Feminists on the Politics of Crisis: the Annual WGSS Women’s History Month Symposium
Friday, March 24, 9 AM – 4 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.
Panels include: “Fueled by Misogyny: Gender and the Climate Crisis” (Cara Dagget, Virginia Tech; Chelsea Mikeal Frazier, Cornell University; Adenike Oladosu, iLeadClimate), “Don’t Say…: On Censorship and Organizing for Progressive/Feminist Speech” (Paisley Currah, Brooklyn College and CUNY; Martha Hickson, North Hunterdon High School Library; Karsonya Wise Whitehead, Loyola University Maryland and National Women’s Studies Association), and “Feminist Rage and Resistance: Lessons Learned for Post-Roe Activism” (Rebecca Hart-Holder, Reproductive Equity Now; Paula Ávila-Guillen, Women’s Equality Center; Robin Marty, West Alabama Women’s Center). Breakfast will be available and lunch will be served. A full schedule for the day can be found here. Tickets are free but registration is required.