March 27 - 29, 2014
The ebb and flow: navigating the changing landscapes of feminism
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington was proud to host on their campus the SEWSA 2014: The Ebb and Flow: Navigating the Changing Landscapes of Feminism.
The past few years marked the anniversary of a number of landmark moments, publications and legislation crucial to feminism, including the passage of Roe v. Wade, the publication of The Feminine Mystique and The Bell Jar, and the legalization of birth control. What potential do we have for new creation when we revisit historical, cultural, and physical space? SEWSA 2014 provided a forum to analyze, discuss, and represent diverse histories, theories, and actions that revisit and reexamine feminisms. The conference invited conversations surrounding The Ebb and Flow: Navigating the Changing Landscapes of Feminism that were transformative in the interdisciplinary study of women, gender, and sexuality. The conference fostered a vigorous, open and inclusive dialogue about different avenues to change and transformation. Reflections on changes in feminisms, and all forms of political action, from rage to compromise, were featured.