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  • How the vote was won
    Elaine Weiss delivered this year's James R. Soles Lecture on the Constitution and Citizenship, recounting the long fight that in 1920 won women the right to vote.
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  • Photos connect cultures
    Photojournalist Silvina Frydlewsky, whose work showcases life in her native Argentina with a focus on the Jewish community, was UD's most recent visiting international artist.
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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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  • Oct
    18
    "Subhuman: Rohingya Refugees in Myanmar and Bangladesh"
    Oct. 18th, 2:30 PM to 3:20 PM
    Smith Hall 140
    The Rohingya, declared as the world’s most persecuted people by the United Nations, recently underwent an unprecedented atrocity including indiscriminate killing, random rapes and massive burning of houses and properties of thousands perpetrated by Myanmar security forces and vigilantees. Nasir Uddin, Professor of Anthropology at Chittagong University, presents this talk, based on over two decades of fieldwork, with first-hand narratives of the Rohingya refugee unfolding the atrocious living conditions of the Rohingya lives in the broader spectrum of stateless, vulnerability, and refugeehood in the world. Co-sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology and Women & Gender Studies and the Asian Studies Program. 
  • Oct
    21
    Tanci: Women’s Narratives in Late Imperial China
    Oct. 21st, 12:20 PM to 1:10 PM
    108 Memorial Hall
    The Center for Global & Areas Studies presents the Fall 2019 Lecture Series, “Women Writers Around the Globe.” Literature plays a significant role in shaping human cultures and societies. It not only represents who we are and where we live, but to a certain extent, it also constructs our ways of thinking and how we interpret our experience. Women’s voices in the long historyof literature are almost always suppressed if not totally silenced. Reading women’s writings past and present around the globe allows us to destabilize the narratives which we are used to and reconstruct a world where different voices are valued as the foundation of human survival and prosperity. This lecture series explores writings by women from diverse historical periods and geographical areas. It covers genres varying from short stories, poems and novels to folk songs and memoirs. This series is also one-credit course (ARSC300) that satisfies a core requirement for the Global Studies minor. Lectures are open to the public. The October 21, 2019 presentation is by Zhang Yu, Loyola University Maryland  
  • Oct
    22
    "I See Black Women, No Longer Invisible: Emerging Lives of Black Women"
    Oct. 22nd, 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM
    Munroe Hall Room 203
    The Department of History presents Ida Jones of Morgan State University, for this History Workshop. The Workshop begins at 12:15pm and the presentation begins at 12:30pm, followed by discussion ending at 1:30pm. Bring a lunch. For further information, please call 302-83-2371.  
  • Oct
    22
    "A Neglected Disparity: Race, Class, Gender, and the Lived Experience of Abortion"
    Oct. 22nd, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Trabant University Center Room 209/11
    The Department of Women & Gender Studies presents a lecture by Dr. Ann V. Bell, the recipient of the 2018 Mae and Robert Carter Endowment Women’s Studies Faculty Research Award. Dr. Bell, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Delaware, will present research exploring the disconnect between statistics and women's lived experiences of abortion, asking how does the social construction of abortion and its embedded stereotypes influence how women understand and experience abortion? Furthermore, importantly, how does one's life circumstances, including race, class, and gender, shape such an experience? A reception will follow Dr. Bell's lecture. 
  • Oct
    26
    Mandala Kirtan Workshop
    Oct. 26th, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    Purnell Hall 116
    Audience-participatory devotional music with Indian, Middle Eastern and Gregorian roots, with lyrics ranging from Sanskrit mantras to the Psalms. With roots in the Hindu and Sikh traditions of India, the audience participatory music called kirtan (also known as "yoga chanting") is finding a home in the West. Mandala's chants are simple enough for anyone to sing, regardless of musical training or talent, and catchy enough to leave you humming them long after the live event. And while traditional kirtan is based on Vedic and Tantric texts in Sanskrit, Mandala’s Interfaith Kirtan combines these with Biblical and other texts for a truly integrative experience.  
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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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