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.
Salander/Blomkvist: Challenging Stereotypes
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.
An Unquenchable Thirst: Mary Johnson
Mary Johnson reads from An Unquenchable Thirst, her spiritual autobiography exploring the yearnings, doubts, and revelations gleaned from her 20-year tenure as a nun with Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. Through Johnson's vivid telling, this remarkable journey is given universal scope. Feminist historian Debra L. Schultz moderates questions from the audience. This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on September 25, 2011. Video courtesy Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation.
Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty
Phoebe Hoban, author of Basquiat: A Quick Killing in Art, will read from and discuss her new biography of painter Alice Neel. Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty was named one of the ten best books of 2010 by the Village Voice, included in O Magazine's 15 books to watch for in 2011, and picked as an Editors' Choice in the New York Times Sunday Book Review in January 2011. This event took place at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on February 2, 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.