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WRRC Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Events

Upcoming Events

March 20-21, 2015

The 14th Annual Toni Cade Bambara Scholar-Activism Conference


March 25, 2015 |  4 p.m.

'The Story of Us - Race, Labor and Sexuality in 1881, Atlanta, Georgia'

Lecture by Beverly Guy Sheftall, Ph.D., Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women's Studies, Spelman College. Location: Women's Research and Resource Center​

March 27-28, 2015

WRRC will co-sponsor the 5th Annual Kenyetta Festival: A Celebration of Women in Jazz.  



Past Events

February 27, 2015 | 3 p.m.

'Reproductive Justice as a Human Right: A Global African Women's Imperative'

Speaker: Dazon Dixon Diallo, C'86, founder and executive director, SisterLove Inc.
Location: The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, Women's Center 2nd Floor Conference Room

Before Dazon Dixon Diallo was known as an outspoken educator and advocate for women affected by HIV/AIDS, she began her career at the Atlanta Feminist Women’s Health Center. During her time there, Dazon witnessed the harmful effects of poverty and a lack of education on women’s sexual health. Unable to idly sit by, Dazon collaborated with other women and founded SisterLove Inc. in 1989. The organization’s goal is to develop and promote a woman-centered, pleasure-based approach to HIV/AIDS prevention, self-help, and safer-sex efforts. 

Additionally, SisterLove provides much needed housing, education, support, and advocacy services to the Metropolitan Atlanta area through its Healthy Love Program, the HIV/AIDS Prevention Project, and Housing and Support Services. Dazon has also connected with women in South Africa to form cross-continental alliances to build women’s visibility and power in the fight against AIDS. She is fulfilling her mission to eradicate the impact of HIV/AIDS and other reproductive health challenges upon women and their families through education, prevention, support, and human rights advocacy in the U.S. and around the world.

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March 20-21, 2015

The Women's Research and Resource Center at Spelman College will host the Toni Cade Bambara Scholar-Activist Annual Conference, "Black Women’s Lives [and liberation] Matter!”

Location: Women's Research and Resource Center

Spelman College Women's Research and Resource Center The Women's Research and Resource Center at Spelman College in collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs will host 'A Conversation with Janet Mock'

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, at 4 p.m.
The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium

Janet Mock is a writer, speaker, TV host, cultural commentator, prominent advocate for trans women’s rights, the founder of #Girlslikeus and the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More."

Learn more about Janet Mock at :

A joyous RevoltAuthor Linda Holmes will discuss her latest work, "A Joyous Revolt"

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at 3 p.m.
Women's Research and Resource Center Conference Room,
The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, Room 206

A biography of author, activist and filmmaker Toni Cade Bambara.

Refreshments and knowledge will be served.

The event is co-sponsored by the Women's Research and Resource Center's Toni Cade Bambara Collective and the Spelman College Archives.

Click here for more information about Linda Janet Holmes and "A Joyous Revolt"

The New BlackFilm Screening and Discussion of "The New Black"

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D.
Academic Center Auditorium
The event is free and open to the public

Sponsored By: The New Black/HRC Empowering Equality on HBCU campuses grant, Spelman College Women's Research and Resource Center, LGBT Faculty Curriculum Development Committee, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

About the film -- from the official website

Directed by Yoruba Richen, "The New Black," is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community in Maryland is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar—the black church and reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda.

Learn more about "The New Black"
Read the 'New Black' press release

This event is funded by Promised Land Film's "Empowering Equality," in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign, and organized by Erica Williams, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology.

Roadmap to Freedom Film Screening at Spelman CollegeInternational Campus Day of Action for Palestine Film Viewing and Discussion of "The Roadmap to Apartheid"

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at 4 p.m.
The Science Center's NASA Auditorium, Room 134
The event is free and open to the public

Co-sponsored by the Ethel Waddell Githii Honors Program

About the film -- from the official website

In this award-winning documentary, the first-time directors take a detailed look at the apartheid analogy commonly used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Narrated by Alice Walker, "Roadmap to Apartheid" is as much a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa, as it is a film about why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why an increasing number of people around the world agree with them.

Learn more about "Roadmap to Apartheid"

Anita Hill Speaking Truth to PowerThe Women's Research and Resource Center Presents Documentary,
'ANITA: Speaking Truth to Power'

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at 7 p.m.
The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium
Free and open to the public.

Conversation with Freida Mock and Dr. Ayoka Chenzira followed by remarks from Prof. Anita Hill.  

Co-sponsored by Spelman's Social Justice Fellows Program, Ida B. Wells Collaborative, Ethel Waddell Githii Honors Program, and Planned Parenthood Southeast.

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