The Women's Research & Resources Center at Spelman College, the first of its kind at a historically black college, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Since 1981, the Center has frequently opened its doors to national women’s conferences and has developed new scholarship in black feminist thought.
To honor the anniversary, a series of events this weekend will bring together scholars and activists from around the globe — South Africa, West Africa, the Caribbean, Canada, and the US — to share the experiences that sparked their feminism. The events will include a symposium celebrating the legacy of lesbian poet and feminist Audre Lorde, the premiere of the science fiction short film "Her," and appearances by bell hooks, Paula Giddings and Leslie Feinberg.
Feminists at Spelman recently made the news when members of the campus' Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA) organized a march and speak-out last month to address inadequate responses to allegations of on-campus rape.
4/15/2014 Virginia Bishops Advocate More Abortion Restrictions for Poor Women - Using the Medicaid expansion debate as a platform, the Virginia Catholic Conference issued a statement Friday calling for the repeal of a Virginia law that allows state funding of abortion care for Medicaid recipients in situations where the fetus exhibits a "gross and totally incapacitating physical deformity" or a "gross and totally incapacitating mental deficiency."
Bishop Francis DiLorenzo of the Diocese of Richmond and Bishop Paul Loverde of the Diocese of Arlington authored the statement which urges Virginia lawmakers to act to expand Medicaid to cover more of Virginia's poor. . . .