WOMEN OF COLOR AND ALLIES ESSEX COUNTY NOW
NOW – NJ COMBATING RACISM TASK FORCE
Saturday, November 11, 2017 9:30 P.M – 3:00 P.M.
Introducing Keynote Speaker:
Andrea Ritchie – Author, Attorney, Activist
Location: Rutgers University-Newark Campus, Ackerson Hall
Description: This conference will draw upon the resources of campus and community to focus attention on the violence affecting women, children, and people of non-traditional gender identification. Violence will be considered in its many dimensions: physical, economic, institutional, psychological. Emphasis will be placed upon the ways in which violence—while in some respects transcending race/ethnicity and class—differentially affects people of color, immigrants, and poor/working-class people.
The purpose of the conference is both educational and action-oriented. Panels and presentations will merge academic analysis with discussion of existing programs for addressing gender-based violence, as well as proposals for new forms of activism. Particular attention will be devoted to the ways in which current government policies—municipal, state, national, and international—are contributing to the rising levels of violence.
Proposed Sponsors: Department of English; Department of African American and African Studies; Program in Women and Gender Studies; Program in American Studies; Rutgers University-Newark Student Government Association; National Organization for Women-New Jersey; Women of Color and Allies Essex County Chapter of NOW-NJ, New Jersey Coalition Against Hunger and Homelessness, Peoples Organization for Progress (POP), Montclair Universalist Unitarian Church Ending Racism Committee, National Council of Negro Women, New Jersey Black Educators Association.
Space Limited Must Register