In this talk, author Koa Beck will examine the history of feminism, from the true mission of the suffragists to the rise of corporate feminism—paying careful attention to the ways capitalism and racism have functioned as structuring forces within dominant feminist culture.
Campus community only, please.
A lecture by Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Associate Professor of English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
In this lecture, Professor Nick Rees-Roberts of the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, mobilizes failure as a critical tool to unpack the structural fault lines of an industry invested in the promotion of success and celebrity in which no one can afford to fail.
Dr. Square is Assistant Professor at Parsons School of Design and a fellow in the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He will speak about his present research, which explores connections between histories of enslavement and the fashion system.
Professor Hsy of George Washington University is an expert in medieval literature and contemporary cultural studies; he is especially interested in the intersections of language, race, gender, and disability. This talk is part of his work-in-progress Crip Relations: Life Writing and Disability Justice. Campus community only, please.
Anahita Sarabhai, a queer performing artist, activist, poet, and educator currently based in Kathmandu, Nepal, will speak about their wide-ranging experiences with activism.
Moderated in person by Professor and Chair of History Mita Choudhury and Director of Women, Feminist, and Queer Studies Paulina Bren. Remote panelists include: Fatemeh Sadeghi, Kelly Shannon ’03, Kirsten Wesselhoeft. Light refreshments will be served. Attend in person or remotely.
Feigen, a prominent feminist activist, lawyer, and author of Not One of the Boys: Living Life as a Feminist (Knopf 2000, 2020), will be honored with the Alumnae/i Association of Vassar College’s Spirit of Vassar Award immediately after her talk. Attend in person or virtually.
In 1908, Vassar students held a suffrage rally in the cemetery across the street from the present-day location of Kenyon Hall. This site has been selected as one of 2,000 to be marked as part of the National Votes for Women Trail, a national public/private initiative.
The author and New School professor will discuss her ground-breaking new book, Reckoning, which analyzes the emergence of the Movement for Black Lives, its organizational structure and culture, and its strategies and tactics.
Shivaike Shah, Visiting Artist and Producer/Founder of Khameleon Productions (UK), will discuss the making of Khameleon’s upcoming short film on the figure of Medea, based on Khameleon’s stage production of Euripides’s Medea at Oxford in 2018, which reimagined the ancient Greek tragedy with an all-global majority cast and crew. Campus community only, please.