Melissa Harris-Perry - MSNBC host and author, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in American
Darlene Nipper - Deputy Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Rebecca Traister - Author, Big Girls Don’t Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women and columnist, salon.com
Patricia J. Williams - Columbia University School of Law and columnist, The Nation
Moderator: Alondra Nelson - Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Columbia University
Join leading feminist thinkers for a debriefing on the role of gender and sexuality in the recent political season. We will discuss some of the issues that punctuated the elections, including women’s health, reproductive rights, marriage equality, poverty, and political participation. Speakers will consider what issues should be at the top of the feminist and LGBT political agenda and how these communities can best affect change in the new presidential administration.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, the Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, the Department of Political Science, the Department of History, the Department of Sociology, and the Department of Anthropology.
Seating on a first-come basis. FREE and open to all.
Reception to follow in 754 Schermerhorn Extension.
Sponsored by The Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University and The Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race and Politics in the South