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Please join us for an informal Open House tommow, May 1, 2012 in Lowenstein Room 816 at 2:30pm. Our Feminst Theories Course will welcome three former Women's Studies graduates who will speak about life after Fordham with a WS major!! All are welcome!!
Thursday, November 10th 11:30-3:30

Women's Studies Faculty Research Roundtable

RSVP to Fawzia Mustafa at Please indicate if you are interested in presenting and at which location you plan to attend

Lunch to be served 

LC: Room 802

** Due to limited space, this event is only open to faculty


Friday, October 21st, 11:30-12:45pm

Farah Diaz Tello, J.D. (National Advocates for Pregnant Women) on "Birthing Justice"

Rose Hill Commoms 234. McGinley Center

The Women’s Studies Program at LC Welcomes:
Marguerite Barankitse,
Recipient of the 2008 Opus Award
Please join us for a discussion with Ms. Barankitse, who will speak about her work helping rehabilitate victims of the 1993 Burundi Civil War.
Date:       Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Time:     1:00pm
Place:    LL 910

Tuesday, October 11, 4:00-6:00pm

Faculty Social Hour

Faculty Memorial Hall 405 - Women's Studies Office

Join us for light refreshments and good conversation in the Women's Studies Office.
Tuesday, October 11, 11:30-12:45pm

"Impunity by all Means: National Symbols and Gender Violence in the Mexico-U.S. Border"

Rose Hill Commons 234. McGinley Center. Melissa Garcia (Yale) will discuss the feminicidio (murders of women)in Juarez, Mexico. She will provide an overwiew of some symbolic strategies (by the state and the local media) that ensure that crimes go unpunished. Also, she will highlight some of the creative mechanisma coming out of ordinary citizens-turned-activits in challenging those narratives. She also will explore the whole/virgin dichotomy mediating these struggles. Co-sponsored with LALSI.



Abused:The Postville Raid

Abused:The Postville Raid,a documentary about the effects of US immigration enforcement on immigrant children & familes.

Film screening and discussion with the film director and producer, Luis Argueta
on Wednesday,  April 6, 2011 at 10am in Room 912 at LC

The United Nations’ Millennial Drive for Peace, Democracy
& Sustainable Development
Thursday October 14th 7:00 PM
Rose Hill’s Tognino Hall
United Nations Representatives
(Dutch Women’s Representative)
(Dutch Youth Representative)
address Fordham about the U.N.’s
global millennial goals and
democratic change
This event is sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program & Women’s Empowerment at Fordham’s Rose Hill Campus in conjunction with United Student Government.
Please RSVP to or call Women’s Studies (718) 817-4721 for further details and possible events the following day, Friday October 15th, with the two guest speakers.

Theatre & Peace Building in Cambodia Symposium

September 20th & 21st, 2010


Sponsored by the Theatre Program, Fordham College at Lincoln Center

Diverse cultural exchange is crucial to the art, academic, religious and social justice communities that exist at Fordham University.  The Symposium will provide a rare opportunity for the Fordham faculty and students to learn from the Cambodian artists and to engage in a cross-cultural dialogue.
September 20, 2010, 4PM-8PM: An open rehearsal of a new play by Cambodian playwright/actor Chhon Sina:  Phka Champei (Frangipani), about a sex worker and victim of domestic violence who lives in a slum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. (Translated from Khmer to English by Suon Bunrith.) Directed by Dawn Saito, Artist-in-Residence, Theatre and Visual Arts at Fordham University at Lincoln Center. To be read by professional and Fordham student actors.  At the end there will be an open discussion. In attendance: the playwright, Chhon Sina; renowned Cambodian actor/performer, Ieng Sithul, CambodianFulbright grantee in Arts Management Rithisal Kang, and playwright Catherine Filloux. McMahon Hall Lounge (Room 109). Please contact Catherine Filloux at if you have questions or would like further information.
September 21 at 12:30PM: A Brown Bag Lunch Discussion at the Fordham Law School:  “International Human Rights: Cambodia on the Main Stage”
Theater artists/activists Chhon Sina, Ieng Sithul, Rithisal Kang & Catherine Filloux engage with students working in Human Rights. Daniel McLaughlin will introduce the talk and moderate the Q&A afterwards.

