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Events + Programming

 Feminist Festival

March 18-31, 2019

Join us for our fourth annual Feminist Festival! All events are open to the public except, Factuality and the Businesswomen's Networking Luncheon, which are open to Loyola University New Orleans students only. 

Monday, March 18: 4:55-6:10 p.m.,  Roussel Performance Hall, Music/Communications Complex

Successful Women in the Arts - Panelists include Music, Film, and TV VIPs

Tuesday March 19, 7:00 p.m., Nunemaker, Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Monroe Hall

Closing the Gender Gap: The Struggle for Socioeconomic Justice in Louisiana


  • Ms. Melanie Bronfin, The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children
  • Ms. Charmaine Caccioppi, Executive VP, CEO United Way Southeast Louisiana
  • Dr. Danny Mintz, Louisiana Budget Project
  • Ms. Julie Schwam Harris, Louisiana Legislative Agenda for Women
  • Professor Isabel Medina, Loyola College of Law
  • Ms. Maria Harmon, Step Up Louisiana

Wednesday March 20, 7:00 p.m., Audubon Room, 2nd Floor, Danna Center

The Effects of Songwriting on Women Experiencing Homelessness & Mental Illness -  Dr. Kathleen Murphy and Ms. Catherine Comardelle, Department of Music Therapy

Thursday, March 21, 12:30, St. Charles Room, 1st Floor, Danna Center

Sexual Misconduct & Bias Incidents IX Townhall

  • Moderator: Student Government President Sierra Ambrose
  • Panelists: Dr. Patricia Boyett, Dr. Sybol Anderson, Dr. Diana Ward

 *Thursday March 21, 6:00 p.m., Nunemaker Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Monroe Hall

Standing in Solidarity with Survivors: Benefit – Family Justice Center

 6:00 p.m. Reception; 7:00 p.m. Program: Screening of “Five Awake,” Panel Discussion

Open to the public. Admission is free, but you are welcome to make a donation to the Family Justice Center and help us keep track of attendance at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/standing-in-solidarity-with-survivors-of-do...

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: President Tania Tetlow, Loyola University New Orleans

Moderator: Ms. Candice Caccioppi, Director of Fundraising, Family Justice Center


  • Ms. Charmaine Caccioppi, Executive VP, CEO United Way Southeast Louisiana
  • Ms. Donna Dees, director and producer "Five Awake"
  • Ms. Kim Sport, attorney, first Chairwoman, Louisiana Commission to Prevent Domestic Violence
  • Dr. Rae Taylor, Chair, Criminology and Justice, Loyola University New Orleans
  • Ms. Amanda Tonkovich, Counselor, Family Justice Center

Co-Sponsor: Newcomb College Institute, Tulane University

Friday March 22, 1:30 p.m., Marquette Hall 315

Fem Fridays: Danielle Slakoff Presents Research on Crime, Gender, and Race

Saturday March 23: 6:00 p.m., Miller Hall 114

The Talk: An Open Panel Discussion on Gun Violence


  • Ms. Sara Cusimano, Gun Violence Survivor and GVP advocate
  • Ms. Kenisha Martin, activist and author of The Kaylan Ward Story
  • Sergeant LaShawn Johnson, New Orleans 2nd District Police Department
  • Ms. Katrina Brees, gun-sense activist and founder of Donna’s Law
  • Ms. Ragine Green, student of Loyola University New Orleans

Monday March 25: 7:00 p.m., Monroe Hall 628

Pronouns & Pizza: A Celebration of Gender Identities Event

*Tuesday March 26 – Day: 12:30 p.m., Audubon Room, 2nd Floor, Danna Center

Businesswomen’s Networking Luncheon


  • Ms. Melissa Alba, Program Coordinator, Propeller & Co-founder of Xiquitas Luncheon Series
  • Ms. Courtney Davis-Herbert, CEO, Bart's Office, Inc.
  • Ms. Monique Gougisha Doucette, Shareholder Ogletree Deakins in New Orleans
  • Ms. Kristine Kilgore, VP & General Manager, IT Coalition
  • Ms. Sheba Turk, Journalist WWLTV

*Open to Loyola University of New Orleans students only; reserve your free ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/businesswomens-networking-luncheon-tickets-...

