November 9, 2022
Online – Registration Required for Webinar information
In the past decade, we have seen renewed energy infused to the concept of care in feminist theorizing, writing, teaching, and organizing. How might we articulate a feminist ethic of care, and why does it matter? What does care look like in visual culture, writing, organizing, and thinking? If, indeed Black feminist theory in particular is “emphatically preoccupied with care” (as Jennifer Nash states in Black Feminism Re-imagined) how does one develop, display, and espouse an ethic of care in relation to feminist work? Why has care come to characterize so much of our work and what are the stakes of our preoccupation with care? In the context of 21st century assaults on racialized, sexualized, and gendered bodies, what does turning to care clear space for on the page, in the mind, in the community, and in the world? How does an ethic of care issue a challenge to models of consumption, accumulation, or production? What does it mean, look like, or feel like to place care at the center of feminisms?
- Chastity Bowick, Transgender Emergency Fund
- Joanne Smith, Girls for Gender Equity
- Treva Lindsey, Ohio State University, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies