POWER IMAGINED: Fairy Tales as Survival Strategies
Oct. 1 | Kate Bernheimer
In this talk, Bernheimer will harness the transnational energy across generations to excavate transformational themes housed in beloved fairy tales and place them back in service to the traumatized communities – often women – who created these stories of wonder.
POWER CONTESTED: Rape and Skepticism
Oct. 8 | Elise Lopez
In this talk, Elise Lopez, the director of the Consortium on Gender-Based Violence, will explore two foundational issues that underpin skeptical public attitudes about rape – mistrust of prevalence rates and other statistics, and the passionate debate on the definition of consent.
POWER WIELDED: Latinas and the Quiet Power of Sacrifice
Oct. 15 | Lisa Sanchez
In this talk, political scientist Lisa Sanchez will explore why Latinas are rare in politics as well as the current nature of Latina power in the United States. She will examine how the narrative of self-sacrifice is a quiet power channeled into familial structures to bring about profound societal change.
POWER SPOKEN: Black Women Be Knowing
Oct. 22 | Sonja Lanehart
In this talk, linguist Sonja Lanehart will examine several ways African American women use language to tell the truth and shame the devil. African American women’s language is not Black male speech as spoken by women and it is not White women’s speech as spoken by African American women.
POWER REPRESENTED: An Interview with Indigenous Actress Yalitza Aparicio
Oct. 29 | Michelle Tellez
In a wide-ranging interview, Michelle Téllez, assistant professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies, will talk to the actress about her childhood, her experiences with discrimination, her role as Cleo in the movie Roma, the importance of representation, and her activism for domestic workers and Indigenous Peoples.
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