Events

Artist Marla McLeod giving a tour of her exhibition "We the People" at the WSRC Kniznick Gallery to Brandeis students in Fall 2021

Artist Marla McLeod giving a tour of her exhibition "We the People: Our Love Will See Us Through" at the WSRC Kniznick Gallery to Brandeis students in Fall 2021

Photo Credit: WSRC Staff

WSRC's Fall 2021 Lectures, Events and Exhibitions will take place both in a virtual format via Zoom and/or in-person at the Liberman-Miller lecture hall in the Epstein building at Brandeis University. Please check back to this page for any updates regarding WSRC Events. For information and updates on social distancing at Brandeis University please go to Covid-19 Response: What's Now, What's Next. For health updates, please go to the Brandeis University Health Center

Fall 2021 Events

Kniznick Gallery: Marla McLeod | We the People (Our Love Will See Us Through)

August 2, 2021

“We the People (Our Love Will See Us Through)” touches on the diversity of Marla McLeod’s practice, juxtaposing larger-than-life portrait painting with handmade textiles and garments, which explore the false and pervasive narratives surrounding Black bodies. On View at the Kniznick Gallery through October 29, 2021. Please see the Arts Program page for more information.

Artist Lecture | Marla McLeod

September 14, 2021

5:30 - 7 p.m. ET
(in-person / virtual)

Marla McLeod will discuss her exhibition "We the People (Our Love Will See Us Through)" and the concepts embedded in her portrait paintings and hand-sewn garments on display. The event will be in hybrid format; guests are welcome to attend in-person or virtually via ZOOM. Please see the Arts Program page for more information and how to register for this event.

Seeing through Generations: A Dark Room Conversation with Marla McLeod

October 19, 2021

5:30 - 7 p.m. ET
(virtual)

In conjunction with the Kniznick Gallery exhibition, "We the People (Our Love Will See Us Through)," Brandeis WSRC Resident Scholar K. Melchor Quick Hall hosts a virtual conversation between Kimberly Juanita Brown, convener of The Dark Room Faculty Seminar on Race and Visual Studies, and Marla McLeod. Please see the Arts Program Page for more information and how to register for this event.

Lecture | The Grassroots Leadership of GenZ/Millennials of Color and the Role of Generational Support

October 21, 2021

5:30-7 p.m. ET

WSRC Scholar Edith Chears leads a panel discussion with female leaders and 2021 SSP graduate, exploring their responses to a 'collection of shared crises' and how to garner generational support regarding current\future resistance, actions and success. With WSRC SSP student Arthi Jacob '21.

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Kniznick Gallery | Open Saturday

October 23, 2021

12 - 4 p.m. ET

Join us at the Kniznick Gallery for a Saturday viewing of the exhibition, "We the People (Our Love Will See Us Through)" hosted by artist Marla McLeod. Registration is required. Please see the Arts Program page for more information.

Lecture | Women's Security in the Midst of Covid-19 in Indonesia

October 26, 2021

5:30-7 p.m. ET

Indonesia has the highest number of Covid cases in Asian countries. WSRC Scholar Siti Nurjanah will discuss how women's security is highly at risk as women often stand at the forefront to ensure new ways of life are fulfilled.

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Webinar | Brassy Broad: How One Journalist Helped Pave the Way to #MeToo

November 3, 2021

7:00-8 p.m. ET

Author Alison Bass' perseverance in chipping away at the wall of male bias in how female victims are treated in the media helped pave the way to the #MeToo movement. Presented by Brandeis Women's Network. Moderated by Amy Cohen '85 and Talee Potter '97. Co-sponsored by Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center.

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Lecture | Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer

November 16, 2021

12:30-2 p.m. ET

Rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer wrestled with discrimination, poverty, and disenfranchisement. Her legacy lives on in a new generation's determination to complete the unfinished business of freedom and equality in America. Presented by WSRC Scholar Kate Clifford Larson, author of "Walk With Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer"

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Hybrid Lecture | Race, Class and Friendship

November 18, 2021

5:30-7 p.m. ET

WSRC Scholar K. Melchor Quick Hall engages author Wendy Sanford in a conversation about Sanford's new book, "These Walls Between Us: A Memoir of Friendship across Race and ClassThis hybrid lecture takes place in-person in the Liberman-Miller lecture hall, Epstein building on Brandeis University Campus and via Zoom.

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Hybrid Lecture | Damsel in Charge: Inventing a Powerful Female Archetype

December 2, 2021

5:30-7 p.m. ET

WSRC and Fulbright Scholar Donna Dodson engages in conversation with award-winning animator Trina Baker on their joint collaboration where Dodson's Amazon warrior sculptures are translated into three-dimensional digital characters in a short animation. This hybrid lecture takes place in-person in the Liberman-Miller lecture hall, Epstein building on Brandeis University Campus and via Zoom.

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