*Tuesday March 26, 7:00 p.m. , Audubon Room, 2nd Floor, Danna Center

Factuality– Interactive Board Game on Intersectional Feminism - Creator & Facilitator: Natalie Gillard

Open to Loyola University New Orleans students only, reserve your free ticket:


Wednesday March 27, 7:00 p.m., Audubon Room, 2nd Floor, Dana Center

Colorism Panel II - Presented by Living Our Vision Everyday

Thursday March 28, 7:00 p.m., Nunemaker Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Monroe Hall

Feminist Film Festival for Women Filmmakers

Co-Sponsors: Newcomb College Institute, Tulane University & New Orleans Film Society

Admission is free: help us keep track of attendance numbers: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/feminist-film-fest-a-night-of-shorts-by-wom...

Friday March 29 – 1:30 p.m., Marquette Hall 315

Feminist Fridays – Discussion of Feminism and the LGBTQ Community

  • Moderators: Dr. Natahsa Bingham, Mr. Tyler Sanchez, Mr. Lance Taylor, Mr. Leo Thomas, Dr. Diana Ward

Friday, March 29 to Saturday, April 6, 7:30 p.m., Marquette Theater

Production of Violet

Written by Brian Crawley & Jeanine Tesori

Directed by C. Patrick Gendusa

For tickets: http://cmfa.loyno.edu/calendar/theatre/violet

Sponsors from Loyola University New Orleans

The Feminist Festival is presented by the Women’s Resource Center & the Women’s Studies Program at Loyola University New Orleans.

Sponsors for individual events include many departments and student organizations at Loyola University New Orleans as well as the New Orleans Film Society and Newcomb College Institute, Tulane University. For a full list of sponsors, please see http://www.loyno.edu/womenscenter/programs-events
Departments & Centers

Department of Criminology & Justice

Department of Music Industry

Department of Psychology

Department of Sociology

Department of Theatre

Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Student Life & Ministry

Student Affairs


Student Organizations

Alpha Chi Omega

Delta Sigma Pi

Feminist Fridays

Lemon Pepper

Living Our Vision Everyday


Students Against Sexual Assault

Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Student Government Association

Step Up

University Programming Board


Sponsors from New Orleans

New Orleans Film Society

Newcomb College Institute, Tulane University







Oct. 18, 6: 30 PM, Unpacking Rape Culture: A Student Panel and Discussion"

Location: Miller Hall 114

Student leaders on the panel will discuss the prevalence of rape culture in the modern era and how we might work together to raise awareness, to change the culture, and to diminish sexual assault. Panelists include leaders of gender organizations, the Women’s Resource Center, and Alpha Chi Omega, all of which work to reduce gender violence. After the moderated portion of the panel, the audience will be invited to engage in the dialogue. Title IX Deputy and Chief Conduct Officer Diana Ward, Director of the Women’s Resource Center, Patricia Boyett, and Social Work Intern and Survivor Support Services Coordinator Laura Dickerson will be present to answer any questions about processes, programming, and resources.


Sponsored by the Women's Resource Center, University Counseling Center, Student Affairs, and Students Against Sexual Assault, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion


Oct. 24, 5:45PM Take Back the Night Ceremony and Speak-out

Location: Horseshoe in front of Marquette

Each October, Loyola University partners with universities and community partners across New Orleans to Take Back the Night. During this call to end sexual and gender based violence, marchers gather in the horseshoe outside of Marquette Hall on Loyola’s main campus to hear powerful stories from survivors of sexual violence and abuse and then proceed by a candlelight march to the Qatar Ballroom in the LBC on Tulane’s campus for a speak-out. The event is designed primarily to heighten awareness of sexual violence, to show our support for survivors, and to empower survivors. This year, the President of Loyola University New Orleans, Tania Tetlow will give the opening speech.


