Who is the Madame?

The Madame de Lafayette Series seeks to recognize what it means to be a woman in the 21st century. Consider attending any of these fantastic events! As an added incentive, if you attend a program you will receive a raffle ticket to win a FREE iPad 2!

Download a .pdf copy of the full schedule here.

Monday, November 4, 12-1 p.m., Farinon Atrium
Madame Kickoff
Pick up your free giveaways and a copy of this month’s programming calendar!

Tuesday, November 5, 12-1 p.m., Portlock Black Cultural Center (101 McCartney Street)
Brown Bag: Women and Authentic Spirituality

Join different Lafayette students in a lively discussion around the role that spirituality plays in their lives as college women. Lunch will be provided.

Co-sponsored by: Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Interfaith Council

Wednesday, November 6, 7:30 p.m., Oeschle Hall, Room 224
Breast Cancer Gene Mutations: A Personal Story
Lecture by Jane Herman

Engage with Rev. Herman around her story of having a preventative mastectomy due to having a rare cancer genetic mutation.

Co-sponsored by: Hillel, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life

Monday, November 11, Noon, Farinon Student Center, Marlo Room, East
Brown Bag: Race and Beauty

How do different racial groups construct female beauty? Join multiple student organizations in a discussion around this important topic. Lunch will be provided.

Co-sponsored by: Association of Lafayette Feminists, Association of Black Collegians, International Student Association, Hispanic Society of Lafayette, Asian Cultural Alliance

Miss_Representation_(2011)Tuesday, November 12, 7 p.m., Hugel 100
Film Screening: Miss Representation
Discussion to follow with Gene Kelly, Associate Dean of Intercultural Development and Director of Gender and Sexuality Programs

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

Wednesday, November 13, 4:15 p.m., Kirby Sports Center, Room 136
Self-Defense Class
Learn some skills to keep yourself safe.

Sponsored by: Office of Public Safety

Thursday, November 14, 8 p.m., Gilbert’s Snack Bar
An Evening with Ella Mae Bowen

Ella Mae Boweella mae bowenn is a powerful new voice in the world of country music. Although just 17, Entertainment Weekly described Ella Mae’s voice as having “an urgency beyond her years.”

Sponsored by: Lafayette Activities Forum



Monday, November 18, 7 p.m., Limburg Theater, Farinon Student Center
Film Screening: Dark Girls

Discussion to follow with Prof. Wendy Wilson-Fall, Associate Professor and Program Chair, Africana Studies and members of NIA, Lafayette’s women of color social/support group.

Co-sponsored by: Africana Studies Department, NIA






Tuesday, November 19, 4:15 p.m., Kirby Sports Center, Room 136
Self-Defense Class
Learn some skills to keep yourself safe.

Sponsored by: Office of Public Safety

take back the night


Thursday, November 21, 8 p.m., The Quad
Take Back the Night March,Vigil, and Rally

  • Pick up your FREE “Lafayette Stands Against Sexual Violence” t-shirt from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the following locations: Pardee Hall lobby and Farinon Center atrium. (After 1 p.m., remaining t-shirts will be available in Farinon Center, Room 124). These shirts will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Wear your shirt with pride througout the day and evening.
  • Take Back the Night March/Rally/Vigil: Meet in any of the following locations at 7:45 p.m. (Courtyard outside Fisher East and West, Courtyard outside Delta Upsilon fraternity, March Field, Anderson Courtyard, Gilbert’s Patio) and participate in a silent march. This march will end on the Quad, where we will shatter the silence with various chants and guest speakers including Prof. Mary Armstrong and Prof. Emily Musil Church. The event will conclude in the Farinon Atrium with free refreshments.

Check out the photos from the evening here!



Win a Free iPad 2! At the end of each program, you’ll be given a raffle ticket to enter into the grand prize drawing to be completed after the last event.


Many thanks to these additional sponsors of the Madame de Lafayette Series:

Office of Gender and Sexuality Programs, Women’s and Gender Studies Department, Office of Intercultural Development, Office of the Dean of Students, Delta Gamma, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Delta Delta Delta, Zeta Psi, Delta Upsilon, Phi Kappa Psi, Marquis Literary Magazine, Non Cur



Have you been to any LGBT History Month events yet? NO?? Tuesday, October 21 is our keynote lecture by none other than Orange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria! 8 p.m. in Colton Chapel, check it out! Visit gsp.lafayette.edu/lgbthistory for the rest of the exciting events!

Contact Us

Office of Gender and Sexuality Programs
Farinon Student Center, Room 107D
(610) 330-5819

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mailing address:
101 Hogg Hall
Lafayette College
Easton, PA 18042

Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
Farinon Student Center, Room 124
(610) 330-5558