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Morgan Parker is the author of the poetry collections Magical Negro (Tin House 2019), There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé (Tin House 2017), and Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015). Her debut young adult novel Who Put This Song On? will be released by Delacorte Press on September 24, 2019. A debut book of nonfiction is forthcoming from One World / Random House. Parker received her Bachelors in Anthropology and Creative Writing from Columbia University and her MFA in Poetry from NYU.

The Geechee Seminoles: Gullah Geechee Ingredients in Jazz

Bassist Melvin Gibbs and percussionist David Pleasant, known as the Geechee Seminoles, will give two events on campus on April 23, 2019 on the Gullah Geechee musical elements in jazz and popular music. The Gullah Geechee nation is an Afro-diasporic community from the sea islands near the coast of Georgia and South Carolina.

The Tulane-Newcomb Choir presents

That's what she said: a snapshot of women in choral music

featuring settings of the work of Sarah Teasdale and Anne Bradstreet, and compositions by Fanny  Mendelssohn Hensel, Gwyneth Walker, Chen Yi, and Hildegard von Bingen.

An event demanding justice for Afro-Brazilian politician and activist Marielle Franco, who was assassinated one year ago on March 14, 2018

Performances by Michaela Harrison, Joy Clark, and Diane Ghogomu.

Screening of "Mar de Elas" by Ana Beatriz Silva.

Messages from Afro-Brazilian women activists and from Sister project Justice for Marielle in Buenos Aires.

* Welcome reception the evening before in the Goldring Woldenberg Business Complex

Our conference theme this year, The Power of Engagement, was inspired by the incredible philanthropic work of Mrs. Gayle Benson, our 2019 keynote speaker. 

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. 


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. 

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.



The Newcomb Department of Music furthers its mission of introducing students to New Orleans culture with Jazz at the Rat, a series of concerts held in City Diner (aka Der Rathskeller or The Rat), on the garden level of the Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC). Hosted and curated by jazz pianist and Newcomb Department of Music professor Jesse McBride, each live performance features accomplished New Orleans musicians, jazz legends, and visiting artists, accompanied by students and faculty from Tulane's Jazz Studies program. All concerts are free and open to the public.

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