Sponsored by the Women's Resource Center, University Counseling Center, Student Affairs, Students Against Sexual Assault, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Tulane University


Women Rising: Politics of Running for and Serving in Office

Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall, 3rd Floor

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7:15 PM

Forum Description: The event serves to provide insight into the surge in women running for office this year, especially for Congress, and its implications for national politics, as well as for the future of women in office at the state and local level.

Research Presentation of Women in Politics

Dr. Natasha Bingham, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

Ms. Ariadne Acevedo, Research Assistant, Department of Political Science

Ms. Mallory Dickerson, Research Assistant, Department of Political Science

Dr. Sean Cain, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

Moderated Panel Discussion

Ms. Elsie Dunbar, Founder of STEM Gems, Graduate of Emerge Louisiana 2018

Councilwoman Cyndi Nguyen, New Orleans City Council, District E

Dr. Tammy Savoie, Candidate U.S. Congress, District 1, Louisiana, Gradate of Emerge Louisiana 2018

Reception: Women in Politics will host a reception in the lobby of Nunemaker following the panel.

Sponsors: Department of Political Science; Loyola Society for Civic Engagement; Women in Politics; Women’s Resource Center










MARCH 2018 - Feminist Festival (March 4-16)

Click here to see the program for Week 1 on Facebook.

Use this link to see the program for Week 2 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LoynoWRC/

Sunday: 3/4 

Gospel Brunch: Breaking Chains of Domestic Violence through Safe Dating

11AM, St. Charles Room/Time (must pre-purchase tickets) SOLD OUT (email pbboyett@loyno.edu to be put on the waiting list)

To purchase tickets, see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/domestic-violence-safe-dating-awareness-bru...

Monday 3/5

Music Forum: Successful Women in the Music Industry in New Orleans

4:55 PM, Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall

Tuesday 3/6

Exceptional Women and Feminist Award Show & Reception

7PM, Nunemaker Auditorum, Monroe Hall

Wednesday 3/7

Brave Spaces: Intersectional Feminism Forum

6:30PM, Miller Hall 114/Time

Thursday: 3/8: International Women’s Day

Lunch: Antonia Zennaro: Celebration of Afro-Columbian Traditions in Art

12:30 PM, Satchmo’s, Danna Center Basement

Night: Melange Dance Company: Opening Night of HerStory 

8PM, Roussel Hall, Music and Communications Complex

General $20.00 Seniors/Dancers $15.00 Students $10.00

Purchase tickets at the door or online: http://neworleans.boldtypetickets.com/events/ 51369447/m233lange-dance-company-presents-herstory

Friday: 3/9: Feminist Empowerment

Lunch: Fridays at Newcomb: Measuring Women’s Political Empowerment Across the Globe: Strategies, Challenges and Future Research

12PM, Anna Many Lounge, Caroline Richardson Building, Tulane University, 12PM

Feminist Fridays: Discipline and Femininity: A Discussion on Foucault and Feminist Theory by Dr. Constance Mui

1:30 PM, Marquette 315

Painting Through Trauma led by Portia Gordon from Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response

3:30 PM • Contact Sequoya LaJoy to register (smlajoy@myloyno.edu)

Night: Performance of HerStory

8PM, Roussel Hall, Music and Communications Comple

General $20.00   Seniors/Dancers $15.00   Students $10.00

Purchase tickets at the door or online: http://neworleans.boldtypetickets.com/events/ 51369447/m233lange-dance-company-presents-herstory

Saturday: 3/10

Performances of HerStory

8PM, Roussel Hall, Music and Communications Complex

General $20.00 Seniors/Dancers $15.00 Students $10.00

Purchase tickets at the door or online: http://neworleans.boldtypetickets.com/events/ 51369447/m233lange-dance-company-presents-herstory

Sunday 3/11

Performances of HerStory

3PM, Roussel Hall, Music and Communications Complex/Time

General $20.00 Seniors/Dancers $15.00 Students $10.00

Purchase tickets at the door or online: http://neworleans.boldtypetickets.com/events/ 51369447/m233lange-dance-company-presents-herstory


Monday: 3/12

Kat Kinsman, Author of Hi, Anxiety: Life with a Bad Case of Nerves 

Join us for a meet and greet and a discussion of her fabulous book!

