE ice cream, courtesy of Creole Creamery!
Wear your mask, wash your hands, and maintain social distancing!
*Event may be cancelled due to rising number in COVID cases. Stay tuned for updates!*
Join us for an evening with Elizabeth Acevedo.
Acevedo presents her third book, Clap When You Land, and discusses her writing process and performance background. The discussion will be followed by a reading.
Poet, novelist, and National Poetry Slam Champion, Elizabeth Acevedo was born and raised in New York City, the only daughter of Dominican immigrants. She is the author of Clap When You Land (Quill Tree Books, 2020); With the Fire On High, (Harper, 2019); the New York Times best-selling and award-winning novel, The Poet X. (HarperCollins, 2018), winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Young Adult Fiction, the 2019 Michael L. Printz Award, and the Carnegie Medal; and the poetry chapbook Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths. (YesYes Books, 2016), a collection of folkloric poems centered on the historical, mythological, gendered and geographic experiences of a first-generation American woman. From the border in the Dominican Republic, to the bustling streets of New York City, Acevedo’s writing celebrates a rich cultural heritage from the island, inherited and adapted by its diaspora, while at the same time rages against its colonial legacies of oppression and exploitation. The beauty and power of much of her work lies at the tensioned crossroads of these competing, yet complementary, desires.
This online program is free and open to the public. It is part of our ongoing series of public engagement programs with Latinx writers that explore Latin America, race, and identity. Read more about Acevedo’s work in this recent article from The Atlantic
Sponsored by the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Newcomb Institute.
Other Supported Events in partnership with the Center for the Gulf South, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Tulane Black Student Union.
March 16, 2021 – An Evening with Dominican Musician and Poet, Fermín Ceballos. Sponsored by the Center for the Gulf South
March 25, 2021 – Open Mic Night In Celebration of Elizabeth Acevedo. Sponsored by the Tulane Black Student Union (tBSU) and the Office of Multicultural Affairs
Please help us to support local bookstores by purchasing any copies of Acevedo’s books at Tubby & Coo’s.
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Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to join in the discussion of Cathleen D. Cahill's Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement.
We think we know the story of women’s suffrage in the United States: women met at Seneca Falls, marched in Washington, D.C., and demanded the vote until they won it with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. But the fight for women's voting rights extended far beyond these familiar scenes. From social clubs in New York’s Chinatown to conferences for Native American rights, and in African American newspapers and pamphlets demanding equality for Spanish-speaking New Mexicans, a diverse cadre of extraordinary women struggled to build a movement that would truly include all women, regardless of race or national origin. In Recasting the Vote, Cathleen D. Cahill tells the powerful stories of a multiracial group of activists who propelled the national suffrage movement toward a more inclusive vision of equal rights. With feminists of color in the foreground, Cahill recasts the suffrage movement as an unfinished struggle that extended beyond the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.
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Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to join our discussion of this month's Women, Law, and History reading group.
“Women Don’t Get AIDS, They Just Die From It”: Law, Science, and Feminism in an Epidemic by Aziza Ahmed, forthcoming Cambridge University Press
In 2004, the United Nations Joint Program on HIV/AIDS declared the AIDS epidemic had been “feminized.” How did women come to be seen as “at-risk” in the epidemic? Against a linear narrative of scientific discovery and progress, Aziza Ahmed argues that it was women’s rights lawyers and activists that fundamentally altered the legal and scientific response to the epidemic by mobilizing law to alter the scientific consensus on who was at risk for contracting HIV. Their goal was to shift the distribution of AIDS resources towards women. In doing so, advocates not only changed the legal governance of AIDS, they altered the scientific trajectory of the epidemic.