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Annual Symposium

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 2020 Symposium has unfortunately been canceled at this time due to ongoing precautions in the current health emergency.


The 2020 Symposium theme is #Feminism: Gender and the 2020 Elections. Save the date of Thursday, March 19, 2020 to join us at the Cabral Center. Information on panels and panelists, as well as announcements regarding registration, can be found here.


A poster for the Sex, Gender, and the Carceral State symposium in front of the event venue

The poster for Sex, Gender, and the Carceral State Symposium stands outside the Cabral Center staircase.