The Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women has a series of exciting events coming up this spring, which the Library, especially the University Archives, has been supporting. All these events are free and open to the public and are part of the Pembroke Center’s offerings for Brown’s 250th anniversary.
Exhibit Opening: The Lamphere Case: The Sex Discrimination Case that Changed Brown
Thursday, March 5, 2015, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Pembroke Hall, 172 Meeting Street
The exhibit explores in detail the Lamphere case and its consequences for Brown. Based on extensive archival research and oral histories with key participants, the exhibit paints a vivid picture of how and why Brown changed during a key moment in its history and of the feminist activism that drove that change.
The exhibit will be on view in Pembroke Hall from March 5 through May 24. Building hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM.
Cracking the Glass Ceiling: Women Presidents and the Changing University
Thursday, March 5, 2015, 5:30 PM
Salomon Center for Teaching, De Ciccio Family Auditorium
Brown University, Main Green
A discussion of feminism and the challenges women leaders still face in the world of higher education featuring:
Christina Paxson, President of Brown University
Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University
Nan Keohane, former President of Wellesley College and Duke University
Shirley Tilghman, former President of Princeton University
Symposium: Feminist Change and the University
Friday, March 6, 2015, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Pembroke Hall 305, 172 Meeting Street
Linking past and present feminist concerns, the symposium will open with a conversation between Louise Lamphere and Amy Goldstein ’79, a reporter for The Washington Post, about the Lamphere case and its aftermath.
A panel of Brown faculty will discuss the way feminist scholarship continues to change what students study, how knowledge is made in the contemporary university, and the challenges and possibilities facing current and future generations of women at Brown.
A keynote lecture by Wendy Brown (University of California, Berkeley) will explore the naming debate in reproductive freedom. A keynote lecture by Evelynn Hammonds (Harvard University) will examine feminism and the STEM fields.