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Monday, February 17, 2014


I came across these images and I was completely inspired. What would your messages be???

Friday, February 7, 2014

Discussion about Haitian Voudou by Patrick Bellegarde Smith

Check out this fascinating discussion about Haitian voudou by Patrick Bellegarde Smith. Here, he draws many connections between voudou philosophy and Hinduism. Check it Out! 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

WSA Officers (Spring 2014)

Top row: Nora Alexandre, Shanice Bailey.  Bottom: Lu Arias, Dan Roach, Jenn Loose.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Women’s History Month 2014

Sponsored by the Women’s Studies Project

Schedule of Events

Rickie Solinger
Tuesday, 3/4
1:00 CCB 252
“The New Sterilization: Incarceration as Population Policy in the U.S.”

Solinger is a historian and curator who writes about reproductive welfare policies and the relationships of race and class to these issues.  She will discuss the “right” to have children and focus especially on the impact of incarceration on motherhood in the United States.

Tamar Kraft-Stolar and Mercedes Smith
Thursday, 3/6
2:30 CCB 252
1:00 Reception, CCB 252

Kraft-Stolar, director of the Women in Prison’s Project at the Correctional Association of New York and Smith, a formerly-incarcerated woman who is now an activist, will discuss some of the most pressing issues facing incarcerated women.

Piper Kerman
Monday, 3/17
11:00 CCB MPR
12:30 Reception and Book-signing, MPR

Kerman is the author of the memoir Orange is the New Black, in which she recounts the 15 months she spent in Danbury Correctional Facility and which the popular Netflix series of the same title is based. 

Nalini Nadkarni
Tuesday, 3/18
1:00 CCB 252
“Between Earth and Sky: Our Intimate Connection With Trees”
Reception 2:30, CCB 252

Nadkarni has been called the “queen of forest canopy research,” a field that relates directly to three of the most pressing environmental issues of our time: the maintenance of biodiversity, the stability of the world climate, and the sustainability of forests. In a project funded by the Washington State Department of Corrections, Nadkarni engaged scientists and prisoners in collaboration to carry out research projects in conservation and restoration biology. Inmates have raised endangered frogs, prairie plants, and butterflies, which are then released from captivity to the wild, giving prisoners rare access to nature, as well as a sense of accomplishment and connection to doing something good.
Dan Moshenberg and Brigitte Marti
Thursday, 3/20
1:00 Bradley Hall Ballroom
“The Shackling of Pregnant Women”

Moshenberg and Marti are activists working to end the shackling of pregnant women in labor; they will discuss the incarceration of female prisoners on a global level and provide a theoretical understanding of the issue.  

Ruth Messinger
Thursday, 3/25
1:00 CCB 252
“Pursuing Global Justice Through Grassroots Change”

Messinger is the President of the American Jewish World Service.  

Co-sponsored with the Jewish Studies Project

Rachel Lloyd
Wednesday, 3/26
12:30 CCB 252
2:00 Reception
“Girls’ Education and Mentoring Services”

Lloyd will discuss her work as the founder of G.E.M.S., an organization that works to empower girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking to exit the commercial sex industry and to develop their full potential.

Girl Rising: One Girl With Courage is a Revolution
Thursday, 3/27
CCB 252
Screening: 1:00
Discussion 3:00

Co-sponsored with the Human Rights Project

Please join us!
For more information, contact Sara Hosey