Past Events

February 2020

February 29, 2020
8:00pm The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

Somewhere in suburban America, nine girls in uniform warm up in a series of exactly timed stretches and exercises on an Astroturf field every winter Saturday. By the season’s end, the audience sees the team as warriors. Wolves is a manifestation of teenage girlhood: fiercely funny, smart, big-hearted, and sharp around the edges.

The play is about feeling like you don’t have the tools to navigate the space you are in and finding the tools. Isn’t this also how it must have felt to be part of the first few classes of women at Yale? How it feels now? 

The Wolves was made possible with support from a Women at Yale Arts Grant as part of the 50WomenAtYale150 Celebration.

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Open to: General Public
2:00pm The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

Somewhere in suburban America, nine girls in uniform warm up in a series of exactly timed stretches and exercises on an Astroturf field every winter Saturday. By the season’s end, the audience sees the team as warriors. Wolves is a manifestation of teenage girlhood: fiercely funny, smart, big-hearted, and sharp around the edges.

The play is about feeling like you don’t have the tools to navigate the space you are in and finding the tools. Isn’t this also how it must have felt to be part of the first few classes of women at Yale? How it feels now? 

The Wolves was made possible with support from a Women at Yale Arts Grant as part of the 50WomenAtYale150 Celebration.

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Open to: General Public
9:30am Symposium: Women at the Dawn of History

This day-long Symposium, dedicated to women in ancient Mesopotamia, will feature a special exhibition on the third floor of Sterling Memorial Library. The invited speakers include Zainab Bahrani (Columbia University) and Amy Gansell (St. John’s University). Yale speakers include: Eckart Frahm (NELC), Agnete Wisti Lassen (YBC/NELC) and Klaus Wagensonner (YBC/NELC). Breakfast and lunch and admission to the Peabody Museum will be provided.

Organized by the Yale Babylonian Collection


Open to: General Public
February 28, 2020
8:00pm The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

Somewhere in suburban America, nine girls in uniform warm up in a series of exactly timed stretches and exercises on an Astroturf field every winter Saturday. By the season’s end, the audience sees the team as warriors. Wolves is a manifestation of teenage girlhood: fiercely funny, smart, big-hearted, and sharp around the edges.

The play is about feeling like you don’t have the tools to navigate the space you are in and finding the tools. Isn’t this also how it must have felt to be part of the first few classes of women at Yale? How it feels now? 

The Wolves was made possible with support from a Women at Yale Arts Grant as part of the 50WomenAtYale150 Celebration.

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Open to: General Public
February 27, 2020
8:00pm The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe

Somewhere in suburban America, nine girls in uniform warm up in a series of exactly timed stretches and exercises on an Astroturf field every winter Saturday. By the season’s end, the audience sees the team as warriors. Wolves is a manifestation of teenage girlhood: fiercely funny, smart, big-hearted, and sharp around the edges.

The play is about feeling like you don’t have the tools to navigate the space you are in and finding the tools. Isn’t this also how it must have felt to be part of the first few classes of women at Yale? How it feels now? 

The Wolves was made possible with support from a Women at Yale Arts Grant as part of the 50WomenAtYale150 Celebration.

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Open to: General Public
4:00pm Simon Kuznets Lecture with Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg

Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, Chief Economist of the World Bank Group, will deliver the 30th Annual Kuznets Lecture “Poverty Reduction in the Era of Waning Globalization,” presented by the Yale Economic Growth Center.


Open to: Yale Community
February 22, 2020
7:30pm Yale Symphony Orchestra Presents Works by Women

This Yale Symphony Orchestra performance will include Sinfonia for Orbiting Spheres by Missy Mazolli, an American composer and pianist who is a member of the composition faculty at the Mannes College of Music. She has received critical acclaim for her chamber, orchestral and operatic work. In 2018 she became one of the first two women to receive a commission from the Metropolitan Opera House. Please register for this event.


