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WMS Students Present at Sixth Biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues (SFD)

WMS students, Mackenzie April, Kelsie Kupiec, Jasmine Kamal Mohamed, Kendra Pickett, Zakiya Tripp, Angelica Whitehorne, and Megan Wright presented at the 6th Biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues, October 19-21, 2018.

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Doing the * SFD Roundtable

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The docs (*martins) of Brockport’s Department of Women and Gender Studies

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SFD with Keynote KaeLyn Rich

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Megan Wright with Brandon Nitti

WMS Chair and Associate Professor, Dr. Barb LeSavoy, facilitated the session where Mackenzie April, Kelsie Kupiec, Jasmine Kamal Mohamed, Kendra Pickett, Zakiya Tripp, and Angelica Whitehorne presented feminist manifestos as part of the roundtable, “Doing the *: Performing the Radical in Antiracist, Antisexist Work." Megan Wright presented a poster, "Queering the Brown in Hector Silvo's Art." Dr. Bek Orr, Assistant Professor, Women and Gender Studies and Sociology, Dr. Ismael Souto, Assistant Professor and Dr. Andrea Parada, Chair and Professor, Modern Languages and Cultures, Dr. Morag Martin, Associate Professor, History, and Haley Johnson, Resident Director, also attended the SFD. Brockport student Brandon Nitti and WMS alumna Amber Wilk also attended the SFD weekend.

The 2018 SFD Keynote and Women's Institute for Leadership and Learning (WILL) recipient was author, speaker, and rad activist KaeLyn Rich, adjunct faculty in WMS, and Assistant Advocacy Director for Chapters of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). KaeLyn is featured in Sarah Rutherford's "Her Voice Carries" art installation and also is the author of the recently published book, “Girls Resist.”

Conference participants are invited to submit essay versions of their dialogues for inclusion in the Seneca Falls Dialogues Journal, a multidisciplinary, peer reviewed, online journal that grows out of the Biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues. SFD and SFD Journal inquiries can be directed to

The SFD is sponsored by Women and Gender Studies affiliates at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Monroe Community College, The College at Brockport, St. John Fisher College, University of Rochester, Greater Rochester Area Branch of American Association of University Women, and The Women’s Institute for Leadership and Learning. See links below for additional information about the SFD.

submitted: Sun, Oct 21, 2018 by blesavoy
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