Feminist Struggles in Latin America: Past/Present

Apr 17, 2018, 4:30 pm4:30 pm
Chancellor Green 105


Event Description

April 17, 4:30 - 7:30-  Feminist Struggles in Latin America: past/present.  A workshop with Silvia Federici, Verónica Gago, Betty Ruth Lozano, and Cecilia Palmeiro

This workshop is devoted to a conversation about the new forms that a new international feminist movement is taking in Latin America, especially, after the massive mobilizations that followed the calls for an international women’s strike in March 8, 2017 and 2018. The workshop will depart from a series of questions that will guide the discussion with the goal of delineating the forms that the nascent renewed feminism movements are taking in Latin America and how they connect with a longer history of women's mobilization since the sixties. 

4:30-5:20 - Silvia Federici, Caliban and Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation. A conversation. 

The conversation will focus on historicizing the relationships between different moments and forms of capitalist accumulation and the attack on women’s bodies, lives, and communities

5:30-7:30pm- Contemporary Feminist struggles in Latin America

Silvia Federici, Verónica Gago, Betty Ruth Lozano, and Cecilia Palmeiro. 

This workshop is part of a course COM 542/GSS 542/SPO 501/ENG 542: Women and Liberation: Feminist Poetics and Politics in the Americas (1960s to the present) but the event is open to the public. 

Co-sponsored with the Humanities Council, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Program in Latin American Studies, and Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies as part of the 1968/2018: Cities on the Edge series.