Fairfield Marches Into Spring Celebrations for 50th Anniversary of Women

Fairfield Marches Into Spring Celebrations for 50th Anniversary of Women

50 Years of Women at Fairfield University logo

March is Women's History Month and Fairfield continues to celebrate all the women who have made their mark on the University community over the past 50 years.

Monday, March 8 at Noon | Provost's Series Webinar: "Letting Success Be Their Noise"
In celebration of International Women's Day, at noon on Monday, March 8, Provost Christine Siegel, PhD will host “Letting Success Be Their Noise,” featuring a panel of three esteemed alumnae in a virtual conversation about the unique paths they charted from their time at Fairfield through their careers and lives. Panelists in this Provost's Series Webinar will include Brenda J. Young ’74, PhD (retired), a member of Fairfield’s first co-ed graduating class who went on to earn her doctorate in African American Studies at Emory University; January LaVoy ’97, MFA, actor and associate professor of theater studies at Emory University; and Yolehema Felican ’12, MSW, associate director of student diversity and multicultural affairs at Fairfield University. Registration is free and required for participation. 

Monday, March 8 at 3:30 p.m. | 4th Annual International Women’s Day Panel
Continuing the International Women’s Day celebrations, Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is sponsoring their fourth annual International Women’s Day Panel. From 3:30 to 5 p.m., the panel will feature current Fairfield students Kajal Gopwani ’21 and Micah Martin-Parchment ’21 in conversation with four alumnae speakers: Thechena Theodore ’17, Oreoluwa Cherebin ’19, Anmol Tabassum Munshi ’18, and Amira Ebrahim ’20. The virtual panel is free on Zoom, and access credentials are available at fairfield.edu/alumnievents.

Wednesday, March 10 at 5 p.m. | Julie Learson: “Lalla Essaydi and the Art of Costume”
On March 10, the Fairfield University Art Museum (FUAM) will host a 5 p.m. virtual lecture titled “Lalla Essaydi and the Art of Costume,” featuring Julie Learson, costumier at Theatre Fairfield. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the current FUAM exhibition, “By Design: Theater and Fashion in the Photography of Lalla Essaydi,” which explores the artistic process that inspires the creation of Moroccan-born Essaydi’s photography and how it reimagines the traditional tropes of Muslim womanhood. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 11 at 5 p.m. | “Black Girls Matter: Activism and Representation Beyond the Binary”
Fairfield’s celebration of women carries on to March 11, when the Black Studies and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies programs present “Black Girls Matter: Activism and Representation Beyond the Binary.” Exploring the intersectionality of race, class, gender, and sexuality as it relates to black and brown lives, panelists Jennifer DeClue, PhD, assistant professor in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College; Shannon Malone Gonzalez, PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Texas at Austin; and LaShawn Harris, PhD, associate professor of history at Michigan State University and assistant editor for the Journal of African American History (JAAH), will use their expertise to lead a discussion on what it means to work on these timely issues at this moment in our history. The event is free, open to the public, and accessible online at the Quick Live.

Tuesday, March 16 at 5 p.m. | Lindsay Ault-Authier ’06: “Women Negotiating Salary”
At 5 p.m. on March 16, the College of Arts and Sciences' School of Communication, Arts, and Media (SoCAM) will host Lindsay Ault-Authier ’06 for a livestream discussion starting at 5 p.m., in which Ault-Authier will offer her real-world insight and suggestions on how to tactfully navigate salary negotiations in the workplace. Registration is free, and open to all those interested.

Tuesday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. | Open VISIONS Forum: Tara Westover
Later on March 16, at 7:30 p.m. the Open VISIONS Forum and Bank of America Women and Leadership Series will welcome Tara Westover, author of Educated, for a virtual lecture about the power of knowledge to overcome the most difficult circumstances. Tickets are $10-$20 and available at Quickcenter.com. This and several upcoming premiere Quick events are free for Fairfield University students and employees, President's Circle and Bellarmine Society members, and Quick Center Members.

For more information on past and upcoming events to celebrate Fairfield's 50th Anniversary of Women, visit fairfield.edu/celebrate-women.

Provost's Series Webinar: “Letting Success Be Their Noise”

Date: Monday, March 8, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom webinar

4th Annual International Women’s Day Panel

Date: Monday, March 8, 2021
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom webinar

Julie Learson: "Lalla Essaydi and the Art of Costume"

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: theQuickLive.com

“Black Girls Matter: Activism and Representation Beyond the Binary”

Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: theQuickLive.com

Lindsay Ault-Authier ’06: "Women Negotiating Salary"

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom webinar

Open VISIONS Forum: Tara Westover

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: theQuickLive.com

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