Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program Events
Thursday, March 30, 2017
"Chemical Exposures and Decolonial Futures"
The 29th Annual Diane Weiss Memorial Lecture
University of Toronto
Friday, March 31, 2017 (FGSS co-sponsor)
"Race, Class, and Gender after the Elections: Old Conflicts, New Hegemonies"
Nikhil Pal Singh
Friday, April 7, 2017
What Becomes Possible Now
Seattle University School of Law
As conditions worsen for the most vulnerable populations and increasing numbers of people experience mobilizing distress and disillusionment with government, how will existing systems work to deter mobilization? How can movements work to ensure that distressed and disillusioned people are not directed toward solely symbolic action and reinvestment in systems of domination? How can models of mutual aid and horizontalism support this work? What kinds of "people skills" and emotional capacities do we need to strengthen to meet each other in this work? In this talk, Dean will explore some of the risks and opportunities facing movements for justice in the current political climate.
Dean Spade is an associate professor at the Seattle University School of Law. In 2002 he founded the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, a non-profit collective that provides free legal help to low-income people and people of color who are trans, intersex and/or gender non-conforming and works to build trans resistance rooted in racial and economic justice. He is the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics and the Limits of Law (Duke University Press, 2015). In 2015 he finished a documentary on pinkwashing, Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back, that is free online at pinkwashingexposed.net.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (FGSS co-sponsor)
Feminist Activist Ethnography
Dana-Ain Davis & Christa Craven
Friday, April 14, 2017 (FGSS co-sponsor)
Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump
Activist & Author
FGSS Senior Thesis Presentations