Madame de Lafayette Series 2014

logoThe 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 $400 travel voucher through Emmanuel Travel. Use it to go ANYWHERE!

Monday, November 3, Noon, Marquis and Farinon
Madame de Lafayette Kickoff
Pick up your calendar and free gift!



annalynne-mccord-1-768Monday, November 3, 8 p.m., Colton Chapel
Keynote Lecture: AnnaLynne McCord
In a powerful and moving presentation, AnnaLynne McCord, Hollywood actress, shares her journey of surviving sexual assault and how she found the courage to regain her inner voice, take action, and heal.

Sponsored by: Lafayette Activities Forum, Delta Upsilon, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Association of Lafayette Feminists, and Quest.




Tuesday, November 4, 7 p.m., Oeschle 224
boys dont cryA Master Class in Fearless Filmmaking with Christine Vachon
One of the most influential producers in the independent film industry, Christine Vachon is the force behind many notable and groundbreaking indie films from the last 20 years. Her film credits include Boys Don’t Cry, Far From Heaven, Kids, Stonewall, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and One Hour Photo. Using excerpts, Christine will offer a conversation about what it takes to make such films–about collaboration, creativity, and courage.

Sponsored by: Film and Media Studies


Wednesday, November 5, 7:30 p.m., Oeschle 224
Panel Discussion: Reproductive Rights in a Global Context
populationconnectionJoin Prof. Mary Armstrong, Prof. Katalin Fabian, and Alex Behette ‘14 from Population Connection in an engaging discussion surrounding access to birth control and other reproductive freedoms inside and
outside the United States.

Sponsored by Association of Lafayette Feminists, Women’s and Gender Studies, Government and Law

red flagTuesday, November 11, 4:30 p.m., Marlo West
What are the Red Flags About: A Discussion on Relationship Violence
Light refreshments will be available.

Sponsored by Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley


jessica bakerWednesday, November 12, 8 p.m., Oeschle 224
Lecture: Change the World, Not Your Body! With Jes Baker
“Striving to provide a place in the blogosphere that offers fresh and colorful perspective on what is presented as normal to those immersed in our gender bent, body loathing society,” Jes Baker is a mental health professional, pastry chef, ex-art major, crazy cat lady, fat model, and fiery advocate. Learn more about her at

Sponsored by: Lafayette Activities Forum


alcohol and genderMonday, November 17, 12:15 p.m., Marlo West
Brown Bag: Gendered Constructions of Alcohol Consumption
Lunch will be served!

Sponsored by: LDAPA and Association of Lafayette Feminists



got consentThursday, November 20, 12:15 p.m., Interfaith Chapel
Brown Bag: Why Are We Always Talking About Consent?
Lunch will be served!

Sponsored by: Association of Lafayette Feminists, Phi Kappa Psi, Anthropology and Sociology