12:30 PM, Women's Resource Center Living Room, Marquette 315

Open Kitchens: Women Chefs Changing the New Orleans Food Scene

6:30 PM Reception, Rousell Lobby

7:30 PM Forum, Roussel Hall

Tuesday: 3/13: Film Festival Part I

Women Filmmakers Short Film Competition

7PM, Nunemaker, Monroe Hall

Wednesday: 3/14: Film Festival Part II

Screening: Light of the Moon directed and written by Jessica M. Thompson

7PM, Miller Hall, 114

Thursday: 3/15:

Lean-In Circle: Join us to form a Lean-In Circle to empower women; the founder and leader of LeanIn NOLA

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of FaceBook, sparked a massive cultural phenomenon in 2013 with the publication of her bestseller, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead. The title became an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book ignited an international conversation about women, ambition and gender bias, and inspired the creation of over 35,000 Lean In Circles (small peer-led support groups) in 160 countries and counting.

12:30 PM, Audubon Room

Friday: 3/16: A Celebration of Feminism

Feminist Fridays: Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, talk led by State Chapter Lead Martha Alguera

Find out how you can get involved and start a student/teacher group

1:30 PM, Marquette 

Crawfish Boil & Feminist Concert featuring Marissa Cazalas

3:30 PM, Peace Quad

March 4-16

Feminist Festival Exhibition

Celebrating the Janet Mary Riley Exhibit (Open All Spring)

Special Collections, 3rd Fl, Monroe Library








APRIL 2017

Sexual Violeance Awareness & Prevention Week

April 26, 2017: Denim Day: *Support survivors on Wednesday April 26 by wearing jeans.

ORIGINS OF DENIM DAY: The campaign began after a "ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault." From Peace Over Violence


FUNDRAISING: April 24 & April 26: Come sign your pledge to support survivors and if you are able donate $1.00 to STAR, a wonderful organization that supports survivors

PANEL: Thursday April 27, 2017: Audubon Room, 12:30-2:00: Join WRC Director Patricia Boyett, University Counseling Center Erin Shapiro & STAR Greater New Orleans Director Margaret Reynolds for a discussion of sexual assault awareness and prevention and learn more about resources and how you can help

FEMINIST FRIDAYS: April 28: Join us for a discussion of sexual assault in Marquette 315

End of the Year Party 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017 3:30

Location: Marquette 315

Join us for a celebration of an exciting year. Celebrate our graduating Women's Studies minor seniors, our winners of women's studies and WRC awards. 



Global Feminism: Gender Struggles & Triumphs

March 7, 12:30 PM, Marquette 315

Natasha Bingnham, research talk: “Putin and the Lesbian Community in Post-Soviet Russia”

Dr. Natasha Bingham received her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in 2012. Her research interests focus on intersectionality of gender, race, and ethnicity and gender and sexuality in former Soviet republics and US politics. She teaches courses on Comparative Politics, Russian Politics, Russian Philosophy and Russian Foreign Policy, and Women's and Gender Studies courses and has published in various journals, including Politics & Policy and Journal of Lesbian Studies.

March 8, 6:30 PM Audubon Room: International Women’s Day

“Sewing Community: Ahadi Quilts, NGOs, and the Politics of Textiles in Africa”

Co-Sponsors: African and African American Studies Committee, Department of History, Students Against Sexual Assault

In honor of International Women’s Day, we will be featuring a the exhibition of an Ahadi (hope) Quilt produced by women survivors of sexual violence working with a grassroots NGO called SOS Femmes en Danger in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010. In addition, the event will feature three scholars who hope to evoke a critical conversation about both the challenges and possibilities that women in Congo - and also Africa more broadly - contend with in their endeavors to sew community.


