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TFW’s Heidi R. Lewis on Bitch Media’s “Propaganda”

January 8, 2015
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What are young feminists excited about today? On this episode, we head back to school, talking with students around the country about what feminism looks like on their campuses. The first half of this show explores feminism inside and outside of the classroom, then we have three stories revolving around how colleges respond to...
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TFW’s Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Alexis Pauline Gumbs Honor Audre Lorde in Feminist Studies

November 29, 2014
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TFW's Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Alexis Pauline Gumbs honor Black Lesbian Feminist Mother Warrior Poet Audre Lorde in the 80th anniversary year of her birth in Feminist Studies, along with Lyndon K. Gill and Dagmar Schultz.
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TFW at the Upcoming National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference

November 11, 2014
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Several members of The Feminist Wire will be in San Juan, PR for the National Women's Studies Association annual conference this November! Will you? If so, please consider adding our presentations to your personal schedule and checking us out! Additionally, if you're presenting, let us know in the comments, and we'll do our best...
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TFW’s Darnell L. Moore and Aishah Shahidah Simmons Present at “Are The Gods Afraid of Black Sexuality?” Conference

October 20, 2014
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On Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 10:30AM through Friday, October 24, 2014 at 6:15PM, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) at Columbia University will convene “Are the Gods Afraid of Black Sexuality?  Religion and the Burdens of Black Sexual Politics,” a national conference. TFW’s Managing Co-Editor Darnell L. Moore and Associate Editor...
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TFW’s Heather Laine Talley Releases Saving Face: Disfigurement and the Politics of Appearance

October 16, 2014
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  Saving Face: Disfigurement and the Politics of Appearance By Heather Laine Talley In the twenty-first century, appearance matters seemingly more than ever before. At the same time that “looking good” drives cosmetic surgery consumption, the threat of looking different inspires biomedical interventions too. Saving Face explores a wide-range of surgical interventions—from reconstructive surgery on...
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TFW’s Mecca Jamilah Sullivan reads at All About Skin celebration of women writers of color

October 4, 2014
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    Saturday, October 25th, 2014 5:00-7:30pm at La Casa Azul Bookstore 143 E 103rd St, New York, NY 10029           TFW Associate Editor for Arts & Culture, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, joins noted fiction writers Chinelo Okparanta, Jacqueline Bishop, Glendaliz Camacho, Ari Arsendorf, and Ivelisse Rodriguez at the New York City launch celebration for All...
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TFW’s Sikivu Hutchinson & Andrea Plaid at Atheists of Color “Moving Social Justice” Conference

September 20, 2014
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On October 11-12, the People of Color Beyond Faith network and Black Skeptics Group will host the first annual “Moving Social Justice” conference at the Center for Inquiry, Los Angeles.  The conference will feature panel discussions on race, intersectionality and atheism; prison pipelining and youth leadership; feminism(s) of color; confronting homophobia and transphobia in...
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TFW’s Heidi R. Lewis Discusses Beyonce’s Feminism on NPR

May 16, 2014
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Beyoncé was recently on the cover of Time as one of the 100 most influential people. In response, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg writes, “She raises her voice both on- and offstage to urge women to be independent and lead.” However, Bill O’Reilly of Fox News said last month that for young girls, what Beyoncé does could...
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TFW’s Aishah Shahidah Simmons participated in Philly Rally to #BringBackOurGirls

May 11, 2014
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On Saturday, May 3, 2014, documentary filmmaker and TFW Associate Editor Aishah Shahidah Simmons participated in the “Rock A Gele For Our Girls” Rally held in Philadelphia in support of efforts to rescue and safely return the 234-276 girls who were abducted in northern Nigeria three weeks ago. In approximately 48-hours, Activist and Cultural Organizer Tarana...
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TFW’s Heidi R. Lewis to Teach in Berlin

May 7, 2014
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This summer, TFW Associate Editor Heidi R. Lewis will be teaching a course in Berlin on Afro-German Women, Feminism and Berlin.
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