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October 14, 2016, Smith College

...a symposium celebrating women of color feminist scholarship, art, and activism of the '80s and '90s to inspire and embolden us in precarious times. #WAWIE2016 #meridians

The symposium will engage questions raised by the women of color feminisms journal, Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism. "When and Where I Enter: Celebrating Legacies, Envisioning Futures" will honor Paula Giddings' 1984 groundbreaking book, reflect on the rich legacy of women of color feminist cultural work of the 1980s and 1990s, celebrate our own point of entry into these conversations, and imagine new directions for Meridians and for scholarship, art and activism at the intersections of feminisms, race and transnationalism.

Registration is required and space is limited. Free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.


Please submit a question that you'd like our keynote moderator, activist-historian Barbara Ransby, to ask our speakers—Black Lives Matters movement leaders Janaya Khan and Opal Tometi—at the keynote program, Friday at 8 p.m. in John M. Greene Hall. Please send one question by e-mail, with “Meridians Keynote Question” in the subject line, to eamanna@smith.edu.

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Meridians Executive Advisory Board: Jennifer Guglielmo, Nancy Saporta Sternbach, Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor, Carrie Baker, Daphne Lamothe, Elisabeth Armstrong, Elizabeth Spelman, Ginetta Candelario, Payal Banerjee, Kevin Quashie

Co-sponsors: Smith College President’s Office, Collette Fund, Africana Studies, Program for the Study of Women and Gender, Latin American and Latina/o Studies, History, Comparative Literature, English, American Studies, Theatre, Film Studies, Philosophy, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity, Office of Religious Life, Steinem Initiative, Residence Life Social Justice Committee, UMass Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Hampshire College Africana Studies, Hampshire Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program. Special thanks to the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University.

For more information please contact Ellice Amanna at eamanna@smith.edu.

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Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism
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