The G+JI organizes events throughout the year to engage faculty, students and the larger community.

We host scholars, activists, policy makers, and artists and convene our community for conversations addressing critical and timely issues related to intersectional gender justice. Check out the recorded events below.

Saint Omer: Discussion with Director Alice Diop

Video Recorded on April 22, 2024. Features Alice Diop, Rokhaya Diallo and Leonard Cortana

Alice Diop screened and discussed one of her latest films: Saint Omer (2022). The critically acclaimed film explores themes of justice, motherhood and cultural identity.

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Gender and Sexuality in Algerian Rai Music

Video Recorded on November 3, 2022. Features Esraa Warda

Esraa Warda presented a lecture entitled ‘Gender and Sexuality in Algerian Rai Music‘. Known as the “rebel blues”, Raï is one of Algeria’s noteworthy movements of independent artists that have been historically marginalized and stigmatized.

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Bootyful Documentary: Discussion

Video Recorded on October 4, 2022. Features Rokhaya Diallo and Kwame Otu

Rokhaya Diallo screened and discussed one of her latest documentaries: Bootyful (2021). From France to the United States via Brazil, the film reveals the history and body politics behind the global craze for a certain type of voluptuous “derriere”.

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BLM France: Black and Brown Women’s Fight for Racial Justice

Video Recorded on September 29, 2022. Features Rokhaya Diallo, Maboula Soumahoro and Jean Beaman

Rokhaya Diallo, Maboula Soumahoro and Jean Beaman discussed racial justice and police violence in France. The discussion centered Black and Brown women leading the fight against systemic racism.

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After Dobbs: the Assault on Reproductive Justice and Equality

Videos Recorded on September 16, 2022.

Three multi-disciplinary panels and interactive discussions with leading scholars, activists, practitioners, and elected officials about the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson, which overturned Roe v. Wade and decimated the fundamental right to abortion and bodily autonomy.

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Gamer Trouble: Feminist Confrontations in Digital Culture

Video Recorded on April 12, 2022. Features Amanda Phillips and Soraya Murray

Amanda Phillips and Soraya Murray discussed Gamer Trouble, which takes readers under the hood of the mechanisms of video games in order to understand the ways that difference gets baked into its technological, ludic, ideological, and social systems.

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Sister Style: The Politics of Appearance for Black Women Political Elites

Video Recorded on March 25, 2022. Features Nadia Brown, Danielle Casarez Lemi and Jamil Scott

In this important book, Brown and Casarez Lemi center Black women’s bodies, specifically their hair texture and skin tone, to evaluate how the historical legacies that shape current cultural and political contexts dictate Black women elites’ political experiences and voter evaluations of them.

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Credible: Why We Doubt Accusers and Protect Abusers

Video Recorded on March 2nd, 2022. Features Deborah Tuerkheimer and Deborah Epstein

In this landmark book, Deborah Tuerkheimer, a former prosecutor, legal expert, and leading authority on sexual violence examines why we are primed to disbelieve allegations of sexual abuse—and how we can transform a culture and a legal system structured to dismiss accusers.

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Fierce Love with Rev. Jacqui Lewis

Video Recorded on February 18, 2022. Features Rev. Jacqui Lewis, Rev. William Lamar and Ruby Sales

In honor of Black History Month, Reverend Jacqui Lewis discussed her latest book Fierce LoveA Bold Path to Ferocious Courage and Rule-Breaking Kindness that can Heal the World with Rev. William Lamar and Ruby Sales

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More to the Story: Screening and Discussion

Video Recorded on November 9, 2021. Features Jane Malhotra

Jane Varner Malhotra (G’21) introduces two Georgetown trailblazers in her short documentary More to the Story: Documenting the Lives of the First Known Women Students at Georgetown, Dr. Annie E. Rice and Dr. Jeannette J. Sumner.

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A Decolonial Feminism

Video Recorded on November 9, 2021. Features Françoise Vergès and Rokhaya Diallo

Françoise Vergès discussed her latest book, A Decolonial Feminism, which 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 BLM.

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Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist’s Freedom Song

Video Recorded on October 20, 2021. Features Marlon Peterson and Paul Butler

Marlon 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.

