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Apr 17, 2014
Kim Johnson

Intergenerational Organizing: Panel Reflection

The focus of the African Women’s Rights and Resilience Forum at Barnard College on March 12, 2014 was to use different panels of discussion to target and attempt to begin to resolve specific issues that exist in the African feminist movement. The last panel of the evening entitled “Intergenerational Organizing” focused on how activists of […]

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Apr 17, 2014
Allie Baer Chan

Intergenerational Organizing: Panel Reflection

A person’s age is not an isolated category; rather, age difference is often a condition for cultural and social discrepancies. For instance, people of different ages are subject to different atmospheres and attitudes surrounding education, LGBTQ rights, religion, and globalism. With this in mind, the patterns that emerged through discussion on the Intergenerational Organizing Panel […]

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Apr 17, 2014
Adair Kleinpeter-Ross

African Men and Feminisms: Panel Reflection

In second panel of the African Women’s Rights and Resilience Conference, three key themes emerged. The first was the invisibility of (male) privilege, the second was an expressed fear of feminism, and the final theme was the way in which women’s rights could benefits entire communities. Regarding the first of these themes, Mohammed Yahya summarized […]

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Apr 17, 2014
Ellie Beckman

African Men and Feminisms: Panel Reflection

The panel on African Men and Feminisms held at Barnard College on March 12, 2014 included three men who presented issues directly paralleled to those discussed in our Feminist Theory Colloquium. Those issues included topics such as Feminism in the public and private spheres, men’s perception and treatment of female bodies, and the fear of […]

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Apr 17, 2014
Xavier A. Jarrett

Women’s Rights and Transnational Feminisms: Panel Reflection

Contemporarily, aligning with “feminism” is not simply supporting “equity for women.” While this stance might be perceived on a superficial level as the unifying force behind this notion of universal feminism, a more critical approach reveals the ways in which we should not be speaking about feminism, but feminisms. Even within localized Western communities, feminisms […]

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Apr 17, 2014
LaShanette Barnes

Women’s Rights and Transnational Feminisms: Panel Reflection

“Most women in Africa do not have any kind of choice” when it comes to strength and resilience according to Amina Mama. During the conversation on Women’s Rights and Transnational Feminisms, themes of listening as a strategy of transnational feminism, leadership and accountability, and transformation through transformative thinking emerged. When thinking about these key issues, […]

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