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The Isom Weekly - August 29 ~ September 5, 2014


The Isom Weekly
Events and News for the coming week from The Sarah Isom Center

August 29 ~ September 5, 2014 

Calendar of Events:

Wed, Sept. 3rd

Screening and Discussion: “Justice is a Black Woman

Please join the College of Liberal Arts, School of Law, Overby Center, Provost’s Office, and Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College for a screening of the award-winning documentary “Justice is a Black Woman: The Life and Work of Constance Baker Motley.” Producer Gary Ford will join us for a conversation about the late civil rights activist and attorney who wrote the original complaint in the case of Brown v. Board of Education. The first African American woman ever to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, in Meredith v. Fair she successfully won James Meredith’s effort to be the first black student to attend The University of Mississippi in 1962. 

6 PM, Overby Center Auditorium

Fri, Sept. 5th

Special Performance: “Pieces of Me” staring Mykel

A 50-minute musical journey of one man. Laughter, life, and ultimate triumph. Oh shit moments, and how one man powerfully dealt with what life threw his way.

Sponsored by Ole Miss Theatre and others.

7:30 PM, Powerhouse Arts Center

Announcements:

  • If you have events or announcements you would like us to share, please email to isomctr@olemiss.edu with the subject line “For the Isom Weekly.”
  • Our fall newsletter is online at http://issuu.com/sarahisomcenter/docs/newsletter/1.
  • Mark your calendars: Our first brown bag will be September 22nd.
The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies
The University of Mississippi
002 Lyceum - Post Office Box 1848
University, MS 38677
662.915.5916 - isomctr@olemiss.edu
http://www.sarahisomcenter.org

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The Isom Weekly - April 13 ~ 22, 2014


The Isom Weekly
Events and News for the coming week from The Sarah Isom Center

April 13 ~ 22, 2014 

Calendar of Events:

Sun. - Tues., Apr. 13th - 15th

UM Conference on Rethinking Mass Incarceration in the South

Conference Schedule

All Day, Robert C. Khayat Law Center

Wed., Apr. 16th

Southern Studies Brown Bag: “This Ain’t Chicago: Race, Class, and Regional Identity

Presented by Zandria Robinson, Assistant Professor of Sociology.

Noon, Barnard Lecture Hall

Thurs., Apr. 17th

Burnham Lecture in Civil War History: “Sorrow & Survival: Providing for the Families of Gettysburg’s Soldier Dead”

Presented by Carol Rearson, George Winfree Professor of American History - Pennsylvania State University. Hosted by the Center for Civil War Research and the Department of History.

6 PM, Overby Center Auditorum

Tues., Apr. 22nd

Take Back the Night

Join Vice Chancellor Brandi Hephner LaBanc, a representative from the Verizon Foundation, and others as they lead a march to honor survivors of sexual violence. After the march, come together for a candlelight vigil and a survivor speak out for students, faculty, and staff to share their stories

5:30 PM, Lyceum Circle

Announcements:

  • If you have events or announcements you would like us to share, please email to isomctr@olemiss.edu with the subject line “For the Isom Weekly.”
  • G ST 444/ENGL 421: Queer Theory has been added to the list of available courses for the fall. It is being taught by Dr. Phillip Gordon on Tues/Thurs from 11-12:15 in Kinard 202A.
  • Mark your calendars: Our End of Year Reception will be May 1st from 12-1 in Lyceum 200.
The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies
The University of Mississippi
002 Lyceum - Post Office Box 1848
University, MS 38677
662.915.5916 - isomctr@olemiss.edu
http://www.sarahisomcenter.org

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The Isom Weekly - April 7 ~ 15, 2014


The Isom Weekly
Events and News for the coming week from The Sarah Isom Center

April 7 ~ 15, 2014 

Calendar of Events:

Mon., Apr. 7th

Film Screening and Discussion: Sex and Money

Enjoy food and a film following college students as they learn about sex trafficking in America. After the film, experts will facilitate a short discussion and let you know how you can get involved. Co-sponsored by the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, the International Justice Mission, and the Violence Prevention Office.

