In the community
March 29, 2016, 6:00 p.m.: The Latin American Studies & The Women's Center at Grand Valley State University present: No Más Bebés, a documentary about Los Angeles County General Hospital's sterilization abuse against Latinas. The film tells the story of Madrigal v. Quilligan, a historic lawsuit filed by 10 Mexican-American women who had been sterilized in the early '70s after having emergency Cesarean sections. Cook-DeWitt Auditorium, Allendale Campus. More here.
Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise, January 31, 2016 – April 17, 2016
The exhibition presents over 125 rarely-exhibited Newcomb ceramics, tableware, jewelry, textiles, bookbinding, and graphics, from one of the most remarkable collections of 20th century American pottery.
Between 1894 and 1948, some of the most beautiful and functional art objects of the Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements were created at the Newcomb Pottery Enterprise in New Orleans. The Pottery was an innovative educational experiment as much as an operational facility: it was conceived in the late 19th century at Newcomb Memorial College, Tulane University’s coordinate institution for women, as an income-generating venture for women training in the applied arts.