The Future is Feminist Book Club

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This Fall 2020 semester the Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program is proud to offer The Future is Feminist: A Feminist Theory Bookclub to take place over three Sundays from 3:30-5pm via Zoom! We will be reading works on Conceptualizing Vulnerability, Self-Care and Mutual Aid, and Emotional Labor: Mothering as Activism. 

We hope to see you there!

Reading Schedule

September 20: Conceptualizing Vulnerability

  • Judith Butler, "Violence, Mourning, Politics"
  • Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua, introduction, This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color
  • Ruth Wilson Gilmore, introduction, Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California

October 18: Self-Care and Mutual Aid

  • Selections from Social Text 38:1. 2020. Radical Care: Survival Strategies for Uncertain Times, Hi‘ilei Julia Kawehipuaakahaopulani Hobart; Tamara Kneese

November 15: Emotional Labor: Mothering as Activism

  • Alison Jaggar, "Love and Knowledge: Emotion in Feminist Epistemology"
  • Patricia Hill Collins, "The Meaning of Motherhood in Black Culture and Black Mother-Daughter Relationships" 
  • Diana Taylor, "Making a Spectacle: The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo"
  • "How Portland's Wall of Mom's collapsed- and was reborn under Black leadership" 

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