Women on the March: Reconciling Diversity and Division in the 116th Congress

aus der Vortragsreihe "Der Westen - wer ist das und wenn ja, wie viele?"; mit Joyce M. Mushaben, PhD, St. Louis, MO

On January 20, 2017, women marched across the United States, as well as around the world, to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump. That day of protest saw an incredible surge of unity among countless social movement groups. On January 19, 2019, activists across 300 US cities marched again to protest real equality setbacks, marred by public division among the 20+ member Steering Committee. The silver lining of 2019 has been the addition of 42 new Congresswomen, equally diverse but significantly more pragmatic in their approach to upholding the equality cause. This talk will explore potential tensions between movement and institutional actors, as well as their potential impact on the pursuit of a renewed social justice agenda. Joyce M. Mushaben is Professor of Comparative Politics and
former Director of the Institute for Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Missouri. Her research includes new social movements, youth protest, German unification and identities, gender, ethnicity and welfare issues. She is author of Becoming Madam Chancellor: Angela Merkel and the Berlin Republic.

Eintritt: € 10 / 5 (CSH-Mitglieder) inkl. Lunchbuffet
Anmeldung erforderlich bis 19. Juni: programm@carl-schurz-haus.de
Veranstaltungssprache: Englisch

Do, 27.Jun.2019 um 12:00
Do, 27.Jun.2019 um 14:00