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"African Feminisms around the World: Cartographies for the 21st Century" Conference

When Sep 23, 2016 09:00 AM to
Sep 24, 2016 05:00 PM
Where Nittany Lion Inn
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"Mapping the Field of African Feminism" panel discussion flye

"African Feminisms around the World: Cartographies for the 21st Century" was organized by the African Feminist Initiative (AFI) and the African Studies Program, and co-sponsored by the LGBTQA Student Resource Center, Center for Global Studies, the Africana Research Center (ARC), the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Office of International Programs, The Rock Ethics Institute, and the University Libraries. It will featured two keynote panels, one per day, with six internationally renowned scholars and activists. The first keynote included Akosua Adomako Ampofo and Mary Hames (Margo Okazawa-Rey unfortunately could not attend); the second included Bibi Bakare-Yusuf and Patricia McFadden. Our participants came from Africa, Canada, the UK, and the US.  To view the public lecture: https://psu.box.com/s/7i1sgsg4troj230skmgds1rmdl4beu4z

Approximately 70 people attended the public lecture and we had 30 participants in the closed portions of the conference as well as 10 - 15 invited guests per day.  (Please click here to view the conference schedule.)

We are currently working on a proposal to edit a special issue of Women's Studies Quarterly that will feature papers from this conference.