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The Women’s March

Date

Aug 06 2020

Time

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Location

Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

The Women's March

The Women’s March: The Long View

Laura Micham, Jocelyn Olcott, Deondra Rose, and Ara Wilson

On Saturday, January 21st, massive demonstrations took place in 660 cities in the United States and throughout the world in one of the largest days of global protest in modern history. Join us for a wide-ranging panel discussion with Duke University scholars Laura Micham, Jocelyn Olcott, Deondra Rose, and Ara Wilson on the Women’s March. We will discuss the place of the event within longer histories of feminist organizing, the cultural and symbolic politics at play in the march, its broader political and policy implications, and the possible futures of the movement. The event will be moderated by Laurent Dubois.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. Co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, and the Program in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at Duke University.

Speakers

Laura Micham

Duke University

Laura Micham is the Merle Hoffman Director of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture and the Curator of Gender and Sexuality History Collections in the Rubenstein Library. She helps acquire and promote the use of a wide range of rare and unique materials related to women, gender,…...

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Jocelyn Olcott

Duke University

Jocelyn Olcott is Associate Professor of History and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University. Her first book, Revolutionary Women in Postrevolutionary Mexico, explores questions of gender and citizenship in the 1930s.  Her second book, International Women’s Year: The Greatest Consciousness-Raising Event in History, considers the history and legacies…...

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Deondra Rose

Duke University

Deondra Rose is an Assistant Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy. Her research focuses on the feedback effects of landmark social policies on the American political landscape. In addition to U.S. public/social policy, Dr. Rose’s research and teaching interests include higher education policy, American political development (APD), political…...

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Ara Wilson

Duke University

Ara Wilson is Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Women's Studies at Duke University. Her work contributes to the feminist study of globalization and to what she calls queer political economy (QPE). In addition to long-term fieldwork in Bangkok, Thailand, she has studied sites of transnational feminist and LGBTQ organizing,…...

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Laurent Dubois

Duke University

Laurent Dubois is Professor of Romance Studies and History and the founder and Faculty Director of the Forum for Scholars & Publics at Duke University. From 2010 to 2013, he was the co-director of the Haiti Laboratory of the Franklin Humanities Institute. He is the author of six books, including…...

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