This public discussion will highlight key challenges of racism, misogyny and other discrimination faced by our Asian and Asian-American community, the responses of local organizations who have long sought to address such challenges, and what more needs to be done in our own communities. Speakers represent perspectives...
Register here to receive Zoom link. Co-sponsored with the Harvard University Asia Center, Kennedy School Student Government (KSSG), HKS AAPI Caucus, HKS Women's Caucus, HKS Filipino Caucus, and the HKS Taiwan Caucus.
Since the start of the pandemic, the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has faced documented cases of verbal, mental and physical abuse. The recent March 16 Atlanta-area rampage that killed eight people, six of them Asian women, was the culmination of a pattern that's been growing throughout the past year: Asian women are at massively disproportionate risk for racist violence. This panel brings together researchers and community organizers from diverse geographical and class backgrounds, allowing the voices of those most impacted to be heard, to discuss the intertwined nature of sexual violence, misogyny, and racism against AAPI women.... Read more about Asian Hate Crimes and Gender-Based Violence
Keisha Blain | Associate professor of History, University of Pittsburgh
This talk highlights the political activism of Black nationalist women who organized in the US South in tandem with women activists in the Global South—especially Latin America and the Caribbean. While mainstream historical narratives tend to focus on the political work of Black women during the modern Civil Rights Movement, this talk highlights the local, national, and transnational efforts of women who organized Black working-poor people during the tumultuous years of the Great Depression.... Read more about WAPPP Seminar Series: Building a Movement: Black Women Organizing in the (Global) South
Catherine Reyes-Housholder | Assistant Professor at the Instituto de Ciencia Política of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
The presidency stands out as one of the most powerful and male-dominated political offices in the world. How do women democratically win presidential elections? Women in Latin America triumphed seven times from 2006-14 by running as candidates of incumbent parties or running for re-election themselves, feats that defy conventional wisdom on gender and executive politics.
Mona Lena Krook | Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Women and Politics Ph.D. Program at Rutgers University
Women have made significant inroads into politics in recent years, but in many parts of the world, their increased engagement has spurred physical attacks, intimidation, and harassment. In the first comprehensive account of this phenomenon, Krook explores how women came to give these experiences a name: violence against women in politics.... Read more about WAPPP Seminar Series: Violence against Women in Politics