Transnational Women’s Movement Colloquium, November 2, 2007

Transnational Women’s Movement Colloquium

Manisha Desai, Amanda Gouws & Zakia Zalime
Friday, November 2, 2007
2:30 – 5:00 PM

Women’s Center, Student Union Room 421
Reception following the Colloquium
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Manisha Desai, Director of Women’s Studies at the University of Connecticut will give an introduction on “Notes on a Transnational Perspective.” 

Amanda Gouws, Professor of Political Science at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, will speak on “Changing Opportunity Structures:  The Women’s Movement in South Africa.” 

 Zakia Salime, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University will speak on, “The Subjects of Democracy:  Women’s Perspectives on War and Reform in the Middle East.”

The colloquium is organized by the Women’s Studies Program and Co-sponsored by the Institute for African American Studies, Institute for Asian American Studies, the Human Rights Institute, the Department of Political Science, the Institute for Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, the Department of Sociology, the UNESCO Chair and Comparative Human Rights Program, and the Women’s Center.