20th Anniversary | Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies

January 16, 2018 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm America/Toronto Timezone
305 Founders College
York University
91 Ottawa Rd, North York, ON M3J 1P3


The School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies invites you to Feminist Times, Feminist Futures, a series of events celebrating its 20th Anniversary

Embracing Intersectionality

with Dr. Sirma Bilge (University of Montreal) and two spoken word artists, Andrea Thomson and Kanwal Rahim, curated by Ilene Sova

This experimental academic-cultural performance will focus on Dr. Bilge’s new book, Intersectionality, co-authored with Patricia Hill-Collins (Polity Press).

Sirma Bilge is a Professor of Sociology whose work engages with the intersections of social formations of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class and examines how notions of of national/ethnic sameness and otherness articulate themselves through gender and sexual regulation.

A daughter of the Indus River and the Sindhu people, Kanwal Rahim weaves dance, storytelling and humour into her artistic expressions and performances. She explores new body wisdom practices and healing traditions to deepen awareness and connection, while honouring the integrity of the body.

Andrea Thompson is a writer and educator who has performed her poetry across the country for over twenty years. She is the author of the novel 'Over Our Heads' and co-editor of 'Other Tongues: Mixed Race Women Speak Out.'

Co-Sponsored by: the Office of the Vice-President Academic and Provost, LA&PS Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, the Office of the Principal of Glendon, the Department of Humanities and the Centre for Feminist Research.

Book copies available at the event (20% student discount)

GSWS 20th Anniversary Poster | 2018-01-08