East Lansing, MI
Organization: Center for Gender in Global Context at Michigan State University
The Gender, Women's Suffrage, and Political Power: Past, Present, and Future (GWSPP) conference is to be held on November 19 - 21, 2020 at the Radisson - Lansing at the Capitol. In celebration of Womxn's Herstory Month, we are pleased to announce an extended submission deadline of Friday, March 27!
This conference is co-hosted by the Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) and Department of History at Michigan State University, and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) at the University of Michigan. The conference marks the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment following Women's Suffrage in the United States, the 40th anniversary of the GenCen’s Gendered Perspectives on International Development Papers Series, the 30th anniversary of the Re-Visioning Knowledge and the Curriculum: Feminist Perspectives conference at MSU, and IRWG’s 25th anniversary at the University of Michigan.
The organizers invite proposals from diverse fields, including scholarship, politics, and community organizing, with a special focus on potentials for solidarity, activism, and/or transformation.
Topics could include, but are not limited to:
· Women’s political leadership at the local, national, and international levels.
· Race, Gender, Class, (Dis)ability, Religion, and/or Sexuality in movements for women’s rights.
· Women and gender in academic and/or community leadership.
· Violence in/of suffrage movements.
Proposals are invited in the following styles and formats:
· Individual papers
· Individual discussion sessions
· Conversational panel discussions
· Poster Presentations