Open to: General Public
12:00pm Women Working in the Business of Sports Luncheon & Panel Discussion

As the celebration of 50 years of coeducation at Yale continues, Yale Athletics hopes to see you at the 2020 Lux Et Femina Luncheon and Panel Discussion on “Women in the Business of Sports: Tales from Yale Varsity Athletes.” The discussion will be moderated by  Lawrie Mifflin ’73 (field hockey), Managing Editor, The Hechinger Report, and feature: Alexandra Lundy Dell ’94 (tennis), Lagardère Sports and Entertainment; Heather Daly-Donofrio ’91 (golf), Chief Communications and Tour Operations Officer, LPGA; and Zenab Keita ’14 (basketball), Manager of Partnership Development, Golden State Warriors.

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Open to: Yale Alumni
February 20, 2020
5:30pm Literature and Spirituality: Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson in Conversation with Christian Wiman.


Open to: General Public
February 19, 2020
4:00pm Interview with Anne Gardiner Perkins, author of Yale Needs Women

Interview with Anne Gardiner Perkins, author of Yale Needs Women with special guest Sam Chauncey, adviser to Yale President Kingman Brewster.


Open to: General Public
February 14, 2020
7:30pm Yale Concert Band Presents Works by Women

As part of its February performance, the Yale Concert Band will perform two works by women: Fanfare Ritmico by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy-winning classical composer Jennifer Higden, and Audible Images by postmodern/postminimalist composer Nancy Galbraith.


Open to: General Public
February 8, 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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Open to: General Public
2:00pm 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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Open to: General Public
February 7, 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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Open to: General Public
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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Open to: General Public
11:45am Celebration of Women at SOM: The Journey to Equity

As part of the Celebration of Women at Yale initiative, we’re holding a series of events to Celebrate Women at SOM. During Black History Month, we’re hosting a diversity & inclusion themed event on campus titled “The Journey to Equity”. We are aiming for a robust community discussion around both progress to date on the gender equity topic, while also engaging in ‘real’ talk around why progress hasn’t been quicker in advancing women, particularly women of color. Joining the panel are two faculty members who will share labor statistics and research on gender inequity, and a few alumnae to contribute their perspectives and experiences post SOM. Topics to be discussed include which strategies are being used to tackle this problem, personal experience as a woman in business, and how SOM students can affect change even from this early vantage point in their careers.

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Open to: General Public
February 4, 2020
6:30pm Neoliberalism and Women's Movements in the New Century

Please join us for the Fifth Annual YaleWomen social, which we are holding this year in conjunction with the Yale International Alliance. The evening will begin with a talk by Inderpal Grewal on ‘Neoliberalism and Women’s Movements in the New Century’. This event will lead up to the YIA hosted Conference on Global Citizenship in Rome on 13-14 March—more information on the Rome conference will be shared at the event.  Inderpal will share her recent research and then open up the discussion to the audience.

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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.


Open to: General Public
January 23, 2020 to May 19, 2020
(All day) Firsts and Founders: Early Women in Drama at Yale

As we celebrate 50 years of women in Yale College and 150 years of women in Yale’s graduate and professional schools, a glance back into the archives shows us that women have been students, faculty, and staff in the Yale School of Drama since its beginnings as the Department of Drama in 1924. Championed by founding chair George Pierce Baker, women made up one-third of the first classes in the Department of Drama and one of the four first teaching faculty. Women have been involved in all aspects of theater production at Yale from the earliest days, and they have brought their talents to teaching, writing, and creating theater around the world. This exhibition, drawn from materials in Arts Library Special Collections and Manuscripts and Archives, highlights just a few of those first women.

Curated by Lindsay King, Associate Director for Access and Research Services, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University


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.


Open to: General Public
October 14, 2019 to May 4, 2020
(All day) Student Research on the History of Women at Yale

In conjunction with the 50WomenatYale150 campus-wide celebration, two Yale College seniors have curated side-by-side exhibits on two different aspects of women at Yale using materials from library collections.

Curated by: Valentina Connell ‘20 and Mariana Melin-Corcoran ‘20

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Open to: General Public