LOOKING BACK, LOOKING FORWARD:
CONTESTED HISTORIES, MULTIPLE FUTURES
MARCH 23, 2019
8:30am – 4:30pm
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT PRESENTATIONS AND PANELS
ALEXIS LOTHIAN, Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies, University of Maryland, and JESSICA JOHNSON, Assistant Professor, Center for Africana Studies and Department of History, Johns Hopkins University
There is no charge for the conference, and lunch is provided. However, advanced registration is required by March 15.
The Central Pennsylvania Consortium (CPC), comprised of Dickinson, Franklin & Marshall, and Gettysburg Colleges, announces its Annual Womenâ€™s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Conference.
The 2019 WGSS comes at a time of heightened activism around the world as the U.S. and much of Europe move to the right politically as seen in resistance movements such as Black Lives Matter, Womenâ€™s March on Washington, #Metoo, etc. Transnational forms of feminism have thrived, along with on-going efforts to decolonize US and European feminisms by recognizing contributions of women from other world regions. Queer and Trans activism and theories have been challenging and enriching the discipline, along with Disability studies. There has also been an effort to rethink the â€œhistoryâ€ of the U.S. womenâ€™s activism in order to include the histories of those who were involved in anti-lynching campaigns, indigenous rights movements, the Civil Rights movement, immigration advocacy, the Chicano/a Movement, the labor movement, and civil rights for LGBTQ people, among others. How can those of us committed to social justice tell these stories in a more inclusive way (looking back at contested histories)? How can we move forward to form coalitions for social change (looking forward to multiple futures)? How can we better craft theories and practices that â€œlead to liberation, making the connection between our past and our future,â€ as Barbara Smith phrased it?
For questions, contact the CPC at firstname.lastname@example.org