  • Dr. Nikki Eggers (Loyola University New Orleans)
  • Ms. Emilie Ngo-Nguidjol Songolo (University of Wisconsin)
  • Dr. Anne Helke (University of Wisconsin)

Dr. Eggers will also present portions of interviews with Marceline Kongolo and Amisi Mas (founders of NGO, SOS Femme en Danger) about their experiences making quilts via the NGO, SOS Femme en Danger, as a mechanism of healing and survival.

March 9, 12:30PM, Audubon Room

Judge Tiffany Chase: A Life in the Judiciary

Co-Sponsor: Department of Philosophy

Please join us to learn about Judge Tiffany Chase’s fascinating career in the judiciary and her hopes for the future. Judge Chase began her career as an attorney in private practice before serving as a judicial law clerk for the Louisiana Supreme Court and the Judge for Civil District Court. She is a proud alumnae of Loyola, earning her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate of Law.

March 9, 7PM, Satchmo’s, Danna Center

“Feminist Speak-Out – Open Mic Night at Satchmo’s”

Join us for an open-mic night as an audience member or participant. If you want to perform, sign-up with the WRC staff at our Danna Center table or show up at 7:00 PM to sign up present a poem, spoken word piece, song, speech, monologue or scene about feminism and gender struggles across the globe today. Maximum time for performance 5 minutes.

Celebrating the Voices of Women & Feminists in the Arts

March 10, 12:30 PM, Marquette 315

Feminist Fridays: Discussion of Feminist Voices in Pop Culture

Join Feminist Fridays, a group of feminists who gather weekly to discuss gender equality. For this session, we will explore feminist voices in pop culture; what are the messages? How are their messages received? What sort of anti-feminism do we experience in pop culture?

March 10, 3:30-7:00 PM, Peace Quad

Feminist Concert, headliner: Tank and the Bangas

Loyola Artists: Lucia Vives, Rachel McGee, No True Scotsman

Co-Sponsor: Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Headliner: Tank and the Bangas: This unique soul, funk, jazz, R&B, and folk band has won several awards, including the NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest 2017 and the best R&B band Big Easy Award 2016)

Join us too for exceptional Loyola artists: Lucia Vives, Rachel McGee, No True Scotsman

You may purchase beer and food at the concert.

March 10, 7:00PM, Miller Hall 114

Film Screening SHE WAS FAMOUS and Talk with Director Kenna J. Moore

Co-Sponsor: Film Club, Loyola University New Orleans

Synopsis: Jill, a recent college dropout and widow, can't seem to get life right. While ruining all of her remaining relationships, she finds herself going down some twisted rabbit hole inspired by her recent discovery of Karl Marx and the German language only to learn that things have become a bit mental. Amber Love, programmer from the New Orleans Film Festival, states: "The accomplished final product of 2015-16 Emerging Voices filmmaker Kenna J. Moore, She Was Famous is an unflinching portrait of mental illness treatment’s efficacy when done well and when it goes horribly wrong."

March 11, 2:00 PM, Art Gallery, Danna Center Basement

International Feminist Film Festival

Co-sponsor: Film Club, Loyola University New Orleans

Screening of short films from around the globe in which the primary filmmakers are women and/or the work explores women and/or feminism.

Feminism Rising: We Are the Fourth Wave

March 13: 6:15 PM, Marquette 315

Movement Mondays Meeting: Feminism & The Resistance

Join us to discuss how to advance gender equalilty and determine action items to complete for the month.

March 14: 12:30PM, Audubon Room

“Jessica Rareshide Presents Interviewing with Purpose: Empowering Women in the Workforce”

Co-Sponsor: Office of Diversity and Inclusion & Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity

The 90 minute interactive workshop will enable participants to understand how to promote themselves in the interview and how the process works. Attendees will:

  • Learn how to present themselves to the interviewer in the most positive manner.
  • Learn how to navigate the interview process with confidence.
  • Learn what you can do to be the top choice for the position.
  • Receive the Professionally You™ Survey codes for electronic access. Attendees who take the survey can schedule a free phone coaching consultation for the results

