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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Feminist Festival

Contact: Patricia · · 865-3082

Feminist Festival
March 7-18

Global Feminism: Gender Struggles, Movements, and Triumphs
March 7, 12:30 PM, Marquette 315
Natasha Bingnham, research talk: “Putin and the Lesbian Community in Post-Soviet Russia”

March 8, 6:30 PM Audubon Room: International Women’s Day
“Sewing Community: Ahadi Quilts, NGOs, and the Politics of Textiles in Africa”

In honor of International Women’s Day, we will be featuring a the exhibition of an Ahadi (hope) Quilt produced by women survivors of sexual violence working with a grassroots NGO called SOS Femmes en Danger in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010. In addition, the event will feature three scholars who hope to evoke a critical conversation about both the challenges and possibilities that women in Congo - and also Africa more broadly - contend with in their endeavors to sew community.


• Dr. Nikki Eggers (Loyola University New Orleans)

• Ms. Emilie Ngo-Nguidjol Songolo (University of Wisconsin)

• Dr. Anne Helke (University of Wisconsin)

Dr. Eggers will also present portions of interviews with Marceline Kongolo and Amisi Mas (founders of NGO, SOS Femme en Danger) about their experiences making quilts via the NGO, SOS Femme en Danger, as a mechanism of healing and survival.

March 9, 12:30PM, Audubon Room
Judge Tiffany Chase: A Life in the Judiciary

March 9, 7PM, Satchmo’s, Danna Center
“Feminist Speak Out – Open Mic Night at Satchmo’s”

Feminist Culture: Celebrating the Voices of Women & Feminists in the Arts
March 10, 12:30 PM, Marquette 315
Feminist Fridays: Discussion of Feminist Voices in Pop Culture

March 10, 3:30 PM, Peace Quad
Feminist Concert, headliner: Tank and the Bangas

Also featuring Loyola artists: Lucia Vives, Rachel McGee, No True Scotsman

March 10, 7:00PM, Miller Hall 114
Film Screening "She Was Famous" and Talk with Director Kenna J. Moore

Synopsis: Jill, a recent college dropout and widow, can't seem to get life right. While ruining all of her remaining relationships, she finds herself going down some twisted rabbit hole inspired by her recent discovery of Karl Marx and the German language only to learn that things have become a bit mental. Amber Love, programmer from the New Orleans Film Festival, states: "The accomplished final product of 2015-16 Emerging Voices filmmaker Kenna J. Moore, She Was Famous is an unflinching portrait of mental illness treatment’s efficacy when done well and when it goes horribly wrong." 

March 11, 2:00 PM Art Gallery, Danna Center Basement
International Feminist Film Festival: screenings of films by or about women and feminism from around the globe.

Feminism Rising: We Are the Fourth Wave
March 13: 6:15 PM, Marquette 315
Movement Mondays Meeting: Feminism & The Resistance

March 14: 12:30, Audubon Room
“Jessica Rareshide's Interviewing with Purpose: Empowering Women in the Workforce”

The 90 minute interactive workshop will enable participants to understand how to promote themselves in the interview and how the process works.  Attendees will 
• Learn how to present themselves to the interviewer in the most positive manner. 
• Learn how to navigate the interview process with confidence. 
• Learn what you can do to be the top choice for the position. 
• Receive the Professionally You™ Survey codes for electronic access. Attendees who take the survey can schedule a free phone coaching consultation for the results  

March 14, 7PM, Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall
“Fourth Wave Feminism: Building an Intersectional, Intergenerational & Inclusive Movement”

Chair: Patricia Boyett (Director, Women’s Resource Center)

• Nia Weeks, Director of Policy & Advocacy, Women with a Vision)
• Val Uccellani, Co-founder New Orleans Women, Living Our Values Everyday (NOW, LOVE)
• Jenny Yanez, radio host, NOLA Matters-Islam in the Crescent City-WHIV-LP
• Lisa Tencer, member Jewish Voice for Peace
• Rula Thabata, Vice President, Loyola Society for Civic Engagement
• Chandler Keen, President of Spectrum
• Armani Eady, President, Living Our Vision Everyday (LOVE)
• Melissa Alba, State Leader for Student for Education Reform

This panel explores the emerging fourth wave of feminism, noting both its challenges and its awesome potential. To succeed, this wave will require all feminists from all races, cultures, religions, ethnicities, ideologies, orientations, and gender identification of all living generations, for we need the experiences, perspectives, knowledge, and passion of all feminists. Our diversity could be our Achilles’s heel, but it could also become our greatest source of resistance. As the goal of feminism is to achieve full equality of all genders, the purpose of this panel then is to bring together a diverse group of women who are working in various mediums to advance social justice and women’s empowerment and explore ways that we may connect to build an intergenerational, intersectional, and inclusive movement.

March 15, 5PM, St. Charles Room

“Successful Women in the Arts”

Moderator: Kate Duncan (Assistant Professor, Music Industry, Loyola New Orleans)

Trina Shoemaker (Grammy Award winning Sound Engineer)
Lisa LaFleur (Director of Artistic Programming, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra)
Missy Cohen (Music Editor for hits like Sex and the City, Vinyl)

*Trina Shoemaker, Lisa LaFleur, and Missy Cohen will share how they achieved extraordinary success in their careers with Kate Duncan and engage in a dialogue with the audience.

