Trailblazers Igniting the Future

With every milestone comes reflection: a remembrance of the past, an honoring of the present, and a hope for the future. With a milestone also comes celebration, and throughout the 2020-21 academic year at Fairfield, the University will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of not only the arrival of its first female undergraduate students in 1970, but all the women who have made their mark on our community over the past 50 years. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating this important anniversary in Fairfield’s history.

Events

A variety of programming has been scheduled to mark the 50th Anniversary of Women at Fairfield, starting in the Fall 2020 semester and continuing all through Spring 2021.

Women at Fairfield: Trailblazers Igniting the Future || 50th Anniversary of Coeducation at Fairfield University
9/9/2020
11:30 a.m.

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Fredrickson Family Innovation Lab: "Rememory as Praxis: Black Women Performance Artists"
9/23/2020
8:00 p.m.

Open Visions Forum: Peggy Noonan, "Finding the Moral High Ground/Challenges for USA's Reboot
10/2/2020
8:30 p.m.

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Open Visions Forum: Yamiche Alcindor & Ana Navarro, "Decision 2020: A Presidential Election Conversation"
10/6/2020
8:00 p.m.

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Open MINDS Institute: Gayle Alberda, Phd, “Pandemics, Politics, and Participation”
10/7/2020
1:00 p.m.

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The 20th Annual Anne Drummey O'Callaghan Lecture on Women in the Church: Sr. Colleen Gibson '09, SSJ
10/7/2020
5:00 p.m.

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Open Visions Forum: Dr. Harriet Senie, "Monumental Controversies: Mount Rushmore, Four Presidents, and the Quest for National Identity"
10/8/2020
7:30 p.m.

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Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution: “Speaking in a Political Voice: Jews and the Fight for Women's Suffrage"
10/14/2020
7:30 p.m.

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Living Theology Workshop: "50 Years of Women at Fairfield“
10/17/2020
11:00 a.m.

Alumnae Author Panel: A Writer's Journey To Page and Stage
10/20/2020
7:00 p.m.

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Women’s 50th Anniversary – A Conversation with Former FUSA Female Leaders
10/21/2020
6:30 p.m.

"Celebrating 50 Years of Women at Fairfield with Guest Speaker Shiza Shahid"
10/24/2020
7:00 p.m.

Open Visions Forum: Jacky Klein, "Peggy Guggenheim: Visionary Woman Collector"
10/25/2020
3:00 p.m.

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Women of the Manor
10/25/2020
4:00 p.m.

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The Inigas Series - Woman of Faith: A Reflection and Conversation with Episcopalian Minister
10/26/2020
7:00 p.m.

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Bernice Pan
10/27/2020
5:00 p.m.

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Working & Making our Families Work During COVID-19: A Panel and Community Discussion
10/27/2020
9:00 a.m.

The 27th Annual Christopher F. Mooney, S.J., Lecture in Theology, Religion & Society
11/4/2020
7:30 p.m.

Conversation: "The Body Paramount: Gender, Tradition, and the Design in the work of Ruby Stiler" Amy Smith-Stewart and Mellissa Huber
11/5/2020
5:00 p.m.

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Alumni College: Red Vote, Blue Vote, I Vote, You Vote...and the Pink Vote
11/7/2020
1:00 p.m.

50th Anniversary of Women at Fairfield University || Trailblazers Blazing a Path in Service
11/9/2020
11:30 a.m.

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Open Visions Forum: Gina Kolata, "COVID-19 Vaccination: How and When will the US get it?
11/12/2020
5:00 p.m.

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Ann Hampton Callaway, "Diva Power"
11/13/2020
7:00 p.m.

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Alumni College: Great Women in Jazz, Blues, and Rock
11/14/2020
7:00 p.m.

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Journeys in the Peace Corps
11/17/2020
7:00 p.m.

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Annual Jacoby-Lunin Humanitarian event: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D. "From the Flint Water Crisis to Championing Global Policies for Children's Health"
11/18/2020
8:00 p.m.

The Inigas Series - Waiting with Grace: An Advent Retreat for Women
12/1/2020
7:00 p.m.

Julie Learson, "Lalla Essaydi and the Art of Costume"
3/10/2021
5:00 p.m.

Silvia Marsans-Sakly, PhD., "Women, Status and the Family Code in Morocco"
4/20/2021
5:00 p.m.

Kay Cosgrove, '07, “Painters and Poets, Past and Future, Nature as Americana
4/21/2021
7:30 p.m.

Michelle DiMarzo '07, PhD., "Lalla Essaydi, Harem Revisted #31"
5/20/2021
11:00 p.m.

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