March 14, 7PM, Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall

“Fourth Wave Feminism: Building an Intersectional, Intergenerational & Inclusive Movement”

Co-Sponsor: Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Chair: Patricia Boyett (Director, Women’s Resource Center; co-lead Feminist Issues, NOW, LOVE)


  • Nia Weeks, Director of Policy & Advocacy, Women with a Vision)
  • Val Uccellani, Co-founder New Orleans Women, Living Our Values Everyday (NOW, LOVE)
  • Jenny Yanez, radio host, NOLA Matters-Islam in the Crescent City-WHIV-LP
  • Lisa Tencer, member Jewish Voice for Peace
  • Rula Thabata, Vice President, Loyola Society for Civic Engagement
  • Chandler Keen, President of Spectrum
  • Armani Eady, President Living Our Vision Everyday (LOVE)
  • Melissa Alba, State Leader for Student for Education Reform

This panel explores the emerging fourth wave of feminism, noting both its challenges and its awesome potential. To succeed, this wave will require all feminists from all races, cultures, religions, ethnicities, ideologies, orientations, and gender identification of all living generations, for we need the numbers, but so too the experiences, perspectives, knowledge, and passion of all feminists. And feminism is not femism unless it is fully inclusive. Our diversity could be our Achilles’s heel, but it could also become our greatest source of resistance. As the goal of feminism is to achieve full equality of all genders, the purpose of this panel then is to bring together a diverse group of women who are working in various mediums to advance social justice and women’s empowerment and explore ways that we may connect to build an intergenerational, intersectional, and inclusive movement.

March 15, 5PM, St. Charles Room, Danna Center

“Successful Women in the Arts”

Co-Sponsor: Department of Music Industry

Moderator: Kate Duncan (Assistant Professor, Loyola University New Orleans)

Trina Shoemaker (Grammy Award winning Sound Engineer)

Lisa LaFleur (Director of Artistic Programming, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra)

Missy Cohen (Music Editor for hits like Sex and the City, Vinyl)

 *Trina Shoemaker, Lisa LaFleur, and Missy Cohen will share how they achieved extraordinary success in their careers with Kate Duncan and engage in a dialogue with the audience.

March 15 & March 16, 7:30 PM Roussell Hall:

Mėlange Dance Company presents HerStory, a journey exploring the waves of feminism.

Co-sponsor Department of Lanuages and Cultures

To preorder tickets: http://neworleans.boldtypetickets.com/events/41779706/herstory

Mėlange Dance Company brings "monumental moments in 'herstory' to life. Watch the layers unfold as we portray the struggles and triumphs faced throughout the decades in a dynamic series of movement matched with time period costuming, music, and film. Our passionate dancers wear many hats, bringing to life key figures, including the unyielding Suffragists, our own NOLA Sazerac Stormers, the role reversing Rosie the Riveters, groovy 'bra burners’ who fought to pass legislation to secure women's rights, and more. Of course, we now emphasize the strength of a modern new wave that will break that glass ceiling. After all, 'women's rights are human rights', and 'there is no true peace without justice and equity for all'!”

Building Feminist Power in Politics

March 17, 12:30 PM, Marquette 315

Feminist Fridays: Discussion of Fourth Wave Feminist Politics

Join the discussion group, Feminist Fridays, which meets weekly to discuss feminist issues. On March 17, we will discuss the fourth wave feminist movement and its impact on politics, both the current trends and where we hope to see it evolve.

March 17, 3:30, Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, Monroe Library, 4th Floor

Feminist Happy Hour 

Join feminists at Loyola and in the larger New Orleans community to celebrate fourth wave feminism and the Feminist Festival! We will serve spirits and hors d'oeuvres.

March 18, Tulane University

Running Start - Elect Her

Hosted by Tulane University’s Newcomb College Institute and Loyola’s Women’s Resource Center

**Open to Loyola and Tulane Students via application, see: tinyurl.com/ElectHerTULU - apply to learn how to run for political office.

