A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
When: April 30-May 1
Where: University of Washington
The European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Washington, in cooperation with the EU Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the EU Center at the University of Oklahoma will hold a conference on Gendered Mobilizations in an Expanding Europe. Organized by Sabine Lang, UW Department of Political Science, the conference will investigate to what degree the eurozone crisis has generated stronger cross-and intersectional alliances between European women’s movements and anti-poverty, LGBT, ethnic, and disability movements.
Detailed conference information forthcoming.
We did get the scoop on one of the panels, which sounds amazing. Details below.
BUILDING COALITIONS ACROSS BORDERS: BRIDGES AND BARRIERS
Thursday, April 30, 3:30 – 5pm
University of Washington, Petersen Room, 4th floor of the Allen Library
Global inequalities persist along many axes such as class, gender, ability, LGBTQ, and ethnicity. In response, social movements face strategic decisions about whether, how, and with whom to create stronger alliances or form temporary coalitions in order to fight these intersecting inequalities. Participants in this roundtable will discuss various factors that facilitate (or inhibit) intersectional alliances in and between movements from the subnational to the transnational context.
-Dr. Kate Boyd, Anti-racism activist and community organizer. Professor at Shoreline Community College.
-Dr. Akwugo Emejulu, Community organizer, Program Director and Professor, MSc Social Justice and Community Action, University of Edinburgh.
-Garrett Strain, former International Campaigns Coordinator for United Students Against Sweatshops; Graduate student at UW’s Evans School of Public Affairs.
-Dr. Shryne Shiu Thornton, Strategic Advisor at Building Changes.