Calendar of Events

Manahatta - East Coast Premiere
January 24 - February 15, 2020

A Raisin in the Sun
March 13 - April 4, 2020

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June 17, 2019 to January 31, 2020
(All day) Aperture: Portraits of Women Faculty in Medicine

Many of the portraits included in Aperture were commissioned as part of the celebration commemorating 100 Years of Women at the Yale School of Medicine in 2018 and donated to the school by photographer Robert Lisak, MFA ’81. Included in the exhibit is a recently unveiled oil portrait of the late Carolyn Walch Slayman, PhD, who was deputy dean for academic and scientific affairs, Sterling Professor of Genetics, and professor of cellular and molecular physiology. A second set of portraits of women faculty will replace those currently on display sometime in August, with a celebratory event planned for September.

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Location: Yale School of Medicine

Open to: Yale Community

July 19, 2019 to June 30, 2020
(All day) Ladies First Exhibit

This exhibit on the museum’s third floor pays tribute to the accomplishments and discoveries of women in STEM. Two dozen pioneering doctors, scientists, and engineers are highlighted in the exhibition, which was curated by the Peabody Museum’s EVOLUTIONS Afterschool Program. EVO provides 120 students from high schools in New Haven and West Haven experiences and instruction meant to inspire a passion for STEM and prepare them for college.

Location: Peabody Museum of Natural History

Open to: General Public

January 16, 2020 to March 28, 2020
(All day) Contemporary Designer Bookbindings from The Collection of Neale and Margaret Albert

Women’s contributions to the book arts are vast and long-standing, and many of the designer bookbindings in this display were made by women. Neale Albert (Yale JD 1961) is an active supporter of this often underappreciated aspect of the book arts. He was elected in 2014 as an honorary fellow of Designer Bookbinders, the principal society in Great Britain devoted to artistic bookbinding. All of the books included in the exhibition are a promised gift to the Center from Neale and Margaret Albert.

Location: Yale Center for British Art

Open to: General Public

January 21, 2020
11:45am 50WomenatYale150: Developing Meaningful Relationships with Pamela G. Carlton MBA/JD '80

Save the date for SOM’s first 50WomenatYale150 event of 2020! Pamela Carlton JD/MBA ’80  launched Springboard - Partners in Cross Cultural Leadership, LLC after 22 years as an investment banker on Wall Street. Springboard is an executive and organizational leadership consulting firm.

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Location: Yale School of Management, Evans Hall

Open to: General Public

January 22, 2020
6:30pm Sheila Levrant de Bretteville & Laura Coombs on gender & design

In continued celebration of its 150th anniversary and its status as a co-educational institution, the Yale School of Art will launch its spring public lecture series on the evening of January 22 with a conversation between renowned designer, Caroline M. Street Professor of Graphic Design, and Woman’s Building co-founder Sheila Levrant de Bretteville and recent alumnus Laura Coombs. In a presentation of her and her students’ work, de Bretteville will touch on her seminal contributions to contemporary feminist design, engaging Coombs and audience members in conversation to reveal a range of perspectives with regard to gender, design, and the diversity of ways designers and artists find, and ultimately become themselves, through their work.

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Location: School of Art, EIK Building

Open to: General Public

January 24, 2020 to February 15, 2020
8:00pm Manahatta – East Coast Premiere

It’s 2008 and securities trader Jane Snake has landed a lucrative job on Wall Street, where her ancestors, the Lenape, were violently removed four hundred years before, when the Dutch “purchased” the island of Manahatta. Past and present intertwine as Jane is caught in the center of a looming mortgage crisis that threatens financial ruin for millions of families––including her own. Performances at 2pm are also showing on the weekend.

Location: Yale Repertory Theatre

Open to: General Public

January 25, 2020
4:00pm Simpson-Hewett Lecture: Marilynne Robinson: “The Prehistory of Congregationalism”

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, National Humanities Medal earner, and faithful Christian and church member, Marilynne Robinson, will offer the Simpson-Hewett Lecture on Congregational History in 2020.

Marilynne Robinson was the recipient of a 2012 National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama, for “her grace and intelligence in writing.” In 2016 she was awarded the Library of Congress Lifetime Achievement Award in American Fiction, as well as the Dayton Peace Prize’s Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award. In 2013, she was awarded South Korea’s Pak Kyong-ni Prize for her contribution to international literature.

Location: Yale Divinity School

Open to: General Public

January 27, 2020
4:00pm Women of Yale Lecture Series: Art and Disruption

Quiara Alegría Hudes is a playwright and author originally from West Philly with roots in Boriken. Her play Water by the Spoonful won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Her Tony-winning Broadway musical In the Heights, written with Lin-Manuel Miranda, will soon be a major motion picture, adapted for the screen by Hudes. Together with her cousin Sean, Hudes cofounded Emancipated Stories, so people behind bars can share one page of their life story with those on the “outside.”

Seating is first come, first served.

Location: Yale Science Building, O.C. Marsh Lecture Hall

Open to: General Public

January 29, 2020
11:45am Critical Encounters Series: Crystal Feimster “‘Plying Her Advocation’: Finding Clarinda Tackert Rasure (aka Julia Dean) in Civil War Archives”

Crystal Feimster is Associate Professor of African American Studies and American Studies at Yale University. Feimster’s academic focus is racial and sexual violence; currently, she is completing a project on rape during the American Civil War. Her book, Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching, focuses on two women journalists: Ida B. Wells, who campaigned against lynching, and Rebecca Latimer Felton, who urged white men to prove their manhood by lynching black men accused of raping white women.

Location: William L. Harkness Hall

Open to: Yale Community

February 6, 2020
8:00pm The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea by Cherríe Moraga

Despite having gone to war to establish the dreamed-of Chicanx homeland, Aztlán, this supposed utopia relegates Medea to the role of housewife. When Medea starts an affair with another woman Aztlán exiles her, her lover, and son to the border between the U.S. and Aztlán.

The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea celebrates and engages in a tradition of Chicana (Mexican-American women) student activism and representation. The project delves into the rich history of women’s community-building on college campuses, celebrates and draws on the work of women-led anti-racist, anti-sexist student groups of the 20th century (Teatro Chicana, MeCHA, etc.).

The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea has been made possible with support from a Women at Yale Arts Grant as part of the 50WomenAtYale150 Celebration. Other co-sponsors include: Classics Department; Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration; Yale Women’s Center; Women Faculty Forum; WGSS and LGBTS Programs.

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Location: Whitney Theater

Open to: General Public

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