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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.

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. 

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.  

This year the theme of the symposium is VOICES: Visibility, Orientation, Identity, Creativity, Environment, & Spaces. We hope to engage with themes around the psychological, social, and environmental factors around resistance to oppression and the implications for professional practice and social change from which academics and practitioners can contribute and learn. The CCC Symposium will be held on Feb 15th , 2019. This year we are proud to announce that our keynote speaker will be Dr.

Dr. Jeff Packman will deliver the keynote address for the annual Latin Americanist Graduate Organization's graduate conference. Dr. Packman, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, will discuss his research on the production, consumption, and circulation of commodified music and movement in African and Afro-diasporic locations. 

Join Taylor and the Office Multicultural Affairs for a keynote event featuring Michael Sorrell, President, Paul Quinn College.
Dr. Michael J. Sorrell is the longest-serving President in the 146-year history of Paul Quinn College. Under his leadership Paul Quinn has become nationally renowned for its innovative approach of fusing higher education to address the most persistent and pressing problems of society. During his lecture, he will touch on the legacy of Martin Luther King and themes of changemaking for social justice.

Title: “Women’s Work, Gender Roles, and Intimate Partner Violence in Nigeria”

Celebrate the carnival season and discover how to get involved with Newcomb College Institute! Come learn about our internships and more than 20 student organizations. You’ll have a chance to meet student leaders, join student groups, and sample over a dozen different flavors of king cake.