Upcoming Events

The Gender+ Justice Initiative offers various programs and co-sponsors events to bring together Georgetown faculty, students, and people from the DC community for thought provoking conversations related to gender. Check out G+JI upcoming events.

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Gender+ Justice Fellows

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Our Mission

The mission of the Gender+ Justice Initiative (G+JI) is to build on the long-standing and path-breaking research already being done at Georgetown, catalyze dialogue on the impact of sex and gender across departments and campuses, and make Georgetown a dynamic hub of knowledge production, community engagement, and policy development on intersectional issues of gender, racial, and economic justice. The G+JI invites faculty and students from across the University to engage in interdisciplinary conversations and to collaborate on issues of sex, gender, sexuality, feminism, intersectionality, inequity and inequality. 

Why the “+”? We refer to “Gender+ Justice” to signal that our concerns have gender at the core but extend to race, class, sexuality, and other markers of subordination.

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The Annual Gender+ Justice Research Colloquium is back!
Dates: Thursday April 8 3pm-5pm & Friday April 9 10am-12pm

The Georgetown Gender+ Justice Initiative is delighted to host its fifth interdisciplinary Research Colloquium. The annual Colloquium brings together faculty, scholars and graduate students from across Georgetown’s three DC campuses to showcase their research related to intersectional issues of gender, racial, and economic justice. 

Thematic panels offer short presentations from varied perspectives and methodologies and are followed by interactive discussions. Presentations will include interdisciplinary works about sex, gender, sexuality, feminism, intersectionality, inequality and inequity.


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The Power of Unions Past and Present

When: 03/23/2021 @ 12:00pm-1:15pm EST Where: Zoom Register A Book Talk and discussion on the power of union organizing with DC-based organizers…


A Black Lives Matter rally in New York City on June, 2020.

One Year After Police Killed Breonna Taylor: Law Students, Faculty #SayHerName

To mark the anniversary of Taylor’s tragic death ─ and to cap a year of protests it sparked around the country ─ the journal unveiled a new award in honor of excellence in student social justice scholarship. The inaugural recipient of the Breonna Taylor Prize is Alden Fletcher (L’20), whose winning entry explores how historic preservation law fails low-income and nonwhite communities, such as Washington’s Barry Farms neighborhood. Fletcher plans to donate the $500 prize to two nonprofit social justice groups.

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New Racial Justice Institute Co-Director Combines Psychology and Public Health to Advance Health Equity

February 22, 2021 – One of the distinguished scholars to join the university’s new Racial Justice Institute (RJI) uses his expertise in the fields of psychology and public health to promote health equity through the lens of ethnicity, gender, and race. Dr. Derek M. Griffith – currently a professor of medicine, health, and society and founding director of the Center for Research on Men’s Health at Vanderbilt – will begin his new role at Georgetown July 1, serving as founding co-director of RJI.

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