Past Events

2017-2018 Events



Thursday, September 21th 2017
5:15 - 6:15 p.m. 

Telling Our Stories: Women of Color and the Power of Narratives
Olinka Green
3rd Floor Reading Room, Annette Caldwell Simmons Building
RSVP at cbledsoe@smu.edu




Friday, September 22th 2017
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. with a Reception to Follow. Valet parking provided. 

Women’s Rights in America: From Early Stirrings to Third Wave Feminism
Helen LaKelley Hunt and Rebecca Walker
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
RSVP at https://smufeminist.eventbrite.com




Saturday, October 14th 2017
1:00 p.m. 

Brave. Brilliant. Beautiful. The Stories of Women of Color Symposium.
Linda Jones, 
Poet and Natural Hair Advocate
Michelle Gibson, Choreographer and Dancer
Alia Salem, Human Rights Activist
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
RSVP at http://smuwomenofcolor.eventbrite.com




Tuesday, October 17th 2017
5:00 p.m. Reception; 5:30 p.m. Lecture

Allman Family Lecture: Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and our Fate on Earth

Adam Frank, 
University of Rochester
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
RSVP at allman.eventbrite.com




Wednesday, October 25th 2017
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Cubans for Trump
Ariana Hernandez-Reguant
Tulane University and editor-in-chief of the online journal, Cuban Counterpoints
137 McElvaney Residential Commons
Sponsored with funding from the Embrey Family Foundation




Thursday, November 9th 2017
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. with a Reception to Follow. Parking Available in the Meadows Parking Center.

How the Equal Rights Amendment began, how it failed, and should it live again?

Marjorie Spruill
, University of South Carolina
Julie Suk
, Cardoza School of Law
The Great Hall in Prothro Hall, Perkins School of Theology
RSVP at smuera.eventbrite.com




Thursday, November 9th 2017
5:15 p.m.

Telling Our Stories: Asani Charles: Choctaw, Chickasaw, African American. Poet. Storyteller. Teacher. Dancer.
3rd Floor Reading Room, Annette Caldwell Simmons Building




Thursday, December 7th 2017
5:15 p.m.

Telling Our Stories: Women of Color and the Power of Narratives with Kamilah Collins
3rd Floor Reading Room, Annette Caldwell Simmons Building




Thursday, January 25th 2018
5:15 p.m.

Women of Color: Telling Our Stories and the Power of Narratives
Jin-Ya Huang, 
Mixed Media Artist and Brand Director
Annette Caldwell Building, 3rd Floor Reading Room
Sponsored by the Women of Color and Power of Narratives research cluster




Wednesday, January 31th 2018
5:30 p.m. Reception and 6:00 p.m. Remarks  

What can we hope for? Faith and Politics in Our Polarized Age

Michael Wear
Founder of Public Square Strategies LLC, and a leading expert and strategist at the intersection of faith, politics and American public life
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
Sponsored with funding from the Scott Hawkins Lecture Series and the Craven Wilson Lectures




Thursday, February 8th 2018
5:15 p.m.

Women of Color: Telling Our Stories and the Power of Narratives

Catherine Cuellar, 
Director of Partnerships, Refillwise
Annette Caldwell Building, 3rd Floor Reading Room
Sponsored by the Women of Color and Power of Narratives research cluster




Thursday, February 15th 2018 
5:15 p.m. Reception and 6:00 p.m. Lecture

Godbey Anniversary Lecture: The Thirty Years’ War, 1618-1648, and What it Reveals about the Fundamental Patterns of Human History
John Mears
, Professor Emeritus, Southern Methodist University
Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum
RSVP at https://godbey2018_1.eventbrite.com




Thursday, February 22th 2018 
3:30 p.m.

Excavate, Energize, Equalize: Propelling American Women in Thought and Deed
Judy Norsigian
, Author of Our Bodies, Ourselves. Moderated by Lee Cullum. 
The Great Hall in Prothro Hall, Perkins School of Theology
RSVP at smuourbodiesourselves.eventbrite.com
Sponsored by the New Feminist Discourses and Social Change research cluster




Thursday, February 22th 2018 
5:15 p.m. Reception and 6:00 p.m. Lecture

Godbey Anniversary Lecture: The 1918 Flu Epidemic: A 2018 Perspective
Carolyn Smith-Morris
, Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University
Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum
RSVP at https://godbey2018_2.eventbrite.com




Thursday, March 1th 2018 
5:15 p.m. Reception and 6:00 p.m. Lecture

Godbey Anniversary Lecture: The Two Gustavs: Klimt, Mahler, and Vienna’s Golden Decade
Alessandra Comini
, University Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita, Southern Methodist University
Gene and Jerry Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum
RSVP at https://godbey2018_3.eventbrite.com




Tuesday, March 27th 2018 
Nibbles at 5:30 p.m., Lecture at 6:00 p.m.

Author Lecture and Book Signing 
Serinity Young
, Author of Women Who Fly: Goddesses, Witches, Mystics, and other Airborne Females
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
Please register at https://womenwhofly.eventbrite.com
Sponsored by the DCII Research Cluster, "New Feminist Discourses and Social Change", the Medieval Studies Program, and Women's and Gender Studies

 
 
Thursday, April 5th 2018 
3:30 p.m.


Excavate, Energize, Equalize: Propelling American Women in Thought and Deed: Religion, Law, and Reproductive Justice
Rebecca Todd Peters
,Elon University
Elizabeth Sepper, Washington University Law

The Great Hall in Prothro Hall, Perkins School of Theology
RSVP at smureproductivejustice.eventbrite.com

Sponsored by the New Feminist Discourses and Social Change research cluster 



Tuesday, April 10th 2018 
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.


Feeding the World in a Time of Climate Change 
Frode Nilssen
, Nord University, Norway

McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
Sponsored by the Scott Hawkins Lecture Series

 



Saturday, April 14th 2018 
1:00 p.m. 


Brave. Brilliant. Beautiful. The Stories of Women of Color Spring Symposium. 
Angela Ards, 
Professor, Author, Journalist
Shay Youngblood, Author, Professor, Speaker

McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
RSVP at http://womenofcolorsymposium.eventbrite.com

 


 

Monday, April 23th 2018 
11:45 a.m. with refreshments


Black History at SMU: Student Oral History Project

Harold Clark Simmons Hall, Room 101D

 


Friday, April 27th 2018 
5:30 p.m. 


Eugenics in the Garden:Transatlantic Architecture 
Fabiola Lopez-Duran, 
Rice University 

McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall

 


 

Tuesday, May 8th 2018 
4:30 p.m. with refreshments


SMU Faculty Book Fest: A Celebration of All Books Published by SMU Faculty in 2017 

Dallas Hall - 1st Floor Rotunda
No RSVP Needed - Come celebrate and have fun!