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Young Feminist Activism Today

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Monringside Campus Barnard College Event Oval The Diana Center
As long as there has been feminism, there have been young feminists. On the street, on college campuses, and online, young people have worked to break down oppressive systems and nourish creative communities that honor the worth and dignity of all involved. Young feminists continue to labor on a daily basis to change policies and perceptions around reproductive justice, policing and the prison system, popular culture, gender-based harassment and violence, sexuality education, and much more. With this panel, BCRW continues a decades long tradition of examining the forefront of young feminist activism with this group of dedicated activists under 30. Lena Chen is a reluctant sexpert, writer, feminist activist and queer advocate; Jessica Danforth is a self-described multiracial Indigenous hip-hop feminist reproductive justice freedom fighter; Sydnie Mosely is a dancer, choreographer, and dance teacher; Dior Vargas is an organizer for an Occupy Affinity Group, Fem Force, a board member at the Third Wave Foundation, and a writer; and Julie Zeilinger is an author and founder of The FBomb.org. Information 212.854.2067
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