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...

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