Symposium Schedule

Friday, April 13

7:00-9:00pm

Keynote Addresses by Meredith Tax and Patricia McFadden

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  White Lecture Hall, East Campus 

 

Saturday, April 14

All Events Saturday took place in or around the Gothic Reading Room in Perkins Library. 

 

9:30am

Coffee and Conversation
Welcoming remarks

10:00-11:30am

Plenary 1: Origin Myths of the Women's Movement and Other Social Justice Movements

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Anissa Hélie
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Ann Snitow
Director, Gender Studies Program, Eugene Lang College

Mandy Carter
National Coordinator, Bayard Rustin Centennial 2012 Project, National Black Justice Coalition

Trude Bennett, Moderator
Associate Professor, Department of Maternal and Child Health, UNC Chapel Hill

11:30am-12:30pm

Lunch Break 

Musical Performance
Meredith Tax and others performed selections of songs from the women's liberation movement

Book Sales
Books from many of our featured speakers were available for sale during this time, courtesy of the Gothic Bookshop. For a listing of publications, please see the Speaker Profiles page.

12:30-2:00pm

Plenary 2: Intersections of Class, Race, and Gender from the 70s to the Present

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Amber Hollibaugh
Interim Director, Queers for Economic Justice

Fran Ansley
Professor Emeritus, College of Law, University of Tennessee, and co-author of the original edition of Our Bodies, Our Selves

Mia Herndon
Executive Director, Third Wave Foundation

Victoria Hesford, Moderator
Assistant Professor, Women's Studies, Stony Brook University, and Postdoctoral Associate, Women's Studies, Duke University

2:00-2:30pm Afternoon Break
2:30-4:00 p.m.

Plenary 3: Pressing Issues and New Directions for Political Work

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Gita Sahgal
Women’s and Human Rights Activist; former head of Amnesty International's Gender Unit

Ynestra King
Writer and Eco-feminist

Jaclyn Friedman
Writer, Activist, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Women, Action & the Media

Kathi Weeks Moderator
Associate Professor, Women's Studies, Duke University