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If you have signed up to participate in NCI's Women to Women Mentoring Program and/or Job Shadowing Day, you must attend one of these mandatory sessions. 

Title: “The Erotics of Consumption in Crazy Rich Asians”

NCI partners with Friends of Ngong Road (, a Kenya and US-based non-profit organization, to help run a summer camp for school-age children each year. For many of the campers, camp provides access to food and safe shelter over the summer in addition to fun and community. The organization supports children by providing for their education; their fundraising efforts go toward paying school fees, providing supplies, and encouraging the personal development of students in primary and secondary school.

“Why Jail and Prison Conditions Matter” 

Title: “Court Connections”
Denise Frazier is Assistant Director for the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University. An interest in Cuban politics and African Diaspora culture within Latin America led her to New Orleans where she received an MA and Ph.D. in Latin American Studies at Tulane University. 

Participants in the Newcomb Sisters program are invited to this pinning ceremony to connect with their Big or Little Sister and be officially welcomed into the program. This event is invitation only. 

Come learn more about what Newcomb College Institute has to offer! Representatives from over twenty NCI student organizations will be present. There will also be opportunities to learn about programs like Newcomb Scholars and other ways to get involved with NCI. First-year students are especially invited to attend, though all are welcome. 
Free swag while supplies last! 

All women and gender non-conforming faculty are invited to this annual lunch.

Title: “Responding to Disclosures”
Bio: STAR's abbreviated 'Responding to Disclosures' workshop will work to increase participants’ understanding of sexual trauma and improve their skills in responding when someone discloses sexual trauma. The workshop will help participants identify barriers for survivors disclosing experiences of sexual trauma, identify different types of disclosures of sexual violence, and apply communication techniques for believing and supporting survivors who disclose experiences of sexual violence. 

N(ora). K. Jemisin is a Newcomb College alumna (NC 1994). She writes speculative fiction: novels, multi-book series, and short stories. In 2016, she became the first African American writer to win the Best Novel Hugo Award, for The Fifth Season. In 2018, she was the first author to win three Hugos in a row, for her Broken Earth trilogy. She has also won a Nebula Award, two Locus Awards, and a number of other honors.
Jemisin will read from her work, and Lauren Wethers of Newcomb College Institute will interview her.