Political Empowerment

2021 Apr 15

WAPPP Seminar Series: Building a Movement: Black Women Organizing in the (Global) South

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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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

2021 Apr 01

WAPPP Seminar Series: How Women Win the (Latin American) Presidency

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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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.

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2021 Mar 25

WAPPP Seminar Series: Sister Style: The Politics of Appearance for Black Women Political Elites

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Nadia E. Brown | Associate Professor and University Faculty Scholar of Political Science and African American Studies at Purdue University

Although the United States has witnessed an increase in the number of Black women elected officials, little is known about the impact of these candidates’ race-gender identity on their campaigns and elections. Black women’s appearances impact electoral politics and the political experiences of Black women office seekers.... Read more about WAPPP Seminar Series: Sister Style: The Politics of Appearance for Black Women Political Elites

2021 Jan 25

Beyond White Feminism: Not ‘Healing’ the US Back to an Anti-Feminist Future

1:00pm to 2:00pm

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In the wake of the 2020 Presidential Election and the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a growing narrative about “healing” the country and “getting back to normal.” For women and other marginalized genders, specifically, going “back to normal” means exploitative labor, poor wages, and lack of paid and/or subsidized parental leave and childcare among other issues. These issues affect women of color, queer women, disabled women, immigrant women, as well as gender nonconforming people disproportionately and are a barrier to equity and opportunity for all.... Read more about Beyond White Feminism: Not ‘Healing’ the US Back to an Anti-Feminist Future

2021 Feb 11

Black Voters Matter: A Post-Election Conversation with LaTosha Brown

4:30pm to 6:30pm

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Join the Women and Public Policy Program, the Center for Public Leadership, and the Warren Center for a post-election conversation with LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund and co-founder of the Southern Black Girls Consortium.

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2021 Feb 18

WAPPP Seminar Series: Over the Rainbow? The Road to LGBTI Inclusion

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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The recording of this seminar session is available on the WAPPP YouTube channel.  

Monika Queisser | Senior Counsellor to the Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate and the Head of Social Policy Division at the OECD

Marie-Anne Valfort | Professor at the Paris School of Economics and at Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University

This seminar aims to provide unique insights on achievements, remaining challenges and the way forward to ensure equal treatment of LGBTI people. Monika Queisser and Marie-Anne Valfort will present the OECD latest report on LGBTI inclusion entitled “Over the Rainbow? The Road to LGBTI Inclusion”.... Read more about WAPPP Seminar Series: Over the Rainbow? The Road to LGBTI Inclusion

2021 Feb 11

WAPPP Seminar Series: A Century of Votes for Women

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Christina Wolbrecht | Director of the Rooney Center for the Study of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame

How have American women voted in the first 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment? How have popular understandings of women as voters both persisted and changed over time, and with what consequences?... Read more about WAPPP Seminar Series: A Century of Votes for Women

2021 Feb 04

WAPPP Seminar Series: The State of Women’s Participation and Empowerment: New Challenges to Gender Equality

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Pippa Norris | Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics

This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995). It is therefore timely to take stock of the overarching picture of the state of women’s participation and empowerment in public life.... Read more about WAPPP Seminar Series: The State of Women’s Participation and Empowerment: New Challenges to Gender Equality

2020 Oct 28

Voting, Activism, and Art

7:00pm to 8:00pm

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The 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and the upcoming presidential election have brought voting rights to the forefront of American politics in 2020 and have prompted important questions about legacies of disenfranchisement, especially for people of color in the United States.

Inspired by the Long 19th Amendment Project, spearheaded by the Schlesinger Library at Harvard’s...

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Sana, Amal El. “Managing the tensions between service and advocacy: The case of the AJEEC Social Change Service Organization, Naqab, Israel”. International Journal of Social Welfare (2020): , 1-14. Web. Publisher's VersionAbstract
The tension between providing services to marginalized groups and organizing them for advocacy to challenge power structures is a fundamental dilemma for Social Change Service Organizations (SCSO). This dilemma exists in many civil society organizations, especially those that work with indigenous communities, such as the Bedouin in Israel, where providing immediate services and advocating for policy change are crucial. Literature shows the tensions that arise from combining service provision and advocacy. However, there are very few studies showing how these organizations manage and overcome these tensions sustainably. The present study is an exploratory case study using the AJEEC (Arab‐Jewish Center for Empowerment, Equality, and Cooperation) in the Naqab as an instrumental single case. It provides an in‐depth understanding of the tensions AJEEC is facing and reveals AJEEC’s unique approach and strategies for managing these tensions effectively and sustainably within the social, political, and cultural contexts. It presents implications for research, policy, and practice.

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