Women in Politics

Friday, November 9, 2012  4:00pm Schermerhorn Hall, Room 501


Free and open to the public

No registration required

First come, first seated



Heyman Center for the Humanities

Center for Gender and Sexuality Law

Institute for Research in African-American Studies

Political Science Department

Join leading feminist thinkers for a debriefing on the role of gender and sexuality in the recent political season.  

This panel will feature:

Melissa Harris-Perry, Tulane University, MSNBC, and author, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in American

Rebecca Traister, Salon.com Columnist and author, Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women

Patricia J. Williams, Columbia University School of Law and The Nation

Moderator: Alondra Nelson, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Columbia University

Panelists will examine the issues that punctuated the recent election, including women's health, reproductive rights, marriage equality, poverty, and political participation. They will also consider what issues should be at the top of the feminist and LGBT political agenda and how these communities can best affect change in the new presidential administration.

Reception to follow: 754 Schermerhorn Extension.


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