Campus Community Events

    Our campus community is putting on virtual events for students, faculty, staff, and the Agnes Scott community every day, and we want to invite you to join us for some of these events to get a better sense of our community. Each event listed is open to the public and free to attend!

    Please note that all times listed are Eastern time zone; please adjust your time zone accordingly.

    Upcoming Events:
    • April 22 at 7 p.m.: Looking Back and Looking Forward: 40 Years of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Agnes Scott. This spring, the Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies Department of Agnes Scott College is celebrating a number of milestones: 40 years since the first Women's Studies class was offered at Agnes Scott, 30 years since our Women's Studies Program was established, and 20 years since the Women's Studies Major was approved by the Agnes Scott faculty. A keynote panel discussion of the evolution and future directions of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies will be held, featuring: Amy Bhatt (University of Maryland), Cari Carpenter (University of West Virginia), Francisco Galarte (University of New Mexico), Beverly Guy-Sheftall (Spelman College), and Lauran Whitworth (Agnes Scott College).
    • April 26 at 12:20 p.m.: Lihi Ben Shitrit: Women and the Holy City- The Struggle Over Jerusalem's Sacred Space. Jerusalem’s Temple Mount/al-Haram al-Sharif is the holiest place in the world for Jews, the third-holiest place for Muslims and a constant feature in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Yet the gendered dimensions of inter-communal disputes over sacred space in Jerusalem, as well as in other holy places around the world, have been largely neglected, as have women’s roles in these site-specific conflicts. An implicit association of women with peaceful politics and syncretic religious practices has obscured the fact that women are often key actors in inter-communal contestation of holy places. In this book talk, Prof. Lihi Ben Shitrit studies three contemporary women’s movements across the religious divide, to shed further light onto the intersections of religion, gender, and politics regarding access to this sacred space.
    • April 27 at 1 p.m.: Asian-American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Anti-Racism Panel. What does it mean to be anti-racist in an Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) context? How can others be an ally to the AANHPI community? Amidst the spike in anti-Asian hate crimes and the murder of 6 Asian women in Atlanta, we invite you to dig into questions like these with a panel of AANHPI leaders and advocates. Panelists include: Karina Leung '18 (Agnes Scott College Center for Sustainability Fellow), Kawena Kapahua (Political Activist and Hawaiian Kingdom Advocate), Marvin Lim (Georgia State Representative for House District 99), and Raymond Partolan (Immigration Paralegal at Kuck Baxter Immigration).
    • April 28 at 3:15 p.m.: Women Push Back- Efforts to Enhance Women's Access to the Public and Political Spaces in the Muslim World. Women’s rights activists across the Muslim world, often in solidarity with one another, have sought to push back against patriarchal and male dominated institutional structures that limit their political and social influence. The speakers of this panel will shed light onto some of those tactics. Homa Hoodfar will briefly comment on the significance of transnational action to address women’s intentional marginalization from public and political spaces. Amna Nasir will discuss the ways in which Pakistan’s Aurat March, that feminists launched in response to gender-based violence and harassment, aims to reclaim their access to public spaces. Azam Khatam critically studies the efforts of women who are elected to their local councils in Iran as they aim to address various social and spatial disparities faced by women. Lastly, Mahboubeh Abosgholizadeh will discuss the strategies used by ordinary Iranian women to utilize the #metoo movement to bring about a public discussion around violence against women in a theocracy.
    • May 7 at 8 p.m.: Bradley Observatory Open House with Dr. Chris DePree. Bradley Observatory’s open houses focus on a topic in physics or astronomy with lectures given by Agnes Scott faculty, students, alumni or local scientists. This event will feature Professor Chris DePree as he provides an update on his forthcoming book, "Astronomical Mindfulness."
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