The conference theme is "Empowerment through Engagement." Keynote speakers are Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, and Linda Sarsour, founders of the National Women's March. The keynote address is free and open to the public.
Join Editors, Kersha Smith, PhD and Marcella Runell Hall EdD; and contributors Keisha Green PhD, Millicent Jackson,JLove Calderon, Imani Romney-Rosa, and other special guests to celebrate this collection of essays. The panel will discuss intersectionality, gender and the complexity of intimate relationships. Reception & Book signing will follow. This is the pre-conference event for the Women of Color Leadership Conference.
|"Performing Gender in Putin's Russia", a lecture by Julie Cassidy|
Julie Cassiday is Professor of Russian at Williams College, and President Elect of the Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (russian.williams.edu…). Dr. Cassiday’s lecture explores the topic of gender identity and representation in post-Soviet Russia. She is a specialist in Russian theater and cinema, gender studies, and performance studies and has authored numerous articles spanning these disciplines, as well as co-edited the forthcoming volume Thinking through Performance in Russian Culture, or Russian Performances (2018).
Humans have faced a series of national and global environmental challenges in the past half-century, including smog, the use of lead in gasoline, ozone depletion, and much more. This talk reveals how combinations of science, public policy, industry participation, and the engagement of citizens succeeded in addressing past environmental challenges. Finally, Solomon examines how the lessons learned help us understand how to better manage today’s environmental problems, including climate change.
Susan Solomon is internationally recognized as a leader in atmospheric science, particularly for her insights in explaining the cause of the Antarctic ozone "hole". Solomon received an honorary degree from Smith College in 2012 in recognition of her insights for this essential work. She and her colleagues have also made important contributions to understanding chemistry/climate coupling, including leading research on the irreversibility of global warming linked to anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions, and on the influence of the ozone hole on the climate of the southern hemisphere. Her current research focuses on both atmospheric chemistry and climate change. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and has received many honors for her work including our nation’s highest scientific award, the U. S. National Medal of Science.
Featuring guest conductor Lorena Vergara Castillo and visiting composer Reena Esmail with Saili Oak, Hindustani vocalist. Performing Aria by Esmail, with music by Johannes Brahms and others.
MEN ON BOATS
by Jaclyn Backhaus
directed by Tara Franklin
Ten explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. MEN ON BOATS is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River.
April 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 7:30 PM in Theatre 14.
NASA astronaut Yvonne Cagle, M.D., will discuss "Space for Fitness: Resolving the Effortless and Accelerated Injury Repair and Amplification of Sleep and Fitness for Mars and Deeper Space Colonization as well as for the Injured and De-conditioned on Earth."
This annual lecture is in memory of book artist and publisher Enid Epstein Mark, Smith College class of 1954. The event is co-sponsored by Special Collections. This year will be a poetry reading by Diane Ackerman, followed by a book signing and a reception.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder & Related Disorders
OCD Massachusetts, in conjunction with Smith College, presents a series of preeminent speakers in the field of OCD and related disorders. Each presentation takes place from 7-8 pm.
Magic! Music from Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings and works by Dukas, Ticheli, and others. Ellen Redman, conductor.