March 9, 2020
21st-century feminism topic of SVSU Women’s History Month presentation
Bringing with her a message of female empowerment, Philadelphia-based author and activist Feminista Jones will discuss the state of feminism in the 21st century during a Saginaw Valley State University Women's History Month presentation later this month.
Her talk, titled "Intersectional Feminism/Women’s Empowerment," is scheduled Thursday, March 19, at 6 p.m. in SVSU's Rhea E. Miller Recital Hall. Her presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Both are free and open to the public.
Her thought-provoking, conversation-starting writing has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time magazine, Essence, Complex, Vox, Salon, and EBONY.
"The 21st-century wave of feminism will not be collectively successful in its fight for gender equality if we do not embrace intersectionality as praxis and create space and support for all girls and women to become actively engaged in the work," Jones wrote in the blog entry. "Women of color, queer and trans women, disabled women, immigrant women, and poor women must all be called in and allowed space at the table to contribute their wisdom and experiences to the modern feminist movement."
Jones’ lecture is part of SVSU's Dow Visiting Scholars and Artists program. For more information about Jones’ presentation and the Dow Visiting Scholars and Artists program, visit www.svsu.edu/publiclectures