Fri., January 20 & Saturday January 21, 2011 8:00 p.m.
Prison Stories IV. Join performers Jaclyn Suffel, Jo Potter, Randi Sluder, Florence Leffler, Gail Black
and Ann Wallace as they perform unique stories written by female inmates at the Shelby
County Division of Corrections about their childhoods, faith, food, relationships,
pregnancies, violence, crime, addiction and hope for a new and brighter future. TheatreSouth
(1000 South Cooper 38104, the basement of First Congo). Suggested donation is $20.00.
The proceeds from these performances go to buy books, paper, pens, art supplies and
refreshments for the next class of Prison Stories.
Elaine Blanchard, the Prison Stories founder, has teamed up with Families of Incarcerated
Individuals (FII) for this performance. FII will be in the lobby at TheatreSouth before
and after the Prison Stories performances offering audience members a chance to become
mentors for women who have been released from the correctional system. Reservations
can be made by calling Voices of the South at 901-726-0800 or by going on-line to www.VoicesoftheSouth.Org
Mon., January 30, 2012 3:00 p.m.
Women's Research Forum. Mary Beth Mader, PhD, Assoicate Professor of Philosophy, UofM will present an overview
of a portion of her book Sleights of Reason: Norm, Bisexuality, Development. Clement Hall 435. A small reception will follow the lecture in Clemant Hall 337. For
more information contact email@example.com or call 678-2770.
Mon., March 1, 2012, 7:00pm
Community Conversations with Isabel Wilkerson. Facing History and Ourselves and The
Allstate foundation present Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns:
The Epic Story of America's Great. In this book Wilkerson tells the story of 6 million
black Americans who fled the South for a new, yet uncertain, life in the North and
West. This mass exodus became know as the Great Migration. In The Warmth of Other
Suns, Wilkerson tells the story of three who made the journey and shares what compelled
them to leave. Conversation will be held at the Fogelman Conference Center at the
UofM, 330 Innovation Drive. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is
limited, visit facinghistory.org/communityconversations to RSVP. For more information
contact Sonji Branch at 901-452-1776 x223.
Thur., March 15, 2012, 7:00pm
Women and the American Presidency: Hillary Clinton in Context. Join Sara Evans, PhD,
Regents Professor of History Emerita at the University of Minnesota, as she presents
Women and the American Presidency: Hillary Clinton in Context. UC Ballroom A, University
of Memphis. Book signing and reception to follow lecture. Sponsored by Transcending
Boundaries: An Interdisciplinary Reading Group, The Department of History, The Marcus
Orr Center for the Humanities, The Benjamin Hooks Institute for Social Change, African
and African American Studies, and the Center for Research on Women. For more information
contact Michael Blum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fri., March 16, 2012 2:00pm
Afternoon Tea and Discussion with Sara Evans,Ph.D.Join the Center for Research on
Women as we host an afternoon discussion with feminist historian and author of such
books as Personal Politics: The Roots of Women's Liberation in the Civil Rights Movement
and the New Left, Born for Liberty: A History of Women in America and Tidal Wave:
How Women Changed America at Century's End, Sara Evans, PhD. UC 340 B (Memphis Room
B), University Center, University of Memphis. For more information contact Michael
Blum at email@example.com.
Mon., March 19, 2012, 11:00am-1:00pm
University of Memphis: A History of Women and African Americans on Campus. Bring your
lunch and join CROW, African and African American Studies, and the Department of History
as we discuss the rich history of women and African Americans at the UofM with history
professors Janann Sherman,Ph.D, and Beverly Bond, Ph.D, authors of Dreamers. Thinkers.
Doers. A Centennial History of the University of Memphis. So bring your lunch (light
refreshments will be served) and join us in the UC River Room, University Center,
UofM . This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Center for Research
on Women, African & African American Studies, and the Department of History. For more
information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678-2770
Sat., April 21, 2012, 7:00pm
Come to the Miss Representation Memphis Screening! A film by Jennifer Siebel Newsom,
Miss Representation exposes the way mainstream media contribute to the under-representation
of women in positions of power and influence in America. Screening will be held at
the First Congregational Church (First Congo) at 1000 S. Cooper Street. For ticket
information visit http://missrepmemphis.eventbrite.com/ or contact email@example.com.
Fri., April 27, 2012, 6:00pm
In honor of CROW's 30th Anniversary, and 100 Years of Women at the University of Memphis,
CROW, African and African American Studies, and the Department of History, will host
a banquet honoring 100 women who made a difference to the UofM at the University of
Memphis Holiday Inn.
Tickets on sale now! For more information, or call 901.678.2770.
Fri., September 14, 2012, 8:00am
From the Global South to the Mid-South: Lessons from the 2012 International AIDS Conference.
This conference is designed to take what was learned at the International AIDS 2012
conference and bring it to local organization that are active in AIDS education and
awareness. The purpose is to "increase participants understanding of successful HIV
care and prevention interventions in the Global South by illustrating the parallels
of the HIV epidemic in the Global South and the Mid-South." This event is free of
charge, and approximately 100 clinicians, social service professionals, and health
care administrators are expected to attend. Register here. For more information contact
Katy Leopard at 901-274-3550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thur., October 18, 2012, 6:00pm
Transforming Scriptures: African American Women Writers and the Bible. Katherine Bassard,
PhD., Professor of English at Virginia Commonwealth University, presents her latest
book, Transforming Scriptures: African American Women Writers and the Bible. Bassard's
book examines the ways in which the Bible initially penned black women as "cursed"
victims, and how African American women writers have recast the Bible into an instrument
Dr. Bassard's address is the Naseeb Shaheen Lecture, an annual event sponsored by
the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities, and co-sponsored by the University of
Memphis Department of English, the African and African American Studies program, and
the Center for Research on Women. It will be held at the University Center Theater,
with a reception at 6:00 p.m. and lecture at 6:30 p.m. For more information visit
the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities, or contact them at email@example.com.
Fri., October 26, 2012, 6:30pm
Campus-wide Screening of Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women
Worldwide. The Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research Diversity Committee
(CEPR) invites you to join them in a campus-wide screening of Half The Sky: Turning
Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. Inspired by the book by Nicholas
Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, this documentary details the oppression of women and girls
across the globe. Half the Sky shares the stories of courageous and inspiring people
who have taken a stand against this senseless oppression, while offering real and
meaningful solutions to empower women and girls around the world. This screening will
be held in the University Center's River Room on the 3rd floor. For more information
about this documentary visit www.halftheskymovement.org. For more information about
the campus-wide screening contact Kandi Owens, MA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thur., November 1, 2012, 6:30pm
CANCELLED!! Brown Sugar Melts: African American Women at the Turn of the Millennium.
Join acclaimed historian Deobrah Gray White as she explores ideas about marriage,
family, gun control, and men from black woman's distinctive experience in America.
HOWEVER! WE HAVE A WONDERFUL LAST MINUTE REPLACEMENT!
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Anne Twitty, Assistant Professor of History at the
University of Mississippi!Dr. Twitty is an amazing scholar of slavery and nineteenth
century America. She has a PhD from Princeton University, and she will present her
lecture "Promiscuous Legality: Slavery, Law, and Culture in the American Heartland."
This event is free and open to the public. The reception begins at 6:00pm, and the
lecture starts at 6:30pm in the University of Memphis, University Center Theater.
For more information please contact Aram Goudsouzian at at 678-2520 or email@example.com.
Sponsored by the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities, and co-sponsored by the
Center for Research on Women.
Sun., November 11, 2012, 6:00pm
Memphis's Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). Join local transgender support group,
Perpetual Transition, for an annual candlelight vigil and memorial service for transgender
and gender non-conforming victims of violence. First Congregational Church, 1000 South
Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104.
5-8 volunteers are still needed to read names. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wed., November 14, 2012, 6:00pm
Sex and World Peace. The Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities welcomes Valerie
Hudson, PhD., the George H.W. Bush Chair at The Bush School of Government and Public
Service at Texas A&M University. Dr. Hudson reveals groundbreaking conclusions about
gender and international security. Along with three colleagues, Dr. Hudson created
the largest database on the status of women in the world today. Their book, Sex and
World Peace, reveals an ironclad link between the well-being of a state and its women.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Research on Women, the Department of Political Science
and the Program in International Studies. It will be held at the University Center
Theater, with a reception at 6:00 p.m. and lecture at 6:30 p.m. For more information
visit the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities, or contact them at email@example.com.
Mon., December 10, 2012 by 5:00pm
Call for nominations for the Legends Awards. The Women's Foundation for a Greater
Memphis is paying tribute to "trend-setting women, whose visionary and innovative
work is paramount in their specialized areas of outreach" and they would like you
to nominate a woman who embodies this. 2013 recipients will be honored through works
of art which embody the accomplishments of the honorees. Works will be unveiled at
the Legends Award reception on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 and the Annual Tribute Luncheon
on Thursday, April 25, 2013.
If you would like more information, or to nominate an innovative women you know, visit
www.wfgm.org. Deadline for nominations is Monday, December 10th, 2012 by 5:00pm.