On Black Women and Representation: Looking and Talking Back through Digital Discourses and Media Images

Thur, March 2 at 4:00 p.m
Reilley Room

Katrina Overby, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Communication, Rochester Institute of Technology, will address her recent research on Black women’s digital media discourse, imagery and representation. Using her lived experiences as a Black woman and activist, Dr. Overby utilizes scholarship to challenge dominant, mainstream narratives. She has written and taught about well-known public figures and Black feminist icons. In this lecture, Dr. Overby will explore Black women in media, including popular figures like Serena Williams and Megan Thee Stallion, the importance of Black women’s representation, and what it is like to navigate life as a Black woman in the academy.

This event is part of the College’s celebration of Women’s History Month. It is sponsored by the Gender and Women’s Studies Program, Lectures Committee, Hetterich Center, and Diversity Central. For information, contact Farha Ternikar at [email protected].

Spring 2023 Events


2023 Women in STEM Careers Panel
7 p.m., March 1

Everyone is welcome to join and engage with professionals early in their careers as they describe their transition from student to professional life. The panelists' college majors cover chemistry, computer science, cybersecurity, math and physics and they now work for organizations such as the EPA, Paramount, and Equitable. We are particularly excited to welcome back two Le Moyne graduates: Alexis Ess and Emma D'Ambro, Ph.D.

Women's International Day Panel
4 p.m., March 8
James Commons

Featuring Dr. Tabor Fisher, Leigh Fought, Delia Popescu, Godriver Odhiambo and Alison Marganski
The panelist will discuss the feminist approach to the post-pandemic world. They are all professors from different fields who will shed light from their different backgrounds and fields of expertise on this topic. The first 50 people who come will receive an International Women's Day giveaway item.

How to Be a Reproductive Justice Broker: Lessons in Solidarity from a Texas Filibuster
4 p.m., March 9
Reilley Room

Jill Swiencicki, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, English, St. John Fisher University

Women Courageous: Lessons from Leading through the Labyrinth
Noon, March 21

In honor of Women’s History Month, Le Moyne College will host an engaging and insightful conversation among female leaders and authors across three Jesuit colleges and universities. Their work was recently featured in the publication, Women Courageous: Leading through the Labyrinth, a collection of true experiences by women from around the globe, leading in the political, academic, non-profit public and private sectors.

An Afternoon with Ann Enright
4 p.m., March 27
Grewen Auditorium

Join for an afternoon featuring award-winning writer Anne Enright, the first fiction laureate of Ireland. The author of numerous works, including The Gathering, The Green Road and The Forgotten Waltz: A Novel, Enright has received numerous accolades for her writing, including the Booker Prize and Encore Award. During this event, she will read from her recent work

Girlhood and the Making of American Catholicism
4 p.m., March 29
Reilley Room

Monica Mercado, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, History, Colgate University

Methods and Insights Into How Adolescent Girls in Trinidad and Tobago Claim Agency of Their Intimate Selves
4 p.m., April 25
Reilley Room

Leslie-Ann Foncette, Ph.D.
SUNY PRODiG Fellow, Department of Social Science and Public Affairs


Meet President Linda LeMura


When Linda LeMura, Ph.D., was named the 14th president of Le Moyne College in 2014, she made history as the first female layperson to lead a Jesuit college or university in the United States. Since then, joy, purpose and passion have guided Dr. LeMura’s work at the institution she often refers to as “our Jesuit gem.” She has said that watching the College’s students transform over the course of their time on campus has been the honor of her professional life.

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