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Meridians - A 20th Anniversary Symposium

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Wednesday, March 04, 2020
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All Day
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Kum-Kum Bhavnani, Myriam Chancy, Paula Giddings, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Tsitsi Jaji, Marina Magloire, Mecca Sullivan

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Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute for a conference to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the journal Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism! Editors and contributors to the journal will reflect on its history and consider the terms feminism, race and transnationalism today.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Welcome by Ranjana Khanna and Ginetta Candelario

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Alexis Pauline Gumbs, "Finding Ceremony"

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Paula Giddings, "Re-Searching the Transnational: Narrating Feminism, Race, and History"

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Myriam Chancy, "Autochtonomies: Gender and Transnationalism in the African Diaspora"

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Drinks and hors d'oeuvres

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Readings by Tsitsi Jaji and Mecca Sullivan

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Thursday, March 5, 2020

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Kum-Kum Bhavnani

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Marina Magloire

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Roundtable on Meridians with Kum-Kum Bhavnani, Myriam Chancy, & Paula Giddings, moderated by Ginetta Candelario

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Contact: Sarah Rogers