5-7 PM, Law School Auditorium

Film Screening: Freedom Riders

Part of the Created Equal Series. For assistance related to a disability or more information please contact Laura Beth Walker at 662-234-5751. Popcorn served. Free and open to the public. 

6-8 PM, Oxford and Lafayette County Public Library

Tues., Apr. 8th

Freedom Rider Research: Oral History & Archives

Part of the Created Equal Series. In honor of the film, this workshop will focus on how to use Freedom Rider oral histories and Civil Rights archives and special collections for your own research. Jennifer Ford (Archives & Special Collections) and Joe York (award-winning filmmaker for UM Documentary Projects). for assistance related to a disability or more information, please call Melissa Dennis at 662-915-5861. Free and open to the public. 

Noon - 1 PM, Faulkner Room, J.D. Williams Library

Dance Class for the Returning Dancer or the Simply Curious with David Dorfman Dance

No dance experience required. Free and open to the public.

5:30-7 PM, Ford Center Studio Theatre

Personal Safety Tips with UPD

Learn how to keep yourself safe on campus with help from the campus experts. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Council and the University Police Department

6-8 PM, 212 Kinard Hall

Wed., Apr. 9th

Created Equal Talk with Freedom Riders

Part of the Created Equal Series. Don’t miss an engaging conversation with former Freedom Riders Ms. Mary Harrison Lee and Mr. Hezekiah Watkins. Ms. Harrison Lee, a student at Tugaloo at the time, was arrested in Jackson for her involvement with the Freedom Rides. The youngest Freedom Rider at 13, Mr. Watkins was also arrested in Jackson and then transported to Parchman where he was released two days later due to his age. Clips from the award-wining documentary, Freedom Riders, will be shown. Moderated by April Grayson (William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation). For assistance related to a disability or more information please contact Becca Walton at 662-915-5993. Free and open to the public.

6 -7:30 PM

Thurs., Apr. 10th

Jeans for Justice

Wear jeans to show solidarity for survivors of sexual violence. Faculty and staff can pay $5 to wear jeans on Thursday which will support Family Crisis Services and the great work they do for our students and local community.

All day

Sat., April 12th

Party in the Park

Join Family Crisis Services to increase awareness of child abuse and prevention. The Party in the Park lunch and information to all in attendance, along with several fun games.

11 Am -1 PM, Pat Lamar Park

Sun. - Tues., Apr. 13th - 15th

UM Conference on Rethinking Mass Incarceration in the South

Conference Schedule

All Day, Robert C. Khayat Law Center

Announcements:

  • If you have events or announcements you would like us to share, please email to isomctr@olemiss.edu with the subject line “For the Isom Weekly.”
  • Our list of courses being offered this summer and fall can be found here: http://sarahisomcenter.org/current-course-offerings/
  • Mark your calendars: Our End of Year Reception will be May 1st from 12-1 in Lyceum 200.
The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies
The University of Mississippi
002 Lyceum - Post Office Box 1848
University, MS 38677
662.915.5916 - isomctr@olemiss.edu
http://www.sarahisomcenter.org

If you no longer wish to receive The Isom Weekly,
please email isomctr@olemiss.edu with the subject line “listserv unsubscribe”

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Joint Statement from the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation regarding the passage of #SB2681.

All those who support these sentiments in the statement below, please share freely:

Members of the University of Mississippi community are deeply concerned about the consequences of SB2681, a bill that reaffirms the ability to legally discriminate against the LGBTQ community and also gives license for all sorts of physical, spiritual, and psychic violence against LGBTQ residents of Mississippi. Such a bill compromises the civil rights of all of the state’s residents because this bill sets a precedent for legal discrimination. This bill is particularly problematic because it incorrectly uses religious freedom to discriminate against others. As we know from history, this type of legal strategy has caused the political, social, and economic subjugation of others. This bill also imperils economic development in the state. Wishing to avoid discrimination, LGBTQ individuals may choose to leave the state or reject employment opportunities. Most importantly, SB2681 marginalizes essential members of our community. The LGBTQ community includes our aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters. They are valued, crucial members of the Mississippi community, and this legislation could threaten their equal status as neighbors and citizens.

