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Dr. Vivian Norris is a filmmaker, journalist and academic teaching Global Communications and Policy and serving as a Fellow of the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design  Thinking at Tulane University. Dr Norris directed and produced a feature documentary, Obama Mama, on the life of Obama's mother, Ann Dunham. Come enjoy the film that won Seattle International - Official Selection 2014. 

Hang out with WTUL DJs, eat great food, show off your musical knowledge and win prizes!

Paris to Pittsburgh brings to life the impassioned efforts of individuals who are battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards. Set against the national debate over the United States' energy future - and the Trump administration's explosive decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement - the film captures what's at stake for communities around the country and the inspiring ways Americans are responding.

 

Green Club will host a special screening of this documentary on Monday, March 25th at 6pm in Dinwiddie 103. 


THE JUDGE provides rare insight into Shari’a law, an often-misunderstood legal framework for Muslims, told through the eyes of the first woman judge to be appointed to the Middle East’s religious courts.

Come watch the film the New York Times calls "defiantly upbeat" with remarks from Sally J. Kenney.

Under the Oaks is a ceremony hosted each year by Newcomb College Institute during Commencement week. At Under the Oaks, we honor Newcomb College Institute award recipients, Newcomb Scholars, Mortar Board members, Newcomb grant recipients, Newcomb Alumnae Association award recipients, outstanding faculty, and the Newcomb College Class of 1969. 

In this dynamic presentation on justice, art, and activism, visiting scholar Alexandria Hollett will use her experiences as a public school teacher, community/labor organizer, and slam poet to explore how we advocate for ourselves and others in the face of institutional and structural harm. 

Bursting with the colorful street style & music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” - but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, Kena and Ziki must choose between happiness and safety.



HMSLA is coordinating with American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) to host a fundraiser benefitting students of HMSLA. The event will be on March 21, 2019 from 6-8:30pm. A reception with light refreshments (alcohol and food) will be from 6 to 7pm. Following the reception, there will be a 1.5 hour ACHE approved panel with 4-5 speakers. The speakers will present on disruptive innovations in healthcare delivery. The event will end at 8:30pm. We will be charging admission and also will be conduction a silent auction during the reception. 

Cohosted this year by the Newcomb College Institute and the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault, this conference aims to empower and educate student activists to improve the response to and prevention of sexual assault on their college campuses. In doing so, this conference will work on both the individual and group levels by providing students with collaborative tools to combat sexual violence in their campus communities and by addressing the intersectionality of sexual violence to embrace individual experiences in activism.

How have our mother's influenced our understanding of ourselves? How have we grown into or out of their legacy? This keynote examines how we both embody and reject the narratives of our mothers, using the personal narrative of writer and teacher Ashley Young alongside the writings of Audre Lorde.  

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