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March 2017
“No Turning Back: The Past, Present, and Future of Reproductive Justice

The 2017 symposium was “No Turning Back: The Past, Present, and Future of Reproductive Justice.” This year’s panelists were comprised of the foremost activists, academics, and public intellectuals in the field of reproductive rights and included: Dázon Dixon Diallo (SisterLove, Inc.), Katha Pollitt (The Nation), Loretta Ross (SisterSong Former National Coordinator), Rickie Solinger (Historian), and Susan Yanow (MSW, Reproductive Health Consultant), as well as Nashira Baril (Birth Sancturay Boston), Khiara M. Bridges (Boston University Department of Anthropology & Boston University School of Law), Shoshanna Ehrlich (University of Massachusetts, Boston), Laura Harrison (Minnesota State University, Mankato), Kimberly Mutcherson (Rutgers University School of Law), Kelly O’Donnell (Historian), Bayla Ostrach (Boston University School of Medicine), and Carly Thomsen (Middlebury College). For information about panels and scheduling, see our schedule here.

March 2016
“Sex, Gender, and the Carceral State

The 2016 symposium took place on March 18th and focused on current scholarship and activism surrounding the growth of the U.S. penal system and its consequences, including mass incarceration. Sex, Gender, and the Carceral State explored the relationship between feminist and queer activism and scholarship as it challenges, or, is perhaps complicit with, the logics that support an increased reliance on criminal laws, policing, and surveillance.

To download the program of events for the day, please click here.

To view more photos of this event, please click here. Photos are by Jarvis Chen.

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March 2015
“Pleasure and Danger: Sexual Freedom and Feminism Now”

The 2015 symposium was held March 20 and focused on contemporary debates in feminist theory. Pleasure and Danger: Sexual Freedom and Feminism Now was linked thematically to Northeastern’s first special issue of Signs  and was inspired by the work of the Humanities Center Feminist Theory 2.0 Collaborative Research Cluster.

To download the program of events for the day, please click here.

Footage was filmed by Pack Network, LLC and can be viewed here!

 

March 2014
“From Patriarchy to Pussy Riot: Gender, Sexuality, and Global Citizenship”

This symposium, the inaugural of our annual events, focused on sexual citizenship and related themes and was a great success thanks to all of the panelists and all who attended the event. The symposium arose from the work of the Sexual Citizenship Collaborative Research Cluster.

To download the schedule of the day, including panelists, panel titles, and abstracts, please click here.

The day’s events were documented on film. You can watch the entire day’s proceedings on Youtube!

This event was filmed by Adam Polgreen at Pack Network. All footage belongs to Northeastern University and is not to be distributed.