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Take Back the Night: Busting Myths: Sex and the "Not-So Grey Area"
Sunday, April 21, 2-3 pm

Norris Arch Room

This workshop put on by MARS will help men and masculine-identified students explore skills for communicating and respecting personal boundaries for healthy sexual experiences. Facilitators will also address what is commonly misperceived as the “grey area of consent” and how a comprehensive understanding of consent and healthy relationships can make sex a safer and more pleasurable experience for all.

Earth Day 2019
Monday, April 22

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

Take Back the Night: Healthy LGBTQ+ Relationships
Monday, April 22, 7-8:30 pm

Kresge 2415

Join College Feminists and Rainbow Alliance for a workshop on building healthy relationships that is by members of the LGBTQ+ community and for members of the LGBTQ+ community. In this workshop, Alyssa Pepio, founder and co-director of the HEART Intiative, will be leading a discussion on how to decide and communicate what you want out of a relationship, how to identify interpersonal violence, and skills for bystanders who may need to intervene in an interpersonal violence situation.

Take Back the Night: Sexual Assault in the Black Community
Tuesday, April 23, 6-8 pm

Norris Arch Room

For Us, By Us (FUBU) and the Collective are proud to partner with Take Back the Night to present a facilitated dialogue to Northwestern community, introducing and engaging in topics regarding sexual violence in marginalized communities. The goal of this discussion is to highlight the ways in which various factors aid in the marginalization of various communities, and ultimately, how that manifests in acts of physical violence. Please join FUBU and the Collective as we engage in this and discuss ways in which we can support survivors in our various communities.

Take Back the Night: Screening of the Rape of Recy Taylor
Wednesday, April 24, 5:30-8 pm

Trienens Forum Kresge

In partnership with College Feminists, CARE, and the MSA, the Women's Center will be hosting a documentary screening of the Rape of Recy Taylor. When gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama, Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, bravely identified her rapists at a time when few women spoke up in fear for their lives. A discussion with Sekile Nzinga-Johnson, Kyra Jones, and Alysia Raines will follow.

Catharine MacKinnon
Thursday, April 25, 12:00 – 1:30

Hardin Hall

Professor MacKinnon will address the politics and law of sexual harassment, focusing on its violation of equality rights, in light of the #MeToo movement, exploring those developments in light of the theory of her most recent book, Butterfly Politics.  Book signing to follow until 2:15.

Take Back the Night March and Speakout
Thursday, April 25, 5:30 pm

The Rock

Show your support for survivors as we march from the Rock down Sheridan to Norris; the March will begin with speaker Alana Farkas. Feel free to bring your own banners and signs. A survivor speakout will follow in the Dittmar Gallery.

Meet at The Rock at 5:30 pm for the start of our march with a survivor speakout at around 6:30 pm in Dittmar Gallery.

Take Back the Night: Wellness Day – Evanston
April 26, 2019, 10am-3pm

2000 Sheridan Road

Join the Women’s Center for a day of healing and rejuvenation during sexual assault awareness month.  We will have relaxation activities, lunch, and individual consultations with both confidential and private campus and community partners.

Self Defense Workshop
Saturday, April 27, 1-2 pm

Kresge 2410

To wrap up the week, join Northwestern student Kayla Carter in a workshop about the basics of self-defense. This workshop is ideal for someone who is interested in learning how to defend themselves but just doesn't know where to start. However, individuals of all skill levels are welcome.

Karen Russell: The Moore Lecture in Creative Writing
Friday, April 26, 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM 

Kresge Hall, 1-515, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston

KAREN RUSSELL, a native of Miami, won the 2012 National Magazine Award for fiction, and her first novel, Swamplandia! (2011), was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She is a graduate of the Columbia MFA program, a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, and a 2012 Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

The Moore Lecture in Creative Writing, in association with One Book, One Northwestern presents Karen Russell. The Moore Lecture Series project aims to attract great writers to pass their knowledge and experience on to students, faculty, and the Northwestern community.

Co-sponsors: One Book One Northwestern, The Department of English Creative Writing Program and The Litowitz MFA+MA program

Arbor Day Tree Planting
Friday, April 26
First shift:  9:30 -11:30am
Second shift: 12 - 2pm

Meet at The Rock

Help plant a tree and learn about our urban forest with the professionals who care for the trees, plants, and landscapes on campus. There will be two, 2-hour sessions, with the first starting at 9:30 a.m. and the second starting at 12:00 p.m. Join for as much time as you have available. Please wear clothes and shoes that are appropriate for digging. Lunch will be available for participants in between sessions. Meet at the Rock, near the entrance to University Hall.

Please support reuse and waste reduction by bringing your own water bottle! No bottled beverages will be supplied. This event is sponsored by sustainNU and One Book One Northwestern. Special thanks to Facilities Grounds Services for providing the trees and supporting the effort.

Schiller’s Mary Stuart
Friday - Sunday, April 26 – May 5

Ethel M. Barber Theater, 30 Arts Circle Drive

An all-female cast brings to life a dramatic interpretation of the clash between the imprisoned Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots and her rival Queen Elizabeth I. Schiller’s classic play, in an acclaimed translation by Peter Oswald, crafts a compelling portrait of a tragic heroine rising above her suffering to gain absolution and spiritual enlightenment. In contrast, Elizabeth, in turmoil over the correct course of action for her country and trapped by the cruel demands of her court, can insure her sovereignty only at a terrible moral cost. Ignited by a fictitious meeting of the two women, this dramatic political battle of the two titular queens reveals equal parts human tragedy and an emotional war of words that echo throughout history. Tickets:


The 88th Annual Waa-Mu Show: For The Record
Friday - Sunday, May 3 - 12

Cahn Auditorium

In this day and age, when women’s voices fight to be heard, one New York journalist embarks on a project to chronicle the lives of three of history’s most incredible women. Though these women dedicated their careers to changing the world, their stories have been all but erased from historical record. Now one woman's quest to reveal their lives will end up shaping her own. Inspired by a true story, this year's Waa-Mu show FOR THE RECORD asks the age-old question - how can we learn from our past in order to create a more enlightened future?

