Each March, we reflect on the collective achievement, sacrifice, and journey of women who have paved the path toward equality for all. Join members of the Lafayette community and guest speakers for a series of engaging virtual discussions throughout the month as the College celebrates Women’s History Month and the 50th Anniversary of Coeducation. Refer to event listings for event sponsors, detailed information, and registration information, and check back for updates and additional listings. All are welcome to attend!
March 10 | Public Reading and Q&A with Playwright Caridad Svich
As part of the “Imagining the World as It Should Be: Black, Indigenous, Asian, and Latina Female Playwrights on Race, Gender, Theater, and American Culture in Crisis” series, playwright Caridad Svich will discuss her works in this session, which is part of the Lafayette College Humanities Center Speaker Series.
March 12 | CLW Trivia, Cocktails, and Conference Kickoff
Launch the Council of Lafayette Women conference with trivia inspired by Lafayette’s coeducation history and cocktails. Ellen Poriles Weiler ’83 will share cocktail recipes for participants to mix up as they test their knowledge.
March 13 | Bodies of Truth: The Evolution of Our Obsession with Body Image
Harriet Brown ’79 explores the evolution of this obsession and shares what you can do to stay positive in a society that can’t stop fixating on appearances.
Join Lisa Weinert ’84 for Hipster Yoga—the yoga for folks who don’t enjoy a full yoga flow. Two sessions offered.
March 15 | Make a Habit of Supporting Women
The Honorable Melissa Shusterman ’89 shares her journey from entrepreneur to the Pennsylvania State House in this era of women breaking down barriers.
March 15 | Public Reading and Q&A with Playwright Lauren Yee
Join playwright of King of the Yees and The Great Leap for a discussion that is part two of the “Imagining the World as It Should Be: Black, Indigenous, Asian, and Latina
Female Playwrights on Race, Gender, Theater, and American Culture in Crisis” series.
March 16 | Passion and Profession Panel
Be inspired by three Lafayette women, Annie Schwartz ’87, Kamaka Martin ’04, and Sydney Edelson ’19, who have successfully merged their passions with their professions, each in their own way.
March 18 | Lafayette Women and Athletics—A Panel Discussion
Learn about the evolution of women’s athletics at Lafayette, share your experiences, and engage with panelists Sherryta Freeman, Sharon Gish, Barbara Young, Leslie Ann Howard ’76, and more.
March 20 | Build Your Own Brand and Get Yourself Noticed
Sally Lou Oaks Loveman ’84 P’17 will help you build your brand by exploring your story so you can find success no matter what career path you choose.
March 22 | Out and Proud Panel
Listen to the stories of alumnae and faculty members of the LGBTQ community at Lafayette including Kristen Berger ’15, Leah Wasacz ’16, Prof. Carolynn Van Dyke, and Prof. Mary Armstrong.
March 23 | 2021 John L. Hatfield ’67 Lecture
Tressie McMillan Cottom
Join award-winning author, researcher, educator, and cultural critic Tressie McMillan Cottom, who has been recognized nationally and internationally for the urgency and depth of her incisive critical analysis of technology, higher education, class, race, and gender.
March 24 | “Shakespeare, Race, and Queer Sexuality”: A Conversation Among Scholars
Join Jean E. Howard (Columbia University), Arthur Little Jr., (University of California), and Mario DiGangi (CUNY Graduate Center/Lehman College) for a symposium that explores the reasons for segregation among scholars and scholarship, and initiates a series of conversations that envisions a dialogue for future engaged, collaborative work.
March 24 | Credibility and Equity: Taking What’s Ours
Kristen Gibbons Feden ’04 discusses how achieving credibility in the workplace can be quite different depending on gender as well as race.
March 25 | The Write Stuff Panel
Join Prof. Lee Upton and Lafayette alumnae authors Rebecca Price Janney ’80, Leanne Pike Treese ’91, and Liz Lynch ’04 as they share their journey from pen to paper to inform and motivate.
March 26 | CLW Conference Finale with President Alison Byerly
Close out the conference with remarks and reflections from President Alison Byerly. This “can’t miss” event also offers a virtual tour of Lafayette spaces and artifacts that few people get to see. Registration and details coming soon.