At this difficult time, we wish to reaffirm the University of Mississippi’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and support of our LGBTQ members of the campus community. We wish to publicly recognize that they make essential contributions to the functioning of our university as educators, staff, and students. Together, LGBTQ people and allies advance our goals of academic excellence, creating successful and enriching learning environments where all campus members thrive. Most importantly, they are our colleagues, mentors, and friends and we are grateful for their presence in our campus community.

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The Isom Weekly - March 21 - 28, 2014


The Isom Weekly
Events and News for the coming week from The Sarah Isom Center

March 21 ~ 28, 2014 

Calendar of Events:

Fri, Mar. 21nd

A Staged Reading of the New Play “Gloria”

Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Directed by Evan Cabnet.

As part of Ole Miss Theatre’s New Works Initiative, we will be producing a staged reading of Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, who is an up-and-coming Brooklyn-based playwright and the first recipient of Ole Miss Theatre’s Playwright Initiative Grant. In addition to having Branden in residency at Ole Miss during the staged reading process, the Theatre Arts Department has lined up Broadway director Evan Cabnet to direct the reading. Branden and Evan have been working together to develop Gloria, and Evan is slated to direct an Off-Broadway production of Gloria at The Vineyard Theatre early next year.

Gloria is a new play in development and is set at a famous New York magazine where ambition is everywhere – from the fact-checkers to the editorial assistants. Everyone wants a book deal of their own, ideally before they turn thirty. But when a day in the office leaves their lives changed forever, the stakes for who gets to tell their own story become higher than ever.

7 PM, Meek Auditorium

Sat, Mar. 22nd

Mississippians Standing on the Side of Love: A Celebration of Love Equity and Compassion”

Presented by Rev. Peter Morales, President of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) . The Unitarian Universalist Association is a leader amongst religions in advocating for full equality for LGBTQ and has long advocated for marriage equlity and is one of the few religions that openly ordains individuals who are LGBTQ.  More information here:  http://www.uua.org/lgbtq/index.shtml

While the event features Rev. Morales, it will also include several speakers from local progressive organizations who will speak briefly about these organizations:  William Winter Institute, PFLAG, Pride Network, Gaining Ground and Good Food for Oxford Schools.    The event is being catered by Party Waiting to Happen!

5 PM, Bryant Hall

Mon, Mar. 24th

Joint Colloquium with History – “Modern Dances, Modern Women: Gender, Sexuality, And Popular Dancing In Interwar Britain”

Allison Abra, Assistant Professor of History (University of Southern Mississippi)

Noon-2 PM, Faulkner Room, J.D. Williams Library

Thurs, Mar 27th

Occupy Shakespeare: Shakespeare and/in the Humanities”

Marjorie Barber, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English and Visual and Environmental Studies and Chair of the Committee on Dramatic Arts at Harvard University.

There was a time when Shakespeare’s plays were not considered serious enough, or appropriate for, study in libraries or universities. And there was a time, a slightly later time, when Shakespeare’s plays were considered the property of a subset of the learned class, different from, and distinct from, the practitioners of applied or practical knowledge. Today the plays are part of contemporary culture, in popular music, advertising, and journalistic headlines; and they are also part of literary culture, the culture of “the humanities.” In fact, for many people, Shakespeare is the humanities, quoted, cited, and sung as an authority on philosophy, statecraft, character, love and death. What’s next for Shakespeare studies, in and beyond the academy? What can the itinerary of “Shakespeare” in the last hundred years tell us about the future of the humanities in the twenty-first century?

Garber′s visit is co-sponsored by the Rhodes College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa; the Department of English; the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program; Greek & Roman Studies; the Pearce Shakespeare Endowment; the Search program; and the Spence L. Wilson Chair in Humanities.

