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Each March, the WGSS program celebrates Women’s History Month with a day-long symposium focusing on one central theme and featuring panels of scholars, activists, and journalists in dialogue with one another and their audience. This innovative symposium is open to Northeastern faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and interested parties from outside the university. Not a typical academic conference, the symposium features lively, accessible discussions of topics relevant to a broad audience. To view more information about past symposia, please click here.    

The annual Women’s History Month Symposium, Feminists on the Politics of Crisis was held on March 23 and March 24, 2023 in the Cabral Center at the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute on Northeastern’s Boston campus. Over the course of one evening opening session (a comedy set and moderated discussion) and a full day of panels on Friday, in a full house at the Cabral Center, activists, academics, comedians, organizers, lawyers, and thought leaders joined in discussions on gender and the climate crisis, censorship and organizing for progressive speech, and feminist rage and resistance in the wake of the Dobbs decision. Learn more about the panels and panelists at the event website.