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CROW Past Events 2011

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Mon.,  January 31, 2011   3pm.

Women's Research Forum.  Cynthia Grant Tucker, Professor of English at the University of Memphis, and author of five books on women, will talk about the themes and her motives in writing her latest book, No Silent Witness.

This biography follows three generations of ministers's daughters, mothers, and wives in one of America's most influential Unitarian dynasties:  the family of Abby Adams Cranch and William Greeleaf Eliot.  The research forum will be held in Clement Hall room 409, with a small reception to follow in room 337 Clement Hall. For more information contact Jennifer Gooch.

 

Thur.,  February 10, 2011   

Fiftieth Anniversary Commemoration of the Publication of Frantz Fanon's Wretched of the Earth. Featuring Lewis Gordon, Laura H. Carnell, Professor Philosophy, Temple University.  For more information contact The Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities at the University of Memphis. 

 

Fri.,  February 11, 2011   4pm

Nobel Laureat, Rigoberta Manchu Tum.  In 1992 Rigoberta Menchu Tum was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her work for the rights of the Maya of Guatemala and native people everywhere.  She was the first Indian ever to receive the award and one of only a handful of women.  Please join the Student Activities Council in the University Center Ballroom to hear Rigoberta's incredible story.  For more information contact the Student Activities Council.

 

Thur., February 24, 2011 5:30pm

Human Rights Agency Will Conduct Public Listening Session. The Tennessee Human Rights Commission (THRC) will conduct a public Listening Session.  Session participants will have an opportunity to speak to the Commission about personal experiences, ask questions and even submit a formal complaint when applicable. The Commission urges those who feel that they have been discriminated against when attempting to secure housing, on the job, or at a business that offers services to the public to be a part of this event that is free and open to the public.

The Commission's role, by means of enforcement and education, is to safeguard the citizens of Tennessee from discrimination in the areas of employment, housing, and public accommodations in regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, disability, age, national origin, and familial status.  Please join the THRC on Thursday, February 24, 2011, at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 McLemore Ave., Memphis, in Studio A.  For more information go to www.tn.go or by phone at 1-800-251-3589.

 

Mon., March 14, 2011 12:30-2:00pm

Reading group discussion of "The Politics of the Veil" by renowned gender studies scholar Joan Scott. Scott,  Harold F. Linder Professor of History, at Princeton University, will discuss the French government's controversial decision to ban the wearing of headscarves during a public lecture on Thursday, March 17th at 6:30pm.  Come join others for a group discussion lasagna luncheon before the big lecture!  Luncheon will be held at the University Center, Room 340, Memphis Room A, at the University of Memphis. 

 

Thur.,  March 17, 2011  

9:30--11:00am

Drop in coffee at CROW with Dr. Pepper Schwartz.  Please join the Center for Research on Women as we welcome Dr. Pepper Schwartz to the University of Memphis. Get a chance to mingle with Dr. Schwartz before heading over to the University Center for her lecture, Sexuality Throughout the Life Cycle.

1: 00pm

Dr. Pepper Schwartz's lecture on Sexuality Throughout the Life Cycle.  Leading relationship expert, and Professor of Sociology at the University of Washington in Seattle, Dr. Pepper Schwartz lectures nationally and internationally on relationship topics, women’s issues, parent and child issues, communication between men and women in intimate and work relationships, and maintaining personal and family well-being in today’s world.  Please join Dr. Schwartz at 1:00pm in the University Center Theatre, room 145 for her public lecture, Sexuality Throughout the Life Cycle. This event is co-sponsored by Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Center for Research On Women. For more information about Dr. Schwartz click here.

6: 00pm

The Marcus W. Orr Faculty Senate Lecture on The Politics of the Veil featuring Professor Joan Scott, PhD., Harold F. Linder Professor of History, Princeton University. Scott, an innovative historian of women and ideas, will discuss the French government's controversial decision to ban the wearing of headscarves.  Describing the policy as clumsy effort to assimilate Muslims, Scott criticizes its automatic equation between women’s liberation and sexual openness.  A reception will be held at 6:00pm followed by a public lecture in the University Center Theatre at the University of Memphis at 6:30pm. For more information contact The Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities at the University of Memphis. Co-Sponsored by the Center for Research on Women. For more information on this event click here.