7 PM, Hardie Auditorium(Rhodes College - Memphis, TN)

Thurs. - Fri., Mar. 27th - 28th

2014 Isom Student Gender Conference

Schedule: http://sarahisomcenter.org/?p=492

NOTE LOCATION: Overby Conference Center (249 Farley Hall)

Keynote Address in conjunction with the Oxford Conference on the Book:

“When Harriet the Spy Grew Up: Feminism and the Second Golden Age of American Crime Fiction” by Laura Lippman

About the Author:

Laura Lippman is the author of six New York Times bestselling novels in an oeuvre that includes the award-winning Tess Monaghan series, a collection of critically acclaimed stand-alone novels, and an anthology of award-winning short stories.

Laura began her career as a journalist; she was a reporter for twenty years, including twelve at The Baltimore Sun. She began writing novels while working fulltime, publishing seven Tess Monaghan books before leaving daily journalism in 2001. Her Tess books, eleven in all, have won virtually every major mystery prize including the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha, Nero Wolfe, Shamus, Gumshoe, Barry, Quill, and Macavity awards.

Laura has also received wide critical acclaim for her stand-alone novels, three of which were New York Times bestsellers—What the Dead Know, Life Sentences, and I’d Know You Anywhere. Her novel Every Secret Thing, optioned by Academy Award-winning actor Frances McDormand, is now in post-production.

4PM, Overby Center Auditorum

Announcements:

  • If you have events or announcements you would like us to share, please email to isomctr@olemiss.edu with the subject line “For the Isom Weekly.”
  • Our list of courses being offered this summer and fall can be found here: http://sarahisomcenter.org/current-course-offerings/
  • Mark your calendars: Our End of Year Reception will be May 1st from 12-1 in Lyceum 200.
The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies
The University of Mississippi
002 Lyceum - Post Office Box 1848
University, MS 38677
662.915.5916 - isomctr@olemiss.edu
http://www.sarahisomcenter.org

If you no longer wish to receive The Isom Weekly,
please email isomctr@olemiss.edu with the subject line “listserv unsubscribe”

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The Isom Weekly - March 6 - 17, 2014

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The Isom Weekly
Events and News for the coming week from The Sarah Isom Center

March 6 ~ 17, 2014 

Calendar of Events:

Thurs, Mar. 6th

Inaugural Queer Studies Lecture: “On the Queer Practice and Racial Politics of Intelligibility”

Presented by Ernesto Martinez, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon. Co-sponsored with the Department of English and the African-American Studies Program.

6 PM, Bondurant Auditorium

Mon - Fri, Mar 10 - 14

Spring Break

Mon, Mar. 17th

Brown Bag: “Dignity and Human Rights: Values, Consciousness, and Action

By Barbara Phillips, Social Justice Feminist and Former Program Officer for Women’s Rights at the Ford Foundation and former UM Associate Professor of Law.

NOTE LOCATION: Noon, Overby Conference Center (249 Farley Hall)

Announcements:

  • If you have events or announcements you would like us to share, please email to isomctr@olemiss.edu with the subject line “For the Isom Weekly.”
  • The 2014 Isom Student Gender Conference will be March 27-28 in the Overby Conference Center (249 Farley Hall). The schedule will be released soon.
The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies
The University of Mississippi
002 Lyceum - Post Office Box 1848
University, MS 38677
662.915.5916 - isomctr@olemiss.edu
http://www.sarahisomcenter.org

If you no longer wish to receive The Isom Weekly,
please email isomctr@olemiss.edu with the subject line “listserv unsubscribe”

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The Isom Weekly - March 1-8, 2014


The Isom Weekly
Events and News for the coming week from The Sarah Isom Center

March 1 ~ 8, 2014 

Calendar of Events:

Mon, Mar. 3rd

In Honor of International Women’s Day: “Genocide and Justice in Guatemala”

Presented by Elizabeth Oglesby, Associate Professor of Geography and Latin American Studies, University of Arizona. Co-sponsored with the Croft Institute for International Studies.

