SMCM students of Pianist Eliza Garth will perform a showcase recital in Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall.
Piano students of SMCM music faculty member Eliza Garth present their semester performance projects on this evening recital. Works by J.S. Bach, Chopin, Mozart, and others will be performed. All are warmly invited — please join us!
An educational workshop providing the tools to be a better advocate for all gender and sexual minorities.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Black Student Union to introduce the inaugural Elizabeth Barber Walker Lecture Series with guest speaker April Ryan. Ryan’s lecture will focus on “A White House Correspondent’s View in Black & White, Unmasking Oppression.” A book signing will follow the event. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Ryan is White House reporter for American Urban Radio Networks, and a CNN Political Analyst. She has a unique vantage point as the only Black female reporter covering urban issues from the White House – a position she has held since the Clinton era. She is the author of the award-winning books, “The Presidency in Black and White,” and her latest book, “At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White.”
The Elizabeth Barber Walker Lecture Series honors the College’s first Black graduate, Liz Barber Walker ’64.
Brought to you by the Peer Health Educators and The Wellness Center as part of Sex Week 2018.
Vanessa Geffrard is a passionate health educator residing in West Baltimore. Vanessa wears a multitude of hats; she manages and implements middle school programming, adults trainings, and community workshops. She also trains and educates adults, parents, and community groups around sexual health topics such as consent and boundaries, sexually transmitted infection prevention, contraceptive methods, teen pregnancy and abortion stigma, healthy relationships, LGBTQ inclusion.
Vanessa is the founder of VagEsteem™, a workshop series and podcast that encourages good and healthy sex through courageous conversations about love, sex, relationships, and everything in between. Recently, she traveled to Nigeria to engage in a learning exchange with health educators and providers on best health outreach and education practices and global access to reproductive healthcare. She chronicled her journey and was featured in xojane. Vanessa’s specialty conversations on consent and healthy relationships was also featured in For Harriet.
Vanessa earned a Bachelor of Science Community Health degree from University of Maryland, College Park and holds a Master of Public Health degree from Morgan State University. In her Master’s program, Vanessa focused on health policy, specifically researching the positive impact of web-based interventions as they relate to decreasing the risk of HIV/AIDS among young women of color.
In 2015, Vanessa was awarded The Daily Record’s Leading Women Award. She runs a Girl Scout Troop, loves to travel, loves eating Chinese and Mexican food, loves spending time with her amazing and supportive husband, her adorable nephew and her dog, Buttons.
Learn more about Vanessa at her website: https://www.vagesteem.com/about-me
Peer Health Educator-led workshop on Anatomy and Pleasure.
Brought to you by the Peer Health Educators.
Sex Week events kick off with Trivia Night! Join us for fun, food, and prizes!
The All Student Art Exhibition is an annual celebration of student creativity and accomplishment in the visual arts. Each year, an outside juror selects artwork for the exhibition that best represents the quality and diversity of student creative work. Boyden Gallery invites and encourages all SMCM students, regardless of year or major (Fall 2017 graduates and continuing education students included) to participate. It doesn’t matter if your work was inspired by a class assignment or a library daydream, as long as you made it, submit it! We are especially interested in representing a wide variety of ideas, techniques, and approaches to visual art.
Please read the complete exhibition guidelines before submitting.
Submission deadline is Tuesday, February 20th at 5 pm.