Spring 2014 Events
Trans-Feminisms: New Challenges, New Frontiers, Speaker Panel
Tuesday 25th 5:30-8:00 Cohen Lounge. Join us for a speaker panel with Barbra “Babs” Siperstein, first transgender member of the Democratic National Convention; Professor Abena Busia, Director of Women and Gender Studies at Rutgers University who is a widely-published poet and scholar of Ghanaian background and who works on feminist coalition-building between African diasporic and African-American communities in her writing and teaching, and Selly Thiam, a journalist trained at Carnegie Mellon and CUNY, who has served as independent reporter for National Public Radio and the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History, producing stories on international issues and immigrant communities. She is currently directing an ongoing four-year project documenting the plight of gay and lesbian Africans for an oral history archive called “None on Record: Stories of Queer Africa.”
Gender, Sexuality, and Race in Islam: A Dicsussion with a Pulitzer Prizewinning Playwright
Tuesday April 8th 5:30-8:00 in Dinallo Multi-purpose room. Join us in welcoming Mr. Ayad Akhtar, Pulitzer prizewinning playwright, for a conversation about Gender, Ethnicity, Sexuality and Islam in post 9/11 USA discussing his novel American Dervish as well as his prizewinning play, Disgraced.