The running time of this production will be 80 minutes with no intermission.

Box Office: 847-491-7282


...Is Never Done: Films on Gender and Labor
Friday, May 3, 7 pm

The Block Museum of Art

(2000-2018, Digital/16mm/35mm, 72 min.)

Block Cinema welcomes Channels: A Quarterly Film Series, organized by local film programmers Josh B. Mabe and Erin Nixon, to present its newest installment in response to Visual Pleasures: The Work and Play of Women’s Liberation. This program features filmmakers that consider structures of the workplace, gendered labor, and the issues surrounding work and class, including films by Abigail Child, Janie Geiser, Cristiana Miranda, and others. Channels: A Quarterly Film Series presents experimental film, expanded cinema, documentary, installation, and video and new media art to audiences across Chicago.

Critical Reflections on Spectacle: #blacklivesmatter, #sayhername, and #metoo.
Professor Shatema Threadcraft, Department of Political Science, Dartmouth College
Monday, May 6, Noon-2:00 pm

Room 212, Scott Hall

Sponsored by the Political Theory Colloquium, Department of Political Science.

Co-sponsors: Center for the Study of Diversity and Democracy

Keyword:  Pleasure
Tuesday, May 14, 5 – 6:30 PM

Hagstrum Room (Room 201), University Hall

A panel of Northwestern scholars, educators and activists will discuss the charged and contested meanings of “pleasure” in the academy and beyond.  Based on his research on sexuality in Mexico and with Mexican immigrants, Héctor Carillo (GSS, Sociology) will address the cultural specificity and circulating discourses of sexual pleasure.  He will zoom into the notion of “Latino passion,” which is often used by his participants to simultaneously discuss cultural stereotypes and sources of cultural and community pride.  Julian Glover (African American Studies) will address the keyword from the perspective of what it means to pursue pleasure as a black queer/transgender/gender nonconforming person under the constant threat of socioeconomic, political and cultural annihilation. He will draw on both his work with black transgender women who engage in sex work and his own experience.  Anna Michelson (Sociology) will discuss how romance novels relate to pleasure on multiple levels:  pleasure in the content (emotional or sexual arousal), pleasure in a predictable formula, pleasure in the acts of writing and reading, and, increasingly, “political pleasure” as more and more romances affirm feminist and progressive politics.  Jennifer Nash (GSS, African American Studies) will speak about (and interrogate) the Left political pleasures that terms like intersectionality generate for feminist scholars in the US university.  Deborah Tuerkheimer (Pritzker School of Law) will provide a brief overview of how feminist legal theorists have approached the subject of pleasure generally before turning to her own work on affirmative consent and its relationship to wanted/unwanted sex.  She will end with thoughts about how the #MeToo movement intersects with this conversation.

Katie Watson
May 15, 5:15 - 6:30 

Lake room in Norris

Join us for a book talk with author and Northwestern  Associate Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Medical Education and Obstetrics & Gynecology Katie Watson. Watson will  discuss her new book, The Scarlet A: The Ethics, Law & Politics of Ordinary Abortion. Scarlet A explains the law of abortion, challenges the toxic politics that make it a public football and private secret, offers tools for more productive private exchanges and leads the way to a more robust public discussion of abortion. Planned Parenthood co-chair and Senior Sloane Scott will engage Professor Watson in conversation before opening the program up for Q& A from the audience.

Evanston Literary Festival presents: Panel Discussion of The Handmaid’s Tale: The Graphic Novel (released March 2019)
Thursday, May 16,  7 PM

Comix Revolution, 606 Davis St, Evanston

Please join our three panelist Terence Gant, President of Third Coast Comics  a full service Comic Book Retail business based in Chicago, Juan Martinez, Northwestern Assistant Professor, English, and Helen Thompson, One Book Faculty Chair and Northwestern Professor of English, as they discuss Margaret Atwood’s recently released graphic novel of The Handmaid’s Tale.

English department faculty discuss Handmaid (with Julia Stern, Eula Biss, and Sarah Dimick)
Monday, May 20, 5 – 6:30 PM

Hagstrum Room (201 University Hall).

English Department faculty discuss their unique perspectives on Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.  Eula Biss (English, Artist in Residence) will take up Atwood’s invitation to consider the role of economics in systems of social control.  Touching on Silvia Federici’s Caliban and the Witch, she will discuss the intersectional politics of economic oppression under capitalism.  Sarah Dimick (English, Environmental Humanities) will examine toxic bodies in The Handmaid's Tale​, reflecting on contemporary environmentalism’s fraught relationships with population control and reproductive futurity.  Julia Stern (English, American Studies) will discuss tropes of sentimentalism and domestic violence in American slave narratives, especially Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, as they are deployed and repressed in Atwood’s novel.

Losing Ground
Wednesday, May 22, 7PM

The Block Museum of Art

(Kathleen Collins, 1982, USA, DCP, 86 min.)

The work of Kathleen Collins is one of the great discoveries of the last decade, with the release of Losing Ground and publication of her writings. Collins died at age 46 in 1988, leaving behind two films and a vast trove of short stories, diaries, and screenplays; a rich artistic legacy exploring the African-American experience. In Losing Ground, Collins tells the semi-autobiographical story of a college professor (Seret Scott) and her painter husband (Bill Gunn) whose marriage is tested by his disregard for her career, flirtatious behavior on both sides, and jealousy as they summer away from the city.

Barbara Hammer: Mediated Sensuality
Thursday, May 23, 7 pm

The Block Museum of Art

(1974-2018, USA, 16mm/digital, 84 min.)

Since the late 1960s, lesbian experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer has restlessly challenged the limits of the visible, crafting dozens of films that push against the formal, social and sexual boundaries of cinema. This program of films (shown in newly restored prints from Experimental Arts Intermix and the Academy Film Archive) showcases Hammer’s ability to translate embodied experience through expressive technique. “Employing double exposure, optical printing, computer animation, and unexpected structural elements, these six works offer a primer on Hammer’s visual imagination and career-long fascination with the scintillating power of touch.” (UCLA) Includes Dyketactics (1974), Sync Touch (1981), Vital Signs (1991) and others.

