This teach-in organized by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, entitled Gender, Sex, and Power: Beyond White Suffrage, will demonstrate the vibrant research and teaching in LGBTQ+ and feminist studies on campus and will challenge mainstream notions of how feminism is defined and who it serves. We aim to broaden discussions linked to the centennial of the 19th amendment and bicentennial of Susan B Anthony’s birth beyond voting, women, and Anthony herself, and to instead provoke questions about the state of our field and render explicit the ways feminist and queer theory are relevant in examining a wide range of concerns in our communities, scholarship, activism, and on our campus.
Presentations will connect the long intellectual history of critical and empirical scholarship in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies to issues of pressing concern today—including LGBTQ+ rights, sexual justice, racial justice, settler colonialism and border walls, disability rights, climate change, increasing militarization of our country and our campuses, global gender equity, reproductive rights, labor movements, and wealth inequality.
Thursday, February 13 at 9:30am to 4:00pm
Rush Rhees Library, Humanities Center Lounge
755 Library Road, Rochester, NY 14626