Women in History

Historic Meeting of Survivor-Activists on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

On March 11-12, 2010, the Ms. Foundation for Women had the honor of convening an inspiring meeting on survivor-led activism on child sexual abuse prevention. In what was one of the first times survivors have been brought together to discuss child sexual abuse prevention in a social justice context, twelve activists discussed successes, challenges, and historic moments in their field. They established exciting shared visions and first steps for realizing them in this growing social justice movement.

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Sex, Sports and Ethics Roundtable

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04/20/2010

Panelists include: Ara Wilson (Associate Professor in Women's Studies and Director of the program in the study of sexualities), Robyn Wiegman (Professor, Women's Studies and Literature), and Doriane Coleman (Duke Law School).

Location: Breedlove Room
 
Sponsored by the Kenan Institute and the Program in the Study of Sexualities.
 
*Refreshments will be served.
 

Know Your History: Jeannette Rankin

By Kyla Bender-Baird

As most of you know, March is Women’s History Month--a month dedicated to remembering all those amazing female figures too often left out of history textbooks. Do you know who your foremothers are? One of NCRW’s member centers, the Women’s Media Center, has been featuring exclusives on notable women all month. This week’s feature on Jeannette Rankin brought me back to high school and my early days of feminist awakenings.


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"Christine Jorgensen: Transsexuality and a Transnational Media Spectacle in the 1950s and 1960s": a lecture by Susan Stryker

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04/12/2010

Susan Stryker is Associate Professor of Gender Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. She earned her Ph.D. in United States History at UC Berkeley in 1992, and subsequently held a postdoctoral fellowship in Sexuality Studies at Stanford University, as well as distinguished visiting positions at Harvard University, UC Santa Cruz, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, and Macquarie University in Sydney. She is the Emmy Award-winning director of Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria, a public television documentary about a 1966 riot against police oppression by transgender prostitutes in San Francisco.

Angela Davis Honors Beverly Guy-Sheftall During NWSA Keynote Address

Angela Y. Davis is known internationally for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad. She has been active as a student, teacher, writer, scholar, and activist/organizer. Davis served as the keynote speaker for the 2009 National Women's Studies Association's annual conference where she honored Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ph.D., NWSA President & Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Womens Studies at Spelman College.

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The Madame Curie Complex

Historian Julie Des Jardins talks about her upcoming book, The Madame Curie Complex. In this book, she discusses the hidden history of women in science.

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International Women’s Day – beyond celebration, a day of advocacy

Originally posted by Ruth Schechter on 03/07/10 on Gender News from the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University

 After decades of marches, boycotts, lobbying and rallies, did the protests of the past 40 years really make a difference? Do protests still work? Can women still advocate change through social activism?

Timing is Key in Successful Social Movements


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