In person: UCLA Film & Television Archive programmer and curator KJ Relth.

Barbara Hammer: Declarations of Identity
Friday, May 24, 7 pm

The Block Museum of Art

(1973-83, USA, 16mm, 75 min.)

Our second program dedicated to Barbara Hammer’s pioneering work includes new prints of six films, including recent restorations of Sisters! (1973), Menses (1974), Audience (1983). “A mix of pseudo-documentary, role-play, and traditional documentation of Barbara Hammer’s international audiences combine to create an engaged intervention of queer and feminist testimony in the socially-and politically-charged climate of the 1970s and ‘80s.” (UCLA)

In person: UCLA Film & Television Archive programmer and curator KJ Relth.

Parenting and Reproduction in the Workplace Brown Bag Discussion
May 30, 2019, 12pm

2000 Sheridan Road

Join Women’s Center Director Dr. Sekile Nzinga-Johnson for a brown bag lunch discussion on parenting and reproduction in the workplace.  Dessert will be provided.


9 to 5
Wednesday, June 5, 7 pm

The Block Museum of Art

(Colin Higgins, 1980, USA, DCP, 109 min.)

9 to 5 remains a classic film for many reasons: its top-tier cast, catchy theme, and the powerful way it blends comedy with a rallying cry for working women. Jane Fonda, Lilly Tomlin, and Dolly Parton’s characters fight against the patriarchy to enact progressive ideas--their platform is for equal pay for equal work, ending discriminatory hiring and office sexual harassment, and instituting social programs including workplace child-care. Nearly forty years later, these issues are still being grappled with as a new battle for equal rights taken on by the most diverse Congress ever elected.


Visual Pleasures: The Work and Play of Women’s Liberation

Block Musem of Art

Spring 2019 Block Cinema One Book One Northwestern film series

This year’s One Book One Northwestern selection, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, imagines how the hard-fought economic and sexual freedoms won by the women’s movement might be stripped away. The films in this series, co-presented with One Book, the Northwestern Women’s Center, and the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, manifest those freedoms in both form and content. Visual Pleasures encompasses both mainstream comedies of empowerment and experimental representations of desire through a distinctly female gaze, celebrating liberation through a spectrum of cinematic forms. We will show the following movies:

Traces from Off the Beaten Path: Open Community Exhibition of Feminist Art
April 5 - 28, 2019

Dittmar Gallery

Traces from Off the Beaten Path offers a glimpse into the guarded aspects of identity; how every experience, instance of doubt, or moment of pain defines who we are today. These experiences are meant to be difficult. We tried to hide them growing up, grappled with them our entire lives, and still struggle with how to either embrace these aspects or completely shut them out. We all have that story inside of us, with each day a new page engraved into our essence. What makes us, us.   

One Book One Northwestern: The Podcast

The book is just the beginning. Listen along as Wildcats contend with the eerie world of The Handmaid’s Tale—and the fascinating issues it raises. Support for the podcast is provided by the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and One Book One Northwestern. Find each episode on iTunes and at

Past events

Don’t Let the Misogynists Grind you down: Popular Feminism and The Handmaid’s Tale
Talk by Sarah Banet-Weiser (Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California)

Thursday, April 18, 5:15 PM - 6:30 pm

McCormick Foundation Center Forum, 1870 Campus Dr., Evanston

Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel turned Hulu serialized drama The Handmaid’s Tale (1985, 2017, respectively) arrived as a chilling forewarning during the early days of Donald Trump’s presidency. The series, and the thousands of memes, parodies, and street performances at protests emerged as an important popular culture and mediated symbol of the new Anti-Trump/Pence feminist resistance, as fans linked the series’ fictionalized dystopian society to the very real onslaught of women’s reproductive rights in policy making and other oppressive elements of the current US government.  Both the novel and the serialized television drama engage the politics of gender, race and right-wing political regimes, and both can be considered examples of what I call “popular feminism.” In this talk, I contend with how, and in what ways, the rise of popular feminism in the twenty-first-century North American and European context has encouraged both a response and an intensification of popular misogyny.  Here, using the frame of popular cultural iterations of The Handmaid’s Tale, I explore the ways a popular feminist text responds to an increasingly visible context of popular misogyny. I argue that we need to understand the relationship between popular feminism and popular misogyny in order to grasp the significance, and the endurance, of both. What does reading a novel or watching a series about the oppression of women involve, and what kinds of resistance or collective activism to the politics of contemporary moment might The Handmaid’s Tale engender?

Auto-Erotic: Female Sexuality in the First Person
Wednesday, April 17, 7PM

The Block Museum of Art

(1967-2006, 16mm/digital, 120 min.)

Curated by Northwestern professors Amy Partridge and Helen Thompson, this program brings together three daring works of film and video that forged new paths towards women's sexual self-representation on screen. Carolee Schneemann’s classic Fuses (1966), shown in a restored print, remains one of experimental film’s uncompromising evocations of intimacy. The Continuing Story of Carel and Ferd (1970-75) offers an early use of video as a medium for confession and confrontation. The late Chicago artist Barbara DeGenevieve playfully deconstructs the motives behind her affair with a truck driver in Desperado (2004-06)

Thursday - Saturday, April 11-13, 7 pm and 10:30 pm 

Lutkin Hall

Burlesque, an annual production with Lipstick Theater, creates a safe space to express the human body. Through show-stopping numbers and intimate, creative performances, Burlesque supports healthy body image for Northwestern's campus. Specifically the show upholds women, people of color and LGBTQIA+ individuals through conversation and socially relevant performances.

