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Women’s Day was a smashing success! To see photos from this years event please click here.

Our theme this year is:

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What is intersectional feminism? “The view that women experience oppression in varying configurations and in varying degrees of intensity. Cultural patterns of oppression are not only interrelated, but are bound together and influenced by the intersectional systems of society. Examples of this include race, gender, class, ability, and ethnicity.” – Kimberlé Crenshaw

What this means in more general terms is that there is no one-size-fits-all type of feminism because women’s experiences vary greatly. As one example, black women face both sexism and racism in their lives while white women do not. What does this mean in our efforts to secure women’s rights? How do we make sure the women’s movement includes the experiences of ALL women?

March 9, 2016

9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

LOCATION UPDATE: The entire event will take place in the Old Judiciary Room on the 3rd floor of the State Capitol building. Please park in the Legislative Office Building garage and then walk through the underground tunnel to the Capitol building. Take the elevators to your right after coming up the escalator. Allow yourself extra time to find parking and locate the room.

Event to be Held in the Old Judiciary Room of the State Capitol

Parking: Please arrive as early as possible to find parking. There is another event happening the same morning so parking may be challenging. You can try the Legislative Office Building Garage, 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106 or you may be able to find street (metered) parking around the Capitol building. Additionally, we put together a map of parking lots and parking garages in the area.

Schedule:

9:30-10:00 a.m. – Coffee & Registration

10-10:30 a.m. – Opening Remarks

10:30-11 a.m. – Young Women Rising Essay Contest Presentation

11 a.m.-12 p.m. – Main Event Featuring Keynote Presentation from SisterSong

12:00-12:30 p.m – Break

12:30 – 2 p.m. – Lunch with Discussion Moderated by SisterSong (Registration for lunch is now closed)

More about SisterSong: SisterSong’s mission is to strengthen and amplify the collective voices of indigenous women and women of color to achieve reproductive justice by eradicating reproductive oppression and securing human rights. On Women’s Day we will be joined by Monica Raye Simpson and Reia Chapman, pictured below.

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Additional links about intersectional feminism:

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