Emory University Women’s History Month Calendar 2015
Bridging the Gaps: Building Community in the Midst of Differences.
March 2, 11:30 am. Luce Center 130
Popular culture and media often exploit the differences between groups and individuals. Consequently, there appear to be fewer opportunities for people to engage in collaborative efforts that increase understanding and appreciation of differences.  Through her work with young adults, in corporate settings and in religious communities, Reverend Bridgette Young Ross has developed a skill set for seeking common ground while respecting those with whom we differ.  In sharing her experiences building bridges across backgrounds and orientations which divide us, she will engage the group in exploring their own experiences and questions about how to “bridge the gaps.”  How do we move from tolerance to respect?  What does it mean to maintain one’s integrity and identity while being in community with others?  How do we navigate the issues that make us uncomfortable?  What do we do when nothing seems to help us move forward? Sponsored by Emeritus College.

Women Talking with Women: Reflecting on Race, Ethnicity and Culture
March 3, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Center for Women at Emory, Cox Hall 3rd Floor
Facilitated by Pamela Epps from Emory Counseling services, this conversation will focus This conversation facilitated by Dr. Pamela Epps from Emory Counseling Services will focus on exploring and understanding the ways that our multiple identities, power, privilege, and lived experiences impact our lives and our interactions with each other. Sponsored by The Center for Women at Emory

Inside the Dancer’s Studio
March 3, 7:30 pm, Oxford Road Building, Oxford Presentation Room
A panel discussion with Atlanta Ballet’s resident choreographer Helen Pickett, who will be presenting a full-stage world premiere in March, and Atlanta Ballet company dancer/choreographer Tara Lee, who recently created new work for the Emory Dance Company. These women will discuss trailblazing as women choreographers in ballet and the challenges and opportunities in taking on this male-dominated role in the ballet industry.  Sponsored by Atlanta Ballet and the Emory Dance Company.

Wonderful Wednesday
March 4, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm, Asbury Circle.
Stop by the Center for Women table during Wonderful Wednesday for Women's History Month games, trivia, prizes and more! Sponsored by Center for Women at Emory

Practical Advice for Women Entering the Workplace
March 6, 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm, Few Hall Multipurpose Room
Dr. Anne Krook is the author of Now What Do I Say? Practical Workplace Advice for Younger Women.  She consults, speaks, and writes on this and other workplace topics, drawing on two decades of experience at, a small tech startup, and a midsize product design engineering company.  In this discussion, she will focus on how women can best respond in various difficult verbal interactions in the workplace, including challenges to your knowledge and your authority.  The session will have lots of time for Q&A, so please bring your “what can I do when…?” scenarios. Sponsored by Laney Graduate School and the Association for Women in Science-Emory Chapter.

Karen Barad Lecture
March 17th, 4:45, White Hall 110
Professor Karen Barad will be leading a lecture and seminar. Karen Barad is Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She is author of Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning (2007. Her work is radically multidisciplinary, addressing fields as diverse as particle physics and quantum field theory, feminist theory, continental philosophy, science and justice, philosophy of physics, and queer and trans theories. Sponsored by the Departments of Comparative Literature and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the Hightower Fund, the Department of English, the French Enrichment and Response Association, and the Comparative Literature Seminar Series.

Unsung Heroines Awards
March 18th, 6:00 pm - 7: 30pm, Miller Ward Alumni House
An Unsung Heroine is a faculty, staff, student, or alumna woman who has demonstrated extraordinary dedication to issues that affect women at Emory or in the larger community, but whose efforts heretofore have not received formal recognition. Join us for this highly anticipated annual awards ceremony and reception. Sponsored by the Center for Women at Emory and the Emory Alumni Association

A Day in the Life of a Female Consultant
March 19, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, PAIS 290
Join professionals from PwC’s advisory practice for a panel discussion on the consulting profession. This event will debunk common myths about the consulting life style, touch on how you can successfully launch your career in consulting, and is a great opportunity to network with PwC Partners and staff. All years and majors are welcome to attend. Sponsored by Emory Women in Business

