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  • An Ida B. Wells moment
    The journalist and anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells, once widely known for her activism, is gaining renewed attention in the national media and in communities like Chicago.
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  • 'Corporate Islam'
    In a new book, "Corporate Islam: Sharia and the Modern Workplace," anthropologist Patricia Sloane-White examines the Muslim culture of businesses in Malaysia.
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  • Race and ethnicity
    The Latin American and Iberian Studies Program's 2015-16 film and lecture series, which opens Sept. 9, will focus on race and ethnicity in the Americas.
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  • CAS celebration
    The College of Arts and Sciences recognized the accomplishments of alumni, faculty and students at its annual spring Celebrating Achievement and Success event.
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  • Feb
    Black History Month Extravaganza Presents: Angela Davis
    Feb. 21st, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    Trabant University Center Multipurpose Rooms
    For details on ticketing for this event, visit 
  • Feb
    "The Rape of Recy Taylor"
    Feb. 25th, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    004 Kirkbride Hall
    The Women's History Month Film Series presents "The Rape of Recy Taylor." Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice.  This film exposes a legacy of physical abuse of black women and reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s story. The film is free and open to the public. 
  • Mar
    Mar. 4th, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    004 Kirkbride Hall
    The Women's History Month Film Series presents "RBG," a film about Ruth Bader Ginsburg – “Notorious RBG,” Supreme Court Justice, women’s rights champion, legal pioneer, super diva with hand weights, opera lover, and 85-year-old pop culture icon.  “RBG” explores her life and career, providing important historical context for her role in shaping today’s women’s rights landscape.  
  • Mar
    Mar. 11th, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    004 Kirkbride Hall
    The Women's History Month Film Series presents "Mankiller," the story of an American legend, Wilma Mankiller, who overcame rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as the Cherokee Nation’s first woman Principal Chief in 1985.   As chief, Mankiller improved the nation’s health care, education and housing systems, and developed partnerships with the U.S. government. Crafted from archival footage and live interviews with Mankiller’s political colleagues, friends, and family, the film reminds audiences of the true meaning of servant leadership and serves as a wakeup call to take action for positive change. The film is free and open to the public. 
  • Mar
    "Speech Limits in Public Life: At the Intersection of Free Speech and Hate"
    Mar. 14th, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
    Mitchell Hall Auditorium
    Featured speakers and panelists will lead thoughtful discourse and lively debate about the tension between free speech and hate speech on university campuses and online. For mor information and to register, visit: 
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  • Shawnee Sloop
    AmericanTowns Media in Westport, CT.

    Shawnee Sloop is currently working as an Editorial and Research Intern for the tech company AmericanTowns Media in Westport, CT. When Shawnee is not working, she can be found hiking local spots or visiting friends in Boston or Philadelphia. She will be traveling to Italy in May to visit family and will travel to Florence, Venice, and Spain.

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  • Sage Carson
    Project Manager of Know Your IX

    ​Sage Carson is Project Manager of Know Your IX, a project of Advocates for Youth. Know Your IX is a national survivor- and youth-led organization empowering young people to end gender violence in their schools.

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  • Sanika Salim
    Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff

    Sanika Salim is Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff in Senator (DE) Tom Carper’s office as well as Intern Coordinator for the Washington D.C. office, where she reviews incoming applications, trains Legislative interns, and participates in hiring new interns for spring, summer, and fall internship programs, a role Sanika says “is very close to my heart, because I began my journey on Capitol Hill as an intern.”  Her future plans are to earn a Master’s in Public Administration degree and ultimately to work for the State Department, the United Nations or international NGOs concerning women’s rights and international development. 

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  • Gabby Lanzetta
    Assistant to FMA

    Gabrielle Lanzetta received the Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women and Public Policy.  Through this fellowship, she worked for the Feminist Majority Foundation in Arlington, VA, as Assistant to FMA co-founder Eleanor Smeal, publisher of Ms. magazine, which featured Gabby in an article published in the Spring 2017 issue.

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  • Olivia Blythe
    Coordinator for The Athena Centre for Women

    ​Olivia Blythe has been working at The Athena Centre for Women in Chios, Greece, the first all-female refugee facility established to respond to the refugee crisis in Greece. “I am one of the Centre’s coordinators as the main point of contact for the Centre’s clients; women and children refugees from Syria, Iraq, Morocco, Algeria, Cameroon, Congo and Afghanistan. I am also in charge of case management for the women and giving them referrals to other organizations on the island. Most of the refugees have experienced domestic violence or intimate partner violence, so getting them in contact with organizations that can provide counseling or organizations that can assist with relocating the women to a safe space has been my biggest focus.”

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  • Pallavi Mathur
    Law School Student

    ​Pallavi Mathur has begun her first year at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, where she hopes to combine her electrical engineering degree with legal studies and eventually pursue a career in patent law. In this field, she especially hopes to help and advocate for women innovators and entrepreneurs, who often face significant challenges in the male-dominated tech industry. 

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