 

Wed., March 23, 2011 12:00pm

Louisa May Alcott: The Art in Children’s Literature of the Nineteenth Century
Munch and Lunch
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
4339 Park Avenue, Memphis, TN

Presentation will examine illustrations in such texts as Little Women and several lesser-known Alcott works, such as Rose in Bloom and An Old Fashioned Girl, as well as in texts by other authors.

Program Presenters:
Lorinda B. Cahoon, Associate Professor, English Department, University of Memphis
Lynda M. Sagrestano, Associate Professor & Director, Center for Research on Women, University of Memphis

For more information contact Tom Mendina, The Ned R. McWherter Library, University of Memphis, 901.678.4310

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women is a documentary film co-produced by Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET New York’s American Masters, and a biography of the same name written by Harriet Reisen. Louisa May Alcott programs in libraries are sponsored by the American Library Association Public Programs Office with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

Thur., March 24, 2011 7:00pm

Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran, featuring author Roxana Saberi.  Saberi, an Iranian-American journalist, is the author of Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran. Saberi was working as a freelance journalist in Iran when she was arrested and detained in Evin Prison in January 2009.  She was released after her case captured the world’s attention. Saberi is now writing and speaking out for human rights and “prisoners of conscience” in Iran. Her book tells the story of her arrest and captivity, shares the struggles and courage of her cellmates that inspired her along the way, and describes her personal journey as she strives to defy her captors and be true to herself, regardless of the consequences.

This event is free and open to the public as part of Facing History’s national series of Community Conversations. A limited quantity of Between Two Worlds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited. Please call Leslie Vanelli at 901-452-1776 ext. 222 with questions.

 

Sat., March 26, 2011 7:00pm

Celebrate "Support a Woman Artist Today" Day! Come celebrate women artists by watching the documentary, "Who does she think she is?" and participating in a panel discussion with women artists. Following the discussion will be a dance, music and poetry revue. It will take place at the University Center Theater on the U of M campus. 7-10 pm. For more information contact Valentine Leonard atvalentinephilos@gmail.com or 901.239.9919

 

Wed., March 30, 2011 12:00pm

Women Writers and Readers and the Woman behind Little Women
Louisa May Alcott, Literary Phenomenon and Social Reformer

University of Memphis, University Center (UC) Fountain View – Round Room

Panel discussion will explore the influence of Alcott on women writers and readers of the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Program Presenters:
Lorinda B. Cohoon, Associate professor of English, University of Memphis
Cynthia  G. Tucker, Professor of English, University of Memphis
Shelby Crosby, Assistant professor of English, University of Memphis
Ladrica Menson-Furr, Associate professor of English, University of Memphis

1:30pm

“Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women” The Film
1:30 pm -2:45 pm
UC Fountain View - Round Room

Screening of the documentary film co-produced by Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET New York’s American Masters with a discussion of Alcott’s life, her writing and her reputation and influence.

Program Presenters:
Dr. Lorinda B. Cohoon, Associate professor of English, University of Memphis
Dr. Jeffrey Scraba, Assistant professor of English, University of Memphis

For more information contact Tom Mendina, The Ned R. McWherter Library, University of Memphis, 901.678.4310

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women is a documentary film co-produced by Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET New York’s American Masters, and a biography of the same name written by Harriet Reisen. Louisa May Alcott programs in libraries are sponsored by the American Library Association Public Programs Office with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 April 4-8, 2011

The Writing on the Wall Project. The Wall is a physical representation of the words, scenarios, and acts that divide people every day.  Each cinder block will be designed by a member of the campus community to represent a real life experience or emotion based in discrimination that an individual has faced.  These blocks will show the history of discrimination experienced by so many people every day. This wall will demonstrate the barrier to a brighter tomorrow that we will face unless the words written are addressed, then torn down. For more information contact Sydney McGhee at Sdmcghee@memphis.edu or Rachel Goodwin at Rgodwin2@memphis.edu.