Sarah Squirm
Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

McCormick Auditorium in Norris

Come see hilarious Northwestern alumnus, Sarah Squirm.  (Adult Swim) was recently named one of Vulture's "38 Comedian's You Should and Will Know" and one of Thrillist's "Best Undiscovered Comedians from Every State". You can see her recent Adult Swim special Flayaway here. Sarah hosts HELLTRAP NIGHTMARE, a disgusting comedy-horror freak show featuring the best names in underground comedy from around the country. HELLTRAP NIGHTMARE was recently named "disgustingly funny" by Time Out Chicago, "some truly off-kilter shit" by LA Weekly , “Best Underground Comedy Show in Chicago” by Chicago Magazine, and "The Most Perverted Shit On The Planet" by Sarah's dad. Sarah was most recently staffed on Netflix's Magic for Humans.

Chemical Engineering department debate on the regulation of plastics and the role in environmental pollution
Tuesday April 9, 2019, 5–8 pm

Tech LR3

Plastic waste is creating an environmental nightmare. Each year, approximately 18 billion pounds of plastic waste gets dumped into the ocean from coastal regions, and less than a fifth of all plastic is recycled. To increase public awareness and action, the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering is hosting a debate regarding the regulation of plastics and the role in environmental pollution in connection with One Book One Northwestern centered on the Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. The book takes place in an environmental dystopia in which pollution has caused plummeting fertility rates. The Chemical Engineering department debate will focus particularly on the recent role of plastics in our society and the repercussions we will face in the future without regulation. Two teams composed of ChBE faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students will participate in a formal debate on this topic.

Sponsors:  McCormick; Chemical and Biological Engineering; One Book One Northwestern

Permission as Material
Monday, April 8, 2019, 4:30 pm

Kresge #1515 (Trienens Forum)

Artist, writer, and filmmaker Jill Magid will discuss projects related to security, intimacy and access. Magid’s work is deeply ingrained in her lived experience, exploring and blurring the boundaries between art and life. Through her performance-based practice, Magid has initiated intimate relations with a number of organizations and structures of authority. She explores the emotional, philosophical and legal tensions between the individual and ‘protective’ institutions, such as intelligence agencies or the police. To work alongside or within large organizations, Magid makes use of institutional quirks, systemic loopholes that allow her to make contact with people ‘on the inside.’ Her work tends to be characterized by the dynamics of seduction, the resulting narratives often taking the form of a love story.

Sponsors: Art History, Art Theory and Practice, Block Museum of Art, and Kaplan Humanities Institute

Traces from Off the Beaten Path
Friday, April 5, 2019, 4-6 pm

Dittmar Gallery

Traces from Off the Beaten Path offers a glimpse into the guarded aspects of identity; how every experience, instance of doubt, or moment of pain defines who we are today. These experiences are meant to be difficult. We tried to hide them growing up, grappled with them our entire lives, and still struggle with how to either embrace these aspects or completely shut them out. We all have that story inside of us, with each day a new page engraved into our essence. What makes us, us.

Wellness Day – Chicago
Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 11 am-2 pm

1400 Abbott Hall

Join the Women’s Center for a day of healing and rejuvenation during sexual assault awareness month.  We will have relaxation activities, lunch, and individual consultations with both confidential and private campus and community partners.

REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS: Gender, Power and Society

Block Museum of Art

Block Cinema continues its year-long series of programs inspired by One Book One Northwestern’s 2018-2019 selection, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, with a selection of films that engage the theme of reproduction. Biological reproduction is at the center of The Handmaid’s Tale, but Atwood’s novel also reflects how systems of education, labor, media and justice function to reproduce social structures across generations. Programmed with the support of the Northwestern Women’s Center, REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS brings together documentaries, narratives and experimental films that interrogate these complex structures of social and biological reproduction and their effects on women’s lives. We will show the following movies:

Birthright: A War Story
Friday, March 8, 2019, 7 pm

Block Museum of Art

(Civia Tamarkin, 2017, USA, digital, 105 min.)

While access to abortion is often front and center in debates around reproductive rights, the matter of choice is just one factor in a broad assault on the privacy and autonomy of women. This searing documentary, described by director Civia Tamarkin as “a real-life Handmaid’s Tale,” provides a comprehensive, up-to-the-minute overview of the “war on women” carried out by right-wing legislators throughout the United States. Anchored in the lived experiences of women whose access to reproductive health has been regulated, restricted, and criminalized, the film builds on these testimonies to paint a shocking picture of the forces shaping women’s health policy in the United States. 

From The Ashes
Thursday, March 7, 2019

McCormick Foundation Center Forum

(82 mins)

From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be under the Trump Administration. From Appalachia to the West's Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the "war on coal" to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what's at stake for our economy, health, and climate. The film invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge and what it means for their lives.

One Earth Film Festival will include a short discussion following the film.

Ilo Ilo
Thursday, March 7, 2019, 7 pm

The Block Museum of Art

(Anthony Chen, 2013, Singapore, DCP, 99 min.)

In Hokkien, English, Tagalog, and Mandarin with English subtitles

Winner of the Camera d’Or award for best first feature at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, Anthony Chen’s engrossing and empathetic drama Ilo Ilo tackles the emotional and socioeconomic complexities of care work in the age of globalization. The story centers on Teresa, a Filipina domestic worker hired by a Singaporean family to look after problem child Jiale just before the Asian financial crisis of 1997. Drawing on his own experiences, Chen looks incisively at inequities of class, gender, and national identity, particularly as they manifest and reproduce themselves in family dynamics and in the delegation of domestic labor.

The Handmaid’s Tale: Three Literary Perspectives
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 12 – 1 pm

Wieboldt Hall (339 E. Chicago Ave. – Chicago), Room 704

In this panel discussion, we bring together a fiction writer, a bookseller, and a literary critic to reflect on the ways Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has made its mark in their respective fields. Juan Martinez, fiction writer and Northwestern University English professor, and author of the acclaimed short story collection Best Worst American, will speak about how influential The Handmaid’s Tale, and Margaret Atwood in general, have been for creative practitioners who straddle the speculative and the literary. Linda Bubon, co-founder and former owner of the Andersonville bookstore Women & Children First, will speak about the selling history of The Handmaid’s Tale, and its impact on dialogues about feminism and patriarchy. Finally, Kasey Evans, Northwestern University English professor and literary critic, will survey literary criticism of the novel from its publication in 1985 through its recent resurgence as a television series and an allegory in contemporary political discourse. We hope you will join us for what promises to be a thought-provoking conversation!

