Women in Politics
The Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University (2960 Broadway, Manhattan)
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.