On April 11 and 12, 2019, the University at Buffalo's Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy and the College of Arts and Sciences will host the conference “From Protest to Politics: Women’s Movements and Strengthening Democracies.” For the last sixty years, there has been a consistent pattern of the growth of democratic governments produced by engaged citizens working together in social movements. Often led by diverse women, these social movements won the expansion of civil rights, political participation, and new laws to ensure equality. However, we now face a global rise in authoritarian politics and a rising concern over the future of liberal democracies. The conference brings together scholars to analyze the current moment.
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Schedule for Thursday, April 11:
North Campus, 509 O'Brian Hall
6:00pm: Building Women's Movements/Women in Movements Locally: Radical Coalitions in Buffalo
Schedule for Friday, April 12:
South Campus, 105 Harriman Hall
9:30am: Opening Remarks, Gwynn Thomas, Conference Organizer
10:00am-12:00pm: Panel 1, Radical Coalitions and New Models of Politics: Lessons from Intersectional Movements
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch (provided for all participants)
1:00-3:00pm: Panel 2, Organizing in/through/from Marginalized Locations: Trade Unions, Rural Agricultural Coops, and the Rust Belt
3:00pm: Coffee Break
3:30-5:30pm: Panel 3, Women's Movements and Protecting and Promoting Democracy: Lessons from a Global Perspective
5:30pm: Closing Remarks, Gwynn Thomas