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March 2019
“Feminist Resilience: Structures & Strategies for Troubled Times

The 2019 Symposium, Feminist Resilience: Structures & Strategies for Troubled Times, took place Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Cabral Center in the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute at Northeastern University. You can view photos and the full program from the day, including speaker bios and panel descriptions, at the event website.

March 2018
“Gender and the Rise of the Global Right”

The 2018 Symposium, Gender and the Rise of the Global Right, took place on March 23, 2018 in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex at Northeastern University. The panels were on the topics of “Authoritarianism & Gender,” “Gendered Violence & Displacement,” and “Governmentality & Gender.” To see photos and the full program for the day, including panelists’ bios and panel descriptions, visit the event website.

March 2017
“No Turning Back: The Past, Present, and Future of Reproductive Justice“

The 2017 symposium was “No Turning Back: The Past, Present, and Future of Reproductive Justice.” Panelists were comprised of the foremost activists, academics, and public intellectuals in the field of reproductive rights. To view photos and a full program for the day, including panelists’ names and bios and panel descriptions, visit the event site.

March 2016
“Sex, Gender, and the Carceral State

The 2016 symposium took place on March 18th, 2016 and focused on current scholarship and activism surrounding the growth of the U.S. penal system and its consequences, including mass incarceration. Sex, Gender, and the Carceral State explored the relationship between feminist and queer activism and scholarship as it challenges, or, is perhaps complicit with, the logics that support an increased reliance on criminal laws, policing, and surveillance. To view photos and a full program for the day, including panelists’ names and bios and panel descriptions, visit the event site.

Panelists sit on a roundtable at the Sex, Gender, and the Carceral State Symposium. Photo by Jarvis Chen.

March 2015
“Pleasure and Danger: Sexual Freedom and Feminism Now”

The 2015 symposium was held March 20, 2015 and focused on contemporary debates in feminist theory. Pleasure and Danger: Sexual Freedom and Feminism Now was linked thematically to Northeastern’s first special issue of Signs  and was inspired by the work of the Humanities Center Feminist Theory 2.0 Collaborative Research Cluster. To view photos and a full program for the day, including panelists’ names and bios and panel descriptions, visit the event site.

Footage was filmed by Pack Network, LLC and can be viewed below.

A video stream of the Pleasure and Danger Symposium.

March 2014
“From Patriarchy to Pussy Riot: Gender, Sexuality, and Global Citizenship”

This symposium, the inaugural of our annual events, focused on sexual citizenship and related themes and was a great success thanks to all of the panelists and all who attended the event. The symposium arose from the work of the Sexual Citizenship Collaborative Research Cluster. To view a full program for the day, including panelists’ names and bios and panel descriptions, visit the event site.

The event was filmed by Adam Polgren at Pack Network, LLC, and can be viewed below.

Watch the first annual Women’s History Month symposium on YouTube.