The Madame de Lafayette Series seeks to recognize what it means to be a woman in the 21st century. In 2014, Lafayette hosted these fantastic events!

Madame de Lafayette Kickoff

Pick up your calendar and free gift!

Monday, November 3, Noon, Marquis and Farinon
Monday, 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


A 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
Join 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

Tuesday, 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
Wednesday, 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



Brown Bag: Gendered Constructions of Alcohol Consumption

Lunch will be served!

Sponsored by: LDAPA and Association of Lafayette Feminists
Thursday, November 20, 12:15 p.m., Interfaith Chapel

got consentBrown Bag: Why Are We Always Talking About Consent?
Lunch will be served!

Sponsored by: Association of Lafayette Feminists, Phi Kappa Psi, Anthropology and Sociology
Monday, November 17, 12:15 p.m., Marlo West