African Women’s Rights and Resilience
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Scholars and Activists Discuss African Feminisms and Intergenerational Movements
In celebration of International Women's Day, Barnard College hosts a daylong symposium with Barnard Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice Leymah Gbowee. Leading academics and activists discuss women's rights movements in Africa and explore the successes achieved, and challenges still facing, women and men involved in African women's social justice movements.
In a series of three panel discussions, distinguished scholars and activists will address key issues for continental women's movements, including the role of men in women's social justice movements, the importance of intergenerational activism, and the stakes of transnational feminist engagements within and beyond the continent.
Reception will follow. Event is free and open to the public. Venue is wheelchair accessible. Co-sponsored by Africana Studies Department, Athena Center for Leadership Studies, Barnard Center for Research on Women, Consortium for Critical Interdisciplinary Studies, Gbowee Peace Foundation USA, and the Office of the President.