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From colleagues at Cincinnati:

Please join us in Cincinnati on October 25 – 27 for what promises to be a very exciting conference, Social Justice Feminism. Early Bird registration ends on September 14, 2012.

What is Social Justice Feminism?

 It is the type of work feminist activists on the ground say that they want to do.  This desire for “social justice feminism” (SJF) emerged from a three-years’ long conversation among women leaders from national groups, grassroots organizations, academia, and beyond (the New Women’s Movement Initiative) who gathered to address dissonance in the women’s movement, particularly dissatisfaction with the movement’s emphasis on women privileged on account of their race, class, or sexuality.

Key note speakers are:

  • Patricia Hill Collins, Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland, and Taft Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Cincinnati; and
  • Anika Rahman, CEO, Ms. Foundation

In addition, we’ll hear from distinguished activists, practitioners and activists:

  • Sumi Cho, Depaul College of Law
  • Martha Chamallas, The Ohio State University Mortiz College of Law
  • Linda Burnham, National Domestic  Workers Allianc
  • Barbara Phillips, formerly of the Ford Foundation, board member of Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development and Peace.

Some of the panels include:

  • Social Justice Feminism Responds to Coerced and Commoditized Sex
  • Feminist Approaches to  Criminal Justice Reform
  • Economic Inequalities in Context
  • Check out the agenda here for more information.

To register, go to the conference website here.

-Bridget Crawford

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