September 21, 2010 (6-8PM): A Panel Discussion of Theatre and Peacebuilding in Conflict Zones. Panel will include an excerpt from Chhon Sina’s new play Phka Champei (Frangipani), directed by Dawn Saito, plus performances by Ieng Sithul of a scene from a traditional Cambodian story Lea peakriyea tov tak domrey. Panelists: Chhon Sina, Rithisal Kang, Dawn Saito, as well as Fordham faculty members: Fawzia Mustafa (English), Maureen O’Connell (Theology), and Frances J. Parmeggiani (Co-Director of Literary Studies). Catherine Filloux will introduce the panel and moderate the Q&A afterwards. McMahon Hall Lounge (Room 109). Please contact Catherine Filloux at if you have questions or would like further information.
Also on Wednesday, September 22nd the new Cambodian documentary film, Enemies of the People will be shown at 4PM. It is free and open to the public.





Helen Codd

Principal Lecturer in Law

Lancashire Law School

University of Central Lancashire, UK.

Monday, October 26, 2009

1pm LL512

 Sponsored by:

The Women’s Studies Program @ LC

The Leitner Center of Fordham Law School


19th Annual Woolf Conference
June 4-7, 2009
Woolf and the City, encompasses the familiar and the new, the material and the imaginative.
For more information, please visit the
conference website or contact the Conference Organizer, Anne Fernald at


Women's Studies Open House

Tuesday March 24, 2009

4pm - LL502

Feminists at Work:
FCLC Alumnae Speak about Their Experiences in the Workplace
Sponsored by Women's Studies and ISIS
Women's Studies Open House

Tuesday March 24, 2009

4pm - LL502

Feminists at Work:
FCLC Alumnae Speak about Their Experiences in the Workplace
Sponsored by Women's Studies and ISIS

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008, 5:30-8:00pm, LL821B, Celebrating the Publication


The first openly gay State Senator in Massachusetts history and former President of the Human Rights Campaign, Cheryl Jacques travels nationally to speak on gay civil rights.
She will be speaking at Fordham about the current national political atmosphere and necessary efforts to organize around civil rights for the LGBT community.

Faculty Lounge (Second Floor, McGinley Center)
Sponsored by PRIDE Alliance’s Coming Out Week

"Songs for the Earth"
A Concert of Music & Poetry in Celebration of Earth Day
Monday, April 21, 2008, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Fordham University Church

Featuring an International Program of Music:

Julian Gargiulo (piano)
Maria Yefimova (Piano)
Octavio Vazquez (Composer-Piano)
Roza Tulyganova (Soprano)
Alejandro Saladin-Cote (Guitar)
The Mount Vernon Interfaith Gospel Choir

Poetry and Spoken Word from Chief Seattle, Emily Dickinson, Henry David Thoreau, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Langston Hughes, and Contemporary Writers

Presented by Fordham University Students & Faculty

Free and Open to the Public

Donations to Earth Care Organizations Are Encouraged

For More Information: 718.817.4721 or

Sponsored by the Women’s Studies Department

Compulsory Happiness and Queer Existence"
A lecture by Heather Love
Monday, February 25, 7:00 PM, Keating Auditorium, 3rd Fl. 

Sponsored by the Fordham PRIDE Alliance, the English Department, and the American Studies, Women's Studies, and Literary Studies Programs.

ProfessorLove is the M. Mark and Esther K. Watkins Assistant Professor in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History (Harvard, 2007). 

Are you afraid of the F-word?

We want to know how you feel! Come to the Re-Learning Feminism Panel and share your thoughts, hear what others have to say, have your questions answered, and help dispel the many misconceptions promoted by the media.

Professors in attendance will include:

Prof. Watkins-Owens
Prof. Fernald
Prof. Barry
Prof. Beck
Prof. Frost
Prof. LaBennett

Vegetable sushi and fruit will be served.

All are welcome!

Wed. Dec.5 @ 2:30

Student Lounge

November 6, 2007

Lecture: Women's Rights Violations: Recent Human Rights Reports from Kenya and the Philippines

Speakers: Aya Fujimura-Fanselo (LAW '04), legal advisor for international litigation and advocacy at the International Legal Program, Center for Reproductive Rights; and Elisa Slattery, legal adviser for the Africa Program, Center for Reproductive Rights. Sponsored by Fordham’s Leitner Center for International Law & Justice.

12:30 p.m. | Room 310, Fordham Law School, 140 W. 62nd St.

Contact: Jorge Contesse (646) 312-8237

April 10, 1:00pm, FCLC Room 510: Debanuj Dasgupta, Immigration Policy Analyst, Queers for Economic Justice.

April 13, 4:00-5:00pm in Flom Auditorium: Susan Choi will be doing a fiction reading.

Susan Choi's first novel, The Foreign Student won the Asian American Literary Award for Fiction and was a finalist for the Discover Great New Writers Award at Barnes & Noble.
Her second novel, American Woman, re-tells the story of the Patty Hearst kidnapping from the point of view of Wendy Yoshimura, the Japanese American former student radical who abetted Hearst during the notorious summer of 1975. American Woman was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

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