February 2008 Archives

CFP: Transnational Feminisms

Call for Papers
2008 GLCA Conference on Transnational Feminisms

Transnational Dialogues:
De-centering the Academic Debate on Global Feminisms

September 26-28, 2008
Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio

The internationalization of local feminisms has significantly impacted how, in recent years, research agendas are structured in the U.S. and elsewhere. Feminists from all over the globe are addressing how globalization brings about new forms of gender inequality that, in many cases, are rooted in older histories of colonialism and racism. These transnational approaches move across national boundaries to assess political, economical, and cultural shifts affecting women’s lives, and emphasize connections without necessarily creating similarities. Within the U.S., feminists of color who had experienced first hand race and class biases were the first ones to create a network that included new social movements and transnational alliances. The exclusion that women of color from different racial, ethnic, physical, national, or sexual identities experienced created the conditions that generated novel coalitional movements.

FREE: Photography Exhibit Opening on Motherhood

Monday, April 7, 2008
4:00-6:00 p.m.

Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota West Bank 222 21st Av. S., Minneapolis

Monday’s event will feature the opening of the Beggars and Choosers: Motherhood Is Not a Class Privilege in America photography exhibit, along with a talk by exhibit creator and historian Rickie Solinger. Tours of the Social Welfare History Archives, located in the Andersen library, will also be available.

“still black? seeks funding

experimental documentary about black trans men

still black is currently in production and plans to be released to the festival circuit in fall 2008. in the meantime, please browse the site and, if you can, donate to the project by clicking on the support tab located above. all donations received will be used only for the completion of the project and ALL contributors will be credited in the film.

visit stillblackfilm.org

Talking Back!
Graduate Students in a Moment of Danger

A conversation with American Studies Graduate Students Rodolfo Aguilar and
Lisa Arrastia about research, work, and activism in the City of Chicago.
Aguilar considers Mexican diaspora, migration, and cultural production.
Arrastia links the built environment and public school system as to her
broader project on race, political mobilization, and the politics of

Talking Back is a speaker series that features the work, reseach, and
politics of graduate students in American Studies and related disciplines
and interdisciplines.

Friday, February 22nd
Scott Hall Commons
Cocktails to follow at The Kitty Kat Club
University Avenue at 14th Avenue

2/13 FREE: Angela Davis at Macalester

Angela Davis
A Socially Conscious Conversation with the Legendary Activist

5 p.m., February 13
Alexander G. Hill Ballroom
Macalester College

This event is free; however, tickets will be required and available for pick up at the Macalester Campus Center Information Desk beginningon February 6 for students and February 8 for the general public.

City of Minneapolis Art in Public Places

Artist-Designed Public Drinking Fountains
Public Art Project

The City of Minneapolis Art in Public Places Program and the Department of Public Works are pleased to invite artists to apply to design public drinking fountains to be installed at seven different locations in the City. The vision of this project is to celebrate the role water has played in Minneapolis history and to foster a commitment to honoring and protecting water as fundamental to all life.

Artists or artist teams from Minnesota may apply. Final designs, and possibly one or two fountains, will be unveiled as part of the City’s celebration of its 150th anniversary in July 2008.

Application deadline: Friday, February 22, 4:00 p.m

Request for Proposals

Mary Altman
Public Arts Administrator
City of Minneapolis
350 South Fifth Street, #210
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1385


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