Feminism in 2022: Old Lessons & New Modalities

Feminism in 2022: Old Lessons & New Modalities

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There has been a recent rise in feminist activism across the world. What does this mean for the feminist movement on & offline?

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What does feminism in 2022 look like?

In the last decade, a powerful tide of feminist activism has sent millions into streets and onto social media. In Latin America, highly diverse anti-violence and pro-abortion mass protests have exploded. How have so many come into feminist consciousness? Fifty years ago, women seeking liberation across the Américas adopted the small group practice of feminist “consciousness raising” as both theory and method. They established that “the personal is political,” transforming individual experiences into knowledge that inspired collective action. As Prof. Elisabeth Jay Friedman’s research reveals, today’s activist alchemy results from combining on and offline spaces for self-reflection, debate, and mobilization.

Come join us as Professor Elisabeth Friedman breaks down the recent innovation and changes in the feminist movement.

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About Elisabeth Jay Friedman:

Elisabeth Jay Friedman was awarded her BA by Barnard College (1988) and her MA/PhD by Stanford University (1997). She is the author of Unfinished Transitions: Women and the Gendered Development of Democracy in Venezuela, 1936-1996 (Penn State Press, 2000), and the co-author of Sovereignty, Democracy, and Global Civil Society: State-Society Relations at UN World Conferences (SUNY Press, 2005). She has also published articles on transnational women's organizing, women's rights in Latin America, and same-sex marriage. Her book, Interpreting the Internet: Feminist and Queer Counterpublics in Latin America (University of California Press, 2016), provides the first in-depth exploration of how Latin American feminist and queer activists have interpreted the internet in order to develop their identities, construct communities, and hone strategies for social change. By translating the internet into their own vernacular, they have also transformed the technology.

Friedman is also the editor of the collection Seeking Rights from the Left: Gender, Sexuality, and the Latin American Pink Tide (Duke University Press, 2019), which brings together 15 scholars from North and South America to explore to what extent the left-leaning governments of the “Pink Tide” have promoted the rights of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and engaged feminist and queer movements. It is available in Spanish as: Género, sexualidad e izquierdas latinoamericanas: El reclamo de derechos durante la marea rosa (CLASCO 2020).

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