Feminist Festival Exhibition, Monroe Library Living Room, March 8-18

Displays of academic, artistic, and activist works by Loyola women and by Loyola persons of all genders that explore feminist themes.

Feminist Interactions, Danna Center, March 7-18

My student staff, WRC volunteers, and I will host interactive feminist activities in the Danna Center walkway and One Loyola Room throughout the festival. Join us to tell us why you are a feminist, why we need feminism, the feminists you admire, and the changes you hope to see across the nation and the world to achieve gender equality. Participate in our social media campaign to explain and advance feminism.

 *Help us raise money for Walk in Her Shoes, an organization dedicated to girls and women who have to walk miles to school, to work, and to obtain basic necessities. Visit us in the Danna Center to see how you might help.




November 5: Advocacy Training for Sexual Assault

Location: Bobet Hall 208

Time: 8:30-5:00


November 9: Equal Means Equal Screening (a documentary about the struggle for gender equality)

Location: Nunemaker Hall

Time: 7PM


November 17: Transgender 102 Workshop

Location: Multimedia I

Time: 12"30-1:50



Tuesday, Oct. 18, Marquette 315

Mindfulness and Feminism with Laurie Cassidy

Monday, Oct. 24, 7PM, Nunemkaer

Screening of Audrie & Daisy: a story of rape, social, media, and bullying

Panel: Women's Resource Center, Title IX Deputy, and representatives from STAR, LaFASA, and University Counseling

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 6:30-8:30 PM

Location: Seminar Room 4

Screening/Workshop: Escalation: "Escalation is a powerful, emotionally-engaging 90-minute film based workshop that educates your community about relationship violence and empowers you to work for change. Research based. Facilitated by students. Free."

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6:00 PM

Oct. 26, 6PM, Spoken Word on Gender Violence

Location: Dillard University Library

*Also Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6:30 PM

Location: Octavia Room

Multicultural Louisiana Council Sponsors

“What Does It Mean To Be An Ally?”: A Discussion of Gender Biases and Sexual Assault

Oct. 27, 6PM, Take Back the Night

Location: Loyola Horseshoe

Event: The event will include an introduction by Representative Helena Moreno and a keynote speaker who is a survivor of sexual assault.

We will have a candlelight vigil and a march around uptown through Tulane and back to Loyola

At the Aububon room, there will be a speakout in which any survivors who wish will stand up and share their stories

Fall Events 2016


Every Friday: 12:30-2:00, Marquette 315, Feminist Fridays (pizza served)

Sept. 14: 5:30-6:30, Marquette 315 Take Back the Night Meeting (join us to plan Take Back the Night)

Sept. 22: 12:30-2:00, Monroe 610 (Workshop for women on how to succeed in the Workforce)

• Jessica Rareshide, “Corporation of One®: Branding for Career Success Workshop for Women”

Sept. 23: 3:30-5:30, Marquette 315 Women’s Resource Center Party

Sept. 27: 12:30-2:00, Audubon Room (Forum on Women and Political Power: “Barriers and Solutions to Increasing Women’s Political Power”

• Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell, District B, New Orleans City Council

• Dr. Laura M. Badeaux, Director Louisiana Center for Women in Government and Business

• Dr. Anna Mahoney, Director of Research, Newcomb Research Center, Tulane University

• Representative Helena N. Moreno, District 93, Louisiana State Legislature

• Dr. Rosalind Blanco Cook, President League of Women Voters New Orleans

Sept. 27, 6:30-8:00, Monroe 312 Women in Leadership Workshop for students; facilitated by Moira Phippin and Patricia Boyett



Spring Events 2016

April 5: Artist Patricia Cronin's Talk on Gender, Sexuality, and Social Justice (Miller Hall 114 at 6:30PM)

Take a Stand Against Gender Violence: Sexual Nonviolence Week April 11-15

April 11-15: Activities and information in One Loyola Room *Also accepting non-perishable items donations for the Family Justice Center and SANE Nurses

April 12 (12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, St. Charles Room, Dana Center): Krav Maga Self-Defense Training

