Upcoming Events


The Gender+ Justice Initiative gathers the community to engage in thought provoking conversations related to intersectional gender justice.

All events are virtual, free and open to all.

Check our upcoming events below.

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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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Legal Vigilantism: Texas and the End of Roe?

WATCH VIDEO 9/30/2021 at 12pm ET Join us for a conversation on the new Texas’ abortion law, known as Senate Bill 8, its unusual structure, its impact in Texas, the litigation over it, and what it means for the future of abortion rights in the United States.

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Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America

WATCH VIDEO 10/6/2021 at 1:30pm ETJoin us in welcoming Professor Marcia Chatelain, acclaimed historian and winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in History, for a virtual discussion of her book Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America (WW Norton, 2020). With Franchise, Chatelain reveals the complicated role the fast-food industry plays in African-American communities, a portrait of race and capitalism that masterfully illustrates how the fight for civil rights has been intertwined with the fate of Black businesses.

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Decolonize the Dancefloor with Habibitch

10/14/2021 at 12pm ET With “Decolonize the Dancefloor”, artist and activist Habibitch explores the systems that shape our daily social relationships. Racism, privilege(s), domination(s), resistance, creation, community(ies), fundamental concepts dissected under a sharp decolonial magnifying glass. Dancing their politics and politicizing their dance, their work is remarkable and truly celebratory of Queer, nonbinary POC bodies.

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Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist’s Freedom Song

10/20/2021 at 12pm ET Peterson, leading advocate for prison abolition and transformative justice, candidly recounts his coming of age in Brooklyn and surviving incarceration. By exposing the many cages that constrain us, he calls for an abolitionist vision as the only way forward. 

A Decolonial Feminism

11/9/2021 at 12pm ET A Decolonial Feminism grapples with the central issues in feminist debates today: from Eurocentrism and whiteness, to power, inclusion and exclusion. Delving into feminist and anti-racist histories, Vergès also assesses contemporary activism, movements and struggles, including #MeToo and the Women’s Strike.