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WGSS Symposium “#Feminism: Gender & The 2020 Election”

Flyer for the 2020 Symposium.
Flyer for the 2020 Symposium.

Friday, October 30
Keynote, 10:00 – 11:30 am EST: “The Reckoning” with Zerlina Maxwell
Panel 1, 1:00-2:15 pm EST: #Feminism: Organizing Resistance Online & IRL
Panel 2, 3:00-4:15 pm EST: #StillWePersist: Organizing Resistance Online & on the Hill

The WGSS program and the Northeastern Humanities Center proudly present the annual Women’s History Month symposium, rescheduled in a fully online format from March 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Expert panelists and participants in this interdisciplinary symposium will consider how gender and feminist activism should inform our thinking about the upcoming elections. The event will be split into three panels throughout the day. The schedule is as follows:

10:00 – 11:30 am EST:
Welcome, Suzanna Walters, Program Director of WGSS at Northeastern
Keynote Address, “The Reckoning”, Zerlina Maxwell
Moderated Q&A

1:00-2:15 pm EST:
#MakingFeminisms: Organizing Resistance Online & IRL
Moderator: Moya Bailey (MLK Visiting Professor, MIT; Northeastern University African Studies & WGSS programs)
“The Patriarchy Is Not Inevitable”, Katherine Grainger (Civitas Public Affairs Group, SuperMajority)
“Listen To Black Women: Virtue Signaling, Rhetoric, and Digital Black Feminism”, Catherine Knight Steele (UMD College Park)
“Community-Building as Movement-Building: Harnessing the Power of Digital Space for a Feminist Future”, Carmen Rios (Feminist Media Maker)

3:00-4:15 pm EST:
#StillWePersist: Organizing Resistance on the Streets & on the Hill
Moderator: Aziza Ahmed (Northeastern University School of Law)
“Reclaiming Our Time: Black Feminist Politics in the Trump Era”, Duchess Harris (Macalester College)
“Women and Women of Color Are Not Waiting for Anyone Anymore”, Amanda Renteria (Code for America)
“Recognizing and Countering Racism and Misogyny in Electoral Politics”, Tamar Carroll (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Free registration for each panel is required. Once registered, you will receive links to each Zoom webinar. Early registrant will receive a free copy of Zerlina Maxwell’s new book, The End of White Politics. More about the panels and panelists can be found here.

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