2019 Feminist-Pragmatist Colloquium

November 14, 2019 - November 17, 2019
Department of Philosophy , St. John Fisher College

3690 East Ave
Rochester 14618
United States

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2020 is a historical year, marking the 200th birthday of Susan B. Anthony, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, and the 202nd birthday of Frederick Douglass.  Just weeks before we celebrate the beginning of this historical year,we will gather in Rochester, New York to share our visions for the year 2020 and beyond.  Rochester was the home for both Anthony and Douglass. Rochester is also is within driving distance of Seneca Falls, the home of the first Women's Rights Convention.  In addition, Rochester and Seneca Falls are also within the traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) territory, which is not only the oldest living participatory democracy, but also a confederacy that was matrilineal and inspired first-wave feminism.  It is our honor to acknowledge this rich history and these various traditions with a conference.   We welcome your participation!

Interested individuals may submit electronic abstracts that explore, challenge, deepen, or further consider topics, theories, and theorists related to social justice, women rights, civil rights, Indigenous rights, oppression, and/or related topics.  Though primarily a philosophy conference, we welcome submissions from all disciplines and from scholars, students, community leaders, or activists. 

Confirmed Plenary Speakers

Louise W. Knight, author of Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy, Jane Addams: Spirit in Action, and American Sisters: Sarah and Angelina Grimké and the First Fight for Human Rights. 

Deborah Hughes, President and CEO of the Susan B. Anthony House. 

Marilyn Fischer, author of Jane Addams's Evolutionary Theorizing: Constructing "Democracy and Social Ethics" and On Addams, and Ethical Decision Making in Fund Raising. 

Louise Wakerakats:te McDonald-Herne, Clan Mother, Mohawk Nation, & Sally Roesch Wagner, Founder and Executive Director, The Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, Inc. and Matilda Joslyn Gage Center for Social Justice Dialogue. 

For additional information, please contact Barbara Lowe blowe@sjfc.edu and/or Katie Terezakis terezak@rit.edu 

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