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Decolonize the Dancefloor with Habibitch

Video Recorded on October 14, 2021. Features Habibitch and Melyssa Haffaf

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 are dissected under a sharp decolonial magnifying glass.

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Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America

Recorded October 6, 2021. Features Marcia Chatelain and Mike Amezcua

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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Legal Vigilantism: Texas and the End of Roe?

Video Recorded on September 30, 2021. Features Naomi Mezey, Anna Rupani, Steve Vladeck, Callie Wells

This conversation covers 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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Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus

Video Recorded on September 27, 2021. Features Nadia E. Brown, Jennifer Hirsch, Shamus Khan

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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“Money Talks” Starting the conversation about salary gaps and salary equity by understanding processes for salary review for Georgetown Faculty

Recorded on May 26th, 2021. Features Kristi Graves, Rosemary Kilkenny, Chandan Vaidya, Elliott Crooke, Greg Klass.

This conversation was an opportunity to discuss and learn more about the current processes for reviewing equity in faculty salaries from administrators from each campus.

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Behind the Exhibition: Girlhood It’s Complicated – A Conversation with the Curators of NMAH

Recorded on April 22nd, 2021. Features Marcia Chatelain, Mireya Loza, Kathleen Franz, Nancy Bercaw, Sam Vong.

Four curators of the exhibition Girlhood (It’s Complicated), shown at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian discussed the process behind designing such a large exhibition.

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G+JI Colloquium 2021

Recorded on April 8 & 9, 2021. Features 3 panels, 14 presentations, 18 presenters.

The 3 panels explored Anti-racism and Gender Justice in Health Care, Centering Marginalized Voices and Experiences, and Achieving Intersectional Gender Justice Through Policy.

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The Power of Unions Past and Present

Recorded on March 23rd, 2021. Features Melyssa Haffaf, Lane Windham, Ina Padua and Eliana Rondon.

Lane Windham, presented her book Knocking on Labor’s Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide (2017). Drawing from Dr. Windham’s book, the discussion explored past and present workers’ organizing.

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Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History – A Book Talk with Richard Thompson Ford

recorded on March 10th, 2021. Features Richard Thompson Ford and Naomi Mezey.

Thompson Ford discussed his latest book, Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History (2021). An insightful book that explores dress codes that still influence social mobility. The conversation centers the intersections of race, gender and class.

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Minding Our Business: A Conversation about Racial Injustice, COVID-19 and Mental Health for BIPOC

Recorded on Feb.4th, 2021. Features Dr. Dionne S. Coker-Appiah, Dr. Jioni Lewis, Dr. Jo Ellyn Walker, Dr. J. Corey A. Williams, Dr. Kristine Goins.

This conversation explores: BIPOC mental health issues, related specifically to the COVID-19 pandemic and racism/racial injustice; stigma, barriers, and structural and systemic racism within the healthcare system; strategies, resources and support available during these challenging times.

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Black Women Activists, Voters and Politicians

Recorded on Nov. 17th, 2020. Features: Dr. Jamil Scott, Dr. Nadia Brown, Dr. Pearl Dowe, Dr. Dayo Gore.

In light of the 2020 Presidential elections, this conversation explores Black women’s past and current political participation and representation, and envisions possibilities for Black feminist futures.

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Forced Gynecological Procedures and Other Gendered Abuses in Detention

Recorded on Nov. 9th, 2020. Features: Denise Brennan, Silky Shah, Alejandra Pablos, Azadeh Shahshahani.

This panel discussion gives an overview of patterns of gendered violence practices taking place in (ICE) detention centers as well as sheds light on how activists and advocacy groups are fighting to address the issue.

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Race, Gender and the Suffrage Movement Bitter Flower, A Play and Conversation

Recorded on Oct. 22nd, 2020. Features: Melyssa Haffaf, Jennifer Fink, Marcia Chatelain, Victoria Nourse.

A screening of Bitter Flower, a play that explores the relationship between two major figures of the suffrage movement, Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Jane Addams. The conversation examines the racism of the white suffrage movement and the undervalued work of Black suffragists.

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