Free and open to the public. Lunch is provided. RSVP is required. To RSVP, click here.

Technology Transformations: A Feminist History of the Supercut
Friday, February 22, 2019, 7 pm  

The Block Museum of Art 

In conjunction with NEW NETWORKED GENRES, a course led by Northwestern professor James Hodge, this screening traces histories of gendered reproductions in media through the form of “supercut.” A viral video genre, supercuts compile multiple instances of a single theme, utterance, cliché, or image from pop-culture sources, but it has roots in earlier feminist works such as Dara Birnbaum’s Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman (1979) and Matthias Müller’s Home Stories (1990). Pairing these antecedents with contemporary works such as Natalie Bookchin’s Mass Ornament (2009) and Jen Proctor’s Nothing a Little Soap and Water Can’t Fix and Am I Pretty? (2018), this program asks how the supercut offers a powerful tool for remixing the social reproduction of gender in media from cinema to YouTube. Proctor will join Prof. Hodge for conversation after the screening. FREE

Workshop on Gender Inequality in STEM
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6 - 7:30 pm

Mudd Classroom

On February 21, HeForSWE and One Book One Northwestern will host a workshop to address implicit biases in the classroom and workplace. This will be an active learning session (with Tomate for everyone!) where anyone can discover their role in fostering respect in diverse work environments. Prior reading is not required, and everyone is invited to join! The first 20 attendees will receive free HeForSWE merch!
RSVP & choose your fav Tomate here:

HeForSWE Winter Panel
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Tech L361

Join the SWE for an evening panel and discussion on gender inequality in STEM! Hear from industry professionals and McCormick students and faculty as they talk about their experiences with gender inequality in industry and academia, and how they’ve tackled these obstacles. The panel will will be followed by a Q&A session, so come prepared with your own questions! There will be dinner for all (pizza!) and the first 40 attendees to show up will receive ~free~ HeForSWE merch!

The Stepford Wives
 Thursday, February 14, 2019, 7 pm

The Block Museum of Art

(Bryan Forbes, 1975, USA, 35mm, 115 min.)

Joanna Eberhart experiences a major culture clash when she moves from New York City to the all too perfect town of Stepford, Connecticut. The women all keep their houses immaculate and the men all belong to a secretive club. Based on Ira Levin’s (Rosemary’s Baby, The Boys from Brazil) novel, The Stepford Wives blend of suspense and social critique paved the way for films and television like Black Mirror and Jordan Peele’s Get Out.  FREE 

Social Regard: Artist Paula Henderson
January 11 - February 13, 2019

Dittmar Gallery

In Paula Henderson’s Social Regard, one branch of these works is concerned with gender specific social constructs shaped by the ubiquitous commercial and cultural representations of women internalized in the development of our sense of worth.

Dissimilarly, Henderson's regard is echoed in the second series in this exhibition, Groundwork(s), wherein her interest in abstraction is in its post-modern possibilities. In contrast to the self-contained formalism of modernist abstraction, she focuses on prosaic, schematic patterns of visual appeal, that operate simultaneously as social signifiers. 

History, Context, and Relevance of Reproductive Dystopias
Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 5:30 - 7:00 PM  

Norris/Dittmar Gallery   

The Graduate School Dean, Teresa K Woodruff, will discuss the role that dystopias play in creating ideas of reproductive interventions and how that plays out in a policy perspective. RSVP is required.

Venus in Fur
February 7 - 9

Shanley Pavilion

Northwestern’s Lipstick Theatre company is presenting the Tony award-winning play Venus in Fur written by David Ives (a Northwestern alum)! Venus in Fur is a 90-minute two-hander about an actress, Vanda Jordan, who comes to audition for a play to be directed by Thomas Novachek. Traditional roles of director and actor fall away as Vanda uses her strength and brilliance to completely reverse the dynamic in the audition room and take back her power.

The Handmaid’s Tale Fan Fiction Reading
Sunday, February 10, 2019, 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N. Clark St. – Chicago)

A literary reading of current writing students of Northwestern University's MA in Writing and MFA in Prose & Poetry programs, led by NU alum Allison Manley. Current students to include Sara Casey Connell, Allison Epstein, Audrey Fierberg, Salwa Halloway, and Jameka Williams. View our Facebook event here.

Free and open to the public. 

Keyword Series: Reproduction  
Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 5 – 6:30 PM    

Trienens forum (1-515 Kresge)

A panel of five feminist doctors, scholars, educators and activists discuss the politics of human biological reproduction as well as the reproduction of social inequity and gendered systems of power.  Angela Lawson, a clinical and forensic psychologist working in Northwestern Medicine’s fertility clinic, will discuss the psychosocial consequences of infertility, reproductive losses, and our current culture, which simultaneously penalizes and coerces women into motherhood.  Sekile Nzinga-Johnson, Ph.D. (Director of the Women’s Center, GSS) will discuss reproductive justice and the intersections of race, class, and gender in reproduction. Sloane Scott will explore reproduction from her vantage as a student activist and Co-President of Planned Parenthood Generation Action.  Katie Watson (Northwestern Medicine, Medical Social Sciences, Medical Education, and Ob/Gyn) will examine the restrictive reproductive laws of the past and new legal barriers we may soon face through the prism of The Handmaid's Tale Sera Young (Anthropology & Global Health, Institute for Policy Research) will focus on infant feeding in The Handmaid’s Tale as well as the power of breastfeeding on the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and economic well-being of infants . . . and their mothers.

One  Book Podcast Episode 5: Oppression
Monday, February 4, 2019

In another all-fiction episode, Eugenia Cardinale, Christian Maness, and Aaron Lewis paint their own dystopias. 