 

Sat., April 9, 2011 10:00am

Louisa May Alcott’s Family Day
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
4339 Park Avenue, Memphis, TN

Children and their families will explore Louisa May Alcott’s works for children through the lens of the 19th-century art at the Dixon.  The atmosphere of the 19th century is created through 19th-century games and food samples.

For more information contact Tom Mendina, The Ned R. McWherter Library, University of Memphis, 901.678.4310

Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women is a documentary film co-produced by Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET New York’s American Masters, and a biography of the same name written by Harriet Reisen. Louisa May Alcott programs in libraries are sponsored by the American Library Association Public Programs Office with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

 

Wed., April 13, 2011 3:00pm

Women's Research Forum with Center for Research on Women Visiting Scholar, Magda Biejat, M.A.
3:00-4:00pm Presentation in 429 Clement Hall
4:00-4:30pm Refreshments in 337 Clement Hall

Beijat will present her research "Democratizaton" for Women? How the Farmers' Wives Associations Were Left Behind, detailing the transition of the Farmers' Wives Association from a legally recognized association during Polands communist era, to an informal organization of women relegated to the grey area of civil society.  Click herefor more information on this presentation. 

For more information contact Jennifer Gooch at 678.2642 or jgooch@memphis.edu

 

Fri., April 15, 2011 5:00 p.m.

The International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, and Gender Violence.Support our high heel clad Memphian Men as they march to bring awareness to violence against women.  Sponsor a walker for $20 ($10 for students), and help work towards eradicating violence against women.

5:00 p.m. gathering time; 5:30 p.m. walk begins at Splash Creative, 2574 Sam Cooper Blvd.

For more information contact Deborah Clubb at 901.378.3866 ordclubb@memphiswomen.org.

Beneficiary: Memphis Area Women's Council.

 

Thur., April 21, 2011 5:30pm

The University of Memphis Program in Religious Studies cordially invites you to a talk by Tulku Orgyen P’huntsok on “Buddhism in the Modern World.”  Recognized as the reincarnation of Togden Kunzang Longdrol Rinpoche, a highly realized yogi from Powo who had been influential in spreading the Dharma both in Tibet and in Padmasambhava’s sacred Hidden Land of Pemaköd, Tulku has taught and led retreats throughout the United States, as well as Asia. Tulku served as a visiting professor at University of California – Santa Barbara, and has taught Tibetan language and other subjects periodically at the Vairotsana Foundation Center in Santa Barbara, where he currently serves as the Resident Lama and Director. Join Tulku in his discussion of Buddhism in today's world.  5:30-7:00 p.m.in the University Center Ballroom A at the University of Memphis.

 

Wed., May 4, 2011 8:30-10:30 a.m.

National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.  Join Memphis Teen Vision (MemTV) for a Community Awareness Breakfast to discuss how a high teen pregnancy rate is at the heart of every social issue Memphis faces, including poverty, infant mortality, child abuse, low education rates and more.

If you work with teens, come find out more about how this important issue impacts our community.   Bridges, 477 N. 5th Street, Memphis, TN. Free, on-site parking.  RSVP to 678.2770 or crow@memphis.edu

Tue., May 10, 2011 7:00pm

Prison Stories.  Join performers Sharon Pavelda, Gail Black, Maria Debacco, Debra Brittenum, Brooke Sarden and Tobacco Brown as they perform stories written by female inmates at the Shelby county Division of Corrections.

The performance is directed by Elaine Blanchard and Jerre Dye.  Come to TheatreSouth located in the basement of First Congregational Church. 1000 South Cooper, 38104.Tickets price: $20.00 suggested donation at the door.  For more information contact Elaine Blanchard at RevElaine@Comcast.Net  or
901-725-9310.

 

Thur., May 12, 2011 10-11:30 a.m.

2011 Tennessee Women's Health Report Card.  Come hear information concerning the health status and needs of the 3.1 million women of Tennessee.  Meeting will include data on topics such as cancer, sexually transmitted infections, infant mortality, tooth decay, health behaviors screening, and obesity. Meeting to be held at The UT Hamilton Eye Institute, 930 Madison Ave., 3rd Floor Freeman Auditorium, Memphis, TN 38103. For more information, or to RSVP contact Dr. Wendy M. Likes of UT Health Science Center at wlikes@uthsc.edu

 

Sat., May 14, 2011 1-4 p.m.