March 15 & March 16, 7:30PM Roussell Hall
Her Story: Mėlange Dance Company

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Mėlange Dance Company presents HerStory, a journey of the waves of feminism “to bring monumental moments in 'herstory' to life. Watch the layers unfold as we portray the struggles and triumphs faced throughout the decades in a dynamic series of movement matched with time period costuming, music, and film. Our passionate dancers wear many hats, bringing to life key figures, including the unyielding Suffragists, our own NOLA Sazerac Stormers, the role reversing Rosie the Riveters, groovy 'bra burners’ who fought to pass legislation to secure women's rights, and more. Of course, we now emphasize the strength of a modern new wave that will break that glass ceiling. After all, 'women's rights are human rights', and 'there is no true peace without justice and equity for all'!”

Building Feminist Power in Politics
March 17, 12:30 PM, Marquette 315,
Feminist Fridays: Discussion of Fourth Wave Feminist Politics

March 17, 3:30, Collins C. Diboll Art Gallery, Monroe Library, 4th Floor
Feminist Happy Hour

March 18, Tulane University
Running Start - Elect Her: hosted by Tulane University’s Newcomb College Institute and Loyola’s Women’s Resource Center

**Open to Loyola and Tulane Students via application, see:

Feminist Festival Exhibition: (March 8-18) Displays of academic, artistic, and activist works by Loyola women and by Loyola persons of all genders that explore feminist themes.
Monroe Library Living Room



Time: 12 pm to 12:30 pm

Contact: Ken Weber · · 5048653167

Location: Ignatius Chapel, 1st Floor, Bobet Hall

MBA Open House

Time: 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm

Contact: Christina Morales · · 504-864-7953

Location: Miller Hall, 112

The MBA program at Loyola University New Orleans College of Business will host an upcoming open house and informational session. Come learn about our Fast-Track 1 year MBA as well as our Part-time Professional MBA, allowing students to graduate with a specialization track. Recent graduates have obtained advanced professional appointments in such large national companies as General Electric, General Motors, Symetra, Shell and many others.

The Open House will be held on Wednesday March 8 in Miller Hall, Room 112 on Loyola’s main campus. Attendees can enjoy light refreshments followed by an information and question session with MBA faculty and staff. Registration for the open house is recommended but not required. Loyola’s MBA $50 application fee will be waived for any open house attendee.

For more information on Loyola’s MBA program, contact Christina Morales at

"Sewing Community: Ahadi Quilts, NGOs, and the Politics of Textiles in Africa"

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Contact: Patricia · · 865-3082

Location: Audubon Room, 2nd Floor, Danna Center

In honor of International Women’s Day and as part of the Feminist Festival, the Women’s Resource Center in conjunction with the History Department and the African and African American Studies Committee will be hosting an event featuring the exhibition of a set of quilts, known as the Ahadi (hope) Quilts, produced by women survivors of sexual violence working with a grassroots NGO called SOS Femmes en Danger in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010. 

In addition to the exhibition of the stunning quilts, the event will feature three speakers. Dr. Anne Helke, a recent PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and expert on Women’s narrative will discuss her research on the Ahadi quilts as texts which work to center the experiences, concerns, and hopes of women in the Congo. Dr. Nicole Eggers (Loyola Assistant Professor of History), an expert on the history of the DRC who has worked closely with SOS Femme en Danger, will discuss the work of the NGO and the challenges that it and other grassroots NGOs face in trying to do women-centered work in Eastern Congo.  Dr. Eggers hopes to include a short video interview with the founders of SOS Femme en Danger Marceline Kongolo and Amisi Mas in her talk. Unfortunately, because they are currently living in exile in Canada (exiled because of thier work), visa issues make it impossible for them to travel to New Orleans to participate in person. Finally, Emilie Songolo, who works as senior academic librarian to the African Studies Collection at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will speak on her research on the politics of commemorative fabrics in Africa and the work she has done to archive a collection of those fabrics. 

Together, the speakers hope to evoke a critical conversation about both the challenges and possibilities that women in Congo  - and also Africa more broadly - contend with in their endeavors to sew community.

Lenten Series Lectures: Ignatian Spirituality - Humility

Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Contact: Eric Walsh · · x2304

Location: Ignatius Chapel, 1st Floor, Bobet Hall

The first lecture of the Lenten Series will be from Fr. Mark Mossa, SJ, Campus Minister for Spirituality and Faith Formation at Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama.

The Lenten Series 2017 is focused on the Ignatian Spirituality: The Virtues of the Spiritual Exercises.  The lectures will be held on Wednesday evenings of Lent at 7:00pm in the Ignatius Chapel, Bobet Hall.  We welcome the entire Loyola community to join us on these reflective conversations every Wednesday in the month of March.

Asian Studies Guest Lecture Series

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Contact: Dr. Young Soo Kim · · (504) 865-2492

Location: Nunemaker Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Monroe Hall

Dr. Eunjung Lim, a lecturer of Korean Studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS, will speak about "The Trump Administration and its Rebalancing in Asia-Pacific."


Time: 9 pm to 9:30 pm

Contact: Ken Weber · · 5048653167

Location: Ignatius Chapel, 1st Floor, Bobet Hall