Nina Simone: Four Women
Sunday, February 3, 2019, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Northlight Theater 

In the aftermath of 1963’s 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, Nina Simone rocked the nation with “Four Women,” her tribute in song to the four little girls lost in the tragedy. Powerful anthems such as “Mississippi Goddam,” “Old Jim Crow,” and “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” followed, fueling the Civil Rights movement and transforming her public persona from songstress to activist. Celebrate Ms. Simone’s lasting legacy in this provocative and personal musical journey.

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Jane: An Abortion Service
Saturday, February 2, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The Block Museum of Art

(Kate Kirtz and Nell Lundy, 1995, USA, 16mm, 58 min.)

In the four years before the Roe v. Wade ruling made abortion legal in the United States, a clandestine organization of Chicago women—the Jane Collective—offered low-cost, safe, and confidential services to over 11,000 women. This invaluable oral history tells that story through the words of women who founded, operated, and consulted the service. Directors Kate Kirtz and Nell Lundy skillfully entwine archival footage and forthright testimony to situate Jane alongside parallel movements for peace, civil, and women’s rights, emphasizing the extraordinary sense of responsibility and commitment its work demanded. The result is a revelatory and inspiring document. FREE

Stateville Prison Book group discussion
Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Postponed due to weather conditions.

Members of the Northwestern faculty and students will join inmates at Stateville prison to discuss this year's common read: The Handmaid's Tale. This is a continuation of Northwestern's support of the Northwestern Prison Education Program run by Professor Jennifer Lackey.

One Book Podcast Episode 4: Judgment
Monday, January 28, 2019

Bailey Pekar, Maggie Galloway, and Madison Donley present real-life stories of judging and being judged.   

Reception: Feminist Periodicals in the Year of The Handmaid’s Tale and Engaging Archives: Feminist and Queer Encounters
Monday, January 28, 2019, 5 p.m.

1 South, Main Library

“Feminist Periodicals in the Year of The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Engaging Archives: Feminist and Queer Encounters from Northwestern University Libraries’ Special Collections” were produced in two undergraduate classes: “Feminist Periodicals” by English 101 (“The Handmaid’s Tale: Women, Speculative Fiction, and Dystopia,” taught by Helen Thompson) and “Engaging Archives” by Gender & Sexuality Studies 350 (“Queer and Feminist Archives,” taught by Kyle Kaplan). The reception is free and open to all.

Maria Dahvana Headley discusses her novel The Mere Wife, an adaptation of Beowulf, with Professor Barbara Newman.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 5:15 p.m.

Harris Hall, Room 108

MARIA DAHVANA HEADLEY is a New York Times-Bestselling author and editor, playwright and screenwriter, most recently of the young adult fantasy novels MAGONIA and AERIE (HarperCollins), the dark fantasy/alt-history novel QUEEN OF KINGS (Dutton), and the internationally bestselling memoir THE YEAR OF YES (Hyperion). With Neil Gaiman, she is the #1 New York Times-bestselling editor of the anthology UNNATURAL CREATURES (HarperChildrens), benefiting 826DC. With Kat Howard, she is the author of the novella THE END OF THE SENTENCE (Subterranean Press) - one of NPR's Best Books of 2014.

One Book Podcast Episode 3: Power
Monday, January 21, 2019

Marissa Martinez, Sarah Han, and Lily Katzman present “The Power Hour,” an episode devoted to personal efficacy.

English Faculty Discuss The Handmaid’s Tale
Thursday, January 17, 2019, 5-6:30 p.m.

Hagstrum room  (University Hall 201)

Amin Ahmad (English, Artist in Residence) will explore storytelling, narrative structure and mythology in and around The Handmaid’s Tale.  John Alba Cutler (English, Latino and Latina Studies) will talk about borders, surveillance, and the novel’s rendition of the performative theatrics associated with licit and illicit border crossings.  Kelly Wisecup (English, Center for Native American and Indigenous Research, American Studies) will reflect on will reflect on the absences and presences of Native American lands and people in the novel and in Atwood’s public comments.

One Book Podcast  Episode 2: Surveillance
Monday, January 14, 2019

Through four audio pieces—three fictional, one real—Emily Burns, Charlie Heveran, and Akhil Kambhammettu explore the realities of life in a surveillance state.Each episode will be up on iTunes and SoundCloud weekly.

Reception for the Social Regard exhibit
Sunday, January 13, 2019, 3-5 p.m.

Dittmar Gallery

For information on the exhibit see above.

One Book, One Northwestern: The Podcast, Season 2  Episode 1: Isolation
Monday, January 7, 2019

Isolation, powerlessness, and the pressure to conform are the themes of this episode by Anna Margevich, Baylor Spears, and Jennifer Zhan. Each episode will be up on iTunes and SoundCloud weekly.

The Making of Gilead: the Facts that Made the Fiction
October 22 - December 21, 2018

One South, Main Library

A series of posters created by the One Book student team that tells the story of real events that mirror the oppression of women in Gilead. Atwood only included things in the book that have actually happened at some point in our world, so we explore some of the events that inspired her to show that fact can be just as horrifying as fiction.

You Promised Me Poems: Artist Chris Keinke
October 25 - December 13, 2018

Dittmar Memorial Gallery

Ideas about representation, citizenship, and sexuality are represented by images, which are themselves reflective of race, class and gender. What people watch or listen to; music, news channels and radio stations, newspapers, social media and images on television and film have a strong influence in shaping common beliefs about what American values are and who gets to share and who does not get to share in those values.

Work at the Intersection of Gender & Aging
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 12 p.m.

Evanston Women’s Center

Join us for a dialogue-based discussion focused on women 55 and older contemplating their career trajectories and leadership opportunities in the latter stage of their careers. Bring a lunch. Update: This event has been postponed. New date TBA.

Film Series: Women at the End of the World: Night of the Comet (1984)
Thursday, December 6, 2018, 7 p.m.

The Block Museum of Art

In this sci-fi cult favorite, a near collision with a comet kills most living creatures. The survivors band together, looking for other survivors while having to contend with the living dead.

Call Her Ganda
Friday, November 30, 2018, 7 p.m.

