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"Transnational Feminist Resistance(s) Against Contemporary Violence(s)"

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Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program and the Department of Gender & Women's Studies
Illini Union, Room A, 1401 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801
Apr 4, 2024   8:30 am - 8:30 pm  
For complete list of speakers, please visit https://go.illinios.edu/CommonDifferences2024
Free and open to the public
Anita Kaiser

Conference on "Transnational Feminist Resistance(s) Against Contemporary Violence(s)" hosted by the Women and Gender and Global Perspectives Program with the Gender & Women's Studies Department

Conference organized by graduate students from WGGP and GWS: Amaury J. Rijo Sanchez (Sociology), Nehal Elmeligy (Sociology), Marina Moscoso (Geography), and Mahbubeh Moqadam (Sociology). 

April 4-5, 2024
Illini Union, Room A

This conference is free, but pre-registration is appreciated to provide conference materials and luncheon.

Register at https://go.illinois.edu/CommonDifferences2024

Thursday, April 4

8:00-8:30              Registration /Coffee

8:30-8:40              Welcome Remarks

                              Colleen Murphy, Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Program
                              Mimi Nguyen, Gender & Women’s Studies

8:40-9:05              Historical Framing of Original Commons Differences until Now (need title)
                              Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Syracuse University
                              Ann Russo, DePaul University

9:10-10:40            Session One: Voicing the Invisibles
Moderator: TBD

                                Evelyne Accad, Professor Emerita, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Lebanese American University
                                "Healing Cultures in War Times"

                                Hayriye Kara, Kaos GL Refugee Rights Program Coordinator/Lawyer
                               "Solidarity Knows No Border Just the Like Rainbow"

                                Raiza Kolia, Reaching Across Borders
                                When looking away and not doing anything is not an option!

                                Amaury Rijo Sanchez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                               “Podemos ser otro tipo de hombre”: Deconstructing Toxic Masculinities Through Feminist                                Media Activism

10:50-12:20            Session Two: Role of Academia, Alt. Forms of Research & Ethics
                                Moderator: Amaury Rico Sanchez

                                Jessica Greenberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                Feminist Mentoring: Institutionalizing Best Practices"

                                Annah Moyo, Center for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation
                               Transitional Justice and Gendered Dimensions of Violence and Harm: African Perspectives                                    on How Far We Have Come in Incorporating Feminist Approaches to TJ

                                Marina Moscoso, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
                                Ni pías ni putas: A tale of imaginaries and omissions 

                                Shimaa Tantawy, Feminist writer and researcher, Co- Founder of Barah Aman Foundation                                                "The importance of monitoring and documentation in advocacy efforts for legislative                                          reform and societal change, and the impact of language and discourse on public                                                awareness in Egypt regarding gender-based violence in private spaces".

12:30-1:15               Lunch and networking

1:15-2:45                 Session Three: Formal Politics & Changes from Within

                                Ghassan Moussawi (he/him), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Radical Transformations: Lessons from Transnational Feminist Thought"

                                Rep. Marina Nogales Molinelli, House of Representatives of Puerto Rico
                                Title: TBD

                                Tania Rosario Méndez, MPH (she/her) , Taller Salud
                                Taller Salud: a multilevel political advocacy model to achieve health equity and end all                                       forms of violence in Puerto Rico.

                                Nayereh Tohidi (she/her), Professor Emeritus, California State University, Northridge
                                "Transnational Solidarity through glocal feminisms'' 

3:00-4:30                Session Four: Artivisms & Media
                                Moderator: Mahbubeh Moqadam

                                Rasha Azab (she/her), Writer/Script-writer and journalist (freelancing)
"Modern Forms of Violence Against Women in Egypt"

                               Christine Choy (she/her), Full Professor, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Dare to Challenge: A talk with Christine Choy, Pioneer of Asian American Filmmaking

                               Nehal Elmeligy (she/her), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
"Emergent Publics in the Time of Unpredictable Crackdowns: The Impact of Online/Offline

                                Feminist Counterpublics in Contemporary Egypt"

                               Maraym Kashani (she/her), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
"Mobile Responsibilities: Care-full Strategies of Palestinian Solidarity and Image-Making"

6:00-7:15              Keynote Lecture:  Dr. Amina Mama, UC Davis

7:30-8:30              Conference Afterparty!!
                              Latzer Hall, University YMCA
                              1001 S. Wright Street

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