Growing Up A Girl: Parent Symposium.  Join the Girl Scouts for this symposium and hear expert insight on the tough issues facing your girl in today's world.  Receive tools for parenting adolescent and teenage girls, and participate in breakout sessions focusing on: sexual harassment in schools, how to have the "sex talk" with your daughter, electronic media and keeping your kids safe, and depression and girl suicide.  Symposium to be held at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis, 3665 Central Ave., Memphis, TN 38152.  $3 for registered Girl Scout Adults, $5 for general Public. RSVP: 731.668.1122 ornatalie.wilson@girlscoutshs.org

For additional information on speakers click here.

 

May 29th through June 1st, 2011 Montreal, Canada

The Interdisciplinary Research Center on Family Violence and Violence against Women (CRI-VIFF) and its Women, Violence and Vulnerable Situations research team are pleased to invite you to the 2nd International Conference on Violence Against Women.  The conference will be held in Montreal from May 29 to June 1, 2011. Researchers, practitioners, policy makers and students are also invited to submit abstracts on topics related to the Conference theme and sub-themes for presentation in the Conference. The deadline for submission of the abstract isAugust 15, 2010.  Four types of format can be submitted: oral presentation, poster presentation, symposium and workshop on innovative experiences. For more information go to: www.conferenceviolence.com

  

Fri., August 26, 2011 5:00pm

Celebration reception commemorating the 91st anniversary of ratification of the 19th Amendment! Hosted by a bipartisan consortium of women's organizations this event will be held at the Girl Scouts Heart of the South Headquarters, 717 South White Station, Memphis, TN 38117.  For more information click here

 

Tue.,  September 13, 2011   3pm.

Women's Research Forum.  Janet K. Page, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Musicology at the University of Memphis, will discuss her research on female musicians in Viennese convents in the 17th and 18th centuries.  The research forum will be held in Clement Hall room 435, with a small reception to follow in room 337 Clement Hall. For more information click here, or contact Jennifer Gooch at 678-2642.

 

Mon.,  October 3, 2011   7:30 p.m.

The History of Women in Jazz.  The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music presents  the history of women in jazz at 7:30 pm in the Harris Concert Hall.  Performers will be our own Southern Comfort Jazz Orchestra, and jazz vocalist Joyce Cobb.  Admission is free for U of M students, faculty and staff.  General Admission is $10, and Non-U of M students and seniors can get in for $7. For more information contact Carol Morse atcmorse@memphis.edu or  678-2279.

 

Tue.,  October 4, 2011   4:00 p.m.

Women's Academic Network.  Are you a female faculty member at the University of Memphis? If so, join us at Boscos (2120 Madison Ave.) for social hour with the fabulous women faculty at the U of M! For more information or to RSVP contactlwstokes@memphis.edu or 678-2770 by Monday October 3, 2011.

Fri., October 21, 2011 6:00 p.m.

The Persian Student Association presents Women Without Men by Shirin Neshat, a film adaptation of Shahrnush Parsipur's novel of the same name.  In her feature-film debut, Neshat offers a rich and dynamic view of Iran, detailing the sociopolitical climate in 1953.  Neshat's film is a must see for those who would like to know more about the culture and history of Iran.  Film to be shown in the UC Theatre.  Ticket sales start at 5:30pm.  $2 for students with an ID, $5 for non-students.  For more information contact the Persian Student Association at psauom@gmail.com or visitfacebook.com/psamemphis.

Tue., November 1, 2011 3:00 p.m.

Women's Research Forum.  Join CROW for a presentation by Assistant Professor of Journalism at the University of Memphis, Dr. Carrie Brown-Smith.  Dr. Brown-Smith will present her research on how new communication technologies are revolutionizing the way we get news and information, and the ways in which traditional news organizations are responding in her research entitled, News 2.0: How Social Media & Digital Technologies Are Changing Media Institutions & How we Communicate.Presentation will be held in Clement Hall room 435, with a reception at 4:00 p.m. in Clement Hall 337.  For more information on Dr. Brown-Smith's presentation click here, or contact Jennifer Gooch at 678.2642, or jgooch@memphis.edu.

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