The Block Museum of Art

This documentary examines the 2014 murder of Jennifer Laude, a transgender Filipina woman killed by an American Marine, and the struggle for justice waged by her family, friends, lawyers, and investigative journalist Meredith Talusan. Call Her Ganda tells a powerful story with ingenuity and compassion. Director PJ Raval in person (with The Block Museum of Art and the MFA in Documentary Media).

Lipstick Theatre Presents: Earthquake Chica
Thursday, November 29 - Saturday, December 1, 2018

Shanley Pavillion

In present day Los Angeles, Esmeralda desperately wants out of her secretarial job. The escape act begins at an office party when she strikes up a conversation with Sam, an accountant and literary lover. Amidst salsa, Spanish poetry, and mathematical equations, the two are catapulted out of their everyday lives into an unforgettable lesson on how to love - each other and themselves. Through this unlikely relationship, Esmeralda is able to seek the independence and adventure that await her, and finally embrace what it means to be Earthquake Chica. Find more information at

Film Series: Women at the End of the World: Born in Flames (1983)
Friday, November 16, 2018, 7 p.m.

The Block Museum of Art

This feminist classic is a low-budget, grassroots production, documentary-like in its reflection of a long-gone grungy yet vibrant downtown New York City. It tackles sexism, racism, and homophobia in its intertwining narratives about two rival pirate radio stations run by women, a trio of female investigative reporters, and a government that still feels threatened by difference.

Film Series: Women at the End of the World: Testament (1983)
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7 p.m.

The Block Museum of Art

Lynne Littman’s Testament offers a personal, devastating, and subversively feminist account of societal collapse. Narrating the ordeals of a suburban Bay Area family in the weeks after a large-scale nuclear attack, Testament measures the deepening crisis through the resilience of mother Carol (Jane Alexander) as she watches traditional figures of patriarchal authority crumble around her.

Hortense Spillers: To the Bone: Some Speculations on the Problem of Touch
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 5 - 7 p.m.

Harris Hall 107

This project takes up the question of the ambivalence of touch and what the latter might reveal about the uses of power, both as a boon to freedom in its erotic and affective register and, contrastively, the first step toward unfreedom. Hortense Spillers is an American literary critic, Black Feminist scholar and the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor at Vanderbilt University. A reception will follow.

Annual Intergenerational Storytelling Event
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 5 - 7 p.m.

Norris University Center, Lake Room (Room 203)

We all have stories. One Book celebrates storytellers inspired by great authors. Margaret Atwood looks at power, resistance, adaptation, women and many other themes in The Handmaid’s Tale. Perhaps the story you tell will reflect one of these themes or any other inspired by Atwood. Please sign up here.

Jane Eyre
October 26 - November 11, 2018

Josephine Louis Theater

A thrilling, movement-based theatrical retelling of the classic novel in a boldly inventive way that you have never experienced before!

Rape Law in a Time of #MeToo
Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Dittmar Memorial Gallery

The #MeToo movement has forced a widespread reckoning with the problem of sexual violence. Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer will discuss her work on rape law, both on and off college campuses, and the challenge of designing institutions to resolve “he said, she said” cases. This event is now full.

Keep the Damned Women Out: The Struggle for Coeducation
Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 4:30 - 5:45 p.m.

Annenberg Hall, Room G02

In the period 1969-1974, there was a flood of decisions for coeducation at elite institutions of higher education. Why did that happen? Why did these very traditional, very conservative, very old institutions come to embrace such significant change? Why then? And what happened? How did coeducation work in early incarnations? This talk will focus on three Ivy League universities that admitted women – Princeton, Yale and Dartmouth – and on three women's colleges – Vassar, which admitted men, and Smith and Wellesley, which chose to remain single-sex.

Nancy Weiss Malkeil is professor of history, emeritus, at Princeton University. A scholar in 20th century American history, she joined the Princeton faculty as an assistant professor in 1969, was promoted to associate professor in 1975 and to full professor in 1982. She transferred to emeritus status in 2016.

Please join us for light refreshments after the talk. Please RSVP to

Women’s Center discusses The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood in Chicago
Monday, November 5, 2018, 12 p.m.

1400, Abbott Hall, 710 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

The Women’s Center and Association of Northwestern University Women (ANUW) will host a Handmaid’s Tale book discussion in collaboration with One Book One Northwestern on the Chicago campus.

Women’s Center discusses The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood in Evanston
Monday, November 5, 2018, 12 p.m.

Women’s Center, 2000 Sheridan Rd., Evanston

The Women’s Center and Association of Northwestern University Women (ANUW) will host a Handmaid’s Tale book discussion in collaboration with One Book One Northwestern on the Evanston campus.

Contextualizing The Handmaid’s Tale Historically, Legally, and within Dystopia Fiction
Thursday, November 1, 2018, 12 - 12:45 p.m.

Searle Seminar Room, Lurie Research Building, 303 E. Superior, Chicago

Whether you have read the book or watch the series on Hulu, we invite you to follow up on Margaret Atwood’s campus visit by coming to a panel discussion with three professors from Feinberg’s Medical Humanities and Bioethics MA faculty as they contextualize The Handmaid’s Tale historically (Sarah Rodriguez), within current and proposed laws regarding women and reproduction (Katie Watson), and within dystopia fiction (Catherine Belling).

One Book keynote with author Margaret Atwood - Evanston campus
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston

Author Margaret Atwood in conversation with English Professor and One Book Faculty Chair Helen Thompson. Register at

One Book keynote with author Margaret Atwood - Chicago campus
Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Thorne Auditorium

Author Margaret Atwood in conversation with Law Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer and OB/GYN, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Sciences Professor Angela Lawson. Registration will open on October 15th via

Jill Lepore: These Truths
Sunday, October 28, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

Cahn Auditorium

Jill Lepore returns to the Chicago Humanities Festival to discuss her book These Truths with American cultural historian Eric Slauter. Tickets at

Rebecca Traister: Good and Mad
Sunday, October 28, 2018, 3:30 p.m.

