Feminists on the Politics of Crisis: the Annual WGSS Women’s History Symposium
Opening Plenary Session
Thursday, March 23, 5:00 PM
The annual Women’s History Month Symposium is a lively day of conversation among academics, activists, and writers. This year’s theme brings feminist thinkers together to address the greatest crises facing us today—the climate emergency, reproductive justice in the wake of SCOTUS overturning Roe, and censorship in education (banned books, critical race theory, “don’t say gay” bills)—and to suggest feminist frameworks for solutions and strategies forward.
Join us for an opening comedy set, “Activism IS Self-Care”, with legendary comedian Lizz Winstead. Lizz is the co-creator of The Daily Show and the founder of Abortion Access Front, an activist organization fighting for reproductive justice and abortion access for all. The set will be followed by a conversation with Dr. Suzanna Walters, program director of WGSS and editor-in-chief of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Tickets are free but space is limited and registration is required.