Tue., January 22, 2013, 6:00pm
Religion, Law, and Reproductive Rights. Through a generous contribution from the Charl
Ormond Williams Foundation, the Center for Research on Women will join almost 50 local
organizations in observing the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade with a documentary
screening and panel discussion. Reception at 6pm. The University Center Theater at
the University of Memphis. Free and open to the public.
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Thur., February 7, 2013, 6:00pm
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration. Isabel Wilkerson,
Director of Narrative Nonfiction at Boston University, and the the first African American
woman to win the Pulitzer Prize, presents her book The Warmth of Other Suns. In it,
Wilkerson describes the "Great Migration" of African Americans from the rural South
to the urban North. In what she considers "one of the great under reported stories
of twentieth-century American history," she tells the story of those who migrated
to "realize the American Dream."
Ms. Wilkerson delivers the Belle McWilliams Lecture in American History, made possible
by the Department of History, the Program in African and African-American Studies,
the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, the Department of English, the
Center for Research on Women, the Department of Journalism, and Facing History and
Ourselves. It will be held at Rose 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.
Sun., February 24, 2013, 6:00pm
I Sing Beijing. Join the Confucius Institute as they welcome the first-ever Western
singers, trained in modern Mandarin lyric diction. I Sing Beijing performers will
take the stage at Rose Theatre at the University of Memphis for a special evening
of music from the East and West. Reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by a 7:00 p.m. performance.
Tickets are on sale at the Rose Theatre Box Office the day of the event beginning
at 11:00 a.m. and online at the Confucius Institute's web site at www.memphis.edu/cium.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under, and free to U of M students
with a university ID. For more information call the Confucius Institute's office at
901-678-2595 or at 901-678-3166.
For more information about I SING BEIJING visit www.isingbeijing.org, visit us on
Facebook, or visit the Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis web site at
I SING BEIJING's performance is produced by Asian Performing Arts Council, USA, and
the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban).
Women's History Month March 2013
Please join CROW and the University of Memphis Community as we celebrate "Women Making
History Every Day." This year we are celebrating the everyday women in our lives who
have contributed to making change right in our own homes and communities.
We invite you to participate in celebrating women this month by attending the events
offered for this month.
Tue., March 19, 2013, 5:30pm
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by the Late Dr. Manning Marable.Join the Benjamin
L. Hooks Institute for Social Change as they welcome Zaheer Ali who will give a lecture
based on the book Malcolm X: A Life of Reinventionby the Late Dr. Manning Marable.
Ali is the project manager and principal researcher for Marable's Malcolm X and the
project director for the Malcolm X Project at Columbia University in NYC.
Featuring: Chosen Generation, an inspirational choir at University of Memphis, and
Andrew Golden, a U of M dance theatre major, whose artistic expressions capture the
essence of the continuing struggle for civil and human rights.
University Center Theatre, University of Memphis. Reception at 5:30pm. Lecture at
6pm. Free and open to the public. For more information call 678-3974.
Thur., March 21, 2013 6pm
It's Not Your Mother's IUD! With Nikole Gettings, MSN, CNM. Please join CHOICES. (Memphis
Center for Reproductive Health) in a casual and safe atmosphere as they discuss IUDs
as an effective form of long-term family planning & pregnancy prevention. Learn how
you can achieve & enjoy optimal sexual and reproductive health. To register email:
volunteers@MemphisChoices.org. All sessions are free & held at CHOICES. 1726 Poplar
Ave,. Midtown Memphis. For more information contact info@MemphisChoices.org. Please
feel free to print and share this flyer!
Tue., March 26, 2013, 2:30pm
Third Annual Dr. Nancy Hardt Women's Health Lecture. Dr. Nancy Hardt will lecture
on the topic of "Sexual Coercion and Birth Control Sabotage within Intimate Partner
Violence." She will be joined by local specialists in a response panel for questions
Dr. Hardt is a Professor, Pathology and Ob-Gyn, Senior Associate Dean for External
Affairs at the University of Florida College of Medicine, and Associate Director of
the UF Family Data Center, Director of Health Disparities and Service Learning Programs
in the UF College of Medicine
2:30pm hospitality, 3-5pm presentation at The Urban Child Institute, 600 Jefferson
Avenue. RSVP to Deborah Clubb, Memphis Area Women's Council, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsored by Memphis Area Women's Council.
Thur., April 11, 2013, 5:00pm
The Importance of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception. Join A Step Ahead Foundation as they welcome family planning expert, Jeff Peipert, MD as he lectures on the importance
of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), and the potential impact this has
on our community. Dr. Peipert will describe the public health importance of unintended
pregnancies, list the barriers to the use of IUDs in the U.S., describe the benefits
of LARCs, and list the key findings of the Contraceptive CHOICE project. Lecture will
be held at the UofM Holiday Inn, 3700 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111 from 5:00pm to
7:00pm. Free and open to the public. Participants can pay $25 to receive Continuing
Medical Education (CME) credit or Certificate of Attendance. Please visit https://cmetracker.net/MLBH/Catalog to register. For more information contact ASAF at 901-320-STEP.
Thur., April 18, 2013, 6:00pm
Goya and the Guitar. Lily Afshar, Professor of Guitar at the University of Memphis, blends a fascinating
analysis of etchings by Francisco Goya with her own inimitable performance on the
classical guitar. Her first album, The 24 Caprichos de Goya, OP. 195, was originally
inspired by a series of Goya's satirical black and white etchings in the eighteenth
century. In order to understand the meaning of each guitar piece, Afshar extensively
studied the pictures along with Goya's life, his political, social, personal and philosophical
beliefs. The result is a musical masterwork. Dr. Afshar will both explain the artwork
and perform selected pieces.
The event will be held at the University Center Theater, with a reception at 6:00
p.m. and the lecture/recital at 6:30 p.m. For more information contact the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Research on Women and the Women's Leadership & Philanthropy
Mon., October 21, 2013, 3:50-5:00pm
The Redevelopment of Underdevelopment of an ‘Internal Periphery’: Persistent Polarization
in the Mississippi Delta.This presentation describes the researcher's periodic interviews with local civic
and economic leaders of one Delta community since the mid-1980s, and why he continues
to be persuaded by explanations for this persistent inequality and underdevelopment
that feature consideration of a geographically-based political economy of race, class,
Michael Timberlake (Ph.D., Brown University) is professor of sociology at the University
of Utah and North American Editor for Urban Studies. A member of the sociology faculty
at the University of Memphis (1977 - 1991), Dr. Timberlake’s research and teaching
experience include the sociology urban and rural communities, urbanization, and the
political economy of globalization and development. His efforts have included quantitative
cross-national studies of inequality, political violence, and urbanization; theoretical
and empirical explorations of a world-city network approach to globalization; and
community development-focused research in four Mississippi Delta communities.
Thu., November 21st, 2013, 5:30pm
I Come to Offer My Heart: An Evening With Award-Winning Cuban Author Anna Lidia Vega
Serova. Anna Lidia Vega Serova will discuss socialism, multiculturalism, gender & sexuality.
A short film based on her story “Misercordia” (“Mercy”) will be shown. The lecture
will be in Spanish with English translation.
Anna Lidia Vega Serova was born in Leningrad (1968) to a Russian mother and Cuban
father. As a child, she lived in Cuba and various locations in the former Soviet Union
and studied at the Soligorsk School of Visual Arts before settling back in Havana
in 1989. Serova’s blend of ethnicity and cultural experience has given her a unique
perspective, leading her to become one of the 21st century’s foremost feminist writers
of contemporary Cuban literature.
Read more about Anna Lidia and read samples of her translated short stories on Anna Lidia's page.