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Beyond Critique: An Introduction

April 7, 2014

Susannah Bartlow, Stephanie Gilmore, and Duchess Harris We envision this forum as a way to map that terrain beyond critique in the means and moment we share.  We hope to build authentic dialogue and connections among the many people practicing feminism on this rich ground; to respect difference and difficulty as sacred, not as...
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TFW’s Sikivu Hutchinson and Aishah Shahidah Simmons Partner to Address Sexual Violence with Youth in South Los Angeles

March 10, 2014
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On Friday, March 7, 2014, TFW Associate Editor Aishah Shahidah Simmons gave a presentation on the importance of naming and ending sexual violence with approximately 50 African-American and Latino students from Washington Prep High School  and Duke Ellington Continuation School’s Women of Color in the U.S. class  in South Los Angeles. This International Women’s Day...
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TFW’s Heidi R. Lewis Interviews Zadie Smith

March 3, 2014
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TFW Associate Editor Heidi R. Lewis interviews author Zadie Smith for the Colorado College 2014 MacLean Symposium on Globalization, Literature, and Culture.
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February 26, 2014

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TFW’s Tanisha C. Ford and Mecca Jamilah Sullivan at Critical Feminist Thought and the African Diaspora

February 22, 2014

 Join TFW Associate Editor Mecca Jamilah Sullivan and Contributing Editor Tanisha C. Ford at the Critical Feminist Thought and the African Diaspora Symposium at UMass Amherst, Friday, February 28th. With this event, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at UMass Amherst commemorates its 40th anniversary. It will bring together a group of scholars working at the intersections of...
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TFW at Black Women’s Blueprint’s Fourth Annual Mother Tongue Monologues

February 10, 2014
Darnell L. Moore, First Lady of New York Chirlane McCray, and Aishah Shahidah Simmons at Mother Tongue Monologues 2014

On Saturday, February 8, 2014, Black Women’s Blueprint hosted their Fourth Annual Mother Tongue Monologues for Truth Bearing Women, for Emerging Sons, and Other Keepers of the Flame in the Iris and B. Cantor Auditorium at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. This year’s honorees were Barbara Smith – veteran Black feminist, Activist, Independent...
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TFW’s Co-Founder Tamura A. Lomax, to Speak at Barnard College

February 8, 2014
Transnational Feminist Practices

TFW Co-Founder and Managing Editor Tamura Lomax will be speaking at the Locations of Learning: Transnational Feminist Practices conference hosted by the Barnard College Center for Research on Women on Saturday, February 22. Tamura and will be discussing “Digital Engagement in Transnational Feminisms” with Mahboubeh Abbasgholizadeh (ZananTV) and Catherine Sameh (moderator) in order to examine “how online engagement impacts...
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TFW on The Cultural Impact of Kanye West

February 7, 2014
The Cultural Impact of Kanye West

This March, Palgrave MacMillan will publish The Cultural Impact of Kanye West (edited by Julius Bailey), which features “An Examination of the Kanye West Higher Education Trilogy” by Heidi R. Lewis, TFW Associate Editor and Assistant Professor of Feminist & Gender Studies at Colorado College, and “You got Kanyed: Seen But Not Heard” by David J. Leonard, TFW Associate...
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TFW at Scripps College

February 1, 2014
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Feminists We Love: Tynesha and Thenjiwe McHarris

January 31, 2014
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By: Aimee Meredith Cox and Darnell L. Moore An encounter with Tynesha and Thenjiwe McHarris is like experiencing the commanding and luminous presence of spirit, a double portion–that sense of metaphysical connection that escapes our understanding. One gives the other a look and without having uttered a word they would have communicated senses of...
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