Feminist Philosophies: Theory + Praxis
CANCELLED | Join us for a thought-provoking conversation between renowned philosopher Elsa Dorlin and acclaimed journalist and activist Rokhaya Diallo as they explore intersectional feminist philosophies from theory to praxis.
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After Dobbs: the Assault on Reproductive Justice and Equality
WATCH VIDEOS | Friday Sept. 16, 2022 – 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET – Virtual Event. Join us for a series of multi-disciplinary panels and interactive discussions with leading scholars, activists, practitioners, and elected officials about the Supreme Court’s decision, decimated the fundamental right to abortion and bodily autonomy.
Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus
WATCH VIDEO 9/27/2021 at 12pm ET Sexual Citizens is a groundbreaking study that transforms how we understand and address sexual assault. Through intimate portraits of life and sex among today’s college students, the authors reveal the social ecosystem that makes sexual assault a predictable element of life on a college campus.
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Lorraine Hansberry Biography by Soyica Colbert Listed as a Must-Read in Oprah Magazine
Soyica Diggs Colbert, interim dean of the College and Idol Family Professor of African American Studies and Performing Arts, recently completed her latest book Radical Vision: A Biography of Lorraine Hansberry that sheds light on the profound impact that the writer, artist and activist had on culture and society. The biography, which was named as a top 20 book to read this spring by Oprah Daily, will be available for purchase on April 20, 2021.
Researcher in Residence
The Georgetown Gender+ Justice Initiative is delighted to welcome French journalist, writer, and award-winning filmmaker Rokhaya Diallo as an inaugural Researcher in Residence for 2021-2023.
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Mass Shooters Often Have A History Of Violence Against Women
NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with Deborah Epstein, director of Georgetown University Law Center’s Domestic Violence Clinic, about the link between violence against women and mass shootings.
G+JI Statement of Solidarity with AAPI Communities
On March 16, a white man killed eight people, six of whom identified as Asian women, in 3 Atlanta-area spas. Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Yong Yue, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andr
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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.
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.
Civil Rights Champion Robin Lenhardt (LL.M.’04) Returns to Georgetown to Help Lead New Racial Justice Institute
Professor Robin A. Lenhardt (LL.M.’04), a leading scholar on race and the family, has returned to Georgetown Law to serve on the faculty and co-lead the university’s new interdisciplinary Racial Justice Institute.