Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 At 07:00 PM
Duration: 2 Hours
Wed, Apr 21, 7 pm, $12
YOUNG WOMEN, FEMINISM, AND THE FUTURE: THIRD WAVERS THEN AND NOW
During the 1990s, new expressions of feminism were popping up: riot grrls were starting bands and making zines; activist/writers like Rebecca Walker and Naomi Wolf were writing best-sellers and starting organizations; and cultural critics were making new magazines like Bust and reclaiming all things disdained as girlie. Girl Power was the slogan, and young women were leading the charge. Our panel of influential writers and activists, including Jennifer Baumgardner (Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics, Abortion and Life), Amy Richards (co-founder, Third Wave Foundation), Veronica Chambers(Miss Black America, Kickboxing Geishas: How Modern Japanese Women are Changing the Nation), Allison Wolfe (Bratmobile) and Debbie Stoller (Editor-in-Chief, BUST Magazine), take on the current shift from Girl Power to "Opting In" to parenthood. As they did with sex, pop culture, and politics in their 20s, third wavers are attempting to apply their raised consciousness, expectations, and privileges to issues like family, career, and money.
Powered by JCal Pro Calendar 2