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

After covering the 2008 presidential campaign and exploring the impact of the single woman on the narrative of American history in the best-selling All the Single Ladies, award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister now turns to the power of female anger as a political force in Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Powers of Women’s Anger. Tickets at

Alice Walker
Sunday, October 28, 2018, 11 a.m.

Cahn Auditorium

Internationally celebrated activist, self-termed womanist, and author of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple, Alice Walker is a canonical figure in American letters. Tickets at

A Jurisprudence of Generosity: A Celebration of The Alchemy of Race and Rights
Thursday, October 25, 2018, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Hardin Hall

This day-long event will bring together nationally recognized scholars across the humanities and social sciences to consider the extended impact of Patricia J. Williams’ 1991 book, Alchemy of Race and Rights. Patricia Williams herself will address the conference. Lunch will be provided, and a reception will follow.

The Handmaid’s Tale: A discussion of themes around trauma
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7 - 8 p.m.

Willard Hall B72

Ben Gorvine, Willard Faculty-In-Residence and Associate Professor of Instruction in Psychology, Sekile Nzinga-Johnson, Director of the Women’s Center, Kanika Wadhwa, Women’s Advocacy and Wellness Specialist at CAPS, and Saed Deryck Hill, Assistant Director of Prevention and Men’s Engagement for CARE, will facilitate discussion around the themes of trauma in the book and TV series. Only NU undergraduates may attend. Sponsored by Residential Services.

English Department faculty discuss The Handmaid’s Tale
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 5 - 6:30 p.m.

University Hall, Room 201 (Hagstrum)

English Department faculty Nick Davis, Michelle Huang, and Barbara Newman discuss their unique disciplinary perspectives on The Handmaid’s Tale. Davis will address adaptation from novel to screen, Huang will examine race and speculative fiction, and Newman will explore how religion is used for political ends. Join us for lively dialogue and Q&A moderated by One Book faculty chair Helen Thompson.

Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Justice System
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6 - 8 p.m.

The Block Museum of Art

Join us for a moderated conversation with Chicago artists committed to justice and to using art as a mechanism for change. Representatives from Chicago Torture Justice Memorials, Lucky Pierre, and the Prison Neighborhood Art Project will speak to their work both as individuals and in collaboration, followed by dialogue moderated by Risa Puleo, Ph.D. Candidate in Art History and curator of the exhibition Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Justice System, currently on view at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

AHEAD Book group discussion of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 12 - 1 p.m.

Book nook at the NU Main Library

Come join One Book faculty chair, Professor Helen Thompson, in a lively book discussion of The Handmaid’s Tale with fellow Northwestern staff. Light refreshments will be served.

Film Series: Women at the End of the World: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 7 p.m.

The Block Museum of Art

In Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved animated film, the world has turned into a toxic wasteland in the fallout of global war. Princess Nausicaä’s home, the Valley of the Wind, is one of the few places remaining green and untouched, but becomes threatened by the mutated and destructive creatures of the post-apocalyptic world as well as the dangerous ambitions of rivaling empires of humans.

Keyword: Consent
Monday, October 15, 2018, 5 - 6:30 pm

Trienens Hall (Kresge 1-515)

A panel of scholars, educators, and activists will discuss the multiple, contested meanings of the keyword “consent” from the vantages of the history of intimate violence in American slavery, political theory, contemporary jurisprudence, feminism, queer studies, and Title IX at Northwestern and beyond. A reception will follow.

Panelists: Carrie Watcher (CARE), Mary Dietz (Gender & Sexuality Studies/Political Science), Leslie M. Harris (History), Scott De Orio (Gender & Sexuality Studies/History), and Serene Singh (SHAPE). Moderator: Helen Thompson (English).

Gender, Work & Power Keynote: Dolores Huerta, labor activist & feminist
Thursday, October 11, 2018, 6 p.m.

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston

Join the Women’s Center, Contemporary Thought Speaker Series (CTSS), Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion (OIDI), Student Engagement, One Book, Graduate Student Association (GSA), Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) and Latinx Studies for an evening with Dolores Huerta.

The Handmaid’s Tale: the book vs. TV series, a discussion on content approach
Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Willard Hall Faculty-in-Residence apartment

Dinner event, by registration only

New NU students are invited to join Ben Gorvine, Willard Faculty-In-Residence and Associate Professor of Instruction in the Psychology department, and Meghan Costa, Assistant Professor in the English Department, at an informal discussion over dinner comparing & contrasting the approach to the content in The Handmaid’s Tale in the original novel vs. the new Hulu TV series. Discussion may include consideration of which format is most effective in conveying different aspects of Atwood’s dystopian vision, and also the ways in which the novel and series differ from one another in both form and content. Professor Costa will also speak to the differing representations of the issue of surveillance in the novel and the series. Dinner will be served. Since space is limited, only NU undergraduates may register.  Sponsored by Residential Services.

Soldiers and Kings: Violence, Masculinity, and Photo-ethnographic Practice in the Context of Human Smuggling Across Mexico
Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Department of Anthropology, 1810 Hinman Avenue, Room 104

University of Michigan Professor De Leon will discuss the relationship between transnational gangs and the human smuggling industry and outline the complicated role that photography plays as a field method and data source in this violent, hyper-masculine, and ethically challenging ethnographic context.

Escape from Gilead
Friday, October 5, 2018, & Saturday, October 6, 2018, 12-9 p.m.

Update: This event has been canceled.

Norris University Center

Escape room based on the themes from The Handmaid’s Tale. Sign up through Norris box office at

Northwestern University Night at the Art Institute
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 5 - 8 p.m.

Modern Wing, Art Institute of Chicago, Nichols Bridgeway

Students, staff, faculty, and their guests are welcome to visit the Art Institute of Chicago for free. The event includes specialized tours for Wildcats (including based on the works of Margaret Atwood led by a museum docent), transportation from Evanston, and more. Find our Facebook event here.

Norris at Night: One Book One Northwestern
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 9 - 11 p.m.

Dittmar Gallery

Free tattoos using black matte ink. Select from several intricate designs and patterns.