Upcoming events

  • Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 12:30 PM

    YW-CT "Yale Needs Women" Book Talk with Author Anne Perkins at the Yale Bookstore

    In Celebration of 50 Women at Yale 150

    The 50th anniversary of the matriculation of women in Yale College and the 150th anniversary of women at the Graduate and Professional schools

    Saturday, Sept 21st at 12:30 at the Yale Bookstore, Elm Street, New Haven, CT

    Talk with the Author: In Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant, Anne Gardiner Perkins ’81 shares the stories of five Yale alums in the early years of coeducation.

    “In September 1969, the women’s movement was just beginning. The phrase ‘sexual harassment’ had not yet been invented. The Black Power movement was changing how Americans saw race. The youth movement was forcing the nation to take notice of how the next generation saw the world. And into that moment stepped the first women undergraduates of Yale.”

    Anne will be joined in conversation by Elizabeth Spahn '72.

    Before the talk, there is an optional, pay as you go lunch at Yorkside Pizza.  We will meet there at 11:15.

    Please RSVP to Anne Boucher at amboucher@mmm.com

  • Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 06:00 PM

    YW-CT "Yale Needs Women" Book Talk with Author Anne Perkins at St. Thomas More Chapel

    In Celebration of 50 Women at Yale 150

    The 50th anniversary of the matriculation of women in Yale College and the 150th anniversary of women at the Graduate and Professional schools

    Sunday, Sept 22nd at 6:00 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church at Yale, 268 Park Street, New Haven, CT

    Talk with the Author: In Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant, Anne Gardiner Perkins ’81 shares the stories of five Yale alums in the early years of coeducation.

    “In September 1969, the women’s movement was just beginning. The phrase ‘sexual harassment’ had not yet been invented. The Black Power movement was changing how Americans saw race. The youth movement was forcing the nation to take notice of how the next generation saw the world. And into that moment stepped the first women undergraduates of Yale.”

    The talk will be in the Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Center immediately following the 5:00pm mass. Dinner will be served. All are welcome.

    YaleWomen CT wants to make sure you know about the book talks at which Anne will speak. While this is not a YaleWomen CT event, some Yale women alums plan to attend and we hope you will join us for what promises to be a thought provoking conversation! You do not need to register for this event. But so that we can keep our eyes open for you, please let the CT Chapter Ambassador for the evening – Anne Boucher ‘80 – know that you plan to come (amboucher@mmm.com)

  • Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    YW-CT "The Walls Came Tumbling Down" - a Guided Tour

    In Celebration of 50 Women at Yale 150

    The 50th anniversary of the matriculation of women in Yale College and the 150th anniversary of women at the Graduate and Professional schools

    YaleWomen Connecticut Presents

    A Private Exhibit Tour: When the Walls Came Tumbling Down: Coeducation in Yale College

    Saturday, Sept 28th at 11:30 at Sterling Memorial Library, New Haven, CT

    Join us on a private guided tour of the exhibit at Sterling Library: When the Walls Came Tumbling Down: Coeducation in Yale College. Co-curator Michael Lotstein will provide a tour of the new exhibit on the 1969 transition to co-education at Yale College. This exhibit highlights the academic, logistical, and social challenges faced by the first women undergraduates at Yale. In September 1969, the first undergraduate women arrived on campus — 230 women matriculated in the Class of 1973, 151 transfer students joined the Class of 1972, and 194 transfer students joined the Class of 1971. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of coeducation in Yale College, the display includes photographs, memorabilia, university records, and the students’ own words from their replies to questionnaires and surveys, and from written accounts of their experiences. More information on the exhibit can be found here.

    We will meet in the lobby of Sterling Library at 11:25.

    Following the tour, there is an optional, pay as you go lunch at House of Naan, 65 Howe Street.

    Please RSVP to Brittany Connolly at brittany.a.connolly@gmail.com

  • Thursday, October 03, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Home of Heidi Melsheimer in Toronto in Toronto, ON, Canada

    City-building in the era of technology

    Please join the YaleWomen Ontario chapter over wine and cheese as Corinna Li (Yale College '11), of Sidewalk Labs, shares insights on city-building in the era of technology and offers an inside look into a career in civic technology. This event was previously planned for the summer, but we rescheduled it due to the Raptors NBA championship. 
     
    Corinna is an urban transportation specialist with a Masters degrees in City Planning and in Transportation. Prior to Sidewalk Labs, she worked for Uber and McKinsey, and collaborated with transit agencies in Singapore and Boston. Sidewalk Labs is Alphabet's urban innovation arm, and it is currently partnering with Waterfront Toronto to create a new kind of mixed-use, complete community on Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront.
     
    Please RSVP by September 30 to Theresa Stephen: tstephen@rogers.com
     
    We hope to see you there!
    Theresa Stephen
    Heidi Melsheimer
    Christine Heselmann
    Ruth Chen
  • Sunday, October 06, 2019 at 06:30 PM

    YaleWomen DC Fall Salon

    Are you looking for a group or forum that will provide opportunities for thoughtful, meaningful conversation and connection? Inspired by the Enlightenment Salons of the 18th century, the DC Chapter of the Alumnae Network for Harvard Women (ANHW) and the DC Chapter of YaleWomen are co-hosting a series of Salons. The idea is to get together periodically with other curious, engaging women in a relaxed atmosphere to reflect and share perspectives on topics that are important to participants. This will be an evening of great company, lively dialogue, and refreshments. Before each meeting, we will provide links to one or more internet articles or other resources for participants to read in advance (less than one hour total reading time). The event will be facilitated using different formats for small and larger group discussion.

    Note: This event is limited to women alumnae of Yale and Harvard.

    Please read this article before the meeting:

    Bethesda Eventbrite

    Arlington Eventbrite

     

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 06:30 PM
    Kramer Books and Afterwords in Washington, DC, DC

    "Yale Needs Women" in DC

    Join us for a private reception with Anne Gardiner Perkins, the author of the new book, "Yale Needs Women." Perkins details the process by which Yale admitted the first undergraduate women to Yale College 50 years ago. She will do a book talk and book signing and will be joined by Carolyn Grillo, who joined the Yale community as a freshman in 1970. Following the public event, we will have a private reception. The ticket price includes unlimited appetizers; beer, wine and other beverages will be available for a small fee. To register: Eventbrite


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