Words and Works: Dialogues in Intersectionality

Join us for Friday’s Susan B. Anthony Keynote Lecture and Saturday’s all-day Graduate Conference! These events are all free and open to the public.

On Friday, February 28 at 5pm in the Welles-Brown Room we will be joined by Qwo-Li Driskill for the Susan B. Anthony Lecture. The Susan B. Anthony Lecture  serves as the keynote address for SBAI’s International Graduate Conference.

Driskill is a Cherokee Two-Spirit/queer poet, scholar, and activist. They earned a PhD in Rhetoric and Writing from Michigan State University and have taught at Antioch University Seattle and Texas A&M University. Currently, they are an Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and Queer Studies in the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Oregon State University. Driskill’s activism is committed to radical social transformation and intersectional politics. It is deeply rooted in and informed by Native decolonization movements, LGBTQ communities of color, feminisms, poor and working-class politics, and (dis)ability movements. Their work as a poet, performer, scholar, and educator both inside and outside Oregon State University is entwined with struggles for social justice and healing. We are looking forward to their talk “Doubleweaving Resistance: An Asegi Manifesto.”

Qwo-Li Driskill, Assistant Professor of Queer and Women's Studies at Oregon State University

Qwo-Li Driskill, Assistant Professor of Queer and Women’s Studies at Oregon State University

The following morning, Saturday March 1 at 10:00am in the Welles-Brown Room, we will begin the International Graduate Conference in Gender and Women’s Studies. The conference will run until 5:00 pm. This year, participants will present work around the theme “Words and Works: Dialogues in Intersectionality” in three faculty moderated panels: “Conceptualizing Embodiments”, “Confronting Cultural Representations”, and “Cultivating Reclamations”. This year, the conference events are sponsored by The Susan B. Anthony Institute, The Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership, The Department of History, The Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, The Department of Art and Art History, The Department of Anthropology, The Department of English, The Department of Philosophy and The Musicology Department (Eastman School of Music). Both the Susan B. Anthony Lecture and the conference presentations promise to be captivating. We hope to see you there!

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Many thanks to Quy Chao Duong, Class of 2015, for her wonderful artwork for this year’s flyer. This piece by Ms. Duong was the recipient of one of three Juror’s Prizes at the 2014 (en)Gendered Juried Show of Undergraduate Art!

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