Coloring the Path to Success: The Stories of Women of Color at Emory
Engage in a panel discussion with women of color at Emory from diverse social groups and fields as they share their views on various topics from leadership to social justice in the workplace. We will explore the range of their experiences and raise consciousness about their distinct challenges and solutions, hoping to continue the movement of knowledge sharing to empower the next generation of women. Sponsored by Office of Multicultural Programs and Services and Office of Equity and Inclusion

University Worship: Women’s History Month
March 22, 11:00 am, Cannon Chapel
Dr. Teresa L. Fry Brown is Professor of Homiletics and Director of Black Church Studies at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. Ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Dr. Fry Brown’s research interests include womanism, womanist ethics, socio-cultural transformation and African diaspora history focusing on African American spiritual values.  In 2010, Dr. Fry Brown became the first African American woman to attain the rank of full professor at Candler. Sponsored by Office of the Dean of the Chapel and the Office of Religious Life

The 2015 Women’s History Month Keynote featuring Anita DeFrantz
 “Leveling the Playing Field: Women, Sports, and Title IX”
 March 24, 2015 , 6:30 pm, Oxford Presentation Room
Anita DeFrantz is president of the Board of Directors of the LA84 Foundation, which supports youth sports and health education initiatives in Southern California.  She is an attorney, a member of the International Olympic Committee, and a two-time U.S. Olympian (1976 and 1980) in rowing.
“Title IX passed on June 23, 1972, banning sex discrimination in all education programs, including sports that receive federal funds,” DeFrantz says.  “This critical moment in history opened the door for all girls to have access to sports, not just a fortunate few.”
After more than forty years, the impact of Title IX is still being felt.  According to DeFrantz, “we've made progress, as evidenced by female participation in high school sports increasing by 900 percent, according to the Women’s Sports Foundation. But we're still aspiring to make sure all students have access -- because we know it can make the difference between failure and success in life.”  
Sponsored by the Center for Women at Emory, The Ali P. Crown Women in Culture and Society Endowment, the Hightower Fund, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL), and the Office of the Provost.

 Film Screening of Goals for Girls: A Story of Women with Balls
March 26, 6:00pm - 9:30 pm, Woodfruff Library, Jones Room
This documentary investigates the ignored world of women´s football (soccer) in Argentina.  The women of the Villa 31 and players from different backgrounds reveal that family prejudices combined with complete abandonment by local authorities conspire against the development of a sport that has grown worldwide. These players have to fight on and off the field to ensure that the words of the president of FIFA come true: “the future of football belongs to women.” Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence and the Center for Women at Emory.

StoryCorps Booth for Emory Women
March 27, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Center for Women, Cox Hall, 3rd Floor
Do you have a woman mentor, colleague, or friend you would like to interview? The Center for Women is teaming up with StoryCorps, a national project to instruct and inspire people to record the stories of their lives, to preserve and share the stories of women in the Emory community. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and your story could be featured in their weekly NPR broadcast.  Emory faculty, staff, students and alumni are encouraged to sign up. Listening to someone’s story is the best gift you can give. For more information about StoryCorps, visit Contact Chanel Tanner at or call 404-727-2001 to sign up. Sponsored by Center for Women at Emory

In Focus: Evidence of a World Unseen
Exhibit opens March 20. Woodruff Library Concourse Level
Featuring original material from the Robert Langmuir Photography Collection kept by the Manuscript Archives and Rare Books Library (MARBL), this exhibition highlights African American Women’s History.  Built on the work done by undergraduates in Pellom McDaniels III Introduction to African American Studies Course, this exhibition showcases the work of undergraduates and the importance of faculty mentorship. Curated by Pellom McDaniels III.
Exhibit opens March 20.  Woodruff Library Concourse Level.
Sponsored by the Manuscripts Archives and Rare Books Library