PANEL: Women and Cultural Activism

Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 4:45 PM This panel will be moderated by current SLC Women’s History student, Robert Leleux. Out South of the Salt Line: Lesbians in the Court of Public Opinion Debbie Hicks Tourists recall images of the Gulf South port of Mobile, Alabama: teen Azalea Trail Maids as a pastel curtsy of antebellum hoop skirts; maskers rocking Mardi Gras floats; hurricane flooded … Continue reading PANEL: Women and Cultural Activism

PREVIEW: 15th Annual Women’s History Month Conference in Honor of Amy Swerdlow

Hello women’s history enthusiasts and loyal readers! It’s the most wonderful time of the year– namely, WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH! To kick off the month of March, Sarah Lawrence College’s Women’s History graduate program hosts an annual conference, centered around a theme in women’s history and activism. This year, our conference honors the late Amy Swerdlow, historian, activist, member of Women Strike for Peace, and former … Continue reading PREVIEW: 15th Annual Women’s History Month Conference in Honor of Amy Swerdlow

SLC to Screen Documentary on Masculinity, “Tough Guise” – Tuesday 2/19 @ 8 PM

  TOUGH GUISE: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity A documentary by Jackson Katz, Jeremy Earp, and Sut Jhally Film Screening & Discussion Tuesday February 19th, 8pm in Titsworth Lecture Hall (click here to watch the trailer) Further discussion will take place at the Feminist Collective Meeting on Wednesday February 20th at 7pm in the Tea Haus Pizza will be served Brought to you … Continue reading SLC to Screen Documentary on Masculinity, “Tough Guise” – Tuesday 2/19 @ 8 PM

Gerda Lerner, 1920-2013

                        Gerda Lerner, former Sarah Lawrence professor and co-founder of the women’s history graduate program, the nation’s first, died on Jan. 2, 2013 at the age of 92. In addition to her work at Sarah Lawrence, Lerner founded the nation’s first doctorate program in women’s history at University of Wisconsin, Madison, was the author … Continue reading Gerda Lerner, 1920-2013

WELCOME TO THE 2012 WOMEN’S HISTORY CONFERENCE ISSUE!

Well Hello There! March is Women’s History Month which means it’s time for the 14th Annual Women’s History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College {home to first-ever women’s history program and the subsequent founders of Women’s History Month}! To celebrate this year’s conference, R/V decided to profile some of this year’s most buzz-worthy presenters and performers! And, in spirit of the conference theme, “Women, the Arts … Continue reading WELCOME TO THE 2012 WOMEN’S HISTORY CONFERENCE ISSUE!

Ten Questions

{This month features President of Sarah Lawrence College, Karen Lawrence.  A noted scholar of James Joyce, holding a B.A. from Yale University, a Master of Arts in English Literature from Tufts University, and a Ph.D. in literature from Columbia University, she has been at Sarah Lawrence since 2007.} Describe yourself in one word:         Short To date, what do you consider your greatest accomplishment?     Professionally– securing … Continue reading Ten Questions

Ten Questions

{This month features Carolyn Miles, the Director of Physical Education and Athletics at Sarah Lawrence College. In addition to being an avid rower, swimmer, and skier–as well as a native New Yorker–she earned her Master’s of Science degree in Applied Physiology and Nutrition from Columbia University in 2006.} Describe yourself in one word. Determined.  To date, what do you consider your greatest accomplishment? My son … Continue reading Ten Questions

Researching New York : A Sneak Peek at This Year’s Conference

  {Director of the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College, Rona Holub, shares the abstract for her upcoming presentation at this year’s esteemed “Researching New York” conference series.}  In Defense of a “Noble Metropolis”: The Irish and German Immigrant Response to New York State’s Attack on Home Rule in New York City, 1857 In April of 1857, the New York State Legislature passed new laws, … Continue reading Researching New York : A Sneak Peek at This Year’s Conference

Weekly Feminist Smorgasbord: Support Body Positivity and Anti-Bullying Campaigns

I considered putting a really really frustrated title for this week’s smorgasbord, as every single thing in the news this week is infuriating me. See below for some examples. But first, some positivity. Yesterday was NOW’s official and 14th annual Love Your Body Day. There are some amazing posts and stories around the blogosphere in honor of body love and self-acceptance. And TODAY is Spirit … Continue reading Weekly Feminist Smorgasbord: Support Body Positivity and Anti-Bullying Campaigns

Ten Questions

{Inspired by Proust, I compiled a list of ten questions and sent them out to some of the most fascinating women I knew [or could hope to know]. Every month: their response. This month features the Directors of the renowned Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College: Priscilla Murolo and Rona Holub} Ten Questions with Priscilla Murolo 1. Describe yourself in one word. Straightforward. 2. To … Continue reading Ten Questions