I know you’re all in the final throes of preparing for our upcoming March at Purdue with your community partners! But the next two weeks are also packed with a number of amazing events, including some visiting speakers, all of which are excellent opportunities to build on what you’ve already learned in class – which makes them wonderful extra credit opportunities.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20th
Showing of the film “Irons-Jawed Angels” (starring Hilar Swank as Alice Paul), sponsored by FACT. This film showcases a reenactment of the historic Women’s Suffrage March of 1913. 6:00pm, LWSN 1142. Watch the trailer below:
ALSO ON WEDNESDAY…
Talk on “The Women’s Hip Hop Movement,” given by Reiland Rabaka, Associate Professor of African, African-American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Rabaka has published ten books and has been a guest commentator on major TV networks. 7:00pm, STEW 214. The BCC and and the Susan Bulkeley Center for Leadership Excellence are sponsoring this event.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21st
Long-time feminist activist Zoe Nicholson’s talk, “The Provenance of Change.” 6:00-8:30pm, MATH 210. Before her talk, there will also be a screening of the documentary March On!, about the 2009 LGBTQ National Equality March.
THURSDAY, MARCH 28TH
Purdue’s own Assistant Professor of History Alicia Decker’s talk “Rethinking ‘Security’: A Feminist Analysis of U.S. Militarism in Post-9/11 Africa.” STEW 322, 7:30pm. Decker will speak about the effects of U.S. militarization of Africa and African women’s resistance against multiple forms of violence on the African continent.
Judith Ortiz Cofer’s “A Love Story Beginning in SPanish: Women’s Empowerment Throughh a Passion for Language and Writing.” LWSN 1142, 4:30pm. Keynote, followed by a Q & A. Ortiz teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Georgia. Sponsored by the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence.