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GCWS Graduate Student Conference: Interrogating Self-Care

03/29/2019 - 03/30/2019

In her 1988 book A Burst of Light, Audre Lorde said, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.” The concept of self-care, which arose through the activist practices specifically of marginalized groups, has been increasingly adopted and discussed by health care settings, non-profit organizations, commercial and…
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Women at Work: Käthe Leichter and Marie Jahoda


This 90-minute play highlights the life and achievements of Käthe Leichter (1895–1942) and Marie Jahoda (1907–2001), two Austrian pioneers in the 1920s and 1930s in researching and writing about unemployment, work and gender pay inequality. Both women were political activists who opposed the rise of fascism in Austria and the Nazis, and the play portrays…
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GCWS Feminisms Unbound: “Quare are we now?: The time and place of black queer and trans studies”


Since the “Black Queer Studies in the Millennium” conference at UNC Chapel Hill in April 2000, and the Black Queer Studies anthology that followed, black queer and trans studies has grown into a dynamic and interdisciplinary discourse. The field is especially reflexive, continually drawing attention to its genealogies in black feminisms–feminisms emerging in the academy,…
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Roundtable with Khiara Bridges


Come join the WGSS Program and the School of Law for a Health Law Roundtable. This event will feature Khiara Bridges, Professor of Law at Boston University on the topic of Poverty, Privacy Rights, and Race-Based Disadvantages. Lunch will be served.