Women's History Month 2014 Calendar


February 28, March 1 & 2

The Vagina Monologues

A performance of the award-winning play based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women to raise awareness about violence against women. –  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, February 28, Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2. Harland Cinema, Dobbs University Center. Sponsored by Feminists In Action and the Center for Women


March 3

Making It Real: Alabama Women and the Third Phase of the Civil Rights Movement

Susan Ashmore, Associate Professor of History at Oxford College, will share stories from her prize-winning book, Carry It On: The War on Poverty and the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama, 1964-1972, focusing on women of the Black Belt who made a difference shaping changes set in motion by the fall of legal segregation. Contact: Nan Partlett, Interim Director, Emory University Emeritus College, at 404.712.8836. Register online: http://www.emory.edu/emeritus/communication/calendar/index.html#/?i=3. – 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., The Luce Center, located directly behind the Miller Ward Alumni House, 825 Houston Mill Road, NE. Sponsored by Emeritus College


March 5

The Feminist Founders Reading and Book-signing: Tracy K. Smith

Author of three books of poetry, Smith's most recent  collection, Life on Mars (Graywolf, 2011), won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. The collection draws on sources as disparate as Arthur C. Clarke and David Bowie, and is in part an elegiac tribute to her late father, an engineer who worked on the Hubble Telescope. Duende (2007) won the 2006 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and an Essence Literary Award. The Body’s Question (2003) was the winner of the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Book-signing to follow reading.  6:30 p.m., Presentation Room, third floor, Oxford Road Building. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Center for Women.


March 6

  • 2:30- 3:30 p.m.,Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with Smith in a seminar setting. Kemp-Malone Library, N301 Callaway Center. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Center for Women
  • 6:00- 9:00 p.m., Women and Gender AwardsThe Unsung Heroine Awards and Student Writing Awards will be presented. An Unsung Heroine is a woman who has demonstrated extraordinary dedication to issues that affect women at Emory or in the larger community, but whose efforts heretofore have not received formal recognition. The Student Writing Awards honor an undergraduate and graduate student for their scholarship on women’s and gender issues. Reception will start at 6:00 p.m.; Awards presentation at 7:00 p.m., Miller-Ward Alumni House, 815 Houston Mill Road. Sponsored by the Center for Women and the Emory Alumni Association
  • 7:00- 8:30 p.m., A Conversation with Tracy K. Smith and Natasha Trethewey. Moderator: Kevin Young. Introduction by Jericho Brown.7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Reception Hall, third floor, Carlos Museum. Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program, the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Center for Women

March 18

  • 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Global Women Wikipedia Write-In. The goal of this event is to involve faculty, staff, and students in a high-profile effort to add new material on people of color—particularly women—around the world to Wikipedia. The Emory Wikipedia write-in will be co-led by two pioneers in a larger movement to increase the number of and disprove existing entries on marginalized people and cultures in Wikipedia. Adeline Koh (Richard Stockton College) and Roopika Risam (Salem State University and Emory English department PhD) are both emerging leaders in postcolonial digital humanities individually and through several scholarly collaborations. Together, they run dhpoco.org, which aims to outline the shape of contemporary postcolonial digital humanities by interrogating its evolution with internet culture. The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship will be providing loaned laptops and iPads, but participants are welcome to bring their own devices to use. First Floor, Woodruff Library. Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, and the Center for Women 

March 19


March 20

Lady Parts 

Lady Parts (LP) is a student-run production that highlights the issues surrounding gender, sexuality, and identity, as pertaining to women. Through a series of monologues, LP aims to educate, enlighten, and empower both women and the surrounding community in order to accept, advocate, and celebrate. In 2013, Emory Law Students for Reproductive Justice, in partnership with the corresponding student organizations at the Public Health and Medical Schools, brought Eve Ensler’s play “The Vagina Monologues” to the Emory Graduate community for the first time. This year the show has progressed toward new goals. In the interest of creating a more diverse and inclusive show this year’s production will be featuring monologues written by Emory students about the modern day triumphs and hardships of being a woman. We are particularly interested in exploring the intersectionality of other aspects of identity (age, race, orientation, class) with womanhood and how our experiences are both shared and different. 7:00 pm, Tull Auditorium.


March 23

University Worship

Reverand Kimberly Jackson is the Chaplain at Atlanta University Center's Absalom Jones Episcopal Center. Food provided following service. All are welcome. 11:00 a.m., Cannon Chapel, 515 S. Kilgo Circle. Sponsored by the Office of Religious Life


March 26

Outstanding Women in Medicine

Honoring the accomplishments of School of Medicine women who are outstanding in their field/program/area of study. Dr. Patricia Hudgins (Radiology, 28th President of the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology) and Dr. Jeannette Guarner (Pathology, member of team which discovered the SARS Coronavirus and autopsied first case of anthrax) will be recognized. Please join us as these remarkable women share their stories and answer your questions. Drs. Linda Cendales, Nanette Wenger, Carolyn Meltzer, Rogsbert Phillips, Gina Northington, and Kay Vydareny were past honorees. Open to the entire Emory community. Contact: Rachelle Lehner, PhD, Assistant Dean, Staff Development. School of Medicine, phone: 404.727.4529, Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Emory School of Medicine 120. Sponsored by the School of Medicine Office of Staff Development


March 27 & 28

RespectCon 2014: “Sexual Violence Prevention through a Social Justice Lens”

A conference focusing particularly on issues related to sexual violence prevention on college campuses. 6:00 p.m. Kick-off Thursday; 8:30 a.m. Conference Friday, Dobbs University Center. Sponsored by the Respect Program, Office of Health Promotion.


March 27-29

Whose Beloved Community? Black Civil and LGBT Rights

International conference convening scholars and activists interested in the intersection of racial justice and LGBT rights. Registration required at womenscenter.emory.edu. Full list of sponsors available on the website. – Emory Conference Center and Hotel

March 27 

  • 3:00- 6:00 p.m.: Whose Beloved Community? Black Civil and LGBT Rights Film Screening of the documentary "The New Black". The New Black is a documentary that depicts how the black community is grappling with LGBT rights issues, particularly marriage equality. A discussion with the filmmakers will follow the screening. Free and open to the public. - 3:00 p.m., Emory University Center for Ethics Commons
  • 7:30- 9:00 p.m.: Whose Beloved Community? The conference will open with a free keynote lecture featuring Julian Bond, Mandy Carter, and Alexis Pauline Gumbs. – 7:30 p.m., Glenn Memorial Auditorium, 1660 N Decatur Rd.

March 28

  •  7:30- 9:00 p.m: Whose Beloved Community? An evening of spoken word poetry featuring Staceyann Chin, Red Summer, and Jericho Brown. Free and open to the public. - 7:30 p.m., Harland Cinema, Dobbs University Center

March 31

Jordan is So Chilly: An Encounter with Lillian Smith

A performance by Brenda Bynum, acclaimed actress and emeritus faculty member in Emory’s Department of Theater and Dance based on the writings of Georgia author Lillian Smith, who wrote Strange Fruit and Killers of the Dream.. Light refreshments to follow. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is in the Fishburne Parking Deck. -- 7:00 p.m., Theater Lab in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emory University. Cosponsored by the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, the Robert W. Woodruff Library, and the Center for Women"