2023 WGSCC – Keynotes & Plenaries

4W-Streets

“Silence” and “Absence” as Imprints in Women’s Stories of Migration and Human Trafficking

4W-STREETS
Thursday morning
Panelists: Dr. Araceli Alonso & Esperanza Jorge Barbuzano

 

Through the concepts of “silence” and “absence,” this STREETS Plenary presents a comparative analysis of women’s experiences of trafficking as they travel two migratory routes: from West Africa to southern Europe, and from Central America to the United States. Imposed silence and absence take specific forms in each woman’s journey and story, in each woman’s body, expressing damage, expulsion, exploitation and/or disappearance, but also strength, resilience, and hope.  Methodologically, we have developed a patchwork pedagogy that seeks to dialogically connect territories and people to create a choral narrative and a broad social dialogue.

Hil Malatino

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Dr. Hil Malatino
Date/Time TBD

 

Dr. Hil Malatino
Dr. Hil Malatino

Hil Malatino is Joyce L. and Douglas S. Sherwin Early Career Professor in the Rock Ethics Institute and Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Philosophy at Penn State. He is the author of Side Affects: On Being Trans and Feeling Bad (Minnesota 2022), Trans Care (Minnesota 2020), and Queer Embodiment: Monstrosity, Medical Violence, and Intersex Experience (Nebraska 2019). His essays have appeared in Hypatia, TSQ, Signs, and other journals and edited volumes. You can contact him at HMalatino@psu.edu.

Cite Black Women

Cite Black Women: Race, Gender, Justice and Citational Politics in the Feminist Classroom

Cite Black Women
Date/Time TBD
Panelists: Christen A. Smith, Jenn M. Jackson, Erica Lorraine Williams, Imani A. Wadud, Michaela Machicote, Whitney N. Laster Pirtle, Keisha-Khan Y. Perry, Zakiya Carr Johnson, Alysia Mann Carey, Daisy Guzman, Ozichi Okorom

Black Erotic Sovereignty

Black Erotic Sovereignty: an Intersectional Outlook on Sex Work, Decrim, and Communal Liberation

Black Erotic Sovereignty 
Date/Time TBD
Panelists: Nicole Nawaz, Cruel Valentine, Shakti Bliss, Goddess KoCo Meow

African American Health Network

Equitable Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment

African American Health Network
Date/Time TBD
Panelists: Gale Johnson, Dr. Eva Vivian, Lilada Gee

Dr. Chloe Diamond-Lenow

Tender Gender Restorative Yoga: A Praxis of Feminist, Queer, and Decolonial Somatics

Dr. Chloe Diamond-Lenow
Date/Time TBD

 

Chloe Diamond-LenowRestorative yoga holds radical potentials for a feminist, queer, trans, and decolonial practice for self and community healing that forefronts a tender approach to the embodied, the affective, and the sensorial. Black lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde famously wrote, “The white fathers told us: I think, therefore I am. The Black mother within each of us -the poet -whispers in our dreams: I feel, therefore I can be free.”This session draws on feminist of color frameworks to theorize and enact feminist somatic praxis through restorative yoga as a way to resist the colonial formations of neoliberal heteropatriarchy that often negate the body and its knowledges. In this session, Dr. Diamond-Lenow guides participants in an accessible 45-minute restorative yoga and mindfulness practice. The session will open and close with brief remarks from Dr. Diamond-Lenow, with time for community check-in and discussion. Together, we make space for collective vulnerability—for our hearts, roots, shadows, and dreams—to center our ownsomatic and affective experiences as sites of hope, resistance, unknowing, and re-knowing in our work to build more liberatory, just, and tender feminist futures.