Winthrop to host 3-day Southeastern women’s conference

More than 250 women will convene at Winthrop University from Thursday through Saturday for the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Conference.

The focus of the 40th anniversary event is “Intersectionality in the New Millennium: An Assessment of Culture, Power, and Society.” Intersectionality is the study of race, gender, class and sexuality politics and their impact on public policy.

The conference is sponsored by Winthrop’s women’s and gender studies program of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Keynote speaker on Thursday will be Ange-Marie Hancock, an author and associate professor of political science and gender studies at the University of Southern California, who will talk about her book, “Intersectionality: An Intellectual History.”

Rose Hamid of Charlotte will talk Saturday on “Muslim Women’s Rights in Intersectional Perspective.” Hamid, president of Muslim Women of the Carolinas, was removed from a Donald Trump rally at Winthrop Coliseum in January.

A Saturday lunch session on “Indigenous Rights, Gender, and PostColoniality” will feature Catawba Indian Nation Chief Bill Harris and female leaders from the York County tribe and the Catawba Cultural Preservation Project.

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