Highlighted Past Events and Programs
Our center hosts one-time events as well as regular programming. Below you will find a sample of past events and programs that we have hosted. Additionally, we collaborate with our partners to bring speakers to campus or host special screenings. We co-sponsored the screening of Families in Transition with the Block Museum of Art and sponsored the 2020 MLK Day celebration speaker, Tarana Burke. Sometimes we are able to offer recorded programs in full, such as An Evening with Kathryn Ogletree and our annual Women's History M
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Women's History Month 2022 Annual Symposium
Disability Justice & Feminist Practice
The 2022 Women’s History Month Keynote Speaker was Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha. They are a nonbinary femme disabled writer and disability and transformative justice movement worker of Burgher and Tamil Sri Lankan, Irish and Galician Romani ascent. Those who participated in our Disability Justice as Feminist Practice Reading Group may recognize them as the author of Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice.
They are also the author or co-editor of nine books, including (with Ejeris Dixon) Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement, Tonguebreaker, and Bodymap. A Lambda Award winner, they are also the 2020 Jean Cordova Award winner “honoring a lifetime of work documenting the complexities of queer experience” and are a 2020 Disability Futures Fellow. Raised in rust belt central Massachusetts, they currently make home in South Seattle, Duwamish territories. Their next book, The Future Is Disabled, is out Fall 2022.
Acting in the role of moderator, Joy Messinger is a physically disabled and chronically ill queer femme Korean adoptee, organizer, resource mobilizer, facilitator, poet, and writer. Based on Neshnabé / Bodéwadmi (Potawatomi) land (Chicago, Illinois) for the past decade, she was born in Seoul and grew up in semi-rural Western New York. They work in social justice philanthropy, organize with their neighbors to create a world beyond policing and prisons, and are studying to be a death doula, intuitive tarot reader, and licensed funeral director.
Click below to view a recording of the Keynote and Q&A.
2022 Symposium on Disability Justice as a Feminist Practice (no ASL)