This panel highlights the two main characters from Stieg Larsson's The Millennium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest) and the Swedish film adaptations that followed. Artist and activist Linda Stein will moderate this discussion of how Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist shake up stereotypical gender roles. The panelists will focus on current trends in gender fluidity, as well as male attitudes toward sexual abuse allegations in the news today. Panelists include Shelby Knox, feminist organizer; Michael Kimmel, professor and editor of the journal Men and Masculinities; and Jimmie Briggs, journalist, educator, and founder of the Man Up Campaign. This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on October 22, 2011. Video courtesy Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
Men and Feminism
Three male professionals discuss their scholarly feminist training and how they've incorporated it into their work. The panel includes lawyer Craig S. Barnes, author of In Search of the Lost Feminine, sociologist Dr. Timothy Diamond, author of Making Gray Gold: Narratives of Nursing Home Care, and political scientist and women's studies professor Dr. Paisley Currah, author of the forthcoming book The United States of Gender: Regulating Transgender Identities. Feminist historian Debra L. Schultz moderates and launches an audience discussion. This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on April 9, 2011. Video courtesy Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
Gender and Genocide: Sexual Violence during the Holocaust and Other Genocides
Gloria Steinem moderates a panel discussion featuring the co-editors of the groundbreaking book Sexual Violence against Jewish Women during the Holocaust, recently published by Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England. The program is one of several during March that mark the fourth anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Dr. Sonja M. Hedgepeth and Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel, coeditors of the book, will speak with Nava Semel (author of And the Rat Laughed), Maman Jeanne Kasongo L. Ngondo (President and Founder of the Shalupe Foundation), and Jessica Neuwirth (founder of Equality Now) about the book and its genesis, as well as the current state of rape and genocide worldwide, asking: Can this new understanding of sexual violence during the Holocaust decrease and prevent sexual violence during other genocides? This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on March 20, 2011. Video courtesy Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
Plains Women Artists
Artists Carol Emarthle-Douglas, Anita Fields, and Teri Greeves join scholar Nancy Marie Mithlo to discuss the relationship between their work and their identity as Native American women.Generous support for the panel discussion was provided by Frieda J. Arth, Joann Balzer, Tom and Kamala Buckner, Julia Collier Emerson, Marjorie Miller-Engel, Edwina Hawley Milner, Barry Rosen, and Elizabeth A. Sackler. This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on March 12, 2011. Video courtesy Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
Young Women and Feminism
Courtney Martin, co-editor of the anthology Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists, leads a panel of young women in a discussion of how they discovered feminism. Panelists include: L. Courtney Sullivan, co-editor of Click: When We Knew We Were Feminists; Miriam Perez, writer; Joshunda Sanders, journalist; Dr. Mathangi Subramanian, writer and educator. This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on December 11, 2010. Video courtesy Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.