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Women's Leadership Events on Campus

Women's Leadership Development Certificate

Black Women, Representation, and The Constitution
Tuesday, November 9 | 7 - 8 p.m. ET
Virtual - Free

With the passage of the 19th and 15th Amendments more than 100 years ago, African American women’s suffrage became part of the Constitution. Yet the history of the struggle for Black women’s suffrage and representation is lesser known and is still developing today. Join Nadia Brown, professor of government and chair of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Georgetown University and Idol Family Fellow at the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute at Villanova University; Martha Jones, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and professor of history at Johns Hopkins University and author of Vanguard; and others, for a discussion on the history of Black women in America’s representative democracy, including their roles as suffrage advocates, voters, and representatives, from Sojourner Truth to Shirley Chisholm.

This program is made possible through the generous support of the McNulty Foundation in partnership with the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership at Villanova University and as part of the Center’s Women and the Constitution initiative. Register Here.

Domestic violence awareness month
Sexual Violence Listening Circle

Women's Intersectional Anger from the 1381 Uprising to #SayHerName
Monday, October 25th |  5:30 p.m.

In the Idea Accelerator Lab for this Villanova English Esmonde Colloquium Series Event featuring Dr. Carissa Harris, associate professor at Temple University. In this lecture, Dr. Harris draws connections between the women's anger that allegedly sparked the 1381 Uprising, according to medieval and early modern chronicle accounts, and collective anger at police violence against Black women more recently. Click here for more Information.

Symposium on Gender, Sexuality, Borders and Violence
Friday, November 5 |  1–5:15 p.m |Garey Cafe

Feminist and gender studies have long recognized the centrality of various borders—physical, virtual, cultural and political—to the production of gender and sexual inequalities and violence. Borders are thus an important site of scholarly examination across several disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Join the Communication Department for a symposium on Gender, Sexuality, Borders and Violence. Register here.

Women in the Military Leadership Symposium
November 12 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Auditorium, Driscoll Hall

Hear the unique perspectives of women during the panel discussion of the Women in the Military Symposium and networking event. This program is presented in partnership with the Office of Veterans and Military Service Members, the NROTC, and Army ROTC.