April 13 (7PM - 9PM, Monroe 610): Screening and Discussion: The Hunting Ground (a documentary on sexual assault on college campuses)

April 15: (12:30 PM -2:00 PM, Marquette 315) Feminist Friday discussion gender violence (pizza served)

Final Semester Events

April 12 (6PM): Tulane Event--Rechler Room 202, Lavern-Bernick: Understanding the Cuts in Funding to Women's Health: A Panel Discussion with Peter Shin, Ph.D., M.P.A. George Washington University; Karissa HaugeberAssistant Professor of History, Tulane University; Amy Irvin, Executive Director, New Orleans Abortion Fund

April 19 (7PM Nunemaker Hall): Professor Francis Dolan of UC Davis lecture: "Shakespeare, Women, & Wine"

Previous Spring Events

MARCH 31: TRANS 101 Workshop, presented by the Gender Exploration Society and hosted by WRC and UCC (Location/Time: Multimedia II 7PM)

Feminist Festival, March 1-11

Presented by the Women’s Resource Center and Women’s Studies

Tues., Mar 1: Pioneers & Pathbreakers: Resilience & Revival of Feminism

April Prince Talks Women Musicians in Blues and Country, Marquette Hall 315 (12:30-2:00 PM)

Pioneering Women in the Music Industry, Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall (7:00-9:30 PM)

Wed., Mar. 2: Why The F-Word Frees Us All

Panel: Why We Still Need Feminism in America: Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall (6:30-8:30 PM)

Thurs., Mar. 3: Shattering Glass Ceilings: Empowering Women at Work

Business Women’s Luncheon, Fully Reserved

Electric Girls Demonstration; Women in STEM Discussion; Reception, Monroe Hall 610 (5:30-7:30 PM)

Fri.-Sun Mar. 4-6: Feminism in the Arts: Why Women’s Voices Matter

Feminist Fridays Discussion: Feminism in the Arts, Marquette Hall 315 (12:30-2:00 PM)

Nola-Loyola Feminist Short Film Festival

• Saturday, March 5: Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall (2:00-7:00PM)

• Sunday, March 6: Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall (12:00-5:00 PM)

Saturday, March 5: Feminist Theater: A Night of Play Readings, Lower Depths Theater (7:30-9:00 PM)

Mon.: Mar. 7: Dreaming of a Feminist World: Pride in the Pack

All-Day Visual Campaigns on Campus

Tues. Mar. 8: International Women’s Day: Feminism & Freedom

Student/Faculty Panel on International Feminism, Audubon Room (12:30-2:00PM)

Interfaith Prayer Vigil: Finding the Feminine Divine in Me, Ignatius Chapel (6:30-7:30 PM)

Wed. Mar. 9: Feminism & Justice: Campaigns Against Gender Violence

Human Trafficking Forum: Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall (6:30-8:30 PM)

Thurs., Mar. 10: Feminist Bridges: Diversity & Intersectionality in Holistic Feminine

Yoga, University Sports Complex (9:00-10:00 AM)

Lunch: Discussion: Feminist Bridges: Intersectionality & Alliances, Marquette 315 (12:30-2:00PM)

A Talk by Christie Hartley: “Feminism, Religion, and Shared Reason”, Thomas Hall (5:30-7:30 PM)

Fri., Mar. 11: The Empowerment of Feminism: Leadership & Liberty

Feminist Fridays Discussion: Feminist Politics, Marquette 315 (12:30-2:00 PM)

Feminist Happy Hour, Marquette 315 (3:30-5:00 PM)

Feminist Concert. Res Quad (6:00-9:00 PM)



Weekly: Feminist Fridays

Feb. 18: Feminist Festival Committee Meeting

Love Your Body Week Feb. 22-26

Health and Sexuality with Dr. Julie Finger, in MA 315

Vagina Monologues: presented by Feminist Fridays on Feb. 24-26 



January 21: Feminist Festival Committee Planning Meeting

January 29, Joanna Staskiewicz talk: Why There is No Feminist Movement in the Catholic Church