Thursday, October 27, 2011

Activism as Feminism/Feminism as Activism

The readings for next week are all about issues of activism and how this work is connected to the larger feminist goals. Both the Ayvazian, “Interrupting the Cycle of Oppression” and the Blanchard, “Combatting Intentional Bigotry and Inadvertently Racist Acts” are on the RIC Library reserves for you to find. (As always, please make sure you have the texts in class with you.)

As you read, think about the conversations we have had about being an Ally, a Bystander, a Target or a Perpetrator. Think about the conversations we have had about the Occupy movement and what it means for social justice.

In class next week, we will focus on some examples of activism and what it looks like in the world. Is activism always feminist? Is feminism always activist?

Food for thought...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Hi all,

Sent you an email yesterday with the Cinderella reading in it... it went to your RIC accounts. If for any reason you didn't get it, email me so I can send it off to you!!

See ya on Thursday!

LB :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Reading Groups for Thursday

These are the assignments that we designated in class, just in case you lost track. Please read your assigned text careful and post about it. Ultimately you will be responsible for teaching your peers about the major issues from your article so read carefully and do any google-ing work to make sure you fully understand the main ideas.



Amanda S

Amanda A

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Promising Practices Conference

On Saturday, November 5, you will be attending the Promising Practices conference at Rhode Island College (or attend three films on the WMST film series). Please go online here and register so that you will have the best shot at getting your first choice in workshop sessions at the conference.

(If you want to bring registration checks to class, I am happy to deliver them for you!)