7 PM, 107 Croft

Wed, Mar. 5th

A Conversation with Bob Zellner

Join in a Q&A conversation with civil rights activist Bob Zellner about his days in SNCC and now in the Moral Mondays movement. Sponsored by the William Winter Instititute for Racial Reconcilation

11 AM, Overby Center Auditorium

Thurs, Mar. 6th

Inaugural Queer Studies Lecture: “On the Queer Practice and Racial Politics of Intelligibility”

Presented by Ernesto Martinez, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon. Co-sponsored with the Department of English and the African-American Studies Program.

6 PM, Bondurant Auditorium

Announcements:

  • Women’s History Month posters are now posted around campus. If you would like a print copy for yourself, let us know.
The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies
The University of Mississippi
002 Lyceum - Post Office Box 1848
University, MS 38677
662.915.5916 - isomctr@olemiss.edu
http://www.sarahisomcenter.org

If you no longer wish to receive The Isom Weekly,
please email isomctr@olemiss.edu with the subject line “listserv unsubscribe”

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The Isom Weekly - Feb 21-28, 2014


The Isom Weekly
Events and News for the coming week from The Sarah Isom Center

February 21 ~ 28, 2014 

Calendar of Events:

Mon. and Tues., Feb 24th and 25th

AAUW Annual Jan Hawks Memorial Book Sale

8-3 PM, Student Union Lobby

Mon, Feb. 24th

Brown Bag: “What’s it like being a lesbian in the South?” Exposing the Intersections of Race, Religion, & Sexuality

Presented by Danielle Kerr, UM Graduate Student (Sociology and Higher Education/Student Personnel).

Noon, Faulkner Room, 3rd Floor, J.D. Williams Library

Black History Month Keynote: “Black in America”

Presented by Soledad O’Brein, former CNN anchor.

5:30, Ford Center for the Performing Arts (Doors open at 4:30 PM for Faculty, Staff, and Students)

Tues, Feb. 25th

Multicultural Dialogue Session: “Rap[ped] Up in American Culture”

Presented by Bryan Cooper Owens, African-American Studies instructor; and Timothy Abram, senior Public Policy Major.

2 - 4 PM, Student Union

The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies
The University of Mississippi
002 Lyceum - Post Office Box 1848
University, MS 38677
662.915.5916 - isomctr@olemiss.edu
http://www.sarahisomcenter.org

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The Isom Weekly - Feb. 14-21, 2014


The Isom Weekly
Events and News for the coming week from The Sarah Isom Center

February 14 ~ 21, 2014 

Calendar of Events:

Fri - Sat, Feb. 14th - 15th

"The Vagina Monologues

Arrive early and bring some extra money for cocktails and raffle tickets for some great prizes! All proceeds from the production benefit Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region’s health, education, and advocacy programs right here in the Mid-South.

Tickets: Regular Admission $20  •  Student/Senior Admission $15 (present ID at Box Office) • $10 for groups of 10 or more.

7:30 PM (Doors open at 6 PM), The Circuit Playhouse, 51 S. Cooper (Memphis, TN)

Mon, Feb. 17th

Southern Studies Brown Bag: “Documenting Mardi Gras Cultures

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!’: Documenting Mardi Gras cultures in SW LA. Special Monday Brown Bag with Jodi Skipper and David Wharton.

Noon, Lecture Hall, Barnard Observatory

Wed, Feb. 19th

Southern Studies Brown Bag: “The New South Project”

The New South Project: Photographing India and the Deep South, a Brown Bag Lecture given by Brooke C. White, Associate Professor of Art.

Noon, Lecture Hall, Barnard Observatory

Announcements:

  • The extended deadline for submissions for the annual Isom Student Gender Conference is February 19, 2014.
  • Our first brown bag will be Monday, February 24th in the Faulkner Room.
The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies
The University of Mississippi
002 Lyceum - Post Office Box 1848
University, MS 38677
662.915.5916 - isomctr@olemiss.edu
http://www.sarahisomcenter.org

If you no longer wish to receive The Isom Weekly,
please email isomctr@olemiss.edu with the subject line “listserv unsubscribe”